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Region 56 - South Huntington Beach

Coach Certifications

Region 56 Coach Certification Requirements

Coach and Assistant Coach
“Minimum Coaching Certification Requirements”

  1. Completed and approved current volunteer form.
  2. Coach Safe Haven certified
  3. In good standing with AYSO
  4. Approved by Region 56 Coach selection committee or Regional Commissioner
  5. Appropriately Coach certified as indicated below

U05 Coaches:                 U06 Coach certified

U06 Coaches:                 U06 and U8 Coach certified

U07 Coaches:                 U6 and U08 Coach certified

U08 Coaches:                 U6 and U08 Coach certified

U09 & U10 Coaches:     U10 Coach certified  

U12 Coaches:                U12 Coach certified                   (Prerequisite:  U10 Coach certified)

U14 Coaches:                Intermediate Coach certified    (Prerequisite – U10 and U12 Coach certified)

U16/U19Coaches:         Advanced Coach training          (Prerequisite – Intermediate certified & meet all U14 Coach certification requirements.)

Please note all coaches MUST be age appropriate certified.  For example, if a coach is coaching U12 and has their Intermediate coach certification, that coach would still need to complete the U12 coaching course to coach U12.

*ASSISTANT COACHES must meet the same requirements as a Coach.  Coaches MUST submit for approval any person they would like as an Assistant Coach to the Regional Coach Administrator. No person shall act in the capacity of an Assistant without prior approval from the Regional Coach Administrator or Regional Commissioner.

ALL STAR COACHES:   Coaches wishing to be considered for coaching any All-Star team are encouraged to obtain upgraded (higher level of coach training/certification). Coach Certification levels among other things will be taken into consideration when selecting All-Star coaches.  

FLEX “EXTRA” COACHES:  In addition to Region 56 requirements, Flex “Extra” Coaches are required to meet the minimum requirements for National, Flex “Extra” Section 11 program requirements AND all certifications as may be required by Area K/Area K Director.  Currently “Extra” coaches are required to be certified at the U10 and U12 coaching level IN ADDITION TO their minimum required certification level.  For coaches needing to be Advanced certified, they will also be required to meet the Intermediate certification prerequisite requirement.  Any coaches interested in Coaching in the Flex “Extra” program are encouraged to contact the Extra Coordinator at [email protected] for the most current information and coaching requirements.

*All required coaching certifications are subject to change.

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Huntington Beach, California 92646

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