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Becoming A Coach

Becoming A Coach

Coaching children is a very rewarding experience. In addition, 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 do not 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 will 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 three easy steps. First, fill out a volunteer form. Then either attend a short Safe Haven™ course in person or online. Lastly, you must attend a brief age-specific coaching course. It is only a few hours.

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 your Region's Coach Administrator or Regional Commissioner if you are ready to become a coach.

I do not know anything about soccer. Can I still help coach?

Yes! AYSO provides training and materials. Being a coach involves skills you probably already have in addition to specific soccer knowledge. If you are uncertain, try being an assistant coach. Your Region's Coach Administrator will be happy to try to match you up with somebody with a little more experience.

What are the various levels of coach certification?

AYSO offers coach training for every age group. The various levels are as follows and each one has its own course: U-6, U-8, U-10, U-12, Intermediate, Advanced and National.

What are the requirements and time involved with the various coach certifications?

AYSO's U-6, U-8, U-10, and U-12 courses are all considered “stand-alone” courses, meaning that you may take any one of them without having taken any prior courses. The U-12 course then becomes the prerequisite for taking the Intermediate course, which is the prerequisite for taking the advanced course, which is the prerequisite for taking the National course. Course times are as follows

The Coaching Manual

We are delighted to announce we have
signed a new partnership with our friends
at The Coaching Manual.
This exciting new partnership
will provide FREE access to the 
for every coach in AYSO.

Coach Forms

How To Fill Out LineUp Card
PDF Game Card Printer

Download this PDF to create game cards for your team. Game cards are required at all games.
Make sure you print both-side, Please print Game card in CARD STOCK ONLY 

List players in numerical order. Player names should be written first name and last name. 

All players must be included on the game card, even if absent from the game. 

Do not mark your card with quarter substitutions. The assistant referees will fill in player activity.

Be sure to save your completed game card to your hard drive for future use. It is a good idea to have several copies of your game card at every game. 

All-StarTournament Aplication

Coach Resources / Info


Submit your Ratings through your phone, follow the instructions below.

1. Open your camera on your phone.

2.  Point it at the QR Code and click ( this will direct you to the website to submit your ratings).

3.  Fill out Team info and player ratings and submit. and you will be all done. 

Or Click on this link ------->Rating-Site.



AYSO National Coaching Program

Training Duration & Frequency Recommendations

Age Group          Frequency                                   Duration

6U                      Once Per Week, Plus Game         1 Hour

7U                     Once Per Week, Plus Game         1 Hour

8U                     Once Per Week, Plus Game         1 Hour

10U                   Twice Per Week, Plus Game        1 Hour

12U                   Twice Per Week, Plus Game        1 Hour

14U                  Twice Per Week, Plus Game         2 Hour

16-18U             Twice Per Week, Plus Game        2 Hour

National Partners


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3481 West 5th Street, Suite 106
Oxnard, California 93030

Email Us: [email protected]
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