2021 Coaches clinic will be held at Bismarck Moose Lodge 312 N 20th St, Bismarck, ND (The Moose is a proud sponsor of BYFL) on Wednesday, August 11 beginning at 7:00 pm.
Recorded 2020 coaches clinic can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7ViFZnHMQ8
The BYFL greatly appreciates your dedication to youth sports. Since the inaugural season in 1974, the BYFL has depended on volunteer coaches like you to provide a fun and safe environment for our youth.
Coaches play a pivotal role in the development of student-athletes at all levels, on and off the field. As a coach, you may take on a variety of roles throughout the season such as: Mentor, Leader, Supporter, Facilitator, Communicator, Friend, Promoter, Player developer. Be a teacher first and a coach second. Effectively teach the fundamentals of football in a positive and safe environment. Challenge and teach players how to play the game right and what good sportsmanship means. Motivate and stimulate confidence in your players. Value each player's effort and persistence and support their development on and off the field.
The number one reason children participate in youth sports is to have fun. Remember that you have children between the ages of 8-12 and the game of football is just that, a game. Learning about winning and losing, playing by the rules, respecting others and having fun are just as important as learning football skills.
"A good coach will make his players see what they can be rather than what they are." - Ara Parasheghian
All parents/guardians and community members are welcome to coach. The BYFL requires that all coaches pass a background check prior to first practice.
Coaches the whole child, not just the game of football. Coaches the physical, cognitive, technical and tactical development of each child
Knows how to teach in a positive enjoyable environment
Understand patience, slow to speak; quick to listen
Praises effort and persistence before success
Develops child decision making capabilities
Communicates small victories, even when they lose
Doesn't belittle the team for losing
Wants to win, but not more than they want the kids to have a positive experience
Understanding and respect for fellow coaches, players, league officials and rules