The process for becoming a coach is very easy. The first step is to become a member of RPSA , this can be accomplished by attending the monthly RPSA general meeting. Our meetings are held in the RP Civic Center 159 Park St Ridgefield Park, NJ every third Monday of the month at 7:30pm. We welcome any parent who would like to learn more about our association and our programs, our association is made up of volunteers and volunteers off the field of play are welcome too !
Next steps to become a coach:
RPSA participates in the Northern Counties Soccer Association which is a member of US Club Soccer, the governing body for the majority of youth soccer programs in the United States. The process for becoming a coach is outlined on the US Club Soccer website. US Club Soccer requires completion of the following Player Health and Safety Initiatives by all staff members registering with US Club Soccer. These steps are in place for the safety and protection of all players.
The link to the US Soccer website staff registration page is here: https://www.usclubsoccer.org/staff-registration
Parents please take a moment to read through our Return to Play protocols, if there are any questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
"I dont know soccer" RPSA reimburses all member coaches for any expenses towards a completed coaching certifcation course. We encourage all coaches to attend US Soccer's Grassroots Courses, these courses are available online and in person. We believe these classes provide the tools needed for a parent to be an effective coach and create the right atmosphere for our kids. We are focused on developing players, not winning games !
Parents and athletes need to manage their SportsEngine accounts to ensure they get the most out of their Ridgefield Park Soccer Association experience during each sporting season. With their accounts properly configured, athletes and their families will receive communications according to their preferences and be able to complete registrations more efficiently. SportsEngine has created a Team Management Guide for Parents and Athletes that will help our members with frequently asked questions about our website and mobile app.
Here is your quick start guide to creating an account and using the SportsEngine platform as an athlete or parent.
Keep connected to your team(s). Get schedules and team updates for every athlete in the house, plus a way to message other members on your team and a way to give coaches a heads up about practice. Enjoy unlimited access to scores & stats, photo/video sharing, and more.
In many instances, more than one parent or guardian needs to be in the loop with a child's sports life. Using the mobile app, you can add additional guardians to an account. Guardians can 1) View games and events 2) RSVP to games and events 3) Send and receive messages to coaches and team members 4) participate in team chat
Once you've created your account, add your mobile phone so you can receive text messages from your team manager or coach.
Now that you have your mobile phone on your account, make sure you enable text messaging and any other notifications.
Following a Team on the SportsEngine Mobile App
Are you a family friend, grandparent or fan that wants to follow a specific team on the SportsEngine platform? Here is a quick guide to follow teams on the mobile app.
Do you need a second parent, other family member or nanny to get messages about schedule changes or game times? Add a second email address to forward all communications.
Do you need to send a question to your team manager or another parent about a ride? Follow these instructions on how to send messages using the mobile app.
Coaches and team managers need to know if you are going to able to attend a game or practice. You can easily RSVP using the mobile application.
Team Management Guide for Parents & Athletes
Is your team using SportsEngine Team Management to manage RSVPs, schedules, and communication? This article will provide you with everything you need to know for a successful season!
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