AYSO is a volunteer-run organization. AYSO has developed age-appropraite coach training that helps parents who may have little or no soccer experience quickly gain the age-appropriate knowledge and skills they need to be effective coaches.
If you are interested in coaching an AYSO team there are three things that you must do:
- Complete the Volunteer application online at eAYSO.org. Volunteers that are over 18-yrs old must provide a social security number (for background check) and you must complete the electronic signature.
- Complete the Safe Haven training online. Safe Haven training focuses on safety and appropriate behavior with children as well as other on-field issues. Click here to go to Safe Haven training online. You will need your AYSO ID number that you received when you registered as a volunteer or you can see it when you log in to eAYSO.org
- Complete the age-appropriate coach certification training. Depending on the age-group, this may be an online course or a combination of class-room and field training. Contact our coach Administrator for more information on the appropriate coach course or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Coaches will be issued a coach badge that must be worn at all games to clearly indicate to the referee and spectators that they are the coach and that he or she has completed the three requirements above.
Field Helpers and Youth Volunteers: any parent or helper that participates in practices must also complete the volunteer application and the Safe Haven training. Youth volunteers just be at least 12-years old.
U6 and U8 courses are available online at www.aysotraining.org. The U10 course has an online portion and a field portion. These courses are also offered in person at various times – these course can be completed in any Region. Coaches must pre-register for courses in eAYSO. After logging into eAYSO, select Lookup from the blue menu bar and Course from the pull down menu. Fill in the Roster Number field to go directly to the course you want.
The U8 course is required for coaching at both the U7 and U8 level. Certification for a higher age group does not satisfy the requirement for age-specific certification at a lower age group – coaches must be certified in the age appropriate division.
If you need to look for another local course, fill in CA for the state field, 1 in the Section Field, and D in the Area field. If you still don’t see a course that meets your schedule, try entering only Section 1, 10, or 11 and do not enter anything the Area field. You will see other courses that are within an hour or so drive since these Sections cover Southern California.
The Intermediate certification is required for U14 and the Advanced certification is required for the U16 & U19 Divisions
See the example below which shows how to properly fill out a Region 92 Games Card for the U10/U12/U14 Divisions
For more information please contact Rick Pierce, the Region 92 Coach Administrator (email: email@example.com)