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Davis AYSO, Region 218

Coaching

Thank you for your interest in volunteering! No prior soccer knowledge or experience is required to take any of our training courses.  Enthusiastic, positive individuals with no soccer experience often make great coaches!



All persons aged 18 and older are welcome to apply to be a coach, either a head coach or an assistant coach, and all youths aged 12 to 17 are welcome to apply to be a youth trainer, who helps adult coaches with a team of players at least two years younger.  To coach or be a youth trainer in Davis AYSO, you need to follow these steps below.



Coach certification is a one-time requirement, and it satisfies the coach training requirement for that age division and younger. View your volunteer profile to see what safety or background courses are needed it should look like the lift but specific to you; you need to be "compliant" in all steps listed.




Coach Requirements

1. Register as a volunteer. Please ensure each volunteer has their own account with a unique email address (youth volunteers or partners must have their own account or be added and accept an invite to the primary account). Sign in at www.davisayso.org, navigate to your volunteer tab, and click on "open volunteer positions". You may have already done this during registration; when navigating to your volunteer tab it will show you if you have volunteered.


2. Complete the Safe Haven, CDC Concussion Awareness and Sudden Cardiac Arrest courses online  
Login to your account, click the Volunteer menu on the left, and find the "AYSOU" button under your name on your Volunteer page.
On our training site, click "Training Library" on the left
Under "Safe Haven Courses" click "View Courses"
Complete the Safe Haven Online Course
Complete the CDC Concussion Awareness Online Course
Complete the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Online Course

3. Complete the SafeSport and Fingerprinting Requirements (only if 18+)
- To begin your SafeSport training, click HERE or copy & paste this link into your browser. https://safesporttrained.org/?KeyName=tsVWe36Xa6PS3b5NzOug
- If enrollment key does not take you to the safe sport course you can click on the three lines in the upper right, then select "Dashboard"
- Now Click "Course Catalog" and find the Safe Sport for US Soccer Federation
- Enroll in that course
- Follow instructions here for the Fingerprinting Requirements

4. Attend appropriate training course:  All courses consist of both classroom and field instruction; 10U and above courses also have an online component.

To coach 6U, 7U, or 8U you need to enroll in the in-person portion
To coach 10U you need to take "10U Coaching - Online + In-Person Field Session" and enroll in the in-person portion
To coach 12U you need to take "12U Coach Training Pre-Course (Part 1) - Online" and enroll in the in-person portion 
To coach 14U you need to take "Intermediate 14U Pre-Course (Part 1) - Online" and enroll in the in-person portion 
To coach 16/19U you need to take "Advanced Coach Pre-Course - Online" and enroll in the in-person portion

To get to online portions: 
Login to your account, click the Volunteer menu on the left, and find the "AYSOU" button under your name on your Volunteer page.
On our training site, click "Training Library" on the left, Go to "coaching" (click View Courses), Enroll/Take the course listed above in quotations

To enroll in in person portion (usually offered just prior to the start of our Fall and Spring seasons)
Login to your account click the Volunteer menu on the left, and find the "AYSOU" button under your name on your Volunteer page.
On our training site, click "Training Event" on the left and on the calendar find the training event you need based on what division you are coaching. Dates will not be available on the calendar until they are posted to the the "In Person" section to the right on desktop or below on mobile.

5. Attend the General Coach Meeting
To view upcoming dates for the General Coach Meeting see the "In Person" section to the right on desktop or below on mobile. A head coach is required to attend a general coach meeting at the beginning of the season. 

In Person Coach Training

Last updated 8/7//2022

All coaches:
ALL COACH MEETING (AUGUST 25):
Schoolyard, 6U, 7U, 8U Coaches: 
August 25 6:00-7:30 pm, Veteran's Memorial Courtyard (Enter from High School Parking Lot) 
10U and Older Coaches:
August 25 7:30-9:00 pm, Veteran's Memorial Courtyard (Enter from the High School Parking Lot)

LiveScan Fingerprinting: August 14 Pre-register (preferred) or just show up and register there

Schoolyard, 6U & 8U Coaches
August 14 9 am-12 pm
August 21 9 am-12 pm
August 22 6-9 pm


12U/10U Coaches (also suitable for 10U coaches)
July 23 - congrats to the 7 new coaches! 
August 14 1:00-5:00 pm
August 21-1:00-5:00 PM
August 28- 1:00-5:00 PM

14U Coaches (Intermediate Coaches)
COACHES MUST ATTEND BOTH SESSIONS
August 26 5:00-9:00 PM 
AND
August 28 8:00 AM-12:00 PM 

16/19U Coaches

TroubleShooting/ Helpful Links

For questions specific to your division contact your Division Coach Administrator. Go here to find their email.

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Davis AYSO, Region 218

P.O. Box 1602 
Davis, California 95617

Email Us: [email protected]
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