Coaching checklist

REQUIRED STEPS for all coaches (both Head Coach and Assistant Coach):

  • Register as a coach (located on Registration tab).

  • Complete the OYSA Affinity background check. This is MANDATORY for the protection of players, coaches and the league. This is an external site and TSC cannot help you with usernames or logins.

  • Complete the SafeSport training with access codes provided by OYSA Affinity when you register.
  • Complete concussion education training (Concussion Education tab). Must be completed YEARLY. The certificate MUST be sent to the league by uploading as below.

    • You may do either the CDC "Heads up" course or the NFHS "Concussion in Sports" course. Both are free. Note that NFHS will ask you register and will save your certificate. The CDC course DOES NOT SAVE so you must download and/or print your certificate immediately otherwise it will be lost.

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    • Upon completion, please submit the PDF of your concussion certificate to the league HERE.

  • Attend the pre-season Coach Meeting where you will be given your roster and equipment as well as sign up for practice times/locations. Please let us know if you cannot attend so we can communicate important information to you.

You will not be assigned practice times/space until of the items above are completed.


Highly recommended steps for all coaches:

  • Hold a team meeting with parents the first week of practice. It cannot be stressed enough how important this step is. There you can introduce yourself, go over expectations and ground rules, discuss the Oregon concussion law so everyone understands. Perhaps most importantly - identify a team parent early (see Team Parent tab for duties).

  • Prior to your first game, familiarize yourself with age specific rules and have lineup and substitution plan set (this will be covered at the coaches meeting AND updated on this website by 9/1).

  • Have fun and thank you for volunteering to coach!

  • If you are having difficulty registering with TSC or do not understand the concussion certification upload process please contact us. We cannot help you with any of the external sites (OYSA / Affinity, SafeSport or specific concussion training sites).