SAFA A License Coaching Course


Admission Requirements and Information


  • Candidates must hold the SAFA CAF B License Certificate or an Equivalent Certificate approved by the National Office.
  • Must have coached a Senior or Junior Team since acquiring the B License Certificate.
  • Candidates must submit an Activity Report (a minimum of 3 pages) about the practical coaching activities (description and evaluation) with a Senior – Provincial- or/and Junior team and copy of B License Certificate.
  • Candidates must know fully all contents of the SAFA-CAF B License Coaching Manual.  A test will be done.
  • Must be physically fit to undergo the practical demonstrations.  A Fitness test will be conducted at the beginning of the course.
  • Must submit an original medical certificate – not older than four weeks – stating candidates’ ability to undergo practical and theoretical work.  The certificate has to be submitted on the eve of the course.
  • All participants must bring along at least a standard set of personal sportswear (including football shoes), a stopwatch, a whistle and stationery for the duration of the course.
  • The course will be conducted in three different time periods totalling thirty (30) days which is 240 hours.
  • The candidate has to make his/her own travel arrangements.

Governance of the Coach Education Structure

As part of its Vision 2022 plan, the Association has streamlined its governance structures, combining several Standing Committees into clusters to ensure better coordination and oversight of its programmes. The SAFA Technical Committee oversees the SAFA Coach Education Programme and is part of the football and technical cluster of committees that includes the SAFA Technical Committee, the SAFA Referees Committee and the SAFA Medical Committee.

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