Our coaches are some of the most important people in our organization. The success of the Eastside Blaze football program is directly tied to the ability of our coaches to help players improve their skills, perform their best, develop strong character and gain confidence.

To become a coach in the City of St. Paul, please complete the following:


Eastside Youth Athletic Association is a certified USA Football Heads Up organization. In order to maintain our certification, all EYAA coaches must also complete additional training to become a USA Football Level 1 certified coach. Click here to begin online Level 1 training, or contact Brian Sanders – EYAA Player Safety Coach, with any questions you may have about Heads Up or USA Football certification.

Beginning with the 2017 football season, EYAA will provide coaching manuals for each certified coach to aid in practice planning and development of player skills.