"A good coach can change a game.  A great coach can change a life." (John Wooden)

We welcome those interested in a Head/Assistant Coach position to speak with us.

Head Coaching positions require board approval. All coaches, assistant coaches and team parents must complete required paperwork including application, clearances/background checks and certifications.

All paper copies (including certification certificates) must be submitted by July 15, 2023 to: Wayne Wildcats, PO Box 565, Wayne, PA 19087.  



To comply with PA state regulations and Pop Warner BuxMont policies, you must complete and submit the following:


  1. Wayne Wildcats Coach Application
  1. Wayne Wildcats Registration
  1. Criminal History Record from the PA State Police

Request this online through PATCH (Pennsylvania Access To Criminal History). You will need to create an account by following the instructions on the website. The Criminal History Record Certificate is valid for 12 months and must be done every season.

  1. Child Abuse History from the PA Department of Human Services

Request this online through PA’s Compass system by following the instructions on the website. The Child Abuse History Certificate is valid for 5 years.  Please provide a copy of your certificate each year even if you have provided previously.

  1. This form depends on whether or not you have lived continuously in PA for the past 10 years.

If you have lived continuously in PA for the past 10 years, download the Wayne Wildcats Volunteer Affidavit. Complete this form, including your current address on the first page and signatures on the second page (the witness signature does NOT have to be a notary, and the form does NOT have to be notarized).

If you have NOT lived continuously in PA for the past 10 years, you will need to request a Federal Criminal History Record, which is a fingerprinting process. Register for an account online at the link provided, complete the required information, and you will be able to go to a fingerprinting location to be fingerprinted.


FOOTBALL COACHES (does not apply to Tackle/Flag Team Parents)

Tackle: required to complete the annual Heads Up training and certification HERE at a special discounted ($5.00) rate through Pop Warner.

Flag: optional, no-cost Heads Up training HERE

CHEER COACHES and TEAM PARENTS: require annual YCADA training and certification HERE. The Cheer Coordinator will collect all background checks/certifications for the cheer squads prior to the start of the season.