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.

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.

To be an AYSO coach, you must complete four easy steps; 1) fill out a volunteer form each year on eAYSO, 2) take a short Safe Haven™ course online at aysotraining, 3) while you're there, take the mandatory Concussion Awareness Training and 4) attend a brief age-specific coaching course. It's only a few hours and you'll learn how easy it is to provide a great learning experience for our kids!

Go to the  Coach Training & Certification page to learn more.