COACHES, ASSISTANT COACHES, TEAM MANAGERS, AND OTHER VOLUNTEERS

Silver Lake Soccer Club is a volunteer organization and a member of the North County Youth Soccer Association, Washington State Youth Soccer, and US Youth Soccer. All of our Board Members and Coaches are volunteers and donate their time, energy, and passion to the Silver Lake youth soccer community. Without people like you, this program can not function. While most volunteers come from the participant parent pool, anyone with a desire to promote good sportsmanship, life skills, and of course the development of soccer skills, is welcome and encouraged to join the program.

What? You think an in-depth knowledge of soccer and how to teach it to youth players is required. All that is needed is your passion! Silver Lake Soccer Club has several opportunities for advancing your own skills including training (online and in person), coach mentors, online resources, access to professional coaches, and more.

REGISTRATION PROCESS SUMMARY

With the ever changing demands to protect children from all forms of abuse and unfavorable conditions, all US Youth Soccer volunteers are required to complete a national background check as well as complete a few online training courses. This process is known as a Risk Management Application (RMA). Once all of the steps (listed below) have been completed, a volunteer is ready to be accepted to participate in a role for the Club. Currently, a completed and valid RMA expires annually on April 30th, however the online training certificates are valid for multiple years.

You can also follow the process, step by step, using the Washington Youth Soccer RMA Instructions for Volunteers. Note: there is a seperate document for minor (under 18) volunteers.

Note: There is no guarantee a specific team (age or gender) is in need of a coach. Most available volunteer coaching needs are at the younger age groups.

REGISTRATION STEPS

Click the buttons below to follow the steps in order.

STEP 1

REGISTER WITH SILVER LAKE SOCCER CLUB AS A VOLUNTEER

Registration is done through the secure Stack Sports Registration System and can be done anytime Silver Lake Volunteer Registration is open (April 15th through October 31st).

You must register as a volunteer annually in order to participate.

Note: You will need to repeat registration as a volunteer for each age group you would like to participate in. For example, if you are coaching in Girls U10 and assisting in Boys U16, you will need to register once for Girls U10 and then again for Boys U16.

Follow these steps:

  1. Click the MEMBER LOGIN button in the top left corner of the Silver Lake Soccer Club website.
  2. NEW Members will need to create a new account and password. You may already be entered into the system if you have registered players previously--use that account if it exists.
    - Please use Legal Names as you create your member account. These names should match what will you use when applying for a background check for Washington Youth Soccer below in Step 5.
  3. Click the Register Now button.
  4. Click the Register Now button next to Fall Recreation - 2020 - Volunteers.
  5. Select your name in the list under the Choose someone to register heading.
  6. Click the Add Registration for Selected Person button.
  7. Complete the remaining registration steps.
    - Check the age chart to determine what age group to register for.
    - Please be sure to provide a frequently checked email address.
  8. Read and acknowledge the waivers and consent forms.

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STEP 2

SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST TRAINING CERTIFICATE

This training is free and can be started after completing Step 1.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest training must be renewed every three years.

All volunteers are required to view a 15 minute video to obtain a course completed certificate. Keep this certificate--it will be used in Step 5 below.

Click the image below to reach the NFHS online training center. The NFHS course is fairly easy to navigate but use the steps below if you have trouble.

  1. Click the image above to open the Sudden Cardiac Arrest training page.
  2. Click the Register button in the top left corner of the NFHS page (or the Sign In link if you already have an account)
  3. Enter your email address.
  4. Enter a username and password.
  5. Click the I'm not a robot box.
  6. Click the Next button.
  7. Fill in the requested information
  8. You must enter a phone number.
  9. Leave the Organization Name and Sports fields empty.
  10. Click the Finish button.
  11. Enter your legal name to be printed on the certificate (the one used to register with Silver Lake.)
  12. Click the box next to Coach.
  13. Click the Finish button on this Additional Information page.
  14. Click the Continue button to skip the Welcome... message.
  15. Select Washington from the Please Select Your State field--the fee should be $0.
  16. Click the Order Course button.
  17. Click Continue to complete the course yourself.
  18. Verify the course fee is $0.00 and click the Checkout button.
  19. Click to agree to NFHS no refund policy.
  20. Click the Continue to complete registering for the SCA course.
  21. Click the Go To My Courses button at the top of the page.
  22. Click the Begin Course to begin the course.
  23. Watch the content of the course and complete the Course Evaluation.
  24. After course completion, click the Download Certificate button.
  25. Save the Sudden Cardiac Arrest course completion certificate for later upload in Step 5, below.
  26. Logout of the NFHS site.

Additional information about Sudden Cardiac Arrest can be found by clicking here: SIMON'S Heart

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STEP 3

SAFE SPORT TRAINING CERTIFICATE

This training is free and can be completed after finishing Step 1.

After initial completion of the SafeSport course, a shorter refresh course is required annually. Find the refresher course instructions below.

All volunteers are required to complete this course to obtain a training certificate. Your certificate should indicate completion of "SafeSport Trained". Keep this certificate--it will need to be uploaded to your Affinity account after completing Step 5 below.

