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If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer coach, please logon to www.ncsisafe.com and fill out the necessary background screening form before the start of the season. Before you get started, please click here to obtain the necessary login information. Please click here for more information on the SFYA Background and Screening process. In addition, a coaches code of conduct form MUST be signed and returned to the League Director before the start of the season. Click here for the Coaches Code of Conduct form.
Whether you are an experienced coach or a novice taking the reins of your first team, your main goal should be to create a fun and safe learning environment for your players. Many of the skills your players will practice and play with are just like those of their NFL heroes. Feel free to emphasize this connection to the real-life game!
NFL FLAG games were designed to make it easy for every player to participate in their team’s success. While size and skill certainly come into play when the action starts, your coaching should emphasize this aspect of “working together.
Tackle Tackling Early
Don’t let your practices dissolve into a giant pile of rambunctious kids. For both their safety and your sanity, make sure to discourage any tackling or roughness early on. Remind them that they won’t help their team in a game by tackling or being rough.
Help your players be good sports. After a game, shake hands with or do a cheer for the other team. Applaud good play by both sides. Treat officials with respect. While imitating you, your team won’t even recognize the good lesson they’re learning.
Let Them Play Football
While teaching football skills and strategies is important, keep your lessons as simple as possible. As your team grasps the basics, move on to more advanced ideas. Overloading young players with too much information too early can cause confusion for them and headaches for you.
We thank you for your volunteer service. Our League couldn’t happen without you – but remember to have fun too!
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