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Recreational Coaching

JKYSC Recreational coaches are largely parents or other volunteers. We are always in need of coaches who have experience with the game, and optionally some experience coaching.

A large percentage of our recreational coaches are simply parents like you who volunteer. We are attempting to work on better training and onboarding for new coaches, but please don’t hesitate to ask questions on Facebook   or at

Getting Started with Recreational Coaching

Here are the steps to register for coaching in the soccer league.

The League will Pay for the background check, please wait to get a code to complete your Background Check

1. Register in Affinity

You need to register in Affinity as a coach, you should be able to use the same login you currently use to register your child. Be sure to click the “Coach/Admin Registration” box. When registration opens in future seasons, you’ll need to re-register as a coach to confirm your availability to coach each season.

2. Please Email our registrar with your name and email address and the register will then send you the code that you will need to pay for the background check.

3. Sport NGIN Registration

Visit… and make an account and follow the steps on that page. The instructions listed are below.

State should be Ohio North

Club Name should be Jefferson Kiwanis Youth Soccer Club

4. Watch the Lindsay law video, is you did in the last year you are fine. <– Linday Law Video

5. Complete Concussion Training

You will need your concussion certificate.  I have links for them below, they are good for 2 years. The certificate is uploaded to Sport NGIN <– Concussion <– Alternate concussion

6. Complete Background Screening

Please read through each page carefully to ensure that all information is provided accurately. On the Sport NGIN website, use the code you got from the registrar to pay for it. If your background check is delayed past 3-5 days, you can e-mail to see if they need further information to complete it.

7. SafeSport Online Training:

In the receipt e-mail from Ohio North for the Background check, you will have a link to Safe Sport.  That e-mail is linked to your account, once you pass the test in all modules you did your part.

8. Verify with Registrar or Secretary your are cleared

Once you are done, the Registrar or Secretary can verify your Safe Sport shows complete and your background check is done. We may also add you as an assistant coach to the rosters. Include the teams you wish to help with so we can include the head coaches in the all clear e-mail as well.