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Coach Support and Mentoring

Princeton Youth Soccer provides support and mentoring for coaches of all skill and experience levels.  This includes help with session planning, player and team development, interactions with players and parents, and the management of your team and its relationships with officials and coaches from other clubs.  

Whether you would like support with administrative challenges, need to solve a specific problem your team is having on the field, or want help in planning an entire season of practices, contact PYSA with questions or concerns.  Coaching consultation and mentoring is also available.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Doug Cox,  Director of Coaching.

Doug Cox   Phone: 763-260-3446  Email:

Coaches Application

Coaching candidates must complete the ONLINE COACHING APPLICATION. 

  • All required documents are included in the application.
  • Be sure you know your Certificate of Concussion Training completion date before you begin the application. You can look it up here.
  • You will also be expected to submit to a Criminal Background Check (Traveling coaches here, In-House coaches will be contacted with a secure link).  To begin your Criminal Background Check please click here.

THANK YOU to all the volunteer coaches!

Mandatory SafeSport Information and Training

This training is required of all Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches, and Parent Volunteers that work with Princeton Youth Soccer Players.

The U.S. Center for SafeSport is an independent nonprofit committed to ending all forms of abuse in sport. This includes bullying, harassment, hazing, physical abuse, emotional abuse, and sexual misconduct and abuse. The Center is the first and only national organization of its kind. The Center provides services to sport entities on abuse prevention techniques, policies and programs and provides a safe, professional and confidential place for individuals to report sexual abuse within the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movements. Visit our Response and Resolution, and Education and Outreach pages to learn more about our work.


Our mission is to make athlete well-being the centerpiece of our nation’s sports culture. All athletes deserve to participate in sports free from bullying, hazing, sexual misconduct or any form of emotional or physical abuse.


Our vision is that every athlete will be safe, supported, and strengthened through sport.

  • Safe: Athletes are protected from emotional, physical, and sexual abuse.
  • Supported: Athletes enjoy welcome, respectful environments and diversity is actively embraced.
  • Strengthened: Athletes use the skills they’ve learned in sport to contribute to the well-being of their communities. Every athlete thrives, on and off the field of play.



Mandatory Concussion Training 

This past legislative session, a bill was passed and signed into law regarding concussions and youth athletes.  Minnesota has joined a growing number of states that have passed laws on providing concussion information, training and procedures to be followed for youth athletes to return to play.  The law is effective as of September 1st, 2011.

The Minnesota legislation requires any municipality, business, school district or nonprofit organization that organizes a youth athletic activity and charges a fee to follow the statute’s requirements.  
Princeton Youth Soccer would like to point out several things:

  • The statute applies to all practices and games.
  • Even though the statute does not officially take effect until September 1, the online training is available now.  Princeton Youth Soccer requires that coaches take the online video training session and test developed by Safe Sport.  The course requires registration, but registeration is free. You must print out the course completion certificate as proof of completion of the training and submit to our governing board, MYSA.  
  • This statute applies to all clubs in Minnesota.  As noted in the policy, each club will have to adopt its own policy.
  • Any Extraterritorial coach or player who plays in any game or tournament in Minnesota is also affected.  Coaches will have to take the training and both coaches and players have to follow the removal/return to play requirements anytime they are in Minnesota.
  • Coaches will be sent information through our governing board, MYSA, in order to participate in the SafeSport Training.
  • This affects all sports, not just soccer.