General Information for 2022 Volunteer Rec Coaches

Resources for Rec Coaches

Important Links

To Access Parent Contact Information (Name, Email, Phone):

  • Login to Demosphere at FondySoccer.com
  • Under My Profile Dashboard click on “Demosphere Universal Experience”
  • Click on “Teams”
  • Select the Team you are Coaching
  • In the Navigation tool bar in the middle of the screen click con “Documents”
  • Under Team Rosters, Click on “Team Contact Info”
  • Click “Export”

This will provide you a notice it is processing the printable form and you can either wait a few seconds and then click on the link it provides, or it will also email you the report. The email will come from no-reply@demosphere.com with the subject line of “Printable Forms are ready to review”

This report is a PDF that contains the player name and their parents name, email, and phone numbers. Please note that that report is set up to have 1 player per page. Demosphere is working on a better way for this report to be available so it all fits on one page but for now, it is a way for you to access parent information if some are not responded via the mobile app.

Practices: We do not set practice times or fields for age groups. We encourage all teams to practice one time per week outside of your game times. The first two weeks of “scrimmages” May 9th and 16th can be used as training, scrimmages, or a combo of both. This gives you the chance to also partner with another coach on activities. Do not leave until the last player has been picked up and sure you have contact information for all parents. 

Fields: All fields are first come, first serve, however please respect other teams that may have games. 

Referees: Respect all referees! We will only have referees at U9-HS age groups. We target to schedule two referees per game but some games may only have one based on availability of refs. Refs will be paid prior to each game at the concession stand. Coaches do not pay referees directly in rec league ever. 

Weather: If games are cancelled due to weather we will alert all teams via the demosphere app, email, and post on social media. It is our goal to try and make a decision by 3pm about games. Game will be played in rain, but if lightning is spotted, games will immediately be suspended for 30 minutes. We will alert all teams if the delay is temporary or if games are cancelled for the night. 

Jerseys: Jerseys can be picked up by each team at Hopper's downtown Fond du Lac. After May 9th all jerseys not picked up can be picked up at the Soccer Complex concession stand. 

Coaches Shirts: All coaches get a free coaches shirt. Those can be picked up at the Fond du Lac Soccer Complex Concession Stand after May 16th. Sizes are not guaranteed and only as supplies last. 

First Aide: The concession stand will be open until 7:45pm each night and will have ice packs and small first aide supplies. If there is an injury more serious, have the parents involved immediately or call 911 if an ambulance is required. 

Training Resources

Training Resources

We’re teaming up this season with MOJO, a free app for coaches that helps you plan age-appropriate practices for your team at the tap of a button. This app is amazing and will save you a ton of time preparing, while making practices easy to manage and really fun for the kids.

Before your next practice, please do the following:

  1. Download the MOJO Sports app using this link 
  2. Add your Practice Schedule on the Practice tab
  3. Receive your personalized practices for this season!

See how it all comes together in this quick demo video.

 

We are excited to bring you this app and think it will be a game changer for our coaches and families. 

MOJO keeps everything for free for the team and coaches by offering an additional, optional upgrade in the app to MOJO+, a subscription which gives users access to individual 1-on-1 activities that you can do at home with your kids. Coaches and parents do not need to subscribe to MOJO+ to enjoy using the practice plans, chat communication and scheduling features.

 

Additional Links & Resources

Rosters, Schedules, & Communications with the Demosphere Mobile App

Rosters, Schedules, & Communications with the Demosphere Mobile App

Risk Management and Safe Sport Training

Risk Management and Safe Sport Training

Risk Management & Safe Sport Training: All coaches must complete this. If you did not get an email from the Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association on this, you can also log into WYSA Demosphere and it will prompt you for Risk Management and Safe Sport Training. If it does not, please contact Chad Collett at president@fondysoccer.com.

RISK MANAGEMENT POLICY
WYSA Risk Management Policy
Under this policy, any coach, assistant coach, team trainer, team manager, referee, club or district board member, WYSA administrator, WYSA Board of Directors member, independent contractor, or any other individual seeking affiliation with WYSA or WYSA Affiliated Clubs (Such as Fond du Lac Soccer Association) who has direct or indirect contact or influence on a youth player is required by WYSA to complete a Risk Management Disclosure, every two years through WYSA’s online risk management system. Each Club has a responsibility to ensure compliance across their organization. 

The cost of the background check is $15, and each check is valid for 2 years. Once you complete this application, you can submit an expense reimbursement if you wish.

PLAYER'S HEALTH
WYSA is excited to announce a new partnership with Players Health, a risk management services firm specializing in youth sports organizations. Player’s Health is built for managing background checks, protecting athletes, and protecting organizations by thoroughly investigating all screening subjects through a variety of databases and search parameters.  Player's Health has integrated with the U.S. Center for SafeSport to ensure all coaches and staff members have completed the proper screenings to be compliant with WYSA standards.

SAFESPORT CERTIFICATION
Effective 8/1/2019

  • All Risk Management applicants must submit their certificate of completion for the SafeSport Certification
  • A WYSA State Issued Pass Card will not be issued to an applicant without verification of SafeSport completion
  • SafeSport certification must be completed annually
     

*New members please click here to register in Demosphere.

Club Contacts for Rec League

Contact

Main Contacts:

· Boys Teams: Luke Newman vp@fondysoccer.com

· Girls Teams: Chad Collett president@fondysoccer.com

Key Dates To Note

Key Dates To Note

  • Week of May 9th + 16th: Pre-Season Scrimmage Matchups
  • Week of May 23rd: Rec League Season Begins
  • June 4th: Picture Day and Spring Games (U4-U14 Girls Teams)
  • June 5th: Picture Day and Spring Games (U4-U14 Boys Teams)
  • June 15th: High School Rec League Teams Begin
  • July 16-17: End of Year Tournament (U4-U14)