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Information for Youth Football Coaches

SYFA Coach Application Requirements

Interested in coaching this year? SYFA is an all-volunteer organization dependent on people like you to be sucessful. In order to coach in SYFA, you MUST complete the following items:

  1. Fill out Coaching Application with the link on the right side of the page.  
  2. Concussion Training
  3. Background Check
  4. Coach's Training (USA Football HeadsUp)
  5. Positive Coaching Alliance Seminar
  6. Child Safety 

The processes for completing all these items are found in Trusted Coaches.  The SYFA Board will have final say on all coaches, head and assistant as needed. Once Coaches are selected they will be sent information on completing Trusted Coaches. 



6/10/24 6:30pm Shakopee Community Center

 Reminder for those who are interested and for our new football registrants - MARK YOUR CALENDARS:


As we continue to develop our Youth Flag program, we will be implementing a Flag Coaches Clinic for both registered and prospective coaches who haven't quite made the leap yet.  This clinic will take place on June 10th at the Shakopee Community Center in the Enigma Room at 6:30pm.  This is for FLAG ONLY.  

We know many parents who say they would like to coach but don't feel confident enough in football to do so.  Here's your opportunity to learn, network, and gain your confidence!  Our Youth Football Board Members will be leading the training, with over 25 years of coaching experience.  Spread the word and come join us!  Flag coaches who sign up to be Head Coach receive free registration

If you have any questions, please reach out to our Youth Flag Director, Maureen Reilly at

2024 Coaches Clinics will occur this Spring

All potential tackle level coaches, especially travel level coaches, are asked to join the Varsity staff for the coaches' clinic.  We will focus on new offense and defense plays.  Dates TBD (Summer 2024)

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