USAFL Coaching Accreditation & Resources

USAFL Coaching Accreditation is available through www.Coach.AFL

There are two of the three levels of Coaching Accreditation available to USAFL caoches:

  • Foundation Course - open to all coaches, must be renewed each year to be valid
  • Level 2 Course - run on an as available, sign up basis facilitated by the AFL

The Foundation Course is FREE to USAFL Coaches again in 2023:

Level 2 AFL Coach Accreditation Course (trial in 2023)

  • Facilitated by the AFL
  • 3 key components;
    • Classroom theory (4 x ~2hr facilitated virtual sessions)
    • Practical assessments with feedback (by accredited coaching instructor/mentor)
    • Training, Game day
  • Self assessments and coaching workbook (with mentor feedback)
  • AFL Level 2 Requirements (Link Here)

2023 Trial Timeline

  • First of 4 virtual classroom sessions WC 17-April (date TBA)
  • Remaining 3 sessions May, June/July, Nov
  • Gameday observations held at Nationals in October
  • Participants - 9 USAFL coaches currently registered
  • Contact CA Portfolio lead Dave Bryant for more information or interest

USAFL Coaching Expectations in 2023

All club head coaches to complete/renew Foundation Coach Course and submit the accreditation certificate to your RVP or CA Portfolio lead: 

Coach AFL Learning & Resources

Once registered there are some excellent resources available via Play AFL:

  • My Learning - Additional learning modules to help build your coaching ability
  • CoachAFL Library - 100s of videos, podcasts, articles, documents to help your coaching journey
  • Rookie Me - Platform containing coaching strategies, drills and training plans 
  • ClubHelp Webinar Series - various coaching topics (register for access to recordings)
  • UMPIRE - Access to the Accreditation and Learning portal for Umpires
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