FSL Adult Volunteer-Background Check
Updated 8/28/2014

FSL Adult Volunteer- Background Check Authorization and Liability Release
    Alabama Soccer Association, (ASA) and its affiliates have a great deal of concern about the safety of children. As a parent and/or person interested in the well being of children, we believe you are entitled to know how our organization is dealing with this critical issue. In addition, as an applicant for a coach/admin/volunteer with our organization, you need to know the measures we employ to protect children in our care, as well those who apply to be a coach/admin/volunteer. 

All FSL Volunteer Coaching Staff will register with Affinity (ASA).  You will create a new account.  If it tells you that you are already in the system, please email Jacque Boyer, Club Registrar at mobilebayfcregistrar@gmail for your login information.  We realize you may have registered as a coach last year with US Club, however our new insurance carrier is with Alabama Soccer Association(ASA). 
1.    You will choose DIII.  
2.    You will upload your driver’s license where it says upload birth certificate.  You do not need to upload your birth certificate, only your driver’s license.  It needs to be a jpeg, not a pdf.  I would suggest take a picture with your smart phone and email the picture to yourself, save the picture on your computer and when Affinity requests upload driver’s license you will have it on hand.  
3.    Below is the Electronic Legal Agreement you will have to agree to.  Choose no fee to be paid at this time.  Once you have completed your background check, please email Michelle Jenkins, FSL Registrar at fslrec.registrar@gmail.com with your name and what age group you will be coaching.  Thank-you for volunteering your time.  

A. It is the policy of ASA to exclude or deny membership to persons convicted of certain crimes or whose prior history includes sexual misconduct, abuse of alcohol, use of illegal drugs, or conduct that casts serious doubt on an individual’s ability to be entrusted with the supervision, guidance, and care of minor children. 
B. In applying for a coach/admin/volunteer position, I consent to and authorize ASA to perform a criminal background check and I hereby waive any right to assert that such investigation or request constitutes an invasion of my privacy. I further acknowledge that a background check can be performed at anytime without further consent during the time in which I am a coach/admin/volunteer. I recognize that such inquiries are in the interests of all persons involved in ASA activities, and I fully consent to such investigations. 
C. In applying for a coach/admin/volunteer position, the accuracy and completeness of the information that I have furnished is subject to verification. As such I have provided/uploaded a copy of my driver’s license or state ID card and understand that a copy of said image will be securely retained online within my record on the Affinity Sports system. 
D. I, the undersigned, do hereby remise, release and forever discharge and agree to indemnify and hold harmless any involved background check vendor, ASA, and Affinity Sports, from and against any and all causes of actions, suits, liabilities, costs, debts and sums of money, claims and demands whatsoever, and any and all related attorneys’ fees, court costs, and other expenses resulting from the investigation of my background in connection with my application to become a coach/admin/volunteer.


Updated 8/28/2014



REGISTER NOW!!! For Fall 2014 FSL Season


RECREATIONAL SOCCER DEPENDS ON VOLUNTEER PARENT COACHES.  Please consider volunteering to coach when you register your player.  If you have any questions about coaching, please see the Fairhope Soccer League FAQs tab or cotnact our registrar at fslrec.registrar@gmail.com




  Recreational soccer for age divisions U5, U6, U7, U8, U10, U12 and U15

(Age divison based on player age on 8/1/2014).

FSL is a volunteer youth sports league that depends entirely on parent coaches. Please volunteer to coach when you register your child. Training and support for parent coaches will be provided by the coaching staff of Mobile Bay FC.

Season runs from Opening Day, September 27th, 2014 through Closing Day, November 8th, 2014.  All Games for U5-U8 are planned for Saturday mornings and 2 Thursdays evenings at Founders. Games for U10-U15 are planned for Saturday Mornings and 2 Thursday evenings at Founders and/or Trione in Daphne.  

Player skills sessions hosted by the coaching staff of Mobile Bay FC will be offered throughout the season. Dates and Times TBA.  Parent coaches and assistant coaches are encouraged to attend these skills sessions with their teams.

