We're excited to announce an upcoming coaching webinar, How Do You Improve Player Development?
It will be held on March 24 from 9:15pm-10pm and presented by Adam Howarth, Director of Coaching for Illinois Youth Soccer Association.
We encourage all coaches to find out how coaching education can help you with your players and team! Register for this webinar by clicking the button below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar on March 24.
Any person wishing to volunteer in PCSL must complete a PCSL Volunteer registration each year online, including the information needed to consent to a background check. This is important for the well-being of our children, coaches and League.
Fall 2019/Spring 2020
To be considered as a coach volunteer, complete the Coach/Asst. Coach Volunteer Registration 2019-2020 for the upcoming 2019-2020 soccer season. In addition, you must complete & send the PCSL office the Illinois Youth Soccer Association Emergency Medical Release and Liability Waiver (which is also required each playing year). Additional requirements include a background screening, Safesport certification and CDC concussion training. You will received an email indicated if the additional requirements are needed.
Fall 2020/Spring 2021
Registration for the Fall 2020/Spring 2021 soccer season begins February 1. To be considered as a coach volunteer, complete the Coach/Asst. Coach Volunteer Registration 2020-2021 for the upcoming 2020-2021 soccer season. In addition, you must complete & send the PCSL office the Illinois Youth Soccer Association Emergency Medical Release and Liability Waiver (which is also required each playing year). Additional requirements include a background screening, Safesport certification and CDC concussion training. You will received an email indicated if the additional requirements are needed.
For your Calendar:
How do you find out if games are cancelled?
Please do not call the PCSL office on rainy, overcast or cold days to inquire about cancellation of league games. We do not cancel merely because it's raining. Games are played except when the following conditions exist:
- Any signs of lightning
- An issued Severe Thunderstorm Warning
- An issued Tornado Watch or Warning
- Severe Cold Temperature
- Any other severe weather condition the PCSL Board of Directors considers would endanger our players or volunteers.
Announcements of league cancellations will be announced on the PCSL's website, Twitter account, Facebook page, through email (if timing permits) and WJBC radio (1230 AM) & website, by 7:30am on game days.
Often times, a severe storm will roll in mid-way through the day. For Game time cancellation decisions, as soon as possible, the website, Twitter & Facebook will be updated, league emails will be sent (if timing permits) and WJBC notified. We rely on coaches to help spread the word to their team parents.
Coach Resource Links:
Tips for the First-Time Coach from the Positive Coaching Alliance
Fact Sheets U6-HS
- U6 updated 7-22-19
- U7 updated 7-22-19
- U8 updated 7-22-19
- U9-U10 updated 7-23-19
- U14 updated 9-10-19
- HS updated 7-22-19
For those coaches looking to further their coaching education we offer the Illinois Youth Soccer Coaches Club which offers year round coaching education events, lesson plans & more. Join here: http://www.illinoisyouthsoccer.org/coaches-home/illinois-youth-soccer-coaches-club
PCSL Coaching Requirements
To make this the best possible experience for the players, coaches, and parents, there are a few things that PCSL requires of Coaches to complete each year:
- Register as a Volunteer Coach
- Successfully complete a volunteer background check
- Successfully complete the US Olympic Committee SafeSport training Sexual Abuse Awareness Training
- Successfully complete the CDC Heads Up Concussion training
- Attend the mandatory Coach Meetings at the start of Fall season
- Complete the IYSA Medical Release and Liability Waiver and submit to the PCSL office.
Fall 2019/ Spring 2020 Season
All coach volunteers for the Fall 2019/Spring 2019 season, please register below.
Fall 2020/ Spring 2021 Season
All coach volunteers for the Fall 2020/Spring 2021 season, please register below.