We have three requirements for any adult coming in contact with a minor player. This even includes players who are 18 years of age. These requirements are mandatory from our Governing body Virginia Youth Soccer Association (VYSA) and the state of Virginia.
The requirements are:
1. a passing background check through Trusted Employees (5 minutes to complete),
2. a course in Safesport (90 minutes to complete) which is a course in Abuse prevention in youth sports,
3. a course in Concussion Awareness from CDC Heads Up (30 minutes to complete).
YOU CAN NOT COACH UNTIL THESE REQUIREMENTS ARE COMPLETE.
Once these are complete you will receive your coaching discount (refund) and will be able to start coaching right away. For those coaches who have High School teams with players who are turning 18 years of age or older this season you will also need to ensure your players are also compliant. NO ADULT PLAYER WILL BE PLACED ON A TEAM UNTIL THESE REQUIREMENTS ARE COMPLETE.
*Refunds are processed twice per season (Spring - March 15th & April 15th) (Fall - August 15th & September 15th)