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May, 2019

Coaching Applications...Read This First

Coaching Applicants, prior to completing the online Coach Registration:

1) Complete your Coaching Education:
   a) U6 and U8 coaches:
--You will have to create an account with US Soccer's Digital Coaching Center (DCC)
--Introduction to Grassroots (free):  https://dcc.ussoccer.com/courses/available/16/details/1546
--4v4 Online Module ($25, reimbursable by PAL):  https://dcc.ussoccer.com/courses/available/26/details/1547
------>Once complete, save your 4v4 Certificate to be uploaded when you apply.  The certificate can be found by clicking on the dropdown arrow next to your name and selecting 'Profile'.  Your certificates will be downloadable .pdfs on the right side of the screen.
   b) U10, U12, U14, U16, U19 coaches:
--You will have to create an account with United Soccer Coaches (USC)
--Foundations of Coaching ($25, reimbursable by PAL): https://unitedsoccercoaches.org/education/elearning/
------>Once complete, save your FOC Certificate to be uploaded when you apply
   c) If you are coaching both U6/U8 and an older age group, you only have to do the Foundations of Coaching, not both.

2) Complete your Concussion training:
--You will have to complete it again, even if you did it last year
--You will have to complete one of these courses, even if you did the Sideline Sports Doc (SSD) for STARS this spring
   a) Centers for Disease Control (CDC) HeadsUp training:  https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/youthsports/training/index.html
   OR
   b) NFHS Concussion in Sports training:  https://nfhslearn.com/courses/61151/concussion-in-sports
------>Once complete, save your Concussion training certificate to be uploaded when you apply.
3) Complete Safe Sport Training and become Safe Sport Trained:
--SafeSport is a new requirement, mandated federally
--If you completed SafeSport for STARS or US Club Soccer, you do not have to redo the training, you can upload your certificate from your previous training
--You will have to create an account with SafeSport.org
--IMPORTANT:  If you find yourself having to pay a $20 fee, please stop and email [email protected].  You should not have to pay this fee and PAL will not be reimbursing it.
--You must complete all three modules and receive the “Safe Sport Trained” Certificate.  The intermediate certificates will not be accepted for this requirement.
------>Once complete, save your Safe Sport Trained certificate to be uploaded when you apply
 
4) Apply to coach via Blue Sombrero:
 Once you have completed the coach application, please email the Director of Coaching at [email protected] to initiate your background check.