DEC Handbook - CCP
UIL Coaches Certification Program (CCP)
The Legislative Council approved the UIL Coaches Certification Program (CCP) that is required for coaches of grades 7-12.
The CCP includes information from the UIL Constitution and Contest Rules (C&CR) and incorporates a section devoted to ethics and sportsmanship to replace COPE.
The CCP also satisfies the state requirements for safety training and steroid education. The CCP, available on the UIL website, provides a single source for athletic coaches and trainers to understand UIL rules.
As required by Section 1208 of the UIL Constitution and Contest Rules, all coaches shall complete the Coaches Certification Program prior to their sports season.
Section 1208: ATHLETIC REGULATIONS
(h) UIL COACHES CERTIFICATION PROGRAM.
(1) All coaches shall annually complete the UIL Coaches Certification Program prescribed by the UIL prior to their sports season.
(2) The names of coaches who complete the UIL Coaches Certification Program will be kept on file by the school.
(i) MINIMUM PENALTY FOR MISCONDUCT.
(1) Automatic Minimum Penalty. Any coach who is ejected from a contest for unsportsmanlike conduct, or any football coach who is given two or more 15-yard unsportsmanlike penalties during a contest may accept an automatic penalty for their ejection or appeal the ejection. A coach who appeals their ejection is required to appear before the State Executive Committee. If the coach accepts their automatic penalty or their ejection is not overturned on appeal, the coach will be subject to:
(A) an automatic penalty of public reprimand (name will be published once in the Leaguer) and one year’s probation in the applicable sport;
(B) completing the National Federation of State High School Associations Fundamentals of Coaching Course; and
(C) completing the National Federation of State High School Associations Teaching and Modeling Behavior Course.
(2) Automatic Greater Penalty. If a coach so penalized has no proof of having completed the UIL Coaches Certification Program prior to the sports season, that coach shall also be automatically suspended from the next game/contest.
(3) Subsequent Violations. Any further ejection or accumulation of two 15-yard unsportsmanlike penalties during a football game, while on probation, will require the coach to appear before the State Executive Committee for consideration of penalty.
(4) Notification. Schools shall notify the UIL within three school days if a coach has been ejected from a game or received two 15-yard unsportsmanlike penalties.