The fall 2024 equipment pickup is scheduled for Tuesday, August 27 at the north equipment building (near Field 12) at the Soccer Park.  K-2 coaches should arrive between 6:00pm - 7:00pm. Coaches in grades 3 and up should arrive between 7:00pm and 8:00pm.

1.  Background check

Criminal background screening is conducted by an outside third party which specializes in such work, and overseen (in specific instances) by a screening committee, a subset of 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. 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 forward 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:

2.  USSF Grassroots FREE intro course  Forward a screenshot of successful completion to the club
3.  Electronically sign the coaches code of ethics
4.  Complete the CDC concussion awareness training  Forward your certificate of completion to the club


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.  Click on the ICPR logo on the right 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. Put a note in the reservation request that you are a Kickers coach and then don't pay the fee.  Charges will be removed when your request is received. 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.   Contact Jeff Sears at or 319-356-5100 for questions on field reservations at the Kickers Soccer Park. If you run into a 5 day wait period after reserving, you can contact Jeff to have this over ridden.