NPSC Coaching Policies

North Portland Soccer Club Coaching Policies


  1. Coaches will arrive at practice sessions and games at least 10 minutes prior to the time the team is expected to arrive.
  2. Two adults (at least one of which has completed a background check) are present at all times during all games, practices and other events. (Coaches should encourage team parents who think they may be actively involved at practices or games to have a background check done at the beginning of the season).
  3. Fields will be inspected for hazards before practices and games.
  4. Playing in unsafe conditions including lightning storms will be avoided.
  5. Players will use proper equipment and gear.
  6. Players will stay well hydrated.
  7. Coach will not leave until all players are picked up or accounted for.
  8. A copy of the Medical Authorization form for each player will be on hand at ALL games AND practices.
  9. Players without the appropriate player registration card, if applicable, will not be allowed to participate in games.


  1. Maintain a positive and professional attitude at all times when representing SESC
  2. Set a high standard for sportsmanship, respectfulness and fair play with all players, referees, parents and coaches.
  3. Understand and behave at all times under the standards set forth by mission, philosophies and rules of SESC
  4. Understand and behave at all times under the standards set forth by respective league and organization in which team is participating.
  5. Keep updated on PYSA, FIFA, and other applicable rules and regulations.
  6. Monitor and manage parent sideline behavior.
  7. Communicate with SESC Head Coach (Director of coaching) with concerns, questions or clarifications.
  8. Work closely with a parent manager to facilitate off-field activities of the team.
  9. Hold a parents meeting at the start of the season. This can be done before or after a practice or game.


  1. Coaches will complete and pass a Club designated Background Check.
  2. Encourage a balance of family, school and soccer
  3. Encourage parent involvement in the support functions for the teams. Maintain open communication with parents.
  4. It is highly recommended that all coaches complete first aid training