AYSO National Coach Program
Advanced Coach, Intermediate Coach, & Coach Instructor Courses
- The AYSO Coaching Program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education. Very few youth sports programs have attained this accreditation.
- All AYSO Coaches must complete AYSO's Safe Haven, be registered as a volunteer in eAYSO, and be authorized by their Region to be a coach for their team.
- U6 Coaches must complete the U6 Coach Course (2 hours) (instructor lead or online)
- U8 Coaches must complete the U8 Coach Course (2 hours) (instructor lead or online)
- U10 Coaches must complete the U10 Coach Course (3 hours) (instructor lead or online plus instructor lead U10 Field Training)
- U12 Coaches must complete the U12 Coach Course (5 hours)
- U14 Coaches must complete U12 (5 hours) and the Intermediate Coach Course (15 hours)
- U16 & U19 Coaches must complete U12 (5 hours), Intermediate (15 hours), and the Advanced Coach Course (18 hours)
- The National Coach Course is a 7 day course that coaches may optionally take if approved by their Region. National Coach candidates must have completed U12, Intermediate, and Advanced first.
- Please also see the AYSO Course Catalog (pdf)
- The Section 2 Coach Administrator is willing to arrange additional
Advanced Coach, Intermediate Coach, and Coach Instructor Courses if there
is sufficient interest. The location should be centrally located
to the greatest number of attendees. If interested please send an email to the Section Coach
Administrator (see below) .
- Every year in late July or early August, Section 2 to offers coach and referee training at Golden Gate Camp.
The Section 2 Coaching Staff
To find and register for a class log into eAYSO
For upcoming courses and events offered by Section 2, see the AYSO Section 2 Calendar below.
Volunteers are encouraged to also check Area websites
which often list classes offered by Areas and Regions.AYSO Soccer Camps
- Online registration is now available for the AYSO Soccer Camps. More than 300 camps are expected to be held throughout the country this year. Write for more information.