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Reminders and New Information

Hello Prospective Coaches and Assistants,

Thank you for your interest in coaching this year. Without interested, motivated coaches, we cannot field the 200+ teams that we form each year.

To help coach or assist a team in 2014, please do the following:

  1. Apply online to coach a team — Fill out a coach application for EACH team you want to coach. Click here to open the form.
  2. Fill out and print 2 copies of the AYSO Volunteer Form — This must be done every year. Two copies must be brought to either the player registrations at Conejo Creek on April 26th/May 17th , or the coaches meeting, or a coaching clinic for verification. Start your registration on the eAYSO page located at
  3. Head Coaches: Attend the Coaches Meeting — (July 22nd U6/U7/U8, July 23rd U10 & above), 6PM at Los Robles Banquet Center, and the Practice Lottery on Sunday, July July 27th at Conejo Creek. Times will be confirmed. TEAMS will be distributed at this meeting.
  4. Coaches and Assistants must attend Safe Haven (once), Concussion training (once), and the age appropriate clinic for your team.
    • Region 9 classes are at the west end of Wildflower Playfield, at the corner of Avenida de Los Arboles and Canna St.
    • Region 9 has (2) weekends that you can attend Safe Haven and mandatory coaching clinics. YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE for the courses you want to take by going to your eAYSO page,, and click on the link “Enroll to take a class”. SEARCH for the roster number below and enroll yourself, then just show up.
      SAFE HAVEN is a REQUIRED 1-time volunteer protection certification. We suggest you take it locally on the clinic dates of Aug. 2 and Aug. 16th). Conflicts? Take it online at
    • For Concussion training, go to the ONLINE training page located at, Under “Safe Haven”, click on “Start Now” and you will be taken to the Concussion training to complete.

OUT OF REGION COACHING CLASSES – Yes, you may take courses out of region. Region 4 (Westlake) is offering U6 through U14 courses in June and August. For more information please check their calendar page.

Coaches Meetings and Clinics

Coaches Clinics, for Coaches and Assistants, will be held in August. See details below.

Note, for the all Saturday and Sunday Clinics, bring a ball, water and sunscreen.

Date Time Meeting/Clinic Roster Number Location
Aug. 8, 2014 6:00p - 9:00p Coaches Clinic: U14 (part 1) 201401678 Conejo Creek Park South Training Room (see map)
Aug. 9, 2014 8:00a - 3:00p Coaches Clinic: U14 (part 2) 201401678 Wildflower Playfield (see map)
Aug. 10, 2014 8:00a - 3:00p Coaches Clinic: U14 (part 3) 201401678 Wildflower Playfield (see map)
Aug. 16, 2014 8:00a - 10:00a Safe Haven Training 201401632 Wildflower Playfield (see map)
Aug. 16, 2014 10:00a - 12:00p Coaches Clinic: U6 201401632 Wildflower Playfield (see map)
Aug. 16, 2014 10:00a - 1:00p Coaches Clinic: U7/U8 201401643 Wildflower Playfield (see map)
Aug. 16, 2014 10:00a - 2:00p Coaches Clinic: U10 201401644 Wildflower Playfield (see map)
Aug. 16, 2014 10:00a - 3:00p Coaches Clinic: U12 201401645 Wildflower Playfield (see map)

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Player Replacement Uniforms

Uniform replacement information will be available after uniforms have been distributed.

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General Information

Team Volunteers

One of the first and most important jobs you will have as a Region 9 Coach will be to recruit a Team Manager (or Managers, if 2 parents wish to share the job).  This person should be organized and detail-oriented, willing and able to help relieve you of some of the details of running a team:  team banners, snack schedules, team parties and more.

Check out the Team Managers page for complete details about the Team Volunteers you will need for the season. (They are required for all teams). It also explains how you or your Team Manager can get the Team Volunteer information submitted.

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Volunteer Registration

Don't forget to register yourself as an AYSO Volunteer for the 2013 season!  This applies to both new AND returning coaches and other volunteers.

Not sure if you are already a Registered AYSO Volunteer for the 2013 season? Check here 2013 Registered Volunteers to see if your name is there.

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Coaching Certification

The coaching program is administered under the guidance of the Regional Coaching Administrator and his staff, with the assistance of the Area & Section Coaching staff. The coaching program requires certification of each individual to assure safety and consistency in coaching.

When you decide to become a coach in AYSO your efforts are supported by one of the most complete training programs there is. Depending on the age of the players you have decided to coach you will need to be trained for that level. You may already know how to coach at that age level, but in order to certify you for that level AYSO will need the paperwork as proof. Besides, you may learn something new or a better way of teaching something you know.

Coaching does come with some requirements. In order to coach in AYSO you must be certified. This means you must attend the coaches clinic designed for your level. You must also have completed the previous levels starting at beginning. As part of this training you will have learned about Safe Haven and the "Philosophies" of AYSO. All of these things will help support you efforts as a coach and make the soccer experience for the children Safe, Fair, and Fun.

Warm-up stretching!! You may be doing it wrong and causing damage to the player. Review the following for more information:
Basic Stretches - Part 1
Basic Stretches - Part 2

Check out the Simple Soccer Training and Coaching DVD Library! Simple Soccer DVDs are a collection of Award Winning soccer training DVDs aimed specifically at AYSO parents, coaches, and players. To quote Tom Becker (Region 9 Coach Administrator): "His DVDs are good, I have watched several...". As an extra bonus, every purchase of one of these DVD's will benefit Region 9!

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Game Cards

The Game Cards are an official record of each game that we are required to have for ALL divisions. Please fill them out correctly. Check our Game Card Info sample for a quick reminder. It shows which sections coaches AND referees should fill out.

Every season we get some game cards turned in that are not filled out correctly. This generally causes havoc with reporting the scores which in turn can delay the posting of standings.

Please make sure you include the following on the game card:

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