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Coaches Corner

Please Remember...
Our Saturday inhouse program objective is to promote and elevate the standards of sportsmanship and fair play. Also, please remember that we don't keep standings (heck, we don't even officially keep score)! We ask that coaches and assistant coaches set the example out there for our children to follow. They DO see and hear you! All rostered players must be registered in accordance with PA West and MASA guidelines, remember you can only roster players registered and insured through MASA. Any coach that plays a non-rostered player will be removed. Thanks for your cooperation. Let's have fun out there!

Coaching Manuals

  United States Soccer Federation Best Practices for Coaching Soccer in the United States
 
  The Official US Youth Soccer Coaching Manual
 
 
US Youth Soccer U6-U8 Practice Activities
 
US Youth Soccer U-10 Practice Activities
 
US Youth Soccer U-12 Practice Activities
  Risk Management Registration

The PA Child Protective Services Law changed recently. The change requires all coaches and volunteers involved with youth organizations to complete a State Police Criminal Record Check and a PA Child Abuse History Clearance. For those individuals who have not resided in PA continuously for the previous 10 years they must also complete an FBI Criminal Background Check.

Step 1

Complete this form:
PA State Police Criminal Record Check Online Form

Step 2

Complete this form:
PA Child Abuse History Clearance Online Form

Step 3

If you have NOT resided in PA continuously for the previous 10 years, complete
FBI Criminal History Report Online Pay Portal

If you have resided in PA continuously for the previous 10 years, this needs completed and notarized
Volunteer Qualification Affidavit (PDF)

Step 4:

  • Login here: PA West Risk Management Registration
  • Click "Continue" button
  • Click "Register as Coach/Admin" next to your name
  • Select "Background Check" from the drop down
  • In the "Personal Information" section, click "Click here to show photo or certification upload"
  • Click the 3 boxes ("upload CY113","upload FBI BC","upload Residency Aff") and upload the corresponding documents from above by clicking the "Browse" button, selecting the file on your computer, then clicking the blue "Upload File" button
  • Once all three are uploaded, scroll to bottom of the popup box and click "Save"
  • You'll return to the "Register for Spring 2015" page. Click "Continue"
  • On the "Accept ELA" page, click "agree and continue"
  • On the "Make Payment" page, click "No Payment Due, Continue" button