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Coaching Application

Minimum Qualifications for Coaching

To be eligible for any Fox Valley Pop Warner season, coaches must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be in good standing with the league

  2. Meet minimum age requirements: Head Coach (21); Assistant Coach (18) 

  3. Understand and abide by our Code of Conduct

  4. Be currently certified or agree to obtain certifications listed below by position

Coaching Qualifications

 Head Coach* 
 Assistant Coach 

 USA Football Coaching Cert. 
 Current Certification 
 Current Certification 

 FVPW Heads Up Coaches Clinic 
 Attendance Required 
 Attendance Recommended 

 Team Parents Safety Meeting 

 First Aid Certification 
 Current Certification 

 Positive Coaching Alliance 
 Current Certification 
 Current Certification 


*Additionally, some league experience is preferred to coach in the upper divisions.

Regardless of qualifications, a candidate cannot be selected for a head coach and assistant coach positions without completing an application form, passing the mandatory background check, and completing USA Football Heads Up Level 1 certification.  All background check results are kept confidential.

Head Coach Selection Process

The FVPW coaching committee will review all coaching applications, make their initial selections for the head coach openings and then connect these candidates with an independent 3rd party service to perform the required background check.

Selected candidates who pass the background check will be named as head coaches and will be provided with the names of assistant coach and team manager candidates based on the volunteer interests expressed through the player registration process and the remaining coaching volunteer applicant pool.

Approved head coaches will receive non-transferable badges needed for preferred gameday parking and sideline access.

Assistants (Coaches & Team Managers) Selection Process

The selected head coaches will submit their assistant coach and team manager selections to the coaching committee who will review the candidate list and connect approved candidates with an independent 3rd party service to perform the required background check.

The coaching committee will approve the selected candidates who have completed the online application and pass the mandatory background check will be named as assistant coaches and/or team manager within their respective teams.

Approved assistant coaches and managers will receive non-transferable badges needed for preferred gameday parking and sideline access.

Registration Requires an Account

To register online, you must:

  1. Use an existing or create a new SportNgin online account

  2. Activate any newly created SportNgin online account by accessing the e-mail associated with the account and providing a confirmation linking the account to the e-mail

Click HERE if you would like information on how to create this account through SportNgin, our online service provider.  You cannot proceed with online registration without one.

Click HERE if you have an existing SportNgin account but forgot the password.

Click HERE the see the SportNgin membership guide if you have other questions related to the management of your SportNgin account.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please be sure to reference the FAQ page from our league site for answers to other common questions such as practice dates, game schedules, etc.

You can do that now by clicking HERE or come back to our league site at a later time to view.


Please direct questions to:

Fox Valley Pop Warner