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How to become a Coach or Team Manager

To get started, here are the two training certifications that are required for all team admins and coaches.  These certifications are mandated by the US Congress and the State of Utah to protect our children.  Upon completion of these courses, upload your certificates and register as a coach at Ogden Soccer.

1. CDC Heads Up Concussion - This free online course teaches coaches how to recognize and react to potential concussions as well as how to manage athletes'.  It will take 20-30 minutes to complete.  Don't forget to save a copy of your certificate to upload when you register as a coach.

To read more about and launch the Heads Up Concussion course, click here:

2. SafeSport - This online course is paid for by US Soccer so there is no cost to Ogden Soccer's members. Begin by creating an account and listing a membership with US Soccer.  Use access code YC3E-6P5G-YYIL-CS2M and select the course titled "SafeSport Trained." It's broken into 3 modules and lasts approximately 90 minutes (total). You can stop as needed and it will save your progress.  You'll receive a certificate for each module and a 4th one for completing the entire course.  Be sure to save a copy of course completion certificate to upload when you register as a coach.

To launch the SafeSport Trained course, click here:

Register as a Coach 
- This is the final and easiest step to becoming a member coach or volunteer with Ogden Soccer.  Registration as a coach or volunteer is routed through Utah Youth Soccer (UYSA) to insure data security.  Registration will take about 5-10 minutes.  To complete the process, you'll need to upload a clear photo of your face (no hats or sunglasses) as well as your certificates for completing the Heads Up and SafeSport courses.

For step-by-step instructions to register as a coach, click here: ogden-soccer-coach registration.pdf.

Coach Training by US Soccer and Utah Youth Soccer (UYSA)

Here are helpful links for different training opportunities approved by Ogden Soccer.

US Soccer Certifications –
First thing, set up an account with the USA Soccer Digital Coaching Center (DCC). This will track your personal license achievement no matter where you live or what club you are with. This caliber of training is reciprocated by all soccer organization in the United States of America.

Launch the DCC

Sign up for a new account. Once you are in your new training account go to the courses tab. There, you will find an Introduction tab that will take you to a 20 minute online course introducing you to the US Soccer Grassroots Framework and Coaching pathway. This course is free and is very helpful in gaining an understanding as our new coach training program.

Utah Youth Soccer Association (UYSA) Thousands of coaches have attended and successfully completed a coaching course offered through UYSA. Regardless of the level of certification or license attempted, the prime objective of the coaching education program is to provide all coaches from the beginner to the most advanced with up-to-date theoretical and practical knowledge.

UYSA Competitive Coach Requirements - Here is a link to the UYSA coaches education

United Soccer Coaches (formerly NSCAA) The United Soccer Coaches is an organization of American soccer coaches founded in 1941. It is the largest soccer coaches organization in the world, with more than 30,000 members. It offers training courses for both beginning and experienced coaches and a wide range of award programs

United States FUTSAL® (USFF) has been governing the Sport of Youth FutsalAdult Futsal and Professional Futsal in the United States since 1981. Futsal is the way the world plays indoor soccer. It is played on all the continents of the world in over 100 countries by more than 12 million players.

National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) is the body that writes the rules of competition for most high school sports and activities in the United States

Coach Support

Thank you for your interest in coaching with Ogden Soccer.

We want to make the experience of coaching easier for you. The reward of coaching our children and teaching other children makes a positive impact on our community as a whole.

During spring, our early coaches registered by May 10 for the following Fall season will receive an Ogden Soccer Coach welcome package including commemorative coach shirt, a coach notebook, a sign for practices, plus team sticker kit.

You will also be invited to attend free spring coach clinics for all systems of play: 4v4, 7v7, 9v9, and 11v11. These clinics will use the current science and education provided by United States Soccer Federation (USSF) and Utah Youth Soccer Association (UYSA). Soccer certifications by US Soccer are accepted by all organizations throughout the United States. The sessions provided will be very helpful for planning your team practices sessions.

Ogden Soccer is thankful for your commitment to our youth and greater community.

We proudly support our coaches.

Roger Paulman                                       Sean Yohe
Director of Coaching                               Technical Director
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