YSSL Coach Pass Requirements
Part 1 - IYSA's SportsEngine Background Check/ SafeSport
The only background check accepted by the Illinois Youth Soccer Association (IYSA) is through the link below.
Through that link, create a profile via SportsEngine with an email that you readily have access to. Once your SportsEngine profile is set up, check your email to COMPLETE the background check process. Click on the phrase "COMPLETE SCREENING" on the SportsEngine email. Also, please have your concussion certificate handy to upload or complete the free concussion training via the link provided in the email. The SafeSport certification must also be completed through this portal, but first complete your background check. The YSSL will not issue a coaching pass without a cleared background check and an annual SafeSport certificate.
Background checks through the IYSA cost $20.50. Scroll to the bottom of the IYSA page to click and begin the SPORTSENGINE BACKGROUND CHECK/SafeSport.

Part 2 - Coaching Education/License

Please upload proof of your A / B / C / D / or E license to your YSSL profile. F licenses are no longer accepted.
YSSL coaches must have at a minimum the 11v11 online course ($25).
To pursue a US Soccer Grassroots License (formerly the E license) please follow the steps below to "register for a course" within US Soccer's Coaching License Pathway:

    Step 1. Create a coaching profile in the US Soccer Digital Coaching Center(DCC). DCC Link (Free)

     Step 2. Complete the U.S. Soccer Introduction to Grassroots Coaching Module - this is not a course (Free - 20 minutes)
                    *** If you have previously completed the "F" license, skip to step #4 (no need to complete the online course) ***

     Step 3. Complete (1) one 2 Hour Online Course – 4v4, 7v7, 9v9, OR 11v11 courses ($25);

     Step 4. Attend one 4-hour Blended 11v11 Course; PLUS

     Step 5. Attend one 4-hour Blended  9v9, 7v7 OR 4v4. 

*** Note: Use this link to register and view the Blended Courses currently offered by the IYSA. Coaching Education Courses Registration Link

     Step 6. After completion of the 11v11 Course, a link will be sent to you by the IYSA to participate in the Introduction to IYSA Competitive Club Soccer Webinar (Free - 60 minutes)

This pathway will qualify you to take the D license course, should you want to pursue further coaching education. There is no wait period between completion of the Grassroots and registering for the D license course.

Contact Patty at ysslpatty@gmail.com with any questions.

 last updated: 07/15/22 10:41am