Soccer coaching requirements

The Swarthmore Soccer Club is a member of the Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association (EPYSA). EPYSA maintains training requirements for member-coaches. All travel coaches are required to register with EPYSA, to complete a background check, and to complete concussion and SafeSport (abuse prevention) training.

All SRA coaches, including Town Soccer and Intramural coaches, are required to complete mandatory background checks as required by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

SRA Assistant Director Nika Haase facilitates coach registration and will send all coaches detailed instructions about how to complete all requirements. If you have questions about coaching requirements, please reach out to Nika at nika

SRA is committed to providing full administrative support for all coaches and to helping connect new coaches with more experienced ones. If you need help with coaching, feel free to reach out to Interim Executive Director Amy Strachan at, who will connect you to the right resources.