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AYSO National Coaching Program

The AYSO Coaching Program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education.  

·  Proper training is vital so AYSO coaches can deliver the AYSO program properly. Parents and Players are counting on Coaches to be trained!  Information relating to volunteer roles, training, and resources are available on the webpage.

· All AYSO Coaches must:

§  Register as a volunteer on the Region 1203 webpage,

§  Apply for a volunteer background check as directed during volunteer registration,

§  Obtain PA Department of Health volunteer clearance certificate and PA State Police clearance certificates at the PA Department of Health web page:

§  Complete the training on the AYSOU training site accessed through region 1203 web page :

·         Complete Safe Haven Training module,

·         Complete Concussion Prevention Training module,

·         Complete division/age appropriate training module(s) for:

§  U6 Coach Course (2 hours),

§  U8 Coach Course (2 hours),

§  U10 Coach Course (3 hours) plus instructor lead U10 Field Training( 1 hour).

§  U12 Coach Course (3 hours) plus instructor lead U12 Field Training (3 hours).

§  U14 Coaches must complete U12 (6 hours) and the Intermediate Coach Course (15 hours). It is best to coach at least one season between U12 and Intermediate. 

§  U16 & U19 Coaches must complete U12 (6 hours), Intermediate (15 hours), and the Advanced Coach Course (18 hours). It is best to coach at least one season between Intermediate and Advanced. 

·   Training and coaching materials are available on the webpage.

·  Coaching is a privilege. AYSO Regions must choose coaches carefully to ensure a high quality AYSO soccer experience.

·   Coaches and Referees are the face of AYSO to parents, players, and spectators. They must be AYSO role models and fulfill all duties as described in the AYSO job descriptions. For additional information, see

In AYSO, Coaches and Referees are teammates who work together to ensure a safe, fair, and fun AYSO player development experience for all players and parents.

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AYSO REGION 1203 Patton, Carrolltown, Hastings

165 Lemke St, POB 345
Carrolltown, Pennsylvania 15722

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 814-505-2755
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