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Grand Ledge Area Youth Football

Coaches


Interested in Coaching Football or Cheer?

The 2019 coaching application process will begin 8:00 a.m., Mon., May 14.  

All football head coach applications for the 2019 season are due Sun., June 10, 2018 before 11:00 P.M.

All football head coach candidates must be available for interviews the evenings of Tues. & Wed., June 19th & 20th, 2018.

You will need to visit the Apply to be a Coach for GLAYF/GLAYC page to begin the application process.  

If you have any questions about the football or cheerleading coaching positions, please email them to 
[email protected].  

Head coaches and assistant coaches need to do the following:
 - consent to a background check and provide needed information to do so
 - complete a youth sports concussion training, get a certificate, AND confirm a concussion certificate is on file with GLAYF

Assistant coaches selected by a head coach must be board approved, consent to a background check and provide needed information to do so, complete a youth sports concussion training, get a certificate, AND confirm a concussion certificate is on file with GLAYF.  



Coaching Concussion Training Requirement & Documentation

All head coaches and assistant coaches must complete a youth sports concussion training, get a certificate, and confirm GLAYF has his/her concussion certificate on file.

You can learn more about this at the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services webpage on Michigan Sports Concussion LawYou can complete the necessary training and get a certificate by visiting the Heads Up Concussion in Youth Sports webpage.



Coaching Obligations

Head coaches must participate or coordinate an assistant to perform...

  • Head Football Coaches &/or Assistants
    • Football Equipment Hand-Out.  
    • Head Coaches will obtain their coaches equipment bag during their night of equipment hand-out  
  • Head Football & Assistants
    • Mandatory Coaches Meeting for League Rules: date, time, & location TBD
  • Head Football & Cheerleading Coaches &/or Assistants
    • Youth Football Recognition Night
    • Homecoming Parade
    • Report to press box after home game to either spot, announce, or perform scoreboard operations
    • If first game of day, help setup football field and have your players' parents help setup trash containers
    • If last game of day, stay until site director says no more help is needed
 


GLAYF Coaches Rules

**Weekend Participation is expected from all Coaches. The head and assistant coaches must ensure that 2 to 3 coaches report to the press box after their completed home game to see if a spotter, clock operator, or general assistant is needed.**

1. Official Hats
• No additional hats will be given - after initial set
• A coach doesn't coach without one on his/her head
• NO TOBACCO USE

2. Inclement weather Rules
• If You Hear Thunder- Stop Play seek shelter immediately
• Practice ENDS, do not start again
• Inform Parents of expectations

3. Equipment Room
• A Coach MUST accompany a kid for any repair
• In order to control inventory, coaches don't have access to equipment room
• No Parents allowed in equipment room without a coach present

4. Game Day expectations
• 1st game of day (set up - show up Early prior to your warm-ups)
• Last game of day (clean up - Do Not Leave until everything is done)
• Keep players off of the field until team warm ups

5. Concessions
• NO KIDS ALLOWED (ENFORCE IT - IT'S THE LAW!)

6. Cheer Squad
• Football Coaches - PLEASE work with them and involve them.
• Confirm game days as well as time & place

7. Freshman Football Players need to leave the premises after they complete practice. Coaches have the authority to ask them to leave. 




GLAYF & GLAYC COACHES’ CREED

We, the Board of Directors, take the responsibility of coaching seriously and will scrutinize all coaches throughout the season to see that the children’s best interests and the league’s best interests are paramount with all coaches. With the above in mind, we have devised the following Coaches’ Creed for all coaches in our program as follows, and you must agree to the following as part of the registration and background consent:

"I promise to do my best to help each child entrusted in my care to develop both mentally as well as physically. I promise to remember that we play for fun and that all children involved in our program must get a fair chance to participate. I realize that part of a coach’s responsibility is to produce winners, but that winning comes secondary to all children getting a chance to play and all children having fun. I understand that this is not an adult league but a league formed for the children in the community, for their enjoyment, and I will do my best to see that the children enjoy participating in our program.

As a GLAYF coach or GLAYC coach, I do hereby promise to:
1. FOLLOW ALL RULES AT ALL TIMES.
2. REFRAIN FROM USING FOUL LANGUAGE DURING ANY PRACTICE, GAME, OR ANY OTHER FUNCTION RELATED TO GLAYF/GLAYC.
3. NEVER USE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES BEFORE OR DURING A PRACTICE, GAME, OR ANY OTHER FUNCTION RELATED TO GLAYF/GLAYC.
4. NEVER USE TOBACCO DURING ANY PRACTICE, GAME, OR ANY OTHER FUNCTION RELATED TO GLAYF/GLAYC.
5. NEVER USE ILLEGAL DRUGS.
6. NEVER USE PHYSICAL FORCE, STRIKE, HIT, OR INFLICT PHYSICAL HARM TO ANY CHILD IN THE PROGRAM.
7. HOLD IN HIGH REGARD THE SAFETY OF ALL CHILDREN IN MY CARE.
8. ATTEND AT LEAST 95% OF PRACTICES AND FOLLOW THE LEAGUE’S COACHING GUIDELINES.
9. PRE-ARRANGE TO HAVE A COMPETENT ADULT’S SUPERVISION IF I AM UNABLE TO ATTEND A PRACTICE OR GAME.
10. ADDRESS ALL PARENTAL COMPLAINTS TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY AND PRESENT ALL PARENTAL COMPLAINTS TO THE BOARD WHEN THEY OCCUR.

I UNDERSTAND THAT I WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE COACHING STAFF, AT THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ DISCRETION, FOR SERIOUS VIOLATIONS OF ANY OF THE ABOVE."



Football Sizes, Conditioning, Ball Carrying Weight, & Draft Night

  • 4th Grade
    • Junior Size Football
    • 8 Hours of Conditioning before progressive live contact
    • Ball Carrying Weight Max: 110 Lbs
    • Daft Night: Tuesday Night @ 8:30 P.M.
  • 5th Grade
    • Junior Size Football
    • 8 Hours of Conditioning before progressive live contact
    • Ball Carrying Weight Max: 120 Lbs
    • Draft Night: Tuesday Night @ 8:30 P.M. 
  • 6th Grade
    • Youth Size Football
    • 8 Hours of Conditioning before progressive live contact
    • Ball Carrying Weight Max: 140 Lbs
    • Draft Night: Monday Night @ 8:30 P.M.
  • 7th Grade
    • Youth Size Football
    • 6 Hours of Conditioning before progressive live contact
    • Ball Carrying Weight Max: 170 Lbs
    • Draft Night: Monday Night @ 8:30 P.M.
  • 8th Grade
    • Youth or Regulation Size Football
    • 6 Hours of Conditioning before progressive live contact
    • Ball Carrying Weight Max: 200 Lbs
    • Draft Night: Monday Night @ 8:30 P.M. 



Forms for Coaches

 2016's CAYF Official Roster form - Excel spreadsheet

 GLAYF Play Count form - Excel spreadsheet or pdf file

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