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AYSO Region 88 Glendale

Positive Coaching

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. Our region's Coach Administrator will be happy to try to match you up with somebody with a little more experience.

Requirements for all volunteers

Volunteer Application
Every volunteer (coach, referee, board member, team parent, etc.) must submit a Volunteer Application each year. They are delivered to AYSO National Headquarters for an annual background check, which screens for volunteers’ suitability to work with our participants.

How to create an account and register as a Volunteer

Safe Haven training
All volunteers in Region 88 must attend the Safe Haven course in person. All volunteers are required to complete this prior to receiving team contact information and prior to holding team practice, so please complete the course at your earliest convenience. Please check our Calendar for the next clinic or click on the AYSOU (tab above) to find classes offered at other regions nearby.

Concussion Awareness class (online)
All coaches/referees are required to complete this short webinar. Please submit a Volunteer Application before accessing the short webinar. This is also recommended (not required) for Team Parents.

  1. Log into your Region 88 account here at www.ayso88.org
  2. Click the Home tab (left)
  3. Click the AYSOU tab (top navigation) and click Login (no password should be required)
  4. Click My Courses and choose CDC Concussion Course
  Coach Referee Coaches and Referees
Division Clinic Hours Clinic Hours Clinic (Hours)
U5
6U

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Safe Haven (3) In House

Concussion Awareness training (1) Online

All volunteers must submit a Volunteer application during the registration process.

6U
8U 8U 6 8U Official 3
10U 10U 6 Basic Referee 9
12U 12U 6
14U Intermediate 15 Intermediate 12
16U/19U Advanced 18

Important Resources

Please email your Division Coordinator with any questions.

Updates to the Laws

Upcoming Clinics

See Calendar of Events for more information. They are free of charge and open to everyone.

Please apply as a volunteer if you have not already and email [email protected] if you are interested in attending any of these and instructions will be sent to you.

Benefits of Coaching or Assisting

As a head coach, not only are you allowing more children to play, you also get to:
  • Choose the day and location of practice
  • Choose the uniform color/style
  • Choose your assistant coach (who may be the parent/guardian of your child's best friend) (only available in 10U division and younger)
  • Choose the (final) name of the team
  • Coach more than one team and your games will be scheduled so there are no conflicts
No experience is necessary and all training is provided. Learn what others find to be such a rewarding experience.

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