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Pass Area AYSO Region 641 - Beaumont, Banning, Cabazon, Calimesa and Cherry Valley

WELCOME COACHES

Thank you for volunteering your time and service to our program here at AYSO Region 641.

It is important that you understand and implement AYSO's Six Philosophies, as you will have the most contact and impact with your young and developing players:

Everyone Plays Balanced Teams Open Registration Positive Coaching Good Sportsmanship Player Development

We are very grateful that you have decided to join us!

Denise Bedolla, Coach Administrator
Forrest Pitts, Assistant Coach Administrator
Ryan Marsyla, Assistant Coach Administrator

Steps to Become a Coach

AYSO Wiki Registering as a Volunteer


All Coaches - New and Returning

1) Submit your volunteer application and complete the Sterling Volunteers Background Check. Returning Coach volunteers must submit an application every season.
- Go to the region website (you should already be on it) www.ayso641.org.
- Click the Login or Register Now button in the upper right of the homepage. If you already have an account please do not create a new account.
- Once you are logged in, you will be on the My Account page.  On the left, click Volunteer, then click Find Volunteer Roles
- Select the current season (e.g. - Fall 2024), then click on view roles.
- Find your age group and click on Head Coach or Assistant Coach
    Important! When you are asked Who would you like to sign up for this role?, only select yourself (the first option).
    Please DO NOT select  Sign up a new user (the second option) - this creates many problems within the system.
- Follow the steps to completion and that will enter you into the coaches queue.
- You will receive a confirmation email after you submit your volunteer application.
- You will receive an email from Sterling Volunteers to complete the process, click the link in the email to submit your Background Check.

New Coaches
2) Complete the Safe Haven training which consists of: (AYSO's Safe Haven, CDC Concussion Awareness and Sudden Cardiac Arrest courses)  
- Login to your account as above, click the Volunteer menu on the left, and click the AYSOU button under your name on the Volunteer page.
- On the left, click Training Library
- Under Safe Haven click View Courses 
- Then click Enroll and complete each of the following online courses
    AYSO's Safe Haven 
    CDC Concussion Awareness  
    Sudden Cardiac Arrest
    You do not need to take any other courses under the Safe Haven category. 
    Note: Especially, DO NOT select the course Access your Safe Sport Course Here as this is NOT a course. See Step 3 for the SafeSport requirement
- When you have completed each course, please download your course certificate (pdf). In the event there is a system problem, you can send us a copy of the pdf and we can send it to AYSO to show you completed a course. DO NOT upload your certificate to your AYSO account. The system will do this automatically.

3.)  Complete the SafeSport training online. Return to your account and click on Important Information from AYSO at the top of the Volunteer Page. There will be a link and instructions for SafeSport. (Minors do not take SafeSport)
When you create your account, use your legal name and the same email you used to register/login to Sports Connect.
The required course is called: SafeSport Trained (90 mins) and is Free for AYSO volunteers.

4.)  All volunteers must be fingerprinted via LiveScan.  (Minors do not get fingerprinted)
Option A: Register and attend a local event, Region 641 will be billed automatically. Local Event TBD.

Option B: Register and schedule an appointment at a LiveScan location. 
https://www.applicantservices.com/AYSO 
You will be required to pay $25, forward your receipt and reimbursement form to [email protected] for reimbursement

Coach Training Lower Divisions
6U, 8U, 10U & 12U Coaches
 
5) Complete Age Appropriate Online Coaching Course
- Login to AYSOU (as described above, the AYSOU button is under your name on your Volunteer page)
- On the left, click Training Library
- Under Coaching click View Courses 
- Then click Enroll and complete the online course for the division you are coaching
    6U Coach - Online
    8U Coach - Online
    10U/12U Coach - Online + In Person Field Session
(Some regions, including ours, will offer this as a full in-person all day course)

6) Enroll in the desired Field Session and attend the In-Person Training. This is required for 10U/12U. Some seasons, a Field Session is offered for 6U/8U.
- Login to AYSOU (as described above, the AYSOU button is under your name on your Volunteer page)
- On the left, click Training Event and find your course. You will Enroll in the desired Field Session.

Coach Training Upper Divisions
14U or 16/19U Coaches
Prerequisites:
For 14U/Intermediate, you must have the 12U Coach license and one season in-grade experience as a 12U Head or Assistant Coach.
For 16/19U/Advanced, you must have the Intermediate/14U Coach license and one season in-grade experience as a 14U Head or Assistant Coach.
Each license requires the online course, AYSO's Summary of the Laws of the Game
 
5) Complete the desired online course
- Login to AYSOU (as described above, the AYSOU button is under your name on your Volunteer page)
- On the left, click Training Library
- Under Coaching click View Courses 
- Then click Enroll and complete the online course for the division you are coaching
    Intermediate 14U Pre-Course (Part 1) - Online 
    Advanced Coach Pre-Course - Online
    Note: Each online course has a deliverable that you must provide to the instructor of the In-Person course (see below).

6) Enroll in the desired Part 2 course and attend the In-Person Training
- Login to AYSOU (as described above, the AYSOU button is under your name on your Volunteer page)
- On the left, click Training Event and find your course. You will Enroll in the desired Part 2 course
    Intermediate 14U Coach (Part 2) - Full In-Person Course, this course requires a Training Plan
    Advanced (16U-19U) Coach (Part 2) - In-Person Course, this course requires a Match Analysis

FAQs

1. Why isn't my AYSOU button showing up? Click Here

2. My Risk Status is about to expire. How do I resubmit? Click Here

3. It has been 3 weeks and my Live Scan Fingerprinting is not verified in my account. What should I do? Click Here

4. How old do I have to be to coach?
-18 years old

5. Who needs to complete the "Steps to Become a Coach"?
-All volunteers who have contact with the players, including but not limited to Assistant Coaches, Referees, and Team Managers.

6. How do I added a secondary user, e.g. my spouse, to my Sports Connect account? Click Here

7. I just completed an AYSOU certification. Do I need to upload the PDF certificate to my Sports Connect account? 
-You DO NOT need to upload the certificate or any other requirements, including Fingerprinting. The systems are linked and will do this automatically. Verification is quicker if you allow the system to upload the certificate.

8. When will I receive my uniforms and roster?
-Once all of your trainings/certifications are complete and your risk status is GREEN.

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Pass Area AYSO Region 641

PO Box FF 
Beaumont, California 92223

Email Us: [email protected]
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