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AYSO Area 1D

Area 1D Coaching Program

Coaches and Assistant Coaches must:
  • Be a registered volunteer in the current membership year
  • Have completed Safe Haven certification see below)
  • Hav completed CDC Concussion Training (see below)
  • Have completed age-specific coach certification
Additional requirements for 16U/19U Coaches and Assistant Coaches
  • Complete and sign an Area 1-D Beach Cities 16U-19U Program Coach Application which shall be submitted to the Area Director at the pre-season Coach, Referee, and Player Representative Meeting. Completion of the Coach Application evidences that the volunteer has agreed to abide by the AYSO Area 1D Coach’s Kid Zone Pledge.
  • Hold an Advanced Coach or National Coach Certification.

Contact Mike Riley, Area Coach Administrator, at [email protected].

Coaching Resources

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. AYSO offers many resources to coaches for training and answering questions they have on the national Coaches Resources page.

Some useful forms are available here:

Heads-Up: Concussion Awareness & Safety Training

Many States have recently passed Concussion Awareness & Safety Laws. Key elements from State legislation:

  • Information: Need to inform parents and players about concussions.
  • Training: Require Concussion Awareness Training for “Officials” (e.g., Coaches, Referees, RCs, etc.) similar to the Center for Disease Control’s online course.
  • Participation Release: Most laws require a “Medical Release” before a player suspected of having a concussion may return to play.

Best practices and policies have been developed for AYSO as a whole and for local programs impacted by new laws.  You will find information at AYSO’s Concussion Safety including:

More about AYSO Safe Haven

Coaches are required to be a Registered Volunteer, and Safe Haven trained - these are the basics for you to have interactions with our children.  You must enroll in a region course or take the Safe Haven course online at AYSOU.  Login from your My Account > Volunteer page. Proof of Safe Haven course completion is required.

Thank you in advance for your time and being part of our children's lives as a properly trained AYSO volunteer.

Questions or comments about Area Coaching? Email the Area Coach Administrator

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