Coach Training

Coach Checklist

For those of you who have signed up to be a coach, you need to do the following to be ready:

1 Register as an AYSO volunteer (an annual requirement) at www.eAYSO.org.
2 Take AYSO Safe Haven training for Coaches (a one-time requirement).
3 Attend the Coaches Meeting in early June.
4 Division-specific coach training and certification is a two part program: coaches need to attend an in-class and an on-field session for the level they are coaching in order to be certified.
5 If you are volunteering to be a Head Coach and you want someone special to be your assistant, please see the FAQ question on how to do this.


Coach Certification / Training Policy

Effective August 1, 2009, AYSO National's new coach certification / training policy went into effect. The policy requires all coaches and assistant coaches who wish to coach in the National Games, concurrent secondary play competitions or nationally sanctioned AYSO tournaments to be trained at the level of the team they coach. The impact on this for Hillsborough Region 110 is that achieving these levels of training will be highly encouraged and U12, U14, U16 and U19 teams which are coached by coaches that are not certified will not be eligible to participate in the area tournaments should they qualify.

In order for coaches to become trained, coaches must complete BOTH a classroom and an on‐field training session to become certified. On training days wear soccer attire and bring water and sunblock for on‐field training.

Information and Compliance

In compliance with AYSO's National Coaching Program, AYSO Region 110 offers a number of Coach Training Courses during the month of August. Training to or above the level of team you are coaching is required for head coaches and strongly encouraged for assistant coaches.

Division You Are Coaching Minimum Coach Training Requirement
U06 U-06
U08 U-08
U10 U-10
U12 U-12
U14 Intermediate
U16 and U19 Advanced


Please Pre-Register for the Region 110 course you plan on attending

1.  REVIEW the local training options for Divisions U-6 through U12 on the Coach Training Calendar at the bottom of the page. Intermediate and Advanced Coach Training are done out of Region (see below).

2.   If you find a class that works for you, please Register for the class by going to the EAYSO website. Log in using your email address and password.

3.  Click on "Enroll to take a class" in the lower right of the screen.

4.  Find the course you are looking for BY LEVEL, DATES, AREA .  .  . (Hillsborough is Area 2N, Region 110). Be sure to read the Comments box on the right for details on where the course will be held, the times, and addition important information.

5.  Click the course you want and on the "Course sign-up" button at the bottom.

6.  Your ayso Volunteer information will appear. Click "Add Attendee to Program Roster" and you are officially registered for the class.

If your are signing up for Intermediate Coach or Advanced Coach training, or if you are unable to take the training offered by Region 110, you can go to your Home eayso screen and find out-of-region classes for which you can register the same way. Coaches can take the Training and Certification programs in any region, but it is highly recommended that you attend Region 110 training if possible. For more details on how to register and complete the Coach Training and Certification programs, please click on this link, or contact the Coach Administrator at CoachAdministrator@HillsboroughAYSO.org.

All Area 2N and most Region 110 sponsored Coach Training and Certification programs are open to any AYSO coach from any region who wishes to attend.

Intermediate (U-14) and Advanced (U-16) Coach Training

Intermediate Coach (U-14) and Advanced (U-16 and above) Coach Training courses are not currently offered in Region 110, but are offered locally within Area 2N. These courses can be found on the eayso website by logging in and following the prompts as outlined above. Intermediate Coach certification has a prerequisite of an U-12 certificate, and Advanced Coach certification requires an Intermediate certificate. It is recommended that if you plan to attend the Intermediate or Advanced Coach training that you not only register through eayso, but also email the identified instructor with your plans to attend.

In 2016 Intermediate and Advanced Coach training is offered through Golden Gate Camp, July 29-31, at Menlo College in Atherton.  Register here or send email to ggc-info@section2.org.  An intermediate class is also available in Foster City on August 19-21.  Intermediate training is 15 hours, Advanced is 18 hours.

AYSO Region 110 Coach Training Calendar (U-6 through U-12)

The only prerequisites to U-6 through U-12 training is that the coach have completed Safe Haven and Concussion Awareness online training.  Field traing sessions are typically held in August.


Under 6 Tues August 16, 2016 5:30-6:30 pm Sat August 20, 2016 9:00-10:00 am
Under 6 Thurs August 25, 2016 5:30-6:30 pm Fri August 26, 2016 4:30-5:30
Under 8 Thurs August 18, 2016 6:00-7:00 pm Sat August 20, 2016 11:00-12:00 pm
Under 8 Tues August 23, 2016 6:00-7:00 pm Wed August 24, 2016 5:00-6:00 pm
Under 10 Thurs August 18, 2016 7:30-9:00 pm Sat August 20, 2016 1:00-2:30 pm
Under 10 Tues August 23, 2016 7:30-9:00 pm Wed August 24, 2016 5:00-6:30 pm
Under 12 Tues August 16, 2016 7:00-9:30 pm Sat August 20, 2016 3:30-6:00 pm
Under 12 Thurs August 25, 2016 7:00-9:30 pm Fri August 26, 2016 4:30-7:00 pm