Coordinator’s Timeline & Checklist

Please review the Coordinator’s timeline and checklist

Field Coordinator and Town Contract

Please fill out the Field Coordinator and Town Contract

Iowa-Based YSF Background Checks

Every HEAD COACH , ASSISTANT COACH, and COORDINATOR must submit a background check before the season begins!

This Site is for Towns/Communities affiliated with the Youth Sports Foundation (Home Office in Muscatine, Iowa)

Background checks are required every year by all head coaches, assistant coaches, and coordinators for YSF. The checks are FREE to our volunteers. Please click the link below to complete this requirement.

Iowa, Illinois & Wisconsin Coaches and Coordinators: Click HERE to complete your background check BEFORE the season begins!

Roster Templates

Roster Template Download Instructions (File download at bottom of section)

  • You will be redirected to a Dropbox file, it will ask you to create an account – you do not need to create an account, select the “No thanks, continue to view” option as shown below:
  • Now that you’re on the Dropbox page, select the download option in the upper right of the screen as shown below:
  • Select the direct download option, depending on whether you are using a Google or Microsoft browser the download will appear in different locations, both shown below.
  • Google – once downloaded, select the file in the bottom left of the screen and it will open automatically.
  • Microsoft – Select the run option at the bottom of your screen, the file will automatically open after download.
  • Now, fill out the file with the appropriate information and email it to Please include town name in the subject of the email.
  • If you do not have access to Microsoft Excel please send in your rosters in a format available to you, if you must hand write your roster please remember that it must be legible.

Click Here to Access YSF’s Roster Template

Inventory and Coordinators Survey Forms

Please complete these end-of-the-year forms after your last football game. Print forms and fill out completely, then email to Joni Kerr:

Coordinator Survey

Inventory Form

Coaching Application

Please Remember that those applying to be coaches must also complete:

If you are applying to be a coach for our tackle football programs you must also complete the USA Football Certification.


Emergency Action Plan

Injuries, sudden illnesses and other critical incidents do not often occur during youth practice or games, nor do situations that require the help of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Personnel. However, it is important for every community participating in the Youth Sports Foundation to have an emergency action plan for town coordinators, coaches and volunteers to follow should emergencies occur.

Emergency Action Plan

Concussion Fact Sheet 

Concussion Fact Sheet

Extra ‘After-Season’ Game/Tourney Information

Town Coordinators must complete the following forms as well as have parents sign the post season waiver.

RETURN both to JONI at the YSF OFFICE:

USA Football – Coach Certifications and Promo Codes

Youth 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.

  • Click here View Youth Coach Certifications
  • Click “Learn More” underneath Flag or Tackle Certification
  • Click on “Get Certified”
  • Click “Continue to Payment”
  • Type in promo code:
    • Flag Promo Code: YSFFLAG23
    • Tackle Promo Code: YSFTACKLE23
  • Click “Update Price”
  • Click “Sign Up For Course!”
  • Start Certification


Before starting their certification, coaches should consider becoming a USA Football Coach Membership. This includes both the Tackle and Flag Certification, Youth Tackling & Contact System, full access to USA Football Community, monthly coaches notes, and more. The cost to become a Coach Member is $40, but will be reduced to $25 when using this promo code: YSFCM23
  • Coaches will have the option to use either the tackle/flag promo code, or the membership code, but not both. These codes will remove the full $15 off of the selected Certification or $15 off of the Coach Membership.
  • If coaches have any questions they can contact

Accident & Incident Report Forms

Please complete the Accident Form if there is an injury to a player:

Please complete the Incident Form if there is an issue or complaint from a parent, guardian, or spectator:

Once completed, return the form(s) to Jim Miller at:

Accident / Incident Report Forms