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LITH/Algonquin Jr Eagles Youth Football

Jr Eagles Football

Coaches Corner

Are you interested in coaching with the Jr. Eagles?  Please complete the Coach's Application through your account and contact the Division Director at the level that you are interested in coaching.  The main Player Safety Coach, who will attend and then provide additional training for the tackle football coaches, is Dave Golnick.  You must know the rules of the game for the level you are coaching - and they do change so make sure you are up to speed.  The Tackle Football rules can be found in the Downloads section of the TCYFL website (

Being a coach in youth football is not a right, it is a privilege that can be taken away.  Do not be that guy.  There is no reason to be super intense and overly competitive - THIS IS YOUTH FOOTBALL, NOT THE NFL.  This game is for the kids to enjoy so make their experience great.  All kids need to get an opportunity to play even if it at the end of your 5/6 year old flag Super Bowl game - it is just not that important to win if you are going to push a player out of the sport.      
1.  Provide an application and undergo a background check (through your on-line Account).
2.  Have attended a PCA Training in the past 3 years - click here for instructions.
3.  Have attended a TCYFL Advanced Concussion Training on the TCYFL Website at
4.  Become USA Football Heads Up Football Certified, or re-newed this certification. The website for the USA Football is  and the coupon code for is JREAGLES19.  Click here for more information.

1.  Provide an application and undergo a background check (through your on-line Account).
2.  Attend the Jr Eagles Coach's Training Program.  2019 dates TBD.

All Coaches must follow the code of conduct:


Every coach without exception shall adhere to this code of conduct. You will be held accountable for exemplifying this conduct and understand that you serve as a role model for the players, parents and spectators.


· As a coach, you understand that your primary role is that of a teacher, and that you will be considered a role model by the children that you interact with. You must always be cognizant of this fact, and conduct yourself in a manner consistent with your responsibility as a teacher of the game of football.


· Winning is a consideration, and is the byproduct of good coaching. It is not the only consideration, nor the most important one; you should care more about teaching your players than the winning of the game.


· You must learn, understand, and follow the rules of the TCYFL and the LA Jr. Eagles.


· Act in a sportsmanlike manner always, win or lose.


· Remember children are involved in athletics for fun and enjoyment.


· Lead by example in demonstrating fair play and sportsmanship to all participants. Ensure that you are knowledgeable in the rules of each activity that you lead, and teach these rules to the participants.


· Do not use foul or abusive language, threats or violence towards a referee, acting referee, spectator, official or player. Actions of this nature will not be tolerated by the LA Jr. Eagles.


· Coaches will control their teams and the parents of the players on their teams at all times. Severe parent misbehavior should be reported to the Division Director and the Jr. Eagles Board for swift corrective action. This action may include banning of parents from all events, and/or the dismissal of their child from any and all actives associated with the Jr. Eagles organization. The decisions of the Board of Directors shall be final.


· Place the emotional and physical well-being of the participants ahead of any personal desire to win. Treat each player as an individual, keeping in mind the wide range of emotional and physical development of children within the age groups that you lead.


· Participation while under the influence of alcohol or illegal or prohibited drugs around the playing area or at the practice facilities while activities involving the TCYFL or the LA Jr. Eagles are being conducted will not be tolerated and is strictly forbidden.


· Provide a safe playing situation for all participants. Organize practices that are fun and challenging for all players. Give all players the opportunity to improve their skills, gain confidence and develop self-esteem; teach them the basics.


· Remember that coaching is a privilege not a right. Remember that you are a youth coach, and that the game is for the children and not the adults.


· Be generous with your praise when it is deserved; be consistent, honest and fair. Do not criticize players publicly. Learn to be a more effective communicator and coach.

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Phone : 847-833-5454
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