Coach Training

Age-Specific Training:

AYSO has announced important steps to ensure that every AYSO child has the best possible soccer learning experience. Coaches and assistant coaches in every division in every AYSO Region are 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.

Course registration is via

  • After logging in to, click on “In-Person Courses”, then the Open button next to “Coach Instructor Led Courses”
  • On the right, click the “Sessions” button next to the class you plan to take, ex: “6U Coach”
  • Scroll down to find the classes held at the above location  on your date and click the “Register” button on the right.
  • The start & end times for the class are listed there under the class name.

More info here:

These are some older Coach Manuals designed for coaches who have attended the age-appropriate coach certification course.  That said, even if you have not attended the age-appropriate coach certification course, you are welcome and encouraged to download and read these manuals.

National Coach Manual (all ages)

U6 Coach Manual

U8 Coach Manual

U10 Coach Manual

U12 Coach Manual

Intermediate Coach Manual

Advanced Coach Manual