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Highlanders Soccer Club Coaching Information:


Coaching children is a very rewarding experience. And coaching your own child's team can be one of the most rewarding experiences of all! Coaches are pivotal to having children get the youth soccer experience. If youth soccer organizations don't have enough coaches, registration is scaled back and kids who want to play for the Highlander Soccer Club are turned away.

Do you have little or no experience with soccer? No problem! The Highlander Soccer Club will teach you, based on the age level you are coaching. Unique age-appropriate coach training is one of our abilities. If you plan to be at your child's soccer practices and games, you'll also have time to be your child's coach.

To become an Highlander Soccer Club coach, you must be certified in the age level you are coaching. Certification takes three easy steps. First, fill out a registration form through our HSC Website. Then, submit your clearances (PA State Criminal Clearance, PA Child Abuse Clearance, and FBI Fingerprint Clearance or Residency Affidavit) to the [email protected]  Lastly complete the suggested appropriate coaching license or age appropriate ONLINE and/or IN-PERSON courses through US Soccer.  We also have access to Coaching Resources that can help you with training plans and activities for the age you are coaching. See below for details.

Coaches are essential to the game. They teach children soccer skills and help develop a healthy, positive attitude, teamwork and good sportsmanship. Coaching is a rewarding experience because you have the opportunity to build a child's self-esteem, help them learn new skills and just have a lot of fun.

Contact [email protected] or review the contents below if you are ready to become a coach! 

Coaching Registration:

To Access the Highlander Soccer Club Registration, please click here: Highlander Soccer Club Registration and register your player and under Volunteers, request to be a Head Coach or Assistant Coach. Another manner in which to volunteer another adult is to login into your HSC account and click on Volunteer and add the adult as a Coach.


In-House Head Coach Minimum Requirements:

1. Please email a copy of your PA State Police and PA Child Abuse clearances to [email protected]. These are free for volunteers. Click here for more information.

2. Login and/or create an account at https://dcc.ussoccer.com/ Enroll in the ONLINE course that is age appropriate for the child or player that you have registered through HSC. The cost for registration is $25 for ONLINE, and HSC will reimburse you the cost of the course if you so choose.  We just need the receipt emailed to [email protected]. Taking the IN PERSON is suggested, but is not required at this time.

3. Please email a copy of your US Soccer Coaching Certification to [email protected].
4. All coaches must be SafeSport trained at SafeSport.com.  The Safe Soccer Framework is a comprehensive program of policies and processes, screening, education and training, reporting, monitoring and enforcement designed to help participants detect and report abuse, respond to it and prevent future occurrences.  This online video training program takes no more than 90 minutes to complete but can be reviewed in segments if time does not permit completing the course in its entirely at one time. 
Directions: Click on the following link: http://safesport.org/authentication/register?token=ee57337f-31f9-421d-b095-82fc8c8c4c41Select US Soccer from the dropdown; Enter the following Access Code:  YC3E-6P5G-YYIL-CS2M; Create your account by completing the required fields; Check your email for a confirmation, login and take the course; Once completed the coach will print a Sex Abuse Prevention Training (SAPT) certificate for his/her records and upload a scan into the SAPT slot next to their clearances in their admin record in the online registration system.

 

Travel Head Coach (and Assistants) Minimum Requirements:

1. Please email a copy of your PA State Police and PA Child Abuse clearances to [email protected]. These are free for volunteers. Click here for more information.

2. Login and/or create an account at PA West’s Affinity site and upload your clearances, so that you may be added to a HSC Travel roster through PA West. https://pawest.affinitysoccer.com/Foundation/Login.aspx?sessionguid

3. Login and/or create an account at https://dcc.ussoccer.com/ Enroll in the ONLINE & IN PERSON course  that is age appropriate for the child or player that you have registered through HSC. The cost for registration is $25 for ONLINE and $50 for IN PERSON, and HSC will reimburse you the cost of the course if you so choose.  We just need the receipt emailed to [email protected].*We cannot declare travel teams without an official US Soccer certified course.  Please keep in mind that a Coach cannot be on the sideline during a game without being certified.

4. Please email a copy of your US Soccer Coaching Certification to [email protected].
5. All coaches must be SafeSport trained at SafeSport.com.  The Safe Soccer Framework is a comprehensive program of policies and processes, screening, education and training, reporting, monitoring and enforcement designed to help participants detect and report abuse, respond to it and prevent future occurrences.  This online video training program takes no more than 90 minutes to complete but can be reviewed in segments if time does not permit completing the course in its entirely at one time. 
Directions:Click on the following link: http://safesport.org/authentication/register?token=ee57337f-31f9-421d-b095-82fc8c8c4c41; Select US Soccer from the dropdown; Enter the following Access Code:  YC3E-6P5G-YYIL-CS2M; Create your account by completing the required fields; Check your email for a confirmation, login and take the course; Once completed the coach will print a Sex Abuse Prevention Training (SAPT) certificate for his/her records and upload a scan into the SAPT slot next to their clearances in their admin record in the online registration syst


Coaching Resources