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.

Online courses are available on

  • After logging in to, click on “Online Courses”, then the Open button next to “Coaching Courses”
  • On the right, click the “Open” button next to the class you plan to take, ex: “6U Coach”


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