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Coaches Corner

Players are the most important part of soccer and we need coaches who will help each player to reach their full potential. We want to provide you with all the support and tools you need to be the best coach you can be. Explore the links below to learn about coaching requirements with HYSL and resources to help you.

“Coaching youth soccer allows me to contribute to my community in the most meaningful way possible because sports are a powerful way to shape young people into successful adults.”


Coach's Code of Conduct  In order to ensure that the principles of sportsmanship, fair play, and mutual respect among players, coaches, officials, and spectators characterize the competition promoted by HYSL, the following Code of Conduct has been established. Coaches are required to know and abide by our code of conduct in order to coach in our league

Coaching Requirements 

We value our coaches and we value the safety of our children.  In order to be a volunteer coach for HYSL, there are four prerequisites, which contribute to the safety of our players and help equip you, the coach, to be successful.  We strongly encourage you to complete Step 1 and 2 immediately. For each of the steps, use the buttons below for links. Your prompt attention to completing these steps by the end of June will help with team formation and approval.  

*Returning coaches must complete Step 1, are exempt from Step 2, and should confirm in their Blue Star Sports/US Soccer Connect account that they have completed Steps 3 and 4.

  1. REGISTRATION (with Blue Star Sports/US Soccer Connect) New coaches will need to create an account and register for the upcoming season; returning coaches will need to log-in and register for the upcoming season.

    After you have completed step 1, then proceed with the following:

  2. LIVESCAN  After you have registered, you will be prompted with information for the Livescan fingerprint and background check.  New coaches to HYSL must complete this step in order for the Livescan results to be linked to your Blue Star Sports/US Soccer Connect account. Because it may take a few weeks for the results to be confirmed, we encourage you to complete this step by June 10.  *Returning coaches do not need to repeat the Livescan.

  3. USSF “F” LICENSE  This is a two -hour online class.  The cost is $25, but HYSL will reimburse you for successfully completing the course.  To register, click the USSF “F” License button below, create an account, then sign-up and take the course.  When finished, you will receive a certificate showing successful completion of the course. Please download and save a copy of your certificate that you will send to HYSL as proof of completion and to receive reimbursement.   Please note that US Soccer has recently changed many of their coaching courses and that this step may offer other alternatives in the near future.

  4. HEADS UP CONCUSSION TRAINING  This course takes about 30 minutes and is completely free.  It is required by law in California. Save a copy of your completion certificate and upload it to your Blue Star/US Soccer Connect account, or forward to HYSL for verification.
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Book of the Year Each year, HYSL plans to have a coaching book of the year. These books are carefully selected by our Director of Coaching and other board members as books that we think will be valuable on your journey as a coach.


Coach Training Events

2017 Coaching Clinic presented by Andy Salatnay, Eureka High School Varsity Soccer Coach and Nick Parker, Director of Coaching AC Samoa.  

  • Positive Coaching | Player Development
  • Warm Ups | Injury Prevention
  • Sample Dribbling & Passing
  • and more!

If you missed out on this wonderful opportunity, you can download the handout here: