In any given year, we will have between 75 and 150 qualified and screened coaches associated with our teams. The term coach is used to describe any member of the coaching staff including head coach, assistant coaches, and trainers. Continuing education is a requirement for all head coaches. While all of our staff are volunteers, we do require coaches maintain an appropriate level of credentials including having head coaches seek a USSF "E" license or equivalent and pass a rigorous Washington State Patrol sponsored Risk Management process. The Risk Management program mandates that all staff be properly screened with background checks performed every two years as long as the volunteer is active in youth soccer. Coaches for all teams will be announced prior to tryouts for each age group.
Coach applications are accepted prior to season start and applicants are scheduled for interviews with members of the NSC Program. Coaches are selected and assigned for one season at a time and are evaluated by players, parents and program administrators for fitness to continue with the program.
Coaching within the NSC Program is viewed as a privilege.