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1. Register to be a Coach

Each Season you need to register in order to coach.

Football, Cheer, Volleyball, Basketball, Tennis Coach Registration

Honor the Coaching Role

A good coach can change a game. A great coach can change a life.

Honor the game. Teach life lessons. Positive energy. Develop great athletes and even better human beings!

Thanks for your commitment to the youth of Prior Lake and Savage!

2. 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 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.

Steps for recognizing and reporting abusive situations


Click on document below to open, if you have any questions please contact the Admin. Director or other Exec. Board member of information.

Updated 3-28-22

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.

3. Complete a Background Check

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.


Check the document below 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.

Coaches must have a 2022 PCA Certificate in order to Coach in 2022 !

4. Attend a PCA (Positive Coaching Alliance) Meeting

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.

Stuart Spronk

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

Phone: 612-703-8499

2022 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. 

Next Coach Sessions :
There will be only 3 options offered for the 2022 Spring/Summer sports programs. Please hold the date for one of the options below:

Weds March 30th 7:00 pm  Zoom workshop

Weds April 13th 7:00 pm  Live workshop

Sunday April 24th 7:00 pm Zoom workshop

*registration links will be sent out for each

UPCOMING PCA SESSIONS 2022 - Mandatory Attendance of 1

The first 3 sessions have been scheduled and will allow you to check off that requirement for coaching in PLAY in 2022

PCA Coach Zoom Workshops

There will be 3 offerings for coaches of Spring/Summer sports. This attendance will be good for all of 2022 sports. 

Topic:   “Culture, Practices & Games”

Session #1 - Wednesday March 30th @ 7:00 pm Zoom Workshop

Session #2 - Weds April 13th @ 7:00 pm Live Workshop *location will be sent out by April 1st

Session #2 - Sunday April 24th @ 7:00 pm Zoom Workshop

Registration links will be sent out in the near future to all coaches

*** These sessions will be approx. 90 minutes in length ***

5. Complete a Concussion Cert Quiz

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


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.


Check for your name and date of completion to the right --------->

THEN Download Certificate to: Concussion Proof of Certification

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.

Updated as of 3-28-22

Each Sport will offer Coaching information and instructions

6.. Look for your Sports Coaching Clinics / Meeting dates

Team assignments are done by the Grade Level Manager  for In-House. Travel coaches are chosen after tryout results by committee of the VP of the Sport / Traveling Director / Asst. Travel Director with input from a Grade Level Manager (if applicable).

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