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Volunteer Opportunities

The Colorado Springs Vikings are 100% run by volunteers and we are always looking for well qualified coaches and volunteers. 

Volunteer positions include, but are not limited to:

Head Coaches*
Assistant Coaches*
Team Managers
Team Trainer/Nurse
Chain Crew
Mandatory Play Recorder (MPR)
Team Equipment Managers
Team Videographer
Team Photographer
Fundraising Coordinators

Please volunteer though the registration link, complete background check and applicable applications.

Without the time and dedication of our coaches  and volunteers, we would not be able to provide these wonderful opportunities for our athletes. Thank you!

Coaching Application*

Colorado Springs Vikings Football and Cheer provides our coaches the opportunity to get the best in youth football and cheer coaching education and development programs available.  Coaches will be certified in the Heads Up Football and YCADA program which advances player safety through education and nationally endorsed standards.

Individuals interested in coaching must complete the Coaching Applications and forwarded to the [email protected].

Coaching Certifications*

Are coaches required to be "Heads Up" and YCADA certified?


Yes!  All Colorado Springs Vikings Football is enrolled in the Heads Up Football program, directed by USA Football, and has Player Safety Coaches.

All of our Football Head and Assistant coaches are Heads Up certified and our Cheer coaches are Youth Cheer and Dance Alliance certified before assuming duties. 

Mandatory Background Checks

Regardless of qualifications, all volunteer applicants must complete and pass the mandatory background checks before being considered for any position.

Colorado Springs Vikings Football and Cheer does not maintain any confidential data submitted during the background check process. All background check results are kept confidential.

Minimum Qualifications for Coaching

To be eligible to coach in Colorado Springs Vikings Football and Cheer program coaches must meet the following criteria:

1. Be in good standing with Colorado Spring Vikings and Pop Warner
2. Meet minimum age requirements: Head Coach (21); Assistant Coach (18)
3. Understand, abide by and sign our Code of Conduct
4. Be currently certified or agree to obtain certifications listed below by position

Coaching Qualifications & Requirements

Head Coach*

Assistant Coach

USA Football Heads Up Tackle 1 Cert.
YCADA – Y101 & Y201 Coaching Course

Current Certification

Current Certification

PPPW/CSVFC Coaches Clinic

Attendance Required

Attendance Recommended

Team Parents Safety Meeting



First Aid Certification

Current Certification


Positive Coaching Alliance

Current Certification

Current Certification

 Head Coach Selection Process

The CSVFC Football and Cheer Commissioners and Board will review all coaching applications, make their initial selections for the head coach openings, and then connect these candidates with an independent 3rd party service to perform the required background check.

Selected candidates who pass the background check will be named as head coaches and will be provided with the names of assistant coaches and other staff position candidates based on the volunteer interests expressed through the player registration process and the remaining coaching volunteer applicant pool.

Approved head coaches will receive non-transferable badges needed for preferred sideline access.

Team Personnel Selection Process

The selected head coaches will submit their team personnel selections to the Football or Cheer Commissioner who will review the candidate list. Once approved the candidates will be connected with an independent 3rd party service to perform the required background check.

The coaching committee will approve the selected candidates who have completed the online application and passed the mandatory background check.

Approved team personnel will receive non-transferable badges needed for sideline access.

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