The Fall Equipment Pickup has been scheduled for Tuesday, August 30 at the Iowa City Kickers Soccer Park, 4400 Soccer Park Rd. If you are coaching a Kindergarten through 2nd grade team, please come between 6pm and 7pm. If you are coaching a 3rd grade through high school team, please come between 7pm and 8pm. Rosters, schedules, player awards, balls/cones, goalie jerseys, and uniforms for grades 3 and up will be available. Equipment handout will be held rain or shine. If you cannot attend on this date, please make arrangements to send a representative from your team.
HEAD COACH BACKGROUND CHECKS
Criminal background screening on Head Coaches is conducted by an outside third party which specializes in such work, and overseen (in specific instances) by a screening committee, a subset of a the Kickers board. This is executed in an effort to protect the children who participate in organized soccer activities.
The criminal background screening is MANDATORY.
If you are returning coach who has already completed a background check during a previous season, you will be notified when it is time for you to be rescreened.
All Head Coaches must sign a Release Form for Criminal History which gives Kickers the right to check criminal history records. This is executed directly through a secure site administrated by Protect Youth Sports - a partner of the National Alliance for Youth Sports.
Click on the Protect Youth Sports logo below to send your release form.
No other personal information (e.g. work history, financial, credit, etc.) is checked or researched. The company executing background checks has agreed to such terms contractually, and confirms such direction annually. The company does not forwards any individual's information to the club when no issues are discovered.
In the event information surfaces via the background check, a screening committee will review such background check information to determine coaching eligibility. Only members of the screening committee will review data obtained. All information is strictly confidential and will not be made public under any circumstances. All criminal history record information will be destroyed at the end of the current Kickers season.
The following offenses will result in automatic disqualification:
USSF "F" LICENSE
firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be given an access code to use to complete the license at no personal cost to you. Then click on the US Soccer Graphic and begin. Forward a copy of your certification upon completion.
COACHES CODE OF ETHICS
Each coach will be required to sign the Kickers Code of Ethics. Any deviation from this code may result in a review of future coaching privileges.
ARTICLE I - RESPONSIBILITIES TO PLAYERS
1. Coaches shall not place the value of winning over the safety
and welfare of players.
ARTICLE II - RESPONSIBILITY TO OPPONENTS
1. Coaches shall afford to opponents the respect expected by the
Law of Game and the spirit of Kickers competition.
ARTICLE III - RESPONSIBILITIES TO THE GAME
1. Coaches shall be aware of the Kickers Laws of the Game and
shall adhere to its letter and spirit.
ARTICLE IV - RESPONSIBILITY TO REFEREES
1. Coaches shall extend respect and courtesy to referees.
ARTICLE V - RESPONSIBILITY TO THE KICKERS ORGANIZATION
1. Coaches shall comply with all rules, policies, and procedures
established by Iowa City Kickers.
I have read this Code of Coaching Ethics. I understand its requirements and agree to abide by the letter and spirit of this Code of Coaching Ethics. Any deviation from this code may result in review of future coaching privileges.
CONCUSSION AWARENESS TRAINING FROM THE CDC
HEADS UP Concussion in Youth Sports is a free, online course available to coaches helping to keep athletes safe from concussion. It features interviews with leading experts, dynamic graphics and interactive exercises, and compelling storytelling to help you recognize a concussion and know how to respond if you think your athlete might have a concussion.
If you wish to use a field at the Iowa City Kickers Soccer Park on Mon-Thursday, reservations must be made with the City of Iowa City. Reservations cannot be made for Friday/Saturday/Sundays. Click on the ICPR logo to set up an account with the City and reserve a field.There is no charge to Kickers coaches reserving a field at the soccer park for practice. Practices can be held at any other city park or green space without making a reservation.S chools can be another location for practices. Policies vary from school to school. Check with your school secretary to see if a reservation is needed. The City will begin taking field reservations for Fall 2016 at 8:00am on August 31. Please contact Jeff Sears at email@example.com or 319-356-5100 for questions on field reservations at the Kickers Soccer Park.
Update from the City of Iowa City regarding practice reservations for the fall: There are cross country meets scheduled at the park on Tuesday September 13, Monday September 26, Thursday September 29 and possibly October 13 and 20 for conference and district meets. In October the sun goes down early so the park is set up to close as follows:
October 1st-9th 6:45pm
October 10th-16th 6:30pm
October 17th-30th 6:15pm
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