Interested in Coaching?
The success of our sports programs is not possible without the dedication of those who coach our youth. Please contact
Athletic Director Eileen Klear for more information.
Becoming a CYO Coach
The following requirements must be met prior to the start of the season.
- Must be 19 years of age or older and approved by the Pastoral Designee/Athletic Director of SFA
- Male coaches of a girls team must have an adult female present at ALL practices. The assistant coach will satisfy the requirement.
- Female coaches of a boys team must have an adult male present at ALL practices. The assistant coach will satisfy the requirement.
- Must be 16 years of age or older and approved by the Pastoral Designee/Athletic Director of SFA
Coaches must add the CYO validation sticker each year to his/her CYO coaching credentials to be eligible to coach. These stickers are distributed at the mandatory pre-season coaches' meeting. Every coach on the sideline/bench must wear his/her credential throughout any CYO event.
Every coach must complete the following before being approved for a coaching position at SFA:
- Register and attend the CYO Coaches Development Class;
- Attend an approved abuse prevention/Virtus program;
- Complete a Concussion Awareness Program;
- Complete a fingerprint based background check. BCII fee is $22.00. FBI fee is $24.00. (FBI check only needed if you have not lived last 5 years in Ohio) Fingerprinting is usually done at Virtus training, but not always;
- Complete the SFA Coaches Code of Conduct.
The Athletic Director / Booster Club President owns the final coach selection. Coaching assignments are granted on a yearly basis and must be reconfirmed each subsequent year. CYO coach survey results, coaching behavior observation (e.g. sportsmanship awards, technical/ejections) and parent feedback will factor into coach selection.
The Athletic Director / Booster Club President may choose an independent coach when there is a lack of qualified coaches (e.g. ability to coach against 7th Grade “A” level competition) and circumstances where a non-parent coach is in the best interest of the children sports experience and/or development.