Mass Youth Soccer requires that all coaches complete a CORI form to
allow the state to process background checks for all volunteers working
Melrose Youth Soccer takes seriously it's commitment to provide a quality developmental youth sports program for the children of Melrose. Part of that commitment is to ensure that we provide a safe environment for all those children in our program. The MYS Board of Directors has developed a comprehensive child protection policy that has been reviewed by Mass Youth Soccer, as well as a national organization that focuses on child protection.
It is mandatory that every volunteer in MYS (Board Members, Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Team Managers, etc.) complete the steps outlined below. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires that the Child Protection Officer take a copy of your license and collect the last six digits of your Social Security Number. We realize this is invasive, but these are requirements of the Commonwealth and failure to provide that information means that we cannot run a CORI check on you (which is mandatory).
You must create a KORRIO account through the Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association. This is where we submit and track the CORI information so that we only have to process these every three years. Follow the links below to create a KORRIO account:
Welcome to the MYS website - we hope that you'll find materials here that will help make your job as coach more rewarding, and maybe a little easier as well.
In this website you will find materials that will help you put your team schedule on the web, post game summaries and scores, and get information to parents and players.
Coaches - please log in with your username and password and set up
your game schedule with the Manage Games link. Contact your league
coordinator for username and password if you don't have them already.
COACHES EQUIPMENT BAGS: If you are not planning on returning as a coach next season, you are asked to drop off the equipment bag provided to you at the beginning of the season to the age coordinator.
We also have worked to provide MYS coaches with a framework of coaching ideas through our developmental targets and resources. In addition, we plan to provide skill development materials to players through the website to help them better live the credo that "every waking moment is an opportunity to become a better soccer player." Ole!
Q & A
Q: I am a coach in Melrose, and I have heard that if I take one of the Mass Youth Soccer licensing courses that MYS will pay. Is that true?
A: Absolutely - save your canceled check and submit a copy of your certificate to MYS.
Q: We've been having stormy weather lately with lightning and thunder. What should I do as a coach when this happens?
A: Get your team off the field and into safe shelter when lightning is less
than 6 miles away (30 seconds from lightning to thunderclap) and don't take the
field again for 30 minutes after the lightning is gone. See Lightning Tips
for more details from Mass Youth Soccer.