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EXTRA Coach Selection Process

Thank you for your interest in the AYSO EXTRA Program.

The EXTRA Program is the highest level of competition within our region and represents the very best soccer experience we can offer to the families in the Newport Mesa community. Therefore, we expect a higher level of commitment from our coaches, players and, parents. Each year we open the program to new players and coaches in open tryouts and nominations. By submitting your application you will receive equal consideration for coach.

Please read about the process before submitting your application.

AYSO Region 97 EXTRA Coach Selection Policy and Process

The following sets forth the EXTRA Coach Process, criteria and policy for AYSO R97:

1. Coach Selection Committee: Coaches will be selected by a committee of Region 97 Board of  Directors members, that includes –

• Regional Commissioner, EXTRA Director, Regional Coach Administrator, Referees and coaches

• Additional at-large member(s) as selected by the Regional Commissioner


2. Coach Selection Process and Timetable:

• Coach application completed and submitted no later than February 1st.

• Coach selection to occur no later than February 3rd.


3. General Consideration Criteria

• Coach must be currently in good standing with the Region.

• Age-appropriate coach training required: Safe Haven certification, Sudden Cardiac Arrest  & Concussion Training, Regional Referee Training, U12 Coach, Intermediate Coach or Advanced Coach certification as appropriate

• Coaching experience – total years and EXTRA, All Star Team, and coaching experience.

• Total years serving as volunteer in Region 97 or AYSO.

• General email/computer communication capability.

• Coaching style that embodies PIE - positive, instructional and encouraging approach.

• Abides by the 6 AYSO Philosophies as indicated by actions on the field.


4. Selection of Teams

• Observation of Fall and Spring Division games for all teams in respective age bracket should occur if possible prior to tryouts.

• Player selection will be determined by the Selection Committee appointed by the  Regional Commissioner. The EXTRA Coach will be part of this Committee.

• After the committee makes their voted recommendations for 60% of the roster, the EXTRA Coach may select the remaining players to fill out their roster.

• Only players who participate in at least one of the scheduled try-outs may be considered for final  team selection.


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