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Coach Training Matrix

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 Training Classes

Here is how you can access, and enroll in, coach training and safety certification courses on AYSOU:
  1. Go to the ayso254.org website 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.

    strong>IMPORTANT: When you click the AYSOU button, you will automatically be re-directed to the new AYSOU 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.

Live Scan 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. This is a national AYSO requirement. Region 254 cannot grant exemptions, or waivers, of this requirement.

Training Matrix

Course Description Length (Estimated)
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
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
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
Safe Sport 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
LiveScan 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
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
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.

Completion of U-6 Coach course is recommended.

2 Hours
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.

Completion of U-8 Coach course is recommended.

3 Hours
12U Coach

This training presents information and skills to be taught, relevant to the U-12 age group. Training includes an online pre-course, a classroom session and field session. Completion of all are required.

5 Hours
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.

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.

8 Hours + Pre-Course work
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.

Completion of Intermediate Coach course is required and must be completed at least one year in advance of training. You must also complete the Advanced Coach Pre-Course materials at least two (2) weeks before attending class.

8 Hours + Pre-Course work

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