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:

You can check off some of your requirements and follow your coach requirements as noted by the YUC directors here: https://cincyultimate.org/profile/coaching

1. Background Check:
https://backgroundchecksforvolunteers.com/applicant-center/

2. Concussion Training:
Coaches are required to complete concussion training once every 2 years. Send a PDF copy of your current completion certificate to the league directors at yucdirectors@gmail.com. We will accept certificates from either NFHS (link below), or CDC Head's Up (available through the USAU coach certification process).
http://nfhslearn.com/courses/61064/concussion-in-sports

3. 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.

4. Read through the Official Rules:
https://usaultimate.org/rules/

5. Read through the YUC Coaching Guide:
YUC Coaching Manual

6. SafeSport Training: 
This can be accessed through your USAU Account or at the link below. This training has a fee. If you decide to become a coach through USAU and follow their training requirements, the SafeSport training cost is included. If you are doing SafeSport ONLY FOR YUC, then there is a fee that must be paid by you, which you can submit to be reimbursed by CUPA. Send your receipt and mailing address (to receive a check) to payments@cincinnatiultimate.org for reimbursement. 
https://safesport.org/authentication/signin

7. USAU Chaperone Requirements (Not required in Spring 2021)
https://usaultimate.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/USAU_BecomeAChaperone.pdf

8. Ohio COVID-19 Training:
Please watch the following videos to be familiar with COVID-19 symptoms and best practices. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMBzjaVRChY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F70BzSFAZfw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEhNyxKopsg

9. VIRTUS training, for Catholic schools only:
http://www.catholiccincinnati.org/ministries-offices/safe-environment-for-children-and-youth/virtus-awareness-session/

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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. YUC sometimes offers a Coaching Clinic to get this certification and we will post this information here.