Coaches Code of Conduct:

  • The primary objective of the coach is to make the soccer experience safe, educational and fun for the children. At the end of their Arden Park soccer careers, we want the kids to be better players and more importantly, better people. The goal is not to win at all costs, but to develop independent and well-adjusted children.
  • In both victory and defeat, coaches will act with grace, dignity, and composure. He/she teaches the players to do the same. A coach should never enter the field of play, question a referee or belittle the players. Each coach and player is encouraged to thank the opposing team and the referee after each game.
  • Soccer is the players’ game. The philosophy of the coach should be to teach at practice and to step back and let the players play during the games. The soccer coach does not micromanage his/her players during the game.
  • The coach should teach the players fair play and good sportsmanship. If a player is being disrespectful, the coach will remove him/her from the game.
  • The coach is responsible for the conduct of his/her sideline. Each coach is encouraged to talk to the parents and explain that cheering good play by both teams is encouraged. Yelling and/or giving direction to the players or the referees is unacceptable.


How Do I Become A Coach?
If you are a parent or prospective coach interested in participating on a team, you must complete Cal North’s Risk Management requirements and register as an administrator or coach through Arden Park's Bonzi Online Registration.

 

Registering online will provide you with a user name and password, and gives you access to Cal North’s online tools, including registering for coaching courses and events, updating user account info, printing completed forms, and reviewing rosters.

If you need help completing the online registration process, please contact the registrar. Upon completing the online registration process, new coaches must be live scanned. If you are a returning coach, and have already completed the Cal North live scan process, you are not required to complete it again. Coaches can confirm if they have completed the live scan process by logging into their Cal North account. 

How to R
egister:

  • If you would like to coach for an Arden Park Soccer team, contact one of our coach coordinators, Rolf Tjeder: girlscoaching@apsoccer.org or Nima Hosseini: boyscoaching@apsoccer.org to confirm the team you’ll be coaching for.
  • Log in to Arden Parks Bonzi Online Registration and complete the registration form.
  • Register using your full legal name.
  • Be sure to select Arden Park SC-11 as the Club you will be coaching with.
  • At the end of the registration process, select the ‘Print Receipts and Forms’ button to receive your Live Scan form.
  • Take your Live Scan form to Capital Live Scan, 5706 Broadway, Sacramento, 95820, to complete your fingerprinting and background check. You will not be charged for this service.
  • If you are a new coach, you will need to have a professional photo taken by the league's photographer for your coaching badge and pass. Photo session dates will be announced as they are scheduled and you are required to wear your badge during practices and games.
  • Before the season begins, you’ll be required to attend Arden Park Soccer Club’s mandatory coach meeting and River City Soccer League’s mandatory coach meeting. These will both be scheduled near the start of the soccer season.

Do I Need a Coaching License?
In most cases, yes, it is a River City Youth Soccer League requirement. The sole exceptions are 1) first year coaches and 2) U5/U6 level coaches. If you don’t already have your Cal North F license or a USSF national coaching license, you must obtain it before the season begins.

F License Instructions:
There are two components to obtaining an F license; a 2-hour online course and an onsite field course. You can register for the field course at any time, but must complete the online portion first. Once both portions have been completed, you can be reimbursed for the training costs through Arden Park Soccer Club.

  • To complete the F license online component, log in to US Soccer’s website to register for the course.
  • The F license field course is offered through RCYSL and Cal North on a variety of dates and times. Arden Park Soccer will send out notifications of upcoming courses, but you can also log on to Cal North’s website to find upcoming courses and clinics being offered in your area.  

What if I am a Returning Coach?
If you are returning to Arden Park Soccer Club and have already completed the Live Scan, you do not have to complete it again. All returning coaches must register through Arden Park's Bonzi Online Registration every year. Be sure to upload your coaching license in your registration form.

  • Contact one of our coach coordinators, Rolf Tjeder: girlscoaching@apsoccer.org or Nima Hosseini: boyscoaching@apsoccer.org to confirm the team you will be coaching this year.
  • Log in and register as a coach through Arden Park's Bonzi Online Registration.
  • Register using your full legal name.
  • Be sure to select Arden Park SC-11 as the Club you will be coaching with.
  • If you are a returning coach and have previously had your photo taken through Lifetouch for your badge/ pass, you are not required to take it again. If you are a returning coach that never took a Lifetouch photo, you will need to have a professional photo taken by the league's photographer. Photo session dates will be announced as they are scheduled and you are required to wear your badge during practices and games.
  • Coaches are required to attend Arden Park Soccer Club's mandatory coach meeting and River City Soccer League's mandatory coach meeting. These will both be scheduled near the beginning of the soccer season.

Do I Need a Coaching Badge?
Yes, this is mandatory. Each coach and assistant coach must wear his/her badge while on the field at all times. This includes during practices and games.

Coach badges and passes will be distributed to all registered coaches at the annual coach’s meeting before the season begins. For coaches registered after the meeting, the badges will be available for pick up through the club registrar.

Arden Park Soccer Club Provides Training for Coaches
Through the Club's partnership with Challenger Sports we provide coaching education (fee) for our coaches, as well as practice curriculum to help structure more effective training sessions. Arden Park Soccer also supports education through the US Soccer Federation by reimbursing 100% of the cost of most licenses for our coaches.