We are also planning a FSL Soccer Movie Night for players and families at Founders (outdoor movie, popcorn and other concessions) TBA.  Donations are accepted, but entry to the event is free.

FSL Fall 2014 fee $85 include Nike Uniform Kit (Jersey, Shorts & Socks)

Tots Soccer fee $45 includes T-shirt

All players must wear shin guards and soccer cleats.


Online Registration Deadline: Saturday, August 30th
Player Evaluations(U10 & up): August 23rd 8:00-10:00 and August 25th 5:30-7:00
Opening Day and Team Pictures:  Saturday, September 27th
Coaches Clinic:  Sunday, September 7th and Sunday September 21st 3:00-5:00 P.M.
Saturday Dates: TBA
Thursday Evening Dates: TBA
Skills Session: TBA
Movie Night: TBA
Closing Day: Saturday, November 8th
End of Season Tournament: Week of November 10th
Baldwin County Cup Tournament: TBA



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 FSL Questions? Contact Us!

If your question is about the registration process, or problems with the online registration system, please contact Michelle Jenkins, FSL Registrar at fslrec.registrar@gmail.com.  If your questions are about the overall recreational program, please contact John Luce, FSL Committee Chairperson at . johnluce@bellsouth.net and/or Jeremy Smith, FSL Committee Assistant Chairperson at  JeremyT.T.Smith@airbus.com. All other questions should be referred to the appropriate age group commissioner for your child, as listed below.

Recreational Level – Fairhope Soccer League
With the recent merger of Blast Futbol Club and Mobile Soccer Club this past May 2012 and renaming the whole organization to Mobile Bay FC, the FSL Committee has decided to rename the recreational side FSL-Fairhope Soccer League. FSL functions under the Mobile Bay FC organization along with our Academy programs (Blast Academy & Mobile Academy) and our MBFC Club/ Travel program. As one organization, there will be unity of effort in implementing our mission. This means more seamless interaction at all levels, maximizing the talents of our coaches and volunteers, and more effective use of our limited resources.
Fairhope Soccer League (FSL) will continue to give players the opportunity to have fun playing soccer, learn fundamentals, and get some good fitness.
The additional benefits for the Recreational Level include:
Coach Advisers for each age group will conduct skills training sessions appropriate to the players’ ages. Coach Advisers will also work with our volunteer coaches to develop age appropriate practice sessions. This will help our coaches feel more comfortable teaching soccer and enable our players to learn key parts of the game earlier in their development.

FSL Commissioners Fall 2014 

U5 (Boys & Girls)

Jeremy Smith


U6 (Boys & Girls)

Samantha Cooper


U7 (Boys & Girls)

Justin Southall


U8 (Boys & Girls)

Amanda Calhoum


U10 Boys

 Chris Pennington


U10 Girls

 Kyle Hoffman


U12 Boys

 Jennifer Leathers


U12 Girls

Jennifer Leathers


U15 Boys

Timothy McKeown


U15 Girls

Tim Sears



Added 7/1/2014
August 1, 2010-July 31, 2012
Tots Soccer 3-4 yrs. old
August 1, 2009-July 31, 2010
U5 Coed
August 1, 2008-July 31, 2009
U6 Coed
August 1, 2007-July 31, 2008
U7 Coed
August 1, 2006-July 31, 2007
U8 Coed
August 1, 2004-July 31, 2006
August 1, 2002-July 31, 2004
August 1, 1999-July 31, 2002
USYS Youth Module 1 & Youth Module 2
Updated 8/7/2014

Welcome to the Alabama Soccer Association Youth Module 1 (U6-8) and Youth Module 2 (U10-12) on-line coaching education program, held in conjunction with US Youth Soccer.
Alabama Soccer Association is now supplying online coaching education in partnership with US Youth Soccer.  The course takes the approach that the GAME WITHIN THE CHILD is at the center of all beliefs, decisions, and actions taken by the child, coach, and organization. 

The Youth Module 1 (U6-8) & Youth Module 2 (U10-12) module is free to all ASA affiliated members. Plan to participate, and have fun. No testing involved.

