Each Season you need to register in order to coach.
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 your 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.
Click on document below to open, if you have any questions please contact the Admin. Director or other Exec. Board member of information.
This is required every two years!
*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.
If your name has a yellow highlighted date next to it or it is not seen - you must complete a Background Check to Coach.
This must be completed at least once per year.
See start of (season designation) and PCA/IMPACT session time noted here. All those Coaching 2nd Grade and above.
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.
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.
SPRING/ SUMMER Coaches (BB, SB, Track, Lacrosse) of 2021 Coaches must complete as of May 1, 2021. NOTE - in order to be up to date, you must have attended a PCA workshop in 2021.
PCA "I.M.P.A.C.T." Manager
Next Coach Sessions :
Due to the Corona Virus and the need to complete this session in a timely manner - we have the ability to temporarily provide for you an On-Line Course. The instructions for this would have been emailed to you - if you registered to Coach.
The first 3 sessions have been scheduled and will allow you to check off that requirement for coaching in PLAY in 2021.
Dates / Times of Upcoming Sessions
WED. MARCH 10th 7pm - “Coaching for Winning and Life Lessons” Completed by 102 at Session! WED. MARCH 24th 7pm – “Getting the Best out of your Athletes” 95 Attendees !!
SUN. APRIL 11th 7pm – "Coaching for Winning and Life Lessons"
A May session will only be added if needed. Please try to make one of the two above for Spring/Summer Sports!!
*** These sessions will be approx. 90 – 110 minutes in length ***
Other approx. upcoming dates :
Mid- May, Late June, mid-July, late August, early September
***YOU ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND MORE THAN ONE ****
Double Goal Coach: Coaching for Winning & Life Lessons
April 11th, 7pm
Please register in advance for this meeting. You will be sent an immediate link to the Zoom workshop.
This Must be completed every two years -
It is a State Law to have this Certification if you are a coach of youth sports in Minnesota.
FAILURE TO HAVE ON HAND IF QUESTIONED CAN DISQUALIFY YOU FROM AN EVENT (ie. STATE TOURNEY)
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 due this and put a PLAY team in jeopardy will result in being removed from Coaching in P.L.A.Y. INDEFINETLY.
Only Coaches with this document are to be allowed on the bench.
** WHEN IN DOUBT, SIT THEM OUT **
This way P.L.A.Y. can verify for you IF YOU do not have it on you.
Complete every two years - your date must go through the end of that seasonal sport. If you do an extended season or off-season program make sure your cert. is up to date!
Example: If completed as of 9/1/18 - good through 9/1/20
Those listed in the document below were good going into the current season.
Team Assignments are done by the Age Group Coordinator for In House &
Traveling Coaches are Chosen after Tryout Results by Committee of the VP of the Sport / Traveling Director / Asst. Travel Director and use of the Age Coordinator as a resource along with previous year information.
YOU can make a difference in a young athlete and their lives !
Do the right things! Be Positive, Give Opportunity, Teach Life Lessons!
Thanks for your commitment to the Youth of Prior Lake.
1. Respect and Encouragement
2. Positive Role Model
3. Clear, Consistent Communication
4. Knowledge of Sport
5. Willing to Listen