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Becoming A Coach

 

Becoming a Coach

If you are reading this, it is because you have volunteered to coach or assistant coach for the upcoming AYSO season. Our region appreciates your commitment to us. But before you can set foot on our fields, there are just a few administrative things that you need to complete. By completing this process, you are ensuring the safety of our players and the continued success of our program. Please note: You must be 18 or over to volunteer as a coach.

STEP 1 - REGISTER

AYSO is a national organization that requires all volunteers to register annually regardless of what position or role they are filling. This is very important for two reasons:

1. All registered volunteers are background checked by AYSO to ensure regions aren't putting player safety at risk. 

2. Only registered volunteers are protected under AYSO liability insurance. This means that you cannot be held personally liable if a player is injured during the normal course of play. If you do not register, you cannot coach.

Registering is done online through www.capacayso.com and should only take about 5-10 minutes. There are separate options for new and returning coaches so be sure to choose the correct one.

When you get to the end of the registration form, you will be asked to provide an electronic signature. 

NOTE: You do not need to print out a copy of your volunteer application unless you want it for your personal records.

STEP 2 - COACH TRAINING

We know what you're thinking....ugh...training. Never fear. Almost all of the required training can be completed online at your own pace in less than an hour. Plus, you don't have to do it all at once. As long as you get it done before practices start you are good to go. AYSO provides a fantastic set of basic online courses to help you easily and conveniently get the training you need.

There are Three training sessions all AYSO coach volunteers MUST complete:

·         AYSO Safe Haven

·         Age-Appropriate Coach Training

·         AYSO CDC Concussion Awareness (Required by the state of Michigan that all coaches complete this training once every three years)

COACH TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FOR REGIONAL PLAY

Division

Coach Course

Certification

Other

6 & under

6U Coach (Required) Online or Classroom

Safe Haven (Required)^

CDC Online Concussion Awareness Training (Required)

8 & under

8U Coach (Required) Online or Classroom

Safe Haven (Required)^

CDC Online Concussion Awareness Training (Required)

10 & under

10U Coach (Required) Online or Classroom, and Field

Safe Haven (Required)^

CDC Online Concussion Awareness Training (Required)

12 & under

12U Coach (Required) Classroom & Field

Safe Haven (Required)^

CDC Online Concussion Awareness Training (Required)

#14& under

Intermediate Coach (Required)* Classroom & Field

Safe Haven (Required)^

CDC Online Concussion Awareness Training (Required)

#19& under

Advanced Coach**

Safe Haven (Required)^

CDC Online Concussion Awareness Training (Required)


#  It is strongly recommended that prerequisite courses be taken at least 1 season prior to taking this course.

 The Intermediate course has a prerequisite of the 12U Coach Course. To receive credit for the Intermediate course, a coach must have attended and received credit for the 12U Coach Course prior to attending. Credit for 12U course must be verifiable in eAYSO.

**  The Advanced course has a prerequisite of the Intermediate Coach Course. To receive credit for the Advanced course, a coach must have attended and received credit for the Intermediate Coach Course prior to attending. Credit for the Intermediate course must be verifiable in eAYSO.

^  No coach should receive a roster without being Safe Haven certified. No volunteer should be working with any child without being Safe Haven certified. Certification must appear in eAYSO to be valid.


All online training mentioned above can be completed by visiting www.capacayso.com under the AYSOU tab. Use the same login username and password you used to register as a volunteer. Safe Haven and Concussion is under the tab MY COURSES. Age appropriate training is under the ECOMMERCE tab. At this time, the coach training has a fee. You can either pay for it and get reimbursed. Or you can contact Amy Williamson at [email protected] and get a voucher. Once you complete all the training. Send all certifications to [email protected] Thank You for Coaching!!!

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P.O. Box 114 
Capac, Michigan 48014

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 810-310-1132
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