MLCFC | 2018 Season
House League Coach FAQ
1. Do I need any special skills to coach????
You need patience and enthusiasm! We may be biased but we think we have a pretty fantastic support system/resource section for our coaches. Lots of people start coaching soccer without really knowing the game – that’s ok – you can grow to love soccer with your children – the rules are simple at this level – our focus is on fun, exercise and loving the beautiful game of soccer! Plus all HEAD coaches get wonderful blue coaches jerseys… there’s incentive for you 🙂 Most HL teams have parent coaches who started off by just wanting to be involved.
2. What if I can’t make it to every game but still want to coach?
Many teams have co-coaches or a parent who is willing to fill in for a week if a coach is unavailable. Just let us know on your coaches application form.
3. Can my high school aged teenager coach?
Absolutely! We will provide confirmation of volunteer hours at the end of the season too!
4. Will I be coaching my child’s team?
YES! If you volunteer to coach, you will be the coach of your child’s team.
5. Do I need a Respect in Sport – Activity Leader Certificate?
Coaches in the U12 age division and older (birth years between 2000-2006) are required to have a Respect in Soccer – Activity Leader certificate. Parent/Coach certificates are transferable from other sports. If you do not have a RiS Certificate and wish to coach these age divisions you will need to take the online course.
Respect in Soccer – Activity Leader Online Course
Please CLICK HERE and follow the instructions to take the Respect in Soccer Online Course. It generally takes about 3 hours to complete.
You will need to pay the fee online to take this course and submit the receipt to the Club Administrator for reimbursement.
You will receive a certificate online once you have completed this course.
Please email a copy of the certificate and the date completed to the Club Administrator upon completion.
Without our volunteer coaches, we wouldn’t have a league.