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MANDATORY COACHES TRAINING & MEETINGS

USA Football Training Certificate: (ALL HEAD COACHES REQUIRED & at least 1 ASSISTANT COACH per Team / ALL ASSISTANTS are ENCOURAGED) complete the course and forward the certificate to the DJP mailbox

MMPFL Rules Meetings:  (ALL COACHES must attend 1 of 3):  VirtuaL Meetings will be held via Zoom on the following dates:  8/17 @ 7PM, 8/25 @ 7PM, 8/30 @ 7PM

 


ALL Coaches MUST Apply

HEAD COACHES, a REMINDER, please have ALL of your Assistant Coaches submit their application to be a DJP coach prior to joining your team for a practice or game.  There is a mandatory background check before any adults can be on the field with our youth athletes.    

DJP Coaches Creed:

I promise to do my best to help each child entrusted in my care to develop both mentally as well as physically.  I promise to remember that we play for fun and that all children involved in our program must get a fair chance to participate.  I realize that part of a coach’s responsibility is to produce winners, but that winning comes secondary to all children getting a chance to play and all children having fun.  I understand that this is not an adult league, but a league formed for the children of the community, for their enjoyment, and I will do my best to see that the children enjoy participating in our program. 

As a coach for DeWitt Junior Panthers (DJP) and the Mid-Michigan Pony Football League (MMPFL), I do hereby promise to:

  • Follow ALL the rules at ALL times
  • Refrain from using foul language during any practice, game, or any other function related to DJP or the league
  • NEVER use alcoholic beverages before or during a practice, game, or any other function related to DJP or the league
  • NEVER use tobacco during any practice, game or any function related to DJP or the league
  • NEVER use illegal drugs
  • NEVER use physical force, strike, hit, or inflict physical harm to any child in the program.
  • Hold in high regard the safety of ALL children in my care
  • Attend at least 95% of practices and follow the league’s coaching guidelines
  • Pre-arrange to have a competent adult’s supervision IF I am unable to attend a practice or game.
  • Address ALL parental complaints to the best of my ability, and present ALL parental complaints to the DJP Board when they occur.

I understand that I will be removed from the coaching staff, at the Board of Directors’ discretion, for serious violations of any of the above.


Coaching Resources

USA Football Coaching Certificate Training

YOUTH CERTIFICATION FOR NON-CONTACT & CONTACT COACHES Get certified so you can enhance fundamentals, teach more efficiently and keep athlete well-being top of mind.

CDC's Heads Up

Keeping children and teens healthy and safe is always a top priority. Whether you are a parent, youth sports coach, school coach, school professional, or health care provider, this site will help you recognize, respond to, and minimize the risk of concussion or other serious brain injury.


STAY CONNECTED TO YOUR TEAM

Keep connected to your team. Quickly check schedules and team updates, plus message other members on your team and receive heads-up from athletes about practice. Enjoy unlimited access to scores & stats, photo/video sharing, and more.


ESSENTIAL COACH HOW-TO'S

Accessing TeamCenter

Easily add and edit athlete info, manage schedules, and message team members

Messaging Your Team in TeamCenter

Send a message to an individual member, selected members, or the entire team directly from TeamCenter or from the SportsEngine mobile app

Basic Team Management

Perform basic tasks using the Team Page Team Management functionality

Add Contacts to Receive Team Messages

Add additional email addresses to a non-member's profile in order to be able to include all athletes in team communications

Managing RSVPs

Manage RSVPs for each athlete within your team’s TeamCenter or within the SportsEngine mobile app

Sending RSVPs for Existing Games or Events

Do you import your game schedules from a third party scheduler or create them manually on your team page? This article explains how to add RSVPs to those games and events after they are imported.

More Helpful Coach Links

Review help articles about how coaches interact with TeamCenter and the SportsEngine mobile app

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