How Do I Get Started?
The path to becoming an ACA coach generally 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. Please screenshot the results of all your online trainings (e.g., NFHS Concussion, CEU credits) and upload to your profile in the ACA registration system. You will not receive email confirmation of results for many of the online courses.