Coach Requirements

Coaching with SAMFA

We understand and appreciate that our Coaches are volunteers and commit a significant amount of time to our athletes.  To ensure that our Coaches are prepared to teach football skills and to adhere to ethical requirements of coaching in minor sports, we require certain standards to be met.

Vulnerable Sector Criminal Check

A vulnerable sector criminal check will be required prior to coaching for any team. The criminal Check must be submitted to the VP of Coaching prior to the beginning of the season. All criminal checks are valid for 2 years from the date of issue. After 2 years, the criminal check process must be repeated. As a volunteer, the criminal check is free of charge. You must use the following form: Criminal Check Form Here

Coach Registration

1) Visit and register as a coach. This is free of charge. Once registered, you will receive a NCCP#. Record this number and keep it safe for SAMFA registration.

2) Register with SAMFA. Go to our Registration Portal and register yourself as a coach. Enter all fields including your NCCP#. As a coach you need to register with Football Alberta and for the season you are coaching. 

Atom, Peewee and Bantam Coaches

Coaching Requirements:

"Safe Contact" Module. All Safe Contact courses can be completed with Football Alberta.**

On-Line Community Sport Program (NCCP) through  Football Alberta.**

Half day workshop for the specific level you are coaching, also offered by Football Alberta.**


Fees for courses/workshops required by volunteers are eligible for reimbursement from SAMFA, receipts should be submitted to


Contact the VP of Coaches.

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