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Become a Coach

Coaching children is a very rewarding experience and coaching your own child's team can be one of the most rewarding experiences of all! Coaches are pivotal to having children get the AYSO experience. If Regions don't have enough coaches, registration is scaled back and kids who want to play in AYSO are turned away.

Do you have little or no experience with soccer? No problem! We will teach you, based on the age level you are coaching. Unique age-appropriate coach training is one of AYSO's specialties. If you plan to be at your child's soccer practices and games, you'll also have time to be your child's coach.

To become an AYSO coach, you must be certified in the age level you are coaching. Certification takes three easy steps. First, fill out a volunteer form. Then either attend a short Safe Haven™ course in person or online. Lastly, you must attend a brief age-specific coaching course. It's only a few hours. We also have brand new Coaching Manuals that help you with training plans and activities for the age you are coaching.

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 us if you are ready to become a coach.

New to coaching? We provide continual training!

AYSO Region 630 will support you and your players with:

1. A free coaching class before the season starts.
2. Coaching equipment.
3. UK International, professional training support.
(UK International is the official player development provider to AYSO and we have full time
trainers working in our region, year round, to help develop our players through coach training and

As an AYSO Region 630 Coach, you can receive:

1. A minimum of 3 sessions with a UK trainer at your practices.
2. A UK trainer to attend games to offer support.
3. Season long plans for practice – an entire season of sessions pre planned for you that can be printed and taken to the field.
4.Online curriculum – a resource where you can print complete session plans or individual, age appropriate activities, for your players.
5. A Player Development Academy where players can attend and develop individual skills outside of practice. You don’t have to be able to teach EVERYTHING!
6. A goalkeeper program – to help players in this position, so you don’t have to.


All AYSO coaches and assistant coaches must complete at a minimum:
  • Be a registered volunteer for the current membership year.
  • Have completed the AYSO Safe Haven course (within the past 3 years).
  • Coaches and assistant coaches must complete a Concussion Awareness course.
  • Be trained per the National Coaching Program Guidelines for the age/skill level of the team they wish to coach.
The following are the required coaching certifications for each of the age levels:
DivisionMinimum Required Certification
6U6U Coach
7U8U Coach
8U8U Coach
10U10U Coach
12U12U Coach
14UIntermediate Coach
16U/19UAdvanced Coach

** Some certifications/trainings can be completed online.

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31441 Santa Margarita, Suite A-280
Rancho Santa Margarita, California 92688

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