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To coach within the SFYS leagues, there are some requirements. Most are one-time hurdles; a few are recurrent, all are necessary to be a Head or Assistant Coach.

Required : Get your online and in-person Coaching Credentials. 
Follow the information on this page for clarification and registration.

Required EVERY Season : Register in Affinity.
Each team has a primary contact (usually the Team Manager) and they will have the registration link and code for you to sign up as the team coach. Codes are unique to teams so you will need the primary contact to share with you. This is necessary for insurance and to appear on the required Game Day Photo Roster.

  • Included with Registration: RSI Background Check. Online self-report link will be available post-registration. Imperative that you use legal name and same email as you used to register.

Required Annually : Get Concussion Trained.

San Francisco Youth Soccer follows the policy of the CDC, the US Soccer Federation, SAY Soccer and CalNorth. All coaches and team administrators must complete the Concussion Training Certificate (CA state requirement)

  • Upon completion, upload the certificate to your affinity profile.

Required Annually : Complete the US Soccer-mandated SafeSport Training
Link & Access Code for the 3-part online training module will be emailed to Team Primary Contact (you can find the code on this page, too).

  • Upon completion, upload the certificate to your affinity profile.

Required AnnuallyRSI Background Check
This is an online background check. Make sure to use your legal name and the same email for your background clearance form as you used for your online coach registration account.