Mandatory Coaches Meetings for 2018-19 Fall Season

Mark your calendars and join us for: Mandatory Coaches' Meeting
It is our expectation that ALL West Seattle Soccer Club Coaches attend the mandatory meeting associated with their age group. Team equipment and uniforms are distributed at these meetings. The meeting schedule is provided below:



U8-U19 Coaches and Team Volunteers

Thursday, August 2nd, 7:00-8:30pm

Grace Church - 10323 28th Avenue SW, Seattle, WA 98146

Coed U6 and U7 Coaches and Team Volunteers
Thursday, August 16th, 7:00-8:30pm
Location TBD


 
Coach RMA (Background Check -- annual renewal)

Coaches/Volunteer Risk Management Assessment (RMA)

All team volunteers (Coach, Assistant, Team Manager, Trainer) that work directly with the players are required to submit to a Risk Management Assessment (RMA) which helps ensure our children are kept safe. When you enter the Coaches Registration module, you will be directed to follow a link to the RMA on the Washington Youth Soccer site (Affinity System).

IMPORTANT: You must use your LEGAL FIRST and LAST name and BIRTH DATE for both the RMA application and the WSSC registration (THEY MUST MATCH!) in order for you to be cleared and assigned to a team.

 
Coaches Corner

Thank You, Coach!!
Our outstanding youth soccer programs would not be possible without the gift of your time and talents. Thank your for helping to assure the best possible youth sports experience for the children and families in our community

Coaching Resources
Please review the Coaches Packet (see materials posted under coaches meeting, above) produced at the start of each season for up to date answers to most quesitons. Visit the Coach Resource page of our website for other helpful resoures.

WSSC Fields
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isit this page for Directions, Practice Schedules, Stewardship, and other Field Management issues.


Concussion Education for Coaches
To help ensure the health and safety of young athletes, CDC developed the HEADS UP Concussion in Youth Sports initiative to offer information about concussions to coaches, parents, and athletes involved in youth sports. The HEADS UP initiative provides important information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to a concussion. Every WSSC Coach must receive mandatory concussion education/training each season to help protect our young athletes.
"When in doubt, sit them out"

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Education for Coaches - Coach Training and Certificate of Completion is REQUIRED Every Three Years - WA Youth Soccer coach and assistant coaches must complete an online sudden cardiac arrest prevention program and submit a certificate showing completion of the program to the club/association. WIAA is still working on the training program for coaches; in the meantime, WIAA recommends the use of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NHFS) online training. The training takes approximately 15 minutes and is available for free at https://nfhslearn.com/courses/61032.

Coaching Education
The WSSC reimburses registered coaches for the cost of most approved coaching education courses. Visit the Coaches Education page on the Washington Youth Soccer website.

Match Day Expectations
Model Good Sportsmanship ALWAYS. Shake hands with opponents and the referee after every match. Win, Lose, or Draw.
South Sound United League (SSUL)
Most WSSC teams U13 and older are playing in the SSUL. Visit our SSUL page for more information and guidance (printing game rosters, reporting scores, etc)
Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA)
Positive Coaching Alliance is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to transform youth sports so all athletes have a positive, character-building experience. Please visit our PCA Page and join us in our mission by becoming a Double-Goal Coach
BonziTeam
Bonzi Team is a tool that allows our volunteer coaches and player families to communicate during the season. Once your player is assigned to a team you will receive an invitation to connect with the team via Bonzi Team. Confirm the invitation and you will be able to view the team roster, match schedule (for teams U6-U11), and Club and team announcements. Teams have the flexibility to use Bonzi Team to create photo albums and much, much more.

Uniform and Equipment Guidelines
Uniforms worn by participants in the West Seattle Soccer Club (WSSC) during league or sanctioned play must conform to the playing rules adopted by the WSSC and its governing bodies. Any lettering or emblems on uniforms must pertain to the club or team name, nickname, crest, mascot, player's name or nickname, or the sport of soccer. Other emblems or patches promoting drug prevention, sportsmanship, team or individual achievements, or those of a patriotic nature may be permitted with advance approval of the WSSC Board.

Click HERE to review complete guidelines

Tournament Guidelines
Interested in entering your team in a tournament? Visit our Tournament Guidelines Page for additional information.

The WSSC provides a tournament reimbursement fund for the majority of our teams. Ream more on our WSSC Policies Page

Policies, Processes, Procedures
Please visit our WSSC Policies page to learn more about Club Policies and Procedures including Reimbursement for approved Coach and Referee Training, Players Team Assignment and Refunds.
Date and Location of Next Board Meeting
The WSSC Board normally meets on the second Monday of each month at 7:00pm. Please check the WSSC Calendar link for the meeting location or contact us at wsscboard@gmail.com.

View the names and contact information for the Board of Directors and several key volunteer positions.

 
2017-18 Spring Registration for Coaches and Voluinteers
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