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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] 


FALL 2021 - REC COACH CLINIC for VOLUNTEERS (optional but highly recommended)
Saturday 9/11 @ 8:15am - 9:00am
Coleytown MS Front grass field
Led by WSA Program Director, Mickey Kydes

  • Brief Intro & WSA Rec Philosophy
  • Fun pre-game warm-up drills
  • Basic Rules
  • Best practices for running weekly games
  • Q & A






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CHECK YOUR COMPLIANCE COACHING STATUS:   
Volunteer Compliance Google Sheet F2021

***If you sign up after 8/30/21,  
please let me know so I can inform the appropriate commissioner.  Thank you -- kathleen, [email protected]


***TO VOLUNTEER, FOLLOW THESE STEPS: 


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:  How to Complete All Requirements
Hover over your account Profile Image on the top right of the page and select Account.
Click on Volunteer on the left side of page to display My Roles&Certificates
Select a Requirement in the listing to Renew & Update: 

  Risk Status (CJSA background check) - expires every 2 years.
 -
Check 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 
 
              - Check the box next to SafeSport and then click Renew & Update
    >New volunteers (90-min video) & Return volunteers (20 min refresher)
    - 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    
    - The system will automatically update your completion status with CJSA
- Still confused? Follow these instructions


Concussion Certificate (training) - does not currently expire.
 
 - In the list of requirements in your WSA volunteer account,
                            check 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 don't want to complete training thru CDC, you can also complete thru NAYS (www.nays.org). 


NAYS Coach Certificate - (not necessary for team managers, only for asst coaches & head coaches)

(National Association of Youth Sports membership & soccer coach training)
NAYS membership expires; training does not
- If you do not have a NAYS soccer coaching certificate, you must complete the NAYS coach training on www.nays.org
                                    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 have completed your training, please upload certificate to your volunteer account on www.westportsoccer.org
                                click on volunteer tab on the left and select box next to coaching certificate and upload 

CPR certificate (one adult needed per team) - does not currently expire
   - 
To complete, click here:  CPR training 


STEP 4:  HAVE YOU COMPLETED ALL YOUR REQUIREMENTS? 
                Check this compliance status list of volunteers:
   CLICK HERE   


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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