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Becoming a Coach

Positive Coaching

Coaching children is a very rewarding experience. And coaching your own child's team can be one of the most rewarding experiences of all! Coaches are pivotal to having children get the AYSO experience. If Regions don't have enough coaches, registration is scaled back, and kids who want to play in AYSO are turned away.

Do you have little or no experience with soccer? No problem! AYSO will teach you based on the age level you are coaching. Unique age-appropriate coach training is one of AYSO's specialties. If you plan to be at your child's soccer practices and games, you'll also have time to be your child's coach.

To become an AYSO coach, you must be certified in the age level you are coaching. Certification takes five easy steps:

  1. Be at least 18 years old.
  2. If you are not already a registered volunteer, go to http://eayso.org, click on "Apply as a new adult volunteer" and fill out the form. When you finish you'll be assigned an AYSO ID.

  3. Go to http://aysotraining.org, enter your AYSO ID and last name, then click COURSES on the menu.

  4. Click on the following courses:
    • Course MT02 - AYSO's Safe Haven (required for all volunteers) ​(60 mins)
    • ​​AYSO CDC Concussion Awareness (required annually for all coaches) ​(45 mins)

  5. Complete the age-specific coaching course. Depending on the age division you want to coach, this training may be available only at an in-person training session.
Coaches are essential to the game. They teach children soccer skills and help develop a healthy, positive attitude, teamwork and good sportsmanship. Coaching is a rewarding experience because you have the opportunity to build a child's self-esteem, help them learn new skills and just have a lot of fun.

Contact our Coach Administrator at coach@ayso894.net, or the Regional Commissioner, if you are ready to become a coach or need more information.