All new coaches within DS Soccer Club (PreK-8th grade) must complete  these steps mandated by the State of Massachusetts and US Soccer.    All steps are required before you can coach. 

STEP 1 - Volunteer Registration

Go into the Dover Sherborn Soccer Registration site and log in. Next to your child's name (right side of page) there will be a volunteer button - click that button and follow instructions to register as a coach/assistant.   


STEP 2 - Mass Youth Soccer Adult Annual Registration

Every year you must complete a Mass Youth Soccer registration.  

This includes the background check (CORI/SORI). This process will take about 15-30 minutes. You will need headshot (camera selfie is fine), drivers license, addresses from past 7 years, social security number.


STEP 3 - SafeSport Abuse Prevention Training

  • This is an Olympic community initiative to recognize, reduce and respond to misconduct in sports.
  • SafeSport Abuse Training initially is a 1.5 core training course, you will then complete refresher courses in future seasons on an annual basis (20 minutes).   After the 3rd refresher you will take the core training again. 
  •  It is strongly recommended that you keep both hard and soft copies of the completed certificates. 
  •  The same SafeSport training can be used for another youth sport.


STEP 4 - Concussion Training

  • New coaches must complete Concussion Training that will be valid for two years.
  • Allow about 30 - 45 mintues to complete the training.  
  • After completing make sure to download and have printed copy of course certificate.