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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 Coaching Credential. 
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 : 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 CDC Concussion Training Certificate (CA state requirement)

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

Required : Complete the US Soccer-mandated SafeSport Training
Link & Access Code for the 3-part online training module will be emailed to Team Primary Contact (US Soccer doesn’t permit organizations to publish the link or code publicly).

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

Get Involved.

Take advantage of supplemental Coaching Clinics and Professional Development (Positive Coaching Alliance and SFYS Clinics and Free Play) opportunities offered throughout the year. Check out our SFYS Coaches Education Program page for more. Meet other coaches, expand your training options. Events are always linked from the Coaches menu on our site and posted on our SFYS Registration & Events Calendar. Subscribe!