• Coaches 

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    Petaluma City Schools offers a wide variety of coaching opportunities, both paid and volunteer. All paid coaching vacancies are posted on EdJoin. Please visit EdJoin for coaching vacancies in our District. If you are interested in being a volunteer coach, please contact the Athletic Director at the school you would like to support. 


    The Process for Clearing New Paid Coaches includes fingerprints and specialized certifications, courses, and training. 


    The Process for Clearing Volunteer Coaches includes fingerprints and specialized certifications, courses and training.


    Effective July 1, 2017, the Eric Paredes Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act (Assembly Bill 1639 [2016], Maienschein, R-San Diego) expands health and safety standards for student athletes to include protocols for identifying symptoms of sudden cardiac arrest and for taking immediate action to remove the student from the athletic activity. Named for a California high school student athlete who died from sudden cardiac arrest at home, the Act provides that:

    • Coaches must complete, and retake every two years, a training course related to the nature and warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest. Beginning July 1, 2019, a coach who does not complete the required training will be subject to suspension from coaching until the training is completed.
    • Before a student participates in an athletic activity governed by the CIF, the student and parent/guardian must review and submit a signed information sheet provided by the CIF (available at www.cifstate.org/sports-medicine/sca/SCA_parent_review_form.pdf). If the athletic activity is not governed by the CIF, the student and parent/guardian must sign an acknowledgment that they have reviewed information on sudden cardiac arrest posted on the California Department of Education's website.
    • A student athlete must be removed from participation in an athletic activity if he or she passes out or faints, and must not be permitted to return to the activity until a health care provider evaluates the student and gives written clearance. If a coach or other staff members observe other symptoms such as seizures, unexplained shortness of breath, chest pains, dizziness, racing heart rate, or extreme fatigue, the student may be removed and the parent/guardians must be notified so they can determine whether to seek medical treatment.