Coach & Volunteer

Become a Coach

Your step-by-step guide to becoming a DYS coach

Step 1: Get your Background Checks (Required for New & returning Coaches)

Mandatory Compliance consists of three items all coaches and team managers need to be cleared to work with the children as part of our risk management efforts. NOTE: Links to many of these training resources will be accessible within the Coach Registration process in the GotSport site.

  1. Safesport Child Abuse Training (Annual refresher required) – To obtain the free access code, email safesport@epysa.org and follow directions in the reply email to complete training.
  2. Concussion Training (Annual training required)
  3. PA Background Checks (Frequency of background checks varies based on resident status and type of clearance; Generally, PA State Background checks are good for 5 years)

DYS adheres to the Coach Compliance policies mandated by EPYSA. For more information visit: https://www.epysa.org/mandatory-coach-compliance/

Step 2: register via gotsport registration link

The link will take you to the Team Coach / Manager registration page on our GotSport site. In addition to uploading your mandatory background clearances and training certificates, you will need to upload your picture.

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Questions? Please reference the Coach FAQ from EPYSA or contact us at registrar@donegalyouthsoccer.org.

Helpful Coach Resources

Volunteer for DYS

DYS is a volunteer based organization and we need your help!

Earn a refund of up to 75% of registration fees paid for each season you volunteer. Details provided below

Open Positions:

Boys Rec Coordinator (2-4 hours per week in season)

Email registrar@donegalyouthsoccer.org 
for more info.

  • Organize participants into teams each season
  • Identify coaches and asst. coaches
  • Help with uniform distribution
  • Work with coaches to help keep things running smoothly before and during the season
  • This position does not require knowledge of the game only a willingness to help and organize
  • Eligible for 75% refund of player registration fees

Girls Rec Coordinator (2-4 hours per week in season)

Email registrar@donegalyouthsoccer.org
for more info.

  • Organize participants into teams each season
  • Identify coaches and asst. coaches
  • Help with uniform distribution
  • Work with coaches to help keep things running smoothly before and during the season
  • This position does not require knowledge of the game only a willingness to help and organize
  • Eligible for 75% refund of player registration fees

U6 Coordinator (2-4 hours per week in season)

Email registrar@donegalyouthsoccer.org 
for more info.

  • Organize participants into teams each season
  • Identify coaches and asst. coaches
  • Help with uniform distribution
  • Work with coaches to help keep things running smoothly before and during the season
  • This position does not require knowledge of the game only a willingness to help and organize
  • Eligible for 75% refund of player registration fees

Events Coordinator
(1 hour per week)

Email president@donegalyouthsoccer.org for more info

  • Organize committees to help with annual events.
  • Currently Memorial day parades
    DYS Nights at High School (Fall)
  • Work with fundraiser coordinator on fundraising events
  • Help Camp Director organize DYS camp
    computer experience and access required
    • facebook
    • twitter
    • email
  • Eligible for 75% refund of player registration fees

HEAD Coach, Asst Coach 
(2-8 hours per week depending
on age group)

We are always looking for experienced coaches! Email Coaching@DonegalYouthSoccer.org for more info.

  • We provide training 2 times per year for those who wish to become coaches
  • Eligible for 50% refund of player registration fees

Equipment Coordinator (2-4 hours per week in season)

Email registrar@donegalyouthsoccer.org
for more info.

  • Organize participants into teams each season
  • Identify coaches and asst. coaches
  • Help with uniform distribution
  • Work with coaches to help keep things running smoothly before and during the season
  • This position does not require knowledge of the game only a willingness to help and organize
  • Eligible for 75% refund of player registration fees

Outreach Coordinator
(1-2 hours per week)

Email President@donegalyouthsoccer.org for more info

  • Works with website/ social media to promote DYS and DYS initiatives
  • Person should possess the ability create articles for press releases
  • Works with Events Coordinator to promote events
  • Eligible for 75% refund of player registration fees

and Me Coordinator (2-4 hours per week in season)

Email registrar@donegalyouthsoccer.org
for more info.

  • Organize participants into teams each season
  • Identify coaches and asst. coaches
  • Help with uniform distribution
  • Work with coaches to help keep things running smoothly before and during the season
  • This position does not require knowledge of the game only a willingness to help and organize
  • Eligible for 75% refund of player registration fees

REf Coordinator 
(2-8 hours per week depending
on age group)

Email Coaching@DonegalYouthSoccer.org for more info

  • We are always looking for experienced coaches
  • We provide training 2 times per year for those who wish to become coaches
  • Eligible for 75% refund of player registration fees