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At WTYFC, as with any youth sports organization, the success of the program and subsequent positive experience for all our players is reliant upon the quality and dedication of the coaching staff.  Every season we strive to identify and select the most qualified candidates to lead our young athletes. Our coaches are comprised of primarily volunteer “parent" coaches from the community, along with several experienced paid coaches. 
 
FOOTBALL COACH INFORMATION
WTYFC is a member organization of the Fairfield County Football League.  All coaches must agree to abide by the rules, policies and philosophies set forth by WTYFC and the FCFL.  Once selected, all coaches must complete the following mandatory requirements before July 15th in order to be certified to coach.
If you are interested in coaching for the fall 2015 season, opportunities for volunteer and paid positions are still available.  To be considered, please fill out the application form for immediate consideration, click here for the Football COACH APPLICATIONPlease email a pdf scan of the completed form to  , or mail to: 
Weston Trojan Youth Football & Cheer
Attn:  Michael Nevitt
PO Box 1123
Weston, CT 06883
 
 
Mandatory Requirements
 
  • Background Check  (annual requirement)
  • CPR/First Aid certification (WTYFC sponsored class if needed)
  • USA Football Coaches Certification Course (online course paid for by WTYFC)
  • Aprx 3 to 4 classroom/field training sessions with Weston HS coaching staff
  • (Note if you cannot attend a class due to an unavoidable conflict, you are responsible to connect with the coach to make up the information missed)
  • 1 FCFL sponsored training day during a June HS “springs practice” in FF County. (date, HS tbd)
  • Learn and abide to the Offensive and Defensive Playbook as set forth by the WHS coaching staff
  • Learn and abide to the FCFL rules and policies for your assigned grade division (click here)
 
 Strongly Recommended
The following are not mandatory but strongly recommend to make you a better coach and assist with learning and understanding the Weston Trojan “program”.
Attend and observe:
  • Minimum 1 offense day and 1 defense day at the June youth “Rising Trojans” Camp 
 
 2017 SEASON SCHEDULE FOOTBALL COACHING COMMITMENT
In addition to the above requirements, all coaches, especially head coaches, must be able to commit in earnest to the below season schedule.  We provide more flexibility to volunteers, but we understand even paid coaches may need to miss all or part of an event date.
TACKLE COMMITMENT
 
  • August 14: Pre-season practices for tackle teams begin (grades 4 thru 8).  Teams will practice Monday thru Friday evenings for two weeks. 
  • Date TBD: Spirit Night/Pep Rally - All athletes & families!
  • August 26 and 27: FCFL Jamboree (team date/schedule to be determined)
  • August 29: Regular season practice schedule begins for Tackle (grades 5 thru 8) 
  • September 2 and 3: Regular season tackle games begin.  
  • Please note, Labor Day is Monday, September 4: attendance at game on either 9/3 or 9/4 is critical so we have enough players to play! 
  • October 28 and 29: FCBL Tackle Playoff Games begin (single elimination, winner advances each week)
  • October 29 and 30: FCFL Playoff Tackle Tournament begins (single elimination.  winners advance each week)
  • November 18 and 19: FCBL Tackle Tournament Championship Game Weekend
  • Please note:  football is played in the rain. Games will be called in the event of downpours, lightning and unsafe playing conditions due to a saturated field. 
 
FLAG COMMITMENT
 
  • Flag team practice begins after Labor Day.  They are 1 ½ hours long and historically have been on Wednesday evening from 5:30-7:00pm at the Middle School Field. 
  • Flag practices will conclude at the end the season, which is typically the first week on November.  
  • Please note that like last year we plan on holding 2 “pre-season” practices prior to Labor Day, which are optional.
  • Flag football games are played on Saturday mornings; arrival time of 7:30am for warm-up and games “kick-off” at 8:00am sharp. 
  • Games are played both in Weston and Westport.
  • Please note:  football is played in the rain. Games will be called in the event of downpours, lightning and unsafe playing conditions due to a saturated field.
 
 
 
CHEER COACHES
Information will be added shortly!