New coaches in 2021 are to take the Coaching Youth Football: The AYF Way 3E online course for certification in 2021. The course is now available.
Returning football coaches in 2021 will take the new edition of the recertification course. The recertification course for 2021 is now available.
* Football coaches must complete the introductory football course prior to taking the recertification course.
New cheer coaches in 2021 are to take the Coaching Youth Cheerleading: The AYC Way 2E online course for certification in 2021. The course is available now.
Returning cheer coaches in 2021 will take the new edition of the recertification course. The recertification course for 2021 is now available.
* Cheer coaches must complete the introductory cheer course prior to taking the recertification course.
Click here for a tutorial detailing the steps for purchasing a course. You will need a Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover card to make the purchase through the website.
The courses are web-based, with all content, reading material, animation, audio clips, quizzes, and test delivered electronically.
Coaches should expect to spend two to three hours going through the online course. Careful reading of the PDF book and other materials found within the course will require additional time (well spent!).
After successfully completing the course, coaches can print a certificate of completion directly from the site. However, we will not be mailing certificates.
Certification is valid for one year from the date of course completion. Coaches need to recertify each year to continue their professional development and certification. In 2021, returning football and cheer coaches will take the new recertification course, which will be available in May.
Click here for a detailed listing of technical requirements.
Many public libraries have computers with Internet access free of charge, and community centers often have computers available for public use. Some schools may even offer free access to the general public. Friends, relatives, and neighbors are also places to turn for Internet access. It’s simple—and often free—to set up an e-mail account through major Internet providers such as Google’s Gmail or Yahoo!.
A passing score is 80%. If you fail, you can retake the test for no additional charge. To access your retake, simply open your course, navigate to the Menu, and click on the “Course Test” text link.
You have one year to complete the course test from the date of purchase.
The beauty of online learning is that you do not need to take the course all in one sitting. You can come back to the course as many times as you wish to complete it. We recommend that, when you do log off, make a note of where you left off.
To continue your course, click on the “Take Course” tab from the home page, sign in using your email address and password, and enter the course. Once you are in the course, click the “Menu” option on the left hand side of the screen. The menu will expand to show all the chapters in the course. From there, click on the plus sign to the left of the unit you were working in to see a list of the sections in this unit. Click on the section you want to begin with.
Yes. To purchase a single course for someone else, make sure you sign in and register with the website under the coach’s name and email address. You will change the billing name and address to your own so that the charge for the purchase will be placed on your credit card. When the purchase is complete, the coach will receive an email with a link to their course.
For administrators wanting to purchase courses in bulk to distribute to coaches, go to the For Administrators tab to place your order.