a America’s #1 Developmental Pro Football Program The Coyotes are respected for their strict Player Code of Conduct and Head of Household Work Leadership program (HOWL), which trains players in demonstrable skills that aid them in all walks of life. The HOWL program matches players with sustainable income and employment opportunities, many of whom are participating employers/sponsors. ‘Faith, Family and Football’ is the real mission of the Coyotes off the field – and not surprisingly, something that dates back to the great Vince Lombardi in 1959. More than game tape. More than a weight room. More than a 40 time. The Coyote mission reaches so far from the actual gridiron that developing well-rounded young men is just as, if not more, important to the entire organization.The SoCal Coyotes are the nation’s only non-profit sports leadership organization to field a professional football team, and were named ‘America’s #1 Developmental Football Program’ by the Football Educator, operated by former Denver Broncos GM and two-time Super Bowl winner Ted Sundquist. Read more: http://www.thefootballeducator.com/inside-americas-number-one-developmental-pro-football-program/#ixzz3nQnXzyFS Healthy and Positive Youth Development Programs Each year, the SoCal Coyotes are ‘boots on the ground’ throughout communities, shaping the lives of thousands of kids and teens from all walks of life by introducing them to core principles and values such as integrity, respect and perseverance. Boys & Girls Clubs, the YMCA, the Desert Strength Academy, the Boys & Girl Scouts of America, Rotary International and dozens of middle schools are among those who benefit each year from the efforts of the staff and players of the SoCal Coyotes, who partner with communities to develop leadership and effect change to improve the lives of youth. Coyote Leadership Initiatives (CLI) and Coyote Leadership Quiz Coyote players annually administer their published leadership curriculum to more than 30,000 students, and their efforts range from motivational leadership symposiums to coaching clinics and intramural football. Coyote programs achieve the following – -Focus on all aspects of a youth’s development -cognitive, social, emotional, and physical. -Work in deep partnership with communities, responding to questions posed by partners. -Bridge the gap between research, practice, and policy. -Generate actionable knowledge through regular and iterative exchanges. The centerpiece of Coyote Curriculum is the Coyote Leadership Quiz, which provides youth measurable results and an attainable blueprint for progress. To view the Coyote Leadership Quiz, click here. Head of Household Work Leadership Program (HOWL) The Coyotes are respected for their strict Player Code of Conduct and Head of Household Work Leadership program (HOWL), which trains players in demonstrable skills that aid them in all walks of life. The HOWL program matches players with sustainable income and employment opportunities, many of whom are participating employers/sponsors. Focus on Mentoring, Fathering and Family Values More than 20 million children live in a home without the physical presence of a father. The SoCal Coyotes support and share the efforts of the National Center for Fathering, and strive to improve the lives of children and establish a positive fathering and family legacy that will impact future generations by inspiring and equipping fathers and father figures to be actively engaged in the life of every child.