Become a Certified Coach

Discover The Secrets of Championship Coaches

Take Your Skills To The Next Level

Be The Coach That Communities Treasure, Teams Celebrate, And Athletes Cherish For The Rest Of Their Lives!

FACT: Our Communities Need Coaches

(... Who Actually Know What They're Doing)

Dear Coach,

If you're here, you already know that youth sports are part of the lifeblood of our communities.

They help kids develop:

  • Mental skills, like goal-setting, perseverance, and determination
  • Social skills, like teamwork, friendship, and communication
  • Physical skills, like an appreciation for fitness and healthy living

In other words, we're not just building better athletes.

We're also building better PEOPLE.

But here's the problem.

Studies show that 91% of the 2.46 million amateur coaches in this country get little to no training!

Zip. Zilch. Zero. Nada.

They’re just thrown into the job and expected to figure out everything on the fly.

From how to run a proper practice... the specific skills and tactics of their sport... how to keep kids safe and motivate them to do their best... and keep everything organized and running smoothly.

All while working a day job. And keeping up with their own kids and families.

It's no surprise that so many coaches are frustrated, fed up, and underappreciated!

Here's the truth.

Good Coaches... Great Coaches... Aren't Born.


And it takes knowledge, skills and experience to become one.

That's why we created the ACA Coaching Certification Program.

To equip you with the knowledge and skills to achieve your team goals, make a positive impact on your athletes, and teach them valuable life lessons through participation in sport.

A Step by Step Roadmap For Coaching Success

The ACA Coaching Certification Program is broken down into eight interactive modules. Each one covers a specific topic, and uses scenario-based learning to walk you through the real-life challenges faced by every coach.

What You'll Get

When you enroll today, you'll get instant access to:

  • The ACA Coaching Certification Program
  • 8 Interactive, Scenario-Based Modules
  • 8 Exams (one for each module)
  • Exercises, Handouts, and Printables
  • Upon Completion: Printable Certificate Suitable For Framing

Course Details

  • Suitable for Volunteer Coaches, Professional Coaches, Parents, Phys Ed Teachers and Administrators
  • Setting: Online/Virtual
  • Course Length: 8 Hours
  • Expected Completion Time: 2-5 Days
  • Regular Tuition - $297. Today Just $197
  • Module 1: Coaching Philosophy and Ethics

  • How to develop an "athlete centered" philosophy that guides your entire approach to coaching
  • The 9 motivational techniques players respond to most
  • The 7 secrets to coach-player communication. Master these simple tips and your athletes will eagerly hang on every word you say…
  • And much, much more!

So much more positive outcomes can be accomplished if coaches understand the athletes first mindset.  I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this program to other coaches and I enjoyed my experiences working with it.

Dr. Dennis Johnson
Dr. Dennis Johnson Varsity Cross Country Coach, Wingate University
  • Module 2: Teaching & Communication

  • How to create a positive learning environment that encourages EVERY player to work hard and improve
  • How to teach skills using verbal, visual, and tactical cues (athletes learn up to 45% faster when you combine these 3 simple techniques)
  • How to make a season, weekly, and daily practice that maximizes your team's rate of improvement
  • And much, much more!

It improved my confidence immensely.

I got specific examples on how to coach individual athletes as well as a team, and also how to handle parent influences.

Brent Babyck
Brent Babyck Hockey Coach, Sherwood Park, Alberta
  • Module 3: Safety & Injury Prevention

  • The three most common hazards found in facilities… how many of these are endangering your players right now?
  • The 11 crucial items you MUST have in your team’s first aid kit. (Item #6 may surprise you!)
  • The single most important thing you can do when responding to an accident or injury
  • And much, much more!

Very effective and interactive... easy to access and easy to use. This material is a foundational component, and certainly would benefit and level of coach

Gregory Austin Ph.D.
Gregory Austin Ph.D. Associate Professor, Exercise and Sport Sciences, Colby Sawyer College
  • Module 4: Athlete Growth & Development

  • The secret to keeping your players physically AND emotionally healthy throughout the entire season
  • How to manage conflict and prevent "drama" from taking over your team
  • Two almost unknown techniques (one mental, one physical) which can help an overweight athlete develop positive self-esteem!
  • And much, much more!

The ACA training has caused my confidence level to rise, and my ability to teach and motivate has also been quite effective.

When I speak it’s with passion and confidence. I was even voted coach of the month for June in my local league!

Yvonne Lockhart
Yvonne Lockhart Softball Coach, Freeport, Grand Bahama
  • Module 5: Nutrition and Physical Conditioning

  • The incredible "magic food" that MUST be a part of your team's pre-game snack (HINT: over 630,000 of these are eaten at every Summer Olympics!)
  • The EXACT conditioning activities your team should perform in the pre-season, mid-season, post-season and off-season... (and why)
  • 10 tips to help prevent the use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco on your team
  • And much, much more!

Going through scenarios and dealing with real-life situations forces you to really think through what's important and make decisions based on your values. Anyone who goes through this program will benefit from it and become a better coach.

