2012 COACH RESOURCES
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.
UPCOMING COACHING CLINICSIf you are planning to coach or assistant coach this upcoming season, or anytime in the future (certification does not expire), AYSO offers free training and certification for coaches to help ensure that games are fun, fair, safe, and a positive experience for every player.
Please check our Coaching Clinics page for a list of upcoming clinics in Region 42, Area 10E, and the rest of Southern California.
Player Development Officers' (PDO) Page
Online Coaching Curriculum (pdf)
from U.K. International
Upcoming Coaching Clinics
View Referee Schedules
to see if your match is covered
Goal Setup Instructions
You can use the Match Card Template to help you print
out your game cards!
The Match Card Template is in Microsoft Word format.
You may have to adjust the margin settings for your specific printer.
If you have any questions about the forms listed here, please contact our Safety Director, Darryl Levi.
forms noted with a * are links to the AYSO National site