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United Valley Soccer Association

Coaches

Mission Statement

It is the mission of United Valley Soccer Association to promote the sport of soccer; to provide an atmosphere that fosters constructive education in soccer skills and the rules of the game; to provide a safe and secure environment in which to practice and play; and to provide an activity where courtesy, common sense, and good sportsmanship prevail for all players, coaches, parents and fans.


Overview

A key component in United Valley Soccer Association's mission is the volunteer coach. UVSA administers both a fall and spring program. The fall program is a recreational league for beginning players and utilizes the volunteer efforts of many first-time coaches. The spring program is a competitive travel league for seasoned players and the coaches often have multiple years of experience through our fall program and even some high school coaching experience. No matter what level of experience, UVSA holds all our coaches to the same standards and expectations. The most important of these is emphasizing fun through the teaching of soccer fundamentals and promoting strong teamwork, good sportsmanship, and fair play - both on and off the field.


Handbook

Several years ago, United Valley Soccer Association developed a handbook for our coaches. This handbook contains valuable information regarding our fall soccer program. The handbook is now available in PDF format for our coaches and interested parents/guardians.


Forms

The following are links to forms needed by coaches and other volunteers:

  • SAY Injury Report - Coaches must complete an Injury Report for all injuries that require medical treatment and occur at practice or games.
  • Concession Stand Worker Form - Coaches should use this form to provide the Concession Stand Manager a list of volunteer workers required for home games.


Field Rules

The field rules are a great source of information for all coaches, parents, players and referees. Please use the following links to view and print the rules for each age group:


Clearances

Effective December 31, 2014, the Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law (23 Pa.C.S. ยง 6344) was broadened to include any volunteer who will work with children. In order to be compliant with the law, all UVSA coaches and assistant coaches are required to obtain the following reports prior to the start of the season in which they wish to volunteer:

 

(1) A clean criminal history report from the Pennsylvania State Police.

(2) A clean child abuse history report from the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare (ChildLine)

(3) A clean criminal history report from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (fingerprinting required).

-OR- A completed Pennsylvania Fingerprint Waiver Form for individuals having resided in PA for the previous ten years.

 

The following links are provided for your convenience: 


SAY/UVSA Concussion Policy

Soccer Association for Youth (SAY) is a national organization supporting the growth of youth soccer. SAY recently implemented a concussion policy to address the issue. The SAY concussion policy involves two steps, one of which is a free online course to help educate coaches and officials on all aspects of concussions. The second involves guidelines to follow during a suspected concussion and procedures for returning to play. As a SAY affiliate member, United Valley Soccer Association fully supports the policy and has already completed league-wide implementation.

 

The following links include the complete SAY/UVSA policy and two options for completing the online course:

  • Course Option #1 - the National Federation of State High School Associations "Concussion in Sports" training course.
  • Course Option #2 - the Centers for Disease Control "Heads Up! Concussion in Youth Sports" training course.

 

Additionally, provided below are links to forms and information in PDF file format suitable for printing:


Resources

The following websites have been chosen based on the quality of their information:

Contact Us

United Valley Soccer Association

PO Box 250 
Hawthorn, Pennsylvania 16230

Email Us: unitedvalleysoccer@gmail.com
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