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Coach Registration and Training

Greetings Coaches!

If you are reading this it is because you have volunteered to coach or assistant coach for the upcoming AYSO season. Let me be the first to say Thank You! However, before we get you out on the field we need to take care of a little administrative overhead. Don't worry, it won't take that much of your time. By completing this process you are ensuring the safety of our players and the continued success of our program.
STEP 1 - REGISTER
AYSO is a national organization that requires all volunteers register annually with their national database regardless of what position or role they are filling. This is very important for two reasons. First, all registered volunteers are background checked by AYSO to ensure regions aren't putting player safety at risk. Second, only registered volunteers are protected under AYSO liability insurance. This means that you cannot be held personally liable if a player is injured during the normal course of play. If you do not register you cannot coach. There are no exceptions.
Registering is a straightforward process that you can do online in 5-10 minutes. Just visit www.ayso337.org (the same site you registered your kids on assuming you have kids playing) and login using the email address and password you registered your kid(s) with. Then click the appropriate registration link. There are separate options for new and returning coaches so be sure to click the right option. If you are under the age of 18 you should use the appropriate link under the youth registration heading:

When you get to the end of the registration form you will be asked to provide an e-signature. This is very important so please make sure you e-sign before you close out of your eAYSO session. The system walks you through it so just take your time and you will be fine. Also, you will be assigned an AYSO ID number at the end of registration so be sure to write this down as you will need it to complete the online coach training.
 
NOTE: As long as you e-sign your registration you do not need to print out a copy of your volunteer application unless you want it for your personal records.
 
STEP 2 - COACH TRAINING

We know what you're thinking....ugh...training. Never fear. Almost all of the required training can be completed online at your own pace in less than an hour. Plus, you don't have to do it all at once. As long as you get it done before practices start you are good to go. AYSO provides a fantastic set of basic online courses to help you easily and conveniently get the training you need.

There are Three training sessions all AYSO coach volunteers MUST complete:

AYSO Safe Haven...this online training session focuses on safety and appropriate behavior with children as well as other on- and off-field issues. It includes proactive steps that promote a positive, healthy environment for children. AYSO Safe Haven training is required for all AYSO volunteers.

Age-Appropriate Coach Training...for U6 and U8 AYSO provides complete coach training online in about an hour. For U10/U12 there is a U10 online course that will teach you the basics and a two hour companion "field work" course that will need to be completed in-person to cover the offside rule and other topics introduced at these divisions. We usually schedule the field work course on one or two weeknights so you can crank it out. Age-appropriate coach training is required for all coaches and assistant coaches.

AYSO CDC Concussion Awareness training course. It is online, self-paced. Everything you ever wanted to know and then some about Concussions. Required by the state of Tennessee that all coaches complete this training.

All online training mentioned above can be completed by visiting www.aysotraining.org. You will need your AYSO ID in order to login to this site but once logged in the courses are easily identifiable. If you don't know what your AYSO ID is just contact our CVPA. Once you complete a course your eAYSO record will be immediately and automatically updated to reflect your course credit. You can check your training status anytime by logging on to eAYSO and then selecting 'View certification':

Thank You for Coaching!!!

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