AYSO National Coaching Program
Section 2 Coaching staff
- The AYSO Coaching Program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education. AYSO is the only youth soccer program that has attained this accreditation. AYSO's coach training program is truly world class!
- Proper training is vital so AYSO coaches can deliver the AYSO program properly. Parents and Players are counting on Coaches to be trained!
- All AYSO Coaches must complete AYSO's Safe Haven, be registered as a volunteer an be authorized by their Region to be a coach for their team. Additionally:
- U6 Coaches must complete the U6 Coach Course (2 hours) (instructor led preferred, online as a backup option).
- U8 Coaches must complete the U8 Coach Course (2 hours) (instructor led preferred, online as a backup option).
- U10 Coaches must complete the U10 Coach Course (3 hours) (instructor led preferred, online as a backup, online also requires instructor lead U10 Field Training).
- U12 Coaches must complete the U12 Coach Course (6 hrs).
- U14 Coaches must complete U12 (6 hours) and the Intermediate Coach Course (15 hours). It is best to coach at least one season between U12 and Intermediate.
- U16 & U19 Coaches must complete U12 (6 hours), Intermediate (15 hours), and the Advanced Coach Course (18 hours). It is best to coach at least one season between Intermediate and Advanced.
- The National Coach Course is currently not being offered.
- Please also see the AYSO Course Catalog (pdf)
- Coaching is a privilege. AYSO Regions must choose coaches carefully to ensure a high quality AYSO soccer experience.
- Coaches and Referees are the face of AYSO to parents, players, and spectators. They must be AYSO role models and fulfill all duties as described in the AYSO Coach and AYSO Referee job descriptions respectively. For additional information, see AYSO's Volunteer page.
- In AYSO, Coaches and Referees are teammates who work together to ensure a safe, fair, and fun AYSO player development experience for all players and parents.
Section Coach Administrator: JP Marié