(20 ILCS 3950/8)
Standards of accreditation.
The Governor's Council on Health and
Physical Fitness shall
establish, by rule, minimum standards for the accreditation of Coaches' Safety
Orientation and Training Skills Programs and Officials' Safety Orientation and
Training Skills Programs. The coaches' programs, at minimum, shall cover the
medical, legal, and first aid aspects of coaching; training and conditioning of
athletes; psychological aspects of coaching; and general coaching concepts.
The officials' programs, at a minimum, shall cover
the legal aspects of officiating; safety issues under the control of the
official; and the rules of the game. Programs accredited by the Governor's
Council on Health and Physical Fitness may be recognized by youth sports
programs and organizations, municipalities, park districts, insurance carriers,
and other organizations as acceptable standards for volunteer coaches and
(Source: P.A. 90-420, eff. 1-1-98.)