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 (the sooner the better as coaches will be picked on a first come, first serve basis). (available now – click the yellow ‘register now >>’ button in the top right corner)
2) You will receive instructions on how to then register in our State Program. (coming soon)
3) You will be required to re-run your Cori check through the State system when you register. (coming soon)
4) You will be required to complete the Concussion Certificate Course below (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 now – for sign-ups further below on this page)

Concussion Certificate Course (CDC) REQUIRED:

http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/online_training.html

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

Location of clinics will be communicated via e-mail about one week prior to the scheduled date

Online Training Courses: FREE – Highly Recommended for all Coaches!

Nutrition Module Online Course (MAYSA):
https://www.massyouthcoachingcourse.org/

For More Information on the Healthy Kids Campaign click below:

http://www.healthykidshub.org/partner/coaches

Methuen Soccer invites all our currently registered Methuen Youth Soccer Coaches to get their G-License (the first Soccer Coaching License of the series) online from the comfort of your own home!

G License Online Registration:
http://www.mayouthsoccer.org/online_programs/g.aspx

About the G Online Course: It is a course designed to assist the coach to become a better “Activity Leader,” specifically when working with children from 5 to 8 years old. Also included is a nutritional module to help your players develop healthy nutrition and hydration habits in order to perform at their maximum potential. The Course cost is $40.00. Once you have completed the course, you can submit a copy of your newly acquired G License and the Receipt of Payment to:
MYSA
c/o Coach License Reimbursement
PO Box 1034
Methuen, MA 01844

The F-Course is the next step in your Soccer Coaching Licensing Career! This one has some pre-online course work and then you can sign up for the course through MA Youth Soccer’s Website down below.

Please complete the pre-course work prior to attending the F Live at: http://www.massyouthcoachingcourse.org
Complete both: Nutrition – Coaching Healthy Habits and The Pre-F Course — these are mandatory to earn your F License at the end of the F Live program and are free to take online.

F Live Registration:
http://www.mayouthsoccer.org/coaching.aspx

About the F-Course: The Massachusetts Youth Soccer F License Coaching Course is designed for the novice Coach who has some experience coaching players from U8 to U12. It is intended for those who coach or who intend to coach U10 and U12 teams. While there is no waiting period between the G License and the F License, in order to obtain an F License, a coach must first have obtained his or her G License. A candidate must also be 16 years of age or older. The F License Course is an 8 HOUR course that involves both classroom and field work. Bring your soccer ball, a notebook and pen, water and snacks and dress ready to play! The Course cost is $70.00. Once you have completed the course, you can submit a copy of your newly acquired F License and the Receipt of Payment to:
MYSA
c/o Coach License Reimbursement
PO Box 1034
Methuen, MA 01844

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

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