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West Jackson County Soccer Club

COACHING INFORMATION

            

All of our coaches at WJCSC are volunteers. We are continually seeking new coaches mainly from our players parents but not limited to. If you are interested in coaching, please contact our Director of Coaching or fill our one of our volunteer forms when you register your child. Our coaches will receive training at the state level and be certified for their teams age groups. These training sessions take as little as a half a day for the younger age groups and up to 2 weekends for advanced. There is a minimal cost to acquire this license and the league will often help you with these costs.

Coach License Requirement

All MSA coaches must have earned a minimum of the state required coaching license equivalent to the age group in which they coach before they can coach in any MSA organized game or tournaments (that includes Districts and State Cups). See the below table for details:

Effective September 1st, 2009 with full implementation September 1st, 2010. Newly registered/rostered coaches will have 3 months to obtain age appropriate licensing after registration.

State Minimum Coaching Requirement

REQUIRED LICENSE

TEAM AGE

U6 & U8 Modules

U6 -U8

U10 & U12 Modules

U10 - U12

E License

[Div. I ]

U11 - U14

[Div. II & III]*

U13 – U19

State/National D License

[Div. I]

U13 – U19

[D. II & III]**

U16 – U19

  • * U12 Div. II & III can take the E course if they wish
  • ** State D or National D License not required BUT recommended for Div. II & III U16 and Above

 
How to register for a coaching module

Code of Ethics for Players Coaches/Volunteers

a. I will never place the value of winning before the safety and welfare of all players

b. I will always show respect for players, other coaches, and game officials.

c. I will lead by example, demonstrating fair play and sportsmanship at all times.

d. I will demonstrate knowledge of the rules of the game, and teach these rules to my players.

e. I will never use abusive or insulting language. I will treat everyone with dignity.

f. I will not tolerate inappropriate behavior, regardless of the situation.

g. I will not allow the use of anabolic agents or stimulants, drugs, tobacco, or alcohol by any of my players.

h. I will never knowingly jeopardize the eligibility and participation of a student-athlete.

i. Youth have a greater need for example than criticism. I will be the primary soccer role model.

j. I will at all times conduct myself in a positive manner.

k. Coaching is motivating players to produce their best effort, inspiring players to learn, and encouraging players to be winners.

l. Coach’s actions on sidelines during games shall be in the spirit of "good sportsmanship" at all times. Profanity, profane gestures, arguing, inciting disruptive behavior by spectators and/or players, or any conduct not in the spirit of good sportsmanship, shall require disciplinary action from the affiliate.

m. Alcohol, illegal drugs and unauthorized prescription drugs shall not be possessed, consumed or distributed before, during or after any game or at any other time at the field and/or game complex.

Failure to comply with the MSA Code of Ethics may result in the suspension of the privilege to participate in MSA sanctioned events, for the following periods:

● 1st offense suspension minimum fifteen (15) days to a maximum of Five (5) years

● 2nd offense suspension for a minimum of one (1) year to a maximum of Ten (10) years

● 3rd offense suspension for a minimum of five (5) years to a maximum of Twenty five (25) years.

NOTE: Any individual charged with a violation of this Code of Ethics, except for cautions and send-offs as stated in the Laws of the Game,

Tournament Rules or MSA Disciplinary policy including allegations of referee abuse or assault, shall be afforded due process as defined in MSA’s rules before the implementation of any suspension.