2020 Coaching Accreditation

SANFL, together with the AFL, provides extensive support and development for footy coaches at all levels.

Coach.AFL provides all coaches across the country with a suite of education, training and resources. This is through a compulsory annual accreditation model linked to coach accreditation, coaches will need to be a CoachAFL member to have a valid coaching accreditation, no matter of their accreditation level.

The minimum coach accreditation level is an online entry level ‘Foundation Coach’ accreditation (replaced the previous level 1), which can be accessed below

Level 2 Accreditation

The Level 2 coach accreditation consists of a 1 day face-to-face and a post course self-reflection task that is to be completed during the season you are coaching. It is designed for coaches who have coaching roles in either youth or senior age groups during the year of completing the course.

Registrations for Level 2 Coaching Courses in South Australia are now open with the SANFL confirming details of courses for coaches coaching a youth (U12-U18) or senior team.

Metro Courses

Dates Venue Time
Senior Course - Saturday 8th February Titanium Arena, 44a Crittenden Rd, Findon 8:15am – 6:00pm
Youth Course - Saturday 15th February Titanium Arena, 44a Crittenden Rd, Findon 8:15am – 6:00pm

Regional course

Date Venue Time
Youth/Senior Course - Saturday 29 February Mount Gambier High School 8:15am – 6:00pm

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to enrol in the Level 2 Accreditation Course coaches must:

Have already completed their Level 1 or Foundation (new Level 1) coaching accreditation


In 2020, hold a coaching role (head coach or assistant) with either a youth (U12-U18) or senior team

Accreditation Requirements

  1. Pay the $250.00 registration fee
  2. Attend all sessions at the 1 day face to face workshop
  3. Complete all post and pre course assessment requirements

Topics include

  • Delivering Effective Training Sessions
  • Coaching Philosophy
  • Building Relationships
  • Developing Culture
  • Strategies & Tactics
  • Game Day Coaching
  • Reflective Practice

To register for a Level 2 Coaching Course, click on the link below, pay the $250 course fee and sign-up to your preferred session:

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