AYSO Area 11R Coaches


Coach Certification Requirements:
AYSO requires all AYSO coaches to be properly trained and certified to coach AYSO players. This requirement was implemented to ensure a quality learning and development experience for the children of AYSO and to develop coach retention.

For a volunteer to be eligible to coach in AYSO, they must complete the AYSO Safe Haven course and the age appropriate AYSO Coaching courses for the age(s) that they plan to coach.

AYSO Coach training is hierarchical, meaning that each course builds up to the next level / course. Here are the requirements for each level:

U6: coaches must complete Safe Haven for coaches plus the AYSO U6 coach course.
U8: coaches must complete Safe Haven for coaches plus the AYSO U6 & U8 coach courses.
U10: coaches must complete Safe Haven for coaches plus the AYSO U6, U8 & U10 coach courses.
U12: coaches must complete Safe Haven for coaches plus the AYSO U6, U8, U10 & U12 coach courses.
U14: coaches must complete Safe Haven for coaches plus the AYSO U6, U8, U10, U12 & Intermediate coach courses.
U16 / U19: coaches must complete Safe Haven for coaches plus the AYSO U6, U8, U10, U12, Intermediate and Advanced coach courses.
National: coaches must complete Safe Haven for coaches plus the AYSO U6, U8, U10, U12, Intermediate, Advanced, and National coach courses

Many regions will require a coach to complete this certification before assigning a team.

Teams must have a certified coach to be eligible to compete in Area 11R playoffs and Area 11R All-Star tournaments.



Upcoming Area 11R Coach Training:
Area 11R is offering AYSO Coach certification courses during 2013. Stay tuned for additional upcoming training announcements. Available courses will be reflected on the Area 11R Calendar and listed in the course listing on eAYSO.



Upcoming Section 11 Coach Training:
Section 11 is offering AYSO Coach certification courses during 2013. Available courses will be reflected on the Section 11 Calendar and listed in the course listing on eAYSO.



Soccer Nutrition
As a soccer coach you'll want to teach your soccer players about the proper foods to eat so their bodies recover quickly while giving them the most energy before and during the game. Carbohydrates are the key to having healthy and energetic soccer players on the field. Below is a listing of the foods that are high in carbohydrates, and they are foods that are easy to carry to games as well:

Soccer Snack Foods
Apples, Apricots, Bagels, Bananas, Blueberry Muffins, Bread Sticks, Cold Cereal, Corn Flakes, Dried Banana Chips, English Muffins, Fig Newtons, Fruit Sauce, Fruit Snacks, Graham Crackers, Granola Bars, Hard Pretzels, Juice in a Box, Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies, Popcorn, Raisins, and Raw Vegetables.

Other foods that are high in carbs are:
Fruits:
apples, apricots, bananas, dates, grapefruit, kiwi, oranges, peaches, pineapple, plums, raisins.

Breads / Cerials:
bagels, blueberry muffins, dry cereal, english muffins, french toast, granola bars, oatmeal, pancakes, pasta, rice, toast, waffles.

Vegetables:
beans, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, corn, green peppers, peas, potatoes, turnips, yams.

Dairy Foods:
milk, yogurt



USSF to AYSO Coach Cross-Certification
At the present time the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) does not have a reciprocity equivalency agreement with any other soccer organization including the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), the National Soccer Coaches Association of American (NSCAA) or the English Football Association (FA).  However, AYSO believes it is an important issue that must be explored. Therefore, AYSO has created a reciprocity equivalency agreement for all coaches who hold a valid coaching license issued by US Soccer and will explore options regarding other soccer organizations.

Please reference the AYSO Reciprocity Equivalency Agreement document on the AYSO web site for details.