DYA coaches are required to complete the coaching certification process.
The following four federal, state and city-mandated requirements must be completed by all youth sports coaches (including assistant coaches). These requirements may have completed in the past, however the certifications expire, and the courses must be taken again.
Coaching Certification Requirements:
#1 - Background Check (every 1 year)
#2 - Abuse Awareness for Adults course [Safe Sport Act] (every 2 years)
#3 - Concussion course (every 3 years)
#4 - Sudden Cardiac Arrest information [Lindsay's Law] (every 1 year)
DYA coaches cannot be on the national sex offender registry or convicted of a felony or misdemeanor involving theft, fraud, or violence in the last seven years.
All coaching certification requirements are completed in one portal. The new portal is now open. This service is provided by Players Health.
After clicking the landing page link above, coaches will be prompted to provide their name, email and sport they're coaching.
After entering information on the landing page, within one business day, coaches will receive an invitation email from [email protected]playershealthprotect.com. Click the “Login” button in the email and PH Protect will prompt coaches to build their profile and complete the certification process. Please be sure that the first and last name on the account are the coach's legal first and last name.
The coaching certification process takes an estimated 1 to 1½ hours and must be completed no later than 1 week prior to the date of the preseason coaches' meeting.