Thank You For Volunteering!

Our sports programs depend on volunteers as coaches and your support is needed! 

You will experience the joy of seeing players learn and develop self confidence, learn teamwork, participate in games and thoroughly enjoy playing youth sports.

As a volunteer coach with ASA you can help further the Mission of ASA to be the place Where Kids Come to Play!

At ASA coaching is a privledge and not a right. All coaches should read and  know our Vission & Mission Statement as well as our Core Values and Behaviors. In addition, coaches must read and adhere to the ASA Uniform Code of Conduct. 

ASA Vision & Mission Statement

ASA Core Values & Behaviors

ASA Uniform Code of Conduct

As a co-sponsored organization of the City of Allen, we are required to provide a coach certification process for all coaches in all sports. There are several steps to the coach certification process outlined below. This is the basic ASA coach registration and certification process. Some sports programs require additional training and/or certifications. Please check the individual sport webpage for information on any additional coaching requirements.


Coaches must be at least 21-years-old to coach in any ASA sports program.

All coaches must register online every season for every sport they will be coaching in.

Returning coaches can log in to their Sportspilot family account and register at the link below. 
New coaches who do not have a Sportspilot family account can create a family account at the same link below. Once the family account is set up they can register to coach.
By registering to coach you are agreeing to a criminal background check to be run by the Allen Sports Association. Background checks must be run every 12 months for each registered head coach/assistant coach/manager. 

Team Invitation Code

This process was created in an effort to let parents register directly to their team instead of having to wait for the ASA staff to move everyone manually. Some sports do not use the Team Invitation Code process. Those sports include: Inline Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer and Track.

In order to get the team code the Head Coach MUST register online for the current season, This is especially important for the head coach because they are the ones who will be sent the Team Invitation Code.

Once registered, the ASA staff will review the criminal background status to make sure it is current, then create the team and move the head coach to the roster. Then an email will be sent out to the head coach that contains the team code. When registering please make sure contact information, specifically email address, is correct. If it is not, the coach will not receive the team invitation code email.

If you have registered and have not received your team code and it has been MORE THAN 4 days, please contact the ASA office and we can check and see why the email has not been sent. It could mean the background check is pending or that the email address is not correct in the system.

Log in to your Sportspilot account at the following link:


Sportspilot Tutorial: Manage Team Roster 

Please be sure to monitor the team roster often during registration. The ASA office staff will not be responsible for moving players over manually so players must register with the team invitation code to get placed on the team roster. If they end up in the draft pool for some reason or another, the head coach must contact the ASA office and let us know so that we can get the player moved to the team before registration closes.



There are two different badges for ASA coaches. All coaches in baseball, basketball, cheerleading, football, inline hockey, lacrosse, softball, track and volleyball need an ASA 3-Year coaching badge before the season begins. This includes, but is not limited to: head coach, assistant coach, managers, base coaches, dugout parents and anyone who plans to help out at practices or games during the season. 

Once a coach has registered online we will run a criminal background check. After the background check has cleared the coach will be moved to their team roster. If a coach has completed all the required certifications (ASA & sport specific) they can come to the ASA office to have a badge made. 

New coaches who do not have a badge must come in person to have a badge made. Badges require a photogpraph. Please bring a driver license or state-issued identification card. 

Returning coaches who already have a badge will need a new sticker each year for the badge. Please bring your badge with you when coming to get the new sticker. (After 3 years a new badge will be required)

ASA soccer coaches receive a different badge than the rest of the sports. This badge is required by the North Texas State Soccer Association. The soccer badge is renewed every fall season and is good fall through spring. Coaches must register online each season. Once registered coaches will receive a login and password to follow steps to have a criminal background check completed via the Got Soccer website, 

Soccer badges are not available until after team formation is complete. 



3-Year Badge                       Soccer Badge





Positive Coaching Alliance

In 2010, ASA partnered with the Positive Coaching Alliance. Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) develops BETTER ATHLETES, BETTER PEOPLE through resources for youth and high school sports coaches, parents, administrators and student-athletes. In addition to 1,000+ free audio-video and printable tips and tools at, PCA has partnered with roughly 3,500 schools and youth sports organizations nationwide to deliver live group workshops, online courses and books by PCA Founder Jim Thompson that help those involved in youth and high school sports create a positive, character-building youth sports culture.

