How old do I need to be to become an accredited coach?

To become an accredited coach and member of coachAFL you need to be at least 16 years of age from January 1, 2022.

When will my accreditation expire?

Your membership, and therefore your coaching accreditation at CoachAFL will expire on December 31. After that you will be required to renew if you intend on coaching in 2023.

How long does accreditation last for?

Your membership, and therefore your coaching accreditation at CoachAFL will last for the entire year up until December 31. After that you will be required to renew if you intend on coaching in 2023.

How do I become an accredited coach?

Becoming a member of coachAFL is easy! Whether you are currently accredited, renewing your accreditation or you are a brand new coach, all you need to do is follow the steps on our ‘How Membership Works’ page. 

What is the difference between level 1 and Foundation accreditation?

At CoachAFL we have changed Level 1 accreditation to become Foundation Coaching. With this change, coaches are now able to become a Foundation Coach for the playing group they coach; Senior, Youth or Junior. When completing the online Foundation Course, coaches will complete a course tailored for the playing group they coach.

Who can I contact to find out more information?

The best way to have any of your questions answered in regards 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!

Can I become a member of coachAFL if I am a school teacher?

Absolutely! All you need is to be interested in coaching Australian Football to become a member. We want teachers to be well supported when they teach Australian Football in schools and becoming an accredited member is a great way to start! The benefits of membership apply equally to those coaching in the school environment.  

Do I need to be currently coaching to become a member of coachAFL?

No, although CoachAFL is tailored toward the active coach, it does not prevent those interested in pursuing a coaching role and benefiting from membership. If you are interested in becoming a coach, want to learn more about coaching or simply love Australian Football you are more than welcome to join!

Do I need to attend a face-to-face workshop in order to become a member of coachAFL?

We want to make it as accessible as possible for you to become a coach. It is NOT a requirement to attend a face-to-face workshop to become an accredited member of CoachAFL. Although it is not mandatory, we recommend you attend a face-to-face workshop to develop your coaching knowledge. For more information about this, contact our Coaching Support Team!

If I am involved in Auskick, do I need to become a member of coachAFL?

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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Phone: 1800 7529 235 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm AEST)

Email: coaching@afl.com.au or via the Contact Us form

 

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