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Message From the Area Coach Administrator About Fall 2022 Coach Training Requirements

To: All Coach Administrators and Commissioners

From: Mark Singer AREA 10V Coach Administrator

CC: Steve Singer 10V AREA DIRECTOR

Regarding: Coach Qualifications for AREA PLAYOFFS AND ALL-STARS

This year ALL COACHES that each region sends to the 10U thru 14U AREA LEAGUE
PLAYOFFS AND/OR ALL-STARS MUST be in compliance by October 31, 2022
.

Compliance includes: Coach Certification for the division they are coaching, Safe
Haven, Fingerprint, Sudden Cardiac Arrest, CDC Concussion, and Safe Sport.

Also no certification will be accepted without a registered course in etrainu and
completed by October 31, 2022.


There is plenty of time to complete and be in compliance.

So again, if the coach is not in complete compliance they will not be accepted.

As for Upper Division Coaches the compliance date is October 3, 2022.

So please add this information to your GUIDELINES if you do not already have
them in. This will be included in the Area guidelines for Area Playoffs, All Stars
and Upper Divisions.

Any questions you can email me at [email protected]

Thank you,

Mark Singer
AREA 10V
COACH ADMINISTRATOR

Coach Training Matrix


The following reflects the current coach training requirements as determined by Region 254, AYSO Area 10V, and AYSO Section 10:


All coaches will need to receive training through in-person training ONLY (not online) and will need to comply with the following requirements:
 
6U / 8U / 10U Coach Training: 
Candidates must complete their age-specific Coach training at an in-person training course taught by an AYSO-certified Coach Instructor. Coaches at these levels must complete BOTH a classroom-based training course AND a corresponding Field Session.

12U / Intermediate (I) / Advanced (A) Coach Training: 
Candidates must complete all coach training requirements including the prerequisite courses listed below.

12U Coach training is available through Region 254, but Intermediate Coach and Advanced Coach training are not. Those courses are offered by Area 10V and Section 10, respectively, and must be taught by an Advanced Coach Instructor. All three of these courses have a pre-course requirement and materials for I and A courses are due to the instructor at least two (2) weeks before the course is taken. No coach can obtain more than one (1) of these three certifications (12U/I/A) within a single year. 


WHERE TO FIND AND REGISTER FOR COACH TRAINING COURSES:
Please note that the AYSOU.org website is no longer active and cannot be accessed. It has been replaced with AYSO's new training platform, etrainu. Registering for coach training classes will use a completely different process than in past seasons.

Here is how you can access, and enroll in, coach training and safety certification courses on etrainu

1.    Go to the AYSO254.org portal where you registered as a volunteer (that is THIS website).

2.     Click on your Account tab (in the upper-right corner near your profile picture) and enter your AYSO Account profile.

3.    Click on the Volunteer tab on the left-hand side of the screen.

4.     Click on the AYSOU button to access all the training.




IMPORTANT: When you click the AYSOU button, you will automatically be re-directed to the new etrainu platform and will automatically log you into that site. 

5. Click on the Training Event tab on the left-hand side menu.

6.  Remove Region filters if there is one there. [If you do not do this, you will not be able to view the Area 10V courses.]


7.  Use the Location filter (the middle filter) and enter Burbank, CA as your location. Then set a distance of 25km or more to find courses offered by both Region 254 and Area 10V on the calendar.

8.    Find the course you want to enroll in and click on the Course (Make sure it is the correct session (Time, Date, Instructor)).

9. Click Enroll


You should receive an email confirmation of your enrollment. 


SAFE SPORT REQUIREMENT

In 2021, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017 (“SafeSport Act”) expanded its categories of Mandated Reporters to include adults authorized to interact with children. As a result of this expansion, the SafeSport Act now covers AYSO and requires training on child abuse and mandated reporting.

As of 
January 1, 2022, U.S. Soccer will no longer allow equivalent training and has mandated the use of SafeSport. AYSO will comply with the federal SafeSport training requirement and integrate its training with the U.S. Soccer Education and Learning Center as well as its Player Health and Safety Courses. Therefore, all volunteers will need to take the full SafeSport training course in the first year. This course is approximately 90 minutes long and must be repeated every three years. In-between these 3-year intervals, volunteers must take annual updates which are approximately 30 minutes long
 
You can access the SafeSport training by following these instructions:
1. Login to your Sports Connect account where you registered as a volunteer (the ayso254.org site)
and enter your Account page (upper right-hand corner of the page);

2. Click on the Volunteer tab on the left-hand side of the page;

3. Click on the SafeSport box on your list of training and certification courses;

4. Click on the Renew and Update button on the bottom of the list.

5. A screen will pop up where you will click on the “click HERE” link or copy and paste the URL into
your browser to begin training (see picture below);

6.  Register on the U.S. Center for SafeSport website;

7.  Select the "SafeSport Trained - U.S. Soccer Federation" course from the My Courses screen and follow the directions.




LIVESCAN REQUIREMENT

As of January 1, 2022, all youth sports volunteers are required by California law to complete a LiveScan criminal background check as part of their safety certifications. LiveScan is an electronic fingerprinting technology used in California for various background check purposes.  Region 254 and Area 10V plan to host local LiveScan event locally for its volunteers at a date TBA. Regardless of whether you have had a previous LiveScan performed as part of your job or other volunteer service, you will need to submit to a new LiveScan for AYSO. LiveScan results are not shareable between government agencies and/or private organizations – so you need a separate scan for each agency or organization you work and/or volunteer for. Fortunately, this is a one-time requirement that does not (currently) have to be repeated.

