Grande Ronde Valley FC is committed to supporting and educating our coaches at every level. As a club, we support the USSF soccer licensing model. Our coaches will begin their education within the USSF coaching licensing process, Introduction to Grassroots Coaching, and have the option to continue on the coaching license pathway.
In our approach to train our players, we use a combination of the following resources to develop our coaching curriculum:
OYSA Background Check (required)
If you have not been in the system previously, click on “Create a New account.” Please do not create a new account if you think you have been in the system previously – it messes them up. If you’ve had an account/coaching license from Oregon Youth Soccer Association (OYSA) before, you’re most likely, in the system. If this is the case, try to do the “find username or password” link. If that doesn’t work, please, do not sign up again, just email Desia at OYSA (email@example.com), who will check and connect you with your account.
SafeSport Certification (required)
All athletes deserve to participate in sports free from bullying, hazing, sexual misconduct or any form of emotional or physical abuse. Beginning with the 2018-19 registration year, GRVT is adding SafeSport online training as a requirement for all coaches and staff members. This course is offered to US Soccer members for FREE and takes approximately 90 minutes to complete.
Digital Coaching Center (DCC) (optional)
Create a coaching profile on the DCC. The DCC allows coaches to create a personal profile, register for courses, communicate with technical staff, take part in online courses, create session plans with an online graphics tool, access an archive of U.S. Soccer training sessions and much more.
Grassroots Coaching Introduction (optional)
FREE introductory module (20 minutes), which represents the first step in the newly revised coaching license pathway, is now the general starting point of the pathway and is the required prerequisite to undergo any of U.S. Soccer’s Grassroots Licensing Courses.
United Soccer Coaches (USC) Membership (optional – highly recommend)
$95 per year membership fee. Receive all the benefits of membership including $1 million in general liability insurance, access to a suite of insurance products at group rates, Soccer Journal print magazine, opportunities to nominate players and coaches for awards, member pricing on all products including Convention, and insider involvement in member groups.
A perfect introduction to coaching youth soccer for the first time, and as a helpful refresher for those coaches coming back to the youth game. Focusing on improving coaching instruction in order to progressively improve player development, the Foundations of Coaching provides insight into targeted training activities and age-appropriate instruction for beginning to advanced players. The course is free to members or $25 for non-members.