Coaches Corner - April 2021
Preseason Coaches Meetings:
All coaches should attend the pre-season coaches meetings for updates on their Sport, Sectionals, State Games, USA Games & World Games.
- Pre-Season Coaches Meeting - Bowling
- April 14, 2021 07:00 PM
- Register in advance for this meeting:
- Registration Link for Pre-Season Coaches Meeting - Bowling
- We have created a CLOSED group Facebook Page: SOPA Coaches
- There are qualifying questions that coaches must answer to be added. If they don’t answer the questions, they will not be added:
- What county do you coach for?
- What sports do you coach?
- This page is managed by our competition team
- Joining this page is OPTIONAL, it is simply one more way we hope to improve communication
- Goals: Improve communication:
- SOPA share information
- Encourage coaches to ask questions directly to competition team
- Coaches to share best practices
- Encourage cross collaboration by coaches
Coach Background Clearances and Athlete Medicals
- All coaches, both RETURNING and NEW MUST complete the new PA State required background checks via SOPA. Please contact your Field Director for more information.
- Program’s responsibility to ensure all athletes have a CURRENT medical for the season in which they are participating uploaded into VSys. There is a pre-populated report in VSys instructions can be found here.
2021 Lunch & Learn Webinar Series
All Webinars will be the 2nd Wednesday of every other month at 12:00pm. If interested in attending click the REGISTRATION link, once registered you will receive a call-in number and link to join the Webinar. If you are unable to be at a computer for the sessions, you can participate via the phone.
Webinars with an asterisk (*) will be eligible as Continuing Education courses. In order to receive the credit coaches must participate live or view recorded webinar from the SOPA website then submit a short quiz. Click here to learn more.