BAFCA & USA Football Partnership to Deliver Training Programmes to British Coaches
USA Football will lead the training of more than 1,000 football coaches across Britain in 2019. A member of the US Olympic Committee and the sport’s national governing body, USA Football will drive education for British American Football Coaches Association members, spanning school-based to adult programmes.
British coaches will receive USA Football in-person training and online course work. More than 10,000 US school districts and youth programmes combined, enrolled in USA Football-developed coach education this season, including nine of the country’s ten largest school districts.
“Our sports community is truly a global family,” said BAFCA President Wayne Hill. “We love the game as much as Americans do, and teaming up with USA Football is a historic point for the sport here. Much like in the States, what’s taught and played today is not your father’s gridiron — it’s done a lot smarter, but it is just as much fun. This partnership enables us to deliver a smarter, safer game for our athletes through coach education.”
Organized football is played on six continents spanning approximately seventy countries, a figure that has nearly doubled in the past ten years.