If you cannot make it to the region’s LiveScan event, you may complete one of the other options described here: Online Fingerprinting Services for Background Checks. An FBI Channeler with Nationwide Live Scan Locations Near You! (applicantservices.com)


NON-AYSO TRAINING AND LICENSING:
Training or licenses from other soccer organizations outside AYSO (such as a USSF license) are NOT recognized by AYSO. 
Recipients of non-AYSO licenses or training must receive approval through the AYSO Cross-Certification program BEFORE they may participate as a coach in AYSO programs. Information about training equivalency can be found here: AYSO/USSF Coach Cross-Certification – AYSO Volunteer Resources (aysovolunteers.org). This is a national AYSO requirement. Region 254 cannot grant exemptions, or waivers of, this requirement. 


COACH TRAINING MATRIX:
 

Course

Description

 Length (Estimated)

Attendee Prerequisites

AYSO's Safe Haven

This course presents information on child & volunteer protection and the key components necessary to create a safe haven. All volunteers must complete this online
course through AYSOU / Etrainu
.

Certification is good for two (2) years and must be renewed after that time. Coaches must have completed this training within two (2) years of October 31st of the current Membership Year. 

1 Hour

- Volunteer Application

- Online registration through AYSOU / Etrainu

 

CDC Online Concussion Training


The Center for Disease Control has free online concussion training for coaches, referees and all other volunteers. All volunteers must complete this online course through AYSOU / Etrainu.

Certification is good for two (2) years and must be renewed after that time. Coaches must have completed this training within two (2) years of October 31st of the current Membership Year. 
 1 Hour - Volunteer Application

- Online registration through AYSOU / Etrainu
Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Recognition Training






The State of California requires the completion of the online SCA course for all sports coaches and volunteers. All volunteers must complete this online course through AYSOU / Etrainu.
 1/2 Hour- Volunteer Application

- Online registration through AYSOU / Etrainu
 Safe Sport

(New for Fall 2022)
This is a new, annually-updated, requirement for all AYSO volunteers imposed by the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017 (“SafeSport Act”).90 minutes for initial course (must be repeated every 3 years)

30 minutes for annual
refresher courses
 - Volunteer Application

- Online registration through AYSOU / Etrainu. 
 LiveScan

(New for Fall 2022)
This is a new, one-time requirement for all AYSO volunteers in California imposed by AB506.

Coaches can complete this requirement at a Region- or Area-sponsored event, or by following one of the procedures described above. 
 N/A - Volunteer Application

- Online registration through Applicant Services.

6U Coach

This training presents information and skills to be taught, relevant to the U-6 age group. Training includes a Classroom Session and Field Session. Completion of both are required in Region 254. 

2 Hours

- Volunteer Application
- AYSO's Safe Haven
- Concussion Training 
- SCA Training 


8U Coach

This training presents information and skills to be taught, relevant to the U-8 age group. Training includes a Classroom Session and Field Session. Completion of both are required in Region 254. 

2 Hours

- Volunteer Application
- AYSO's Safe Haven
- Concussion Training 
- SCA Training 


- Completion of U-6 Coach course is recommended.

10U Coach

This training presents information and skills to be taught, relevant to the U-10 age group. Training includes a Classroom Session and Field Session. Completion of both are required in Region 254.

3 Hours

- Volunteer Application
- AYSO's Safe Haven
- Concussion Training 
- SCA Training 


- Completion of U-8 Coach course is recommended.

12U Coach

This training presents information and skills to be taught, relevant to the U-12 age group. Training includes a Classroom Session and Field Session. Completion of both are required in Region 254. 

5 Hours

- Volunteer Application
- AYSO's Safe Haven
- Concussion Training
- SCA Training

- Completion of U-10 Coaching Course is recommended. 

- Completion of the 12U Coach Pre-Course on AYSOU / Etrainu before attending the in-person class. 

Intermediate Coach (14U)

This training focuses on tactical situations. This course builds upon the U-12 Coaching Course. Training includes a Classroom Session and Field Session. Completion of both are required in Region 254. 

8 Hours + Pre-Course work

- Volunteer Application
- AYSO's Safe Haven
- Concussion Training 
- SCA Training 


- Completion of 12U 
Coach course is required and must be completed at least one year in advance of training.

- Completion of the Intermediate Coach Pre-Course materials at least two (2) weeks before attending class. 

Advanced Coach (16-19U)

This training focuses on tactical situations, advanced tactics, and observation, evaluation, and implementation techniques. This course builds upon the Intermediate Coaching Course. Training includes a Classroom Session and Field Session. Completion of both are required in Region 254. 

 8 Hours + Pre-Course work

- AYSO's Safe Haven
- Concussion Training
- SCA Training


- Completion of Intermediate  
Coach course is required and must be completed at least one year in advance of training.

- Completion of the Advanced Coach Pre-Course materials at least two (2) weeks before attending class.

 

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