“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.” - Muhammad Ali
Welcome Volunteers! Every year, the success of our program is overwhelmingly dependent on having volunteers available in a number of capacities, but mainly to run practices and games. More volunteers means smaller teams and more time on the field for each player.
U.S. Soccer, PA West and MAYSA continue to lead the way in Youth Sports Safety and Training. This season's Parent/Volunteer/Coach training includes a new volunteer online training video/class designed to provide child safety guidance to all volunteers in addition to standard clearances. Additionally, resources for parents are also available through PA West's initiative with the U.S. Center for SAFESPORT.
The U.S. Center for SAFESPORT has made The Parent's Guide to Misconduct in Sport module available, for parents/guardians, on athletesafey.org. The module is designed for parents/guardians of youth athletes of all ages. It explains the issues of misconduct in sport and helps ensure their children have a positive and safe sport experience.
Additionally, we also recommend parents and player take a few minutes to watch each of the short educational videos provided by Sport Safety International:
Additional Optional video training resources from U.S. Soccer's Recognize to Recover comprehensive Player Health and Safety Program
Volunteers & Coaches:
As coaches we are (and should be) held to a higher standard. In addition to being the leader in youth safety, U.S. Soccer, PA West and MAYSA continue to lead the way in providing coaching education and training for both the beginning parent coach and those licensed at the highest levels. The 5 easy steps to coaching soccer are shown below. MAYSA will waive the cost of registration for the first child of anyone who volunteers for an entire season, and completes the training and clearance activities outlined below.
1. SAFESPORT Training