Coach Registration

 

NSC could not run without dedicated volunteers of all types. Parents are needed to help coach, manage teams and to organize and staff tournaments.  All volunteers should complete the steps on this page. Coaches that have already coached the Fall season and have completed all requirements, only need to complete step 1 for Spring 2020.

New coaches must complete all steps.

Step 1) Needham Soccer Club Volunteer Registration for Spring 2020
Click HERE to register to be coach or assistant coach or manager.

Returning coaches must register each year. Please login to your coach account and register for the upcoming season.  Be sure to select the age group and gender and program (NSCCL, Travel or Junior Academy), first choice, second choice, etc. Update your coach profile in Got Soccer with a color headshot for a coaches ID card, any new licenses, completed courses, additional coaching experience, etc.  The Coaches Selection Committee uses this information when selecting travel coaches.

Travel team coaches will be chosen by the Selection Committee using the club’s criteria and will be contacted to observe tryouts. Pre-approved coaches may be invited to observe tryouts.

Step 2) Adult Registration with MA Youth Soccer Connect

In 2018, Congress passed the Abuse Prevention Act and US Soccer (as a result MA Youth Soccer) revised the requirements for all volunteers interacting with players. As of 2019/20 year, all NSC coaches, volunteers, board members and staff will be required to meet these new requirements.

For a detailed explanation of the changes and new initiative from MA Youth Soccer CLICK HERE

The steps required for NSC Coaches are listed below, but all will be managed via the new MA Youth Soccer Connect platform. Once you have created your account you will be able to login and keep track of which components you need to complete:

  1. CORI and National Background Checks (simply complete your registration on the new platform)
  2. Upload a clear ‘headshot’ photograph on your profile
  3. Safesport Abuse Prevention Training (a 90 minute online course. This only needs to be completed in full the first time. In future years a 30 minute refresher course will be required).
  4. CDC ‘Heads Up’ Concussion Training (a 1 hour online concussion awareness training course, you must upload your certificate to your MA Youth Soccer Connect account upon completion).

CLICK HERE To go the MA Youth Soccer Connect NSC Registration and Login landing page to create your account. Be sure to save your login details and use the same link to login in future.

CLICK HERE For Step By Step Instructions on completing the process.

No adults are able to coach or work with a team in any capacity until all steps – CORI, background checks and required training – are completed.

Upon completion of all of the above steps and background checks approved, you will be able to receive your printed adult credentials for the year. Further information will be sent out to coaches as the season approaches with information on how to collect your adult credentials lanyard.

Should you have any questions about the above process and steps contact admin@needhamsoccer.com

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