How to become a Certified CYO Coach
Age Requirements: 18 yrs for Assistant and 21 yrs for Head Coach
All Volunteers must complete #1 and #2 down below
NEW COACHES: Follow directions for 3a
RECERTIFICATIONS: Follow directions for 3b
1.Complete and email a Criminal Background Check form firstname.lastname@example.org (Allow up to 2 weeks for processing)
Note: There will not be a follow up phone call or email upon approval.
Please call the CYO office (210) 734-2620 to follow up on your background check.
2. Complete the following Vitrus training: Protecting God's Children, Sexual Harassment Training, and sign the Code of Conduct Acknowledgement form.
https://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/reg_2.cfm?theme=0&org=22110 (Scroll to bottom to choose the online course)
Note: If this your first time getting certified, please follow directions listed in 3a. Coaches who are seeking recertification, and who have already taken the “Coaching to Make a Positive Difference” course, please follow directions listed in 3b.
3a. (NEW COACHES). Complete the Coaching Coaches “Coaching to Make a Positive Difference” Online Training program ($24.95)
3b. (RECERTIFICATIONS). Complete the Coaching Coaches “Looking in the Mirror” online training program ($24.95)
Please make sure you are taking the "Looking in the Mirror" course and not retaking the "How to Become a Coach" course. Also, you can only access the course using the link above. If having trouble registering, completely log out of Coaching Coaches then follow the above link.
Once you have completed the required courses (Protecting God’s Children, Sexual Harassment Training, Coaching Coaches), and your background check has been approved by the Archdiocese HR Department, bring your completion certificates to the CYO Office (2718 W. Woodlawn) to get your badge. Our office processes badges Monday – Friday from 9am to 4pm. Thank you.
NOTE: Coach Badges will not be issued after Week 2 of the summer season (July 29th)
(Revised fo Summer 2020-5/21/2020)
***Please note that your coaches badge must be worn in order to be on the field and/or gym. Failure to do so will no allow you to participate as a coach.