Coaching Requirement

Here are the steps to complete your coaching requirements

SOCCER BOARD APPROVAL
Not anyone can coach and you need to get your clubs board approval before proceeding

RISK STATUS / BACKGROUND CHECK
NJYS Background check needs to be completed every season.  This is not the same as your towns approval process to volunteer as a coach.

TO COMPLETE:   Browse to the VOLUNTEER TAB >> Click on the “Risk Status” Check Box >> Renew & Update >> Follow Instructions

SAFESPORT TRAINING
If you are new coach, you need to sign up for the initial certificate (90 minute course)
If you already did it in the past, you need to take the refresher certificate (20 minute course)

TO COMPLETE:   Browse to the VOLUNTEER TAB >> Click on the “Safe Sport” Check Box >> Renew & Update >> Follow Instructions >>
Upload certificate on that same page that has the instructions. There is an UPLOAD button

Or for existing coaches, Log into SafeSport account with the same account you used to receive initial certificate and complete the refresher. Then come back and upload certificate.

PROFILE PHOTO / HEAD SHOT / COACHES PASS
This is a head shot that is going to be on your NJYS Issued Coaches Card that is needed to coach on game day

TO COMPLETE:   Browse to the VOLUNTEER TAB >> Click on the “Details” button under image placeholder >> Click “Upload Profile Picture”

COACHING CERTIFICATE / STATE LICENSE / NJ F LICENSE
This is the one time course that is over a few hours and sometimes 2 days. Formerly known as NJ F License
You just need to take this once

TO COMPLETE:  Sign up and register and upload your certificate
Sign Up:   https://www.njyouthsoccer.com/Default.aspx?tabid=734256
Upload Certificate:  Browse to the VOLUNTEER TAB >> Click on the “Coaching Certificate” button >> Renew & Update >> “Upload”

CONCUSSION COURSE / CDC HEADS UP
This is a one time course that needs to be completed

TO COMPLETE:  Sign up and register and upload your certificate
Sign Up:  https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/youthsports/training/index.html
Upload Certificate:  Browse to the VOLUNTEER TAB >> Click on the “Concussion Certificate” button >> Renew & Update >> “Upload”