Youth Coaching Requirements

For information on starting or coaching a team in YUC, please visit the coaching page here: YUC Coaches.  

Below are the requirements that must be fulfilled in order to coach in YUC:

Background Check:

Concussion Training:

Coaches are required to complete concussion training once every 2 years.  Send a PDF copy of your current completion certificate (dated after June 1, 2018) to the league directors.  We will accept certificates from either NFHS (link below), or CDC Head's Up (available through the USAU coach certification process).

CUPA Waiver:

A signed CUPA waiver is required for the year that you are coaching. You can check your status and sign an online waiver here.

Official Rules:

YUC Coaching Guide:

SafeSport Training – access through your USAU Account or at the link below.   This training has a fee.  If you are getting USAU coach training done, and purchasing a USAU coach membership, the safesport training cost is included.   If you are doing safesport ONLY FOR YUC, then there is a fee that must be paid and reimbursed by CUPA.

USAU Chaperone Requirements


Virtus training
(Catholic Schools):

USAU Coach Membership and Training Requirements (link)

To be eligible to purchase a coach or coach/player membership you must complete the following requirements: 

  • NCSI Background Check (takes up to 10 business days, renewed every two years)
  • CDC Concussion Training (takes 1+ hours)
  • Coach Membership Videos (30 minutes)
  • Submit request for Coach Membership Test
    • Please note that it may take up to seven business days to have the test link sent to you
    • Passing score is 80%

Once you have completed the above items, you can purchase a coach membership. You can then take the Safesport training if you have not already completed it. If you already have a USA Membership then you can complete the Safesport at any time.

USAU Coach Certification

Note: to compete at the OH State Championship, each team (not just each school) must have at least one USAU-certified coach.  USAU coach certification is additional to having a USAU coach membership.

High school level certification requires the coach to attend a High School Certification clinic and then pass the certification test.    For 2020, this clinic is planned for January 25  (registration link)