The certification is a participation trophy, no question about it. It in itself is a waste of time. The effort each coach puts into the job is a different story but you're not going to learn to coach from the seminar. I'd say MOST of the "Daddy coaches" you all refer to in the EHF and E9 all have some pretty good credentials. I don't see a single program reach out and pay coaches to coach, so what you're left with are volunteer dads who i'd say do a pretty **** good job.
The people complaining that certification is a "waste of time" or "the same old thing" are just as guilty as the players who complain about practice and skills being "boring" and "the same old thing all the time"
...and the PLAYERS are actually probably right, since the whiny so-called coaches run the same drills all the time because they really have no workable and new knowledge on what else to do.
Again - the certification is a minimal about of effort and time asked in order to coach some kids - if you simply refuse to, can't, or think you're too smart to do it, then GET OFF THE BENCH - trust me, someone else will be happy to do it - the team will survive without you.
then sign up know it all. Im sure you have the creativity and knowledge to jump in right away and take your benders team to the top. Get out there and show everyone your stuff!