The American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) is the only national organization solely dedicated to improving football coaches through ongoing education, interaction, and networking. Its primary goal is to provide resources for personal and professional development amongst the football coaching profession. The AFCA membership includes over 11,000 members and represents coaches and several stakeholders within the game of football. Any high school, junior college, international, semi-professional or professional football coach is eligible to become a member of the AFCA.
Founded in 1978, the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is an international nonprofit educational association serving nearly 30,000 members in 52 countries. As the worldwide authority on strength and conditioning, the NSCA disseminates research through practical application in support of its mission to improve athletic performance and fitness. As a CEU provider for the NSCA, the Academy offers CEUs for selected courses. *For successfully meeting established criteria, the National Strength & Conditioning Association has officially recognized the United States Sports Academy’s Educational Program in Strength and Conditioning.
U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) to offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to students who successfully complete USTFCCCA courses that are approved by the United States Sports Academy.
Since 1920, The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has led the development of education-based interscholastic sports and activities. It provides a variety of program initiatives that reach 18,500 high schools and over 11 million students involved in athletic and activity programs. The NFHS offers the option of credit in the form of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to coaches who have completed NFHS courses.
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America is the largest coaches’ organization in the United States. Founded in 1941, it has grown to include more than 30,000 members. The NSCAA provides coaching education through a nationwide program of clinics and week-long courses, teaching more than 4,000 soccer coaches each year. The NSCAA has developed a partnership with the United States Sports Academy to offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for candidates who have successfully completed selected NSCAA courses.
Established in 1928, the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) is a professional organization dedicated to serve and provide leadership for the advancement of all levels of the sport of wrestling with primary emphasis on scholastic and collegiate wrestling programs. As a CEU provider partner, the Academy offers CEUs to NWCA members who have completed certain NWCA coaching development courses.
United States Track & Field is the national governing body for track and field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States. USATF conducts instructional programs such as Coaching Education courses, designed to elevate and standardize the level of coaching across the country. More than 14,000 coaches have been educated under USATF programs. The Academy has partnered with USATF to provide graduate continuing education units (CEUs) for USATF’s Coaching Education Program Levels 1 & 2.