Training & Certification for Football Coach

In order to become a football instructor/coach, specific training is required. At minimum, individuals will need to have a bachelor’s degree in fitness or a related field such as exercise and sports science, physiology, kinesiology, nutrition and fitness, physical education, or sports medicine. For those wishing to teach specifically within a school, a teaching degree may also be beneficial. While it is possible to be hired within a high school without a teaching degree, it is highly recommended. Those wishing to become a talent scout will typically have a fitness degree as well as a second degree in sports management. It is also essential for football coaches of all levels to be trained in both first aid and CPR, be a minimum of 18 year of age.

Some states require individuals to undertake the Coaching Education Program to become both certified and registered as a coach. It is also important to research individual state requirements.

Browse Football Coach Training Programs:

Prince George’s County Boys and Girls Club, Inc.

Prince George's County Boys and Girls Club, Inc. Overview Learn core coaching skills and how to build player fundamentals in Usa ...
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Youth Football and Cheer Federation

Youth Football and Cheer Federation Overview All football coaches must complete the Heads Up Certification process as provided by USA Football ...
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Football Development

Football Development Overview New and revamped programs to help you develop the whole athlete based on their age and stage ...
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Pop Warner

Pop Warner Overview The goal at Pop Warner is to ensure coaches are certified by USA Football to teach proper blocking ...
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National Federation of State High School Associations

National Federation of State High School Associations Overview The Coaching Football program developed by USA Football in partnership with the NFHS, ...
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Broncos Flag Football

Broncos Flag Football Overview USA Football’s Level 1 Flag Football Certified Coaching Education courses serve as the entry point for all ...
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United States Sports Academy

United States Sports Academy Overview This course is a study of the science and art of coaching football. All phases of ...
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Alaska School Activities Association

Alaska School Activities Association Overview The Alaska Coaches Education Program is required for all high school athletic coaches who have direct ...
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USA Football

USA Football Overview Youth coaches can find a new and revamped certification experience, plus guides, resources and videos to help teach ...
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