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AYSO Area 1D

Area 1D Coaching Program

Coaches and Assistant Coaches must:
  • Be a registered volunteer in the current membership year in eAYSO
  • Have completed Safe Haven certification
  • Have completed age-specific coach certification
Additionally, U16/U19 Coaches and Assistant Coaches must meet these requirements:
  • Complete and sign an Area 1-D Beach Cities U16-U19 Program Coach Application which shall be submitted to the Area Director at the pre-season Coach, Referee, and Player Representative Meeting. Completion of the Coach Application evidences that the volunteer has agreed to abide by the AYSO Area 1D Coach’s Kid Zone Pledge.
  • Hold an Advanced Coach or National Coach Certification.
Questions?

Contact Mike Riley, Area Coach Administrator, at redondoriles@gmail.com or Rick Pierce, Area Director of Coach Training, at rpierce@stellarsolutions.com.

Coaching Resources

Coaches are essential to the game. They teach children soccer skills and help develop a healthy, positive attitude, teamwork and good sportsmanship. Coaching is a rewarding experience because you have the opportunity to build a child's self-esteem, help them learn new skills and just have a lot of fun.

Contact your Region's Coach Administrator or Regional Commissioner if you are ready to become a coach. AYSO offers many resources to coaches for training and answering questions they have.  Click on the links below to access some these materials.

Heads-Up: Concussion Awareness & Safety Training

Many States have recently passed Concussion Awareness & Safety Laws. Key elements from State legislation:

  • Information: Need to inform parents and players about concussions.
  • Training: Require Concussion Awareness Training for “Officials” (e.g., Coaches, Referees, RCs, etc.) similar to the Center for Disease Control’s online course.
  • Participation Release: Most laws require a “Medical Release” before a player suspected of having a concussion may return to play.

Best practices and policies are being developed for AYSO as a whole and for local programs impacted by new laws.  What to expect in AYSO’s Concussion Awareness & Safety Practices & Policies:


AYSO has partnered with the CDC to use the Heads Up program for concussion awareness materials. Go to ayso.org for more information or take the CDC HeadsUp Training. When you've completed the training, print the Certificate of Completion and send to Karen Mihara at AYSO National Office to receive credit for this training.

More about AYSO Safe Haven

Coaches are required to be a Registered Volunteer, and Safe Haven trained - these are the basics for you to have interactions with our children.  You must enroll in a region course or take the Safe Haven course online. Proof of Safe Haven course completion is required.

Thank you in advance for your time and being part of our children's lives as a properly trained AYSO volunteer.

Questions or comments about Area Coaching? Email the Area Coach Administrator

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