Dr. Larry Lauer
Dr. Larry Lauer Director of Coaching Education and Development, Michigan State University
  • Module 6: Sports Skills & Tactics

  • The 3 types of skills that all athletes require (and how to use fun drills and games to teach them)
  • How to get players to "buy in" to your tactical strategy.
  • The correct way to structure your lineups and determine your starters... while keeping every player on your team happy and motivated!
  • And much, much more!

A beneficial program that goes beyond what typical state coaching certification programs teach. You will gain practical information that you can put in use immediately. It helped me as a coach and was beneficial in helping me land a job as an athletic director this year.

Glendale Zell
Glendale Zell Athletic Director at Waggener Traditional H.S. in Louisville, KY
  • Module 7: Organization & Administration

  • How to get qualified, energetic volunteers to handle your team's travel arrangements, meals, facility rental, and other administrative tasks
  • How to host a top-notch tournament at your home gym or field... stress free!
  • What you should NEVER ask your athletes to do when fundraising
  • And much, much more!

My certification has absolutely improved my confidence.

Parents know I mean business! I hear whispers… "this guy is tough… this guy is serious about coaching these kids… he's gonna set a good role model for these kids."

Jim Grimes
Jim Grimes Soccer Coach, Brunswick, Maine
  • Module 8: Program Evaluation

  • The 9 facts you must consider when judging the success of your season
  • Coaching a competitive team? Here's the single most important thing you need to establish (before team tryouts begin)
  • 8 things you should NEVER do when delivering feedback to a player, assistant coach or team manager
  • And much, much more!

The ACA gave me more insights into working with parents, and greater confidence in working with the athletic program, my assistants and players. Now I even walk with my chin up a little higher than normal!

Pedro Ortega
Pedro Ortega Basketball Coach, Sedona, Arizona

Who Should Get Certified

Volunteer Coaches

Deliver a better sports experience for the kids in your community

Professional Coaches

Advance your career by earning a valuable credential.


Learn how to coach your own child in a loving, supportive way

Phys Ed Teachers

Design better phys ed lesson plans that engage your students

Sports Administrators

Become a better leader. Get the best out your coaches and teams.

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100% Tuition Refund Guarantee

We are so sure that you will love our Certification Program that we are offering an unconditional 100% Tuition Guarantee.

If you are not completely satisfied with the courses, all you have to do is notify us within 60 days of your date of registration and we will return your tuition, in full, with absolutely no questions asked!

That’s TWO FULL MONTHS to put the Certification Program to the test!

How It Works

  • Enroll Securely Online

    Click the Get Certified button then complete your payment details on our secure 128-bit SSL server

  • Complete The Course

    Work through real-life scenarios and situations to increase your coaching knowledge.   At the end of each course, complete a short exam.

  • Print Your Certificate

    After you’ve completed the requirements of your program, you’ll receive a printable certificate featuring your name and program details.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • q-iconHow long does it take to get the certification?

    The program includes 8 modules, and each one takes roughly 60 minutes to complete. So approximately eight hours of course time including the exercises and exams. You could – in theory – do everything in one day, but we recommend completing the material over the course of 2-5 days.

  • q-iconCan I stop, start, and resume the course material at any time?

    Yes! The certification is designed for you to complete at your convenience with no time limit so that you can go at your own pace. You can work from your home computer, work computer, tablet, or smartphone, and our system will track your progress. So you can pick up where you left off whenever you like.

  • q-iconWhat if I fail the test? Can I retake it?

    Yes, you make retake the test up to 2 times (for a total of 3 attempts). After 3 failed attempts, you will be required to retake the class (which you can do for free) and all the module quizzes prior to attempting the final exam again.

  • q-iconIs this beneficial if I coach outside of the US?

    Absolutely! If you are in Canada, the UK, Australia, or any other country, the information and knowledge you will gain by completing the ACA Online Certification Program will help you be a better coach.

    The principles taught apply across all countries and sports.

Ok, I'm In! How Much Is Tuition?

Getting a four year coaching degree at a college or university starts at around $12,000 a year... and course material is usually heavy on theory... and light on practical application.

Even a basic coaching certificate at those same schools typically runs in the $4000.00 range... and takes up to 12 months to complete.

And weekend conferences for certification certainly aren't cheap either. By the time you add in your clinic entry, transportation expenses, hotel, and food, and you're easily talking $700.00 or more.

But the ACA certification program is different. You complete the material entirely online, right over your computer. You don't need to travel anywhere... or order any extra books or videos.

Other coaches have paid up to $297 for this exact same certification. But, in the spirit of positive coaching, we want to make this accessible for everyone, no matter what your budget.

So if you enroll today, you can get instant access to the entire program for just $297 $197.

Get started right now by clicking the Get Certified button below. We'll add the complete Certification Program to your members area, and you can get started right away!

Become An ACA Certified Coach Today!

What You'll Get

When you enroll today, you'll get instant access to:

  • The ACA Coaching Certification Program
  • 8 Interactive, Scenario-Based Modules
  • 8 Exams (one for each module)
  • Exercises, Handouts, and Printables
  • Upon Completion: Printable Certificate Suitable For Framing

Course Details

  • Suitable for Volunteer Coaches, Professional Coaches, Parents, Phys Ed Teachers and Administrators
  • Setting: Online/Virtual
  • Course Length: 8 Hours
  • Expected Completion Time: 2-5 Days
  • Regular Tuition - $297. Today Just $197