Greetings ASC Coaches and Volunteers!
Thank you for offering your time to the Arlington Soccer Club. In order to be authorized to interact with the players in the club, all coaches and volunteers must comply with mandatory regulations, as set forth by Mass Youth Soccer and enforced nationwide. Even if you have been a credentialed volunteer with the ASC before, you will still be required to complete every step, as outlined below:
First: All volunteers (head coaches, assistant coaches and managers) must register as a Team Volunteer in their family account in AdminSports in order to be assigned to a roster and affiliated with ASC. This typically happens during the player registration process. If a parent volunteers at a later date s/he will need to log back in to this system to register as a volunteer.
Second: Arlington Soccer Club Age Group Directors will assign volunteers to teams as Coaches, Assistant Coaches and Team Managers. The Age Group Director will contact you via the email you used in your AdminSports Volunteer Registration to let you know that you have been selected and will provide you information about your team and the other coaches assigned. Please do not continue until you have been contacted by your Age Group Director, and told that you have been assigned to a team. The list of Age Group Directors can be found on the Arlington Soccer Club’s website here.
If a current team coach has recruited you to join the team as an Assistant Coach or Team Manager, please contact the Age Group Director and the club’s Risk Manager before continuing with Step 3 below.
Third: All volunteers (head coaches, assistant coaches and managers) must follow the instructions described in one of these two links:
Coaches new to the Arlington Soccer Club & Mass Youth Soccer; or
Returning Coaches (with a MYS profile)
These will include:
- An annual registration in the Mass Youth Soccer website (please be sure to select the Arlington Soccer Club as your Program Affiliation)
- A valid CORI background check within MYS (good for 3 years) – processed as part of your Annual MYS Registration.
- Completion of the CDC Concussion Training (good for 2 years) – accessed from your MYS profile.
- SafeSport Abuse Prevention Training – this is an Annual requirement and can be accessed from your MYS profile.
These steps may take ~3 hours to complete for new coaches, but they can be done over several days. All clearances must be completed before you will be credentialed to coach. It would be tremendously helpful if you would complete this process well before the start of the soccer season so that you are cleared and ready to take to the field when the season begins.
RETURNING coaches who completed their MYS registration last year must still go through this process.
Laura Fuller, the Arlington Soccer Club’s Risk Manager, will contact you when your Coach’s ID is ready to pick up, or if there are any questions or issues with your registration.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Laura at Riskmanager.ASC@gmail.com
Note: As indicated above, MYS registration is different from the ASC volunteer registration which takes place in the player registration software (AdminSports). Essentially, there are two registrations: 1.) registering to volunteer with ASC in AdminSports; 2.) registering with MYS for ASC.