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Davis AYSO, Region 218

Coach Requirements

Required Training for Coaches

Safe Haven Course:All AYSO volunteers must take the Safe Haven certification course. New volunteers should attend a face-to-face training. See the Safe Haven training page for details. All seasoned volunteers are asked to take a refresher online Safe Haven course every two years.

Coach training requirements 
All head coaches and assistant coaches must be trained at the age level they are coaching.  6U coaches must be trained at the 6U Coach level; 7U and 8U coaches must be trained at the 8U Coach level; 10U coaches must be trained at the 10U Coach level; 12U coaches must be trained at the 12U Coach level; 14U coaches must be trained at the Intermediate Coach level, and 16U and 19U coaches must be trained at the Advanced Coach level.  In Davis, we have a combined class that covers coaching at the 6U, 7U, and 8U levels, which we refer to as 6/8U Coach and which is listed in AYSOU as 8U Coach.  We also have a combined 10/12U Coach class that covers 10U and 12U levels, which we refer to as 10/12U Coach and which is listed in AYSOU as 12U Coach.

There is no prerequisite for taking either the 6/8U Coach class or the 10/12U Coach class.  Take whichever one matches the age division you plan to coach, since the training is tailored to the age level.

Required prerequisites for taking Intermediate Coach, Advanced Coach, and National Coach courses:  For the Intermediate Coach course, candidates must be certified as the 12U Coach level; for the Advanced Coach course, candidates must be certified as an Intermediate Coach; National Coach course candidates must be certified as an Advanced Coach.

Annual general coach meeting:The head coach of each team is required to attend one of the annual general coach meetings. It is highly recommended that the assistant coach attend also.

Volunteer Application Form (VAF): A VAF is required for every membership year (August 1–July 31) for every volunteer. See this page for details.

Women, men, and youth volunteers 12 years old and up are all welcome!

All references below to “coaches” include “assistant coaches” and “Youth Trainers.” 

Current Coach Training Opportunities

Course List for Fall 2018

Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 6:00 - 9:00 pm 6/8U Coach

Saturday, August 18, 2018, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 10/12U Coach

Friday, August 24, 6:00 - 9:00 pm 6/8U Coach

Saturday, August 25, 2018, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 10/12U Coach


NOTE: all classes except Safe Haven include both classroom and field time. Please dress accordingly and bring court shoes/cleats (outdoor). We'll go through activities and games for coaching age appropriate games, techniques and tactics. Coaches who are able will be engaged in activities.Bring your favorite size five ball (if you have one, properly inflated please!). Bring sun block and your favorite sports drink and water. We'll have water on hand too. Bring a notebook to write in for both in class and field work. Training is at the Davis AYSO Building located north of the Library (Library address is 315 East 14th Street) and Veteran's Memorial Center. Park in the Davis High School parking lot and head northeast.


To register for courses offered in Davis

1) Login above (link)
2) If you are a new volunteer, first apply as a volunteer in Blue Sombrero by selecting Volunteer Opportunities on the left hand side of your account summary page. 
3) Then select AYSO U from the tabs across the top of our webpage.  You should be logged into AYSO U automatically if you were logged in to your Blue Sombrero account. 
4) Select the Live Courses from the menu across the top.
5) Using the calendar at the left, select the date of the course you wish to take. Look for the class you wish to take listed for that date. Select "Sessions". Find the class taught in Davis on the date you plan to take the class. Select "Register"

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Davis AYSO, Region 218

P.O. Box 1602 
Davis, California 95617

Email Us: communications@davisayso.org
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