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For Coaches

The Coach

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.

Coach Training

Training for Coaches

New and experienced coaches alike often ask, “Now that I have volunteered to be a coach, what courses are available to me and which courses are required to coach at my level?” The table below provides an overview of the available AYSO coaching courses. 

Go to “” to log in to your account for AYSO-U and sign up for all online courses. The login name is the same as the one you used to sign up on the Mountains Edge Soccer website.

1. If you are not certified for the age you are coaching, first please click on “ecommerce”, then on the left choose the “Coaching Training” category. You will see the classes listed for you to purchase. We have voucher codes for payment, so please let us know and we can give it to you.

2. Also click on "Live Courses", then you will need to scroll to choose your class and click on "Sessions", then scroll to find your class and click "Register".

3. You can click on the “My Courses” tab to complete the Safe Haven and Concussion courses. You will also see the coaching course you purchased in this area.

A summary of the mandatory coach training requirements follows:


Time Commitment

Brief Description

Where to go

Who should attend

Annual Coach Meeting

1-2 Hours

Informative meeting to familiarize volunteers with coaching requirements

August 15th

6:30 pm at 8090 Blue Diamond Rd #240 (Legends Room

Mandatory for all Coaches


Safe Haven & Concussion Training

1-2 Hours

Course covers child protection issues and volunteer protection


Mandatory for all Volunteers


6U & 8U Coaching Course

1-2 Hours

Course covers skills to be taught at the 6U & 8U level and the benefits of short-sided play


All 6U & 8U Head Coaches & Assistant Coaches

10U Coaching Course

1-2 Hours online


1-2 Hours in the Classroom

There are 2 parts for this training, the online course and the class portion. Please complete the online courses prior to field training.

These Courses cover skills to be taught at the 10U level and the benefits of short-sided play

AYSO-U online course, instructions above.


In-person Class:
Tuesday, Aug 28 6pm at the regional park.

All 10U coaches, assistant coaches and first year 12U coaches.


12U Coaching Course

2-4 Hours

Course focuses on techniques of soccer, rules of the game and beginning tactics.

In-Person class

Date/Time TBD

All 12U coaches


1. We recommend that all coaches who are coaching 12U for the first time start their training at the 10U Online Coaching Course level and then complete the 12U coaching course.

2. All coaches and assistant coaches must complete Safe Haven, Concussion, Coach Certification and job specific training to be protected by the Volunteer Protection Act of 1997. These Courses are required both to protect the kids we serve and to protect the coaches and assistant coaches as volunteers. 

3. In order to fulfill the mandatory requirements, ALL Coaches and Assistant Coaches must be listed as having taken the appropriate Courses in the database supplied to the Region through AYSO-U National training program. If a Coach is not sure whether they and/or their Assistant(s) have complete all the required training, please contact the Regional Coach Administrator, Robert Rust at [email protected]

Getting Started

Getting Started

Thanks to all of you that have stepped up as a volunteer coach. This can be a tremendously rewarding experience, it all depends on you.

Get organized! This will go a long way to making this an experience to remember.

Remember, there are some things that need to be done NOW, and NOT the night before your first training session.

  1. Register as a 2018 volunteer.
  2. Ensure you have taken the current Safe Haven (post 7/1/11).
  3. You must have Concussion Awareness certification.
  4. You need to be certified at the level you are coaching.
  5. Attend the team distribution meeting.
  6. As soon as you receive your team start contacting the players' parents. Figure out a time for a meeting that suits the majority of parents so that you get the maximum attendance possible. This is very important since it is much easier to recruit volunteers when you sit down with them face to face.
  7. You will need to recruit at least one assistant coach, a team parent (aka team manager), and a referee.
  8. Once you have all your volunteers, you are eligible to receive your uniforms from your division director.
  9. It's a good idea to make copies of the registration forms and have the parents wet sign them. Give copies to your assistant coach and team parent. This way, if you are running late, the assistant coach can still work with the team.
  10. Typically, the uniforms arrive around the middle of August, but they could be as late as the first week of September.

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AYSO Region 1315 Mountains Edge Soccer

8545 W. Warm Springs Road, Suite A-4 #350
Las Vegas, Nevada 89113

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