Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Milton Travel Coaches:  This training is FREE and meant for anyone who COACHES, TRAINS, WORKS with or LIVES with 12 – 18 year-olds.  This counts as a volunteer opportunity for corporate paid time off programs, if applicable.  We provide the breakfast and lunch.  See the attached flyer for more information.  We appreciate it.  And thank you for all you do for the youth of Milton.  Let us know if you have any questions.  This notification was sent on behalf of Margaret Carels, M.S. (Former longtime Milton Soccer Registrar & Secretary) 

The Milton Coalition: Addressing Substance Use and Promoting Mental Health:  www.milton-coalition.org

A program of the Milton Health Department

617-877-1812

find out more about underage drinking:  www.rethinkthedrinks.com

follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MiltonCoalition/

COVID Reminder

As a reminder to all Milton Soccer Coaches, we want to stay on our toes and minimize the spread of COVID within our teams. We would like to take this time to ask you to remind your players and parents of a few things…  

  • Ask your players’ parents to monitor their child’s health. If their child has any symptoms, even mild ones, do not send them to practice or a game 
  • Avoid spitting, nose clearing on the field or spitting on gloves
  • Minimize celebrations, hugs, handshakes, etc.
  • No sharing of food or drinks
  • Leave immediately after practice and games 

Milton Soccer follows MA Youth Soccer COVID GuidelinesPlease review the guidelines.  Please contact Milton Soccer’s COVID Coordinator, Jaime Levash with any questions or COVID positive players or coaches. Thank you for your diligence.

Women Coaches Wanted!

Milton Soccer needs more women coaches in all of our programs. Youth Sport - at all levels of sport - is disproportionally coached by men, despite growing numbers of female participants.  Women coaches are very valuable female role models for the kids in our community.  Please see Why Women Sport Coaches Matter.  

For the fall of 2021 in all of our programs we currently have 69 female and 114 male volunters.  In our Travel Soccer program we have 29 female and 75 male coaches.  And on our board we currently have 5 female and 19 male members.  We would love to see these numbers closer to equal.

Milton Soccer will reimburse you for Mass Youth Soccer coaching courses.  We are working hard to improve our coach development program as well.  As a volunteer coach with Milton Travel Soccer you get to pick the day and time for practice that works best for your schedule.  (I realize this is trickier in the spring when soccer competes with other sports for field space but you still get to decide when practice takes place.)  You can also request to have a co-coach who can help out and cover for you when needed.

Women can coach!  

We would love to answer questions or concerns you might have about coaching or if you need assistance signing up to coach through AdminSports.  Please feel free to reach out to myself by replying to this email or our other female board members; Jaime Levash at [email protected], Tahani Rivers at [email protected], Jaymee Mannix at [email protected] and Sophie Tobias at [email protected].

We hope to see more women coaches in the fall!

Travel Uniforms and the Team Shop

As the Milton Soccer Spring 2021 Travel season approaches, it is important that all new players order a travelBackpacks uniform.  It's advisable that all travel players dig out their current uniform to ensure it still fits!

The Milton Soccer Team Shop has uniforms and other Milton Soccer clothing and gear, so check it out!  Items include:

  • No Room for Racism shirts, hats, and masks
  • Adidas warm up jackets, shirts, and hoodies
  • Scarves
  • And the newest addition:  Adidas Milton Soccer backpacks.  Very durable and well up to the job of carrying school gear too!

Please click here or the "Team Shop" option from the main menu bar at the top of this page.  Milton Soccer's Team Shop is open year round.

Parking at Flatley Field

Please park in designated parking lots ONLY.  We are at risk of losing our permit to use these fields for soccer, effective immediately. We are guests in our use of the fields, the space around the fields, and the parking lots. Please be polite and patient, but DO park ONLY in either the lot immediately to the left as you enter from Neponset Valley Parkway, or the lot behind Milton Healthcare. If there are no spots available, please drop off and arrange pick up. Parks and Rec suggest that the Milton Board regulate the area during all weekdays and weekends. We need your help to ensure we maintain our field permit. If you see anyone parking on the grass, please ask them politely to park in the lots.

Thank you for following COVID-19 Return To Play guidelines last weekend. For the most part, spot checks by the Board suggest that we were all doing our part to socially distance and wear face coverings at all times. Let’s keep this up so that we can continue a successful and fun season. It was great to see all the players this weekend enjoying the Beautiful Game.  Every game is a gift!

Coaching Credentials

Hello Coaches!  Thank you for volunteering for Milton Soccer! Please complete the below requirements so our children can play this spring. Once all the requirements your Coaching Credentials will be printed. ALL coaches in all programs (K-2+ and Travel) are required to wear their coaching credentials at all practices and games.

It is a lot but it can be done in parts. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to [email protected].

  1. Register here: US Soccer Connect Registration Portal. Follow the instructions on the US Soccer Connect Registration Portal to register. 

    1. If you coached in or prior to the  Fall 2018- Spring 2019 or during the Fall 2020 season you should click on the above link and login as a “Returning User.” - if you forgot your password click reset password.

    2. If you started coaching in the Fall 2019 or Spring 2021 you should register as a “New User.” 

    3. Click here Adult Registration New User Guide or here Adult Registration Returning User Guide for help.

    4. Once you have logged on and completed the necessary information; wait for the confirmation email from MYSA. Using that email login again and click on “Certificates'' to see what trainings you need to complete - there will be links and access codes. 

  2.  Completed the SafeSport Abuse Prevention Training and be checked as verified/approved. (The first time you take it it’s long, every other season is a short refresher.)

    1. Click here for help: Safesport Training Help Guide

  3.  Complete the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Concussion Training and be checked as verified/approved. (Valid for 2 years if taken on or after July 1, 2019)

    1. Click here for help Setting up a CDC Account or here: Concussion Training Overview

As a participating adult, you are also required to review the Risk Management Policies listed below.  Please focus on steps 1-3 above before reviewing these policies.

Please let Jaymee Mannix ([email protected]) know if you have any questions.

 

No Room for Racism

No Room for Racism

Milton Soccer is committed to increasing player, coach, and board member diversity so that the program demographics accurately reflect that of our town. As an organization we stand behind and welcome all who wish to participate in Milton Soccer. By launching our ”No Room for Racism”  campaign, we want to show support for the families of Milton and renounce any racism they may have experienced in our town, schools, and sports. As a board we are making available No Room for Racism practice jerseys, beanies, and face masks that may be purchased in our Team Shop (available soon) and the voluntary wearing of these items.

We will also be displaying No Room for Racism banners at Milton Soccer Fields. We believe that the organization should be welcoming and actively anti-racist. Staying silent, especially now, shows acceptance of the status quo and our organization is committed to moving forward to a more welcoming and racially diverse program.

Milton soccer does not condone discrimination or bullying in any form. Practice jerseys, beanies, and masks will be available to parents who would like to purchase them, and it is a parental choice to have a player wear them.

Please click here if you would like to view and/or purchase these items from the store.  Thanks!

Sincerely,

Milton Soccer Board