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Break Instructions down to terms of the kids!

Jenn Starkey, author of League of Your Own, shared with me the Albert Einstein quote: ‘If you can’t explain it to a 6 year-old, you don’t understand it yourself.'


'Keep everything simple so that your kids build confidence, confident kids play fast, fast kids win games’ – Joe Daniel, founder of joedanielfootball.com

'Great way to make sure you are teaching at their level: Try to teach one of your assistant coaches to do a skill with their off hand (i.e. If they are right-handed try to teach them to throw left-handed.)  This forces you to break down the skill into it’s most elemental pieces.  Then add in variables a little bit at a time.' Valeri Garcia, PCA Double-Goal Coach Award winner

1. Register to be a Coach

 REGISTER TO COACH: FOOTBALL, CHEER, VOLLEYBALL, BASKETBALL, TENNIS, AND FALL SOFTBALL

2022 - 23 Fall/Winter Coaching Application Lookup

To look up the details of a completed 2022 - 23 Fall/Winter Coaching Application registration please type in all details exactly as they appear on the final registration.

Click to view all of your completed registrations.

If your name does not appear you did not complete the registration 2022-2023 Fall/Winter Coaching Application. Please click the link to the left.


2. Attend a PCA (Positive Coaching Alliance) Meeting

COACHES MUST HAVE A 2022 PCA CERTIFICATE IN ORDER TO COACH IN 2022 !

Compliance Timelines:  
Spring/Summer Sports (May 1st) must have had class since August. 1st  of previous year!
Fall Sports - (Sept. 1) must have had class since Jan. 1st of that year!
Winter (Basketball) - (Nov. 1st) must have had class since Jan. 1st!

See the list of those that have this completed by date-  on right side document.

Needs to be completed prior to being able to be a Head Coach or Travel Assistant Coach. 
If your name is not there - you did not attend and sign in as instructed.

Ages PK - 1st =Not Required, but open to those Coaches as they  may attend.

PCA Certification Classes

All head and assistant coaches for Travel sports and all head coaches for In-House are required to attend a PCA (Positive Coaching Alliance) Workshop 1x annually. 

UPCOMING PCA SESSIONS 2022 - Mandatory Attendance of 1

PLHS auditorium  7:30p on 8/16

Please contact Stuart Spronk with questions 
(612) 703-8499

PCA Course COMPLETION LOOKUP

Check the document for your name. If you do not find your name and feel you have completed a course in the last calendar year please reach out.

Stuart Spronk

PCA "I.M.P.A.C.T." Manager

Phone: 612-703-8499


3. Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Act Understanding

 The Sex Abuse and Safe Sport Act

This is required by law to be read and understood by all that Coach, Administrate or Volunteer in a setting that has contact with youth athletes.

This must be completed at least every two years and current when ever you are coaching.  Example - if you complete on April 2, 2020 - you are no longer covered under it as of April 3, 2022.

You Must complete the APS Training Video and Pass the following quiz, in order to coach athletes under the age of  18. This will be reviewed at the upcoming PCA session to confirm that you  have been made aware of the steps taken to protect the youth involved in Sports.

Updated 5-24-22

NOTE - Some people who took APS training at the beginning of 2020 are not able to take the training again, even though it is due. This is being investigated and resolution will be announced here once everything is functioning properly. Thank you.

STEPS FOR RECOGNIZING AND REPORTING ABUSIVE SITUATIONS

1. Review the document below, click to open

2.  Complete the required registration link

3. Contact a member of your sports board or the executive board with any questions

APS Training Registration Lookup

To look up the details of a completed APS Training Registration registration please type in all details exactly as they appear on the final registration.

Click to view all of your completed registrations.

If your name does not appear you did not complete the registration APS Training Registration. Please click the link to the left.


4. COMPLETE A BACKGROUND CHECK

This is required by law and must be completed every two years and current whenever you are coaching.  Example - if you complete on April 2, 2020 - you are no longer covered under it as of April 3, 2022.

 

*Open the Document to the lower right to find your name and status.*

Those in yellow - it is time to renew.
Not listed ! .. It is time to complete the link questionnaire.

When it is recognized that you have not completed this -you will be removed from coaching - until resolved.

 

COMPLETE YOUR P.L.A.Y. BACKGROUND CHECK

BACKGROUND CHECK COMPLETION LOOKUP

Check the document for your name. If your name has a yellow highlighted date next to it or it is not seen - you must complete a Background Check to Coach. If you have submitted a background check application, please do not submit a duplicate as checks may remain in process.


5. Concussion Certification

This is required by law and must be completed every two years and current whenever you are coaching.  Example - if you complete on April 2, 2020 - you are no longer covered under it as of April 3, 2022. Your date must go through the end of that seasonal sport.  If you do an extended season or off-season program make sure your certification is up to date!

FAILURE TO HAVE ON HAND IF QUESTIONED CAN DISQUALIFY YOU FROM AN EVENT  (ie. STATE TOURNAMENT)

All organizations will require you have your document with you when you apply or attend State Tournaments.

This is a self administered program - failure to comply puts P.L.A.Y. and the team you are coaching in jeopardy will result in your immediate removal coaching in P.L.A.Y. INDEFINITELY. 

Only Coaches with this document will be allowed on the bench.

**   WHEN IN DOUBT,   SIT THEM OUT   **

complete concussion course

1. Use link below to complete the concussion certification course

2.  Download your certificate of completion

3. Use the link to complete the registration and upload your certificate, This way P.L.A.Y. can verify for you IF YOU do not have it on you.

Concussion Proof of Certification Lookup

To look up the details of a completed Concussion Proof of Certification registration please type in all details exactly as they appear on the final registration.

If your name does not appear you did not complete the registration Concussion Proof of Certification. Please click the link to the left.

Fundamentals for Adults who work with kids

1. Respect and Encouragement

2. Positive Role Model

3. Clear, Consistent Communication

4. Knowledge of Sport

5. Willing to Listen

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