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The Pike Area Youth Athletic League (PAYAL) is seeking tackle football and cheerleading coaches for the 2016 season. 
It is our objective to create a meaningful and rewarding experience for our players and cheerleaders.  We are asking qualified candidates (both Head and Assistant coach candidates, INCLUDING RETURNING coaches who coached last year) to complete an online application (see link below) no later than Wednesday, June 15th.  

For football coaches, we are asking for qualified coaching candidates who can demonstrate the following credentials and/or qualities: 

  • Prior playing and/or coaching experience (mandatory for head coaching candidates only)
  • Inspire a positive and productive learning environment for all players
  • Serve as a positive role model for our children
  • Put the best interests of the children above his/her own
  • Communicate well with players, parents, other coaches, and the PAYAL Executive Board
  • Willing to make the necessary time commitment (Note: a typical week would entail approx. 3 practices per week with a game on Saturday.)
  • Follow the rules established by the league, especially those associated with playing time for all players
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the safety of all players
  • In accordance with our current bylaws, each coach must obtain and submit their "Heads Up Tackle" Coaching Certification as provided through an on-line program offered by USA Football
  • Obtain required volunteer background clearances as mandated by Pennsylvania State Law
  • Attend mandatory coaches meetings, as established by the PAYAL Executive Board

If you feel you are qualified, enjoy working with children and love the game of football, please complete an on-line application by clicking on the following link no later than Wednesday, June 15, 2016.