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Coach Requirements

Registration Procedure Including Livescan & Safesport & Concussion Certification

There are several parents that have been scanned because of work: SFUSD, UCSF, CYO Coach or other organizations. LiveScan is a one time usage scan and it is common for coaches to have been scanned by multiple organizations. However, organizations are not allowed to share your data between agencies. You must be scanned specifically for CalNorth (ORI Code AE689).

Coaches scanned and cleared last year for the current 2018-19 season do NOT need to be LiveScanned again, and can just register in Affinity. You will need to upload to Affinity the concussion certificate and the SafeSport certificate , in addition to a copy of your coaching license, so have those documents ready.

Please keep a copy of your completed LiveScan saved to your computer.

IMPORTANT: This process can be quick or it can take months* to clear and then finally be updated in the system. We urge all coaches/managers to get scanned as early as possible so there are no delays in activating teams or making passes.

*The number one factor in delay of clearance is failing to use one's legal name for both the LiveScan form and their Affinity Sports account.



Step 1:

Register yourself in Stack Sports (formerly known as Bonzi).

Step 2:​

Take online Concussion Certification

Team Managers and Coaches must complete the training annually.

The Center for Disease Control and their Prevention Heads Up Concussion in Youth Sports Online training program, which is at

  • Click on the online training course button to begin your training. After successfully completing the on-line training, you will be offered an opportunity to print out a personalized "certificate of completion”.​​ Coaches, a copy of this certificate should be uploaded to your registration profile.

. Upload certificate of completion when you register in Affinity (step 4).

Step 3:

Complete Safe Sport certification. Te get it 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 4).

Step 4:

Register as a Coach, Team Manager, or Trainer in Affinity registration system.

NOTE : on Registration Link, choose "REGISTRATION" in the top right corner.

Step 5 (if you haven't done a Livescan WITH VIKINGS before):

  • Make LiveScan appointment (see below)


    • Photo ID = Valid Government-issued photo identification (Driver's License, Passport, Military or US Resident Card ...)


    • After your appointment, send a copy of COMPLETED LiveScan form to SF Vikings Soccer Club 1434 Taraval , SF 94116
      The form can be returned via snail mail, fax, scan/email (to, or drop off. The completed form will have an ATI # on it, which is critical data for matching the clearance with your record.

    • Keep a copy for yourself! Scan it, take a picture, do whatever you think is easiest to keep a copy of it safe for yourself.

​​​All Team Staff members must use their full legal name, as stated on government-issued ID such as your Driver's License or Passport, in all systems.

  1. Coaches : Get licensed or submit proof of minimum coach license equivalent. Upload PDF in Affinity in birth certificate field.
  2. Take online CDC Concussion Training. Upload certificate of completion.

** You are free to choose (at your own expense) an alternate authorized vendor, but we recommend using a Capital Livescan vendor since CalNorth has a contract with Capital and there should be no cost to SF Youth Soccer coaches at a CLS location.