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AYSO 114 Long Beach

 

To be a Region 114 Head or Assistant Coach you must:

1. Submit a ayso114.org Volunteer Coach Application once registration opens
2. Complete aysoU.org Safe Haven, Concussion Awareness, and Sudden Cardiac Arrest e-courses
3.

Take in-person certification course for the age level at which you will coach*.

* Register for in-person courses at aysoU.org

How To Become A Certified AYSO Coach

Submitting an AYSO Volunteer Coach Application

All Head and Assistant coaches must submit an application for each team they plan to coach. If you are coaching two teams, even if in the same division, you must submit two applications. (So we can assign one application to each team.)

As part of the application process, you will be sent a link / directed to Sterling Volunteers, which is the background check. It gives you the opportunity to choose who pays for the background check. Select the Region! (Of course you're welcome to pay for it if you really want to.)

Visit our Region 114 Volunteer Sign-Up FAQ if you need assistance submitting the application or navigation the background check.

When do I submit my application?

Once registration opens for the season in which you want to coach. (For example, March 1st for the Fall season.) Doing so beforehand means you will need to submit it again!


Completing Concussion Awareness and Safe Haven courses

All volunteers — referees, team parents, board members — must complete these courses online at aysoU.org.

The courses must be completed within the past three years. If it has been longer, you must get to take them again!


Completing Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Course

The state of California requires AYSO Coaches and Volunteers to complete Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) compliance training. Visit the AYSO Sudden Cardiac Arrest page for California volunteers.


Obtaining Coaching Certifications

All AYSO Head and Assistant Coaches must be certified at the age level they wish to coach. This certification can only be achieved by attending an in-person Certification Course. Taking an online-only Coach Certification Course does not satisfy this certification.

Register for AYSO Coach Certification courses through AYSO University (aysoU.org).

IMPORTANT! You can take this course through any AYSO Region you want. All Regions offering Coach Certifications class post them on aysoU.org. You can find many dates and options from which to choose.

See Nearby Coach Certification Classes below.


Coaching multiple teams

When we identify coaches who are coaching multiple teams, we strive to make sure your teams never play at the same time. (Another benefit to coaching is never having to decide which child's game you will watch!) If you sign up to coach multiple teams, please send an email to the Region 114 Coach Administrator and let us know the names of each player you plan to coach. This allows us to identify you to our Region 114 Schedule to avoid game conflicts.

Important Reminder: All Head and Assistant coaches must submit separate volunteer applications for each Age Group they wish to coach. (In other words, if you plan to coach 12U and 8U, then you should submit two coaching applications, 12U and 8U.)

Do I have to be certified at each age group I coach?

To be covered under the Volunteer Protection Act you must be certified with age-specific training (and also complete Safe Haven Certification). Certification in an upper age group does not confer all lower age-specific certifications. For example, a coach who holds a U12 or intermediate certificate and wishes to coach U10 must then get a U10 certificate.


Ensuring your own player is on your team

Some coaches sign-up using a different AYSO logins than their player. (For example, the player was registered under a spouse, but the coach submitted a Volunteer application under their own account.) Our Region 114 Registrars do their best to try and identify your child and place them on your team, but to safe, please send an email to the Region 114 Coach Administrator and let us know your name, plus the name of your child, once you both have signed-up.


Questions?

Still have questions? Contact Coach Administrator, Thomas Tyler if you are are interested in becoming a volunteer coach, or have more questions.

Region 114 Coach Contacts

Region 114 Coach Contacts

Regional Coach Administrator
Thomas Tyler
[email protected]

Coach Instructor Team
[email protected]

Division Coordinators:

U5-U6 Nelson Schnebelen
[email protected]

U7-U8: Paul Sumbi
[email protected]

U10 Girls: Greg Pepek
[email protected]

U10 Boys: Amanda Waytas
[email protected]

U12: Jerry Montes
[email protected]

U14:

U16-U19: Adriel Pezo
[email protected]

Coach Training Classes

 

Coach Certification Courses

All AYSO assistant and head coaches must obtain certification in each age group they coach. The Coach Certification Courses must be completed in-person.

Note: The In-person certification class is not the same thing as the annual Coach meeting.

Coach Certification Required For Each Age Division

Division Minimum Required Certification
5U6U Coach
6U6U Coach
7U7U Coach
8U8U Coach
10U10U Coach
12U12U Coach
14UIntermediate Coach
12U Certification prerequisite
16U/19UAdvanced Coach
Intermediate Certification prerequisite

How To Find Certification Courses

Find Coach Courses hosted by Region 114 or ANY AYSO Region by searching for Coach Instructor Led Classes at AYSO University (aysoU.org).

  1. log into AYSOU.org (login with your same ayso114.org username and password)
  2. Click My Courses
  3. Click Open for Instructor Led Courses
  4. Click Open for Coach Instructor Led Courses
  5. Click Sessions next to the Division for which you will coach but are not yet certified
  6. Click the title of a course to see expanded information about the course
  7. Click Register next to the course title.

Note: Before attending a Coach Certification Course, you must sign up for the course online at AYSO University. Do not show up without first registering for the course online. Each course has an attendee limit, so do not wait. Also, do not wait until the day of the course to register.


