Coaches Working Group
Chief Division Director & Coach Administrator
The Chief Division Director & Coach Administrator shall be responsible for the recruiting, training and supervising of all coaches in the Region. The Chief Division Director & Coach Administrator shall require that each coach and assistant coach or other team player trainer complete a volunteer application form in accordance with the AYSO National Support Center's applicable policies and guidelines.
The Chief Division Director & Coach Administrator shall coordinate with the Regional Commissioner and the Coach Training Coordinator to arrange for coaching orientations, clinics and training programs at least once each season where needed and disseminate information when appropriate to assist the Region's coaches.
The Chief Division Director & Coach Administrator shall also be responsible for the implementation of the Region's Coaching Certification and Licensing Programs as may be required or recommended under the operating regulations.
Assistant Coach Administrator
The Assistant Coach Administrator shall be responsible for the assisting the Coach Administrator with recruiting, training and supervising of all coaches in the Region. The Assistant Coach Administrator shall work closely with the Division Directors to ensure that coaching issues are resolved as quickly as possible.
Coach Training Coordinator
The Coach Training Coordinator shall implement, monitor, and maintain the AYSO Coach Training Program at the Regional level. The Regional components are the U-6, U-8, U-10 and U-12 Coach Certification Training Courses. The Coach Training Coordinator obtains the course guides from AYSO National Support Center or area staff; sets up orientations, clinics and training; and obtains qualified instructors to teach. The Coach Training Coordinator works together with the Area Director of Coach Instruction to meet the ongoing training needs of the local head coaches and assistant coaches.
This individual also works to address any training deficiencies, rules clarifications, coach performance issues or other actions required to maintain coach quality at the highest level possible throughout the season.
The Housing Coordinator is responsible for organizing and managing the assignment of soccer coaches visiting from overseas to host families in the Hillsborough community during the Fall soccer season.
Winter League Director
The Winter League Director is responsible for organizing and managing the Region's Winter Program, including coach recruitment, referee recruitment/coordination, team formation, player registration and uniforms. These duties may be shared with one or more other Winter volunteers as approved by the Board.
The Division Directors are responsible for the operation of their respective divisions. They will recruit the coaches for their Division with the help of the Chief Division Director & Coach Administrator. Division Directors for the U08 division will also work to assure that a sufficient number of parents have stepped up to referee and take the training course if they are not yet trained. This is important because U08 games are refereed completely by parent volunteers from each team, and in certain cases, youth volunteers.
The Division Director also provides a line of communication between the Board of Directors and the coaches, referees and parents in their division. The Division Director will receive the emails sent to the alias set up for their division. They will also monitor the stats of the teams throughout the season to ensure that blowouts are kept to a minimum and that all of the coaches are handling their players fairly and evenly. The Division Directors are responsible for getting player evaluations from the coaches at the end of the season.
The Division Director should not be a coach in the division they are coordinating. They may however coordinate a division in which they have a child playing since team formation is not part of this job. The skills needed include excellent organizational skills, familiarity with computers and spreadsheets, good communication skills and an ability to get parents to volunteer to coach and referee.