Coaching Requirements

Thank you for volunteering to coach this year.  Please review this page carefully for updated information about 2017-2018 NGS coaching requirements .  Please complete all requirements as soon as possible.  We will not be able to issue travel coaches a 2017-2018 BAYS coach pass card or sticker until they have met all requirements.

Check out the Coach Requirements Chart for a quick overview.  Click on links below for additional important details.

NGS Fall 2017 Coaches Meeting

Mandatory for ALL coaches

Date:        Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Time 1:     6:30 – 7:45 pm for City Coaches (Grades 3-9)
Time 2:     7:45 – 9:00 pm for Travel Coaches (Grades 3-8)
Place:       Oak Hill Middle School Auditorium

Date:      Thursday, September 7, 2017
Time:     6:30 – 7:45pm for Juniors Coaches (Grade 2 Only)
Place:     Brown / Oak Hill Middle Soccer Field

Coach Education Opportunity: 4v4 NSCAA Course

Mandatory for ALL Juniors Grade 2 coaches

Date:      TBD
Time:     TBD
Place:     TBD

Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) Workshop

Based on feedback we received, we have changed the PCA training to a one-time workshop rather than an online course.

Mandatory for ALL Juniors Grade 2 and NEW Grade 3-6 Travel or City Coaches.

Date:      Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Time:     7:00 – 9:00pm
Place:     Oak Hill Middle School Cafeteria

F License

Mandatory for ALL Head Coaches (Grade 2 – Grade 8) and optional for assistant coaches.

F License is obtained through a 2-hour, online course.

NGS will reimburse the cost of license registration fees for all coaches.  For reimbursement, email your receipt to the Club Treasurer Nina Levin (nina.levin@rcn.com).  Reimbursement requests must include a name and mailing address.

Please note we will be keeping track of licenses.  Email your age group coordinator and registrar@newtongirlssoccer.org once you complete a course.

Concussion Awareness Requirements

Mandatory for ALL TRAVEL Coaches.  Recommended for Juniors Grade 2 and City Coaches.

(1) Annually (in the fall), ALL Head and Assistant Coaches in the NGS Travel Program and All professional coaches are required to complete an online concussion training program.  If you completed the concussion training in the past it is no longer valid; you have to complete it again for the 2017-2018 season.

The courses and fact sheets are also highly recommended for coaches in the City and Juniors Programs.

  • Select one of two recommended courses: CDC Heads Up Course or NFHS Concussion Course (requires registration)
  • At the end of the training session, answer questions to obtain a certificate of completion.  Type your name on the certificate, then save and print the pdf file.  Note: once you log out your information will NOT be saved at the CDC site.
  • Send the completed certificate to Seth Stier at sethstier@comcast.net. If you have trouble saving the certificate please print it, take a picture with your cell phone and send the photo in an email to Seth.  Please remember to print a copy for your records.
  • Certificates must be received before any travel coach can work with their team. Travel coaches will not be issued a coach’s card or current season BAYS sticker if they have not submitted a copy of the certificate. The certification will be good for the upcoming fall and spring seasons only. Previously completed certificates are no longer valid!

(2) Distribute CDC Concussion Information Sheet and CDC FACT Sheet for Parents to the parents prior to the start of the season even if you handed them out last season.

(3) Review the CDC Fact Sheet for Athletes with all players prior to the start of each season.

(4) Review the CDC Coaches FACT Sheet.  NGS will follow the CDC guidelines for any player suspected of having a concussion.

(5) Consider using the Heads Up App.  The Heads Up app will help you learn how to spot and what to do if you think your child or teen has a concussion or other serious brain injury.

If you have any questions, please contact Seth Stier via email at sethstier@comcast.net.

MA Youth Soccer (MYSA) Adult/CORI Registration

Mandatory for ALL volunteers.

All adult volunteers must be registered with the MA Youth Soccer Association and be CORI approved before they can work with children.

Note:

  • recent color head shot photo must be uploaded
  • Registrants must use full LEGAL first and last name.
  • Please make sure that you affiliate yourself with Newton Girls Soccer when prompted.·
  • You cannot volunteer with NGS until you are registered with MYSA.
  • Once your CORI registration is complete, print the CORI agreement form, sign it and bring the original signed form to Laurie Utstein (12 Rotherwood Road) with your ID.  She will be at the coach meetings and you may email ngscori@gmail.com to make other arrangements.

Click links for additional details about CORI and MYSA Adult Registration.

MYSA Adult Credentials

Mandatory for ALL volunteers.

All registered, affiliated and CORI approved adults are required to have a current Mass Youth Soccer Adult Credential for the current soccer year.  The purpose of this photo ID is to help guardians feel comfortable that all adults volunteers have been properly CORI checked and are in good standing.

Initially when arriving at the field the adult should have their credential worn around their neck.  Then, in order not to hamper their activities (coaching, lining fields, running, etc.) they may, if necessary, store the credential with their personal belongings during that activity.

MYSA Credentials will be distributed at the Fall Coach Meetings.  If a volunteer is not attending a meeting or is not approved in time, we will make other arrangements.

Travel Coach Pass Cards

Mandatory for ALL TRAVEL coaches.

All travel coaches must have a laminated coach pass card, stamped by the registrar and with a current BAYS sticker. BAYS rules specify that each team is allowed not more than three coaches or adults on the players’ side of the field. All adults/coaches on the players’ side of the field must have their coach’s pass card in their possession and must present it to the referee prior to the start of the game. Any adult or coach unable to present a valid coach’s pass card may not participate in the game as a coach and may not remain on the player’s side of the field during the game.

  • Returning Travel Coaches – You can re-use pass cards from year-to-year and will get a 2016-2017 sticker at the NGS coaches’ meeting, if you have completed all the requirements outlined in this letter. Please check NOW to make sure that you can find your card. If you need a new one, please email a head shot to registrar@newtongirlssoccer.org.
  • New Travel Coaches – If you haven’t already done so, please email registrar@newtongirlssoccer.org with your name, address, date of birth, team name/age group, and a head shot. Your card will be waiting for you at the coaches’ meeting.