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Pacifica AYSO 157

VOLUNTEER

It's About What's Good for the Kids

AYSO is a volunteer-run organization. Coaches, referees and administrators are volunteers. Over 220,000 parents, neighbors, relatives and friends lend their time and talents so that each child gets a terrific AYSO experience.

AYSO’s volunteer foundation ensures that it’s all about what’s good for kids. It also makes AYSO very affordable. AYSO operates in a business manner, but volunteers ensure its “profits” are happy, healthy kids playing a sport they can enjoy for life.

AYSO has developed special training that helps parents who may have little or no soccer experience quickly gain the age-appropriate knowledge and skills they need to be effective coaches and referees. It also has unique administrative and management training. This ensures that each community program:

· Abides by the AYSO philosophies
· Offers a great AYSO experience
· Continues to grow, offering the AYSO opportunity to more children

It only takes a few hours to become qualified as an introductory-level coach or referee. But if you’re not able to commit even that much time, there are many small jobs you can help with. Even a couple of hours each season are an important contribution to your team and Region!

AYSO training doesn’t stop as long as you’re having fun. Referees, coaches and administrators have clinics, workshops and other advanced training available to advance their skills.

Making a Difference in Children’s Lives

                                                                     

A coach can be the most influential person in a child’s life. In AYSO, Positive Coaching is a fundamental philosophy because of the crucial role that a coach has. Coaching in AYSO is a chance to spend quality time with your own child but you’ll also provide an important role model for all the children on your team. In fact, the joy of coaching is so meaningful, that many AYSO coaches continue coaching long after their own children have moved on from AYSO. Soccer knowledge is a plus, but AYSO provides training and materials so that even a soccer novice can coach effectively by starting in the younger age divisions. Being a coach involves skills you probably already have in addition to specific soccer knowledge. If you are uncertain, try being an assistant coach. The Region's Coach Administrator will be happy to try to match you up with somebody with a little more experience.

BECOMING A COACH

Coaching children is a very rewarding experience. And coaching your own child's team can be one of the most rewarding experiences of all! Coaches are pivotal to having children get the AYSO experience. If Regions don't have enough coaches, registration is scaled back and kids who want to play in AYSO are turned away.

Do you have little or no experience with soccer? No problem! AYSO will teach you, based on the age level you are coaching. Unique age-appropriate coach training is one of AYSO's specialties. If you plan to be at your child's soccer practices and games, you'll also have time to be your child's coach. All training cost are covered by the Region. 

To become an AYSO coach, you must be certified in the age level you are coaching. Certification takes three easy steps. First, fill out a volunteer form. Then either attend a short Safe Haven™ course in person or online. Lastly, you must attend a brief age-specific coaching course. It's only a few hours. We also have brand new Coaching Manuals that help you with training plans and activities for the age you are coaching. 

Coaches are essential to the game. They teach children soccer skills and help develop a healthy, positive attitude, teamwork and good sportsmanship. Coaching is a rewarding experience because you have the opportunity to build a child's self-esteem, help them learn new skills and just have a lot of fun.

Contact your Region's Coach Administrator or Regional Commissioner if you are ready to become a coach.

Coach Job Description

6U-12U Coach Training

Check out the calendar tab for training dates or log into AYSOU. 

How can I register for Coach Training?

Go to:  https://aysou.org.

Then navigate to:

  • "My Courses"

  • "Instructor Led Courses"

  • "Coach Instructor Led Courses"

  • then select the age course you need

  • then select the date of the class,

  • find local classes and Register.


Please be sure to register on AYSOU at www.aysou.org

Email [email protected] with any questions involving AYSOU registration or the Coach Clinics.




SAFE HAVEN/CDC CONCUSSION/SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST

Online Training can be found on AYSOU. 

To take the training please follow these instructions:
     1. Go to  https://aysou.org
     2. Enter your AYSO ID Number and last name
     3. Once the course is completed it should show up in your account. We recommend you download in can technology fails us. 



                                       

Intermediate and Advanced Coach Training



Intermediate Coach Course are available outside of Pacifica. 

August 6th-8th

Menlo College
1000 El Camino Real
Atherton, CA 94027

Must register by July 15th. 
Register here

*The Region will reimburse you for the registration. 

If you cannot make this date, please go to www.AYSOU.com to locate a class. 

Coaching Commitment

6U commitment:

No weekday practice

1hr on Saturdays

8U commitment:

1hr during the weekday of your choice for practice

1hr on Saturdays

10U commitment:

1hr 2x during the weekdays of your choice

1.5 hours on Saturdays

12U-18U commitment:

1hr 2x during the weekdays of your choice

1.5 hours on Saturdays


Certification Requirements:
*Safe Haven (online)
*CDC Concussion (online)
*Sudden Cardiac Arrest (online) 
*Division appropriate training (classroom & field)
*10U-up should take the basic referee course

National Partners

AYSO Region 157 Thanks Our Sponsors for their continued support!!

Contact Us

Pacifica AYSO 157

PO Box 615 
PACIFICA, California 94044

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 650-738-8727
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