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Existing Coaches - BCI and Concussion Course

A Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCII) criminal record check will be processed for each adult participating in the North Smithfield Youth Soccer Association (NSYSA) program. In order to offer an uncompromised and safe environment for all NSYSA children, you must register online so that a complete background check be performed by Soccer-RI. Any and all information gathered from this exercise will remain confidential. And will be used strictly as a safeguard for the children participating in the NSYSA program.

Reminder - Coaches print your Concussion Course certificate of completion for safe keeping!

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury—or TBI—caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. This sudden movement can cause the brain to bounce around or twist in the skull, stretching and damaging the brain cells and creating chemical changes in the brain. Concussions Are Serious Medical providers may describe a concussion as a “mild” brain injury because concussions are usually not life-threatening. Even so, the effects of a concussion can be serious.

Coach License Reimbursement

Policy Statement: The NSYSA encourages all its coaching personnel to participate in Association and /or State sanctioned coaching programs. The programs should be designed to increase an individual's knowledge of soccer as well as provide a basis for developing improved coach-player interaction. Coaches will pursue the necessary certifications required by the State to participate in the Competitive programs. The Board of Directors will determine reimbursement percentages and amounts with consideration given to the recommendations from the Coaches and Commissioners Committee.