Volunteer Coaching Requirements - CORI, SafeSport, and Concussion Training (ALL required for ALL coaches)

***AS OF JULY 2019 USSOCCER AND THE STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS HAVE MANDATED THAT ALL STEPS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL COACHES, PRE-K ALL THE WAY THROUGH 8TH GRADE. ALL REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET BEFORE YOU CAN COACH!!!***

1-FIRST THINGS FIRST - SIGN UP AS A VOLUNTEER IN ADMINSPORTS

 

2-NEXT ... GO TO THE DOVER SHERBORN STACKSPORTS REGISTRATION PAGE HERE AND SET UP AN ACCOUNT.

You will be required to set up an account with Stacksports which will manage ALL of the requirements for the new CORI/SORI process (CORI/SORI clearance, SafeSport Training, and Concussion Training).

 

3-LASTLY, COMPLETE ALL REQUIREMENTS

There is an incredibly helpful 3 page guide on how to do this located HERE.

CORI/SORI (Criminal/Sex Offender Record Information) - This is a screening process for all adults who volunteer to work with soccer clubs throughout the state of Massachusetts. Give yourself 15-30 minutes to complete this process. Have the following ready before you start the registration process: A hi-res headshot photo of yourself (camera phone shot works fine), your driver's license, your addresses for the past SEVEN (7) years, and your Social Security Number. This could take 1-2 weeks for the state to process so PLEASE ALLOW PLENTY OF LEAD TIME.

SafeSport Training - This is the Olympic community's initiative to recognize, reduce, and respond to misconduct in sports. Give yourself 1.5-2 hours to complete this training. After completing each course (there are 3) you will have the option to download and print the course completion certification. IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU KEEP BOTH HARD AND SOFT COPIES OF THE COMPLETION CERTIFICATES. The certification is transferable to other sports requiring SafeSport certification. If you have completed SafeSport training this calendar year for another youth sport, please upload your certificate.

Concussion Training - This training is provided by the CDC (Center for Disease Control) to educate youth coaches on the risk factors and mitigation steps for concussions in youth sports. Give yourself 30-45 minutes to complete this. After completing the course you will have the option to download and print the course completion certification. DITTO - KEEP BOTH HARD AND SOFT COPIES OF THE COMPLETION CERTIFICATE (and ditto for uploading your certificate if you have completed the training for another sport this calendar year).

 

More detailed information and guidance on all the above information is provided by Massachusetts Youth Soccer HERE.

Stacksports Support Phone Number is 866-892-0777 - press 2 for support and press 1 for association, club and league, or team connect support.