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NEACA’s Founder’s Story

The National Education and Athletic Certification Association (NEACA) was founded in 2013 for one purpose, to help assist in the development of coaches around the country. NEACA’s founding partners, Tyler Brandt, spent 30 years in secondary and higher education as a teacher, coach and administrator. He knew that coaches weren’t paid enough and never had enough time for themselves or their families so began an idea which grew into a coach-centric company that provided BOTH of those things. The NEACA provides a platform that turns the complicated coaching certification process into a simple solution that lets coaches keep their money and get their time back!

The National Education & Athletic Certification Association (NEACA) is an Iowa based certification organization. We focus on athletic specific content that will advance coaches knowledge, skills and ability to become more efficient and productive on the field, court, mat or diamond! We are proud to be Board of Educational Examiner Approved and have incredible educational partners that assign in helping coaches get coaching licenses, recertification or teacher renewal credits.

We pride ourselves on our USER FRIENDLY Learning Management Platform! We constantly get feedback that other programs were to difficult to navigate and that the coaches appreciate that we have streamlined the certification, authorization and professional development process! We also have a SIGNIFICANT position of separation from EVERY OTHER program in the country – EVERY CONTRIBUTOR has been or currently is a COLLEGE ATHLETE OR COACH! Our content is NOT THEORY it is absolutely CURRENT PRACTICE! We are in the trenches EVERYDAY coaching, recruiting, fundraising and doing what coaches do – so you can be sure that the information you receive is CURRENT and COMPETENT!

Coach Tyler Brandt Passed away in April 2023, The NEACA continues to carry the same values that Tyler brought when he founded the organization. Tyler impacted thousands of coaches during his time on earth, and the same standard that he set with be deeply implemented within our organization.

Coach Jason Clark – President 

Coach Jason Clark has been involved with the NEACA since 2016. Since that time he has also been on staff with the Grand View University Wrestling team as an assistant coach. During that time, he has had the ability to be mentored by some of the best coaches to help his coaching development. He has also been involved with coaching many teams to National Championship as a team, as well as many individual National Champions and All- Americans. The skills, and values he has learned throughout his coaching career, has helped him coach athletes and teams in the professional and olympic circuit as well.

Over the course of his career he noticed that coaches were consistently under prepared when they entered the profession causing them to spend years using trial and error as the measuring stick for how to improve as a coach. This clearly NEGATIVELY effected the athletes so he created the National Education and Athletic Certification Association (NEACA)! The goal is to give coaches the resources, knowledge and education to be successful from the start to their athletes can also reach their full peak potential! To date over 8K coaches and teachers have used the NEACA to gain certification, authorization or renewal and are raving about the ease of use, inexpensive program and the incredible content!

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