New AYSO Coach Training Policy
Debuting in 2010
AYSO has announced important steps to ensure that every AYSO child has the best possible soccer learning experience. Beginning on Aug. 1, 2010, coaches and assistant coaches in the U-6 division in every AYSO Region will be 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 new 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.