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COACHING INFO & Frequently Asked Questions

REDZONE LEAGE flag football seasoN

General

League coaches are volunteers. Each team needs a set of 2-5 volunteers willing to help deliver a great football experience for their child's team. This includes organizing team communications, scheduling practices, and leading the team on game day.

 

What is the commitment? 3 times per week for 8-10 weeks, August-October. Two practices and one game per week. Games are one hour on a weeknight.

How is the team administered? Starting this year, every coach and team will be integrated into TeamSnap software. This allows team admins to schedule team activities and communicate with parents through the software via the app or online. It has email, team chat, and other alert capabilities and should be very helpful for administering these team logistics.

Do we set up our own practice times & locations? Yes. Schedule times and locations that work best for you and your team. We recommend practicing at local park, schools, and other public green spaces. 

 

What is required to coach? All coaches must complete an online registration with the league in order to appear on a team sideline at a RedZone League game. All coach registrants are subject to a background screen.

What equipment does the League provide? Teams are issued 3 football, 8 cones, a bag, and flat set for each player. The balls, cones, and bag are due back at the end of the season.

 

Are there playing time requirements? Yes. Each player must play at least 3 series per half. This will still leave you autonomy to play your preferred lineups for some of a half/game. Coaches will also be incentivized to spread the ball to different players via a 'Player Usage' score. 

 

What help and coaching support do you offer?  We offer a preseason rules meeting via Zoom meeting and/or recorded videos, on-field demonstrations in-person, digital resources in a shared coaches folder, and consultation with RedZone staff as needed.

Is prior coaching experience required to coach? No. While we prefer coaches with prior coaching experience, especially in RZL, we aren't always in a position to be real choosy about who the coach is and are prepared to help new coaches lead a great season.

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