Recreational Coach Requirements
Per FL Youth Soccer Association rules, all recreational coaches must be approved by the JBSC Board of Directors, pass an annual background check, complete the CDC Concussion course bi-annually, and the federally mandated Safe Sport Certification. Please answer all background check questions honestly and disclose anything that may possibly arise during the process.
Go to www.gotsoccer.com– login is at the top right on gotsoccer.com
Click Teams and Team oOfficials
Go to individual Coach and enter your username and password
Go to My Profile Tab – make sure your information is entered correctly and upload a passport style photo.
Background Check Tab – scroll to the bottom and click “Submit New Report”
Concussion Center Tab – click on the Courses tab on the left, then Start Course. Watch the video and answer all the questions. The course will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. It is imperative that you take the course on a computer – NOT a smartphone or tablet. If the course “times out”, you will need to begin the course again. Save a copy of your completion certificate.
Beginning July 1, 2018, all FYSA registered coaches and staff members will be required to be "SafeSport Trained."
The course is free for FYSA members. Those who become SafeSport Trained will not be required to take the course again for 2019-20 registration season.
1.Create a SafeSport account via this link:https://safesport.org/ authentication/register?token= ee57337f-31f9-421d-b095- 82fc8c8c4c41.Please ensure that you create your account using the exact same name and email address as your account in GotSoccer.
2.You will be prompted to add a membership (U.S. Soccer) via an access code (YC3E-6P5G-YYIL-CS2M) as part of your account creation.
3.Finish the registration process, and take the online training, which consists of three modules: 1) Mandatory Reporting: Understanding Your Responsibilities; 2) Sexual Misconduct Awareness Education; and 3) Emotional and Physical Misconduct. Completion will take approximately 90 minutes, but it does not need to be done at once. You may save your progress and continue where you left off at a later time.