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Player and Coach Registration Information

Use the information and forms below to complete player and coach registrations:  

Players need:
  • Copy of their birth certificate (not required for players that played with NKSA in the prior season). 
  • Completed membership form (see link below). 
  • Completed medical release form (see below) with a copy of the front and back of their medical insurance card. 
  • Small headshot photo for player card (taken at registration meeting or emailed with registration in JPEG format -- small size).
  • Parents please read the Ohio Department of Health Concussion Information Sheet For Youth Sports Organizations (see link below).

Coaches need:
  • Small headshot photo for coach card (taken at registration meeting or emailed with registration in JPEG format -- small size).

  • Kentucky Youth Soccer background check (see link below; apply on-line).

  • Ohio South risk check (see link below; apply on-line and turn in approval certificate).

  • Concussion certificate (see link below; take on-line course and turn in certificate).

  • Coach license (completed certificate or confirmation of registration for future course).

Additional Notes on Coach Registrations

Notes on Kentucky Youth Soccer Association (KYSA) Risk Management (6/10/17):
Background Check Process: Individuals will go to the Background Checks link.  They will then login into Affinity or create a new account (ONLY IF THEY DO NOT HAVE AN ACCOUNT ALREADY) – If they do not have their login information, request it via the ‘forgot password’ link. If they are still unable to obtain their username and/or password, they should contact Affinity at 855-259-3466. After logging, they can follow the background check instructions in order to complete the registration process. 

Notes on Ohio South Youth Soccer Association (OSYSA) Risk Management (6/10/17):

OSYSA risk management qualifications are valid for 3 years.  Even though you do not need to go through the entire OSYSA risk management process each year, NKSA needs a copy of your certificated submitted each year with registration to confirm your status.  Follow the OSYSA link on this page, log onto your account a print your certificate.  Follow the instructions for "How do I check my Risk Management Status?"  If your status is "Expired" or you are a new coach, follow the instruction for "How do I complete my risk management application?"  Applications are generally approved in 15 minutes.  Some applications cannot be approved without further review and may take 3-7 business days.  

Notes on Concussion Training Requirements:  

NKSA teams play in leagues and tournaments sanctioned by OSYSA and must comply with their concussion training requirements.  All of OSYSA’s member leagues and tournaments are responsible to monitor and track their coaches’ compliance with the concussion training requirements of the Return to Play law. Each coach must receive concussion training and that training must be renewed every three years. Leagues and tournaments must collect and maintain certificates of compliance from the coaches and may ask for evidence of compliance.  To comply, coaches may choose training from either the Center for Disease Control (CDC) or the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). Both programs are free of charge. The NFHS requires a user to login but allows leagues to track coaches progress and allows coaches to log in and print their certification should they require a new certificate.


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