Upcoming Region 114 Coach Certification Courses

Below are the AYSO Coach Certification courses currently hosted by Region 114. If you are a Region 114 coach and the below dates do not work for you, remember that you may attend a Certification course through ANY AYSO Region. (We will reimburse Region 114 coaches for any registration fees charged by other regions to our coaches.) Find more courses at aysoU.org.

U6, U8, U10, U12 Certification Courses

Our volunteer Coach Instructor crew will soon be announcing more Coach Certification Courses. Email updates will be sent to Region 114 coaches, or you may check this page periodically.

You can find classes nearly every weekend around us, hosted by nearby AYSO Regions at aysoU.org.

Saturday, July 20th

Location : Parkcrest Church
Classrooms are in the "The Center", next to The Worship Center. Campus map here

Times for each division's classes:

  • 6U: 8am - 11am
  • 8U: 9:15am - 12:15pm
  • 10U: 10:30am - 1:30pm
  • 12U: 12:15pm - 3:15pm (Note: 12U has an online pre-course that must be completed at AYSOU.org called "12U Coaching Training Pre Course")

To sign up:

  1. log into AYSOU.org (login with your same ayso114.org username and password)
  2. Click My Courses
  3. Click Open for Instructor Led Courses
  4. Click Open for Coach Instructor Led Courses
  5. Click Sessions next to the Division for which you will coach but are not yet certified (Region 114 Coaching Classes are each listed separately under the following sessions: 6U Coach, 8U Coach, 10U Coach, 12U Coach)
  6. Click the Coach In Person Certification 11/Z/0114 Long Beach CA title to see expanded information about the course
  7. Click Register next to the course title.

Note that the above courses only apply to U5 - U12 head coaches and assistant coaches who have not yet obtained certification at the level they are signed up to coach in upcoming Fall 2019 season. For example, if you are signed up as a U12 assistant coach in 2019, but only have certification up to U10, then you must get certified for U12 in order to assistant coach.

Email [email protected] with questions.

Intermediate Coach, Two Day Course

Friday, June 5th : 5pm - 9pm
Saturday, July 6th : 8am - 6pm
Location TBD

Course taught by certified instructors from First Touch Coaching. Must attend both days. For coaches seeking Intermediate Coaching Certification (for 14U). 12U Coach Certification is a prerequisite to take this class. Sign up at AYSOU.org. (Find this session under: My Courses > Instructor Led Courses > Coach Instructor Led Courses > Intermediate Coach > Sessions). For more info email Sam [email protected].

Advanced Coach, Two Day Course

Friday, June 26th : 5pm - 9pm
Saturday, June 27th : 8am - 3pm
Location TBD

Course taught by certified instructors from First Touch Coaching. Must attend both days. For coaches seeking Advanced Coaching Certification (for 16U/19U). Intermediate Coach Certification is a prerequisite to take this class. Sign up at AYSOU.org. (Find this session under: My Courses > Instructor Led Courses > Coach Instructor Led Courses > Advanced Coach > Sessions). For more info email Sam [email protected].

Thinking Of Becoming A Coach?

 

I'm thinking about being a Head Coach... BUT...

I have no time to coach.

That's exactly WHY you should coach. As a coach, you set your own practice schedule. You can choose a time that fits your family's schedule.

I have little-to-no experience with soccer.

No problem! We provide you with coaching clinics and classes prior to the start of the season based on the age level you are coaching. You will also be given an easy to follow manual with simple instructions and an explanation of AYSO philosophies and regulations. Unique age-appropriate coach training is one of AYSO's specialties.

I don't know what to teach or how to run my practices.

We've got your covered! In 2019 all Region 114 Coaches receive FREE, PREMIUM ACCESS to The Coaching Manual website/mobile app, which includes tailored season plans for every week and every practice, developed by certified coaching experts.

PLUS through our partnership with First Touch Coaching, you have access to free weekly sessions where they will coach your teams with age-appropriate skill activities. You can participate or watch while you learn how easy and fun it is to coach your players.

I don't have any coach equipment.

That's not an issue! We supply you with equipment you need like cones, balls, pinnies, and more!

I don't know how to register or get certified to be a coach.

We can help you with that too. You can become a coach in three simple steps:

  1. Sign-up / register on this website to be a Head Coach
  2. Complete two, short online courses at AYSO University (aysoU.org) -- AYSO Safe Haven™ and Concussion Awareness
  3. Attend an in-person, age-specific coaching Certification course. You can register for these through aysoU.org. (Find a day that fits your schedule. You can take this course from ANY AYSO Region.)

Okay, you talked me into it. After I sign up to volunteer, what do I do next?

Don’t panic. This isn't the world cup. If you can make kids laugh, you're qualified.

Don’t be mad at your significant other if they volunteered you without you knowing about it.

Your next step is to complete your two online courses (if you haven't before), and obtain your age-specific Coach Certification. (See above)

Also, read the Laws of the Game. Watch a few games on TV. Talk to your friends or anyone you know who is or has been a coach before.

Always remember you can contact the Coach Administrator, Referee Administrator or your Division Coordinator for support and advice. We are all part of a team, we’re here to help one another for the benefit of the kids.

When are practices?

That's up to you. Practices have to be at Heartwell Park West (between Woodruff and Palo Verde), but otherwise the day and time are entirely up to you as Head Coach -- that's the big benefit of stepping up to volunteer as a coach.

I still have questions.

You may reach out to the Region 114 Coach Administrator

 

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