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Coaching Information & RULES

2021 Coaches Registration

Coaches are required to complete a checklist of items through the Trusted Coaches Platform.  Following acceptance of your application you will be emailed a link to TC to complete activities.  For 4th -8th grade coaches a USA Football Certification is required and can be obtained by following the instructions below. 

Please clink  the link to register. 

2021 Coaches Registration 


2021 Tackle Coaches Key Dates

´╗┐Date Event Time Location
Wednesday, August 4, 2021 LMAA Coaches Meeting 4th Grade 6:15-7:00 Minnetonka HS "Forum" Room - Enter West By Veterans Stadium
Wednesday, August 4, 2021 LMAA Coaches Meeting 5th-6th Grade 7:15-7:45 Minnetonka HS "Forum" Room - Enter West By Veterans Stadium
Wednesday, August 4, 2021 LMAA Coaches Meeting 7th-8th Grade 8:00-8:30 Minnetonka HS "Forum" Room - Enter West By Veterans Stadium
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 Player Evals 4th - 5th Grade 5:00-7:00 Fernbrook Fields
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 Player Evals 6th - 8th Grade 7:00-9:00 Fernbrook Fields
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 Player Evals 4th - 5th Grade 5:00-7:00 Fernbrook Fields
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 Player Evals 6th - 8th Grade 7:00-9:00 Fernbrook Fields
Thursday, August 12, 2021 LMAA Coaches Meeting 4th Grade 6:30-7:00 Wayzata HS Auditorium - Enter Door #5
Thursday, August 12, 2021 LMAA Coaches Meeting 5th-6th Grade 7:15-7:45 Wayzata HS Auditorium
Thursday, August 12, 2021 LMAA Coaches Meeting 7th-8th Grade 8:00-8:30 Wayzata HS Auditorium

Tackle Coaches Get Started on USA Football Training

Coaches,

Please feel free to get started on your USA Football Cert/Recert process as soon as possible.  

The Minnesota Vikings are covering the cost for coach certifications.  Please use the promo code below to remove the $15 fee.

Youth Coach Certification

Coaches can access the certification by following the steps below.

  • Go to USA Football Certification
  • Click on "Get Certified"
  • Select Game Type
  • Type in promo code: SKOLVIKINGS21
  • Finalize purchase
  • Launch Certification


The Youth Coach Certification is currently a four-hour course, and will cover the following topics.  The recertification quiz will take 30-45 minutes.

  • Health and Safety
  • Coaching 101 (one time only)
  • Anti-Abuse Training (every other year)
  • Football Development Model
  • Youth Contact (for contact coaches only)


If coaches have any questions they are more than welcome to contact Mike Cuzzone at 630-433-6697 or email mcuzzone@usafootball.com


 


GAME RULES


About the Coaches

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 through Trusted Coaches. 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 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.