LYSA depends on parent volunteers to coach its recreational leagues. Coaching is a demanding, but extremely rewarding way to be involved in your child’s sporting life. Previous coaching or even playing experience is not necessary. All you need is a desire to help children.
F license imageLYSA will reimburse all volunteer coaches the cost ($25) of obtaining a National F license from U.S. soccer.* The “F” license is a 2-hour course, conducted entirely online, intended for all parents and coaches of youth players. The focus of this grassroots course is to share U.S. Soccer’s best practices in creating a fun, activity-centered and age-appropriate environment for 5-8 year old players. The course can be stopped and restarted for your convenience.
All LYSA recreational coaches also are invited to attend a coaching seminar led each season by Director of Coaching Cary Tsamas.
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In addition, LYSA offers coaching guides, advice and player clinics from experienced coaches that will help you on your journey as a LYSA volunteer.
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When you register your child for LYSA, you can register yourself as a head coach or assistant coach volunteer. That will get the process started.
To learn more, contact Jared Peck, Director of the Recreational Leagues at lysarecdirector@lysa.org.

  • Copy of F license certificate and receipt of payment should be emailed to office@lysa.org with name and address for reimbursement. Coaches being reimbursed must agree to coach one recreational season and complete a required background checks. You will receive more information about the background check after you register.