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Coach Overview

A coach can be the most influential person in a child’s life.  In AYSO, Positive Coaching is a fundamental philosophy because of the crucial role that a coach has.  Coaching in AYSO is a chance to spend quality time with your own child but you’ll also provide an important role model for all the children on your team. In fact, the joy of coaching is so meaningful, that many AYSO coaches continue coaching long after their own children have moved on from AYSO.  Soccer knowledge is a plus, but AYSO provides training and materials so that even a soccer novice can coach effectively by starting in the younger age divisions.  Being a coach involves skills you probably already have in addition to specific soccer knowledge.  If you are uncertain, try being an assistant coach.

AYSO Region 820 Coach's Code:

  1. Enthusiastically support and practice the “Everyone Plays,” “Good Sportsmanship” and “Positive Coaching” philosophies of AYSO.
  2. Be reasonable in your demands on a young player’s time, energy, enthusiasm and performance on the soccer field.
  3. Impress on your players that they must abide by the Laws of the Game at all times.
  4. Develop team respect for the ability of opponents, and for the judgment of referees and opposing coaches.
  5. Ensure that your players’ soccer experience is one of fun and enjoyment (winning is only part of it).  Players should never be yelled at or ridiculed for making mistakes or losing a game.
  6. Set a good example and be generous with your praise when it is deserved.   Children need a coach they can respect and true respect is earned.
  7. Keep informed of sound principles of coaching, growth and child development.
  8. Check your equipment and playing facilities.  They should meet safety standards and be appropriate for the age and ability of your players.
  9. Follow the advice of a physician when determining when an injured child is ready to play again.

How do I get started?

Whether you are new to AYSO or are a returning volunteer, you must re-register each season.  You will need to complete the following steps:

  1. Register as a coach volunteer for your child's age group:  Volunteer instructions- Blue Sombrero
  2. Follow the steps outlined in our Coach training directions
  3. Please email Coach Administrator at [email protected] to express your interest in coaching.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding coaching, training, or your team's coach, please email the Coach Administrator.



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P.O. Box 179 
Sun City, California 92586

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