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As an LBYSO Rec coach, you must complete these requirements. Details are shown below.
• US Soccer “Grassroots” license
• LiveScan background check (for LBYSO)
• Concussion training video
• Submit end of season player ratings (U8 &U10)
Upon completion, you are entitled to a 50% credit on your child's fee after the season. Fees for the license and LiveScan are also reimbursed,
The licensing, LiveScan and concussion training are all one-time requirements. If you have completed those previously, you do not need to do them again.
Cal South requires all coaches in affiliated leagues to be licensed by US Soccer.
LBYSO Recreational coaches are volunteers. Anyone 18 or older can coach or under 18 if supervised by an adult.
You are not required to have a child registered with LBYSO to coach. You will need:
• US Soccer “Grassroots” license
This is a 2-hour online course. LBYSO reimburses the fee.
Register here for the online course through Cal South.
• LiveScan background check
Fill out a LiveScan form.
Click here for more info. The fee is reimbursed.
LiveScan Service forms can be submitted at these locations:
City of Lakewood
15 Lakewood Center Mall
Lakewood, CA 90712
IdentoGO by MorphoTrust USA dbw Mail Box Plus
2201 East Willow Street Suite D
Long Beach, CA 90810
Mobile services are available
CSU Long Beach State Police
1331 Palo Verde Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90840
Email RiskManagement@lbyso.org if you have questions.
The Department of Justice prohibits organizations from sharing live scan information. Only the organizations requesting their members get their live scan will receive any subsequent information if a member’s live scan status changes. So, although we understand than many of our members have been live scanned for law enforcement, military, or school districts, they will also need to get it done for CalSouth as a youth organization.
• Concussion certification
This is a free online course offered by the CDC here.
• Player Ratings (U8 & U10)
Complete a one page summary rating sheet for the players on the team at the end of the season.
LiveScan must be completed prior to receiving a roster.
NOTE: These are one time requirements and do not need to be repeated every season.
As a token of appreciation, coaches will receive a 50% credit for their child’s fee. The credit will be given at the end of the season and the coach must complete the season. If you not a parent but were recruited by a parent to coach, the credit can be given to the parent who recruited you. If they’re nice, they will give you a kickback.
New coaches should seek out practice and game plan information. Online material, books and other coaches are among the many sources you can use. Ultimately, it is up to you to decide what is most effective for you and your players to learn to work as a team and improve individual skills while keeping things fun.
For games that are refereed by Cal South officials, always have a prepared lineup sheet. For 2018-19, divisions U10 rec will have referees. Download by clicking the link:
U12 Rec and up play Can South Intercity League and download rosters from Cal South. For JUSA games, these are available on the JUSA site.
LBYSO Recreational coaches are encouraged to seek out help to avoid carrying the entire load themselves.
Field Locations – Heartwell map
Set up/Tear down – Check schedules to see if you have setup or tear down duties. Setup includes fields lining and goal/flag setup. Tear down is the return of both goals, flags and field lining equipment to the storage shed.
Game day uniforms:
Two sideline coaches max. No coaches behind goals in U10 and above.
Play guidelines – Each age group will adhere to current US Soccer Player Development Initiatives effective Fall 2018. Or you can see the LBYSO summary here. There are slight variations allowed that are subject to change.
Weather – Games will be played in light rain or drizzle as field conditions allow. LB Parks and/or LBYSO Board members will have final say in determining when to close fields. Appropriate efforts will be made to communicate conditions via the website and social media platforms.
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