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AYSO 114 Long Beach

 

To become a volunteer AYSO Head Coach or Assistant Coach:

1. Submit a ayso114.org Volunteer Coach Application once registration opens in March. This must be done each year.
2. Complete an online background check through Sterling Volunteers. (After submitting your volunteer application, look for an email from [email protected] You must follow the link in the email to initiate the background check.) This must be done each year.
3.

Complete required online volunteer safety courses through AYSO-U. (Once you submit an application, you will see a link that takes you to the "AYSOU" online training portal.)

The four online courses are: Safe Haven, Concussion Awareness, SafeSport, and Sudden Cardiac Arrest. These must be completed every several years.

4.

NEW! Complete a Live Scan fingerprinting. This is a one-time process for the life of your AYSO account. (No, Live Scan from other organizations does not satisfy this.) Our Region 114 Coach/Referee Administrator can provide you a prepaid code to cover the cost.

5.

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

* You can take a course through Region 114, or ANY AYSO Region. To find courses, go to your volunteer profile and follow the "AYSOU" link. This is a one-time certificate for the life of your AYSO account.

>> STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE FOR VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP <<

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
7U8U Coach
8U8U Coach
10U10U Coach
12U12U Coach
14UIntermediate Coach
12U Certification prerequisite
16U/19UAdvanced Coach
Intermediate Certification prerequisite

How To Find Certification Courses

All Trainings offered by all regions can be found in the Event Calendar on AYSOU.

How do I get to AYSOU? Great question. Step one is to submit a volunteer Coach application. Once you do, next to your application you'll find a button labeled, AYSOU. (Note: if you are a new volunteer, sometimes it takes about two hours before you can access AYSOU.)

Once you are at the AYSOU Training website, you can take your online safety courses and sign up for a Coach Class through ANY AYSO region.


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; must get a receipt.) Find more courses at the AYSOU Event Training page, which you can access from your ayso114.org volunteer profile.

Questions?

Email [email protected].

U6, U8, U10, U12 Coach Certification
Saturday, August 6, 2022

U5 coaches take the U6 course. U7 coaches take the U8 course.

Part of this is powerpoint class presentation. And part is on field. Dress appropriately for outside skill work.

Location at a Region 114 field/facility. More info and times on AYSOU Event Training page.

Must register for class at AYSOU before attending.

Intermediate Coach, Two Day Course
Friday evening & Saturday morning, July 15th and 16th, 2022

Class room session will be on Friday evening. Field portion will be held Saturday morning.

Part of this is powerpoint class presentation. And part is on field. Dress appropriately for outside skill work.

Location at a Region 114 field/facility. More info and times on AYSOU Event Training page.

Must register for class at AYSOU before attending.

Advanced Coach, Two Day Course
Friday evening & Saturday morning, July 29th and 30th, 2022

Class room session will be on Friday evening. Field portion will be held Saturday morning.

Part of this is powerpoint class presentation. And part is on field. Dress appropriately for outside skill work.

Location at a Region 114 field/facility. More info and times on AYSOU Event Training page.

Must register for class at AYSOU before attending.

Region 114 Coach Contacts

Region 114 Coach Contacts

Regional Coach Administrator
Jeff Schell
[email protected]

Coach Instructor Team
[email protected]

Division Coordinators:

U5-U6

U7-U8:

U10 Girls:

U10 Boys:

U12:

U14:

U16-U19:

Thinking Of Becoming A Coach?

 

Reasons to be a Head Coach

  • Set your own practice schedule. Pick the days and times that work best for your family. If you coach multiple teams, put them back-to-back, so you can avoid the dreaded "practice every night of the week" syndrome of having multiple coaches.
  • Select your own volunteer (Referee, Asst Coach, Team Parent) and "lock" the player associated with that volunteer on your team
  • Choose from a menu of free coaching equipment
  • Head Coaching multiple teams? We will make sure your games do not overlap. Never miss a kid's game!
  • Free Coach T-Shirt -- going for hundreds of dollars in the black market
  • Coaching kids is incredibly fun!
  • Virtue signaling! Post on Instagram of you coaching your team, and watch the likes roll in!

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 2021 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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