We are always looking for volunteers to help coach and referee our kids!
To begin, visit eayso.org to sign up as a volunteer for Region 98 and select SPRING or FALL seasons.
Spending time with your child.
Coaching is a great way to share their soccer experience, while giving you a great new perspective in how they're growing as athletes and individuals as they interact with their peers. It's a great way to make memories at your child's current age.
Setting your own practice schedule.
Eliminate potential schedule conflicts. As coach, you can set the practice nights to fit your own schedule.
You now have a reason to get away from the gym!
Learning more about the game of soccer.
Whether you're new to the game of soccer or a seasoned player, we'll provide you with free training clinics at the appropriate level to get you started. You'll also have access to experienced mentors to help you throughout the season.
Being a part of a sports team.
Rather than simply being a passive spectator at your child's games and of professional sports teams, you now can enjoy being a part of a sports team! As head coach, you and your team staff (assistant coaches, team manager, and team referees) instill the work ethic at practices, train your players, foster teamwork and communication, set the game day positions and strategies, feel the pre-game butterflies, lead your team to a fun and successful game, and celebrate with new friends and family throughout the course of the season.
Showing kids how to have fun!
AYSO is a recreational soccer league (as opposed to a competitive league) which promotes soccer in a fun, safe, and fair environment where everyone gets to play (there are no benched players). You'll be able to show your kids how to have fun while learning and applying soccer skills, coming together as a team, and competing...in your own way and style!
Making an impact on young lives.
Over and beyond soccer and athleticism, through positive coaching, you'll have the opportunity to teach life-long lessons to your team, and in building their personal self-confidence, of which they'll be able to take with them off the field, applying them to the rest of their lives. Lessons such as: how to be a gracious and respectful winner/loser; teamwork; practice; work ethic; communication; trust; selflessness; and respect.
Making new friends in other parents.
Your team will also include the parents of your players, which will assist you and your players in assistant coaching, training, refereeing, team communication, and regional volunteering. It's a great way to meet other parents in the community!
Building your own confidence.
Having the trust and respect of your team (players and parents alike) can give you an amazing feeling.
Setting an example of volunteerism.
Children of volunteer parents will most often themselves become volunteers, having been instilled with the desire of giving back to their community just like their own parent-coach did.