Youth and senior coaches will have their last chance before the season to get their accreditation, this weekend.
NEAFL coaches from Redland will lead the Youth-Senior Level 1 course atYeronga on Sunday, the last course of its kind in Brisbane until May.
The course is a chance for prospective coaches to gain their accreditation, or for current coaches to renew their existing accreditation.
A Level 1 Youth accreditation allows coaches to mentor club and school teams of teenagers, while senior accreditation applies to open age football.
Coaches looking to update can attend the session for half a day to re-accredit.
State coaching, volunteer and affiliates manager, Jack Barry, said coaches needing to accredit should get in now.
“This is the last course before we head into junior courses and regional areas, so there won’t really be another chance until later on in the year,” he said.
“It’s crucial for coaches to be accredited and we want to ensure all our coaches have a high quality education so that they and their players can reap the benefits.”
“Coaches have a more immediate and direct influence over a player than anyone else,” he said.
Assistant coaches who hold match day and official coaching roles need to be accredited, as well as head coaches.
This course will be held at Yeronga on Sunday March 16, running from 8:30 to 4:00, costing $176 for new coaches and $77 for updating coaches.
Accreditation stays current for four years from the completion of this course.
To register for the Level 1 Youth-Senior coaching course, click here.