How Do I Get Started?
The path to becoming an ACA coach typically begins with volunteering with a local team or attending a Leadership Summit. All coaches are required to obtain a coaches license at one of three levels:
- Level 1 – Assists all coaches as directed by the head coach.
- Level 2 – Assists Level 3 coaches with advanced tasks such as leading rides.
- Level 3 – Takes a leadership role within the team. Equivalent competencies as head coach.
Start with Level 1 and take it one step at a time throughout the year as training opportunities arise to complete requirements. Level 1 certification is the minimum requirement to ride with and coach our student-athletes. All Level 1 requirements are offered online. Trainings for Levels 2 and 3 are both online and offered locally through the ACA.
To start your licensing launch the ACA Registration page and select your team from the dropdown menu. You will need the team Pass Code, which you can get from your head coach or team director. If you don’t have a team yet, reach out directly to the team in your area or email us. For additional information, check out the Coach Registration & Licensing FAQs.