INFORMATION FOR COACHES
Fall 2021 Coaching Clinics - AYSO now requires age appropriate certification for all coaches and assistant coaches.
For new coaches and assistant coaches looking to learn coaching techniques or returning coaches and assistant coaches looking to get certified at the correct age level, Palos Verdes AYSO (Region 10), in coordination with surrounding AYSO regions, will be offering age appropriate classes. Details of these class offerings are below:
3 Steps to become an AYSO Coach:
6U & 8U (Online only)
Required training classes for the 6U and 8U age groups are held online at AYSO's online training resource at https://aysou.org under the "ONLINE COURSES" tab. You will need to use the login you created when registering yourself as a volunteer on https://ayso.bluesombrero.com/region10.
10U & 12U (Online and Field)
Required training classes for the 10U and 12U age groups are held online at AYSO's online training resource at https://aysou.org under the "ONLINE COURSES" tab. You will need to use the login you created when registering yourself as a volunteer on https://ayso.bluesombrero.com/region10.
In addition, PV AYSO will be holding Field Sessions for the 10U to 12U age groups on Saturday, August 21. These field sessions are MANDATORY FOR ALL COACHES SEEKING CERTIFICATION.
10U (Field Session Only) - Register with Division Coordinator
August 21, 2021 @ 9AM to 11:00AM at Highridge Park (Suggested Make Up session on Saturday, August 28 in Long Beach. Check https://aysou.org for details and more options)
12U (Field Session Only) - Register on AYSOU
August 21, 2021 @ 8AM to 11:00AM at Highridge Park
AYSO Area 1F will host an Intermediate Coaches session on August 27 and 28. This course requires pre-registration at https://aysou.org. Specific times and addresses can be found during registration.
See the https://aysou.org website for Advanced Coach course offerings.
If any of these courses don't fit into your schedule the best resource is to check https://aysou.org for more options/dates to find appropriate age-level classes that best meet your needs in another Area.
If you cannot log in to AYSOU an view courses after registering in SportsConnect:
For any technical problems with logging into SportsConnect or AYSOU or signing up for courses, contact the AYSO Help Desk at (866) 588-2976 (Monday - Friday during business hours) or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions on which course to take please email your Division Coordinator or the Coach Administrator: email@example.com
Game Card Template. - Coaches can type, save, and print game day Game Cards to hand to the referees.
Referee Guidelines. - Coaches should print Referee Guidelines for their age group as a reference to common age appropriate rules and keep these guidelines with them.
Playoff Participation Policy. - Coaches should be aware that teams will only be invited to play in the end-of-season playoffs if their team has refereed enough games.
Mismatched Game Guide. - This informative guide put together by Jodi Council, our former Director of Coaching, is must reading for all AYSO coaches. It provides tips on how coaches can handle games that are one-sided/lopsided in ways that are both encouraging and instructive for the players.
Concussion Awareness - coaches, parents, players, and referees are encouraged to take this online training to recognize the signs and respond to possible head injuries
Parents' Guide to Referees' Decisions - an excellent guide from AYSO Area 2C that describes in layperson's terms why referees make (or don't make) certain calls on the field.
Area 01 Coaching Guidelines
UK Int’l Curriculum
AYSO Rules, Policies and Guidelines
(on the AYSO national site)