Volunteer Assistant Coach, Phila. Youth Football Academy

Posted by Philadelphia Youth Football Academy on January 10, 2023

The Philadelphia Youth Football Academy organization is a talented and competitive program seeking an assistant coach (at each position) position. The Coach, with the expertise of their respective position; will assist our organization with organization of practices, assist in the training, teaching, and conditioning of student-athletes. Efficient interactive and organizational skills are required. This is a VOLUNTEER position!

About Us

While each volunteer/employee with the Philadelphia Youth Football organization brings a unique set of competencies and skills to their work, we believe all employees/volunteers should:

  • Be student-centered, embrace school and life, and show it through actions and interactions with youth, colleagues, and parents.
  • Personify and live “football and team enrichment”.
  • Consistently maintain high standards for his or her own work and motivates others to achieve the same standard of excellence.
  • Demonstrates a desire and willingness to constantly grow and learn, both personally and professionally, and sees others – especially our youth – as having the ability to learn and reach success.
  • Foster a positive culture by being optimistic, selfless, flexible, and collaborative.
  • Demonstrate a belief in and commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse program and organization.

About You

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent (preferred, not required).
  • College, minor league, flag football; and professional experience is a MAJOR PLUS.
  • One (1) year of coaching experience or administration duties with a football program is a plus.
  • Effective interpersonal, communication, time management, and organizational skills.
  • Able to travel on SEPTA. Valid PA Driver’s License if you possess a vehicle.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations and varying athletic skill levels

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, time management, and organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of football.
  • Running experience of high school, college preferred.
  • Passion for coaching and competing.
  • Prior coaching experience and/or coaching license(s) preferred.

Youth Football Coaches Certifications: Become certified so you can enhance fundamentals, teach more efficiently and keep athlete well-being top of mind. Click on Youth Certifications:  Football Development | USA Football. PYFA will reimburse you if needed.


To ensure the safety of our youth, state law requires that all prospective mentors participate in a state-certified child abuse and criminal record check, and an FBI fingerprint-based background check. Coaches/mentors are not matched with students until certifications are received.  In order to work with our youth, all clearance certificates must be current and in place. Below are the three links that will allow you to acquire your certifications:

  1. Pennsylvania State Police Criminal History Check (click on Volunteer)
  2. PA Department of Human Services Child Abuse History Clearance (click on Volunteer)
  3. FBI Fingerprinting

For FBI fingerprinting, here is the process: Click on “Digital Finger Printing” Icon; Enter service code: 1KG6ZJ; Schedule or Manage Appointment; Enter requisite personal information (follow the prompts) and Select a time & location for your appointment

If you are already in possession of clearances, providing copies is certainly acceptable. Certifications must accompany all volunteer applications. Please send your certificates and applications to Eugene Pough at: epough@pyfa215.org

To Apply: Please contact Eugene Pough at epough@pyfa215.org.

Term: Yearly

Position start date: TBD by applicant’s overall onboarding process

The Philadelphia Youth Football Academy seeks candidates who hope to help foster a love for football atmosphere where all people are valued and where all perspectives are respected and appreciated, as described in our Diversity and Inclusion statement.

Location: Finley Recreation Center

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