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Madison Area Youth Soccer Association

Coaching / Volunteer Requirements

Risk Management

All coaches must comply with Risk Management:

In order to comply with WYSA Risk Management, every coach must complete a background check and complete two e-Training modules (SafeSport and Concussion Information).

  • The Background check is renewed every two years. 
  • Safesport training is renewed every year. 
  • Concussion training is renewed every two years. 

More details on how to complete these requirements are on the Risk Management page.

WYSA - Risk Managment Policy

You can find more information about the WYSA Risk Management Policy here.

What Licenses are needed to coach in Wisconsin Youth Soccer

Recreational Coaches in Wisconsin are required to have completed one grassroots course OR have one Y1 or Y2 certificate. All in-person coach clinics occur during the "off season."

Y1 Certificate

This is an introduction to coaching soccer typically taken by coaches of Kinde through 8U teams. It is free. 

Y2 Certificate

This course builds on the Y1 course and is typically taken by coaches of 9U and 10U teams. It is free. 

"Intro to Grassroots Coaching"

This is a free on-line course that is a prerequisite to the grassroots courses. 

Coaches working with Academy or "Competitive" teams are required to have completed TWO Grassroots Courses (one of them should be 9v9 or 11v11) OR hold an E license (E license refers to the previous system of coach licenses)

Grassroots Courses

There are four Grassroots courses labelled: 

  • 4v4
  •  7v7
  • 9v9
  • 11v11 
Grass Roots Education: Play, Practice, Play- read about the new grassroots changes to coaching education and why US Youth Soccer is embracing this approach.

Click HERE for an overview of WYSA coach clinic and licensing information

How to register for a WYSA Coaching Clinic

Registration for a Y1 or Y2 Certificate is through the Wisconsin Youth Soccer Demosphere system.  You will need to login using the same email login that you use when you register to volunteer as a coach. When you login, you choose "register as a participant" and the Demosphere system will show you what clinics are available to you at the time.  

Click HERE to register for a Y1 or Y2 Certificate 

Registration for the Grassroots courses is through US Soccer’s Learning Center. You will need to create a login to access their courses.

Click HERE to register for a Grassroots Course.


Sportsmanship is an important piece of sports. As a coach or manager, please embrace your role as a leader both with your words and actions in order to help our players to learn good sportsmanship. 

Regent and MAYSA both have codes of conduct and rules related to sportsmanship that you should be aware of.
Visit our 
Sportsmanship page for information related to this subject. 

Questions? Contact us!

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