All Coaches must complete the Requirements detailed in both Section A and B in order to complete the registration process and receive a Coach Pass card for SJSL or SJGSL
A. COACH LICENSING / CERTIFICATION
All coaches (both Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches) must be licensed and/or certified to receive a US Club Soccer Coach Pass to coach SJSL and SJGSL teams. You must complete either #1 or #2 below.
1. Existing Coaches Holding Current Licenses
SJSL/SJGSL will accept coaches with the State F, E or D license, or any national license if the coach also completed the Rutgers course. However, you will still need to Register and upload your License at the following link:
2. New Coaches – League Certification
As a New Coach, you will need to attend a League Certification course, comprised of both classroom and field based components. The cost to attend the new Level 1 course is $20. The advanced Level 2 course will be rolling out shortly.
• The link to sign up for the SJ Coaching Course can be found on the Home page on the right hand side.
**New course certificates are automatically uploaded to the leagues.
B. US CLUB COACH REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
In addition to holding a valid License / Certification, ALL SJSL and SJGSL coaches must complete the following steps in order to receive a Coach Pass. Please check with your club for club specific instructions. Full instructions for these steps can be found at https://www.usclubsoccer.org/staff-registration.
1. SAFESPORT ONLINE TRAINING
a. Please send an email to SafeSport@usclubsoccer.org and you will receive an auto-reply with the link, U.S. Soccer access code, and instructions to take the course.
2. SIDELINE SPORTS DOC
a. Go to following link: usclubsoccer.sidelinesportsdoc.com/
b. Cost is $5.00
3. BACKGROUND SCREENING
NOTE: this step can only be completed AFTER you have completed #1 (SafeSport Online Training)
and #2 (Sideline Sports Doc)
a. Go to the following link: Background Screening Application
b. Cost is $18.00
4. SUBMIT STAFF PASSCARD REQUEST
a. Go to the following link: US Club Soccer’s registration platform
b. You (or your club) will need to pay $25 for the Pass card, which is valid for 2 years