As mentioned in the announcement of the 2020 Club Grant Program we will be continuing to encourage Coaches to gain a base level of qualification through the on-line USA Football courses. Clubs can qualify for a grant for each Team playing in competition where the Coach has passed their coaching qualification and has lodged the certificate with NZAFF through the Update Form.
We will not be requiring Coaches to create a video to qualify for level 1 CDP because we believe the initial focus should be on player safety and basics around coaching safe contact football.
Coaches who are keen to continue to develop can use the courses available on the USA Football site to continue their learning.
The courses that contact and Flag coaches need to pass as part of the Club Grant Program are:
• Flag - Youth Certification for Non-Contact Coaches.
• Contact - Heads Up Football High School Coach.
Optional courses are:
• Recommended for parents and others - Youth Football Parents 101 which is free.
There are modules within the Coaching courses that cover concussion. If clubs have members or parents that want to know more about concussion, then the CDC concussion course is free. The information is in the NZAFF Concussion Course Information document.
Details and links to information can be found on the Coach Development page of the NZAFF web site (here).