Coaching Education

Our governing body, MA Youth Soccer, has changed our process going forward to keep our children safe. At this time, details are slowly trickling down to us, however, the new process will be:

1) Coaches register in SportsPilot as a coach under the division(s) you would like to coach in. At this time, you must email the Methuen Soccer Registrar at, registrar@methuensoccer.org, to verify that you have been manually registered in the SportsPilot system by the league.
2) Register and Cori with our State Program, MA YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION following the instructions here: http://www.mayouthsoccer.org/members/adult_registration/”
3) You will be required to complete the Concussion Certificate Course below and submit the certificate to the Methuen Soccer Development Director at devdirector@methuensoccer.org (this is a 30-minute online course) (available now – click the link directly below these steps)
4) You will be required to complete the Nutrition Online Module Course below and submit the certificate to the Methuen Soccer Development Director at devdirector@methuensoccer.org (this is a 30-minute online course) (available now – click the link directly below these steps)
5) You must attend one of the two Coach clinics available below to receive your new credentials for the season. (Available soon for Fall season – for sign-ups at the bottom of page)

Concussion Certificate Course (CDC) REQUIRED:

https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/youthsports/training/index.html

Nutrition Online Module Course (MAYSA) REQUIRED: http://www.mayouthsoccer.org/coaches/nutrition/

For More Information on the Healthy Kids Campaign click below:

http://www.healthykidshub.org/sports


MYSA Coaches Handbook

The most important part of this:
No person may be on the fields training the children without these credentials on them. If you do not have your credentials during practice, League Officials will be required to cancel your practice and send families home. If you do not have your credentials during a game, the Referees will be required to cancel the game and send families home. This is non-negotiable, so please keep your credentials, once you receive them, with you AT ALL TIMES

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Please contact Cheri Reina-Thunstrom, MYSA Development Director with any other questions about the program.

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