Coach Training Requirements
As a volunteer/coach/manager, we need your assistance in creating a safe environment for all those involved.
There are four compliance items that are required by either State or Federal law to be completed prior to your participation:
- Safe Sport Certification
- Concussion Certification
- Sudden Cardiac Arrest Certification
- Risk Management Application (RMA) Approval
You will need to complete the three certifications before you are able to receive your RMA (Risk Management Application). This will allow MIFC to roster you to the team and be on the field with your team.
There is no cost to you, as you will use the access codes provided. The training process will take some time, but you can start and stop as needed and pick up where you left off.
The following link from Washington Youth Soccer provides an overview and important links to the training and certification process:
2019-20 WYS Slide Deck-Coach_Vol Compliance.pdf
Step-By-Step Guide To The Training and Certification Process
- SafeSport Training is required yearly. SafeSport Certificates will expire 1 year after they are issued and a refresher course will be needed
- You cannot get a RMA without an up-to-date SafeSport Certificate on Affinity's website beginning July 1, 2019
Concussion in Youth Sport Training
- Concussion training is required yearly
- Concussion Training takes about 45 minutes to complete
Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Training
- SCA training is required every 3 years
- SCA Training takes about 15 minutes to complete