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  2. 2. The American Football Coaches Association is to maintain the highest possible standards in football and the profession of coaching football; to provide a forum for the discussion and study of all matters pertaining to football and coaching; to make the game as safe and entertaining as possible through the rules of play; to have a strong voice in intercollegiate legislation affecting football programs; to exchange freely information on coaching methods and techniques, and to promote good fellowship and social contacts within the Association.<br />AFCA PURPOSE<br />
  3. 3. Maj. Charles Daly officially called a meeting for those coaches interested December 21, 1921.<br />Discussion included the possibility of creating a “formal organization” of football coaches.<br />“There existed no vehicle through which the coaching fraternity as a whole could give expression to its views on the game.” Daly<br />FOUNDING OF THE AFCA<br />
  4. 4. Degrees from Harvard (1901) and US Military Academy (1905)<br />Five-time All-American QB Harvard and US Military Academy<br />Head Coach of Army (1913-1916 and 1919-1922) Record of 58-13-3<br />President of AFCA in 1922<br />Maj. Charles Daly<br />
  5. 5. John Heisman – Legendary football player and coach who finished with an overall record of 186–70–18 which included a number of coaching stops. Trophy for College Football’s most outstanding player named after him.<br />Amos Alonzo Stagg – Outstanding player and coach who finished with an overall record of 314–199–35 including stops at Springfield College, the University of Chicago, and College of the Pacific. The Division III National Championship trophy named after him.<br />Early Key Contributors<br />
  6. 6. Annual Convention that has grown to over 6,000 members in attendance and over 100 speakers.<br />Overall membership is now over 10,000.<br />Started very small, but has taken off in recent years becoming a marque event each year at the end of the college football season in early January.<br />Plays a big role in College Football Legislation and Rules Committees.<br />AFCA Today<br />
  7. 7. Amos Alonzo Staff Award<br />TussMcLaughry Award<br />Trailblazer Award<br />Coaching Award<br />Power of Influence Award<br />All-America Teams<br />Good Works Team<br />Academic Achievement Award<br />National Champion Trophy<br />Awards<br />
  8. 8. Club 35<br />The Jason Foundation<br />Child ID Program<br />NCAA Football<br />Programs<br />
  9. 9. “When the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) was founded in 1922, the founders declared that the purpose of their association was to maintain the highest possible standards in the game of football and in the profession of coaching football. In 1996, the Board of Trustees of the AFCA, with the support from the NCAA, sought to further serve that purpose by establishing an educational program to assist football coaches in their professional development.”<br />“Since the program’s beginning in 1996, nearly 6000 Certificates of Completion have been given to AFCA members for participating in the Professional Development Series. Leading experts in injury prevention, financial planning, leadership development, gender violence prevention, gambling awareness, drug and alcohol awareness, NCAA legislation and media consultation have lectured in the program.”<br />Professional Development Series<br />
  10. 10.<br /><br /><br />References<br />