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Required Certifications

Thank you for participating in Mount Vernon Youth Soccer!!!

As a Volunteer/Coach we need your assistance in creating a safe environment for all involved.
• There are 4 compliance items that are required by either State or Federal law to be completed prior to your participation.
• Without completion we can not allow you participate.

1. SafeSport Certification
2. Concussion Certification
3. Sudden Cardiac Arrest Certification
4. Risk Management Application (RMA) approval

A. You must complete the 3 certifications, before submitting your RMA. You will be required to upload the 3 certificates while submitting your RMA.


Help! I Volunteered
Many first-time coaches volunteer to do the job.  MVYSA will provide a full set of drills and lesson plans for all coaches U6-U7.

Interacting with Parents
Quick Tips:
- Involve the parents and enlist their support.
- Communicate your philosophy and team goals.
- Having the parents support and reinforce your policies are crucial. Your expectations for player behavior should be clearly stated at the beginning of the season.
- Engage parents in the process of understanding best soccer practices


Coaches can communicate with purpose by being aware of posture, eye contact, facial expressions, distance between the coach and the player, distracting behaviors and voice quality. 

Players appreciate and expect open communication. For coaches, building these skills and insuring they understand players is crucial in addressing their questions and quandaries.

Game Day Management
Making the game more enjoyable for players
- Teach fair tactics.
- During matches, leave the tactical decisions to the players.
- Concentrate on coaching.
- Stay calm.
- Always be positive and be a role model of fair play.
- Set high standards for themselves, the players, the officials and the parents.
- Provide good behavior guidelines to parents.
- Be firm with parents.
- Communicate.
- Enjoy the work. Enjoy the game. Strive to win.

Want to help Coach?

If you are in your my account screen you will see an option to "Volunteer" from that screen.

Once that is selected you can follow the prompts to choose the division and also the position you are volunteering for.

If you are new to the site and are registering then you can choose the option of "Signing up as a coach/volunteer" when creating your account.

If you need help, please email [email protected]


SkagitRefs will try their best to get refs for all games but might only have 80% due to pool of refs available, so some games might be self-reffed. 

Referee Evaluation
You can initiate an Evaluation of an individual Referee that you personally observed during the previous 15 days (and more than 24 hours ago)


This chart only covers rules that differ from those published in IFAB Laws of the Game (FIFA). Please be advised that several significant changes to Laws of the Game have occurred for the 2019 playing season. We recommend that you also consult: to view the complete Laws of the Game

Washington State Youth Soccer Coaching Resources

Here they cover all things related to player development, coach development and development of the game.

Washington Youth Soccer is unique because they run player-focused soccer, using their Long Term Player Development plan to guide our curriculum, programs and training at all ages and levels of the game.

They also place a strong focus on coaching education, working to provide more opportunities for coaching courses in more locations across the state each year. They offer coaching courses for all levels – from online certificate courses for U6-U12 coaches to the National C license.

US Youth Soccer Coaching Resources
Whether you are an experienced coach or coaching for the first time in your life, US Youth Soccer has the resources to help you before, during and after the game.


Mount Vernon Youth Soccer Association
P.O. Box 932 
Mount Vernon, Washington 99273

Phone: 360-401-3333
Email: [email protected]

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