U-12 Coaching Requirements

In order to be a coach (OR an assistant coach) for an Under-12 team, you must meet the following 4 training/certification requirements.

  • Coaching Requirement
    • You have already completed the AYSO Under 12 (or higher level) coaching course; or
    • If you HAVE previously completed the AYSO Under 10 or Youth coaching course, then you must complete an AYSO Under 12 coaching course before the first team practice.
  • Referee Requirement
    • Complete a 9-hour Regional referee clinic before the first game of the season; or
    • If you are already an AYSO certified Regional (or higher) referee, attend a 1-2 hour update course, if offered. **
  • Safe Haven Requirement
    • Complete (or completed in a previous year) the 3-hour AYSO Coach Safe Haven course before the first team practice
  • Volunteer Form
    • Complete an “official” Volunteer form, and return it to the Volunteer Coordinator, before the first team practice. (Details).

Recommended Computer Knowledge

To help organize your team, read schedules, and have excellent communication with your team and the region:

  • Have a basic knowledge of email, Word, Excel, and the internet.
  • Ability to access email every day

*If you previously completed the AYSO Youth coaching clinic, that will satisfy this requirement.
**Completing the Regional referee clinic will satisfy the referee training requirements for coaching through the Under-14 level.
***You are welcome to also go to the U-12 course as an additional course.