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Coaching is for everyone, whether you’re a seasoned player or the parent of a future footy star. You don’t need to be an expert, all you do need is a positive attitude and a community spirit.

Why become an AFL Coach?

Coaching is for everyone! You do not need to know every rule of Australian Football, or know every player that runs out on the MCG each week, all you do need is a positive and energetic attitude. If you are involved in your child's footy team, you can become a coach and learn more about our great game. If you have been involved in footy as a player, official or volunteer and you are wanting to become a coach then great, you can become a coach!
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What is a Coach?

The role of the coach plays a significant part in our game and directly impacts 1.5 million participants that play our sport! As a coach, you are able to teach, motivate and become a role model for those that look up to you. As a part of that, CoachAFL provides you with the support you need to not only make the experience enjoyable for our participants, but also as a coach!
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Foundation Coaching

The online Foundation Coaching courses are suitable for all levels including beginners. They replace the level 1 accreditation and cover junior, youth or senior coaching. Simply complete one of the 60-90 minute courses to become an accredited member of coachAFL.
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Auskick

All relevant information, content and resources for Auskick coaches is available at play.afl/auskick. It’s not a mandatory requirement for NAB AFL Auskick coaches to hold an AFL coaching accreditation or membership of CoachAFL, however for Auskick coaches who wish to become members of CoachAFL, the most relevant membership and accreditation is Foundation/Junior.
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Questions

Who can I contact to find out more information?

The best way to have any of your questions answered in regard to coachAFL is to use the ‘Get in Touch’ form located at the bottom of the Contact page. Once you complete the form, our Coaching Support Team will be in contact with you to ensure you are properly supported and get the help you need!

Do I need to be accredited if I am involved in Auskick?

All relevant information, content and resources for Auskick coaches is available at play.afl/auskick.  It’s not a mandatory requirement for NAB AFL Auskick coaches to hold an AFL coaching accreditation or membership of coachAFL, however for Auskick coaches who wish to become members of coachAFL, the most relevant membership and accreditation is Foundation Junior.

Do I need to be accredited if I am an assistant coach or I just help out from time to time?

CoachAFL requires anyone involved on match day should become an accredited member of CoachAFL. By completing one of our online Foundation courses you will have the knowledge and ability to have a greater influence on match day, and you will also be ready to coach in case you need to at any time!

Will my accreditation be nationally recognised?

Yes! CoachAFL accreditation is the National Accreditation standard and has been developed in conjunction with all state and territory affiliates.

Does my Foundation Coach accreditation allow me to coach any age group?

Your accreditation is based upon the age group you coach. If you end up coaching a different age group your accreditation will not be valid and you will be required to complete the relevant online Foundation Course for the playing group once you have become a member.

How can I access my accreditation certificate?

You can access your current accreditation certificate through your personalised profile page in the members area on the coachAFL. This can be found under the heading My Learning and by clicking on the link Record of Learning. From there, find and click on the relevant coaching accreditation and click on the Feedback and Certificate link to access a PDF of your accreditation. This pdf is downloadable to mobile and can be printed off at your convenience. If you are unsure, you can always ‘Get In Touch’ with our Coaching Support Team.

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