AYSO run’s on volunteer Coaches who are typically parents of players because those Coaches will invest in the players’ desire to have fun while learning the skills necessary to play soccer. They are not doing it for the money, instead they are doing it help develop a healthy child with a positive attitude who knows something about teamwork, effort and good sportsmanship.
Although the primary role of a Coach is to make sure the players are learning the skills of the game, previous soccer experience is NOT a prerequisite to becoming a coach; AYSO will teach you the skills needed for the age level you will be coaching. Unique age-appropriate coach training is one of AYSO's specialties. If you have the desire to be a coach, we have the tools to help get you there.
If you are still unsure if you can be a Coach, just know that Coaching children can be a very rewarding experience and coaching your own child's team can be one of the most memorable and rewarding experiences of all!
Make a difference in your Child’s life, become a coach today. Instructions for signing up to Coach are listed on the next tab “How to Become a Coach”!!!
In order to become a coach, it takes three steps.
- Every volunteer must register annually in our Regional Management System (RMS) known as eAYSO. There are two main reasons you must register annually: we are required to do annual background checks and you have to accept the insurance and liability policies each Membership Year. Please make note of your AYSO volunteer ID, your ID is needed to sign up for the Online coaching classes as well as the In-Person classes. Visit eAYSO by clicking HERE.
- You must fill out our Google Docs Coaching Form which tells us all of the pertinent information we need to assign you as a potential coach like, who’s your child and how old they are. Fill out the form by clicking HERE.
- You must get Safe Haven certified, CDC Concussion certified and Coach certified for the age you are going to coach in order to move from potential coach to actual coach. Check out the next Tab for courses.