Ennis Youth Football Association employs USA Football Coaching Education Program
ENNIS - Helping foster great football experiences for its youngsters, the Ennis Youth Football Association (EYFA) has enrolled its approximately 55 coaches into USA Football’s Certified Coaching Education Program (CCEP).
The league serves approximately 200 youth players in Ennis, Texas.
USA Football, the sport’s national governing body on youth and amateur levels, has trained more than 30,000 youth football coaches in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., since 2007. USA Football is the official youth football development partner of the NFL, each of its 32 teams and the NFL Players Association.
The EYFA coaches will complete USA Football’s standard tackle coaching course at usafootball.com.
To advance through the curriculum, which takes approximately two hours to complete, a coach must receive a cumulative score of at least 80 percent on the 11 course quizzes.
The computer-animated course with audio narration covers coaching philosophy, practice planning and communicating with young players and parents.
Upon completing USA Foot-ball’s CCEP, each coach receives a USA Football coaching certificate and has his or her name added to usafoot ball.com’s national coaches registry.
"Prepared and dedicated coaches result in youngsters having more fun playing a game they love – that is precisely what is happening for youth football in Ennis, Texas," said EYFA President Anthony Lawrence.
EYFA Vice President Rick Nelson added, "We are working diligently to give our town the type of youth football program that the kids and parents deserve. Taking the program to a higher level will be something E-Town can be proud of."
"The best way to shape America’s favorite sport at the youth level is to provide coaches with resources to become quality instructors and mentors," said USA Football Executive Director Scott Hallenbeck.
"The Ennis Youth Football Association is doing that in an exciting way under the leadership of Anthony Lawrence and Rick Nelson through our coaching education course."
About USA Football: USA Football, the sport’s national governing body on youth and amateur levels, hosts more than 80 football training events annually offering education for coaches and game officials, skill development for players and resources for youth football league commissioners. The independent non-profit is the official youth football development partner of the NFL, its 32 teams and the NFL Players Association. USA Football manages U.S. national teams within the sport for international competition and provides $1 million annually in equipment grants and youth league volunteer background check subsidies. Endowed by the NFL and NFLPA in 2002 through the NFL Youth Football Fund, USA Football (usafootball.com) is chaired by former NFL team executive Carl Peterson.