Youth Soccer in Glenview, Illinois
What's required to become an AYSO coach?
If you're willing to contribute your time and effort to ensuring that kids have a fun experience in a fair and safe program, then you possess the necessary prerequisites to become an AYSO coach. Regardless of whether or not you know a lot about soccer, AYSO will provide the training and tools to help you become a good coach.
We've had plenty of moms and dads that started out knowing little about soccer that have gone on to become terrific coaches!
AYSO has implemented important steps to ensure that every child has the best possible soccer learning experience. Implemented on August 1, 2010, coaches and assistant coaches in the U-6 division in every region are required to have AYSO age-appropriate training and AYSO Safe Haven certification when they take the field. The new coach training policy will roll forward each year adding one additional level of required age-specific coach training until, by the 2015 membership year, every AYSO coach and assistant coach at every level will be appropriately trained for the team they coach.
Coaches and assistant coaches of:
Note that, for example, if you have taken the U-10 course, and you will be coaching a U-6 team, you must take the U-6 course (i.e. taking a higher level course does not satisfy the requirement for coaching a lower level team). And once you have taken a course, you are not required to take it again.
Coach training sessions in Glenview and nearby regions (e.g. Deerfield, Skokie, Chicago) are usually held in July and August. Courses are also offered in March at the Area “Road Show”. Check for courses and sign up on www.eAYSO.org.
Safe Haven, U-6, and U-8 courses can be taken on-line instead of attending in-person (www.aysotraining.org). A portion of the U-10 course can be taken on-line with a follow-up field-only session.