WHAT IS PAV?
The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) and Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) require Pupil Activity Validation (PAV) certifications for ALL individuals who will direct, supervise or coach a student activity program that involves athletics, routine/regular physical activity or activities with health and safety considerations. This applies to both paid and volunteer positions. Coaches will learn about emergency management, injury management, heat illness, concussion, spinal injury care, sudden cardiac arrest, diabetes, asthma, drugs and much more!
How CAN SPORTSMEDISCUSSION HELP?
Our SportsMEDiscussion PAV coaching seminars will give you the most updated sports medicine information in an informal and unique way. Our goal is to give you this information to allow your coaching staff to prepare your athletes to compete at their highest level WHILE doing in in a safe manner. Our workshops will provide hands-on opportunities and access to state-of-the-art products to enhance your athlete’s performance and safety.
We realize that you coaches are required to do many things to enjoy the privilege of coaching our youth athletes, and we strive to continually provide exceptional workshops so that you can get the most out of your two hour commitment to our PAV seminars.
In addition to the coaching (pupil activity) validation – three year, there are two new coaching permits (four-year or five-year) available to certain teachers and administrators who hold specific types of educator licenses.
1) A three-year permit if you hold:
a) No other educator credential;
b) An educator credential other than one of those listed under B. or C.
2) A four-year permit if you hold:
a) Either a four-year resident educator license; or
b) A four-year alternative resident educator license.
3) A five-year permit if you hold:
4) Either a five-year professional license;
5) Five-year senior professional license; or
6) Five-year lead professional license.