Coach Resources

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

2021 Mandatory Coaching Accreditation’s:

National Premier League
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

Girls and Women Coaches

Technical Director: AFC C-Licence
Women's NPL: AFC C-Licence
Women's NPL Reserves: Senior Certificate
All Assistant Coaches: Senior Certificate
Women's SL: Senior Certificate
All Assistant Coaches: Senior Certificate
Community Women's: Senior Certificate
Under 13 – 17: Game Training Certificate
MiniRoos: Skill Training Certificate

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, 2018 and supersedes all prior documents. The changes have been implemented to ensure FFA meets the criteria mandated in the current AFC Coaching Convention.

Overview

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

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

If at the end of the three-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. As per the AFC Coaching Convention, if the coach fails to complete 100 points of CPD, within one year of their license expiring, they will lose their accreditation, and be required to complete the course again if they wish to retain their accreditation.

Revalidation

Revalidation Points Table

Coaches are required to gain 100 points over the three-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 | 30 Points

Attending an FFA/State Talent ID Course | 30 Points

Attend an FFA/State Coaching Workshop | 10 Points

Coaching Experience (Registered in PlayFootball and actively coaching a team) (per year) | 10 points

For more information of the FFA Licence Revalidation system click here