Mt. Lebanon Football Association
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Heads Up Tackling Certification
For the 2014 season, the MLFA has opted to associate with the USA Football Heads Up Tackling program to improve our already outstanding safety record.
Coaches are required to become a USA Football Member and get their Level 1 Heads Up Tackling Certification. This will cost each coach $5 (discounted from $25) and will take approximately 2-3 hours of time to watch instructional video and take several tests.
The Mt. Lebanon Football Association (MLFA) has taken important steps to ensure the highest level of safety within our program. One of these steps is the implementation of a standardized approach to background screening for our coaches and volunteers. The MLFA, in collaboration with the Mt. Lebanon Baseball Association (MLBA) is pleased to announce it's partnership with the National Center for Safety Initiatives, through which we will engage in a comprehensive background screening of our coaches and volunteers.
To coach or volunteer, you are required to complete the background screening.
A Background Check is good for a 2 year duration.You do not have to get a background check every year - but it is your responsibility to manage it and get it renewed before it expires.
There will be a $26.50 Processing Fee by the company providing the background check service
Complete information and instructions can be found on the MLBA website. Click Here for more info.
Click to register for a Background Check Screening and follow these steps:
Step 1 - Enter Self Registration Number: 38598297 (NOTE: it says the MLBA - but it also covers the MLFA)
Step 2 - Enter your Information as Requested
Step 3 - Provide Legal Authorization and Certification
Step 4 - Make your payment of $26.50
We aim to keep the coach-to-player ratio low, so the kids get a lot of instruction on fundamentals, technique, and core skill-development. We are an all-volunteer organization – so if you are interested in coaching, your time and effort are appreciated. Please step reach out to a league director and/or indicate on your registration form.
While many of the coaches in the MLFA have football experience at the collegiate or high school level, we do not require football experience for you to be a coach.
You will need to pass a standard background check. We also ask that you pass a safety certification via the USA Football Head’s Up Tackling program.