Become A Coach

We are always in need of volunteer coaches to support our FirstKick and Recreational programs! Coaching your child's soccer team is an amazing and rewarding experience. Valor Soccer will provide you with everything you need for a successful season, including practice equipment, and lesson plans for training sessions. 

  What Does It Take To Be A Coach?

  • Be a good person and a leader to your players

  • Show up to practices and games

  • Laugh and smile as often as you can, and don’t be afraid to have fun!

To ensure the safety of all our players, all coaches and team personnel are required to complete the following safety trainings and certifications:

  1.  SafeSport - valid for one year from date of completion 

  2.  Heads Up Concussion Protocol - valid for one year from date of completion

  3.  Sudden Cardiac Arrest Protocol - valid for three years from date of completion

  4.  Risk Management Application/Background Check through Washington Youth Soccer - resubmission required annually every April

As a thank you for their volunteerism, head coaches of Rec and FirstKick teams will be reimbursed for their child's registration fees. To receive your reimbursement, your safety trainings and certifications must be completed by Aug. 16. Reimbursement will be processed after your first practice.

  How To Register

Step 1: If you have not done so already, set up your Sports Connect account. Remember! Sports Connect accounts are family accounts. 

Step 2: After you have set up your account, navigate to the "Volunteer" tab on your dashboard and then select "Find Volunteer Roles."

Step 3: Choose the Program (FirstKick or Rec) and Division (Age Group-Birth Year) that you would like to coach for. 

Step 4: For team name, simply write your last name. We will eventually be renaming teams to include more details such as Program Location.

Step 5: Proceed through registration and upload your safety compliance certificates if you already competed them and they are still valid. If you have not yet completed them, you can upload these documents later. Your safety trainings and certifications must be completed by Aug. 16.

Step 6: Upon completion of your coach registration, you will have two options to invite you players to your team. 

  • Team Code - Share your unique Team Code with players.

  • Player Invite Email - Return to your Sports Connect account dashboard. Navigate to the "Volunteer" tab again. You will now see the option to "Visit Team Page" and "Manage Invites." Here you will be able to type your players' email addresses into a system-generated email to invite them to join your team. 

Important Notes

  • Coaches register first! Whichever method you choose, please tell your players to wait until they have received the Team Code or Player Invite Email from you. 

  • Your players must register by July 10 with their Team Code/Player Invite Email. After this date, we will begin filling in rosters with players who have registered as free agents. 

  • Team Codes/Player Invite Emails will not work for players who are playing up. 

    • When registering, Sports Connect will require players to register for their correct Program and Division (Age Group-Birth Year). ​

    • After registering, these players must email their program (FirstKick or Rec) right away to notify them that they would like to be placed on an older team and what team that is.

  • Don't forget to register your own child for your team! You will initially pay to register your player. To receive your reimbursement, your safety trainings and certifications must be completed by Aug. 16. Reimbursement will be processed after your first practice.

  • Be aware of the Roster Size for the age group you are coaching.

  Roster Size