To provide youth football and cheer opportunites in West and Southwest Seattle from ages 6 to 14 years old

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Coaching youth sports is one of the great pleasures in life.

West Seattle Junior Football and Cheer has great coaches, but we could always use more. We welcome anyone who has the desire and commitment to make a positive impact on the youth in our community.

If you’re interested in coaching, review the requirements below and contact .

2016 Coaching Requirements

  1. Commit to the Wildcat program and philosophy

  1. Pass the background check. The background check is conducted by NJFL. They have selected The National Center for Safety Initiatives as the screening company. (Contact or for the Self Registration Id Number.)

  1. Complete all three courses of USA Football – Tackle 1 Certification. These courses must be completed before you can attend the NJFL coaches’ certification meeting.

    1. Blocking and Tackling Skills

    2. Health and Safety

    3. Fundamentals of Coaching


Follow these steps to access the courses:

  1. Visit

  2. Log in (returning coaches) or Sign Up (new coaches). Please note that returning coaches must renew their membership

  3. At Checkout, use the Promo Code to nullify the $25 membership charge. (Contact or for the Promo Code.)

  4. The certification courses are found by logging in to your coach membership, selecting "Memberships" at the top of the page, and then clicking "Coaches Dashboard. (You must be logged in for the link to work.

If trouble, contact USA Football


  1. Attend NJFL Coaches Certification

    1. All coaches must complete USA Football certification before attending NJFL certification meeting. More info