Online Training for Volunteers

Thank you for volunteering to help our Region. Without volunteers, we would not be able to operate our Region. There are several roles that volunteers can choose from:
  • General purpose, regional volunteer
    • Emptying trash cans
    • Helping in the snack Shack
    • Filling gopher holes
    • Other miscellaneous activities
  • Coach, assistant coach, team parent
  • Referee
  • Division coordinator
  • Scheduler
  • Communications
  • Field setup
  • VIP Buddy
For youths that are attending high school, they can earn community service hours by volunteering. You can obtain more information on this at the Snack Shack.

Every person that registers as a volunteer must take the AYSO Safe Haven course. This is a free online course and must be taken at the start of every fall season, which is the start of the AYSO year. Coaches must also take the CDC Concussion Awareness training - this course only needs to be taken once and it is also free. 

Before one is able to receive credit for taking a course, the person must first register as a volunteer. That is done from with Blue Sombrero. To register as a volunteer:
  • log-in to
  • If you have not done so already, create an account by clicking on Register
  • If you already have an account, click on Login
  • After selecting that you would like register as a volunteer, fill-in the volunteer application and submit it
  • From your My Account page, click on Volunteer Opportunities
  • Click on Find Volunteer Roles
  • Select the program you want to volunteer for (e.g. 2017 Fall Core) the +SELECT will change to SELECTED with a check-mark above it
  • Click on View Roles
  • Roles are listed by division name. For example, in each division, you will find the Coach role. Select the role that you are interested in. If you want to coach more than one division, you must sign up as a coach for each of the divisions.
    • NOTE: for referees, if you want to referee in more than one division, simple select the youngest division you want to referee for - you do not need to sign up as a referee for every division as that can take a lot of time and the system does not currently have an easy way to copy your information across to multiple roles
  • You may need to click on Show More a few times to find the role you want to volunteer for
  • Once you have selected all of the roles you want to volunteer for, click on Continue at the bottom of the page
To take an online course:
  • Login to your sccount (if not already logged in to it)
  • from your Account page, click on HOME
  • On the HOME page, click on AYSOU (it is a little below the LOGOUT button)
  • On the AYSO U portal page, click on login
  • Once logged-in, click on My Courses
  • You will see AYSO's Safe Haven and CDC: Concussion Course
  • Click on the Safe Haven to take the free online course
  • (If necessary) click on the Concussion Course to that the free online course
There are other courses that can be taken online. There is a $7.00 charge for most of them. Volunteers are reimbursed for any course fees - simply print a copy of your receipt of payment and turn it in at the Snack Shack and our treasurer will write a refund check for the volunteer.