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Rec Coaches

Rec Coaches

Coaches may reference BSC Player Development Curriculum for suggested guidance throughout season. Our Bay Soccer Club training curriculum is overseen by the BSC Directors of Player Development and the BSC Travel Committee. 

All coaches and assistant coaches are REQUIRED to have Concussion Certification and Safe Soccer certification. These are two separate qualifications. They are both a requirement of our league and insurance coverage. The concussion certification is good for three years and the risk management needs to be completed every year. The risk management process only takes a couple of minutes but DOES require that the coach/assistant coach provide personal information. The process costs $5 but we provide a coupon code so there is no cost to you. Below are instructions for both requirements. We also require each coach and assistant coach to watch a Lindsay's Law video and review the questions regarding the law. Please see details below:

Safe Soccer (Risk Management) Instructions:

  1. Use the below link to access the OYSAN Risk Management page
  2. Follow the link to the Risk Management System
  3. Click on background checking guidelines
  4. Click on submit a background check
  5. Answer the questions
  6. Enter the coupon code BS1229

  Safe Soccer - Ohio Soccer Association (

Concussion Certification Instructions:

  1. Go to:
  2. Follow the instructions
  3. This is FREE and takes about 20 minutes
  4. Print your certificate and email a copy to [email protected]

Lindsay's Law:

1.  Go to Ohio Department of Health:

2.  Read the information and watch the video

There is a Rec program coaches meeting each spring. Pease refer to the BSC Calendar and BCS emails for this year's meeting date information. It is typically held at the end of March and head coaches will receive team shirts, socks and practice equipment. There is no Rec coaches meeting in the fall (shirts and equipment will be available at the Cahoon shed).

Practice locations:

Here is a list of locations where our teams may be practicing. This list is meant to be all-encompassing and therefore includes locations outside of Bay, as well as some indoor facilities. Select your practice location based on your day and time needs and convenience for you and your teams. Remember that there are well over 100 Rec and Travel teams all trying to practice at these locations, so please share the field space as needed if there is more than one team present:

Cahoon Park, Walker Road Fields, Normandy, Westerly, Forestview, Bay Middle School, Bay High School, Nature Center, Metroparks, Bradley Park, Reese Park, Hartman Fields, Glenview, Sportsplex, JED Sports Stop, Force Sports Westlake, and Force Sports Rocky River.

Walker Rd. fields are shared use with Avon Lake. During the week, we use them on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. Please do not schedule practices at Walker Rd. on Monday, Wednesday, Friday or Saturday.

Bradley Park fields are shared use with Bay Lacrosse in the Spring season. We can only use them on SUNDAYS. Please do not schedule practices at Bradley Park on any other day.

Please refer to the Fields page for details on official BSC field locations.

Travel Coaches

Travel Coaches

Coaches may reference BSC Player Development Curriculum for suggested guidance throughout season. Our Bay Soccer Club training curriculum is overseen by the BSC Directors of Player Development and the BSC Travel Committee. 

Our Travel teams are coached and managed by volunteer parents. In addition to committed head and assistant coaches helping with practices and on the sidelines, age group coordinators help with communication and coordinating practices/other activities for their entire age group. You are encouraged to contact the boys or girls travel commissioner if you are interested in volunteering to coach or to be an age group coordinator.  

Our travel coaches (as well as our players) are carded through US Club Soccer. To obtain a card, travel coaches will need to submit to the BSC Registrar:

1) Contact info and picture:

  • name
  • home address
  • phone
  • email (same address used for the background check)
  • picture for staff card (selfie is fine)

2) Concussion certificate

Below is the link for the Concussion Course:

3) Background check confirmation number and date

Below is the link to use for the Background Checks:

On the first line, click for staff background check.

On the next page that comes up, you will need to scroll down the page to the bottom and fill in the 3 boxes.

Select the club you are applying for.

  • First, select the State  -  OHIO
  • Club, scroll down and choose  -  8708 - Bay Soccer Club (they are in alphabetical order)
  • Registration type  -  fill in if you are a Coach, Asst Coach, Manager, etc

Fill in the application with your information! That is it…should take you less than 5 minutes!

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