How to register for the free Youth Modules:
1. Coaches register for the course by clicking here.  If you already have an account, click here.
2. After completing general information, you will see ‘State Association’. Select ‘Alabama’ and move it to the adjacent box.
3. After registering, click on ‘Course Search’. Select a course from the available course area.

4. Available for your selection are the U6-8 Youth Coaching Module Alabama or U10-12 Youth Coaching Module Alabama.
·         Before starting the on-line lecture portion of the course, you will need to select a Field Training Event (on-course event) to attend.
·         You can work at your own pace. You can always log out and log back in at another time.
·         For more information on the Youth Modules, see below
Please contact Zac Crawford, ASA Technical Director with any questions.
Youth Modules 1 & 2
These courses are designed for the parent/coach of U6/U8 (Youth Module 1)  and U10/U12 (Youth Module 2) age groups. The course teaches basic methodology and activities that are developmentally appropriate.  Each Youth Module will continue to have the 2 hour field session; however, the classroom portion of the course has now been placed online.
Each Youth Module will include:
Part 1 - Online (1 hour)
Self paced internet course with topics on child development, philosophy of coaching, role of the youth coach, care/prevention, parent management, and small sided games.
Part 2 - Field (2 hours)
Open discussion about the online portion of the course, followed by field sessions, showing age appropriate development activities.
Taking the Youth Module is easy!
1.    Each candidate must register for the online portion of the course and a field session by clicking the registration below.
2.    Candidates need to complete the online portion of the course prior to attending the field session.
3.    Candidates should attend the field session they selected during the registration online process. Candidates will not be accepted into the field session without pre-registering and completing the online portion of the course.
4.    After the field session, the instructor will submit the attendance sheet to the ASA State Office. One week after the completion of the course, candidates can go back into the system to print out their YM1 or YM2 Certificate.


US Youth Soccer Introduces Practice Guides for U6-U8, U-10 and U-12 Age Groups
Parent Coach Practice Guides
FRISCO, Texas (May 6, 2013)  The US Youth Soccer Coaching Department has introduced its latest coaching resources with three age-specificpractice activity guides. The three guides — for the U6-U8, U-10 and U-12 age groups — give coaches an idea of what should be covered throughout a season while highlighting activities that focus on development in a low-stress, fun-filled environment.
Each resource covers multiple types of practice activities, from warm-ups and individual training to small-sided and group games. The exercises are tailored to meet the cognitive and physical characteristics of each age group.
The guides each contain individual activity descriptions with accompanying coaching points, so coaches are aware of what to watch for during each exercise. With 20 sessions broken down in each guide, there are more than enough activities to meet the needs of any youth soccer season.
US Youth Soccer U6-U8 Practice Activities
- Provides a list of varying characteristics of Under-6 and Under-8 players in regards to sports.
- How to play Small-Sided Games with “large” rosters.
- Activities focus on individual soccer skills that build on one another.
US Youth Soccer Under-10 Practice Activities
- Provides a list of characteristics of Under-10 players.
- Advice on how to connect with the youth athlete.
US Youth Soccer Under-12 Practice Activities
- Information on inserting tactics into training.
- Activities geared toward development and decision-making.

The practice activity guides can be very beneficial to those new to coaching youth soccer and act as a useful resource for experienced youth coaches. You can download all three practice activity guides below, as well as other useful resources from the US Youth Soccer Coaching Department.

US Youth Soccer U6-U8 Practice Activities [.pdf]
US Youth Soccer U-10 Practice Activities [.pdf]
US Youth Soccer U-12 Practice Activities [.pdf]

Coaches Document Center [link]
Includes the Player Development Model, Vision Document, Skills School and Coaching Manual

Training Session Template [link]

Coaches Section:  http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/coaches/

About the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer) – US Youth Soccer - "The Game for ALL Kids!®" is the largest youth sports organization in the country and largest member of the United States Soccer Federation, the governing body of soccer in the United States. US Youth Soccer registers more than 3 million players annually, ages 5 to 19, and over 900,000 administrators, coaches and volunteers in 55 member State Associations. US Youth Soccer programs provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game. For more information, visit www.USYouthSoccer.org.


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