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Be A Coach

Thank You for your interest in being a coach for the Hartford Sideliners Soccer Club (HSSC). Please take a moment to look around and see what we require of our volunteer coaches. You'll find all the information to become a coach, classes, clinics, links to plans, and more. Coaches do not get paid, they are mostly parents of players who are on the team or willing volunteers.

Step 1. - Pick Your Role:

When you go to register, Please indicate on the player registration form if you are interested in becoming a Head Coach, Assistant Coach, or Team Director. If you didn't do it then, don't worry you still can. Go into your account, click on volunteer opportunities, and then click on find volunteer roles. In there you can select your preferred role/s for each division/s your child/red are signed up for.

Step 2. - Coaching Classes & Clinics Required:
All Coaches must attend either of the KMSL Rules Clinics or similar training from, Jack De Selm, our Director Of Coaches. This applies to coaches starting at U6 and above. Clinics and schools are paid for by the club and must be pre-approved. Anyone who wishes to volunteer, but not take on the responsibility of coaching, can help out by becoming an assistant coach or team director. 

Step 3. - Plan, Practice, Play:
Now that you have taken your classes or clinics and have your team. It's time to plan what you want to cover for each practice, and when your going to have them. Once your practices are rolling you can think about games and everything else. Thank You again, and good luck with the year.

Are you looking for some coaches resources? please click below. Need to know how to reschedule a game? look below as well. 

Coaches Clinics    Coach Resources      Rescheduling a game


A first year coach, or a coach at the U-9 and younger level needs to attend one of the following courses within their first year of coaching: a United Soccer Coaches (NSCAA) State Diploma course or a Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association (WYSA) "G" (Modules Course).

A coach at the U-10 level needs to attend either the NSCAA Regional Diploma course or the WYSA “E” course, within two years of their first coaching assignment.

A U-12/U-14 coach should complete a NSCAA Regional Diploma or a WYSA “E” course, within one year of being assigned as a coach at that level.  In addition, they will also need to complete either the NSCAA Advanced Regional Diploma course or the WYSA “D” course, within three years of accepting their coaching assignment.

These are the Hartford Soccer Clubs minimum standards for coaches. Every quality soccer club and league in the country has a minimum educational standard. These courses are not difficult and are fun to attend. The Hartford Soccer Club pays the cost of these courses. In addition, you are free to attend other clinics and schools at club cost as long as they are approved ahead of time. Please feel free to contact Jack De Selm -Director Of Coaches  at  262-224-5052.

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