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Coach Training Matrix

COACH TRAINING MATRIX

Below are the training requirements for coaches in AYSO Region 254. As a general rule, ALL coaches in Region 254 must take an in-person coach certification class taught by an AYSO-certified instructor. However, due to changing circumstances resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak, some of these training requirements have changed since March 2020.

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



FALL 2021 TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:
Changes to the training requirements for the Fall 2021 Season are marked below by the notation "*** FALL 2021 ONLY ***"  Beginning in Fall 2022, all coaches will need to receive training through in-person training ONLY (not online). All persons wishing to coach for the Fall 2021 season must comply with the following requirements:
 
6U / 8U / 10U Coach Training: 
Candidates may complete their age-specific Coach training online through AYSOU [www.aysou.org] or at an in-person training course. Please note that coach training at these levels requires completion of BOTH a coach training course AND a corresponding Field Session.

All coach candidates who complete online-only coach training MUST complete an in-person Field Session that corresponds to their training. No volunteer will be permitted to participate as a coach in Fall 2021 until this requirement is met.  This is an AYSO Section 10 and Area 10V requirement. Region 254 cannot grant exemptions, or waivers of, this requirement. 

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

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


WHERE TO FIND AND REGISTER FOR TRAINING COURSES OR ONLINE CERTIFICATIONS:
AYSOU.org is the website where AYSO volunteers can sign up and register for training and completion of AYSO-required certification programs. 

To locate in-person Coach Training courses: go to the AYSOU website, sign in, then go to Instructor Led Courses --> Coach Instructor Led Courses. 

To locate online Coach Training courses: go to the AYSOU website, sign in, then go to Online Courses --> Coaching Courses. 

To locate online Safety Certification courses: go to the AYSOU website, sign in, then go to Online Courses --> Safe Haven Courses. 


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: https://www.aysovolunteers.org/ayso-coach-training-equivalency-policy/. This is a national AYSO requirement. Region 254 cannot grant exemptions, or waivers of, this requirement. 
 

Course

Description

 Length

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
.

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. 

 

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.

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. 
Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Recognition Training

THIS IS A NEW REQUIREMENT AS OF 2020
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.

The course can be taken at: https://aysou.org/OnlineCourses.aspx
 1/2 Hour- Volunteer Application

- Online registration through AYSOU. 

6U Coach

This training presents information and skills to be taught, relevant to the U-6 age group.

*** FALL 2021 ONLY ***
Coaches may fulfill their training requirement by the completion of:

1)  The 6U Coach course (either online through AYSOU or at an in-person class), and;
2)  A 6U Coach Field Session. 

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.

*** FALL 2021 ONLY ***
Coaches may fulfill their training requirement by the completion of:

1)  The 8U Coach course (either online through AYSOU or at an in-person class), and;
2)  A 8U Coach Field Session. 

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.

*** FALL 2021 ONLY ***
Coaches may fulfill their training requirement by the completion of:

1)  The 10U Coach course (either online through AYSOU or at an in-person class), and;
2)  A 10U Coach Field Session. 

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 materials at least two (2) weeks before attending 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. 

15 Hours

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


- Completion of 12U 
Coach course 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. 

 

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


- Completion of Intermediate  
Coach course 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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