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Coaching Application

Fox Valley Pop Warner Football Inc. provides our coaches the opportunity to get the best in youth football coaching education and development programs available.  Coaches will be certified in the Heads Up Football program which advances player safety through education and nationally endorsed standards.

Coaching applications need to be completed online using the link below:  

Will coaches be "Heads Up" certified?

Yes!  As in past seasons, Fox Valley Pop Warner is enrolled in the Heads Up Football program, directed by USA Football, and has Player Safety Coaches.  

All of our head and assistant coaches are Heads Up certified before taking the field.

Learn more about USA Football and their Heads Up program by clicking <<<HERE>>>.

Mandatory Background Checks

Regardless of qualifications, all coaching candidate (Head & Assistants) and all board/committee member applicants must complete and pass the mandatory background checks before being considered for any position.

No confidential data submitted during the application process is maintained by Fox Valley Pop Warner or our web hosting providers. 

All background check results are kept confidential.

Coaching Qualifications & Requirements

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. Review, understand and abide by FVPW Code of Conduct
4. Be currently certified or agree to obtain certifications listed below by position

Coaching Qualifications & Requirements
   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   Conduct   Participate
 First Aid Certification   Current Certification   Recommended 
 Positive Coaching Alliance   Current Certification   Current Certification 

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

5. All coaches (including assistant coaches) must complete coach application online each year.

6. All coaches must complete a background check.

7. Head Coaches must be willing and able to accept the responsibility of controlling actions of his staff, player and parents.

All coaches are subject to final approval by Fox Valley Pop Warner.



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

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