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Iowa Football Coaches Association


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.


Be sure to join the Iowa Football Coaches Association.

Membership runs from January 1-December 31 of each year. Check out the membership link above to view member benefits. Don't wait!! Click on our membership page and get started today!

    Iowa Football Coaches Association - 2024 Yearbook

    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! 

    Iowa Football Coaches Association - Annual Football Journal

    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! 

    Click on the pdf below and check out all the great contributions in this years journal!

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    The Ed Thomas Award

    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. 

    IFCA Recruiting Book - Purchase HERE!!

    IFCA Recruiting Book 2024

    COLLEGE COACHES!! Be sure to grab your new and updated recruiting book for 2024. Includes kids, coaches, contact information, and hudl links! Don't waste time chasing down information online - streamline your contacts with this great tool! Purchase online today and you will receive your book via email from committee chairman!

    Team Camp Information

    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. 

    IHSAA Contact Guidelines for Coaches

    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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