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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)

REC Volunteers Questions?  contact:  Devin Taylor, [email protected] 
TRAVEL Volunteer Questions? contact: Tony Hill, [email protected] 
HAVING TROUBLE REGISTERING?  contact:  [email protected] 

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AFTER YOU REGISTER AS A VOLUNTEER ON THE WSA SITE, 
 
CHECK YOUR COMPLIANCE STATUS HERE:  VOLUNTEER MASTER LIST for 2022

(list is updated every 24 hours)


FOLLOW THESE STEPS IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER:


STEP 1:   
Log in to WWW.WESTPORTSOCCER.ORG 


STEP 2:  REGISTER AS A VOLUNTEER:

- 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 (light blue button in upper right).
- 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 3 below. 

STEP 3:  COMPLETE ALL (4) REQUIREMENTS: 

  Risk Status (CJSA background check) - 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

SafeSport (Coach/Player Misconduct Recognition training)  - initial training & yearly refresher 
  - 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
    - Copy the Training Code that appears, click the link "Begin Training", select US Soccer, enter training code
   - You will be prompted to Login or Register with SafeSport
    - Complete the SafeSport Training or Refresher (90-min video for New Vols & 20-min refresher for Return Vols)  
    - 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


Concussion Certificate (training& certificate) - does not currently expire.
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
                   - If you have trouble accessing CDC, you can also complete concussion training  thru NAYS:  https://www.nays.org/resources/more/free-concussion-training/


NAYS Coach Certificate**
(for all Asst & Head Coaches)
(National Association of Youth Sports membership & soccer coach training)
NAYS membership expires every 1-3 years; training certificate does not
To complete NAYS coach training go to  NAYS Coach Training  (www.nays.org)

                           - 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)                                 - 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 

**Has your NAYS membership expired? NAYS membership must remain active to coach.
To renew, log into your account on www.nays.org and click on "renew" and pay the $20/yr fee/


CPR Certificate (one adult needed per team) - does not currently expire
   - 
To complete, click here:  CPR training  (20 minute online video training)


STEP 4:  HAVE YOU COMPLETED ALL YOUR REQUIREMENTS?  SCROLL UP & CLICK THE LINK AT TOP OF THIS PAGE



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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