AFCA Membership Benefits

  1. Members of the AFCA are represented by a strong national leadership organization which protects the football coaching profession’s best interests — your best interests — and strives for the highest possible professional standards, as outlined in its Constitution, Bylaws and Code of Ethics.
  2. AFCA membership enhances your professional growth and gives you an opportunity to contribute to the improvement of your profession.
  3. I provides new contacts, a line of communication and a forum for the exchange of ideas and information within your profession.
  4. Active members (those coaches associated with a four-year collegiate coaching staff) are elegible to vote for the AFCA Coach of the Year Award.
  5. Members are eligible to attend the AFCA convention as well as the AFCA Kickoff Luncheon and Awards Luncheon. Members can attend the Coach of the Year Banquet.
  6. AFCA members receive a subscription to The Extra Point the official newsletter of the Association.
  7. AFCA members have access to AFCA On-Line, the Association’s World Wide Web site.
  8. Each year, AFCA members receive the three primary publications of the American Football Coaches Association:

The AFCA Proceedings Manual contains a complete summary of the Association’s national convention, including all speeches given at the Coaching Clinic.

The AFCA Summer Manual contains coaching articles by some of the nation’s outstanding coaches, keeping your in touch with the most current trends in the game of football.

The AFCA Directory contains a complete listing of their members, providing you with the names and addresses of those in the profession who are vitally interested in the future of the football coaching profession and its improvement.

If you know someone on your staff who is not a member, encourage him to get in touch with the American Football Coaches Association office today.


American Football Coaches Association

100 Legends Lane
Waco, Texas 76706
Phone: (254) 754-9900
Fax: (254) 754-7373
e-mail: email info(at)

This is the original text from the AFCA.

Here are some of my (Michael H.E. Roth) comments to some these benefits:

Firstly, even if you are “just” a hobby coach, earning your income with some other kind of work and coach in your spare time, joining the AFCA is still very valuable for you. Alone the AFCA Proceedings Manual and the AFCA Summer Manual have actually more the volume of a book (this year’s AFCA Proceedings Manual has more than 180 pages stuffed with high octane information).

And The Extra Point is here called a newsletter, but it’s actually also a Paper Magazine with more than 30 Pages…

The top information you receive with these publications alone is well worth much more than the little yearly fee…

One last word: No, I don’t receive any money or other benefits if you join!