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Coaching Accreditation Program

In 2020 we launched the Gridiron Australia Coaching Accreditation program. For the upcoming 2022 season, we are working with all member states to ensure every coach in Australia is consistently recognised within the Coaching Framework, we now have a uniform and consistent process for new coaches to be accredited and develop within the sport.

At a recent State Summit, a Working Group was formed to ensure all member states will align with the framework so we can continue the growth of the program through 2022 and beyond.

More details about the Gridiron Australia Coaching Accreditation program can be found here: https://www.gridiron.org.au/gridiron-australia-coaching-accreditation-program-launch/

To gain your coaching accreditation you will need to follow the below process.

  • Be a currently registered Gridiron Australia member.  You must do this first here as your registration in our coaching system will be checked before activation.
  • Have a valid/current Working With Children’s Check.
  • Complete the ASC community coaching principles through the AIS.
  • Access the Gridiron Australia Coaching Accreditation Framework via this form. https://forms.gle/Svvr6BdZRooMeo9VA 
    Once your Gridiron Australia Membership has been verified you will receive an email with login information to the Accreditation Portal.
  • All coaches regardless of RPL must complete the Atavus Tackling Certification. Don’t sign up until you get your code from Coach Stone. Once you receive your login to the Accreditation portal you will receive your unique Atavus code for discounted certification. This certification now replaces USA Football and is the only tackling certification we will accept. This certification will be valid for 2 years after, a refresher course will be required.


To login to the portal please click the below link.



Q: Do I still need to do the ASC General Principals of Coaching?
A: Yes, required update every 4 years.

Q: I have done the USA Football recertification is that still valid?
A: No,  you will be required to complete the new Atavus Tackling Certification.

Q: Will accreditation through this program be free?
A: Yes, you will only pay to register as a Coach under Gridiron Australia. The cost of the accreditation program is provided free to those registered as a Coach from 2021.

The only paid component are  Atavus Tackling with discounted at $20 with voucher code after you recieve your login to the GA Accreditation portal.