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Lawrence Hamnett Soccer Association

Lawrence Hamnett Soccer Association

Becoming a Travel Coach

Coaching Opportunities & Requirements

Assigned to a team that plays in a regional US Youth Soccer league. Players are 8 to 19 years old. Requires certified coaching education, and ideally a multi-year commitment to develop the potential of a select group of players. Practices are minimally twice per week and a game each weekend in the fall and spring. Additional training for the team is provided weekly by a Red Bulls Trainer whose lesson plans you can adapt throughout the season.

Steps to Become a Travel League Coach

  • Personal Interview: Anyone interested in coaching a Lawrence Hamnett competitive team must contact the VP of Competitive Soccerfor a discussion of soccer/coaching experience and the Lawrence Hamnett training philosophy.
  • Coaching License: New Jersey Youth Soccer (NJYS) requires each coach and assistant coach to pass a USSF coaching course, and have a valid State Certificate Course (Formerly the NJYS F Certificate) or higher license. State Certificate Course must be issued in New Jersey. Advanced levels are strongly encouraged for tenured coaches on staff. Courses are offered on a regular basis in many different locations across the state. LHSA will reimburse each coach the course registration fee in full upon successful completion. A license is good for life, so be sure to store your certificate in a safe place.
  •  Risk Management Requirements mention below

Travel Coach or Manager Registration


All LHSA travel and Recreation Coaches must complete the following requirements:

  1. NJ Youth Soccer Background Check (Completed During Registration Yearly)
  2.  Concussion Education from the CDC (Good for Lifetime)
  3.  SafeSport Abuse Prevention Training (Yearly)

Background Check through NJ Youth Soccer


Concussion training only has to be completed once. Please upload your certificate to your coaches profile in Sports Connect. 

Click this link to take the training. 



This training must be completed every year for compliance with the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and SafeSport Authorization Act of 2017. Coaches should access this training through their registration profile with Lawrence Hamnett Soccer Association.

Also can click on this link for training


Lawrence Hamnett Soccer Assocciation
P.O. Box 6844 
Lawrence Township, New Jersey 08648

Email: [email protected]