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Important Tips for Coaches


Due to new  registration policies, and the new requirement for all coaches to take the SafeSport certification, there are 3-4 steps that each coach must complete prior to the fall season. 

Please follow and complete each of the 4 requirements along with submitting the documentation after all are completed. All steps must be done in order for you to get a coach card for this season.  Once completed for this year, the only repeat step in the future will be the Background Check. (NOTE: If you are a returning coach who has already completed the Heads Up Concussion Training, you may skip step 3. If you have that certificate please upload it in the final submission, if not, we can try to access it from a previous year.) 


Returning coaches may have received an auto generated email about updating their background check from MYSA/Affinity (this is the one you did last year).  Please do not do this!  The new guidelines are completely different. 

Coaching Requirements for KC Metro League

1.Background Check(complete this every summer before fall season)

Follow the link and be sure to choose Raytown Soccer Club  as your club. (Don't worry if the year still says 2018)
Estimated Time: 2-3 minutes


2.Safe Sport(Online - One Time) 
This has been adopted by many sports across the US to ensure youth athlete safety and support in an environment free from bullying, abuse and misconduct.  You must use the access code   YC3E-6P5G-YYIL-CS2M
Estimated completion time: 90 minutes

3.Heads Up - Concussion in Youth Sports(Online - One Time)
RETURNING COACHES WHO HAVE ALREADY DONE THIS MAY SKIP THIS STEP - if you cannot locate your certificate from before to include with document submission, please let us know and we can try to access it from the old system.Follow the link to the CDC website. This addresses concussions and player safety. Be sure to save or screenshot your completion certificate.  You will submit this later.
Estimated completion time: 90 minutes


4.Introduction to Grassroots Coaching (Online - One time )
This online course is now how you get your coaching license if you haven't already attended a course in person and have your F coaching license or Youth Coaching Certificate. Follow the link to the US Soccer Digital Coaching Center.  Sign Up to create a user profile (or login if returning).  After completion, return to the courses menu and take a screenshot showing that you've completed the course OR a screenshot of the email you will receiving saying that you completed the course.  You will submit this later. 
Estimated completion time: 25-30 minutes
Note: This is a very basic and free introductory course.  Upon completion of this prerequisite, or at any time later in your coaching career, you can return and take the format specific Grassroots Courses (4v4, 7v7, 9v9, 11v11).  These are extremely beneficial to the specific playing formats for each age division.  These specific courses are $25 and optional at this time.


Submit Your Certificates/Proof of Completion(Online Form)
Once you have completed ALL of the steps, please email your certificates to [email protected] 


 (We will be able to see step 1 from our end). You must complete all steps before we can generate a coach card. 

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Weather Cancellations:


If due to weather a game is suspended in the first half, it shall be replayed from the start. If the game is suspended after the end of the first half, it shall be recorded as a completed game. 

Rainout Hotline and Textcaster 

Please advise your parents to utilize the rainout hotline and textcaster services.  These will be updated in case of any weather related or any other conditions that will cancel games or alter the time or field of your game or practice. 

Link for textcaster:  
https://my.textcaster.com/asa/Default.aspx?ID=133876d6-b71e-4977-914c-1bec0125b2b8

 

RAINOUT HOTLINE

913-599-9959  Ext. 6 for Raytown Soccer 
If you are playing at another venue, listen for the extension for that location to hear if your away game is cancelled or being played. 


RESCHEDULES 

Weather related reschedules:   

For rainout games - the home Club may re-schedule the game on any date where there is not a blackout for either team.

Teams need to be aware that games, especially make up games, can and will be scheduled up to the last date set for the session.

Teams refusing to reschedule on a date the host Club has available and the team did not request off, due to the team making other commitments, need be aware that the host Club does not have to accommodate them. The game does not have to be rescheduled and the team will receive a forfeit.

Reschedules NOT related to weather: 


The REQUESTING team is responsible for the reschedule process.
Any changes that need to be made after the schedule is posted, teams must contact the opposing team to reschedule games. The rescheduling process MUST BE COMPLETED BY NOON WEDNESDAY of the week before the originally scheduled game.  If it is not completed by that time, the requesting team will have to pay the assigned referees and assignor fees.

The rescheduling process involves:
1. contacting other coach and  come up with and submit 2-3 mutually agreeable dates for the rescheduled game (to locate the coach's contact information, click on the blue square with a question mark inside it on the schedules page)
2. Submit these dates via email to  [email protected] 

 This needs to be COMPLETED by noon on WEDNESDAY of the week the game is currently scheduled, not STARTED by that time.
**If the other coach does not agree, the game will be played as scheduled. The NON REQUESTING team MUST agree to the change before any action will be taken.

We place games to match up with strings of already scheduled games for ease of scheduling referees.
The Raytown Scheduler will make change and inform both teams via email.

 

 



 

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