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ONE TIME: You will need to setup a SportsEngine Account. Note - If you coach multiple Harrisburg Park District programs (soccer, baseball, softball, flag football), you will use the same account for all sports. However, you still have to register each season for every sport you coach. 

EACH SEASON: ALL Coaches must register (no cost) through Sports Engine EVERY fall and spring. Select 2021 SYSA Coach/Volunteer - Fall Soccer. 

Navigate to the Harrisburg Park District SportsEngine website and Click Sign In. 

Enter your email address. If you do not already have a SportsEngine account, you will need to first setup your SportsEngine account. 

After the you go through account setup process, you will get a verification email to activate your account. If you do not receive the email, check your junk/spam folder. Click Activate My Account. 

After your SportsEngine account is setup, login to the website and go to the Registration Tab and select 2021 SYSA Coach/Volunteer - Fall Soccer and complete the rest of the registration process. 

Finally, o
nce you have setup your SportsEngine Account and registered, you can visit the App Store for your type of device and download the SportsEngine app for additional team following and features. 


The league does not schedule practices.
The fields for practice are at a first come first serve basis. If the fields are crowded we ask that you only use half the field and let another team use the other half.  

The league does not provide trophies or medals.What seems to work well is to have pizza or special treats as a celebration for last game of season. 

We use a ticket system at the Concession Stand for after game treats. The ticket is good for one soda/water and one candy/chips of choice. Each players registration fee covers after game snacks. Have someone pick up your tickets for your team before your game end once you know how many players from your team came that night. Of course, you can always do something on your own.

The league does not provide any equipment cones, pinnies, goal keeper jersey or gloves etc.  If you do get cones, get them online from Amazon etc. Area stores want an outrageous amount for a handful of cones.  


All coaches are encouraged to complete coaches education modules. Both in person and online modules are available.

Travel team coaches are REQUIRED to complete at least the free 20 minute online Introduction to Grassroots Coaching module. Completion of additional modules are encouraged. SYSA will reimburse travel team coaches the $25 fee for any additional online modules taken for their age group. 

Link to the course education center to take courses: 
US Soccer Coaches Education Center 


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Wlmington Youth Soccer Association 

Oregon Youth Soccer Association

The Coaching Manual

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Minnesota Youth Soccer

Smedley's Soccer Site 

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Saline Youth Soccer Association (SYSA)

921 W Poplar St 
Harrisburg, Illinois 62946

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 618-252-2111
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