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2024 Tackle & Rookie Football

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FCFL Website

The FCFL website (link below) is for all of the FCFL Coaches to help you find everything you need in one location. 

FCFL Coaches Website

You can find the FCFL Rules for your Division (grade), Policies & Procedures, the Team Splitting Policy, the Minimum Play Trackers and all the important documents you need for your Season. Check with your League President to confirm the FCFL documents are up to date. 

Tackle Rookie Coaches Certification

WYF COACHES - Two parts to this section:

     1) Certification Requirements
     2) Additional Resources

ALL COACHES MUST COMPLETE AND PASS THE BELOW REQUIREMENTS BEFORE
HAVING ANY CONTACT WITH ANY FCFL PLAYERS OR PARTICIPANTS: 

Please read below carefully.  There are up to six actions you will need to complete online as a Head or an Assistant Coach. Instructions for each are detailed below. As a reminder, no coaches will be allowed on the field during the season until we have received their certifications.

All Coaches
   1) USA Football  Training Videos & Certification
   2) Concussion Training Videos & Certification
   3) Criminal Background Check 
4) Helmet Fitting Video Link
5) Coach Code of Conduct 'New for 2024'

Head Coach & Two Assistants
6) CPR/AED Certification Course 
        
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Get Certified!

  1. USA Football - Become a Certified USA FOOTBALL Member
    1. All Head Coaches and Asst Coaches must Register as a USA Football Member.
    2. If you are not a USA Football Member and have never been certified go to http://usafootball.com/ Click “Become a Member” and fill out all required fields and submit.  Once you are registered click Organizations and associate yourself with your organization, you need to be associated with one of the FCFL football leagues for the PROMO code to work.
    3. Enter promo-code FCFL2024 and submit, but do not enter your credit card info.  You will receive an email to “Activate Now” your USA Football account.  Log in using new login/password, In “Coach Education Program” Box, click link for “Tackle Certification” At the conclusion of the program there is a quiz, hit "download" button and print and save your certificate.
    4. If you are a USA Football Member and have been certified in the past go to http://usafootball.com/ Click “log in” next to green Sign Up button on top right, Log in using your email and password, On “Membership Renewals” page – Click “Renew” under “Coach”  Accept Terms of Service and Renew Membership buttons using promo-code FCFL2024 and hit “update price” (do not enter credit card info).  In “Coach Education Program” Box, click link for “Tackle Re-Certification” Pass the quiz, hit "download" button and print and save your certificate.
  2. CDC - HEADS UP CONCUSSION TRAINING CERTIFICATION
    1. All Head Coaches and Asst Coaches must pass the Concussion Training.
    2. Go to https://www.cdc.gov/heads-up/training/youth-sports.html
    3. At the outset of the module make sure to enter your full name as you'd like it to appear on your certificate. At the conclusion of the test, be sure to print the certificate using the link provided on the "congratulations" page. Your completion will not be saved so entering your name at the beginning, completing the module AND printing the certificate is required. MAKE SURE YOUR NAME APPEARS ON THE PRINTED CERTIFICATE BEFORE CLOSING THE SESSION
  3. CBC - CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK
    1. All Head Coaches and Asst Coaches must pass a Background check.
    2. Each League can use their own company for background checks if they wish.  But all background checks for all Head Coaches and Asst Coaches must be verified by the FCFL Administration before your coaches are allowed on the field.
    3. You can use Westports Background check company, if you do not have one and then Westport will bill you for each coach you get certified under their program.  Just go to  Wilton Football Background Checks
  4. Helmet Fitting Video - 

    1. Victor - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bk9bkZJ2APk
    2. Classic - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqgh-t-IbhY
    3. Speed - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SF4nu83R4E
    4. Flex - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8lgECGLqd0

  5. Coach Code of Conduct 'New 2024'Currently under construction, to be shared via email in early August

  6. CPR/First AID, AED Certified
    1. All Head Coaches and two assistants are required to be certified in CPR/AED.  Email [email protected] to get your required username and password for the certification website.

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

#1 Reformed Sports Projecthttps://reformedsportsproject.com/

Mission - To restore healthy balance and perspective in all  areas of sport, through education and advocacy.


#2 Positive Coaching Alliance - 
https://positivecoach.org

Coaches exhibit the behaviors necessary for positive youth development and social-emotional learning (as identified by the well-established research on this topic that can be found at CASEL.org).

Coaches increase their focus on using sports to teach life skills. Coaches feel more prepared in specific ways to use tools and techniques with their players to improve their resilience, their sportsmanship, and their character on and off the field.


#3 US Center for Safe Sport - https://uscenterforsafesport.org

The U.S. Center for SafeSport is an independent nonprofit committed to building a sport community where participants can work and learn together free of emotional, physical and sexual abuse and misconduct. Explore our site for training resources, help and best practices for coaches, parents, athletes, youth and amateur sports organizations in creating your SafeSport environment.



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