“On a team, it’s not the strength of the individual players, but it is the strength of the unit and how they all function together.”
-- Bill Belichick,
Head Coach New England Patriots
Football Coaching Policies
All Lynnwood Jr Football coaches are required to submit to a Washington State background check before any contact with the children. All coaches will attend various mandatory meetings before and during each season. These meeting will consist of Safety, rule changes, team growth and the development of the program. Safety is our #1 concern and all coaches will conduct safe and sane drills and prevent mismatches in practices. Lynnwood Jr Football will strive to attract the best coaches with the experience necessary to run a program that will give each child the proper tools to achieve success. Coaches meetings are conducted to insure that all rules are understood and that all of the requirements are met. All of the Lynnwood Jr Football coaches are volunteers and are dedicating a great deal of their time to coach these children. This is meant to be a time of teaching and growth for the children. Our focus must remain to be a positive role model for all the children in the program.
Coaches will represent the program in a positive manner in all events on and off the field. Coaches will show good sportsmanship at all times and be a positive role model for the children. Coaches found to be in violation of the code of conduct or misrepresentation the program in any manner on or off the field will be subject for disciplinary actions. To include but not limited to temporary suspension or immediate dismissal. All decisions final and not subject to an appeal.
As a Coach, you are one of the most important elements in youth football. You must be familiar with the concepts, goals, and philosophies of the program, and the North Sound Junior Football League. A knowledgeable, team oriented coach brings success to their program which not only reflects on their own team, but all teams within the league.
All our Coaches are to be concerned with the player’s grades, citizenship and how effective his/her coaching is to the participants. While winning as well as losing is part of football, great emphasis must be placed upon sportsmanship and overall attitude of the team. Coaches must realize that they are not just a coach to their team. Their conduct on and off the field reflects upon their ability to positively impact their team and our community. You must teach teamwork, cooperation, discipline and demand hard work from your athletes. Strive to make practice and games fun and rewarding for the athletes so they will look forward to returning next season.
All coaches must keep themselves informed and up to date on the latest training techniques, drills, isometrics and stretching exercises used for developing young bodies. Coaches should know the proper way to instruct blocking, tackling, and other football techniques to prevent injury. It is mandatory that all coaches have reasonable knowledge in first aid as it relates to youth sports. It is YOUR responsibility to attend coaching clinics to assist you in becoming familiar with Philosophies and proper coaching techniques. You must have a thorough knowledge of the rules of the game and of the rules and policies that govern the program.