Coach Training

In compliance with AYSO’s National Coaching Program, AYSO Region 45 offers a number of Coach Training Courses during the month of August.  Training at the level appropriate to the team you are coaching is required for all head and assistant coaches. The expectation is that from U6 to U16, coaches will attend a coach certification training once every 2 years. Required certification levels are: U6, U8, U10, U12, Intermediate (U14), and Advanced (U16 and U19).

2017 AYSO Region 45 Coaches Training Calendar

Date Event
Aug 4 to Aug 6 Intermediate Coach Training (Golden Gate Camp)
Aug 4 to Aug 6 Advanced Coach Training (Golden Gate Camp)
Aug 5 (Sat) U10 Coach Certification - 8:00 am to 11:30 am - Springer School
Aug 5 (Sat) U08 Coach Certification - 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm - Springer School
Aug 12 (Sat) U8 Coach Certification - 7:45 am to 10:15 am - Springer School
Aug 12 (Sat) Coach Meeting - 10:30 am to 12:30 pm - Springer School
Aug 12 (Sat) U10 Coach Certification - 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm - Springer School
Aug 19 (Sat) U6 Coach Certification - 9:00 am to 11:30 am - Covington School
Aug 19 (Sat) U12 Coach Certification - 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Covington School
Sept 8 (Fri) U6 Coach Certification - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm - location TBD

The only pre-requisite for the U-6, U-8, U-10 and U-12 Coach Certification courses is to be Safe Haven for Coach certified. The Intermediate Coach Certification course requires U-12 certification as a pre-requisite and the Advanced Coach Certification course requires Intermediate Coach Certification.

Please Pre-Register for the course you plan to attend.

1) Go to and log in
2) Find “Lookup – Courses” in the lower right area of the screen and click on it
3) Find the Roster # of the course you plan to attend in the table above and enter it in the RosterNumber field and click on “Search”
4) Click on the bubble to the left side of the Course Name and click on “Course Signup”
5) Type in your Last Name and then click on “Search for a Volunteer” and your name should now pop up
6) Click on the bubble to the left of your name then click “Add Attendee to Program Roster”.
7) A reminder that you must be a registered AYSO volunteer and be AYSO Safe Haven certified prior to taking any coach training course. Please visit our New Coaches or Returning Coaches page for instructions.

Congratulations! You are now signed up for a coach certification course.


All Area 2A and most Region 45 sponsored coach training sessions are open to any AYSO coach from any region who wishes to attend.  The coach training offered in August 2017 is in conjunction with our annual Coaches’ Meeting and will be limited to Region 45 coaches.

Training Courses Outside of Region 45

Other nearby Regions and Areas also offer training. Please follow their instructions and RSVP so that they know the quantity of training material to order. Please remember that you are a guest when you take training in their region/area.

2016 Coach Course Search Examples

To search for upcoming courses in the local area, use search criteria such as: U-10 coach, CA, Section 2, Aug – Oct.  Please visit course search examples  for further instructions and example results for eAyso.

On-Line Training Opportunities

On-line training is available for U-8 and U-10. Although not a substitute for the experience gained by taking the courses in person, the U-8 coach on-line course satisfies the requirement for being U-8 Coach Certified. The U-10 course requires a field portion to finish the certification process which is not currently offered stand-alone.

  • You must have your eAYSO ID in order to sign into the online class. You can view this by logging into
  • Visit, AYSO’s online certification and training site.
  • Choose the course you wish to take.
  • When complete, print out the certificate of completion and save it in your files.

Advanced Coach Training at Golden Gate Camp

Coaches who have Intermediate Coach Certification are encouraged to attend the Advanced Coach Certification at AYSO Section 2’s Golden Gate Camp. This is a two-and-a half day residential clinic at Menlo College in Atherton for coaches of U16 and U19 teams. The dates are August 4th through 6th. Register at the Section 2 site.

Coach Training Policy for Tournaments

AYSO National’s coach certification / training policy requires all coaches and assistant coaches who wish to coach in the National Games, concurrent secondary play competitions or nationally sanctioned AYSO tournaments to be trained at the level of the team they coach. The impact on this for Region 45 is that achieving these levels of training will is required. U12 and U14 teams which are coached by coaches that are not certified may not be eligible to participate in the Area 2A tournament should they qualify.  The coaches that are not certified will NOT be coaching teams in these events.