Coaching Guidelines: ​


  • Coaches will provide a safe and structure practice and game-time environment. 
  • Coaches will concentrate on providing the best of all possible tutelage in the basics of football; stressing teamwork and sportsmanship, as well as the fundamentals of the game.
  • ​Coaches will make every effort to stress to their players the need to follow directions and attend all practices and games.
  • Coaches and Assistant Coaches will confine any policy difference with the league or judgements by game officials to appropriate league meetings and shall not relay their feelings to players or parents.
  • Head Coaches will attempt to play each of his players the maximum amount of time possible dependent upon each player’s ability, desire, and attendance, and in accordance with specific league rules.
  • Coaches are encouraged to accept assistance from qualified parents and add them to the coaching staff when feasible and in accordance with specific league rules. These parents/assistant coaches must pass the appropriate background checks and certifications. 
  • COACHES AND DIRECTORS WILL ADHERE TO THIS PHILOSOPHY WITHOUT EXCEPTION.


Background Checks (UPDATED 8/7/2019) 


The Mt. Lebanon Football Association (MLFA) has taken important steps to ensure the highest level of safety within our program.  Coaches are required to complete the following clearances (click on each link to be directed to the appropriate site to acquire each clearance):


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. 

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