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About the Coaches

All coaches are volunteers. Last season we had over 600 players on 40 teams. 160 wonderfully committed parents and friends dedicated their time to making a great season. Our goal is to have a minimum of 3 coaches per team (one head coach and two assistant coaches). This year, again, we need your help!

No previous coaching experience is required, and the coaching opportunity is open to both moms and dads. The program provides each head coach with a 2 hour instructional video tape and a coaches handbook to assist them in their efforts. We request that each coach understand and accept that the program is for the kids.

While many of the coaches have children in the program and coach on their children's teams, we have several coaches that participate every year without having a child in the program. It is not a requirement of our coaches they have a child in the program to coach!

The LMAA required background checks will be conducted with the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension for every head and assistant coach. This process requires that you register electronically on the LMAA site (link is provide below). This is an additional registration requirement to the WPYF registration process detailed below.

Only those coaches who have had a background check, attended the coaches meeting, received a copy of the rules, and received a league issued I.D. will be permitted to coach players in the LMAA.

The link to the LMAA coaches registration site will be added when available. 

WPYF Coaching Registration and Selection

Coaching volunteers with children in the program, register for coaching positions as part of their child’s registration process on the Wayzata Plymouth Youth Football registration site. Individuals without child participants in the program are encouraged to contact our Director of Coaching, Lee Olson, for registration assistance. You can contact Lee at 

All coaches are required to submit to a criminal background check and attend one of two official LMAA sponsored coaches meetings (see the program's calendar for dates and times). 

Coaching assignments are largely based on team formation. Due to the length of time registration is open, and the complications associated with determining how many teams will be formed, the notification of head coaching assignments tends to be done just a couple weeks prior to the first practice. For those same reasons, no one can count on a head coaching assignment until they are advised of such. Being a head coach the previous year is not a guaranty you continue as one going forward. In the weeks that follow registration the question is often asked “I’ve registered to coach, have I been accepted, or am I needed?” As a rule, our program does not turn away volunteer coaches that meet the above stated criteria. We do not advise coaches of their acceptance. We instead address situations where a coaching volunteer fails to meet the established criteria. In short, if you’re not advised otherwise, you’re cleared to coach in our program. 

If you change your mind on coaching after registering your player or players, you can be added or removed from the coaching pool by contacting the Director of Registration, Jason Rudolph, at

Interested in being a coach contact Lee Olson at