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South Middleton Soccer Association

South Middleton Soccer Association

Welcome Coaches

Thank you for volunteering with your time with SMSA to help coach and support our youth in learning to love the game of soccer! As a youth soccer coach, you have the privilege of positively influencing children as they learn about sports, teamwork, healthy lifestyles, and life lessons. There are a few things that SMSA will need in order to get you ready to coach this season! 

Clearances / Background Checks (Required)

Clearances - SMSA MUST have a complete set of clearances on file to work with youth. Click here for information on the required clearances.

Concussion Training (Required)

Concussion training - Safety is a top priority and it’s important that all of our coaches have the tools to recognize any potential safety concerns, especially when it comes to dealing with concussions in youth sports.

SMSA uses the CDC’s Head’s Up for Coaches training on Concussion in Youth Sports that may be accessed at the following link -

If you have already completed a CDC concussion training for another sport or activity, and have a certificate of completion that is current within one year, you may submit that in lieu of taking (or re-taking) the training.

US Soccer Training (Required)

US Soccer Coaching Courses - SMSA is focused on providing opportunities to continue to educate our coaches, and as a club, we want to promote and encourage you to expand your knowledge base, sharpen your skills, and support you as you prepare to coach our youth soccer players at various levels. Youth sports is about learning, developing and having fun! 

ALL coaches are asked to complete the appropriate courses based on the level of coaching for the upcoming season (see table below).

You can find the US Soccer courses online at the following link -

You will need to create an account. In the left hand menu, click on Grassroots Courses. You will find the 4v4 and 7v7 course by clicking on either the in-person course or online course option.

Please note, there is a fee associated with the 4v4 and 7v7 courses. SMSA will reimburse costs associated with these trainings upon receipt of the completion certificate. To receive reimbursement for the cost of the course, please email a copy of your completion certificate to the appropriate club contact, as indicated in the table above.

As a club, for our present and future, we want to focus on the concept that smarter coaching is paramount to growing our club to be competitive in all levels. Because it will be free to you, except for your time, this is an excellent way to get some coaching skills and experience which will be greatly beneficial to your players, your team, and the program as a whole.  


Thank you again for your commitment to SMSA and for volunteering! All coaching requirements should be completed and submitted as soon as possible to your age group coordinator. 

U6/U7 & U8 Coordinator:
[email protected]

U9 & Above:

[email protected]

Don't Forget

Please remember, all clearances and background checks MUST be on file before practices begin! 


Coaching Resources for U6 and U8 recreation programs provided by Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer. 

      Training Resources 
     U6 Curriculum 
      U8 Curriculum 


South Middleton Soccer Association
P.O. Box 482 
Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania 17007

Email: [email protected]

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