YSSL Coach Pass Requirements
(2 MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS FOR COACHES AND ASSISTANT COACHES)
Part 1 - IYSA SportsEngine Background Check/ SafeSport Training
The only accepted background check is through the Illinois Youth Soccer Association (IYSA) link below.
Through this link, create a SportsEngine profile with an email that you can access right away. You may upload a concussion certificate completed in the past or complete the free concussion training through the link provided in the email. 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. The SafeSport training must also be completed through this portal. Make sure your name and email match on both the background check and the SafeSport training. Otherwise, the two portals cannot be synced. The YSSL will only issue a coaching pass with a cleared background check and an annual SafeSport certificate.
Part 2 - Coaching Education/License
Please upload proof of your A / B / C / D / or E license to your YSSL profile. "F licenses" are not accepted.
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 (2) two 4-hour Blended courses 11v11 blended; 9v9 blended, 7v7 blended OR 4v4 blended. Pick ANY two.
*** Note: Use this link to register and view the Blended Courses currently offered by the IYSA. Coaching Education Courses Registration Link
Step 6. After course completion 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.