July 24th - Head Coach Selection Communicated
July 31st - On Field Coaches Camp - NEW!!
August 9th - Mandatory Coaches Meeting - Moved to Wednesday to allow preparation for season!!
August 10th - Equidraft (5th - 8th Grade)
August 14th - First Night of Practice
Welcome to the 2017 Maple Grove Youth Football Association Coach Application.
Please See Below for Enhancements to this Years Process with the Addition of Trust Coaches.
CHANGES TO THIS YEARS PROCESS: LMAA has joined Trusted Coaches and the Positive Coaching Alliance in Cooperation with USA Football. This application will only be used for coaches selection. After selection you will be forwarded a link to the trusted coaches application where you will be able to complete you activities and they will be tracked on a dashboard for the league and yourself.
We have taken this step to provide more resources to our coaches and streamline the process for approval and to get your badge. This will also be a benefit to multi-sport coaches as background, concussion certification and positive coaching alliance will carry over from previous applications if still within the proper time window.
The application will ask you to provide personal contact information, background information and experience information. Please read through each page carefully to ensure that all information is provided accurately.
IMPORTANT: Your application is step 1 of 5. At the end of this session, you will be emailed a link to the next steps that will be completed through Trusted Coaches. YOU MUST COMPLETE ALL STEPS to be eligible as a coach.
Complete the MGYFA Coaches registration at the link below. Following completion a link to trusted coaches will l be emailed to you.
Complete The Following Requirements Through Trusted Coaches. A link will be emailed following acceptance of your application.
1) Complete Positive Coaches Alliance Training (45 min +10 question quiz)
2) Complete Trusted Coaches background check (5 min)
3) Complete USA Football Certification. Back this year is recert, if you have previously been certified by USA Football you will only need to take a refresher coaches. For all first time certifications the course will take between 3-4 hours. The roll tackle is a new element this year at the youth level. (2-3 hours for first time certification, 45 min for re-certification)
4) Complete Concussion Training (16 min + 10 question quiz)
Lastly Attend one mandatory LMAA Coaches meeting (Dates and times are listed on the coaches page).
Please direct any questions to:
Updated Rules for 2017 Coming Soon
Please follow the link below to provide feedback after each game.
If you are a head coach and have not received an invite please email me.
All coaches are volunteers. Our goal is to have a minimum of 3 coaches per team (one head coach and two assistant coaches). We will need and appreciate your help!
No previous coaching experience is required, and the coaching opportunity is open to both moms and dads. The program provides each head coach with a coaches handbook, coaching clinics and other resources to assist them in their efforts. We request that each coach understand and accept that the program is for the kids.
While many of the coaches have children in the program and coach on their children's teams, we have several coaches that participate every year without having a child in the program. It is not a requirement for our coaches to have a child in the program in order to coach!
The LMAA required background checks will be conducted with the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension for every head and assistant coach. This process requires that you register electronically on the LMAA site (link is provided below). This is an additional registration requirement to the MGYFA registration process detailed below.
Coaching assignments are largely based on team formation. Being a head coach the previous year is not a guaranty you will continue as one going forward. We will be selecting coaches during July. We may contact new coaches for an interview in order to get to know them better. Many factors go into the coach selection process: coaching philosopy, player development, team enviroment and final sign off by Coach Lombardi.
Please be sure to check our calendar for important dates of meetings and clinics. If you have any questions please contact Dan.