A coach can be the most influential person in a child’s life. In AYSO, Positive Coaching is a fundamental philosophy because of the crucial role that a coach has. Coaching in AYSO is a chance to spend quality time with your own child but you’ll also provide an important role model for all the children on your team. In fact, the joy of coaching is so meaningful, that many AYSO coaches continue coaching long after their own children have moved on from AYSO. Soccer knowledge is a plus, but AYSO provides training and materials so that even a soccer novice can coach effectively by starting in the younger age divisions. Being a coach involves skills you probably already have in addition to specific soccer knowledge. If you are uncertain, try being an assistant coach. Contact our chief coach administrators who will be happy to try to match you up with somebody with a little more experience.
We are very proud of the resources and certifications that we offer and require for each age group. Below are the courses specific to your age division which may be taken online. All you need to access them is your ayso identification number. If you do not have this number, you may obtain it from your division director. Please take these courses and print out the certificate of completions once they are completed. These are for your records. Once you have taken the age based certification course you need not take it again until you move to the next age division. Safe Haven needs only be taken once online in your coaching career. The system will automatically update once you have successfully completed the courses.