Thank you for your interest in being a soccer coach this season!
First step is to make sure that you are registered in Blue Sombrero as a volunteer. Please log into your Blue Sombrero account (or register for an account) and click on the Volunteer button on the left. Add yourself as a volunteer to the program you have available, follow steps and submit. Once this is done we can officially allocate you to the team and add you to the roster of coaches for the background checks.
Next step is to complete your TWO background checks and the certified concussion course. Based on our Risk Management policy with the City and FYSA every Fall, we are required to complete both, regardless of whether you have coached in a previous season. It is extremely important that your first and last name match what you submit in Blue Sombrero, the City, and the FYSA background checks. There could be a delay if they do not match.
Please note that you will not receive the required background check emails or City approval until you are a registered volunteer in Blue Sombrero. Sending an email does not meet the registration requirement.
Basic Rules for Handling a Kids’ Soccer Team (from SoccerPilot.com)
FIFA has set up basic rules for kids soccer, which are to be more stringently followed by young kickers: