Coaching Requirements

Thank you for volunteering to coach this year.  Please review this page carefully for updated information about 2019-2020 NGS coaching requirements.  Please complete all requirements as soon as possibleWe will not be able to issue travel coaches a 2019-2020 MYSA/BAYS credential until they have met all requirements.

Check out the Coach Requirements Chart (updated link coming soon!) for a quick overview.  Click on links below for additional important details.

Pre-season Coach Meetings

Mandatory for ALL Coaches  

Juniors & City Coaches

Date: Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Time: 6:30 – 7:45 pm
Place: Oak Hill Middle School Auditorium, 130 Wheeler Rd, Newton

Travel Coaches

Date: Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Time: 7:45 – 9:00 pm
Place: Oak Hill Middle School Auditorium, 130 Wheeler Rd, Newton

Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) Workshop

Mandatory for ALL Juniors Coaches and any NEW Travel or City Coaches

Date: Fall and Spring Dates TBD

Coaching Licenses

Newton Girls Soccer is committed to providing opportunities for continued education and development for all our coaches through coaching clinics and courses. US Soccer Coaching Courses are available both in person and online click here.

As a minimum, ALL Head Coaches must take the following online course as a prerequisite to coaching and obtaining more advanced licenses.

Age Appropriate Playing Format Courses are mandatory for ALL Head Coaches (Grade 2 – Grade 8) and optional for assistant coaches.

IMPORTANT NOTE TO PREVIOUSLY LICENSED COACHES: The U.S. Soccer Coaching License Pathway has been revised.  The U.S. Soccer G, F and E Coaching courses are no longer offered as a part of the U.S. Soccer Coaching License Pathway.  Although those licenses are relevant as a means to advance along the pathway, coaches who currently hold the U.S. Soccer G, F, or E License are still required to take the Introduction to Grassroots Coaching module and one additional grassroots course.

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

Please note we will be keeping track of licenses.  Email your age group coordinator and with email confirmation or certificate of completion once you finish a course.

MA Youth Soccer (MYSA) Adult Registration and Risk Management

Mandatory for ALL volunteers, coaches, managers, staff, board members, referees, etc.

There is a new process for 2019-2020.  We will update this information in early August.

MYSA Adult Credentials

Mandatory for ALL volunteers, coaches, managers, staff, board members, referees, etc.

All 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 passed a background checked and have been trained to identify and prevent head injuries and child abuse.

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.

*Please note BAYS will no longer be providing Coaches Pass Cards for Travel Games. Instead coaches will be required to use the MYSA Adult Credential Card.