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    Talking Interested in coaching youth football?

    There are a few youth football leagues in the DSM area - the league I'm referring to here is the West Des Moines ‘Lil Pro Youth Football League (WDMLYPFL). I learned last night the league had a larger influx of new players this year and they're short on coaches.

    To learn more about the league if you’re interested in coaching or have a 3rd-7th grade child that would like to play, visit www.wdmlpyfl.com. Practices start August 18th this year.

    The only formal requirement to coach is to attend one football seminar a year - this is to satisfy the league's insurance policy that all coaches have had some form of annual education. The two local options remaining this year are the Central College Clinic in Pella on June 14th and the IFCA Clinic in Ames on July 26-27th.

    Please contact the WDMLPYFL or myself if interested and they or I can assist you in the process of applying and completing your education.



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    Re: Interested in coaching youth football?

    For those interested, the league is still in search of coaches for the '08 season.



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    Re: Interested in coaching youth football?

    I would do it if gas wasn't so danged expensive.



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    Re: Interested in coaching youth football?

    Well sadly, I think the league requires all coaches to be 21 or older. :)

    For the Chiefs fans out there - this will be my first year as head coach and I'll have a 6th grade Chiefs team. It's not the Cowboys, but I can't complain about the colors.



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    Re: Interested in coaching youth football?

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    Well sadly, I think the league requires all coaches to be 21 or older. :)

    For the Chiefs fans out there - this will be my first year as head coach and I'll have a 6th grade Chiefs team. It's not the Cowboys, but I can't complain about the colors.
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    Re: Interested in coaching youth football?

    I wonder if I can get 10 year olds to run a run-n-shoot, no huddle offense???



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    Re: Interested in coaching youth football?

    22, what's the time commitment? Do you set your own practice times?


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    Re: Interested in coaching youth football?

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    I wonder if I can get 10 year olds to run a run-n-shoot, no huddle offense???
    You'd be amazed what some of the coaches at this level have their players doing. I follow the DM Catholic football league and some of those practices look more intense than what my college practices were.


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    Re: Interested in coaching youth football?

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    Well sadly, I think the league requires all coaches to be 21 or older. :)

    For the Chiefs fans out there - this will be my first year as head coach and I'll have a 6th grade Chiefs team. It's not the Cowboys, but I can't complain about the colors.
    Sure you can - it's the wrong shade of cardinal. Everyone else complains about it


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    Re: Interested in coaching youth football?

    Quote Originally Posted by mjones34 View Post
    22, what's the time commitment? Do you set your own practice times?
    Practices start August 18th. We practice 4 times a week for the first few weeks until games start - then down to 3 times a week.

    Yes, I set my own practice schedule. I have not yet completed it, but likely it will be Monday-Thursday from 5:30-7:50. Wednesday will drop from that schedule once it goes down to 3 nights a week. Once it gets darker, practice time will move up to 5 and end at 7:20.

    Games are held on Saturday (3rd-5th grades) and Sunday (6th and 7th grades). Last year the first game was on Sept. 15th with the last regular season game on Oct. 14th and the "playoffs" (which is just one game) the following weekend.

    I am currently in search of up to 2 more assistants - however league wide there is a need for assistants - so anyone interested can coach wherever they'd like.

    So far it will be myself and another long-time friend that also happens to be a member here. :)

    Quote Originally Posted by wartknight View Post
    You'd be amazed what some of the coaches at this level have their players doing. I follow the DM Catholic football league and some of those practices look more intense than what my college practices were.
    True that. I coached for a former college and NFL player my first 3 years in the league and practices were very intense - especially when we were coaching 7th grade. Last year (5th grade) we had to dial it down some.


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    Re: Interested in coaching youth football?

    Also, as a staff - I hope to attend one or two ISU practices early this fall to obtain some ideas for drills, conditioning, etc.



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