Coaches and Team Officials

Bays United FC coaches are our most important volunteer group. Some are trained coaches, some are experienced players and others are parents willing to invest time and energy to help Bays players enjoy outdoor activity in a lively team sport.

To facilitate a common understanding of what our coaches do, and how they do it, Bays has published the attached Code Of Conduct For Coaches.

If you would like to volunteer as a Coach or Assistant Coach, please complete our On-Line Application in advance of player assessments. Coaches receive ongoing support from our Technical team and have the opportunity to take BC Soccer Association courses to develop their coaching skills.

Please note that all coaches need to submit a Criminal Record Check (CRC) before being assigned to a team (see information below).

Concussion Reorganization

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Criminal Record Checks

All adult volunteers working with youth in BC are required by law to complete a Criminal Record Check (CRC) prior to beginning any volunteer activities. Team assignment will not be made until the coach applicant meets the conditions noted below. Please read and follow the instructions for the option that meets your circumstance.

  1. I have submitted my online application to the Criminal Record Review Program (CRRP) using the instructions found at the CRC Process page. Your results will go automatically to the Risk Director and your application will be processed once received.
  2. I have a current CRC with Bays United or have a copy acquired elsewhere. Please email Riskman@BaysUnited.ca to notify of current CRD and/or share your copy. Your application will not be processed until this is received.
  3. My CRC application requires fingerprints. Please email Riskman@BaysUnited.ca with your fingerprint date (MM/DD/YYYY) and the 7-digit number the CRRP sent you. Your application will not be processed until your fingerprints are taken and submitted to the CRRP.
  4. I do not require a CRC as I am an Alternate Contact only and have no contact with youth players that I am not related to. Please email this circumstance to Riskman@BaysUnited.ca. Your application will not be processed until this is received. Confirmations will be made with the head coach of your team and a declaration may be required.
  5. I do not require a CRC as I am a minor (U19) working under the supervision of an adult coach. Please email this circumstance to Riskman@BaysUnited.ca. Your application will not be processed until this is received.
  6. I do not require a CRC as I am volunteering with an adult team. Please email this circumstance to Riskman@BaysUnited.ca. Your application will not be processed until this is received.

Are Coaches Paid by Bays?

Nearly all teams at Bays United are led by volunteer coaches. VIPL coaches are paid $3000/season, funded by higher registration for those players. In some cases teams will have a youth coach helping out and the club supports this with a $600 honorarium per season.

As a general rule, we don’t opt for paid coaches for several reasons, but primarily cost. The impact of paying all coaches $3000 per team, per season, would cause registration fees to be much higher than present. If you take the number of hours most coaches put in for a season it works out to less than minimum wage. These coaches volunteer because they love soccer and love working with youth. Instead of funding coaches, Bays has opted to fund the Technical Director program whose focus is to support coach/player development. The club also sponsors accreditation programs to enable all coaches to improve their skills.

Questions about coaching at Bays United FC? Contact coachcom1@baysunited.ca.