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:
- Use the below link to access the OYSAN Risk Management page
- Follow the link to the Risk Management System
- Click on background checking guidelines
- Click on submit a background check
- Answer the questions
- Enter the coupon code BS1229
Safe Soccer - Ohio Soccer Association (ohio-soccer.org)
Concussion Certification Instructions:
- Go to: https://nfhslearn.com/courses/concussion-in-sports-2
- Follow the instructions
- This is FREE and takes about 20 minutes
- Print your certificate and email a copy to [email protected]
1. Go to Ohio Department of Health: https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/know-our-programs/Lindsays-Law/Lindsays-Law
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).
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.