The Fall 2020 Equipment Pickup will not be held this fall. Rosters and schedules will be emailed. Equipment will be brought to your field for you to collect on September 19. More information on details of the equipment pickup will be sent at a later date.
RESERVING PRACTICE FIELDS
*There will be no midweek practices for fall 2020.If you wish to use a field at the Iowa City Kickers Soccer Park on Mon-Fri, reservations must be made with the City of Iowa City. Practice reservations cannot be made for 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. Schools can be another location for practices. Policies vary from school to school. Check with your school secretary to see if a reservation is needed. Please contact Jeff Sears at firstname.lastname@example.org or 319-356-5100 for questions on field reservations at the Kickers Soccer Park.
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:
- Any sex offenses regardless of the time past since offense occurred
- Any felony offenses within the past 15 years
- Any misdemeanor violence offenses within the past 7 years
- Any misdemeanor drug or alcohol offense within the past year or multiple offenses within the past 5 years
- Any other misdemeanor within the past 5 years which would be considered a potential danger to children or is directly related to the volunteer functions of the applicant