All coaches must be AYSO registered volunteers, safe haven (Online) and age appropriately certified. To register as a volunteer you must complete the registration applicaton on www.eayso.org and turn in a signed copy of the registration form to the CVPA (Child & Volunteer Protection Advocate). Once you are registered you may sign up for a training class through the www.eayso.org web site.
Pre registration is not required unless specified. However, classes with low enrollment may be cancelled at the class start time or a couple of days before hand. Unless otherwise noted, please sign up for the class in advance through www.eayso.org. To register for a class, you must be a registered volunteer and have your AYSO ID number. Your AYSO ID is displayed in EAYSO once you have logged in.
It is normally advantageous to attend a course offered in your own region, as the class will be closer, you will have more opportunity to meet coaches in your city and you will receive region-specific information about policies and practices. You may attend any AYSO course offered at any location to receive coach training and certification.
Many classes have a fee associated with them. For AYSO classes within Region 84, these fees are applicable only for those volunteers from outside Area 11L. If you are a volunteer from outside Area 11L, please bring a check (no cash please) made out to "Region 84". Area 11L volunteers do not need to bring a check for any training offered within the area. Area 11L volunteers are those from one of the regions listed on the Area 11L Regions page.
Be aware that to be covered under the Volunteer Protection Act you must be certified and trained by attending at least two classes: (1) Safe Haven Certification and (2) Age specific training. For example, if you coach in the U7 or U8 divisions you must attend a U8 course; a U12 certification will only cover those coaching in the U12 division. Also note that an intermediate or advanced certificate does not confer all lower age-specific certifications. Therefore, a coach who holds a U12 and an intermediate certificate and wishes to coach U10 must then earn a U10 certificate. Most regions adhere to this as minimum coaching requirements.