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AYSO Region 183 - Chicago - Peterson Park

Coach Certification

Coaches who are certified by AYSO gain the benefit of soccer knowledge for our youth.    Our youth benefits with coaches who teach and guide the game of soccer with positive coaching, AYSO soccer training techniques and good sportsmanship.

AYSO has announced important steps to ensure that every AYSO child has the best possible soccer learning experience. Coaches and assistant coaches in every division in every AYSO Region are required to have AYSO’s age – appropriate training and AYSO Safe Haven® certification when they take the field. The policy was approved and adopted by the National Board of Directors at their July 2009 meeting and is supported by the National Coaching Advisory Commission.

The 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 will coach.

All Coaches must complete the following up immediate sign-up online as a volunteer

1. AYSO Safe Haven Online
2. AYSO CDC Concussion Online
3. AYSO Summary of the Laws of the Game.

This is a must requirement for AYSO Region 183 Coach Policy and these must be completed on-time.

Then all coaches must have certification is the designated division that they are assigned to coach.    Please note there is a 1 to 1 coach certification assignment.   No coach certification take rank higher than the other.

For example, just because you are as 12U Coach or 14U Coach does not meet you can coach a 4 year old at 5U.

Just like other non-profit organizations, volunteers must meet a specific requirement in order to be an official volunteer.   For example having CPR or First-Aid is a basic need and requirement for a volunteer to be in the Red Cross.    To Coach in AYSO ( non-profit at national-scale ie, in California, Illinois, Michigan, etc., etc.) you MUST be certified because 1) you are interacting with youth soccer players 2) you are instructing soccer to children to enrich lives and have them learn a sport that follows USSF standards. 

Coach Certification Table

Coach LevelYou must attend these Courses
(In Person)
 Course RequirementsHours 
5U6U Coach Certification6U Coach Course Online and In-Person 6U Coach Course Class
6U  6U Coach Certification6U Coach Course Online and In-Person 6U Coach Course Class
2
8U8U Coach Certification8U Coach Course Online and In-Person 8U Coach Course Class
10U Coach10U Coach Certification10U Coach Course Online and In-Person 10U Coach Course Class
 
12U Coach 12U Coach Certification12U Coach Course Online and In-Person 12U Coach Course Class
14U Coach14U Coach
Intermediate Coach Certification
12U Coach Certification (required)

Complete 14U / Intermediate Coach Online Modules Part 1 and Part 2
Complete 14U Training Plan Homework Assignment

AYSO CDC Concussion
AYSO Safe Haven 
AYSO Laws of the Game

Attend Classroom Session
Prepare Training Plan and Reviewed by Coach Instructor
Present Training Plan to Coach Instructor

Recommendation: Coaching in AYSO 12U in Region 183 
Specific Regional Requirements must be met and approved by Coach Administrator and Coach Instructor.
16 
16U Coach
19U Coach
16U Coach
19U Coach
Advanced Coach Certification
12U Coach Certification Required
14U Coach Certification Required

Complete 14U Intermediate Coach Certification Requirements

Complete AYSO Advanced Coach Online Modules Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3
Complete 16U Game Observation Online Video and Provide Report at In-Person Class
Attend the In-Person Class Session.
Attend 19U Game Observation with Coach Candidates and Provide Report.

Specific Regional Requirements must be met and approved by Coach Administrator and Coach Instructor.

 16
19U Coach19U Coach
Advanced Coach Certification
Same as 14U Coach  and 16U Coach
Specific Regional Requirements must be met and approved by Coach Administrator and Coach Instructor.
 













AYSO Coach Training Videos

Dribbing Drill: Outside Chop

Passing Drill - Bells

Dribbling Drill: Step-Over Turn

Soccer Dribbling Relays

Dribbling Drill - Fun for Young Players



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Chicago, Illinois 60659

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Phone : 773-231-7941
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