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BAFCA & Sport Structures agree new partnership for coach education pathway

The British American Football Coaches Association (BAFCA) has entered into a partnership with Sport Structures for the development of BAFCA’s coach education pathway.

Sport Structures will support BAFCA in developing online content including a virtual classroom. This is an important step forward in the continued professionalisation of the sport, and to help inspire and develop new and existing coaches.

The streamlining of the coach education pathway has taken the theory part of the coaching courses out of the coaching course weekends, and made it separate to the practical sessions. Learners can now book onto the theory aspect of the course separately and do it at their own pace within the new online virtual learning platform that Sport Structures has created.

This has allowed BAFCA to further reduce the time needed to complete the Level 1 Coaching Course to half a day and the Level 2 to one day.

The theory has to be completed prior to booking onto the practical elements of the course.

Wayne Hill, President of BAFCA, said:

“With the support of Sport Structures and their new platform, we are now able to make the BAFCA coach education pathway much more accessible to both potential and existing coaches. The development of the system has also enabled a review of the BAFCA education curriculum and how this aligns with other Level 1, 2 and 3 coaching qualifications.

“This is an exciting opportunity to continue to support and develop our coaches in line with the sport’s growth and popularity.”

Courses will commence via the online learning platform from January 2020. For coaches wishing to access the BAFCA Level 1, 2 or 3 courses they can register their interest via the below link: