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Requirements

AYSO Coach Certification

 Division Recreational Extra Play Teams
 6U Safe Haven (Online), CDC Concussion and 6U Coach n/a
 8U Safe Haven (Online), CDC Concussion and 8U Coach n/a
 9U/10U Safe Haven (Online), CDC Concussion and 10U Coach Safe Haven (Online), CDC Concussion, 10U Coach 12U Coach, & Regional Referee
 11U n/a Safe Haven (Online). CDC Concussion. 12U Coach, Intermediate Coach, & Regional Referee
 12U Safe Haven (Online), CDC Concussion and 12U Coach Safe Haven (Online), CDC Concussion, 12U Coach, Intermediate Coach, & Regional Referee
 13U/14U Safe Haven (Online), CDC Concussion and Intermediate Coach Safe Haven (Online), CDC Concussion, Advanced Coach & Regional Referee
 16U/19U Safe Haven (Online), CDC Concussion and Advanced Coach n/a

*Certification requirements apply to both Head Coach and Assistant Coach

Certification Prerequisites

 Certification Prerequisites
 Safe Haven & CDC Concussion Awareness(Online) Nothing
 6U Coach Nothing
 8U Coach Nothing
 10U Coach Nothing
 12U Coach Nothing
 Intermediate Coach 12U Coach
 Advanced Coach Intermediate
 National Coach Advanced Coach


Safe Haven certification & CDC Concussion Awareness

All AYSO Coaches must complete the Safe Haven & CDC Concussion Awareness (Online) certifications. This ensures that the well-being of the child is placed first, the philosophies of AYSO are understood and teaches the coaches risk management to avoid putting themselves in positions hazardous to themselves and the children. It is also part of the requirements to be covered under the Volunteer Protection Act.

Age-Specific Training - 6U, 8U, 10U & 12U Coach certifications

These four coaching courses focus on working with the player in these age divisions to create a fun learning environment. Coaches in 6U, 8U, 10U & 12U must have the age specific coach certification for the age they are coaching. There are no substitutes nor will higher level courses satisfy the requirement. These courses have no pre-requisite and may be taken individually or in any order.

Intermediate, Advanced and National Coach certifications


These upper level courses build upon each other, thus a coach with the Advanced Coach certification may also coach teams needing only the Intermediate Coach certification. However, these do not confer the age-specific certification needed to coach 6U-12U. A coach who holds an Intermediate Coach or above certification and wishes to coach in 10U, must also hold a 10U Coach certification. 14U coaches must have at least the Intermediate Coach certification. 16U and 19U coaches must have the Advanced Coach certification. The National Coach certification is for coaches who desire to further advance their skills and offer a greater level of support to their region.

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AYSO Region 84

P.O. Box 6080-178 
Mission Viejo, California 92690

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