Coaching Pathway

Football Federation SA is committed to providing a clear pathway and effective development opportunities for those involved in the sport as a Coach.

Below is a full video of a session at the 2016 FFSA Coaching Conference held in November.

 

The minimum standard of Coaching Certificate or Licence required at the varying levels of the sport in South Australia for 2017 is as follows:

2017 Mandatory Coaching Accreditations:

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Technical Director: Minimum of FFA/AFC B-Licence
First Team Coach: Minimum of FFA/AFC B-Licence
Reserve Team Coach: Minimum of FFA/AFC C-Licence
Under 18’s Coach: Minimum of FFA/AFC C-Licence
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
Reserve Team Coach: Senior Licence
Under 18’s Coach: Senior Licence
All Assistant Coaches: Senior Licence
Under 13-17 Coach: Game Training Certificate

The minimum required level of Certificate to Coach at the Aldi Australia MiniRoos for all divisions is a Skill Training Certificate.

Advanced Coaching Licence Revalidation

The information in this document takes effect from January 1st, 2014, and supersedes all prior documents.

Overview

FFA Advanced Coaching Licences are valid (accredited) for four consecutive years.

During this four year period, coaches are required to gain 100 points of “Continued Professional Development” to have their licence revalidated for a further four years.

If at the end of the four-year accreditation period the coach has not accumulated the required number of points or attended the next level of Advanced licence, their current Advanced licence will no longer be valid and the coach will then be considered to have no current accreditation.

If a licence is not currently valid, the coach can regain their accredited status by completing 100 points of “Continued Professional Development”. As soon as 100 points have been gained, a coach’s licence will be deemed to be valid.

Revalidation

Revalidation Points Table

Coaches are required to gain 100 points over the four year period that their licence is accredited for. Points can only be gained in the following ways:

Attending an Advanced FFA course

 

100 points
Attending the National Football Curriculum Refresher Course (NFCRC)

 

100 points
Attending an FFA/State coaching conference

 

50 points
Attendance at a minimum of

5 approved workshops

 

50 points