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Volunteer Training

(updated 8/22/2021)
Online Training for all AYSO Volunteers (Coaches, Referees, Team Managers, Administrators, etc.) is now done through a website called AYSOU.  AYSOU is also used to register in advance for in-person courses.

Check the Coach Training web page or the Referee Training web page for specific and detailed requirements for training in each of those disciplines.

Click Here for a short instructional video on how to find and complete the online Safe Haven, Concussion and Cardiac courses (required every 2 years for all Region 9 Volunteers) using the AYSOU program


To get to the AYSOU website, go to the Region 9 Home page at and click on the AYSOU main menu link (between Team Central and Referees).  Login with your SportsConnect username and password.

*** Important ***  Check to make sure that AYSOU has your name and your AYSO ID# !!!
You should see your name in the upper right corner.
If you click on your name, then click on the My Account button in the next screen, the AYSOU User Name should match your AYSO ID#.

In a Sports Connect Account with both a Primary Account Holder and 1 or more Additional / Secondary Account Holders (AAH):
1) The AAH must accept the invitation sent by email from Sports Connect and create their own username and password.
a. This will create separate accounts with separate accesses
b. The username and password will be updated overnight, and the AAH will be able to access AYSOU the following day.
2) If the users are sharing a device to take the training in AYSOU, please make sure each user signs out of both AYSOU and Sports Connect before the next person attempts to access it, it is important that each user logs out and logs in for each session.
a. The Single-Sign-On Session stays running in the backgrounds to prevent users having to login throughout the day. However, if User 1 does not log out of their session and User 2 comes in and tries to login with their own account, the system may give access to User 1’s account. Note at the top right of the screen in AYSOU who the system shows as logged in. If it is the wrong User:
i. Log out of Sports Connect
ii. Log out of AYSOU U
iii. Close and open your browser and try again.

Lastly, please make sure users do not go directly to the AYSOU platform to try to login to their account. Due to the migration to Mobile First that login functionality is no longer available. The volunteer must login to the Region 9 website, click on HOME and then click on the link to AYSOU, click login and enter the username and password from Sports Connect.
Again, please note that users must wait overnight* for their username/password to update and be recognizable in AUSOU.
Here is a band post that shows the best way to access AYSOU:

*** Note ***  We have been told that Youth Volunteers (i.e. Youth Referees) need to create their own SportsConnect account (by clicking on the Register Now button in the upper right corner of the Region 9 web page); login to SportsConnect with that account username & password; then click on AYSOU in the Region 9 main menu.

Once you are logged in to AYSOU:

1.  for AYSO's Safe Haven CourseCDC: Concussion Course, and Sudden Cardiac Arrest Online Course (required of all new Volunteers, and every 2 years for returning Volunteers):
a.  click on Online Courses
b.  click on the Open button next to Safe Haven Courses
c.  click on the Open button for each of these free online courses.
d.  take the course in one sitting, do not start any module over again.  Pass the test with an 80%.   After taking the test save the certificate to your computer then upload via the My Account ==> Volunteer page in Sports Connect.

2.  for online Coach certification courses and online Referee Certification courses:
a.  click on Online Courses
b.  click on the Open button next to Coaching Courses or next to Refereeing Courses
c.  click on the Open button next to the online course you want (e.g. 6U Coaching Training; Regional Referee Training)

 3.  for in-person (live) Coaching or Referee courses
a.  click on 
In Person Courses
b.  click on the Open button next to the type of course you want (e.g. Coach Instructor Led Course, Referee Instructor Led Course)
c.  click on the Open button next to the specific course you want to register for (e.g. Regional Referee Online Companion Course)
d.  click on Sessions next to the course name 
e.  Click on the course title to see details (e.g. times, locations, prerequisites, etc.) then click on the Register button to complete your course registration.

You will see a list of ALL the sessions for a specific course.  To quickly find a Region 9 session, use your browser's Search function for "10/E/0009" or for a course in a neighboring Region "10/E/" or "10/W/"
Or you can scroll to the bottom of the page and enter "0009" or "Thousand Oaks" in the "Search for Learning" box.

You should get an email confirming your registration for the selected course.

If you are unable to attend a Coaching or Referee course locally (due to date conflicts) you can sign up for a course in a neighboring Region.

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