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Niceville PAL Soccer League

COACHING INFORMATION

Coaching Requirements, Education and Application
(Coming soon) comprehensive information about 2021 coaching requirements and application instructions.
Please complete the requirements prior to volunteering online or during in-person registration.
If you are volunteering to be a VIP coach, (coming soon) for requirements and instructions (they are slightly different than non-VIP)

PAL 2021 Season Information
The following is important information for coaches regarding the 2021 season, including rules and the information handout.  Coaches will need to go over this information with their players and parents.
» Click here for the 2021 PAL rules    *** important
» Click here for the 2021 PAL Registration Handout.
» (Coming soon) 2021 PAL Soccer game protocols that will be in effect for all games
» (Coming soon) 2021 PAL Soccer League Coaches Guide and General Information
» (Coming soon) 2021 PAL sponsor list and uniform color chart
» (Coming soon) 2021 PAL field layouts and locations

Coaching Philosophy

» PAL Code of Ethics
    PAL asks you to read and abide by this Code of Ethics while you coach for us.
» Philosophy and the Spirit of the Game
    An excerpt from the Introduction to the Laws of the Game, 2018 version (but still relevant)


Coaching Resources
» The Challenger Way 2020 (PDF)
    PAL, through our relationship with Challenger Sports, has access to The Challenger Way.  
    The Challenger Way provides many resources to coaches and parents of soccer players.

» Progressive Soccer Coaching - from Challenger Sports (PDF)
    A guide to progressive coaching in youth soccer.  Over 70 unopposed, opposed and game-related soccer practices.
» SafeSport Training
    All PAL coaches must have current (within two-years) SafeSport training on-file in order to be a coach for the 2021 season.
    SAY Soccer requires all administrative board members and coaches to complete the online Safesport training, which includes
    sexual misconduct awareness, emotional and physical misconduct, and mandatory reporting.  Click here to read SAY Soccer's
    communications on this topic.  NOTE: this link contains the access code needed for the SafeSport website.

» Concussion Training
    All PAL coaches must complete annual concussion training.  The SAY National Concussion policy irequires a FREE online training course.
    ALL coaches and referees MUST complete this training course prior to participating in the any SAY activity whether it be a practice or a
    game situation. There are two approved options for the FREE online training program consists of two approved options:
   
» The FIRST APPROVED OPTION is provided by the National Federation of State High School Associations Concussion in Sports –
       What You Need to Know, which can be found at
http://www.nfhslearn.com/electiveDetail.aspx?courseID=38000.  This online course will
       require you to click on the "order here” button to begin the training.
   
» The SECOND APPROVED OPTION is through the Center for Disease Control and their Prevention Heads Up Concussion in Youth Sports
       Online training program, which is at
http://www.cdc.gov/headsup/youthsports/training/index.html. Click on the online training course
       button to begin your training.
    Be sure to print off your concussion certificate and submit it to the PAL Director of Coaching.
» Pairing Request Form
    Used to pair players of coaches and/or sponsors on the same team for all divisions except U6.
» U6 Pairing Request Form
    Used to pair players on the same team for the U6 division.