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Become a Coach

Being a Grant Jr. Bulldog coach is an experience that is extremely rewarding.  Without our volunteer coaches, our players would not be able to experience youth football.  If you are interested in coaching with the Grant Jr. Bulldogs please go to and fill out a coaching application. 

Any questions regarding coaching can be directed to

All of our coaches are background checked with the National Center for Safety Initiatives. In addition, we require all our coaches to be certified with USA Football as well as the Positive Coaching Alliance.

Coaching Code of Conduct

Grant Jr Bulldogs (GJB) believes that: participation in any sports program plays an important role in promoting the physical, social, and emotional development of our youth. It is essential for GJB to provide a positive and enjoyable learning experience for youth, teaching sportsmanship, fair play, integrity, honor, respect, loyalty, personal courage, and dedication through the game of football.Furthermore, parents, coaches, spectators, and officials involved in youth sports events should be models of such statements and should lead by example by demonstrating fairness, respect, and self-control. GJB has established this Code of Conduct and requires that you commit to be responsible for your words and actions while attending, or participating in all events and that you conform your behavior to the following Code of Conduct:


With regard to my players:

  1. I believe that my role as a coach is to contribute to the overall success, physical, and athletic growth of the player through participation in football.

  2. I will endeavor to be a good instructor and a positive role model for my players.

  3. I believe that the score of a game comes second to the safety and welfare of all my players.

  4. I am responsible for understanding and competing within the letter and the spirit of the rules set forth by TCYFL.

  5. I will teach my players to understand and play within the letter and spirit of the rules, as well.


With regard to opposing teams:

  1. I believe that the way my team conducts itself has an influence, for better or worse, on those we compete against.

  2. I will endeavor to make my team a positive role model.

  3. I will not coach, nor allow my players to play, with intent to cause injury to opposing players.

  4. Neither I nor my players and spectators will display hostile behavior towards opposing players.

  5. Neither I nor my players and spectators will speak in a negative manner toward any member or spectator from the opposing team.

  6. I will emphasize winning without boasting and losing without bitterness.


With regard to Referees:

  1. I believe that referees, just as coaches and players, are attempting to do their best.

  2. I will instill in my players and spectators a respect for that fact.

  3. I understand that my attitude can influence my players and spectators.

  4. I will display a controlled and undemonstrative attitude toward Referees at all times.

  5. Neither I nor my players and spectators will address a Referee before, during or after the game in a demeaning fashion.

The Grant Jr Bulldogs will not tolerate distrustful behavior by a coach or any member of the program. Under no circumstance will the Grant Jr Bulldogs tolerate a coach getting ejected from a game. If you are ejected from a game you can expect to be suspended at least two games as a result. A second offense could result in removal from our program.

To be considered you must agree to the following:*

I agree to follow the coaches code of conduct

I understand I must successfully complete the USA Football Tackle Certification, at my expense, by the established deadline to be eligible to coach

I agree to attend at least 50% of the board meetings

I will read and comply with the TCYFL playing rules

I understand that failure to comply with any of these obligations can result in my removal from coaching with the Grant Jr. Bulldogs and forfeiture of any fees paid