USA Football Certification

ALL HEAD COACHES need to be a Certified Youth Football Coach through USA Football. A promo code will be needed to register. Assistant coaches are not required, but are recommended, to take the course. You will need it to be considered for the head position the following season.

*Please note:  This certification will take a total of approximately 1.5 – 2 hours to complete. You are able to save and return as needed.

1st year = Level 1 Tackle or Flag Certification Course
2+ years = Re-certification Course every year after 1st year

2016 USA Football Coach Registration & Renewal Instructions

All YSF head coaches must get certified yearly. Here are your steps to get certified:

  1. Already have a USA Football account?
    Log in and renew here:
  2. Need to create a USA Football account?
    Register here:  PROMO CODE: You MUST use the code during registration or renewal of your Coach Membership so your commissioner can see when you are certified and to receive the discounted Heads Up Football rate.
    Head coaches—ysfhc16 (YSF covers full cost.)
    Asst. Coaches—ysfac16 ($5 charge by USA Football for assistants.)
  3. Once logged in, complete the Level 1 Tackle Certification Course or Re-certification Quiz here:
    Have questions? Contact the USA Football Member Services team at 1-877-536-6822 or visit the Help Desk:

Any additional questions, please contact Sally Miller at the YSF office:  (563) 288-2541 or by e-mail at: