Coach Footy

AFL Canada is built upon a foundation of passionate and skilled volunteers such as coaches and umpires that support our players from one end of the country to the other. 

We are always looking to welcome new members into this pool of committed individuals who are making a lasting impact on the game right here in Canada. AFL Canada is committed to developing coaches and providing opportunities for coaches to improve their skills.

AFL Canada Coaches Education Program:

AFL Canada is dedicated to ensuring all AFL Canada members across the country, from junior to senior, have access to the highest quality coaching available ensuring proper development, and safe sport.

AFL Canada’s coach education program is designed to be a professional development program for Australian Football coaches across Canada.

AFL Canada Members have access to AFL Coaching Courses for free! To start the certification process for the program, click the button below.

Online Foundation Course

AFL Canada, in partnership with Coach AFL, provides volunteer coaches with access to the online Foundation Coach course, free of charge. 

Become an Accredited AFL Canada Coach

To become an accredited AFL Canada Coach, candidates must be registered in the Coaches Program and provide the following certifications:

All requirements to register for the program are free of charge from the supplier.

What You Get

All accredited coaches across Canada will be provided with:

  • Official AFL Canada Coaches Board
  • Regular development opportunities including
  • Webinars
  • Coaching sessions
  • Access to AFL Canada’s high-performance coaching team.

Coaching Progression

Foundation Coach Junior: For individuals coaching at the Active Start, FUNdamentals, and Learn to Train stages.

Foundation Coach Youth: For individuals coaching at the Train to Train stage

Foundation Coach Senior (or AFL Youth/Senior or Level 2): For individuals coaching at the Train to Compete or Train to Win stages

AFL Coach Senior (Level 3): For individuals coaching at the Ultimate Performance stage

If you would like to get in touch with AFL Canada to discuss obtaining your accreditation or ask any questions related to coaching, email

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