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“A good coach can change a game;
a great coach can change a life.”

J. Wooden

Welcome to the
South AFrican Sports Coaching Association

Welcome to the South African Sports Coaching Association (SASCA) website. Join our member community of professional sports coaches from the eight (8) sports coaching designations from Apprentice Sports Coach to Master Sports Coach and from the coach developer stream, from Provincial Coach Developer to National Coach Education Advisor.

We hope you will explore the various features our site has to offer. We created this online space for members to log on and create a dynamic member profile, collaborate on projects, share your ideas and expertise and, most importantly, connect with your fellow members. It is also where a member of the public can access content and information relating to our industry. We encourage you to share, collaborate, exchange and grow.

SASCA is committed to collaboration with an international network representing the interests of sports coaches worldwide such as the International Council of Coaching Excellence (ICCE). As part of this international network, SASCA upholds and supports the fundamental tenets of the sports coaching profession – the Code of Ethics, sports coaching charter and the International Standards for the professional practice of sports coaching.

Our Vision

To enhance the integrity, relevance and standing of the profession of sports coaching, that will benefit athletes, participants and society by providing high performance service to our membership of sports coaching professionals.

Our Core Values

Underpinned by a set of core values and guiding principles that affirm our identity and mind-set to advance the SASCA position globally through integrity, accountability and transparency.

Our Purpose Functions

Implement online CPD and events that synchronise real time, provide cloud access to view status and deploy reliable technology.

  • Be the Voice of the members at international, national and local bodies.

Cooperate with National and International bodies concerned with furtherance of education and training.

  • Facilitate the exchange and publication of information and address sports coaching problem areas, ideas, and encourage research and publications that benefit our membership.

Encourage, promote credible sports coaching qualification training providers that enhance competence and knowledge among coaches and coach developers.

  • Ensure that all members conform to the ethical standards laid down in the sports coaching charter.

License, Record and maintain a national register of members who meet the professional registration standard.

  • Establish a forum for shared communication, education, technology and innovation in sports coaching.


Coach Developers









Sports Provinces


Fran Hilton-Smith
Football Coach

After playing football for 20 years I decided to become a coach. I was the only women amongst the men but integrated well as I was a good football player. After attaining my CAF A Licence (Confederation of African Football) I decided to start coaching women to be football coaches as there weren’t any. We identified former Banyana Banyana players to be trained as coaches. Today we have 27 CAF A Licence women coaches – more than the rest of Africa combined. I was identified by FIFA in 2001 to become an Instructor and travelled the world training coaches in developing countries like Iran, Vanuatu, Trinidad and Tobago and Thailand to name a few. I coached the SA Women’s National team in 2000. SAFA have appointed 9 full-time women Provincial Technical Officers to develop more coaches and train girls in football. I advise and assist them where necessary. I also advise the present National team coaches. I was appointed by SAFA as the Assistant Technical Director for the last 5 years. Previously the Technical Director for 2 years.

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