So you want to Eight Ball Coach!

There are 6 basic steps at attain your 8 Ball Coaching Accreditation.

  • 1: AEBF - AEBF Member over 18 years of age

be a registered member of an affiliated State or Territory

  • 2: AEBF - Coach's Code of Conduct

agree to and sign the Code of Conduct

  • 3: ASC   - Level I Beginning Coaching Principles (8 hours)

complete the ASC Beginning Coaching Principles online or onsite

  • 4: AEBF - Level I Coach Activity Sheet (20 hours)

maintain a diary of all pupils coached

  • 5: AEBF - Level I Eight Ball Training Program Course  (8 hours)

complete the AEBF Training Program online or onsite

  • 6: AEBF - Eight Ball Coach Accreditation Fee $220

pay the applicable fee

National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS)The National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS) was established in 1978 by the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) as a progressive coach education program.

The AEBF have progressivily worked on a Eight Ball National Coaching Accreditation Scheme since 2001. Through the efforts of Sue Brooke's, Peter Wallace, Greg Dingle and numerous other coaching coordinators the AEBF have submitted the AEBF NCAS to the ASC for their approval.

The NCAS offers education and a nationally recognised qualification to people coaching at all levels.

The NCAS works to:


* increase confidence and competence in coaching ability
* promote an ongoing progressive improvement of knowledge and expertise
* incorporate the basics of sports science, enabling a more in-depth approach to coaching
* promote the use of safe and correct techniques
* provide a structure to improve communication skills
* encourage the development of innovative coaching techniques
* provide quality controlled learning in all training programs
* increase the enjoyment of sport for coaches and athletes.

NCAS training programs include the following components:

* coaching principles – fundamentals of coaching and athletic performance
* sport-specific – skills, techniques, strategies and scientific approaches to the particular sport
* coaching practice – practical coaching and application of coaching principles.