DSL is always looking for coaches each fall and spring, even if you don’t have children in the league. If you are interested in coaching, please click the “Registration” button at the right to register online. All DSL coaches are required to complete an online Coach Volunteer Registration and have a current concussion training certificate and risk management qualified certificate on file. (See below.)
Optimally, DSL assigns two coaches per team if volunteer numbers allow. Online coach registration includes a field for the name of someone with whom you would like to coach. If you prefer to coach alone, please indicate your preference in this field.
Because soccer begins in the fall and continues in the spring, coaches who register to coach fall season are also presumed to have agreed to coach the same team for spring, unless the office is notified otherwise. All players returning from fall season are automatically assigned to the same team for spring. Open roster spots are filled with new spring players.
The State of Ohio’s Return to Play law imposes training, safety, and awareness requirements on all youth sports organizations and its coaches and referees. All coaches are required to complete an online training course every three years and provide evidence that they have successfully completed the course.
Click here to complete the FREE, 30-minute online training entitled “Concussion in Sports” from the National Federation of State High School Associations. When you have completed and passed the course, please print your Concussion In Sports certificate and scan and email a copy to DSL.
All DSL coaches of record are required to complete a FREE online Risk Management Qualified Certificate every two years. The RM disclosure is completed through our governing organization, Ohio South Youth Soccer Association (OSYSA). This is a safety precaution for your child and all DSL participants, and is required by both the City of Dublin and US Youth Soccer.
If you completed an online RM disclosure before, please log-in to your account. If you are new to the site, please create an account. When you have completed the RM disclosure and are cleared, you will receive an email from Ohio South. Please forward the email to DSL and we will download your RM Clearance Certificate for our files. We recommend you keep a copy for your records, as well. If you have any problem with the online clearance form, please contact Affinity Sports at 1-800-808-7195 or 855-848-7227 for assistance.
Beginning fall 2019, all adults with any contact with youth participants must become SafeSport certified. SafeSport, a US Government program of courses about sexual misconduct and mandatory reporting requirements requires coaches, team admins, board members and referees to take this course.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest and Lindsay’s Law
SCA is the leading cause of death in youth athletes. The following links are available for information regarding this condition: Required Video