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Coaching Info

Coach Information

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Instructions on how to sign up to volunteer and take your courses!!

Why Coach?

It's a chance to spend quality time with your child and it's fun. It's a great break from work. It makes you feel good. It's a great way to give back to the community. 

The rewards come in the form of helping kids have fun at a game or practice, and contributing to their individual skills and teamwork. There is also a great sense of accomplishment when you reach the end of a season, look back and see how far the team has come.

How old do I have to be?

You must be 18 years old or older to be an AYSO coach. Though AYSO appreciates and encourages young people to participate in all aspects of soccer including coaching, an individual under 18 years of age may not be listed as the head coach or assistant coach on the official roster due to liability issues. They can certainly assist in training and even make decisions regarding the team, but may not ever be left alone with players and may not be listed on the official roster.

Do I have to be trained?

Yes, AYSO requires you to hold an age specific certification or higher. This means that if you coach in the U6 division, you must hold an U6 certification, etc. Here are the levels of certifications that you must hold in order to coach.

U6 - U6 Certification
U8 - U8 Certification
U10 - U10 Certification
U12 - 12U Certification
U14 - Intermediate Certification
U16/U19 - Advanced Certification

Trainings are offered at different times throughout the year through Region 32 and other regions throughout the state. Once trainings are scheduled we will email the coaches and put it on our website. For a full list of courses including other regions, please visit and lookup a course.

In addition to the coaches certification, each coach must take the Safe Haven Certification and Concussion Awareness online course.

Are Coaches paid?

No. AYSO is an all-volunteer organization, so all coaches are volunteers. As are all of the board members, referees, team managers and everyone else who works hard each week to provide a quality soccer experience for the kids.

Can anyone be an assistant coach?

We only allow two coaches during a game - a head coach and one assistant coach per team. As of 2011, all assistant coaches must have the same age-level training as the head coach of the team.

I've never played soccer before; can I still coach?

Absolutely. Our training classes cover everything from the rules to the basic fundamentals. At the younger age levels, youth soccer is about creating a fun environment for the kids to learn the game. .

Will I be able to coach my child's team?

Yes. All coaches are guaranteed to be assigned to their own child's team.

What should I do if I'm having problems with the coach?

If a serious problem should arise concerning the coach, the parents should talk with the coach in a calm manner and try to work out the problems like adults, away from the players (preferably this meeting will be done outside of practice or games). If no solution can be reached at this meeting, the parents should contact the Division Commissioner. If the problem persists, set up a meeting with the Coach Administrator, Division Commissioner and Coach. Problems can usually be solved through effective and timely communication.

My daughter doesn't get along with her coach; can she change teams?

Discuss the problem with your child and the coach and try to resolve the problem between yourselves. It is almost impossible to move players between teams after they have been formed.

Without volunteers there is no AYSO!!!

Thank you for volunteering!

AYSO Region 32 Coach Admin
Cathy Urenda (Coach Admin) [email protected]


Steps to Become a Coach

All Coaches

1) Sign up as a volunteer

Go to the region website (you should already be on it) 
Click on the login/register link in the upper right of the homepage.
Once you are logged in it takes you to your My Account page.    On the tabs to the left click on Volunteer, this will take you to "my volunteer roles"
From there click on the button on the right side "Find Volunteer Roles"
Select current season (e.g. - Fall 2021 Core), then click on view roles.
 Find your age group and click on Head or Assistant coach
Follow the steps to completion and that will enter you into the coaches queue.

2) Complete Online Safety Training

Login to  AYSOU (using your username/password for this website)
Under "Online Courses":
Complete the AYSO's Safe Haven Course, the CDC: Concussion Course and the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Course
Save your certificates in case they are not posted to your training profile.

5U, 6U, 8U, & 10U Coaches
3) Complete Age Appropriate Online Coaching Course

Login to  AYSOU (using your username/password for this website)
Under Online Courses, select the appropriate course  & Complete the course. (6U Coaching Training, 8U Coaching Training or 10U Coaching Training)

4) Attend the appropriate Field Course (Register at AYSOU under In Person Training)

12U Coaches
3) Complete the online 12U Coaching Training Pre Course at AYOSU
4) Attend the 2-Day, 12U Classroom & Field Session (Register at AYSOU under In Person Training)

14U, 16U & 19U Coaches
3) Attend the Intermediate (14U) or Advanced (16U & 19U) In Person Coach Course
14U Division requirement which requires prior U12 experience
16U-19U requires requires prior Intermediate (14U) coaching experience.

How old do I have to be to coach?
You must be 18 years old or older to be an AYSO coach.

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Upland AYSO Region 32

1465 W 11th Street 
Upland, California 91786

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