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Westport Soccer Association

Westport Soccer Association

WELCOME VOLUNTEERS




Parent Volunteers
are essential to the success of Westport Soccer.  Each season, all adults interested in volunteering must register on our website www.westportsoccer.org and complete safety (and coach) training requirements mandated by the state and town.  Some requirements carry over year to year and others will need a refresh. Instructions are below. You cannot volunteer without completing your requirements. 

Volunteer Roles: 
Coach (Rec only), Asst Coach (Rec or Travel), Team Manager (Travel)

Questions?   contact:  Kathleen, [email protected]    or     Risk Director, Tara McCarthy, [email protected] 
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CHECK YOUR COMPLIANCE STATUS HERE:  VOLUNTEER MASTER LIST for 2022

(list is updated every 24 hours)


ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST FOLLOW ALL THESE STEPS BELOW! 


STEP 1:  REGISTER AS A VOLUNTEER  
- Log into www.westportsoccer.org

- Hover over your account Profile Image on the top right of the page and select Account. 
Click  Volunteer on the left side of page;
- Choose Find Volunteer Roles
- Follow the registration steps, choose your volunteer role(s) and complete forms.  
- Upload any training certificates you have.  If you do not have any certificates, don't worry,  continue to Step 2 below. 

STEP 2:  SUBMIT A CJSA BACKGROUND CHECK (RISK STATUS)
 expires every 2 years.
- Log into your account on www.westportsoccer.org
- Hover over your Profile Image on the top right of the page and select Account.
- Click on Volunteer on the left menu bar to display My Roles&Certificates
 - Select
 the box next to Risk Status and then click Renew & Update
 - Follow prompts and answer required questions and SUBMIT 
                 - Still confused?  Follow these instructions


STEP 3: COMPLETE SAFESPORT TRAINING
(Coach/Player Misconduct Recognition online training - expires yearly) 
  - Log into your account on www.westportsoccer.org
- Hover over your Profile Image on the top right of the page and select Account.
- Click on Volunteer on the left menu bar to display My Roles & Certificates  
                - Select the box next to SafeSport and then click Renew & Update
   - You will be prompted to Login or Register with SafeSport
    - Complete the SafeSport Training or Refresher
This includes a
90-min video for New Vols or a 30-min refresher for Return Vols
or if you already completed 3 prior refreshers, then complete the 90 minute training again.  
    - The system will automatically update your completion status with CJSA
- If you already have a SafeSport certificate, you can upload it or send to [email protected]
- Still confused? Follow these instructions


STEP 4: COMPLETE NAYS MEMBERSHIP & SOCCER COACH TRAINING
(membership expires yearly, training does not)

Go to  NAYS Coach Training  (www.nays.org)

(National Association of Youth Sports membership & soccer coach training)
NAYS membership expires every 1-3 years; training certificate does not

                           - click the green button that says "I want to be a NAYS coach" ,
                           - create an account, pay $20 membership fee
                            - complete the soccer coach training (and concussion training if you haven't already done so thru CDC/Headsup)
                           - When you've completed training, upload your certificate to your volunteer account on www.westportsoccer.org
                                > click on Volunteer on the left and select the box next to coaching certificate and upload 

Substep 4a. DO NOT LET YOUR NAYS membership expire! Must remain active thru season to coach.
To renew, log into your account on www.nays.org and click on "renew" and pay the $20/yr fee



STEP 5: COMPLETE CONCUSSION TRAINING thru NAYS or CDC HeadsUp
(training certificate does not expire)

To complete the NAYS concussion training click HERE (free on www.nays.org)

or
To complete the CDC HeadsUp Concussion Training (free) thru your volunteer WSA account go to:
Log into your account on www.westportsoccer.org
- Hover over your Profile Image on the top right of the page and select Account.
- Click on Volunteer on the left menu bar to display My Roles & Certificates     
- In the list of requirements > select the box next to Concussion Certificate and then click Renew & Update.
    - If you have a certificate (NAYS or CDC HEADS UP), please upload.  
    - If you do not have a certificate, Select Concussion Certificate and then click Renew & Update
                   


STEP 6: COMPLETE online CPR CERTIFICATE (free) - one adult needed per team.

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To complete, click here:  CPR training  (20 minute online video training)




Thank you for your volunteering.  Please contact me with any questions. 

Tara McCarthy, WSA Director of Risk Management, [email protected]
Kathleen Galley, WSA Registrar, [email protected]








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Contact

Westport Soccer Association
PO Box 2561 
Westport, Connecticut 06880

Phone: 203-221-9900
Email: [email protected]

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