First Steps

Become A Head Coach or Assistant

If you are interested in being a Head Coach, please follow the steps below. Head Coach Applications are being accepted through March:

Step 1: Use the Member Login button on the BWYAA home page to create a member account.

Step 2: Choose Volunteer or Head Coach.

Step 3a: If choosing Volunteer, you are simplying completing a background check.

Step 3b: If choosing Head Coach you will select the Division you would like to coach.

Step 4: Complete the application including the required information for a background check.

Step 5: Once accepted as a Head Coach (football and cheer) or Assistant Coach (football only), you will complete the National Alliance for Youth Sports Coaches Certification for Football or Cheerleading. Your Coaches certificate must be valid through November of the current calendar year. Please review the PDF file for specific instructions on completing this course: NAYS.

Step 6: Mark your calendar for the Mandatory Coaches Meeting (Head Coach only) in May and the league meetings from June through November for the current calendar year. The Head Coach is required to attend these meetings in order to maintain the Head Coach position and 100% refund of one child registration.

Become A Volunteer

If you are interested in being an volunteer to the Head Coach or Assistant, please follow the steps below:

Step 1: Discuss being a volunteer with the Head Coach first. After receiving approval, go to Step 2.

Step 2: Use the Member Login botton on the BWYAA home page to either 1) create a member account or 2) use the member account you used when registering your son or daughter.

Step 3: Choose Volunteer.

Step 4: Complete the entire application. This background check will qualify or disqualify you from being a volunteer with our program. As a NAYS chapter, we generally follow NAYS recommended guidelines. Are restrictions for non-violent felony convictions are more stringent.

Step 5: We also strongly recommend you either join NAYS and complete their certification for coaching and on concussion awareness or, at a minimum, complete the National Federation of State High School Association's Concussion in Sports course titled, What you Need to Know, Concussion in Sports http://www.nfhslearn.com/electiveDetail.aspx?courseID=38000. This course is free through the NFHS. You will need to click the "order here" button and complete a brief registration form to take the course. However, you do not need to be a member of NFHS to access this course. Print the certificate and provide it to your Head Coach.

Page updated 03/2016