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Lake of the Ozarks Soccer Association

Lake of the Ozarks Soccer Association


Coaching Requirements

Coaching Requirements

Thank you for volunteering your time and energy.  You will make an impact on many children's lives.   It is important to remember how your actions as a coach effect the player's soccer experience.   
Before you begin, ALL head coaches and ALL assistant coaches must complete the MANDATORY steps BEFORE stepping a foot on the practice or game field.  LOSA will be checking that all coaches have completed these tasks and LOSA will enforce these rules.  You and your team will not be allowed to practice or play games.

If you have question, please contact Tammy Knoll at [email protected]

All Coaches are required to wear the team shirt while coaching games. If the requirements are not completed, the coaches will not be able to get their coach shirt and the game will have to be forfeited.

1. Background Check and Safe Sport (Annually, Expires 6/30 each year)
Complete the mandatory Background check ($5.13 processing fee)
In order to comply with MYSA and our insurance policy all head and assistant coaches must complete a background check.
Allow at least 12 minutes to complete.
  • Click Register Now
  • Click Create New Account
  • Create Account
  • Select your club: Lake of the Ozarks Soccer Association
  • Click Register as Coach/Admin
  • Select Play Level "Kid Safe"
  • Upload photo
  • Upload Concussion Heads Up certificate
  • Upload your drivers's license
  • Answer all background questions
  • Pay the background check fee $5.13
  • Enter your SSN to submit your background check
  • To edit your account, view the status, and/or expiration date of your background check login at:

Background Check Renewal Link:

2.  Heads Up Concussion Training (One Time)
For the safety of our players and to meet insurance requirements, all coaches must complete the mandatory concussion training.  This training has been created by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and is used by most youth sports across the country.  Unlike the old concussion training video, this process takes time.  Allow at least 40 minutes to complete.

  • Create an account at (You will need access to your email to verify your account)
  • Take the intro test
  • Watch the training videos
  • Take the final post-test
  • Save a copy of the certificate.  You will need to upload it for verification during the next step (background check).

3.  SafeSport Training Videos (One Time)

Please log into or create your Affinity coaches/managers profile where you did the background check.
From there click tab 'certificates', scroll down slightly for the safe sport link and the access code.  
If you follow these steps there is no charge for this course.

Allow 2 hours to complete this course.

4. Register as a head/assistant coach for the current season (Every Season)
All coaches must be registered at LOSA.ORG.  You can sign-up as a volunteer coach when registering your child to play.  If you do not have a child playing, you must create a profile and select volunteer roles in the Volunteer section.

5. Foundations of Coaching Clinic/Diploma (One Time)
This is the minimum coaching class required.
Online course is offered by United States Soccer.
Link: and click on COACHING to find the links for the courses they need to complete.

Create and account, take the course, download load the certificate and upload it to your Affinity account.

All background checks are governed and facilitated by the Missouri Youth Soccer Association.  If you have any trouble or questions with your background check you will need to contact MYSA at 636-946-0958 Option 3.


LOSA is a coed recreational soccer league. All our members are volunteers and we need great people like you to step up and be a coach.

Being a LOSA soccer coach is a great experience. It is all about teaching kids to have fun, building teamwork skills and learn the great sport of soccer. The coach sets the practice times and days. Typically practice is held on Monday, Tuesday, Thursdays or Fridays between 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm at the LOSA soccer field in Linn Creek. You can have 1 or 2 practices a week ranging between 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on age.

Don't have any soccer experience? 
No Problem, because it is a fun recreational league. We have equipment, drills and LOSA team members to help you with practice and understanding of the game. We also have an annual coaching clinic. Please check Dates of Interest for the next clinic.

Contact Us

Lake of the Ozarks Soccer Association

 PO Box 661
Linn Creek, Missouri 65052

Email Us: [email protected]
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