Coach Education is a key component of Football Australia’s Football Development Plan. Coaches at all levels play a crucial role in ensuring that football is an enjoyable experience for everyone, as well as laying the foundation for the development of better players.
As mandated in the AFC Coaching Convention, from 1st January 2019 all Football Australia Advanced Coaching Licences are valid (accredited) for three consecutive years. New Licenses will be issued for a three year period, and existing licenses will be revalidated for three years when re-validation is due. During this three year period, coaches are required to gain 100 points of “Continued Professional Development” to have their licence revalidated for a further three years.
FFA/AFC ‘B’ Licence; FFA recommends candidates practice coaching for a minimum of 1 year at an appropriate level after gaining the B Licence in order to gain suitable experience/self-evaluation. However, candidates can apply at any time if they feel their prior football experience adequately prepares them for the next level of learning.
Football Australia Coaching Hub Coach Development is a key component of Football Australia’s XI Principles. Coaches at all levels play a crucial role in ensuring that football is an enjoyable experience for everyone, as well as laying the foundation for the development of better players.
All Assistant Coaches: Minimum of FFA/AFC C-Licence Under 13-17 Coach: Minimum of Youth C-Licence. State League 1 Technical Director: Minimum of FFA/AFC C-Licence First Team Coach: Minimum of FFA/AFC C-Licence Reserve Team Coach: Senior Licence Under 18’s Coach: Senior Licence All Assistant Coaches: Senior Licence Under 13-17 Coach: Game Training Certificate. State League 2 First Team Coach: Senior Licence
It is the third step to become a professional coach and is for coaches who hold an accredited Football Australia/AFC ‘B’ License or recognised equivalent qualification. Professional Diploma The course revolves around four areas: Leading Self, Leading Others, Leading Culture, & The Business of Football. 20 day course (four 5 day modules) involving significant course, distance learning and post course tasks.
Applicants for a B license must be at least 18 years of age and "C" license held for a minimum of 12 months, unless granted a waiver due to coaching/playing experience or comparable licensing by another country. Applicants for an A license must be 21 years of age, and have held a "B" license certification for a minimum of one year. Absolutely no waivers will be considered for entrance into the course, per the USYSA.
UEFA endorses licences at C, B, A and Pro levels, with specialist qualifications also available at Youth B, Elite Youth A, Goalkeeper B, Goalkeeper A and Futsal B levels. These licences are issued...