Become a Flag Certified Coach

Learn basic football skills and how to properly teach flag techniques to your players.

Better Techniques Through Certification

Develop the skills of your players through USA Football’s Flag Certification. Learn how to coach five critical flag positions, gain understanding of important health and safety protocols, and access drills (19 in total) to help install basic techniques with your players.

TECHNICAL FOOTBALL CERTIFICATION COMPONENTS

COACHING TECHNIQUES

Learn techniques and strategies to help players master the skills at multiple positions.

Positions include:

  • Quarterback
  • Running Back
  • Wider Receiver
  • Center (Snapper)
  • Defense

DRILLS TO MASTER SKILLS

Discover drills that will help your players reach maximum potential on the field.

Drills include:

  • Directional Steps
  • Running Routes
  • Ball Security
  • Coverage Skills
  • and more!

IMPROVE PLAYER SAFETY, EQUIPMENT LIFESPAN, PLAYER MOVEMENT AND PRACTICE PLANNING

Concussion Recognition and Response

Education is the first step in concussion awareness and player protection.

Heat Preparedness and Hydration

Targeted instruction puts the emphasis on prevention, recognition and basic treatment of athletes with best practices for heat and hydration safety at all levels.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Learn how to quickly put procedures in place to react in case a cardiac event occurs.

Coaching 101

Learn the roles of coaches, the keys to communication and how to plan practices for skill development.

Flag Coaches

Learn core coaching skills and how to build better fundamentals with USA Football’s Flag Certification.

Inspire Participation and a Love For Football