The Foundation's Education Programs

The Foundation provides funding for various education opportunities, including:

Professional Development Series: A specific series of lectures and seminars aimed at promoting professional and personal growth among football coaches.  Leading experts in injury prevention, financial planning, leadership development, gender violence prevention, gambling awareness, drug and alcohol awareness, and media consultation have lectured in the program.

Coaching Clinics & Seminars: Funding of the annual meeting and convention of the AFCA, speaker and coaching clinic expenses, and various publications and manuals enable the AFCA to provide the most up-to-date professional development opportunities to all its members.

Master Coach Seminar: Conducted annually, the Master Coach seminar features some of the nation's most respected coaches.  These coaches are considered legends due to their many coaching achievements.

NCAA Division I Recruiting Seminar: Along with NCAA Membership Services Representatives, this Seminar provides rule interpretations, updates regarding new recruiting legislation, and insight to common recruiting problems.  The recruiting seminar is open only to Division I coaches.

National Surveys: The AFCF provides funding for the AFCA to conduct and publish results of periodic surveys on various and timely topics of interest and concern to the profession such as injuries, minority issues, rules, etc.

Audio Visual: The Foundation provides funding for the production and distribution of various audio visual tapes promoting membership, education, and, professionalism.

Proceedings Manuals: The AFCF provides funding for the AFCA to produce and distribute to members the proceedings of each annual meeting of the membership.  These manuals include transcripts of presentations by various professionals covering topics of offense and defense as well as topics such as communication skills, character development, health, education and finance.

“Coach George Smith is not only an influence on young people, but the influence is multiplied many times in the beliefs of the young people he helped mold into amazing human beings. George is an outstanding coach, but more importantly, he is an outstanding gentleman.” —Tina Jones, Principal of St. Thomas Aquinas High School