PCA resources, which have reached more than 8.6 million youth, strive to transform high school and youth sports into a Development Zone™ culture, where the goal is to develop Better Athletes, Better People and the following become the prevailing models in youth and high school sports:

  • The Double-Goal Coach®, who strives to win while also pursuing the more important goal of teaching life lessons through sports
  • The Second-Goal Parent®, who concentrates on life lessons, while letting coaches and athletes focus on competing
  • The Triple-Impact Competitor®, who strives to impact sport on three levels by improving oneself, teammates and the game as a whole.
For more information on the Positive Coaching Alliance and for access to hundreds of coaching articles and tools for success, check out the website below:


As part of our partnership with PCA, ASA hosts 2-3 PCA Double-GoalCoach Workshops each year. All coaches are urged to attend at least one PCA Double-Goal Coach Workshop to complete the ASA certification process.PCA has made its name by presenting more than 18,000 live workshops for youth and high school sports leaders, coaches, parents and athletes, who have called their workshop experience "transformative" and "life-changing."

Each workshop takes anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours and is led by a PCA Trainer with deep athletic and coaching experience (usually at least three years at the high school level or above). The Trainer explains PCA's three key principles -- Redefining "Winning" as Mastery of Sport, Filling Emotional Tanks and Honoring the Game -- and leads attendees through a series of interactive exercises based on common youth sports scenarios.

The result is that the group of leaders, coaches, parents or athletes begins to explore different approaches for success and establishes a common vocabulary for use in providing athletes a positive, character-building youth sports environment.

Often, workshop attendees are "unfrozen" from negative beliefs and practices they had accepted throughout their sporting lives and experience an emotional awakening that benefits them, their families, communities and most importantly, the youth athletes they serve.

The next PCA Coach Workshop will be held:

Time: 9:00am-10:30am

Date: May 13 & August 19

Location: City Of Allen Community Room at Allen City Hall.  305 Century Parkway, Allen,TX.


Sport Specific Coaching Requirements

Some sports programs have additional sport specific coaching requirements. You can find these additional requirements at the links below.







Coach of the Month


Our Coach of the Month is Emily Thurgood

Years with ASA:  2 

Sport: Basketball

"Coach Emily is a mother of 4 children (8,7,4,1). Her husband was deployed for the 4th time to Afghanistan mid-season and she never missed a beat! She is one of the few women who coaches a boy basketball team. We were definitely out of our league this season losing every game, but she made sure our boys walked out of the game with their heads held high and wanting to play harder! What I loved most about her approach and philosophy of coaching was after every game she asked the boys 3 questions. 1.Did you play your best? 2. Did u have fun? 3.Did you learn something new. To me this speaks louder than a winning season. Last point. I am the mom who has breast cancer. I never even told her. She was the one who bought the pink socks (for my son and daughter's team) in honor of me. This taught the boys a bigger lesson in life. To me that's more than coach of the month, that's coach of the year! - Amanda Dennett 

“She puts pressure on us in a good way and is really nice. She also did pink socks for Mrs. Amanda." - Hudson Yobp

“She always has our back and makes sure the game is being played fair." - Carsen Dennett

"She has experience because she used to play basketball. She is really funny.” - Henry Hastings




Coach Milestones

ASA recognizes the following coaches for their support and dedication to the organization.

Make sure you congratulate the coaches below on their exemplary service!


Stevie Mayberry


2000 Ella Bassett

2003 David Boroson

2003 Dona Dismukes

2003 Steve Groat

2003 Rodney Moss

2003 Sharon Trujillo

2003 Brant Wood

2004 Aaron Bass

2004 David Ray Clark

2004 David Piepenburg

2004 Michael Zander

2004 Scott McClellan

2004 Troy Daugherty

2005 Billy Atkins

2005 John Bell

2005 Kevin Janek

2005 Shane Stelmach

2005 Timothy Tye

2006 Brad Welhouse

2006 Brian Donohue

2006 Christopher Miksa

2006 David Chinn

2006 Eric Canning

2006 Jeffrey Ludlow

2006 John Little

2006 Lawrence "Buddy" Liles

2006 Mark Easley

2006 Thomas Cowart

2006 Thomas Stauch



Student Athlete Mentor

The Student Athlete Mentor program is available to qualified high school & college student athletes who are 15- to 20-years-old. Student Athlete Mentors should be currently playing the sport they will be mentoring in or have a solid background playing the sport for no less than 2 years.  Student Athlete Mentors must apply at the ASA office and be approved to receive a Student Athlete Mentor badge. 


  • Mentors should maintain no less than a 2.0 GPA while participating in the program.
  • Badges must be renewed annually.
  • Badges must be worn to all practices & games.
  • Student Athlete Mentors do not hold a position of authority with players or parents of the team. All coaching authority remains with the Head Coach and Assistant Coaches of the team.
  • Mentors should never be left alone with players during practice or games.
  • Mentors may attend practice and help in the dugout during games.
  • Mentors may NOT sit on the bench in a coaching capacity (volleyball/basketball).
  • Mentors may NOT stand in as a base coach on the field (baseball/softball).


Student Athlete Mentor Application (Must be submitted to the ASA office for approval)