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Niceville PAL Soccer League

COACHING INFORMATION

Coaching Requirements
Click here for comprehensive information about coaching requirements.  Please complete the requirements prior to volunteering online or during in-person registration.

Coaching Education
   » Click here for comprehensive information about coaching education requirements including links to the various resources.
   » For U6 and U8 you will need to:

   1.  Complete Introduction to Grassroots   (free)
   2.  Complete the 4x4 Online Module    ($25, reimbursable by PAL)
        - If you earned your 4v4 license in 2018, you do not have to take it again, but you will have to upload the certificate when you register to coach.
   3.  Complete Concussion Training from either the CDC or NFHS
   4.  Complete Safe Sport Training and become "Safe Sport Trained"
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
-  The coaching education document (linked above) has the access code for no-cost SafeSport training

   » For U10 and above
   1.  Complete Foundations of Coaching   ($25, reimbursable by PAL)
- If you earned your FOC certificate in 2018, you do not have to take it again, but you will have to upload the certificate when you register to coach
   2.  Complete Concussion Training from either the CDC or NFHS
   3.  Complete Safe Sport Training and become "Safe Sport Trained"
-  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
- The coaching education document (linked above) has the access code for no-cost SafeSport training


PAL 2019 Season Information
The following is important information for coaches regarding the 2019 season, including rules and the information handout.  Coaches will need to go over this information with their players and parents.
» Click here for the 2019 PAL Soccer League Coaches Guide and General Information     *** important
» Click here for the 2019 PAL sponsor list and uniform color chart
» Click here for the briefing from the Coaches' Clinic on August 10th

» 
Click here
 for the the PAL rules for the 2019 season     *** important
» Click here for the IFAB Laws of the Game 2019/20 Changes and Clarifications     *** important
» Click here for field layouts and locations for the 2019 season.
» Click here for the 2019 PAL Registration Handout.


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
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.  Please see the attached handout for details.
pal_challengerway 2018.pdf