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AYSO Region 117 - Huntington Beach/Fountain Valley

Coaches Corner

Ready to Coach? 
With over 800 players registering for the Fall season, we need YOU!  If you have you ever considered coaching … now is your chance!  Region 117 will train you for free!  The rewards are immeasurable and the memories are priceless!

 What do I need to do to Coach?
1. Fill out the survey at the following link (CLICK HERE) and be the first to know what is happening.
2. Fill out a volunteer application by logging into your Blue Sombrero account above. This registers you as a volunteer in the AYSO National Database for the current season. A volunteer form must be completed once every year.
3. Complete the Safe Haven and Concussion certifications at AYSOU. You need to be a currently registered volunteer in Blue Sombrero to access AYSOU.  Mark your calendar for an upcoming Area 11K Training Academy (CLICK HERE) to complete your required age appropriate coach certification.

Should you have any questions about coaching, please give Joe Volz, Regional Coach Administrator, a call at 714-403-3203 or email him at rca@ayso117.org.

AYSO Safe Haven Child and Volunteer Protection Training Online
All Coaches, Referees and Volunteers are required to complete the CDC Concussion Course found under the Safe Haven Training. In order to qualify as Certified in Safe Haven trained, you must either attend a Safe Haven Certification session and pass the test with a satisfactory score, or complete this online certification and answer all of the questions correctly. Online Safe Haven Certification Child and Volunteer Protection course - required for all Coaches and Referees - can now be taken from home! To take a Safe Haven course, please click here: AYSOU In order to register for a course you will need your AYSO ID number which can be found by logging into your account above he volunteer section of your account, or by creating a new account and completing your volunteer form to generate a new ID number.

Qualifications, Region 117 specific

Please note that our coaches are selected based on qualifications, background and attitude. An application is not a guarantee that you will be selected to coach.

Note: All Coaches, Referees and Volunteers are required to complete the CDC Concussion Course found under the Safe Haven Training. Please see link above.

U5, U6, and U8 Coaches
U8 Coach Certification 
- Region-administered 4-hour Basic Coach Clinic (U8 emphasis) focusing on basic team management, soccer skills, and strategy. See below for Basic Coach Clinic time and place.

U10 an U12 Coaches
U12 Coach Certification
 - Region-administered 4-hour Basic Coach Clinic (U12 emphasis) focusing on intermediate team management, soccer skills, and strategy. See below for Basic Coach Clinic time and place. It is highly recommended that U12 coaches pursue Intermediate Coach Certification.

U14 Coaches
Intermediate Coach Certification
 - Area-administered 15-hour clinic focusing on intermediate team management, soccer skills, and strategy. It is highly recommended that U14 coaches pursue Advanced Coach Certification.

U19 Coaches
Advanced Coach Certification
 - Area-administered 15-hour clinic focusing on advanced team management, soccer skills, and strategy

All-Star Coaches
U10 and U12 - 
Intermediate Coach Certification.
U14 thru U19 - Advanced Coach Certification. All-Star Coach applications will be due two weeks prior to the ratings meeting and had no misconducts during the fall season.

Certifications can also be earned by attending similar clinics in other Regions and Areas. So, if you cannot make one of our clinics, please check the websites of other Regions within Area K, or other Areas within Section 11 (see links below).

If you are unsure of your coaching credentials, please give Joe Volz, Regional Coach Administrator, a call at 714-403-3203 or email him at rca@ayso117.org.


Incident Reports 
AYSO Incident Reports completed in the event something critical happens. All Incident Reports must be submitted to the National Office. Filling out an Incident Report immediately after an injury, property damage or any other serious incident will give you an opportunity to capture facts and contact information before witnesses leave the field. Incident Report Forms can be found on our homepage under Important Documents.

Make sure all your coaches have several copies of the form at the beginning of the season, and know the correct procedure to fill out the reports and turn them in. Incident Reports are not only a best practice, but also required by AYSO to ensure proper follow up can made. 

Remember, you must keep all incident reports on file and mail a copy to the National Office , ATTN: Risk Management, 19750 S. Vermont Ave., Suite 200, Torrance, CA 90502. 

Incident Reports should be completed by any Region staff witnessing any serious incident involving, but not limited to: injuries , threats of bodily harm, fighting whether or not a serious injury occurs, property damage, hospitalization of a participate , law enforcement summoned and/or service or notification of pending lawsuit

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9114 Adams Ave. #150 
Huntington Beach, California 92646

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