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Parent Coach Onboarding

Welcome Parent Coaches!

Thank you for stepping up to coach your team this season!  If this is your first time volunteer coaching with PPA, then you're in the right place. As part of your first season, we provide an Onboarding Program for new parent coaches aimed to make your first season with PPA a success. Watch this welcome video, then follow the steps below. If you have any questions feel free to email  Play On!

1. Download PPA App & Slack

Estimated Time to complete: 3 minutes 

Description: The best way to manage your team's roster will be with the PPA App. The best way to communicate with our Directors will be through Slack. 



Step 1: Download PPA Phone App​

  • Search “Player Progression Academy” in your app store. 


Step 2: Download the Slack App on your phone​. Once you download the app, email with the subject line "PPA Slack invite request". Natalie will then send you an invitation to join our Slack Workspace.

2. Watch the Handbook and Read the Policies

Estimated Time to complete: 7 mins


Description: We have a video to help you learn the administrative parts of coaching with PPA like filling your roster, communicating with your team, etc. The video will also introduce you to PPA's philosophy of coaching and what you can expect as the season gets going. Finally, we ask you read through our Parent-Coach policies aimed to keep our standards high, and our players safe!

1. Watch our Parent Coach Handbook. 

2. Read through our Parent - Coach Policies:

3. Complete Background Check and Child Safety Course

Estimated Time to complete: 70 mins


Description: Due to the nature of working with kids we require all PPA coaches and staff to complete a background check and a sexual abuse awareness training. 



Step 1:  Follow this link to complete your background check and our Sexual Abuse Awareness Training.

- Please complete the training and you will receive the background check via a separate link to your email. Any questions please email


By coaching with PPA, our hope is to support you as much as possible so that you can deliver a great experience for your players. We thank you for going through our online onboarding program, and we hope it helps. But we also know becoming a great coach is a lot more than reading through a couple slide decks. Before each season, you'll be invited to a preseason meeting we do with all our coaches - professional and parent. At that meeting, we'll give you gear and equipment you can use, demonstrate some the sessions we have in the curriculum, and answer questions. And then through the season, we'll continue to try to be a resource for help. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you out on the fields!

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