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All prospective coaches who did not coach at Crossfire Select in 2024-25 season, including those applying for an assistant coaching position, are required to fill out an application form.

Fill out our online application or learn more about the coaching qualifications and responsibilities below. If you have any questions, please email our Coaching Director at


  • USSF Coaching Certification reimbursement

  • CPR training

  • Club Nike apparel package 

  • Reduced player fee for Head Coach and Assistant Coach

  • Coaching stipend for Head Coach with no kids playing in the club


All of our coaches take great pride in working with players to help develop their soccer skills, life skills and love of the game.



Each prospective coach goes through an interview process and we look for the following:


  • Prior youth soccer coaching experience

  • Professional coaching licenses or the willingness to attain these

  • Prior or current experience playing soccer

  • A clear ability to guide, teach and motivate youth players

  • Good communication skills to interact effectively with parents and others

  • Schedule flexibility to accommodate weekday practices, weekend games and tournaments


Once we offer a candidate a head coach position they are required to go through Washington Youth Soccer's Risk Management Assessment process and Safesport training.


The following information highlights specific team responsibilities. The HEAD COACH is the Crossfire Select team liaison and thereby assumes the responsibility of ensuring that the team meets these obligations.

  • Each team must have an assigned Head Coach. Head coaches of teams in the Select Program will complete, sign and agree to a Coach's agreement that stipulates, among other things, the philosophy of the program.

  • Each team must have a Team Manager and Treasurer who are NOT the head coach.

  • Each team is responsible for certain administrative functions.

  • Each team must maintain a current Medical Release Form for each player. These forms must be available at all WSYSA or LWYSA practices, games and activities



  • Read and be familiar with the Crossfire Select Program, encourage these ideals through positive reinforcement with players.

  • Attend in-house coach education sessions and look to further their formal coaching education through US Soccer (reimbursed by the club upon successful completion).

  • Manage sideline behavior in accordance with FIFA, USYSA, WSYSA and LWYSA Code of Conduct standards

  • Coach the players in a fair, sportsmanlike and conscientious manner.

  • Respect the referees and their authority.

  • Head Coaches are responsible for notifying LWYSA, in writing, of the name of Team Referee who will officiate 10 EKCSRA fall games. Referees must complete an application and submit to LWYSA. (Failure to provide a Team Referee may increase the chance that your team's home games will not have an assigned referee and/or your team may be charged a fee if no referee is supplied).

  • Notify LWYSA, in writing, of the names of all Assistant Coaches, Team Contacts or anyone who will spend consistent time with the players relative to WSYSA and LWYSA soccer activities. They must complete all required paperwork.

  • Head Coaches will attend all coaches' meetings or ensure that the assistant coach will attend.

  • Maintain a current LWYSA team roster to include all coaches, team contact and players. WSYSA or LWYSA officials are authorized to request roster verification at any time.

  • Use Team snap for all team communications, scheduling of games and practices.

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