MWSA is a volunteer run organization, parent volunteers are required to make the program a success.

Teams are coached by parent/sibling volunteers.  No experience is necessary. All we need is a willing volunteer who wants to learn how to encourage and teach our players the skills necessary.

  • Coaching courses are available and MWSA reimburses all of our Coaches for the cost of coaching courses required.

NOTICE: All coaching staff must register as a team official in the EMSA Soccer Portal. This includes any Community or Premier coaches as well as Managers, Assistant Coaches and Head Coaches.

Coaching Multiple Teams:

If you would like to be a team official for multiple teams, you MUST submit a team official registration for each team. Please contact your community league if you have any questions.

If you are a head coach that decides to coach multiple teams that play on the same day, the EMSA Portal will do it’s best to accommodate both teams and work it out so that the games do not overlap.  However, this is NOT guaranteed to work out perfectly!  Due to the many parameters that are in place, the sheer amount of games and multiple conflicts we have there could be a few games that will conflict with one another.  The coach will need to be prepared with a backup plan, such as having their assistant coaches or manager take care of one of the teams for those few games.  If there are no registered assistant coaches or managers on the team that are able to help out the EMSA office can do up a special permission letter for the conflicting games so that a parent or another coach from a different team can go on the bench and help out that day.

Please CLICK HERE to go to the EMSA Soccer Portal.

All Team officials will only be put onto a team once they have completed a Valid Security clearance and submitted to EMSA Mill Woods and registered as a team official on the EMSA Soccer Portal.

RESPECT IN SPORT – COACH PROGRAM

Mill Woods Soccer Association has partnered with the Respect Group to provide online education for coaches, referees and parents to help create a safe, healthy, and positive environment for children and youth involved in soccer.

The Respect in Sport Program assists coaches, referees, trainers and managers with identifying and dealing with abuse, neglect, harassment and bullying in sport.

The online course costs are covered when Coaching with MWSA and the curriculum is divided into six modules, which only take 2.5 hours, and can be completed at the user’s own pace. Once completed, certification is portable to other sports involved in Respect in Sport.

RESPECT IN SPORT – PARENT PROGRAM

The Respect in Sport Parent Program is a one-hour online module for parents/guardians, reinforcing their role in their child’s activities, encouraging positive sport behaviors, and providing insight into the various roles other individuals play, such as coaches and officials. This program empowers parents to ensure the safety of their children, encourage positive and effective communication, and to enhance a child’s overall enjoyment of soccer. The online course costs $12 and is transferable to other sports involved in Respect in Sport.