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 How to enroll your 3rd-5th grader as a Player at PC Afterschool 

(available to students at Brightwood, Gerena, and Lincoln)

Step 1: Ask your child's teacher or the guidance counselor about joining the program

Step 2: Once your child has been accepted, create a SportsEngine account (or log into one that you already have)

Step 3: Get the registration form password from the PC supervisor at your school

Step 4: Register your child for the Afterschool Program

 

 How to become a Youth Coach (High School) 

Step 1: Create a SportsEngine Account in your name (or log into one that you already have)

Step 2: Get the application password from Jo Glading-DiLorenzo and fill out the Coach Application from your account (*A Note About Applications: We will hold a tryout in January and will not accept new coaches prior to the tryout.)

Step 3: Have your parent/guardian create their own SportsEngine account

Step 4: Have your parent/guardian contact Jo Glading-DiLorenzo to get the tryout form password and fill out the Permission Slip to Try Out from their SportsEngine account

Step 5: Try Out

Step 6: If you're accepted, your parent/guardian will receive the registration password from Jo Glading-DiLorenzo and must fill out the Coach Registration form from their own SportsEngine account

 

 How to become an Intern Coach (Middle School) 

Step 1: Create a SportsEngine Account in your name (or log into one that you already have)

Step 2: Get the application password from Jo Glading-DiLorenzo and fill out the Intern Coach Application from your account

Step 3: Have your parent/guardian create their own SportsEngine account

Step 4: Have your parent/guardian contact Jo Glading-DiLorenzo and fill out the Permission Slip to Try Out  from their own SportsEngine Account

Step 5: Try Out

Step 6: If you're accepted, your parent/guardian will receive the registration password from Jo Glading-DiLorenzo and must fill out the Intern Coach Registration form from their own SportsEngine account

Apply and Register Online for the Fall 2017 Season

Frequently Asked Questions:

Why do I need to create a SportsEngine Account?

We at Project Coach found managing all of the paper registration forms that we used before cumbersome and inefficient, so we decided to switch to an online system. The online system we chose, SportsEngine, is a service that helps sports leagues and afterschool programs across the country register their participants and keep their information organized in a safe and secure database. Creating an account is just one of the steps that anyone who registers themselves or their children on the SportsEngine site must do. After you create your account, though, you will never have to do it again, which means that the next time you register for Project Coach (or any program that uses SportsEngine), you will be able to log in, select the person that you are registering from the list of people you have registered previously, and much of the information that you entered previously will be automatically entered for you. If you are registering someone new, you can also easily choose "register someone new" and continue just as easily.

How do I create a SportsEngine Account? 

Click HERE to get step by step instructions for creating a SportsEngine Account.

I tried using my account password to access the registration forms but it doesn't work!?

When you create your account, SportsEngine will ask you to choose a password. This password is for your unique SportsEngine account, not for the Project Coach application and registration forms, which are also password protected. 

How do I get the passwords I need to apply, let my child try out, and/or register my child?

In order to get the passwords to access our application and registration forms, contact the following people:

  • For PC Afterschool: Please contact your school's PC supervisor 

  • For Coaches: Please contact Jo G-D, PC Director email: jdilorenzo@smith.edu cell: 413-923-8077

 

Why are the Application, Try Out, and Registration Forms password protected?

  1. Project Coach password protects our Coach Applications so that prospective coaches get to have a conversation with our director, Jo Glading-DiLorenzo, about the program before they apply. 

  2. Project Coach password protects our Try Out and Registration forms to ensure that our coaches and players are not able to register themselves without getting their parent/guardian's permission, and to ensure that the waivers are signed by their parent/guardians.  

My child was a Coach last year and has already been accepted to continue in the program this year. Why do I need to fill out all the same forms again? Don't they just ask for the same information?

We created 3 separate forms that coach applicants and their parent/guardians must fill out each year they are in the program. They are as follows: an application, the permission slip parents fill out before their child tries out, and the registration form parents fill out when their child is accepted. This process is smoothest for first year coaches. However, we require that even returning coaches and their parents fill out these forms for several reasons:

  • We want to have the most up to date insurance, injury/allergy, primary care physician, and contact information for our coaches each year.

  • The IRB assent and consent forms that you each fill out, in which you agree or disagree to participate/have your child participate in the research that PC does on our program and its impact, are only valid for one year

  • The FERPA Warehouse form that parent/guardians sign if they want us to be able to access their children's grade information is only valid for one year.

  • We also ask that parents agree or disagree to allow their children to be photographed/filmed and to allow their children to have access to our social worker and social work intern while they are in the program. We like to give parents the option to reconsider their choices each year because we understand that parent's decisions can change.

One benefit of moving to this online system is that once you create an account and fill in your information the first year, the system will remember some of that the next time you log in. For example, if I created an account last year to register my daughter, this year I can log in to my account again, select her name from the list of people that I have previously registered, and then when I go to fill in her name and contact information it will already be there. All I'll have to do is make sure it is still correct and answer any additional questions. 

My child was a player in PC Afterschool last year and has already been invited to continue in the program this year. Why do I need to fill out the same form again? Doesn't it just ask for the same information?

We require that even the parents of returning players fill out the registration form for several reasons:

  • We want to have the most up to date insurance, injury/allergy, primary care physician, and contact information for our players each year.

  • The IRB consent form that parent/guardian's fill out, in which you agree or disagree to have your child participate in the research that PC does on our program and its impact, is only valid for one year.

  • The FERPA Warehouse form that parent/guardians sign if they want us to be able to access their children's grade information is only valid for one year.

  • We also ask that parents make choices about whether they will allow us to photograph/film their children, whether they feel comfortable with their child having access to counseling in our program, and whether they will pick up their child from program or allow them to walk home on their own. We like to give parents the option to reconsider their choices each year because we understand that parent's decisions can change.

 

One benefit of moving to this online system is that once you create an account and fill in your information the first year, the system will remember some of that the next time you log in. For example, if I created an account last year to register my daughter, this year I can log in to my account again, select her name from the list of people that I have previously registered, and then when I go to fill in her name and contact information it will already be there. All I'll have to do is make sure it is still correct and answer any additional questions.