Coach Training

Coach Certification Training

In compliance with AYSO's National Coaching Program, a number of coach training courses are offered by AYSO Area 2N, the individual Regions as well as advanced training by Section 2. Training to or above the level of team you are coaching is required for head coaches and strongly encouraged and soon to be required for assistant coaches. In addition to the below coach certification training requirements, all coaches must be registered for the current soccer year and have completed AYSO Safe Haven Training.

Divisional Training Requirements

 Division You

Are Coaching

 Minimum Coach

Certification Training

  Under-6   U-6 Coach (Safe Haven)
  Under-8 (includes Under-7)    U-8 Coach (Safe Haven)
  Under-10   U-10 Coach (Safe Haven)


  U-12 Coach (Safe Haven)
  Under-14   Intermediate Coach (U-12 Coach)
  Under-16   Advanced Coach (Intermediate Coach)
  Under-19   Advanced Coach (Intermediate Coach)

AYSO Section 2 Sponsored Training

Golden Gate Camp, AYSO's Premier Instructional Retreat for Coaches, Referees and Management staff is being offered in the month of July in the Bay Area. Intermediate and Advanced Coach Certification training will be offered at the camp in addition to other times throughout the year in and around Area 2N.

On-Line Training

Nothing can replace hands-on training, but if you simply do not have time to attend one of the training courses offered locally, Safe Haven training as well as U-6 Coach, U-8 Coach and the classroom portion of U-10 Coach are offered on-line. Once you have registered as an AYSO volunteer through your region and have received your AYSO ID, you can visit to take the on-line training courses that AYSO offers.

Coaches Manuals by Division

The AYSO National Coaching Program provides age specific Coach Manuals that will be your “survival guide” throughout the season. Be sure and review the Coach Manual for your age group prior to attending the certification class.