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What Do I Need To Do To Coach?

1) Apply for a background check using the link below (Must be done every other season). 

2) Complete and submit Concussion Certification. See 2023 Youth Certification PDF below (Must be done Annually). 

3) Coaching Certification through USA football (2 coaches per team)

The Registration "Coaches Corner" is not currently available.

Coach Certification

New this year, certifications will be flag and tackle specific. Coaches completing the certification for the first time will complete our Level 1 flag or tackle certification, while returning coaches will be automatically assigned to take the Level 2 flag or tackle recertification. Coaches can access the certification by following the steps below or by referencing the attached instructions.

The Minnesota Vikings are covering the certification cost for the first 1,500 coaches in the state of Minnesota. Thank you Vikings! Coaches can use either the flag or tackle promo code provided below to remove the $15 fee.

  • Go to USA Football Youth Certification
  • Click "Learn More" under either Flag or Tackle Certification.
  • Click on "Get Certified"
  • Click "Continue to Payment" 
  • Type in promo code:
    • Flag Promo Code: VIKINGSFLAG23
    • Tackle Promo Code: VIKINGSTACKLE23    
  • Click "Update Price"
  • Click "Sign Up For Course!"

Start Certification


Metro East Youth Footballl League

Click MEYFL link for: Field Locations, Rules, Referee Cards, Game Schedules and Standings