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NCAA and NFL Coaches Academy

The NCAA and NFL Coaches Academy provides current, full-time college football coaches at NCAA member schools an educational opportunity to build connections and develop leadership acumen to pursue their career aspirations.

What you’ll learn

As a coach at the academy, you will engage with industry experts and valuable peers across a wide variety of topics that will enhance your capabilities to serve as an effective coach and leader of student-athletes both on and off the field. Topics will include effective communication with campus and community constituents, the importance of building a culture focused on the overall success of the student-athletes, budget management of a football program, and coaching strategies and philosophies. Equally vital will be discussion about managing yourself personally throughout the rigors associated with life as a coach.

In addition to the high-level educational experience provided in collaboration with the NFL, you will walk away with a strong network of like-minded peers who will provide motivation and support during the ups and downs of a career in coaching. Completing the academy will equip you with a leadership toolkit and powerful network to strengthen your ability to succeed in your current role, while preparing you to achieve your future aspirations as a coach.

Who is eligible

Current full-time position coaches, coordinators, and assistant or associate head coaches at NCAA member institutions are eligible to apply.

How to apply

The online application for the NCAA and NFL Coaches Academy is available via the NCAA Program Hub.


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The NCAA and NFL collaborate annually to educate and train football coaches rising up the ranks.