Coaching Instructions

The North Central Youth Soccer Association (NCenYSA) operates under the umbrella of US Club Soccer. Pursuant to U.S. Soccer rules, current US Club Soccer staff registration is required of all individuals coaching, managing or working with US Club Soccer-registered youth players. This includes, but is not necessarily limited to, all coaches, assistant coaches, and team managers assigned to a team with youth players, regardless of whether they are volunteers or paid staff, or registered with another U.S. Soccer member organization.

Individuals that are not currently registered with US Club Soccer are not allowed to participate with US Club Soccer-registered youth players, nor are they covered by US Club Soccer insurance. Clubs/organizations whose members are not in compliance with this requirement are subject to disciplinary action

Below are the 4 steps that every adult working with youth players must complete before they can coach:

There is a fee attached to the steps # 2 & 3, NCenYSA provides a code to cover those costs - you will need to contact your club representative to get those codes.

The links to the first 3 steps can be found by clicking here

1. Become "SafeSport Trained. - effective as of the 2018-19 registration year
The U.S. Center for SafeSport online training covers the following subjects: sexual abuse, hazing, bullying, emotional misconduct, physical misconduct, harassment (non-sexual) as well as reporting obligations. There are three modules required to become "SafeSport Trained": a) Mandatory Reporting: Understanding Your Responsibilities; b) Sexual Misconduct Awareness Education; and c) Emotional and Physical Misconduct.

2. Complete Sideline Sports Doc (SSD) online course.
This training program includes a six-chapter online course, as well as downloadable .pdf/e-book and .mp3 products, designed to improve on-field triage of key injury situations. The course incorporates U.S. Soccer's "Concussions in Soccer" video and other Recognize to Recover content. The chapters are: 1) The SAFE Method - initial evaluation of an on-field injury, 2) Ankle and foot injuries, 3) Concussion, 4) Fractures, 5) Heat illness, and 6) Knee injuries.

3. Complete background screening.
Beyond a variety of national sources, our level of screening generally includes a direct county/state of residence criminal record search for all counties in which an individual has lived within the past seven years, regardless of whether any "hits" appear on the national database searches.

4. Register in Bonzi as a coach / volunteer

After an individual has completed the first 3 steps, they will receive an email from US Club soccer letting them know if they are cleared. US Club asks you to submit your background check within 3 months prior to the start of the season, although we understand that is sometimes not possible, we do ask that you allow sufficient time to go through the process. Once you have been cleared and the NCenYSA registrar has received confirmation, you will be issued a lanyard with a coaches card. This lanyard must be visible at ALL games. If you do not have your lanyard at a game, the referee may ask you to leave the coaching area. There will be no adults allowed in the coaches box during games if they do not have a lanyard.