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Coaches Info
(General Note: if you're having trouble with a document link, right-click and save as a file in your drive.)
This page makes available all documents that HSC coaches may need to refer to.
Many files are made available as .PDF files.  Adobe offers a free .PDF file viewer that can be downloaded


(Important) Pre-Season Coach Registration Process

There are a number of steps you need to take to be allowed to meet with kids or serve in an official capacity for HSC.  Some are required by Massachusetts, others are required by state soccer and the league (MYSA/NVYSL), and others are required by our local club.  This applies to coaches, assistant coaches, team managers, and various club staff.  Some of these steps only apply for those that are part of the travel program with NVYSL, and those are marked as such below. Final clearance is by the HSC registrar (Jin Qian, email address qianjinttv at gmail.com).  Please make sure you follow the instructions below before the first practice session of the season to avoid being left off team roster or not being able to meet with the kids.


For the 2019-2020 year, MYSA's Adult Registration system has changed. Use the website below to register:


After registration, login to your Adult Registration account to check CORI status often to make sure it is approved. Print the CORI Acknowledge Form. It takes up to a few days to be approved, so do the Adult Registration early.

CORI Verification - If you are a new coach, see the HSC registrar in person, bring MYSA CORI Acknowledge Form and a Photo-ID. The best time to do this is at the pre-season coaches' meeting. CORI Verification only needs to be done once as long as you remain a member of the Harvard Soccer Club.

Also after registration, you must upload "Concussion Training certificate" (best way is to click the link to do the training this year), "Abuse Prevention Certificate" (must click the link to do the training this year), and make sure you've uploaded your photo (must be a clear head shot of a single person, no hat, no sunglasses). You don't need to upload "Safety/Additional Certification". See a screen shot example below:
After all these are done and your CORI and NBG are approved (takes a few days), your 2019-2020 credential will be issued. Without the credential, you can not officially work for HSC and take the field. The credential is required when you arrive at the field.
Although MYSA allows 2018-2019's credentials to be used in September 2019, everyone should start the 2019-2020 registration early to allow time for processing.


Reporting U10+/Travel game results

Please report results promptly on the day of the game on the online document form provided for this. Select "Report Results" from the home page navigation menu, submit season's access password, and follow link.  You may bookmark the accessed season document URL to speed up game info entry, but do not share the link or password with any other than currently-active travel coaches.


General Information (for both coaches and parents)

Introduction to HSC In-Town Programs - a description of the In Town U6-U8 programs offered by HSC
Introduction to NVYSL Travel Teams - a description of the Travel Team programs offered by HSC in conjunction with NVYSL (Nashoba Valley Youth Soccer League)

NVYSL Coaches Responsibilities - NVYSL document outlining the basic elements of coaching, including what to do before, during, and after games, roster and rescheduling tips, and sportsmanship principles. 
MYSA CORI Info - Details on CORI procedures for volunteers and clubs in accordance with MA State Law.
HSC Player Evaluation Form (v5.3, dated 5/26/14) - use this Excel spreadsheet for player evaluations (for players moving to U10 and above in the next season)
Player Pledge - Player sportsmanship agreement
Parent Guidelines - Guidelines for soccer parents and spectators

USYS Soccer Pocket Guide - Quick guide to soccer terminology and rules during a game for parents and players

Useful Information for Coaches 

(NEW) Travel Coaches Meeting Presentation Fall 2019 - Content presented at the Aug 26 coaches meeting
Procedures for Scheduling Practices - Please read if you are a coach, and need to schedule practices 
Procedures for Scheduling Home Makeup Games - Please read if  you need to reschedule a game
How to fill out an NVYSL Referee Match Report for U10 and up games - Please read if  you coach U10 and up teams
How do I know if a game or practice is cancelled?
HSC U7 Rules - Please read if  you coach or referee U7
HSC U8 Rules - Please read if  you coach or referee U8

Sunrise/Sunset/Twilight calendar, useful for scheduling practices in evenings, especially in the fall.  The Twilight time is the end of ambient light after sunset, after which it's guaranteed to be pitch black.



HSC U10/U12 Jamboree/Tryout FAQHSC document describing why the Jamboree is held and outlining the evaluation and team placement process.
HSC U10/U12 Jamboree/Tryout Drills - HSC document describing the 3 drills that are used to evaluate players at the Jamboree.  Coaches should practice one or more of these drills with their teams every week in the spring season before the Jamboree.  This helps the players to become familiar with the drill and increases their self confidence as well as improving their skill level.