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Thank you for volunteering with AYSO Region 97!   All coaches, referees and administrators are volunteers, and your community service enables the youth in our area the affordable opportunity to play the game of soccer, learn good sportsmanship, and build new friendships.

AYSO has developed special training that helps parents who may have little or no soccer experience to quickly gain the age-appropriate skills they need to be effective coaches and referees.  This ensures that each community AYSO program:  1) creates a safe environment for the children being served; 2) abides by the American Youth Soccer Organization philosophies; and 3) provides adequate training for volunteers to facilitate a great experience.

It only takes a few hours to become qualified as an introductory-level coach or referee.  But if you're not able to commit even that much time, there are many small jobs you can help with, including field set-up or team parent.  Even a couple of hours each season are an important contribution to your team and Region.

All volunteers must complete the following two easy steps:

  1. Register and fill out a volunteer form at www.newportayso.com (required each season)
  2. Complete the following three free online modules at https://aysou.org (required once in a lifetime)
    1. AYSO's Safe Haven
    2. CDC:  Concussion Course
    3. AYSO's Summary of the Laws of the Game

 

To become an AYSO coach:
You must be certified at the age level you are coaching.  Classes build on one another.  As an example, if you are planning to coach a Core 8U team, you must have completed the certification classes for 6U and 8U.  Basic courses are completed online while higher age levels additionally require in-person training/field work.

Coach training requirements:

  • Core 6U:  online 6U course
  • Core 8U:  online 6U and online 8U course

  • Core 10U / EXTRA 8U / All Star 8U:  online 6U course, online 8U course, online 10U course, in-person 10U field class

  • Core 12U / EXTRA 9U & 10U / All Star 10U:  online 6U course, online 8U course, online 10U course, in-person 10U field class, in-person 12U course

  • Core 14U / EXTRA 11U & 12U / All Star 12U:  online 6U course, online 8U course, online 10U course, in-person 10U Coach class, in-person 12U course, in-person Intermediate Coach class

  • Core 16U / EXTRA 13U & 14U / All Star 14U:  online 6U course, online 8U course, online 10U course, in-person 10U Coach class, in-person 12U course, in-person Intermediate Coach class, in-person Advanced Coach class

Online training modules can be found at https://aysou.org.  Note, you have to register as a volunteer before you are able to log in for the first time.

  • E-mail r97cvpa@gmail.com to request a payment gift voucher for coach or ref classes (allows you to take the classes for free)
  • Login to https://aysou.org (use the same ID/password as www.newportayso.com)

  • Click on “eCommerce’ on the red bar

  • Click on “Coaching Training”

  • Find the course and add to cart

  • Check out using the Gift Voucher code received from the CVPA in step one (no need to enter a credit card number)

 

To register for in-person training:

  • Click on “Live Courses’ on the red bar

  • Click on “Show All” under the calendar and scroll through the options

  • Register for your class

 

Follow this link to find the Referee training roadmap

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Newport AYSO Region 97

PO Box 1848 
Newport Beach, California 92659

Email Us: region97rc@gmail.com
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