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To participate you must complete the online registration process.
Coaches and other parent volunteers will need to complete the volunteer form and submit it to a Live Scan records/background check. Once your child is placed in a team, Per PAL standards there is no refund and your fee will go to PAL as a donation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coach Registration Soccer 2022

 

Please register below on the green button to create an account with San Jose to PAL once your registration is complete.

Information for Coaches & Referees

Metro PAL Youth Soccer League

Soccer Practice Fields

Click here for the addresses of the fields.

 

Coaching Clinic 

San Jose PAL                                                    Milpitas                                  San Jose PAL

Saturday, June 25th                                    Saturday, August 13                 Wednesday, August 24th

680 South 34th Street                                680 S. 34th Street                    680 S. 34th Street

San Jose, CA 95116                                     San Jose, CA 95116                 San Jose, CA 95116

 

Referee Clinic 

San Jose PAL                                                     Milpitas

Saturday, June 18                                              Saturday, August 

680 S. 34th Street

San Jose, CA 95116

 

Paperwork for Coaches

California State Law and P.A.L. regulations require that coaches be officially cleared to coach. All prospective coaches must fill out the San Jose Police Activities League Adult Registration Form and be fingerprinted (Livescan).

Primary coaches must submit the registration form and completed the livescan report to the San Jose P.A.L. Office. Assistant coaches can submit their information (a copy of the completed livescan report, the Adult Registration Form, and a photo) to the Rosegarden PAL Soccer Commissioner, who will issue the assistant coach's card.

These forms can be found in the Forms Section. Submit these forms by June for the quickest results. Remember no forms, no coaching.
 

P.A.L. Soccer Field Laws

Players & Coaches:

  • Player/coach's cards are required at check-in for every game.
  • Players must be in complete league-issued uniforms (shirt, shorts, socks) or will not play.
  • Shirts must be tucked in at the start of the game and each quarter/half.
  • Shin guards must be worn inside the player's socks.
  • No jewelry is permitted. No bandages or tape over earrings. A Medic-Alert is allowed if taped to the body.
  • No orthopedic casts of any kind (hard or soft) are permitted on the field of play.
  • The coach's area extends 10 yards on either side of the midfield line.
  • Spectators are not permitted within 20 yards of corner flags along the sideline or anywhere behind the goal line.
  • No coach or spectator may enter the field of play at any time without a signal from the referee.
  • Referee calls are final. Dissent in action or word by a player, coach or spectator could result in a caution (yellow card) or ejection (red card).
  • Substitutions are to be made at midfield and only after the substituted player leaves the field.

U-6 & U-8 Play:

  • A number of players: maximum 7; minimum 5.
  • Size 3 ball.
  • U-6 - four 8 minute quarters.
  • U-8 - four 10 minute quarters.
  • All free kicks are indirect.
  • No penalty kicks.
  • Throw-in fouls: a repeat of throw-in is allowed once only.
  • No offside penalties (except for "camping at goal").
  • Substitution is permitted only at quarter breaks and for an injured player.
  • No sliding.
  • U-8 - any player given a yellow card must leave the field until the next legal substitution.
  • U8 - any player, coach, or spectator given a red card (ejected) must leave the field.
  • A player may be suspended based on the referee's report.
  • The mercy rule is applied.

U-10 Play:

  • A number of players: maximum 9; minimum 7.
  • Size 4 ball.
  • Two 25-minute periods.
  • All free kicks are indirect.
  • No penalty kicks.
  • Substitution is permitted on own throw-in, any goal kick, before kick-off and for an injured player.
  • No repeat for a bad throw-in.
  • FIFA offside rules apply.
  • Sliding O.K. if done properly.
  • A player given a yellow card must leave the field until the next legal substitution.
  • Any player, coach, or spectator is given a red card (ejected) must leave the field.
  • A player may be suspended based on the referee's report.
  • The mercy rule is applied.

U-12 & Up Play:

  • A number of players: maximum 11; minimum 7.
  • U-12: Size 4 ball.
  • U-15 & Up: Size 5 ball.
  • U-12 - Two 30 minute halves.
  • U-15 - Two 35 minute halves.
  • U-18 - Two 40 minute halves.
  • Substitution is permitted on own throw-in, any goal kick, before kick-off, and for an injured player.
  • All other FIFA / League rules apply.
  • A player given a yellow card must leave the field until the next legal substitution.
  • Any player, coach, or spectator is given a red card (ejected) must leave the field.
  • A player may be suspended based on the referee's report.

 



Livescan (Fingerprinting)

The Sheriff's Office now has an online website where a prospective coach can fill out the livescan request form and make an appointment to be fingerprinted. This website is located at sherifflivescan.sccsheriff.org. Click on the link and the form will open in a new window.

You can also go to sccsheriff.org and click on the "fingerprinting" icon to get to the same place.

Please read the following information carefully before filling out the online form. You can also refer back to this page as you fill out the form.

You will need the following information for the Livescan form:

  • Agency ORI code: Z0001
  • Type of Application: Volunteer
  • Agency Address Set Contributing Agency:
    • Agency authorized to receive criminal history information: San Jose PAL
    • Street number: 680
    • Street: S. 34th St.
    • City: San Jose
    • State: CA
    • Zip Code: 95116
    • Contact Name: Joseph Gagliardi 
    • Billing Number: (leave blank)
    • Mail code: 06158
    • Contact telephone number: (408) 272-9725
  • Your OCA number: Z0001
  • Level of Service: DOJ/ FBI - Yes

Note that when you roll your mouse over the form, lilac-colored pop-up boxes will appear with special instructions on how to format the data for that field. For example, for "height", if you are 5' 8" tall, you must put 508. If you're 5' 11", you must put 511.

Leave the Employer portion of the form (the final section) blank. It is intended only for people applying for State of California jobs.

 

Certificate of Completion Training for Coaches CDC Heads up 

https://www.train.org/cdctrain/course/1089818/


FAQs for Coaches

General information both Coaches and Assistant Coaches need to submit Adult Registration Forms and obtain a Live Scan?
Yes. Assistant Coaches need to submit the same information as Coaches.

Must Assistant Coaches attend the All Coaches meeting?
No, they are not required to attend. It would be to their benefit to attend and they are invited. The meeting is a great time to learn more about the League and about coaching soccer.

Who should I contact if I have a question about coaching?
Contact district commissioners

Where can I learn more about the rules of soccer?
To find the laws of soccer and questions and answers about them, go to the FIFA technical support section.

Calls on the Field

What is "Offsides"?
First of all, "offsides" is not what many think it is. A player is called for offsides if, in the opinion of the Referee, that player is in an offside position and because of that position has an advantage or can interfere with the ongoing play. A player may be in an offside position and not be part of the immediate play. Such a case is not offside.

What is "handling the ball"?
It is not called "handball". Handling the ball means a player, in the opinion of the Referee, deliberately changes the course of the ball with his hand or arm. For example, if the ball is kicked directly at the head of a player and that player raises his hand to protect the head and the ball hits the hand or arm while the hand is set, such is not "handling the ball". If the hand or arm was in motion and knocks the ball away then it is handling the ball. The key is deliberate change in the course of the ball.

Base Cost: $0.00

Opened: 04/01/2022

Open to: Men & Women