Training Notes For Volunteers Completing Course For The First Time:

  • This course may take between one and three hours depending on the individual taking it.
  • You will need to create a SafeSport account and will need a code to access the training material for free.
  • You do not have to complete the course all at once. Your progress is saved during the course. Log back in at a later time if necessary.
  • If you forget to download your course completion certificate, you can log back into your account at any time to retrieve it.

safesport.org

  1. Send an email to vpteams@silverlakesoccerclub.com requesting the Safe Sport training access code.
  2. Wait to continue these steps until the code is available.
  3. Click on the image above to open the online training page.
  4. Click the CLICK HERE link to sign in.
  5. Click the Register button.
  6. Enter your name, email and a password.
  7. Click the Continue button.
  8. You can skip uploading a photo--it is not needed.
  9. Enter a unique Safe Sport chat nickname.
  10. Enter your address (Region is your State.)
  11. Enter the reamining requested personal details.
  12. Click the Coach box regardless of what role you are volunteering for with Silver Lake Soccer.
  13. Click the Add Membership button.
  14. Select U.S. Soccer as the organization.
  15. Enter the Access Code received above (Note: code may indicate invalid until you click anywhere outside of entry.)
  16. Click the Save button.
  17. Check your email inbox for a confirmation link to activate your account.
  18. Return to the Safe Sport site by clicking the image above.
  19. Login using the credentials used to register.
  20. Click SafeSport Trained image link to begin the online training.
  21. Complete the online modules. NOTE: your progress is saved as you go. You can log back in later and resume the course.
  22. After completing the course, click on the Certificate button.
  23. Save the certificate to be uploaded later.
  24. The training window can be closed now.

ANNUAL SAFESPORT REFRESHER COURSE INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Click the image above to login to your SafeSport account.
  2. Click the CLICK HERE link to sign in.
  3. Click the Refresher 1: Recognizing and Reporting Misconduct link.
  4. Complete the online refresher course.
  5. After completing the course, click on the Certificate button.
  6. Save the certificate to be uploaded later.
  7. The training window can be closed now.

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STEP 4

CONCUSSION IN YOUTH SPORTS TRAINING CERTIFICATE

This training is free and can be completed after completing Step 1.

Concussion Awareness training must be renewed annually.

All volunteers are required to complete this course to obtain a completion certificate. Keep this certificate--it will need to be uploaded to your Affinity account after completing Step 5 below. Note: you may also use the CDC Concussion training certificate if you completed that within the last six months.

Completion of this course may take up to 30 minutes.

  1. Click on the NFHS Concussion Course image above to open the concussion training site.
  2. Login to your account created for the Sudden Cardiac Arrest training above.
  3. Select Washington from the Please Select Your State field--the fee should be $0.
  4. Click the Order Course button.
  5. Click Continue to complete the course yourself.
  6. Verify the course fee is $0.00 and click the Checkout button.
  7. Click to agree to the NFHS no refund policy.
  8. Click the Continue button to complete registering for the SCA course.
  9. Click the Go To My Courses button at the top of the page.
  10. Select your preferred language and click the Save button.
  11. Click the Ok button to confirm your selection.
  12. Watch the content of the course and complete the Course Evaluation.
  13. After course completion, click the Download Certificate button.
  14. Save the Concussion In Sports course completion certificate for later upload in Step 5, below.
  15. Logout of the NFHS site.

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STEP 5

WASHINGTON YOUTH SOCCER RMA - BACKGROUND CHECK

Do not start this step until at least May 1st. Currently, a completed and valid RMA expires annually on April 30th. If you already have an account you can login anytime and upload your certificates.

Washington Youth Soccer requires all volunteers to have a valid Risk Management Authorization obtained through a background check service they provide. (See the following link for information about this requirement: WYS RMA Info.) A new background check is required each season.

  1. Click the image above to go to the Affinity Washington Youth Soccer login page.
  2. Click the Registration button in the top right corner.
  3. If you already have an account, enter your information and click the Login button, otherwise click the Create New Account button and complete that process.

    NOTE: Please be sure to register with your legal name and birth date.
  4. Once successfully logged in, click the green Continue >> button.
  5. Click the green Register as Coach/Admin next on the same line as your name.
  6. Select Background Check from the yellow Play Level drop down list.
  7. Click the photo icon in the middle of the page.
  8. You do not need to upload a profile photo (picture of yourself) if you would rather not.

    NOTE: Please be sure to upload the correct certificate into the proper spot. Only someone an admin from WYS or NCYSA can delete certificates.
  9. Click each of the three certificate buttons and upload your certificate.

    NOTE: Your SafeSport certificate may already have been automatically loaded.
  10. Click Head Coach under Admin Information regardless of what role you are volunteering for.
  11. Select Team Staff under WYS Additional Information, then answer questions.
  12. Select Silver Lake Youth Soccer Club under Club Additional Information.
  13. Select Team Staff again but under Club Additional Information.
  14. Click the Save & Next button.
  15. Read or view video each waiver and click the I Accept box for each.
  16. Click the green Agree & Continue button.
  17. Click the green Continue to Background Check >>> button.
  18. Verify your name is listed to be checked and click the green Submit BGC button.
  19. Click Logout in the upper right corner of the page.

You should receive an email that the process is pending. You can log into your account (not the Registration button) and check your status.

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STEP 6

ID VERIFICATION

All volunteers are now required to have their identifiecation verified by a staff member of Silver Lake Soccer Club. Recently, there have been an increasing number of stories in the news about volunteers who enter incorrect identification information when filling out a background check application to avoid being detected as someone who would not be eligible to work with children. Verifying identification provides confidence to all families participating with Silver Lake Soccer Club that its volunteers match the identification information submitted for background checks.

Volunteer ID only needs to be verified once--registrations for subsequent seasons should not need verification as long as the same member account is used.

The easiest method of completing this step is to attend the coaches meetings that start off each season. If you are not able to attend those meetings, special arrangements will need to be made to meet with you and verify your identification.

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