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Coaching Registration

How do I apply to be a coach?

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

1. Submit an annual mandatory online COACHES APPLICATION
2. Complete and pass an annual mandatory background check (information will be provided to candidates of interest)

If you have a child in the program, please also express your interest in coaching as a volunteer interest as you register your player.  Selection committees reference this within the player registrations to identify interested candidates.

Selected candidates will need to complete USA Football certifications to coach in any capacity.

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.

 

 

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.

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.


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