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The Iowa Football Coaches Association is dedicated to making high school football in Iowa the best in the nation. The IFCA is a dedicated group of coaches from schools across all communities in Iowa, big and small. We boast an outstanding membership rate among football playing schools in our state. Our awards program recognizes coaches, student-athletes, cheerleaders, and those who support the game from the sidelines to the training rooms to the press box. We take great pride in the quality of the game regardless the size of the school. We hope you enjoy visiting our site.
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We are getting closer to the 2024 IFCA Coaches Clinics, one of the best clinics in the mid-west! This year's clinic is on March 1-2 and will again be at the premier conference location in Altoona, Prairie Meadows!
We will kick off Friday with Dordt, Drake, and Pitt State staff's holding court all the speaker rooms! Three outstanding programs that had tremendous seasons! Friday afternoon will give us the DI coaches from our state taking the main stage in the ballroom: Coach Farley, Coach Campbell, and Coach Ferentz. Friday night would not be complete without Friday night lights! Come listen to 6 Iowa high school coaches who were all in the final four this year!
Saturday is again jam packed! Speakers from 8 (yes 8) different states lined up to share with you to make sure you don't go home empty handed!
We will also have our annual awards lunch on Saturday to honor all of those receiving IFCA Awards from the past year.
If you have not yet siugned up, don't wait - registration closes soon but if you need to we will always take walk up registration. Check out the links below to register/pay/view the speaker grid.
See you in Altoona!
Starting in 2024, the IFCA will begin to share the annual yearbook here on our website! This will allow for anyone: coach, player, or fan to access the information about the upcoming football season.
Head Coaches be sure to fill out your Yearbook form when it is emailed to you so that your school is not left out!
Be looking for the Yearbook late spring 2024!
Each year, IFCA coaches from all parts of the state submit articles for the IFCA Journal. Think of it as a "clinic book" of topics from offense, defense, special teams - but also program organization and building team culture.
We look forward to sharing the great ideas from across the state right here on our website and also in our monthly "Two Minute Drill" newsletter!
Each year, the IFCA presents a young man from each class in Iowa with the Ed Thomas Award. This award is the highest honor that a student-athlete can be given from the Iowa Football Coaches Association.
To learn more about the man and coach that Ed Thomas was, click below.
Are you hosting a team camp at your high school this summer? If so, make sure to print off this document as your checklist to make sure that you are following all the guidelines necessary.
The IHSAA has very specific rules for high school coaches in Iowa when it comes to contact with our athletes during the year. Below is a summary of what coaches can & cannot do during the three phases of the calendar year.
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