Des Plaines Park District

Coaches Application

The Des Plaines Park District Soccer Recreational League welcomes and encourages people from the community to volunteer.  The Spring soccer season begins in March and ends May.  Our soccer league serves boys and girls ages 4- 14.  All levels of coaches are eligible; whether your a beginner or a certified coach.

As we begin the Spring session, we have added a component that will bring great value to the program.  I will be implementing certified soccer trainers during all practices for grade levels 2 through 8.  Players will receive up to date technical skill development in a fun and learning environment.  The trainers will be assisted by no more than 2 volunteer coaches per team(if a volunteer desires to), as they will be hands on learning throughout the week with the trainer and would be in charge of running the team on game day.

Grade levels 1st grade and younger will continue to be volunteer coach driven.  I do plan on coordinating a fun day of drills with the trainers to help give volunteer coaches some ideas in addition to the initial training we would do prior to the season.

Background checks are required for all coaches. We look forward in working together to provide our youth a safe and fun soccer experience!

You can register as a volunteer coach for your respective division by clicking on the following link:

Additional Resources Include:

Soccer Coaches Manual

Safety Manual

Crisis Management Manual