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West Seattle Soccer Club (WSSC)

Coaches Corner

Thank You, Coach!!

Our outstanding youth soccer programs would not be possible without the gift of your time and talents. Thank you for helping to assure the best possible youth sports experience for the children and families in our community.

Coaching Resources

Please review the Coaches Packet (see materials posted under coaches meeting or related topics) produced at the start of each season for up to date answers to most questions. Visit the Coach Resource page of our website for other helpful resources.

WSSC Fields

Visit Fields page for Directions, Fields available for Practices (Fall Season only), Stewardship, and other Field Management issues.

SafeSport Certification

On February 14th, 2018, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017 was enacted by Congress and became federal law. The new legislation is a response to sexual abuse revealed in and around USA Gymnastics - but the impact of the legislation reaches far beyond Olympic-level sport. The Act creates a new 'standard of care' for all organizations providing youth sports programming: youth sports ministries, school leagues and athletics, camps, country club leagues, and more. In short, the new Act requires Prevention Training and Prevention Policies. Abuse Prevention Systems provides analysis of the Act allowing youth sports organizations to better understand WHO is impacted, WHAT is required and HOW to comply.

Concussion Education for Coaches

To help ensure the health and safety of young athletes, CDC developed the HEADS UP Concussion in Youth Sports initiative to offer information about concussions to coaches, parents, and athletes involved in youth sports. The HEADS UP initiative provides important information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to a concussion. Every WSSC Coach must receive mandatory concussion education/training each season to help protect our young athletes. "When in doubt, sit them out"

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Education for Coaches

Coach Training and Certificate of Completion is REQUIRED Every Three Years. WA Youth Soccer coach and assistant coaches must complete an online sudden cardiac arrest prevention program and submit a certificate showing completion of the program to the club/association. WIAA is still working on the training program for coaches; in the meantime, WIAA recommends the use of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NHFS) online training. The training takes approximately 15 minutes and is available for free at

Coaching Education

The WSSC reimburses registered coaches for the cost of most approved coaching education courses. Visit the Coaches Education page on the Washington Youth Soccer website.

Match Day Expectations

Model Good Sportsmanship ALWAYS. Shake hands with opponents and the referee after every match. Win, Lose, or Draw.

South Sound United League (SSUL)

Most WSSC teams U13 and older are playing in the SSUL. Visit our SSUL page for more information and guidance (printing game rosters, reporting scores, etc).

Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA)

Positive Coaching Alliance is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to transform youth sports so all athletes have a positive, character-building experience. Please visit PCA and consider becoming a Double-Goal Coach.

Uniform and Equipment Guidelines

Uniforms worn by participants in the West Seattle Soccer Club (WSSC) during league or sanctioned play must conform to the playing rules adopted by the WSSC and its governing bodies. Any lettering or emblems on uniforms must pertain to the club or team name, nickname, crest, mascot, player's name or nickname, or the sport of soccer. Other emblems or patches promoting drug prevention, sportsmanship, team or individual achievements, or those of a patriotic nature may be permitted with advance approval of the WSSC Board.

Click HERE to review complete guidelines.

Tournament Guidelines

Interested in entering your team in a tournament? Visit our Tournament Guidelines page for additional information.

The WSSC provides a tournament reimbursement fund for the majority of our teams. Ream more on our WSSC Policies page.

Policies, Processes, Procedures

Please visit our WSSC Policies page to learn more about Club Policies and Procedures including Reimbursement for approved Coach and Referee Training, Players Team Assignment and Refunds.

Date and Location of Next Board Meeting

The WSSC Board normally meets on the second Monday of each month at 7:00pm. For meeting location, please contact us at [email protected].

View the names and contact information for the Board of Directors and several key volunteer positions.

Coaches Meeting - Fall 2021

Mandatory Coaches’ Meeting

Please make arrangements to attend the mandatory coaches’ meeting.

If it is not possible for you to attend, you MUST arrange for a representative of your team to be present.  

Important information for the success of the Season is communicated at the meeting.

Meeting Documents
Coaches' Meeting - 2021 Fall
SportsConnect - Tutorial - English
SportsConnect - Tutorial - Español
For Safe Sport instructions, reach out to your age group coordinator
Emergency Action Plan (EAP) Template
Highline Soccer Association - Build Out Line
Heads Up - Concussion Action Plan
Heads Up - Concussion Facts
FIFA 11+ Injury Prevention - Workbook
FIFA 11+ - Summary - Poster
Volunteer Match Letter

Medical Waiver is located at:  About Us - FAQ's - Forms and Documents Library

Opponent Coach Contact Info:  HSA Website - Match Day - Schedules

2019-20 Fall Registration

2020 Fall League (Coaches/Volunteers) Registration

If you have questions or problems, please read our Troubleshooting Guide.

Coach RMA (Background Check -- annual renewal)

Coaches/Volunteer Risk Management Assessment (RMA)

All team volunteers (Coach, Assistant, Team Manager, Trainer) that work directly with the players are required to submit to a Risk Management Assessment (RMA) which helps ensure our children are kept safe. When you enter the Coaches Registration module, you will be directed to follow a link to the RMA on the Washington Youth Soccer site (Affinity System, click on Registration).

IMPORTANT: You must use your LEGAL FIRST and LAST name and BIRTH DATE for both the RMA application and the WSSC registration (THEY MUST MATCH!) in order for you to be cleared and assigned to a team.