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COACH CERTIFICATION & EDUCATION

As coaches, we know our athletes come first. That's why about 100,000 coaches get certified annually. Step up to the standard and earn your USA Football Coach Certification today.

 

GET CERTIFIED

 
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WHY GET CERTIFIED?


By earning your youth coach certification, you're meeting the expectations of the players, parents and fellow coaches in your community.

 

You'll also get bonus resources like full access into our Coach Planner App, our Contact Manual and Player Progression Guide with hundreds of drills and step-by-step skill progressions, plus webinars on tactics and videos on ways to coach the age you're teaching.

“The biggest thing for me, the impact of USA Football on the youth level, is allowing parents to say, 'You know what? My children are being taught by someone who knows what they are doing.' The coach has been certified. He knows how to teach the game, so the kids can play the game the right way - a safer way.”

David Shaw
HEAD FOOTBALL COACH, STANFORD UNIVERSITY
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WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

 

Coaching the whole athlete is a pillar of the model. USA Football’s Youth Coach Certification embraces an age and game-type approach to learning football skills, athletic movements and abilities like thinking, feeling and behaving.

 
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MORE THAN JUST A COURSE

 

From educational videos to unlockable resources with drills and skills, youth coach certification makes sure you're equipped to coach the whole athlete both on and off the field.


HEALTH & SAFETY: HEAD, HEART, HEAT

 

Keeping kids playing and keeping kids healthy is important in any sport, not just football. The updated Health and Safety elements of the certification will ensure coaches receive targeted instruction on concussion awareness, injury prevention, hydration and procedures for cardiac events.


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ANTI-ABUSE & COACH 101

 

Protecting the well-being of our athletes is the most important thing we can do as coaches. This year’s certification will help you identify the signs of abuse and learn process and procedures for reporting it. In addition, understanding how to coach is critical. As such, the Coach 101 course has been fully updated.