Coach Certification and Training

To become an AYSO coach, you must be certified in the age level you are coaching. Certification takes three easy steps.

 

First, you must register on Blue Sombrero as a volunteer.

 

Second, once you are registered, you need to take the Safe Haven and Concussion Courses that are offered on AYSOU (at no cost)

 

And, lastly, depending on division, you will be taking an online course + attending a brief age-specific coaching course. It's only a few hours.

 

Below is an outline of coaching requirements and certification level per division:

 

COACHING REQUIRMENTS:

CERTIFICATION LEVEL PER DIVISION:

5 y.o. or younger = U6 

Online U6 training & Field training day

U5-U6 = U6 Coach training

6 or 7 y.o. = U8 

Online U8 training & Field training day

U7-U8 = U8 Coach training

8 or 9 y.o. = U10

In-person U10 training

U9-U10 = U10 Coach training

10 or 11 y.o. = U12

In-person U12 training

U12 = U12 Coach training

12 or 13 y.o. = U14

Intermediate training

U14 = Intermediate coach training

13 or 15 y.o. = U16

Advanced training

U16 = Advanced coach training

16, 17, or 18 y.o. = U19

Advanced training

U19 = Advanced coach training

 

CERTIFICATION CLASSES & FIELD TRAINING - AREA CALENDAR:

An Area wide calendar of dates and locations of training courses can be viewed at this link. CLICK HERE