A coach can be the most influential person in a child’s life.
In AYSO, Positive Coaching is a fundamental philosophy because of the crucial role that a coach has. Coaching in AYSO is a chance to spend quality time with your own child AND be an important role model for all the children on your team. In fact, the joy of coaching is so meaningful, that many AYSO coaches continue coaching long after their own children have moved on from AYSO. Soccer knowledge is a plus, but AYSO provides all of the training and materials you will need. No prior soccer experience is necessary for coaches in U5, U6, U8, U10, or U12. Prior AYSO or other soccer experience (like coaching a year or two in a younger division) is needed before coaching U14, U16, and U19.
Your kids are the most important kids in the world. As a parent you want the absolute best for them -- so who better to make sure this happens than YOU! AYSO provides excellent training and support for all of its coaches so all kids in AYSO can have a world class soccer experience.
The AYSO National Coaching Education program is the best volunteer youth soccer coaching program around and is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education. No other national youth soccer coaching programs in the U.S. are accredited.
Many famous soccer players got their start in AYSO.
Did you know that coaching in AYSO is one of the best ways to improve parenting and managerial skills? Coaching is an invaluable life skill that you will use repeatedly even after AYSO.