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AYSO Irvine Region 213 - Serving Irvine for 40 years

Getting trained to coach

All AYSO coaches and assistant coaches must complete at a minimum:

·         Be a registered volunteer for the current membership year.

·         Have completed the AYSO Safe Haven course (within the past 3 years).
         Coaches and assistant coaches must complete a Concussion Awareness coursec
omplete the Sudden Cardiac Arrest training
See matrix

·         Be trained per the National Coaching Program Guidelines for the age/skill level of the team they wish to coach.
   see Matrix (from Hong's email)

How to register as a volunteer in Blue Sombrero as a volunteer?

The list of available coach courses changes often, as regions add or cancel courses. To get a current list of available coach courses, follow these basic steps:
  1. Log in to If you are not yet a volunteer, make sure to sign up. Instructions here  Make sure you have your own account.
  2. Log in to website. You can do this from and click on the AYSOU tab, or you can go directly to the www.aysou website. Password is the same as your ayso213 password.
  3. Click on My Courses, then open Instructor Led Courses, then open Coach Instructor Led Courses to find in-person trainings.
  4. Ignoring the date, scroll down and find the coach course you are interested in. Most likely, that will be
    1. 10U Coach (about 3 hours)
    2. 10U Coach class (1.5 to 2 hours) and also 10U Coach Field Session Only (about 1.5 to 2 hours)
    3. 12U Coach about 5 or 6 hours
    4. Intermediate Coach, about a day and a half, with online prep course done first, and need 12U cert first.
    5. Advanced Coach about two full days, maybe a little more. Need Intermediate first.
  5. Click [Sessions] to get a list of dates and times that course is being offered.
Below is a list of some of the courses coming up nearby. We will be rostering some classes for the end of August. ..

The 10U Coach FIELD session is often times listed separately.
In AYSOU, click the menu on My Courses, then open Instructor Led Courses, then open Coach Instructor Led Coruses.
You'll see there is a 10U Field Session Only, and also a 10U Coach. You should check both, for your convenience. But R213 lists our field session under the 10U Field Session Only.

Courses are usually presented and taught one of two methods - online or live (in person). There are some courses that are live, but with online portions to be done first. 

  • SafeHaven is an online course, and is required for every volunteer.
  • CDC Concussion Awareness is an online course, and is required as well.
  • 5U and 6U can be done as an online course or a live course, called 6U Coach.
  • 7U and 8U can be done as an online course or a live course, called 8U Coach.
  • 10U can be done as an online course or a live course, called 10U Coach.
  • 12U is a live course, roughly 5 to 6 hours in person.
  • Intermediate (14U) is a live course, usually about 2 days, but there is an online component of pre-course work needed.
  • Advanced (16U) is a live course, usually 2 or 3 days on a weekend, and is offered a few times a year.

Most courses only need to be done one time, and the certification is good for future seasons.

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Go to the Coaches Corner

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14252 Culver Dr, Ste A-206
Irvine, California 92604

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 949-297-6213
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