Referee Clinics

Washington Timbers promotes referee education, but is not a licensing entity for education and classes. For more information on referee education, please visit the Washington State Referee website at

Positive Coaching Alliance





"Better Athletes, Better People" is exactly what a great youth program should be working to create. SWYSA has partnered with Positive Coaching Alliance to develop a league-wide culture amongst our Coaches, Parents, and Athletes that allows for positive performance on and off the field. Check back here often to learn about our latest news and events and how you can become more involved with the PCA Movement!

PCA's 3 Guiding Principles: Filling the Emotional Tank, ELM Tree of Mastery (Effort, Learning, Mistakes are ok), Honoring the Game (ROOTS: Respect for Rules, Opponents, Officials, Teammates, Self)

  • PCA Development Zone: Online Resource Center: Tips, Tools, Videos to use with your teams throughout the year
  • PCA is a National Partner of US Youth Soccer
  • PCA is a proud partner of the Portland Timbers

Check out the information on their web site:



Tuesday, September 3rd, 6:00-7:30 pm - Second Goal Parent at Hampton Inn

Please register for any of our workshops by clicking HERE

Coaching Resources

Here is a 30+ minute coaching clinic video.  Very well done, great information, and well worth a watch.  Session goes over activities for U5-U8 age players.  Click HERE for the video.

Coaching Manual

Game Rules and Team Information

 Timbers/Thorns Curriculum

US Youth Soccer Practice Activities

Washington Youth Soccer

Guided Discovery


Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Requirement

Dear Washington Youth Soccer Coaches –

On July 24, 2015, Senate Bill 5083 – also known as the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Act – becomes effective. The law mandates that ALL coaches (paid or volunteer) at organizations using school district facilities in the State of Washington are educated in the nature and risk of sudden cardiac arrest prior to the first practice/competition. This education shall include signs and symptoms of sudden cardiac arrest. The new law is an important step in ensuring player safety and mitigating sudden cardiac arrest risk.

 Washington Youth Soccer is taking the following steps to help educate you and other coaches by: 

  1. Publishing sudden cardiac arrest resources from Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) and the complete law on the Washington Youth Soccer website, including an online pamphlet providing information about sudden cardiac arrest click HERE.
  2. Requiring all coaches to complete an online sudden cardiac arrest prevention program and submit to their club/association a certificate showing completion of the program. WIAA is still working on the training program for coaches; in the meantime, WIAA recommends using the National Federation of State High School Associations (NHFS) online training. The training takes approximately 15 minutes and is available for free at
  3. You will need to register and create a log in at the above website and complete the Cardiac training for Washington state. Once you have completed the online training, you must provide your Association with a copy of your completion certificate. You must email the completion certificate to

 Note: In order for players to participate in practices after July 24, 2015 and be eligible for the 2015-2016 soccer season, players and parent(s)/guardians must sign the statement of compliance form relating to the nature and risk of concussion or head injury and sudden cardiac arrest. We are helping to facilitate this by sending all Washington Youth Soccer players an email with a link to their online registration profile to review and electronically sign the consent form and providing a link to a PDF version of the form. Until the consent form is signed, players will not be allowed to practice or play.  

To read more information on the new sudden cardiac arrest awareness law, as well as the concussion and head injury law, visit

All coaches on the roster must have the cardiac, concussion and a national background check completed before rosters and cards will be issued for the 2015-2016 season.

For any questions and completed cardiac certificates please email 

Thank you for your timely completion of the required Cardiac training.