Coaches & Volunteer Info

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Volunteer Requirements

Every BENSC volunteer, including all board members, team managers and coaches MUST complete 3 requirements in order to volunteer for the club.  This is a statewide mandate, not just for Bennington Soccer Club.  These 3 requirements must be completed every soccer year.  The soccer calendar year starts in the Fall and continues through the Spring season.  So if you complete the 3 requirements before the fall season you will be done until the following fall season, you do not need to complete again for the spring season.  

1.  Kidsafe Background Check  

All coaches must register with KidSafe from Nebraska State Soccer (NSS) - This registration process takes about 5 minutes, and permits NSSA to run a background check.

2. Concussion Management Training 

Once you have completed the course through the CDC Train website you will receive a certificate.  This certificate will need to be uploaded to your Affinity/US Soccer Connect profile.

3. SafeSport 

From the link above, scroll down and click on the SafeSport Training or SafeSport Refresher buttons.

Click on the Sign-In button (top right corner, and then click the Register button. When setting up your profile, choose U.S. Soccer, please enter the following code: YC3E-6P5G-YYIL-CS2M. There are three 30 minute modules/videos to complete. The entire training does not need to be completed in the same sitting. You are able to save and return to the training after completing each 30 minute module. 

Starting Fall 2019, coaches who had already taken the initial 90 minute (3 module) training, will only be required to take a 20 minute refresher training each year.

SafeSport Frequently Asked Questions

**The Nebraska State Soccer website provides more info and help documents on how to complete these requirements.  Please click on the link below to be taken to their website.  Click on the "Coaches" tab.  You can then click on "Background Check", "SafeSport Training" and "Heads Up Concussion Certificate".

More info provided by NSSA:
Questions on how to complete your requirements? 
Email Director of Coaching Ed Anibal or
Administrator Leah Kinworthy
Coaches Refund

Every BENSC Head Coach and Assistant Coach will receive a 50% refund* on registration fees for each child that plays for BENSC.

To receive the refund all coaches must complete:

-3 Volunteer/Coaching Requirements before deadline given/start of season

     -SafeSport, Kidsafe, Concussion

-coach for the entire Fall or Spring season

-complete the Coaches Google Form, by deadline given

     -emailed to you towards middle/end of


*Note: this is a refund, not a 50% discount.  All families need to pay the entire registration fee for their children.  Giving a refund, instead of a discount, ensures volunteers coach for the entire season and complete all 3 volunteer requirements. 


BENSC will mail you a refund check after the season has concluded.