Coaches and managers are expected to complete the following 4 requirements in the order below:
Step 1: Complete the Concussion Certification
The SAY National Concussion Policy is required for ALL coaches and officials regardless of their age and/or status (i.e. Head coach, Assistant Coach, Head Referee, Assistant Referee, etc.). These procedures are designed to comply with recently passed legislation concerning concussion in youth sports. It will be necessary to complete a concussion training course every three (3) years.
Step 2: Complete the Safe Sport certification
* To take the certification for free, choose the organization U.S. Soccer and enter code (YC3E-6P5G-YYIL-CS2M). The courses (3) will take about 90 minutes. Once finished, you can download your certificate from the site's dashboard. Upload certificate of completion when you register in Affinity (step 3).
Step 3: Register in Affinity
Click “registration” in the top right corner
select “2020-21 Principal Season” and choose coach/admin registration
Enter your login info if you have it. Click "Create New Account" if you have not created an Affinity account
If you're creating a new account - Fill out any requested info, click "Save and Continue"
Click the green "Continue" button
In the grid with your name, click the "Register as Coach/Admin" button
Enter your team assignment code
Fill out your information
Check the boxes confirming that coaches will be background checked, as well as the Medical and Liability release
Concussion information for athletes and parents can be found in the confirmation page at the end.
You will NOT pay a registration fee. Just click the green "No Payment due, Continue" button
Step 4: Complete the SAY Background Check
Click on Volunteer to go to the next page
From the drop down boxes select California, Volunteer, San Francisco Viking and then
Fill in your information