AYSO Region 84

  Mission Viejo, California

P.O. Box 6080-178, MV, CA 92690 -  Login
Coaching Administrator - Mike Hernandez

AYSO Coach Certification

Recreational Extra Play Teams
U6 Safe Haven Coach
CDC Concussion
U6 Coach
n/a
U7/U8 Safe Haven Coach
CDC Concussion
U8 Coach
n/a
U9/U10 Safe Haven Coach
CDC Concussion
U10 Coach
Safe Haven Coach
CDC Concussion
U10 Coach
U12 Coach
Regional Referee
U11 n/a Safe Haven Coach
CDC Concussion
U12 Coach
Intermediate Coach
Regional Referee
U12 Safe Haven Coach
CDC Concussion
U12 Coach
Safe Haven Coach
CDC Concussion
U12 Coach
Intermediate Coach
Regional Referee
U13/U14 Safe Haven Coach
CDC Concussion
Intermediate Coach
Safe Haven Coach
CDC Concussion
Advanced Coach
Regional Referee
U16/U19 Safe Haven Coach
CDC Concussion
Advanced Coach
n/a
* Certification requirements apply to both Head Coach and Assistant Coach

Certification Prerequisites

Certification Prerequisites
Safe Haven Coach Nothing
U6 Coach Nothing
U8 Coach Nothing
U10 Coach Nothing
U12 Coach Nothing
Intermediate Coach U12 Coach
Advanced Coach Intermediate
National Coach Advanced Coach

Safe Haven Coach certification

All AYSO Coaches must complete the Safe Haven certification. 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 - U6, U8, U10 & U12 Coach certifications

These four coaching courses focus on working with the player in these age divisions to create a fun learning environment. Coaches in U6, U8, U10 & U12 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 U6-U12. A coach who holds an Intermediate Coach or above certification and wishes to coach in U10, must also hold a U10 Coach certification. U14 coaches must have at least the Intermediate Coach certification. U16 and U19 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.