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2023 Football Coach Registration




Each head coach and all members of each coaching staff shall be certified in football by USA Football and show proof upon request. All certifications shall be issued by USA Football. The President of each member club will turn in to the INFC office a list of all coaches involved in their program along with their card number, certification number and contact information prior to the first regular season game. This will allow a current up-to-date list of all certified coaches to be maintained and on file in INFC office should any problems or questions arise.

Exceptions to USA Football certification would be:
A. Another form of certification approved by the Commissioner
B. School Certified Coaches

All Coaches on the sideline must wear a copy of their certification and their INFC pass on a lanyard around their neck.




Indian Nations Youth Football Coaches Registering & Certifying

All coaches will need to redeem the code above and access the certification course center. You can simply visit the following link and either sign in to your existing account and renew or create a new membership by going to:

REMEMBER TO USE THE CODE: indiannations14

If you are having any issues with registering, please call the USA FOOTBALL Member Services team at 1-877-5-FOOTBALL (1-877-536-6822) or visit their Help Desk where you can chat live with USA FOOTABaLL or enter a help desk ticket:



1) Remove the athlete from play
a) Look for signs and symptoms of concussion if an athlete experienced a bump or blow to the head
b) "When in doubt, sit them out" - athletes with signs or symptoms of concussion must not return to play

2) Ensure that the athlete is evaluated immediately by an appropriate health care professional
a) Do not try to judge the severity of the injury yourself
b) Coaches recording the following can help a health care professional in assessing the athlete:
i) Cause of the injury and the force of the hit or blow to the head
ii) Any loss of consciousness and if so, for how long
iii) Any memory loss or seizures immediately following the injury
iv) Number of previous concussions (if any)

3) Inform the athlete's parents/guardians of the possible concussion & and give them the concussion fact sheet for parents found on
a) Ensure that parents know the athlete must be seen by an appropriate healthcare professional
b) Provide formal documentation of the injury and notify the league Commissioner

4) Allow the athlete to return to play only after an appropriate healthcare professional clears his or her return
a) A repeat concussion that occurs before the brain recovers from the first can slow recovery or increase the likelihood of having long-term problems

By initialing below, I am stating as a coach of a player that I have read and understand that concussions are a serious illness and that I will abide by the league rules pertaining to concussions. I further understand that if I do not comply with the rules set forth that I may be removed from coaching within the league.


Everyone, including coaches and sponsors, will be required to pay gate admission or furnish an INFC gate pass. If a coach or sponsor does not have their pass, he/she will be required to pay the gate admission fee.

Any coach or person(s) caught in an attempt to gain entry with a false or reproduced INFC pass, gain entry without their pass and/or refuse to pay gate admission, or caught attempting to “hand-off” an INFC pass to another individual is subject to having their pass revoked, subject to suspension, and/or a fine up to $100.00.


All coaches must undergo a background verification through the club for which they are coaching. Each individual club is responsible for establishing their criteria.


Each team within the Indian Nations Football Conference shall be furnished a current INFC Rule Book. As a coach, you are expected to have read and understand the rules before practice begins. A current version of the INFC Rule Book can be found online at

Answers to questions pertaining to the Indian Nations Football Conference Rule Book can be found by attending the mandatory coaches meeting in July, contacting your club official and/or by contacting the league office or a league commissioner.

It is suggested that each team maintain a current copy of the INFC Rule Book at all Indian Nations Football Conference activities, games and events.


The head coach is responsible for their sideline. If a sideline coach is not wearing the certification, the coach in question will be removed from the
sideline and prohibited from coaching.

The number of non-player personnel on each football team’s, sideline shall not exceed a total of eight (8). This eight (8) include all coaches, manager, play counters, or water aids. Any coaching of players must be by a certified coach. The Head coach will be held accountable for their sideline personnel and any violation of this rule.

One coach from each team must attend the mandatory coaches meeting. Failure to comply will result in a $200.00 team fine. All games will be forfeited until such fine is paid to INFC. Persons caught in an attempt to falsify attendance for another coach will be suspended for the season.

All new coaches must attend an INFC orientation prior to the first INFC scheduled game. Failure to attend will result in that person being removed from coaching for that season.

