USA Football
HEALTH & SAFETY

S.A.F.L. COACHES PAGE

CLICK HERE FOR SAFL RULES SHEET

CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTION ON CREATING GAME DAY ROSTERS & ENTERING SCORES

HEAD COACHES MUST COMPLETE A CONCUSSION COURSE:
https://nfhslearn.com/courses/61129/concussion-in-sports
or
https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/youthsports/training/index.html

NOBODY IS ALLOWED ON THE SIDELINE WITHOUT A SAFL BADGE..!!

All SAFL Coaches must certify through USA Football annually in order to receive a badge.

USAFootball certification & recertification instructions:

This year they are no longer using promo codes. Everything, including the pricing for the certification, are tied to our organization's name (Suburban Amateur Football League). We have set up our league so that all coaches will receive a $10 fee for their certification.

In order for coaches to receive the $10 certification price, coaches must be correctly associated with their respective organization. New coaches can accomplish this by entering the organization's name into the search box during account creation, while recurring users will be able to login to their account again and have the option to automatically be associated with the organization from the previous year. After they sign up or log in, they will be taken to their dashboard to purchase the certification. This email can be passed to your coaches so that they can go online and sign up/renew (https://usafootball.com/login) their user account and purchase the tackle (re)certification for the 2018 season.

I find it easier for users not to use the link, instead when they search for your organization they type in the name of their club during the account creation process. Below is the list of organizations associated with your league and exactly what coaches can put in the search organization field if they do not use the organization link. Please review the list of organizations and inform me if changes need to be made.

Organization Name

Organization Enrollment Link

Wilbraham Falcon Football Association

https://usafootball.com/dashboard?orgId=0018000000j7OcgAAE

Frontier Youth Football

https://usafootball.com/dashboard?orgId=001C000000t4KRMIA2

Springfield Youth Athletics

https://usafootball.com/dashboard?orgId=0018000000j7OUXAA2

Ware Youth Football

https://usafootball.com/dashboard?orgId=0018000000j7OWdAAM

Amherst Youth Football

https://usafootball.com/dashboard?orgId=001C000000t4KLLIA2

Westfield Youth Football

https://usafootball.com/dashboard?orgId=0018000000j7OZNAA2

Palmer Cowboys Youth Football Association

https://usafootball.com/dashboard?orgId=0018000000j7ONqAAM

Agawam Youth Football

https://usafootball.com/dashboard?orgId=0018000000j7O9eAAE

Chicopee Chargers Youth Sports Parent Organization

https://usafootball.com/dashboard?orgId=0018000000j7OCLAA2

Franklin County Youth Football

https://usafootball.com/dashboard?orgId=0018000000gsQgCAAU

South Hadley Youth Football Association

https://usafootball.com/dashboard?orgId=0018000000gsR2xAAE

Quabbin Youth Football League

https://usafootball.com/dashboard?orgId=0018000000gsQFNAA2

Quaboag Youth Football

https://usafootball.com/dashboard?orgId=0018000000gsQFOAA2

Belchertown Youth Football Association

https://usafootball.com/dashboard?orgId=0018000000gsQFwAAM

Easthampton Youth Football

https://usafootball.com/dashboard?orgId=0018000000gsQFxAAM

Northampton Youth Football League

https://usafootball.com/dashboard?orgId=0018000000gsQG7AAM

Longmeadow Youth Football League

https://usafootball.com/dashboard?orgId=0018000000gsPODAA2

Warren West Brookfield

https://usafootball.com/dashboard?orgId=001C000001NA3hOIAT

West Springfield Suburban Youth Football

https://usafootball.com/dashboard?orgId=0018000000j6SOCAA2

Holyoke Youth Football

https://usafootball.com/dashboard?orgId=0018000000j7OGBAA2

East Longmeadow Spartan Youth Football

https://usafootball.com/dashboard?orgId=0018000000j7OEoAAM

Ludlow Football Association

https://usafootball.com/dashboard?orgId=0018000000j7OIvAAM

The biggest change to the HUF program this year involves two different ways for coaches to certify: online and in-person at their new coaches' clinics. Coaches can choose the option that works best for their time, learning style, and preference. Their team will be reaching out to me, once their dates and locations have been finalized.

With the implementation of the new coaches' clinics they have made changes to the Player Safety Coach (PSC) aspect of the HUF program. In years past, they received feedback that commissioners have wanted to send multiple coaches to the PSC clinics and have limited them in order to provide enough space for all organizations. This year they have opened these clinics up to all coaches who wish to attend the clinic and have allowed them to certify in-person in addition to the online option, forming the previously mentioned coaches' clinics. Due to the expected volume at the clinics they are no longer mandating attendance at the clinics or tracking nominations for the designated PSC of a program.