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Coaching Resources


South Fayette Soccer Association is governed by USYSA and PaWest Soccer.   Our governing bodies and Pennsylvania law mandate that all coaches must undergo a Criminal records check and Child Abuse History Clearance.  USYSA and PaWest also require that all coaches complete Safesport Certification, an online 2 hour course on predator and bullying prevention.  The link to PaWest Risk Management page that connects you to the required background checks is below.  For Safesport Certification, please contact your age group coordinator to obtain the link and access code that will permit you to take the training free of charge.  You can also email us at [email protected].  

Coaching Education

U.S. Soccer has mandated coaching education for all coaches under its umbrella. As a member of PA West Soccer, South Fayette Soccer Association falls under U.S. Soccer. SFSA will make sure that every coach gets the information that they need to complete the required education. Below are a few links to various websites that you may need in order to complete the coaching courses.


U.S. Soccer Digital Coaching Center - Required Online courses can be completed here
PA West Soccer Association Scheduled Courses - Schedule of required in-person courses in western PA


Grassroots Pathway - Information on U.S. Soccer's Grassroots Pathway

Risk Management - Background Checks


Effective July 1, 2015, all volunteers (coaches) will have to have background checks completed by the provider designated by Pennsylvania per the requirements of the law.  For more information on these background checks, go to the PAWest Risk Management page.

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