We believe that much of the battle to put successful football teams on the field any given weekend at the youth level is due, in part, to the lack of football IQ among players AND coaches. We believe in working smarter AND harder! Players involved with the Friendship Patriots youth football program will be taught the “why” of any given position, technique and play scheme. We will utilize film break down, player evaluations and full participation (no standing around), organized, technique focused practices to help foster a HIGH IQ within our organization. Players at our Pee Wee level (11-12 yr old) will be graded on their technique and performance each week during the season. We will also hold parent and coaching clinics/informational session to ensure consistency, expectations and understanding of the “why”.
COACHING: Good leadership is the key to a great organization. We believe that our coaches should be men of high character/integrity first, have a vast football experience in playing and coaching, exhibit a high football IQ, organized, and passionate about the game of football. Our process of finding and vetting coaches is very “picky” and we will not compromise on the expectations we set for our coaches. “ . . . leadership is in sacrifice, in self-denial. It is in love. It is fearless. It is in the humility and it is in the perfectly disciplined will. This is also the distinction between great and little men.” - Vince Lombardi. The Friendship Patriots youth football program seeks out “great” men not just “men” to be a coach of the young athletes in our program. If you are interested in helping coach with FPYF please fill out our coaches application.