Coaching Requirements

West Seattle Junior Football & Cheer have great coaches, but we could always use more. We welcome anyone who has the desire and commitment to make a positive impact on the youth in our community. If you’re interested in coaching, review the five requirements below and contact us.

Coaching Requirements

  1. Commit to the Wildcats program and philosophy.
  2. Pass the background check.
  3. Read and sign this Coach's Code of Conduct.
  4. Register and attend NJFL Certification Training.
  5. Complete the online USA Football Tackle Coach Certification course.

More info about each requirement is below.

Committing to the Program

Our programs require coaches to run the same offense and defense at every level. We have a strict coach conduct policy; there's absolutely no profanity on the field. All coaches need USA Football certification and need to adhere to USA Football practice guidelines. Our coaches do this because they want to, not because they have to.

Background Checks

The background check is the first step of the process. It is conducted by NJFL. PeopleTrail is the company conducting the checks.

The background check info goes to the NJFL Executive board who determines if a coach passes the check.

The adjudication used is the USA Football standard and flags any felony, violent crime, drug related crime, sexual related crime, or crimes involving a minor.

To start the process, go here (

Coach's Code of Conduct

Each coach signs the Code of Conduct. Our coaches hold each other accountable, and this is point of pride for our franchise.

NJFL Certification

NJFL must attend a certification meeting where they learn league rules and expectations. Below are the links to the RSVP form for the upcoming NJFL Coaches Clinics. Tickets are limited to one per person. (To prevent franchises booking blocks of tickets, reservations with identical email addresses will be deleted.)


USA Football Online Training 

This online training ensures coaches are teaching latest and safest football techniques. The Youth Coach Certification is currently a four-hour course.  The recertification quiz will take 30-45 minutes.


  • Go to USA Football Certification
  • Click on "Get Certified"
  • Select Game Type
  • Type in promo code: WESTSEATTLETACKLE23
  • Click "Update Price"
  • Click "Sign Up For Course!"
  • Start Certification

If you have any problems, contact Jacob Letourneau at USA Football 913.954.1408 or email at

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West Seattle Jr Football and Cheer

3614 A California Ave SW, #147

Seattle, WA 98116