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Columbia Soccer Association (TN)

Coach's Corner

Thank you for volunteering. Anyone 18 and older that works with youth players must complete the following forms to comply with US Youth/TN State Soccer and Federal/State Laws.

1. RISK MANAGEMENT REGISTRATION (Background check) - This must be renewed each year starting August 1st. The registration process takes at least 48 hours to process.

2. SAFESPORT TRAINING - Authorized by Congress to help abuse prevention, education, and accountability take root in every sport, on every court. Dedicated solely to ending sexual, physical, and emotional abuse on behalf of athletes everywhere.

3. SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST TRAINING - Watch the "Sudden Cardiac Arrest"video at NFHSLearn.com.

4. CONCUSSION - Watch the "Concussion in Sports" video at NFHSLearn.com.

5. ATTEND COACH'S SATURDAY - You will receive your roster, uniforms, and other information. 

Please click on the Risk Manager in a Box link below, go to the PDF related to the certification needed, and click the link in the PDF. It takes several days for all checks to be processed. Please ensure you have completed all requirements a week before the meeting.

Risk Manager in a Box

*YOU MUST COMPLETE ALL THE REQUIREMENTS LISTED ABOVE IN ORDER TO RECEIVE YOUR TEAM ROSTER AND UNIFORMS! If you have not completed these requirements, you will not be able to pick up your roster, uniforms, or team packets on Coach's Saturday.

Please email a copy of all training to our Risk Manager:

[email protected]


FAQ

After Coaches Saturday, what is required?
1. Contact your parents and guardians as soon as possible. Arrange practice times according to the practice field assignments you will sign up for on Volunteer/Coaches Saturday
2. Have each parent or guardian sign the Medical Release and keep this with you at all practice's and games. Make sure assistant's have this form in your absence. 
3. Check your teams home page, calendar, and roster on the website.

Additional Information for Coaches
>>Coaches Notes - General information about the league.
>>Medical Release - Each coach must have each player's parent or guardian sign the medical release. Coaches are to have this form with them at each game and practice.

>>Return to Play Form (Cardiac)  - This form must be completed by a physician in order to return to play.
>>Return to Play Form (Concussion) - This form must be completed by a physician in order to return to play.


PLAYER DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES

The US Soccer Federation proposed and implemented standardization with Player Development Initiatives (referred to as PDI’s) in August 2016. The goal is to improve the long-term development of players in the United States by creating the optimal training and playing environment especially for youth players. These changes were recommended in 2016/2017 but will be MANDATED in 2017/2018. The mandates apply to every team and club under the governance of US Soccer, including US Youth Soccer Association (USYSA), of which the Tennessee State Soccer Association (TSSA) is a member.

>>Read More - Player Development Mandates
>>Player Development Initiatives Document


PROTECTING YOUNG VICTIMS FROM SEXUAL ABUSE AND SAFE SPORT AUTHORIZATION ACT OF 2017

>>Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017


Columbia Soccer Association (Tennessee)

1116 West 7th Street PMB 248 
Columbia, Tennessee 38401
Phone : 931-325-9274
Email : [email protected]
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