|Q||I want to do a coaching course|
|A||Depending on your experience, there are 3 options available|
|Q||What are the minimum coaching requirements?|
|A||FFA has set minimum standards for coaches at national level and for national competitions and tournaments. Click here to download an information sheet on Minimum Coaching Requirements.
To find out more about what accreditation level you need, to coach in your State Competitions, contact your State Football Federation. Click here to download an information sheet on Minimum Coaching Requirements. To find out more about what accreditation level you need, to coach in your State Competitions, contact your State Football Federation.
|Q||Are there any exemptions to the requirements?|
|A||Community Coaching Courses – Exemptions are not given for these courses. Coaches must attend each course in its entirety to gain accreditation.
Advanced Coaching Courses – Exemptions are not given for these courses. Coaches must attend each course in its entirety to gain accreditation. Senior National Team players can apply for a ‘fast-track’, allowing them to complete the ‘C’ Licence Course and the ‘B’ Licence in the same year. Current or Ex-National Team Futsal Players who have played more than 10 International Futsal Matches will be accepted to attend the ‘Level 1’ Futsal Licence, without holding a ‘C’ Licence.
|Q||How do I enrol in these courses?|
|A||Click on the appropriate link below to enrol:|
|Q||Now that I am accreditated, whats next?|
|A||I’m an Accredited FFA Coach. How do I renew my accreditation?
FFA Community and Advanced Accreditations are valid for four consecutive years.
Finding a Coaching Job
Please do not contact FFA for coaching opportunities. We recommend that you send your Coaching CV to your State Football Federation. Most State Federation websites have sections for clubs to advertise ‘coaches wanted’. You may also wish to contact the State Associations directly and express interest.
Once you register as a coach with a Club or Association, you will be covered by that organisations’ Insurance Policy. You will need to confirm the extent of the insurance coverage and exactly what benefits flow from the policy.
|Q||How do I check my coaching level and update my details?|
|A||After completing a FFA coaching course you will receive a Coach ID number and password. You can use this ID to log in to the National Coaches System (NCS) and check your accreditation level and personal details. Whenever you change address, email or phone contacts please log into NCS and update these details as appropriate. Click here to log in to NCS. If you have forgotten your Coaching ID number or password, contact your State Football Federation to retrieve it.|
|Q||Coaching I/D Cards and Certificates?|
|A||For more information about Coach ID Cards and Certificates, click here
I haven’t received my ID Card?
The details on my ID Card are incorrect?
I lost my ID Card and need a new one?
I haven’t received my Certificate?
I passed an FFA Advanced Course and haven’t received an ID Card?
|Q||Information for clubs & Associations?|
|A||Organise a Community Coaching Course|
|Q||I want coaching resources and access to coaching events?|
|A||Based on feedback from national coaching conferences that coaches find it easier to attend a conference in their home state, FFA is taking a more proactive role in the delivery of State Coaching Conferences. This will include providing presentation content and, wherever possible, presenters.
Therefore, the number of points gained by attending a State Coaching Conference will increase to 50.
FFA may organise from time to time, at its discretion, a major National Coaching event. Attendance at such an event will gain 100 points.
To register your interest in a State Coaching Conference, contact your State Football Federation.
|Q||What is S2S – Your online coaching tool?|
|A||S2S (Secrets to Sports) – Your Online Coaching Tool was launched by FFA Coach Education in 2010.
Coaches who have completed a the Junior Football Licence, Youth Football Certificate I, or Senior Football Certifcate I course after 1 January 2010, will receive a free 12-month S2S Team Licence.
Visit au-football.s2s.net to explore the site.
If you have not been provided by the appropriate campaign code (required to register for free) contact your State Football Federation.
|Q||What resources was available?|
|A||For more information about resources, click here|
|Q||Is there any recognition for overseas coaching qualifications?|
|A||FFA recognises UEFA/AFC advanced coach accreditations – e.g. ‘B’ licence, etc – providing they are current. The application form should be read by coaches and completed per accreditation they are seeking FFA to recognise. Click here to download the FFA’s policy on Overseas Coaching Qualifications.|