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Westborough Youth Soccer Association

Westborough Youth Soccer Association

Volunteer/Coaches Requirements

Volunteer/Coaches Requirements

Thank you for volunteering with WYSA! We appreciate your time and commitment to the sport and our players.

US Soccer requires all volunteers to complete a series of registrations and trainings before stepping on the field for practice or games. These requirements have been established by federal, state, and local organizations and are intended to protect players and volunteers alike. 

The requirements include:

  • A dual registration process with both Westborough Youth Soccer Association (WYSA) and Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association (MYSA). Your registration through MYSA initiates a background check.
  • CORI Verification
  • SafeSport Abuse Prevention Training
  • Concussion Training
The whole process takes 2-3 hours to complete. Once successfully completed, volunteers are certified to coach and will receive a credential/lanyard that is valid for the entire soccer season (a soccer season runs Fall - Spring). 

This page is assuming you have already registered to volunteer. This typically happens during child registration. If you have not registered to volunteer yet, please register to volunteer.

Important: Make sure you register with the same email address and full, legal name on all websites. These sites communicate information to each other (such as trainings completed), and require the same information in all places.

Please bookmark your Compliance Dashboard to keep track of your compliance status as you complete requirements.

Before you start, login to this WYSA website (using "Login" in the top right corner).

For New Volunteers / Coaches Only

There are a one-time requirements for coaching/volunteering with WYSA and MYSA.

Before you start, you'll need:

  • A Headshot Photo - you will be asked to upload a photo that is of passport quality (no sunglasses, hats, busy background, or other people/family members in the photo). Need help?
  • A Government Issued ID
> Register with MYSA

Please complete the registration through the link above. Only use this link if you have never registered with MYSA before (ie never coached before). During registration, select Westboro Youth Soccer Association (WYSA) as your volunteer organization. 

> Print your CORI forms

 To complete the verification process you must have a hard copy of your CORI Acknowledgement Form and a government issued ID in hand. Here are instructions for how to print your CORI Acknowledgement Form:

  • In Mass Youth Soccer, click on 'MyAccount' on the top right.
  • Select the "Applications" tab.
  • Next to ADULT/CORI Registration, click on 'Receipt & Forms'. The document that pops up is your CORI Acknowledgement Form.

> Email the Risk Manager at [email protected] to coordinate a time and place to verify your CORI. This step validates that the information provided during the background check and CORI match the government issued ID and the person registering to volunteer. This typically only needs to be done once during a coach's career. 

For Returning Volunteers / Coaches Only

>Login to MYSA

You will need to login to the MYSA portal. If you believe you have an account, do NOT create a new one. Use the "Forget Password" link to retrieve your password, contact the Risk Manager, or call the US Soccer Connect helpline at 800-808-7195 or 855-703-2558.

For All Volunteers

The following requirements are for all new or returning volunteers / coaches.

> SafeSport Abuse Prevention Training

SafeSport Abuse Prevention Training is an annual training requirement. Either login (if you have an existing account) or register, then proceed to complete the assigned courses. 

> US Soccer Connect Safe and Healthy Playing Environment Training

 Concussion training is required every two years. If needed, please take the training.

> Check your Compliance Dashboard. If it looks like this, you're all set! (Note that CORI Verified can only be done by the Risk Manager).

Credentials (lanyards): After all coaching requirements are completed, the Risk Manager will print a credential, valid for one soccer year, and coordinate pick-up through email. Again, all coaches must complete the registration and training requirements in order to be issued a valid credential. Credentials are required to coach and must be presented to the referees on game days. They also should be available during practices

If you have questions regarding your volunteer and adult registration, required trainings, your CORI and credentials, please email the Risk Manager at [email protected].  

Coach’s Pledge: This pledge is required for Travel Coaches and is optional for In-Town Coaches. Please review the WYSA's pledge  and submit a signed form to [email protected]. This is an annual pledge (one time per season) that should be signed by one coach per team. 

Please review the Adult Participation Agreement / Release of Liability for important information. 

Helpful links: 

Game day information

Please remember to bring your coach's lanyard (or show an online photo of the actual card) and two copies of your roster. Questions should be directed to your age director, the Coaching Director [email protected] or the Registrar [email protected].

Thank you for volunteering with WYSA! We hope you have a great season


Westborough Youth Soccer Association (WYSA)
PO Box 79 
Westborough, Massachusetts 01581

Email: [email protected]

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