Step 1 - Click HERE to Register as a Coach *REQUIRED Yearly 

(Use the same login you used to register your kids.)

*REQUIRED - After registering, follow the following steps to complete required Abuse Prevention training and upload your Concussion Certificate and Clearances. 

Click HERE to download detailed instructions for completing these requirements. 

Coaches cannot be added to Team Roster until all training and clearances are complete and uploaded. 

The best resource for additional information is 

All coaches of the PGAYSA must read the following information.  All forms at the links marked as *REQUIRED must be completed and saved in PDF format.  

When using Apple IOS Safari to complete your clearances and training, the creation of a PDF file is available via the share menu. On all other platforms, it is suggested you use the Google Chrome browser, available at, to complete your clearances and training.  Certificates are required to be in PDF file format and the Chrome Browser includes a PDF printer to simply print to save your certificates for upload to the system.  

While saving directly to PDF is more desirable, you may also take screenshots of your certificates and convert to PDF via the website  This site allows you to upload an image, then convert and download a PDF formatted file for later upload to the system. It also allows multiple documents to be merged as required and described later.


New child protection laws have been enacted in Pennsylvania requiring our coaches and other volunteers to obtain clearances. Volunteers requiring clearances are those “acting in lieu of a parent” or having direct contact where they provide care, supervision, guidance or control of children or have routine interaction with children.

All adults 18 years and older applying for an unpaid position as a volunteer responsible for the welfare of a child and having direct contact with children, must have clearances that include:

PA Child Abuse History clearance *REQUIRED every 60 Months

PA State Police Criminal Clearance *REQUIRED every 60 Months

An FBI Criminal Background Check *Required only if you have not been a continuous resident of Pennsylvania for 10 years, use service code 1KG738

Volunteers not requiring an FBI check, and having been a continuous resident of PA for the last ten years, must swear or affirm in writing using the form HERE, that they have no other convictions that would disqualify them.  *REQUIRED

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Additional Coach Information

Click HERE for help printing GotSport Rosters.

Coaching Courses

For coaches wishing to further their soccer education, the "E" License is focused on delivering content and instructional methods relevant to coaching 9-12 year old soccer athletes in an 8v8 formation. The course is intended to be the initial license serving as a stepping-stone along the National Course Coaching Education pathway.  More information regarding this course and upcoming schedules can be found at the following link:

Soccer Rules of the Game


FIFA Laws of the Game

U6/U8 Coaches Handbook (See File Link Below)


Soccer Drill Links

Soccer Drill Youtube Videos