BAF Self Officiating Course

Course description:

This is a flag football officiating qualification, which gives outline knowledge of officiating and enables the holder to lead or assist in officiating flag football games where teams are required to self-officiate. It is recommended newly qualified officials should work under the supervision of an experienced official for a minimum of 8 full games.

Learners can expect to cover the following and more:

  • The Field and Equipment
  • Basic Signals and Communicating Decisions
  • Managing Game Stakeholders
  • Game Administration
  • Mechanics and Areas of Responsibility
  • Pre-snap Positioning
  • Penalties and Penalty Enforcement
Individuals who usually attend this course are players and/or coaches, required to officiate on gamedays and tournament days for other teams playing.
This course is ideal for learners who are seeking to officiate to a higher standard and for those seeking to develop into potentially paid officiating roles.
Learners must:
  • Be at least 16 years of age (NB. 16- and 17-year-olds must work under the supervision of an ideally experienced official aged 18 or over)
  • Be able to communicate effectively
  • Make any special learning requirements known at the registration process if they require any assistance
  • Complete the following prerequisites for the course: BAFA Flag Football Rulebook Download
The course is completely online and can be completed at the learner’s own pace as long as the course is completed within one calendar year of registration.
The course consists of:
  • Online learning via our e-learning platform
  • Online Assessment Questions
  • Completing all prerequisites for the course
This course can lead to further learning, CPD or training in the area of officiating American Football and/or the progression (via a £15 booster course) to the British American Football Flag Officiating certification.
The course will cost £30 per person. Full payment will need to be received prior to starting the course. You can purchase the course by clicking purchase course button at the top of this page. You will then be directed to a payment form, please complete this with all the elevant information. Once payment has been made a receipt will be emailed to you (please check your junk email if you havent received this). You can also view any receipt you have by clicking on the Bill Manager button which is located within the profile tab on the top right of your screen.