SBFA Coaches Contract

COACHES CONTRACT - Our goal is to help the youth by providing an environment where they have fun and develop the values of sportsmanship, teamwork, commitment and hard work. We encourage scholastics achievement and family involvement while acting as consistent and caring role models.

Be organized. Have your practices and drills planned out, written out and timed. Be effective with your time.

Speak with confidence and purpose.

Take no chances with health issues. If necessary, contact the participant's parent or guardian, evaluate or call 911. Keep all asthma inhalers in one location.

Be positive and encourage participants and teamwork.

Do not touch a participant when you appear angry.

Do not use any abusive or foul language.

Alcohol, illicit drugs and tobacco is prohibited at INFC and SBFA events. Do not wear any clothing that promotes alcohol, tobacco products or drugs. Be modest when dressing for SBFA events.

Safety is our 1st concern. First aid kits will be issued to each team.

No arguing with officials, opposing coaches or participants. Only talk to officials to clarify the number of players committing the foul, asking for the amount of time left for time out and clarifying any “special” league rules. Never question a judgment call ever. Any coaches that are tossed from a game may be immediately terminated.

Report any signs of child abuse or neglect to DHS Abuse and Neglect Hotline at 800-522-3511 and submit a written report to the SBFA Board of Directors immediately.

Report any type of bullying to the SBFA Board of Directors immediately.

Report any participants that have accrued two consecutive unexcused absences to practices in to the SBFA Board of Directors immediately. Excessive unexcused absences to practices and games may result in elimination of participation.

Report any participants that quit to the SBFA Board of Directors immediately so that they can make contact to pick up any SBFA equipment.

Report any rule violations to the SBFA Board of Directors immediately.

Head coaches hold the power to appoint their assistant coaches, given that the potential appointed assistant coach has met all SBFA coaching requirements.

I agree to abide by all guidelines as a condition of coaching for the SBFA. I can be terminated at any time, with or without cause, and I will have no remedy for review. I agree to accept whatever actions the SBFA Board of Directors feels is appropriate and agree to hold harmless the SBFA Board of Directors, committee, coaches and members for any wrong doing or acts of negligence. I agree to resolve any issue directly with SBFA Board of Directors and not in the court of law. I agree to pay the SBFA for their legal fees if I choose to ignore this clause. I acknowledge that I will be a positive role model, as participants will take their cue from me. I agree to act in a way that is honorable. While the goal is to play well, the primary goal is the uplifting and proper training of the youth.

