Category Archives: Coaching

IYSA Concussion Policy

Concussions are becoming a bigger and bigger concern throughout all sports. In line with that, IYSA has updated their policies and website regarding concussions. Please go to for all of the details.

A few items of significant interest:

(1) Starting the fall of 2015 ALL coaches within IYSA (that includes BYSL) are to be educated on the concussion guidelines (diagnosis and return to play, etc.) either via online certification or by attending a certification class. This must be renewed each year prior to being allowed to coach or be on the sidelines of any team.

(2) IYSA will have concussion certified independent evaluators and all IYSA ran events (including but not limited to GEM State Challenge, Directors Cup, State Cup). The evaluators will be called to any game where a suspected concussion has occurred. The player will not be evaluated by the coach by rather by the IYSA appointed medical evalutor. If the player is deemed to have had a concussion then the player will not return to play that day. They will then need to get a formal medical release prior to return to play.

(3) IYSA realizes that not every league venue can have medical personnel available. However, if there is medical personnel available then refer to the same rule that IYSA has for its events. Those that do not have medical personnel available we ask that “when in doubt, sit them out” and follow the guidelines that IYSA has outlined on its website.

Again there is more information on this issue on IYSA’s website ( BYSL intends to be proactive in meeting IYSA’s recommendations and requirements regarding concussions.

If there are questions please contact Dan Beck, BYSL President.


Dan Beck
BYSL President

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NSCAA Level 6 Coaching Course

Please use this form to register: Level 6 Registration Form

BYSL is happy to announce that IYSA District II will be hosting a NSCAA Level 6 coaching course this August. The Level 6 license is considered to be more advanced that the USSF “E” license and the NSCAA Level 4 license. However, there are no prerequisites so any of our coaches can attend and benefit from this course. If you have questions please contact Bobbi Tracy (

DATE: August 8-10, 2014 (Friday evening; Saturday all day; Sunday morning and early afternoon).
COST: $165 (if you coach for BYSL we will pay the fee for you). 

LOCATION: Blackfoot, Idaho

Deadline: Wednesday, June 30 (after deadline registrations may be allowed, if there is still space, but there will be a $15 late fee). 

NOTE from District II: Even if you were unable to attend any of the NSCAA Level 4 courses we’ve offered the past five seasons, you are welcome and encouraged to attend this one. AND if you do have the NSCAA Level 4 diploma, we especially invite you to continue your education and register for this course. The MORE education you receive as coaches, the better you are able to help your players. You expect them to train several times a week to get better and improve; it’s a GREAT idea to have the same expectation of yourself. So please get signed up ASAP!!!

USSF “E” Coaching Course in Boise

Message from IYSA:


A new USSF “E” license course has been scheduled for February 13, 15, and 16 to be held at the FC Nova Soccer Complex in Boise. The registration is currently open, and will close the Monday before the course begins. There are several pre-course assignments, so timely registration is essential.

Please click here to register for the course or click here for more information on the E License.

See you on the field,

Skyler Bell
Idaho Youth Soccer
Director of Coaching

NSCAA Level 4 Coaching Course


The NSCAA Level 4 Coaching Course will be held on FRIDAY, March 21, (~5:30 pm) and SATURDAY, March 22, (~9-5), in Rexburg, Idaho.

It is currently scheduled to be held at the BYU-I Campus (classroom) with the field work five (5) blocks North at the new soccer park, in Rexburg. (Note: We do have a backup “gym” scheduled if weather doesn’t allow for us to play/participate outside.) We will keep the candidates notified as time gets closer; and will attach maps/directions and any additional instructions in follow up once the date gets closer.

The registration deadline for the course is TUESDAY, MARCH 4, So please have your coaches get registered ASAP.

Coach Training

The next NSCAA training should be scheduled in March, 2014. If you are interested in attending the coaching training, please provide us with your contact Information or contact Bobbi Traci at

Coaches and Assistant Coaches MUST have a minimum of a NSCAA Level 4 license in order to coach for BYSL (U13+). New coaches have a one year grace period in order to get their coaching license.