Coaches for all football / cheer levels are volunteers with coaching experience who are able to commit to implementing the UCS Character, Academics and Leadership program with the team they are coaching. Many of our coaches have played at all levels of the sport including semi-professional, military and college teams. Our coaches attend annual training sessions including youth football / cheer coaching techniques. Tackle football coaches are certified through USA Football in partnership with the NFL and the CDC to learn “heads up tackling” to ensure that all players are using correct and safe form. Coaches are nationally accredited through NCACE (National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education. UCS coaches are selected each year based on their previous experience, and coaching performance. Each coach must submit an annual criminal records background application as well as pass multiple certification exams.