BAFCA Adjusted Coach Education Provision 2020

BAFCA Adjusted Coach Education Provision 2020

The British American Football Coaches Association continue to work closely with USA Football.  As part of the partnership BAFCA will be using the NEW USA Football Coach Certification online course.  To support the upgrading of Pre-2016 qualifications, provide an opportunity through Lockdown to develop a Provisional BAFCA Level 1 Certification and to promote the new course as a CPD opportunity.

The NEW 2020 USA Football Coach Certification offers coaches a streamlined path to certification while providing even more resources and information, in support of every game-type they coach.

This year, new and revamped coach resources will help you develop the whole athlete based on your athletes’ age and stage of development.

We encourage all of our members to get certified now so you can access comprehensive materials to help you enhance fundamentals, teach more efficiently and make your team better.

BAFCA President Wayne Hill stated, “The course content has been completely revamped and is a lot more in-depth than the previous course.  The Coaching 101 section really allowed me to reflect on how I coach.  Plus, the interactive nature of the course and the concussion awareness section really brings an online course to life.  The course auto saves so this enables you to complete the 5 to 6 hours in a time that is suitable for you.”

BAFCA are laying out the following criteria for its members completing the course:


Pre 2016 BAFCA Level 1 Coaches who have yet to upgrade their qualification.  Coaches will have until 31st July 2020 to complete their qualification.  If not completed and uploaded to their Go Membership coaches will have to undertake a Face to Face Level 1 qualification when they resume in 2021.

New or Prospective Coaches wishing to undertake their BAFCA Level 1 qualification.  Coaches will be able to complete the NEW 2020 USA Football Coach Certification online as well as a Level 1 Child Protection course (via UK Coaching or EduCare).  Once these are uploaded onto their Go Membership, we will be awarding a Provisional BAFCA Level 1 Qualification.  Upon the easing of restrictions these coaches will be invited to a ½ BAFCA CPD clinic which will include a practical assessment.

Coaches wishing to achieve additional CPD points.  By completing the NEW 2020 USA Football Coach Certification online and uploading certificate to Go Membership profile you will be awarded 10 CPD points.

Coaches wishing to undertake their Level 2 Qualification upon the easing of restrictions.  BAFCA suggest that you complete the pre course requirements which include:

  • NEW 2020 USA Football Coach Certification
  • TEAM USA Foundations of Coaching Course
  • + Highly recommended a Level 1 Child Protection course (via UK Coaching or EduCare).

Coaches wishing to undertake their Flag Level 1 qualification.  BAFCA are currently working with USA Football on offering additional Flag Resources to accompany the NEW 2020 USA Football Coach Certification.  We are hoping between BAFCA and USA Football we will have these by the end of June.  However, as part of this qualification coaches who wish to only coach Flag Football are advised to take the Non-Contact Coach Pathway on the USA Football Coach Certification.

Coaches are reminded that they MUST set up a USA Football Account and link it to BAFCA

You can do this by following the below steps:

Click the following link to create your account:

Please remember DOB information is US format MM/DD/YYYY

When you are promoted to associate to an organisation please search for BAFCA or British American Football Coaches Association.  Coaches who purchase or complete their youth certification will gain access to more resources than ever before.  By the time a coach completes their certification, they will receive access to:

  • Player Progression Guide
  • Practice Plans
  • Digital Materials & Videos
  • Coaches Mobile App

Find the right football drills, share your practice plan and setup your schedule with USA Football’s Coach Planner. Get unlocked Coach Certification.

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