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Coach Training

(updated 8/9/2022)

To become an AYSO Coach you will need to follow the steps below:

Step 1:  You need to complete the AYSO Volunteer Application and take the online Safe HavenConcussion Awareness, Sudden Cardiac Arrest and Safesport training.

a)  Register as an AYSO Volunteer in Sports Connect as a HEAD COACH (for your child's Division); be sure that you have eSigned the application!  Detailed instructions can be found on the Region 9 website at https://www.ayso9.org/Default.aspx?tabid=866537
b)    Complete Safe HavenConcussion AwarenessSudden Cardiac Arrest and Safesport training online using the  AYSOU training website.  You must also be fingerprinted.

Please Pre-register for any of the Region 9 Coach classes at the same AYSOU website as you used for Safe HavenConcussion Awareness, Sudden Cardiac Arrest and Safesport.

Safesport - this is a new required course for all AYSO Volunteers as of 2022.  Click here for detailed instructions on how to register for Safesport, to ensure that you get AYSO credit for completing the online course.

 You must take the 12U Coaching Training Pre-Course online at AYSOU before you can take the 12U Coach In-Person Course (New!)

You must take the 12U Course before you can take the Intermediate Course
You  must take the Intermediate Course before you can take the Advanced Course

If you are unable to attend any of the available Coach courses offered by Region 9, you may also complete the required training at a neighboring AYSO Region.  Look for courses in Section 10, Area E (eastern Ventura County); Section 10, Area W (western Ventura County); or Section 10, Area V (San Fernando Valley).

Make sure you receive a Completion Certificate – or you might need to retake it 🙁

For all Coach Clinics Bring:

  • Water (lots, especially if it is a warm sunny day)
  • Soccer Ball (you will use it a lot)
  • Lawn Chair (have available in car, may or may not want one)
  • Sunglasses and Sunscreen, soccer cleats or tennis shoes, shin guards (if desired)
  • Pen, Pencil, Notebooks (only if you like to take notes)
  • Come dressed to play.

These clinics are about 1/3 class and 2/3 field work. Expect to get a good workout. You will receive a coaching manual at the end of the clinic.

U6 – U12 Coaches may take the age-appropriate course on either 8/6/2022 or 8/20/2022:

CourseDatesTimesRoster #
6U Coach8/6 or 8/20/2210am – 12pm 
8U Coach8/6 or 8/20/2210am – 1pm 
10U Coach8/6 or 8/20/2210am – 2pm 
12U Coach8/6 or 8/20/2210am – 3pm 

All 6U-12U Coaching Courses will be held at Conejo Creek South Park, 1300 E Janss Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362 (the fields closest to the snack bar)

CYSA/Club coaching certifications (F level, E level etc. ) can replace these AYSO clinics. See the Coach Administrator with all certification issues.

Intermediate Coach:

Coaches in the 14U division must be certified as an Intermediate coach.  _________________ is hosting Intermediate Coach training this year.

  • When:
  • Class starts at 8:00 am and ends by 5:00 pm
  • Where: 
  • Register at eTrainU. 
  • Bring: Pen/pencil and a note pad. There will also be a field session so wear appropriate shoes and bring sunscreen, water and a soccer ball.

If you cannot make these dates, you may take the course in any other region. However, you may be required to pay a fee if you do it outside Area 10E, V, or W (please ask the course instructor; Region 9 will reimburse you if there is a cost). Please see eTrainU for course listings.

Advanced Coach:

Coaches in the 16U and 19U divisions must be certified as an Advanced coach.  _____________ is hosting an Advanced Coach training this year.

  • When: 
  • Class starts at 8am and ends at 4pm
  • Where: 
  • Register at eTrainU. 
  • Bring: Pen/pencil and a note pad. There will also be a field session so wear appropriate shoes and bring sunscreen, water and a soccer ball.

If you cannot make these dates, you may take the course in any other region. However, you may be required to pay a fee if you do it outside Area 10E, V, or W (please ask the course instructor; Region 9 will reimburse you if there is a cost). Please see AYSOU for course listings.

Questions? Please contact Ken Ju, Region 9 Coach Administrator at: [email protected]

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