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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, we require these four things, which either contribute to the safety of our players or help equip you, the coach, to be successful.

  1. Pass a Livescan fingerprint background check.

  2. Register and create a coach account on the HYSL registration site.

  3. Obtain a USSF “F” license. This is a two hour class conducted entirely online. 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. You will receive a certificate showing successful completion of the course. Email a copy of that certificate to HYSL and we will reimburse you your $25 fee.

  4. Complete the “Heads Up” Concussion training:click on the Concussion Training button below, create an account, take the free online course, then share the completion certificate with HYSL.  California recently passed a law requiring all youth sports leaders to complete this online training. It takes about half an hour and is completely free.
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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: