Haverhill Youth Soccer is a completely volunteer organization that relies heavily on its parents to lend their support in the form of coaching each season. Our staff provides every volunteer with the necessary training, continued guidance and supportive environment to become a successful coach. Soccer experience is not necessary and the time commitment is minimal.
Coaching isn't as hard as you may think. All it requires is a willingness to take an active role in your child's life and help organize a group in fun activities and games. Chances are you'll have as much, if not more, fun than the players!
If you would like to get started as a coach, please contact our In-Town Director.
The Spring 2017 Coaches Meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 29th at 7:00 pm in the Citizens Center, located at 10 Welcome Street.
This Spring will commence the first season of play by which all registered, affiliated and CORI approved adults will be required to have a Mass Youth Soccer Adult Credential. The primary purpose of the Adult Credential is for all parents of children to feel comfortable that all adults involved with their training, safety, well-being, coaching, etc. have been properly CORI checked and are in good standing (registered and affiliated, thus insured) by Mass Youth Soccer.
The first step to obtaining an Adult Credential is to register directly with Mass Youth Soccer.
Please note the following:
- You will be required to upload a headshot photo during the process.
- Please make sure to have a photo available on the system (computer, phone, tablet, pad) you are using to register.
- Please use your full legal first and last name (no shortened version) when completing your adult registration.
- Please double check that you choose Haverhill Youth Soccer as your organization.
If you were required to submit a CORI Request, please print the CORI Agreement Form at the end of your CORI submission. You must bring this form with you to a coaches meeting and present it to Haverhill Youth Soccer's CORI Submitter. Do not send your CORI Agreement Form to the State Office.
Credentials will be printed and available for pickup prior to the first week of each season. Initially when arriving at the fields each week coaches must have their credential worn around their neck. Then, in order not to hamper their activities (coaching, lining fields, running, etc.) they may, if necessary, store the credential with their personal belongings.
No adult may be on the field without a credential.
Concussions are a serious health concern in youth sports. Haverhill Youth Soccer is committed to the safety of our players and to educate our players, parents, coaches, and administrators in the dangers of concussion-related injuries. All coaches are required to review concussion information and protocols on an annual basis.
HEADS UP Concussion in Youth Sports is a free, online course available to coaches, parents, and others helping to keep athletes safe from concussion. Once you complete this less than 30-minute training and quiz, please email a copy of your certificate to the In-Town Director.
Haverhill Youth Soccer believes that the best way for children to have an enjoyable soccer experience is to have access to well-trained, enthusiastic coaches. These coaches are people who believe that fun and safety are top priorities, while winning results from skill development, learning to make good decisions on the field, and getting lots of touches on the ball. We are committed to making it as easy as possible to become a licensed coach, which is the foundation of a successful developmental soccer program.
In-Town coaches should complete the National “F” course. This US Soccer license is a two-hour course, conducted entirely online, intended for all parents and coaches of youth players. The focus of this grassroots course is to share best practices in creating a fun, activity-centered and age-appropriate environment.
The fee for this license is $25.00, which Haverhill Youth Soccer will reimburse upon successful completion of the course. The course is structured so that you can take breaks if needed and is the initial step along the coaching education pathway. Once you complete this course, please email a copy of your receipt and license to the In-Town Director.
In-Town coaches who want to go to the next level can complete the National “E” course. The National “E” course is an 18-hour course, typically held over two weekends (one weekend day each), which covers the elementary principles of coaching and prepares interested coaches for the National “D” course. The course consists of a series of lectures and field sessions. The National “E” course will allow coaches to:
- Develop the core coaching competencies necessary to effectively teach the 9-12 year old athlete and team.
- Understand the characteristics and needs of an athlete in the Basic Stage of U.S. Soccer's Long Term Athlete Development Model.
- Demonstrate competency in planning an age-appropriate training session.
- Understand concepts and recognize the principles of attacking and defending in a small-sided game environment.
The fee for this license is $125.00, which Haverhill Youth Soccer will reimburse upon successful completion of the course. Once you complete this course, please email a copy of your receipt and license to the In-Town Director.
As an added incentive for people to volunteer to coach and for retention of trained and experienced coaches, Haverhill Youth Soccer offers reimbursement of registration fees for players whose parent is coaching their child's training group, have coached for two consecutive seasons and have age-appropriate training. For In-Town coaches this training is defined by Haverhill Youth Soccer as the US Soccer National “E” License.
If you meet the requirements outlined above and coach your child's training group, Haverhill Youth Soccer will reimburse the registration fees for that season for any of your children playing in the training group that you coached for that season. All reimbursements are processed after the completion of each season.
Please contact the In-Town Director with any questions about this incentive.