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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

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 8/24/21

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 2021 PCA Certificate in order to Coach in 2021 !

4. Attend a PCA or I.M.P.A.C.T. Meeting

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.

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.
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

2021 PCA Certification Classes

Next Coach Sessions :


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  - Details coming!

AUGUST 18th - It’s live 7:30 pm at  Prior Lake City Hall  

Sunday 9/12 at 6:00 pm at Prior Lake High School auditorium. 
Guest speaker Travis Walch (former NCAA football player and coach) will present “Prepare Your Athlete and the Path – Benefits of Youth Sports”.


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


All Head Coaches In-House and Traveling Head & Asst for Traveling

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 8/24/21

Each Sport will offer Coaching information and instructions

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

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.

Honor the Coaching Position

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.

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