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How to become a Coach or Team Manager

To get started,  create a member account by clicking Register or Login on the upper right of this page. Once you create a free member account with Ogden Soccer you will want to register as a volunteer for the position that you are interested, such as Coach. Make sure you select the position for your players age division. You may also register to volunteer while registering your player for their division. After you have set up your Volunteer Account the system will let you know what steps are needed next on your Volunteer Panel. Everything needs to turn green.  There 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.  Taking these online course can be easier when selected from your Volunteer Control Panel. Select one training at a time from your Volunteer Panel and upon completion the systems should sync so you don't have to upload forms. Sometimes the sync doesn't work so make sure to download your certificates upon completion. Upon completion of these courses, upload your certificates to complete registration as a coach at Ogden Soccer.

1.  Register as a Coach - This is the first and easiest step to becoming a member coach or volunteer with Ogden Soccer.  Registration as a coach or volunteer is synced through Utah Youth Soccer (UYSA) to insure data security. You can login to OgdenSoccer.com to access your single user sign in for UYSA. 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. Some of this process is now automated but make sure to download your certificates for later use incase the system doesn't auto sync.

2. CDC Heads Up Concussion - Return to the Volunteer Tab in your account at OgdenSoccer.com. 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.

3. SafeSport - Return to the Volunteer Tab in your account at OgdenSoccer.com. Now find the next section that needs to be completed in you panel. 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.  Take The SAFESPORT Trained- US Soccer Curriculum. 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.

4. US Soccer Training - Once you have c0mpleted the minimum requirements to volunteer now its time to start obtaining basic coach licensing. Ogden Soccer use the best in class training provided by US Soccer at https://learning.ussoccer.com. Create a new account at this site which is used to track all coach and referee trainings you obtain. Coach certifications are good for life so you only need to take it once. Download your completion certificates. To be reimbursed for the cost of the course make sure to send a copy of your receipt and completion certificate to [email protected]

 

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 learning center https://learning.ussoccer.com. 

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. http://www.utahyouthsoccer.net/coaching_education/coaching_education/

UYSA Competitive Coach Requirements - Here is a link to the UYSA coaches education
requirements http://www.utahyouthsoccer.net/coaching_education/coaching_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 https://www.unitedsoccercoaches.org

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. https://www.futsal.com/

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 https://www.nfhs.org/activities-sports/soccer/

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.

Ogden Soccer                                 
Director of Coaching                         
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