SAFA B License Coaching Course


Admission Requirements and Information


  • Must hold the SAFA C License Coaching Certificate (not less 8 months old) or an equivalent certificate approved by the SAFA Coaching Education Department.
  • Must have coached a Senior or Junior Team since acquiring the C License Coaching Course certificate.
  • Must submit a typed Activity Report (2 pages) about the practical coaching activities (description and evaluation) with a Senior – Provincial- or Junior team since acquiring the C License Coaching Certificate.
  • Must submit a typed detailed CV and a copy of C License Certificate.
  • Candidates must know fully all the contents of the SAFA C License Coaching Manual.  A test will be done on the eve of the course.
  • Must be physically fit to undergo the practical demonstrations.  A Fitness test will be done on the eve of the course.  Failing the test will result in disqualification.
  • Must submit a medical certificate – not older than four weeks – stating candidates’ ability to undergo practical and theoretical work.  The original 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 stop watch, a whistle and stationery for the duration of the course.
  • The course will be conducted in two different phases totalling 20 days.
  • 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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