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Football Coaching Certification 

There are two pre-requisites courses for coaching football in Canada.

  • Making Headway in Football (Concussion Awareness) - Required for Tackle and Non-Contact Football

    • This courses are free and delivered online the the NCCP Locker

  • Safe Contact (How to Tackle) - Required for Tackle Football

    • This course is delivered ​in person or online through the BCPFA


 

Making Headway

The Making Head Way E-learning module is a requisite for tackle football in BC and throughout Canada. You can complete the model here: https://www.coach.ca/concussion-awareness-s16361 

To begin, you will require a NCCP#. If you have never taken an NCCP course and need a NCCP#, please register with The Locker.

 

Safe Contact 

This workshop is mandatory for coaching all ages of athletes who participate in tackle football. The goal of this module is to provide coaches with the tools required to create a safer environment for their athletes, while improving overall skill level.
 

Techniques and drills to teach safe contact will be highlighted, in addition to learning how to analyze and correct athletic performance

 

Upon completing this module coaches will be able to:

 

  • Address Fear of Contact

  • Teach Safe Tackling

  • Teach Safe Blocking

  • Teach Safe Contact for Ball Carriers

  • Analyze Performance

To begin, you will require a NCCP#. If you have never taken an NCCP course and need a NCCP#, please register with The Locker.

 

There are three coaching certification levels that help new and exiting coaches build on their coaching skills and knowledge:

  • Novice Coach

  • Introduction to Competition

  • Competition Development

Novice Coach

are three main coaching certification that help new and exiting coaches build on their coach knowledge:

Introduction to Competition

The are three main coaching certification that help new and exiting coaches build on their coach knowledge.

  • Intro to Competition - Positional Coach (more details HERE)

  • Intro to Competition - Coordinator (more details HERE​)

  • Intro to Competition - Head Coach (more details HERE​)

 

Competition Development

are three main coaching certification that help new and exiting coaches build on their coach knowledge. Click here for more information about Competition Development.

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