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Preparation for Coaching


Thank you for coaching Vashon Soccer! Please complete these 4 steps before you step on the field with the kids:


1. Complete 'volunteer' registration 
when you sign up your player or directly here: http://www.vashonsoccer.org/Default.aspx?tabid=1477483

2. Complete annual background check via WYSA Affinity http://wys-bgc.affinitysoccer.com. You will have to click the "Registration" button, not just logging in. Washington Youth Soccer requires that volunteers over the age of 18 with direct or indirect contact on a youth player submit to an annual background check. Applicants are also required to submit a disclosure form and sign the form under penalty of perjury.

3. Complete concussion training 
at https://headsup.cdc.gov/user

4A. Complete US Soccer 4v4 Course 
(or better) at https://dcc.ussoccer.com/

Once you log in, navigate to the Courses tab and select the Grassroots Courses link. The 4v4 course costs $25. Once you have completed it, the club will reimburse you. Even if you are coaching an older group, this course will give you a foundation of working with kids.
4B. ---OR---Attend the Positive Coaching Alliance Training: Friday, September 21, 6 - 8 PM, McMurray Multipurpose Room
You don't coach soccer, you coach kids. This course teaches you how to communicate with kids in order to encourage and guide their love of sports. If you are new to coaching, you may not realize that this is the most challenging and important aspect of the job.

Volunteers Under Age 18
If the volunteer is under age 18, a parent/guardian will be required to verify the minor’s age and application form. Minors are required to complete a Minor Disclosure Form that must be signed by both the minor and the parent/guardian. Minors are also required to submit a letter of recommendation from an adult. No applicant is permitted to have unsupervised contact with a Washington Youth Soccer youth player until their application is approved. To complete your application, submit the Agreement form and provide the necessary information through Affinity for the background check. Please visit:

Coaching Clinics

 

Vashon Soccer Club encourages and pays for nearly any coach training.

  • US Soccer Grassroots Online 4v4 Coaching License ($25 reimbursed by VISC).
  • US SoccerGrassroots 7v7, 9v9, and 11v11 courses - throughout the region, reimbursed by VISC.
  • PCA Training - Sept. 21, McM Multipurpose Room, 6 - 8PM.
  • State Coach Seminars ongoing.
All info at  www.washingtonyouthsoccer.org/coaches/coaching_education/

For more information contact [email protected]

Game and Roster Resources


2016 WYS Soccer Rules of Competition  
     
MOD Schedule   Link
WSYSA Coaches Resources   Coaches Documents
WYSA Coaching Tools   Age Appropriate Training
WSYSA Coaches Code of Ethics   Code of Ethics
Matt Callahan's Practice Plans   Decatur Sports
Massachusetts Soccer Session Plans   MA Youth Soccer
Soccer Drills and Games   Coaching Basics
Keeper Drills   Goalkeeper Resources
US Youth Soccer   www.usyouthsoccer.org
Futsal Coaching Manual   Download
NSCAA Coaching Resources   NSCAA Fundamentals
Gym Rules   View

 

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Field Status

Open Open

Vashon High School Stadium (08:40 PM | 04/02/19)

Open Open

AGREN PARK (10:31 AM | 09/05/17)

Open Open

VES (The Harbor School) (08:42 PM | 04/02/19)

Open Open

McMurray Middle School (08:42 PM | 04/02/19)

Open Open

VHS Practice Field (06:47 PM | 07/24/18)