Be a Better Coach

Football coach certifications help expand your knowledge, so you can make your team better and safer.

You know how to coach. These football coach certification programs are here to help you do your job better. From flag to youth tackle to high school, USA Football certifications cover the most important health and safety issues for coaches at any level, including tackling, fundamentals and equipment fitting.



Whether you’re a veteran coach or it’s your first time on the sidelines, the Tackle certification is a great resource. It’ll let you step on the field armed with the knowledge and ability to develop good habits in your players and keep them safer. Key topics include concussion awareness, heat and hydration, tackling, and equipment fitting. And the Tackle certification meets the certification requirement for Heads Up Football youth leagues.



With certification created by the NFHS and USA Football, you can take your coaching education to the next level. It includes blocking, shoulder tackling, and equipment fitting, and features topics relevant to all sports: concussion recognition and response, heat emergency preparedness, and protocols for sudden cardiac arrest. The high school certification program is available on, where you can complete your state coaching requirements.



Make the most of your time with players, by making sure they know the fundamentals. Flag Certification supports your efforts with a focus on both the basics of the game, and safety on and off the field. Video-based tutorials with animated plays and quizzes clearly demonstrate proper technique and form — making it easy to transfer lessons to the practice field, and for coaches at all experience levels to connect with rookie and veteran players.

*Organizations enrolled in Heads Up Football receive a discount on certification fees. The discount will be applied at checkout when you identify your organization. Please contact your account representative if you have questions prior to purchasing certification.


These proven youth football and high school football coach certification programs are already making a huge impact in tackle and flag football teams across the country. Find out how you can use USA Football coach certification to improve the performance and safety of your players.


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