Fall 2020 Coach Meetings:
Following the announcements from the Governor and IYSA, we have postponed the coach meetings until next week, Tuesday, August 11 and Wednesday, August 12. This guidance appears favorable to local recreational soccer leagues like PCSL. The IYSA guidelines should allow us move forward with our league. Postponing a week will give us time to re-evaluate what the season will look like and what additional safety precautions will be taken as further information comes in. Our goal will be to continue working within the guidance of IYSA and local health regulations while still allowing players the ability to play safe and meaningful soccer. Below you will find the new date and time for age division coach meeting.
- U6-U8 Tuesday, Aug. 11 6pm – 7:30pm
- U9-HS Wednesday, Aug. 12 6pm – 7:30pm
Looking ahead to the Fall season....
We hope many of you will return as Head Coach or Assistant Coach! Please remember complete the Coach/Asst. Coach Volunteer Registration 2020-2021 for the upcoming 2020-2021 soccer season. As part of the registration, you will be asked to complete & send to the office the required IYSA Emergency Medical Release and Liability Waiver and new for this fall, an IYSA Communicable Disease Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk Agreement. Volunteers must also complete a background check, Safe Sport training and CDC concussion training. Once you register as a volunteer, we will contact you about completing these requirements.
We are beginning to move into the the process of assigning coaches and forming teams for the 2020-2021 season, so please complete the Coach Volunteer Registration asap!
Lastly, please keep an eye on our website and your email for important updates & communications regarding our return to play plans as we enter Phase 4 (hopefully by July), coach meetings/training dates, fall roster distribution, fall game schedules and referee training for the upcoming Fall season.
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 IYSA Emergency Medical Release & Liability Waiver and IYSA Communicable Disease Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk Agreement (both are 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 Emergency Medical Release & Liability Waiver and IYSA Communicable Disease Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk Agreement and submit to the PCSL office.
Fall 2020/ Spring 2021 Season
All coach volunteers for the Fall 2020/Spring 2021 season, please register below.