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Valley Regional Soccer Club

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Coach's Corner

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Required Training

All coaches that are on the field (Head and Assistant), as well as all Board Members must complete:
Background Check
Concussion Training Click here
SafeSport Training Click here

When you go to your account (top right, with your picture), click account, then Volunteer (on the left) - it will let you submit for the background check, safesport and concussion training. Keep a copy of your certificate for your own records, as well as upload the certificate to that volunteer page in your account.


Due to the Center for SafeSport’s transition to a new training platform called Absorb, the 16-digit code U.S. Soccer and its members use to access SafeSport training no longer works for new users to access training. Please use the following instructions for users who need to create an account and access training. As with the prior code, please do not post the links on any public platform. The link is for U.S. Soccer affiliated participants only.

1. Use this link:
2. Complete information on “Sign Up” page.
3. If prompted, log in to the new account you just created.
4. Click on “Menu” and select “Catalog.”
5. Click the Start button for “SafeSport Trained – U.S. Soccer Federation” to complete
the course.
6. Upload your certificate of completion.

Instructions for downloading a certificate of completion are as follows:
1. Please select the “Menu” icon at the top right of your page.
2. Select “Transcript”.
3. Once the transcript page displays, locate the most current
completion for the course under the “Certificates” section.
4. Download the certificate by selecting the “Download” button at the
right of the completed course.

You can also email [email protected] they will get an automatic email with the instructions.

Hints and Tips

How a Soccer Coach Supports the Players

As a soccer coach, your players count on you during the season for guidance and support. The following are some ways to help your kids through the soccer season:

  • Be specific with your praise

  • Stop practices to point out when a player does something well rather than when they make a mistake

  • While providing feedback, use the "sandwich" method by placing a critical remark between two encouraging comments

  • Pile on the praise for kids giving their best and displaying good sportsmanship

  • Provide constant positive reinforcement - it's the key to improvement

  • Focus on fun and safety instead of wins and losses

  • Be passionate and enthusiastic and it carries over to your players

  • Have reasonable expectations and set attainable goals for the kids

  • Remember that kids making mistakes is all part of the learning process


Valley Soccer Club
PO Box 413 
Ivoryton, Connecticut 06442

Email: [email protected]

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