Required Steps to Register as Volunteer, Team Manager or Coach 

-- Allow 90+ minutes to complete required online forms and virtual Trainings + Additional time for in person trainings -- 

STEP 1.  ​Sign up with South End Soccer TeamSnap Database for FALL 2021

Register with TeamSnap online HERE for FALL 2021 - to be done each season (Needed for communications & roster assignments)

STEP 2. Create account with MYSA + Complete Trainings: NEW PROCESS: 2020 + COVID Requirements

All returning and new coaches/volunteers MUST register with MYSA and complete following steps each season they coach (not just annually):

  1.  Go to MYSA Registration Website and Register and complete all trainings listed on their website including:
    1. Complete CORI Background Check (will need to upload photo a photo)
    2. Complete SafeSport Abuse Prevention Training (video)
    3. Complete Center for Disease Control (CDC) Concussion Training (video)
    4. Review the Risk Management Policies listed on MYSA website

For assistance on steps, where to find trainings and materials, see MYSA User Help Guides which are listed on MYSA website:

STEP 3. Additional Steps For Coaches: NEW PROCESS: 2020 + COVID Requirements

  • Attend Coaches Meeting + COVID Protocol Training (to be announced, contact Director of Coaching with questions)
  • Read Mass Youth Soccer COVID Protocols and Best Practices and Coaches Toolkit
    • (Note this for Best Practices, some protocols may very depending on City of Boston or SE Soccer requirements)
  • Confirm with Director of Coaching any Certification trainings & Coaching Modules to complete (see below).


For Questions or assistance with required paperwork:

---- Contact Heidi Boulogne, SES CORI and Risk Manager,

For Questions regarding coaching (trainings, meetings, schedules, policies, lessons plans, etc.):

---- Contact Phi Nguyen, Director of Coaching,

Coach Training Requirements for South End Soccer (SES)  


Whether you’ve coached before or are a first time coach, there’s still plenty to learn. US Soccer training sessions give you, the coach, the tools to develop players to their fullest potential and create an environment of education, hard work and fun! See below on how to complete trainings and find more resources. 

  • Register with US Soccer:  take "Introduction to Grassroots Coaching" Module
    • This is minimum education for all SES coaches
    • This registration with US Soccer includes fee of $55 (SES will reimburse if requested)
  • Coaching courses: online or in person -  see calendar of local trainings go to Mass Youth Soccer Association website.
  • South End Soccer will reimburse SES coaches for costs for registration or trainings, contact Treasurer Rachel Garity for details on reimbursement,

Steps for adult REgistration 

South End Soccer

Coaching & Volunteer resources

Our volunteers, coaches and staff are the heart of our program. 

Whether you are a former player, parent or community member, we'd love to have you join us.  

Opportunities for volunteer coaches, assistant coaches, administrators, event help and general support. 

You can get involved with ​a time commitment that matches your schedule.

practice and game resources

coach Training

Rules of the Game

In-House Rec. League:

Travel Teams:

Practice Plans

Mass Youth Soccer has created lesson plans and other useful resources to make your practice sessions fun! Session Plans are organized by Player Age Groups and by Training Themes. Each Practice Plan is designed specifically to be age appropriate. Age groups are designated in even years (i.e. U6, U8, U10, etc.) but the sessions are also appropriate for the odd year preceding the age group listed (e.g. U6 practice plans are appropriate for U5 players). If you believe that your players need more or less challenge, feel free to try Practice Plans in an older or younger age group.

Access here Mass Youth Soccer Weekly Lesson Plans by age group: 

  • U6 (Gr. K), U8 (Gr. 1/2), U10 (Gr. 3/4), U12 (Gr. 5/6), U14 (Gr. 7/8) + older, Goalkeeping

Basic Soccer Rules Overview atSoccer Training Guide