SBFA Football Coaches Contract

SBFA Football Coaching Guidelines and Information
Application approved by the SBFA President.
Registered on Sportabase prior to May 31st.
USA Football certification completed and submitted prior to May 31st.
Background application submitted prior to May 31st.
Coaches Equipment Contract signed prior to August 1st.
Background Checks - SBFA requires a background check for all coaches. This is a one time application process for new coaches and does not require resubmission for the duration of your involvement in the SBFA. After the initial background check application you will be rechecked annually.
USA Football Certification – The online USA Football certification is an INFC mandatory requirement for anyone who will be assisting with practices or coaching. USA Football certification is paid for by SBFA. This certification expires annually and must be resubmitted each consecutive season.
Final Rosters – Final rosters and parent contact information will be provided to you after July 18th. All coaches' communication will be provided to parents via the team's group on the Band app. Please post season info as soon as possible. We've all been new to this club before. It can be pretty intimidating when you don't have the information that most of us consider second nature at this point. Do your best not to spring anything on your parents at the last minute.
Final rosters are subject to change. Football sign ups are required to remain open thru July 18th. In the event that a grade is required to split into more than one team a draft and/or combine may be required.
SBFA Paperwork - Any paperwork that you will need as a coach will be issued to you in a binder before August 1st. The binder and all paperwork is property of SBFA and must be handed back in.
Required Documentation - Your club issued binder, INFC badge and USA football certification must be in your possession at all practices and games.
Hydration and Heat Index Policy - Every player needs to have water at each practice and game. In the event that they don't have it they must sit out. If a player is allowed to practice or participate without water and then becomes dehydrated or heat exhausted you as a coach will be held responsible for those actions. We recommend water jugs. In the heat of the season a 16oz water bottle just isn't enough to last an entire game or practice. Outdoor practices are prohibited when the heat index is at or above 110°. If the heat index is expected to be 105° or above coaches must make every attempt possible to reschedule or delay practice times. Adequate water breaks must be scheduled.
Practice Schedules and Locations - Practice days and times are at the discretion of the head coach. INFC does have practice duration guidelines that must be followed. Those guidelines are listed in the INFC rulebook. Practice locations must take place at a location approved by the SBFA President and in accordance with INFC insurance. Practices will be held at the Skiatook Sports Complex Football fields unless otherwise approved by the SBFA President.
Game Days – Attendance – If there's a scheduled game your team has to be there. This is an INFC requirement, will result in a club fine if not met and will result in the suspension of your coaching privileges. This includes post season tournaments and playoffs. Sidelines - The number of non-player personnel on each football team’s sideline shall not exceed a total of eight. This eight includes all coaches, managers, play counters, or water aids. Any coaching of players must be by a USA Football certified coach. The Head coach will be held accountable for their sideline personnel and any violation of this rule. As a coach it is your responsibility to ensure that your parents remain off the sidelines and fields. Arrival Time – Your team should arrive at each game at least one hour prior to the game start time. Coaches Dress Code – We ask that you wear bulldog gear or colors. Facility Care – Whether it be a practice or a game, regardless of the location, your team needs to leave that facility better than when they arrived. Prior to dismissal your team should be looking for trash and making sure nothing is left behind. Rosters and Entry Music – Rosters and recordings will be in the press box at all home games. Any music or recordings you want on file need to be handed in prior to our first game. At away games you won't have this advantage. Home Game Safety – Anyone without an INFC badge and any player/cheerleader not in full uniform will be denied access. In the event that a problem arises or you need any assistance please contact the SBFA President. Dismissal – As soon as a game ends your team needs to quickly get off the field. Your players should exit the field as a team. Do not allow a player to leave without making contact with a parent. Incident Reports – In the event that a disagreement, injury or significant event occurs please fill out an INFC incident report. These will be included in your binder. If a dispute or liability issue later occurs it is always beneficial to have documentation. Schedules – Game schedules typically aren't released until a few days prior to our first game. Please recheck game schedules on the INFC website the morning of games. Games have been subject to rescheduling with no prior notice.
Club Fundraiser – The SBFA is not hosting the mandatory raffle fundraiser. The powerpuff games are scheduled to take place on October 20th, the Friday of Fall Break. Funds raised will be used for individual teams and squads to host an end of season party.
Team Accounts and Fundraisers – We must hold ourselves to a level of accountability that prevents misappropriation of funds or the insinuation of such occurrence. All squad/team funds must be held in an SBFA account. Receipts must be submitted in a timely manner. All fund disbursements must go through the proper process. Failure to do so will result in elimination of future coaching privileges. Team fundraisers can easily become necessary to cover your wants and needs. We recommend doing these as soon as possible. The closer it gets to the first day of school the harder they are to organize and get participants. So many other school fundraisers begin to take place around that time. Although not required, a few items you may find beneficial to your team include: game day snacks, special event socks, water jugs and end of season gifts.
INFC Meeting – The INFC mandatory coaches meeting has not been scheduled. It has yet to be determined if this will take place in person or online. This meeting typically occurs in late July.
Football Camp – Football camp is scheduled to take place July 18th and 20th. This is not an SBFA sponsored event and is not mandatory but we do highly recommend participation. Doing so provides additional learning opportunities for youth players to gain and improve on skills beneficial to them in SBFA and future school sports while supporting the current and future staff and programs in our community.
SBFA Communications – Coaches will receive communication from SBFA via the Band app. This is our first line of notification in the event of practice cancellations (severe weather, heat index) reminders, etc.
Parent and Player Questionnaires – An end of the season questionnaire will be distributed to all those involved in SBFA. As a club we are always looking for suggestions and input to better benefit everyone involved. In the event that there is a significant amount of complaints regarding any specific coach it will be taken into high consideration regarding your future coaching privileges. Previous coaching staff positions are not automatically guaranteed for the following season.

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