Recreational  Coaches

Portage Youth Soccer Association relies on Volunteers for their soccer programs.  Parents with soccer experience or even a willingness to learn and teach soccer to our youth is an important trait we are looking for.

Traveling Teams often need the Main Coach, Assistant Coach and/or a Manager.  With bigger rosters, it is important to have a couple of coaches.

PYSA will cover the cost of registration for 1 child for a volunteer coach or manager.

If interested in being a coach, please contact

U6-U8 (Mini’s) Coaches

Our Under 8 program often will need parent coaches to help organize the teams and games.  This is a great opportunity to get in at the ground level and help coach a team.  The majority of our U14 coaches started at the Mini level.

If interested in being a U6-U8 coach, please contact


PYSA is a member of MAYSA and Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association, and there is a mandatory Risk Management process, as required by Wisconsin law.

Risk Management page

Applicants will still need to register as a volunteer as the first step. After the volunteer registration is complete, the applicant can continue to the risk management application from their confirmation page. In addition, applicants will also receive an email to complete the risk management application. Proceed using one of those options.

Apply now for Risk Management

The cost for the background check is $15 and the check is valid for approximately two years.


PYSA coaches and team managers are required to complete SafeSport Training, per Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association policy. PYSA will reimburse coaches and team managers for the registration.  Individuals must provide a copy of their completion certificate. Please contact the PYSA registrar for more information.


All PYSA volunteer coaches are encouraged to watch the U.S. Soccer Introduction to Grassroots Coaching video, a free 20-minute message about coaching young players.

Each of the Grassroots courses takes approximately 2 hours and costs $25. PYSA will reimburse each coach for their registration.  Please submit a copy of your payment receipt and proof of completion to