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). You may have completed some or all of these in the past, however the certifications expire and the courses must be taken again.
#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)
The new coaching certification portal is now open. This service is provided by Player's Health.
After clicking the landing page link above, you'll be prompted to provide your name, email, and sport you're coaching.
After entering your information on the landing page, within one business day, you will receive an invitation email from [email protected]playershealthprotect.com. Click the “Login” button in the email and PH Protect will prompt you to complete your profile and begin the certification process.
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.