Coaches Certification

Youth Coach Certification

Coaches can access the certification by following the steps below. The cost is $15 per coach.

  • Go to USA Football Youth Certification
  • Click on "Get Certified"
  • Select Game Type
  • Insert credit card info
  • Click "Validate Price"
  • Click "Confirm & Purchase"
  • Start Certification


The full Youth Coach Certification is currently a three-hour course and will cover the topics below. The recertification will take 30-90 minutes, depending on what a coach completed last year.

  • Health and Safety
  • Abuse Prevention (every other year)
  • Foundations of Transformational Coaching
  • Foundations of Quality Coaching
  • Principles of Contact (for contact coaches only)