Certification and Learning Center

USA Football offers a wide variety of professional development options. These include certification pathways as well as stand-alone courses to enhance your football knowledge and skills.

Pathway Information

After the successful completion of this Dual Coach Certification Learning Path,  you will be certified both as a USA Football Flag Football coach AND a Youth Tackle Football coach.  This certification is valid through December 31, 2019.   The Dual Coach Certification for 2019 includes the following sections: Concussion Recognition and Response Heat and Hydration Sudden Cardiac Arrest Practice Planning Coaching Kids Flag Skills Flag Rules and Equipment Equipment Fitting Levels of Contact Shoulder Tackling Blocking/Block Defeat Read More

After the successful completion of this Learning Path,  you will be certified as a USA Football Youth Tackle Football coach.  This certification is valid through December 31, 2019.   The Youth Tackle Football Coach Certification for 2019 includes the following sections: Concussion Recognition and Response Heat and Hydration Sudden Cardiac Arrest Practice Planning Coaching Kids Equipment Fitting Levels of Contact Shoulder Tackling Blocking/Block Defeat Read More

After the successful completion of this Learning Path,  you will be certified as a USA Football Flag Football coach.  This certification is valid through December 31, 2019.   The Flag Coach Certification for 2019 includes the following sections: Concussion Recognition and Response Heat and Hydration Sudden Cardiac Arrest Practice Planning Coaching Kids Flag Skills Flag Rules and Equipment   Read More

Whether starting as a new official, making the transition from the tackle game or bolstering your knowledge of the flag game, the USA Football flag football certification puts you in position to be at your best. Through the Fundamentals of Officiating and Mechanics of Officiating Flag Football courses, you will learn about philosophy, communication, positioning, pace and penalties along with concussion health and safety. Read More

Concussions are one of the most widely discussed but least understood issues among the millions of young athletes actively engaged in sports across the United States. We are proud to partner with TeachAids, a nonprofit leader in global education innovation, to distribute free state-of-the-art concussion education to the entire USA Football family. Read More

Prepare yourself to officiate the two most popular versions of the sport on the youth level – tackle and flag. This certification includes the Fundamentals of Officiating, Mechanics of Officiating Youth Tackle Football and Mechanics of Officiating Flag Football courses, teaching you philosophy, communication, positioning, pace and penalties along with concussion health and safety. Read More

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