Coaching can be a very rewarding experience as you help children learn and grow, both in the game of soccer and in developing positive character traits.
Without a volunteer coach, our children would have no one to guide them on their journey, and ultimately wouldn't have the opportunity to play organized soccer at all.
The coach's main job is to create an environment that allows the kids to have fun and learn about playing soccer. The coach is a leader, role model, safety officer, teacher, and soccer ambassador. A coach leads players through training and games.
You don't have to be a "soccer expert" or have prior coaching experience. You only have to be willing to be positive, enthusiastic, and supportive of a group of kids having fun learning to play a sport. We fully support US Soccer's Grassroots Coaching program, and offer short online courses that teach you the basics of coaching soccer. We also offer in-person coaching courses at Coquille.
Practices are generally one night per week (some older teams practice twice per week) . Coaches can choose practice days and times that fit their schedules. Games are on Saturdays at Coquille (5U-10U).
So, to sum it up....
To volunteer as a soccer coach, you must complete all of these steps:
Here's how to complete #1:
The easy way is to volunteer as a coach when registering your child for the soccer program. You can also do the same this way:
Here's how to complete #2:
These requirements are tracked in GotSoccer through your individual coach account.
After you complete step 1, contact Tony (email@example.com) to create a gotsoccer account for you. After we create the account, you will receive a system email with login info. Once you have login info:
1. Submit a Background Check (5 minutes to submit – a few days to come back)
2. Complete the CDC "Heads-Up" Concussion Training (about 30 mins)
3. Complete the SafeSport Certification Course (about 2 hours -- ensure your name spelling & email address for gotsoccer and SafeSport account exactly matches, or gotsoccer won't credit you for the training. The access code is right below the SafeSport link on the Gotsoccer page)
Save your certificates. If gotsoccer doesn't update properly, then we can send the certificates to LSA to update manually. After you complete steps 1-3, contact Tony (firstname.lastname@example.org) to be assigned to a team.
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