Coach Required Registration Steps
Volunteer Required Registration Steps
(All coaches, assistants, team managers and other volunteers)

Thank you for your interest in volunteering your time to coach or assist a team!

Washington Youth Soccer has changed the RMA process. All RMAs now expire June 30th. So do not attempt to complete a background check until July 1st. Each volunteer is required to complete three separate training courses. Each course provides a completion certificate that must be uploaded to your Washington Youth Soccer Affinity registration account (created in Step 5 below). If you have questions about any of these steps, you can email the club VP Teams. All of the steps below must be completed in order to be available for team assignment.

Step 1: Register as a Volunteer with Silver Lake Soccer Club

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

Note: You will need to register 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 our 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.

3. Click the Register Now button.

4. Click the Register Now button next to Fall Recreation - 2019 - 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 completed after completing Step 1. It 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 need to uploaded to your Affinity account after completing Step 5 below.

Coaches SCA Certification Link

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Step 3: Safe Sport Training Certificate

(This training is free and can be completed after completing Step 1. It must be renewed every year.)

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

You will need to create an account and will need a code to access the training material for free.

SafeSport Certification For Coaches Link - Use "US Soccer" as the organization.

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Step 4: Concussion in Youth Sports Training Certificate

(This training is free and can be completed after completing Step 1. It must be renewed every year.)

All volunteers are required to complete this course to obtain a completion certificate. Keep this certificate--it will need to uploaded to your Affinity account after completing Step 5 below.

Concussion Certification For Coaches Link

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Step 5: Washington Youth Soccer RMA - Background Check

(New accounts can not be created until after June 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.

Unfortunately, this no longer happens automatically when we register through Bonzi. We are required to manually follow the process outlined by Washington Youth Soccer. The following links are instructions detailing the background check process. Note the one for minors.

To complete your volunteer registration, please follow the instructions above to run your background check and validate your RMA. During the process, don't forget to select Silver Lake Soccer Club as your organization. If you need assistance with this process, you will need to find it through Washington Youth Soccer using the contact information in the above instructions.

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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.