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Coach Training

(updated 7/10/2019)

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 Haven and Concussion Awareness training.

a)  Register as an AYSO Volunteer in Blue Sombrero (NOT eAYSO as in years past); be sure that you have eSigned the application!  Detailed instructions can be found on the Region 9 website at https://ayso.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?tabid=866537
If you are a returning Region 9 volunteer (i.e. you completed a Volunteer application last year for Region 9, for any Volunteer job) then you are done.
If you are a new Region 9 Volunteer, print out one (1) copy of the completed and eSigned Volunteer Application and bring that to the first class session.
b)    Complete Safe Haven and Concussion Awareness online using the AYSO U training website.  From the Region 9 Home page click on AYSOU in the main menu, and login with the same Username and Password as you use for logging in to Blue Sombrero (Player and Volunteer Registration program).  Select My Courses, then Open the free course you want (AYSO's Safe Haven or CDC:  Concussion Course).  Complete each course.  Bring the printed completion certificate to class. A Coach cannot be certified until Safe Haven and Concussion Awareness have been completed.

Please Pre-register for any of the Region 9 Coach classes at the same AYSOU website as you used for Safe Haven and Concussion Awareness (click on AYSOU from the main Region 9 menu).
1.  click on In-Person Courses from the AYSOU main menu
2.  Open the Coach Instructor Led Courses
3.  click the Sessions button to the right of the class you wish attend (6U Coach, 8U Coach, 10U Coach, or 12U Coach)
5.  scroll through the entire list of offerings for that class for all dates and locations.  Look for the class that includes "10/E/0009 Thousand Oaks CA", on the date you want (3 Aug or 24 Aug).
6.  click on the Register button to the right of the class date and location you want.  That's it!  You'r registered.


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 8/3/2019 or 8/24/2019:

CourseDatesTimesRoster #
6U Coach8/3/201910am – 12pm 
8U Coach8/3/201910am – 1pm 
10U Coach8/3/201910am – 2pm 
12U Coach8/3/201910am – 3pm 

All 8/3/2019 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)

CourseDatesTimesRoster #
6U Coach8/24/201910am – 12pm 
8U Coach8/24/201910am – 1pm 
10U Coach8/24/201910am – 2pm 
12U Coach8/24/201910am – 3pm 

All 8/24/2019 Coaching Courses will be held at Wildflower Playfields, 635 W Avenida De Los Arboles, Thousand Oaks (field #3, the furthest west field closest to the playground)

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.  Camarillo is hosting the Area 10E/10W Intermediate Coach training this year.

  • When: Saturday August 3, 2019
  • Class starts at 8:00 am and ends by 6:00 pm
  • Where: Pleasant Valley Fields in Camarillo, at the East Classssroom
  • Register at AYSOU
    ***IMPORTANT***  Click on Area 10 W and E Intermediate Coach Class Camarillo - Camarillo, CA and carefully read ALL of the explanation and instructions there.  There will be some pre-class work to be done at least 2 weeks ahead of time, so please register as soon as possible.
  • 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.

Advanced Coach:

Coaches in the 16U and 19U divisions must be certified as an Advanced coach.  Region 363 (Moorpark) is hosting the Area 10E Advanced Coach training this year.
When: Sunday August 4, 2019

  • Class starts at 8:00 am and ends by 6:00 pm
  • Where: Pleasant Valley Fields in Camarillo, at the East Classssroom
  • Register at AYSOU
    ***IMPORTANT***  Click on Area 10 W and E Advanced Coach Class Camarillo - Camarillo, CA and carefully read ALL of the explanation and instructions there.  There will be some pre-class work to be done at least 2 weeks ahead of time, so please register as soon as possible.
  • 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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