USA Football
Coaches Corner

To Coach with MBYFC the following is required:

Head Coaches must be 21 years of age, Assistant Coahes must be 18 years of age

National Alliance for Youth Sports Training NAYS Coaches Training (Send insurance number and expiration date to Board Secretary Kira Butler)

Background Check by St. Mary's Recration and Parks Apply Here

Coaching Guideline:

Coaches should be enthusiastic without being intimidating. They should be sensitive to the children's feelings and genuinely enjoy spending time with them. Coaches should be dedicated to serving children and understand that football provides physical and emotional growth for its participants.

The coach needs to realize that they are teachers, not drill sergeants. They should help children learn and work to improve their skills. Personal gains are never a consideration. The job does not depend on winning. The best interest of the child transforms into the best interests of the game.

The safety and welfare of the children never can be compromised. Coaches will consider these factors above all others.

Be patient. Don't push children beyond limits in regards to practice. Children have many daily pressures - the football experience should not be one of them. Playing football should be fun.

Care more about the players as people than as athletes. The youth football program is a means to an end, not an end in itself.

It is important to remain positive and refrain from discouraging remarks. Negative comments are remembered far more often than positive affirmations.

Remember that the rules of the game are designed to protect the participants as well as to set a standard for competition. Never circumvent or take advantage of the rules by teaching deliberate misconduct. A coach who puts his or her opponent's team at risk should not be involved with children.

Be the first person to demonstrate good sportsmanship. Take a low profile during the game and allow the kids to be the center of attention.

Parents and players place a lot of trust and confidence in the coach. The coach has an important role in molding the athletic experience of the child.

Coaches can measure success by the respect they get from their players, regardless of victories or defeats. Children who mature socially and physically while participating in sports are the best indication of good coaching.