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AYSO is a place where every child plays in an atmosphere of good sportsmanship and positive coaching. In addition to the game’s technical, tactical and physical components, we fully recognize and prioritize the psychosocial needs of our children. This coaching training will provide you the necessary knowledge and skills to be a successful and positive role model for all children.

ALL COACHES ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE:

  • AYSO’s Safe Haven (available on AYSOU)
  • CDC Concussion Awareness Training  (available on AYSOU)
  • Coach Online Pre-Course (20~45 minutes, must be completed prior to the in-person class, available on AYSOU)
  • An in-person classroom session and field session
  • 8U and above Regional Referee classroom training, possibly done at in-person coach session

The 6U Coaching Manual was designed for Regional programs running 3v3 short-sided games for under-6 players. Skills learned are: dribbling, instep kick, and throw-in, plus the concept of when the ball is in/out of play. Full descriptions with photos, tips on team management, equipment, games, player progress log and sample practices are also included.

The 8U Coaching Manual was designed for Regional programs running 5v5 short-sided games for under-8 players. Covers only the skills and concepts recommended for this age group: throw-in, dribbling, instep kick, inside foot ball control and pass, plus restarts and principles of play. Includes full descriptions with photos, tips on team management, equipment, games, player progress log and sample practices.

The 10U Coaching Manual was designed for Regional programs running 7v7 short-sided games for under-10 players. Covers only the skills and concepts recommended for this age group: throw-in, dribbling, instep kick, inside foot ball control and pass, shooting, tackling, goalkeeper receiving and distribution, restarts, offenses, and principles of play. Includes full descriptions with photos, tips on team management, equipment, games, player progress log and a sample practice.

The total requirements to obtain your 12U certification are:

  • AYSO’s Safe Haven (available on AYSOU)
  • CDC Concussion Awareness Training  (available on AYSOU)
  • 12U Coach Online Pre-Course (~45 minutes, must be completed prior to the in-person class, available on AYSOU)
  • An in-person classroom session (2 hours) and field session (3 hours)


To become a certified Intermediate (14U) Coach, the candidate must complete the following:

  • AYSO’s Safe Haven (available on AYSOU)
  • CDC Concussion Awareness Training  (available on AYSOU)
  • AYSO’s Summary of the Laws of the Game (available on AYSOU)
  • 12U Coach

The Intermediate (14U) Coach Online Pre-Course is the first step in earning the Intermediate (14U) Coach Certification. Candidates must complete:

  • The Intermediate (14U) Coach Online Pre-Course
  • The required Training Plan (available in the online course)
  •  An In-Person Intermediate (14U) Coach Class

All candidates must complete all requirements prior to enrolling in the In-Person Intermediate (14U) Coach session. Candidates are required to forward a copy of their completed Training Plan to the In-Person Class Instructor prior to the start of the class.

The Intermediate (14U) Coach eBook is provided for all candidates that are enrolled in the Intermediate (14U) Online Pre-course.

To become a certified Advanced (16/19U) Coach, the candidate must complete the following:

  • AYSO’s Safe Haven (available on AYSOU)
  • CDC Concussion Awareness Training  (available on AYSOU)
  • AYSO’s Summary of the Laws of the Game (available on AYSOU)
  • Intermediate Coach

The Advanced (16/19U) Coach Online Pre-Course is the first step in earning the Advanced (16/19U) Coach Certification. Candidates must complete:

  • The  Advanced (16/19U) Coach Online Pre-Course
  • The required Training Plan (available in the online course)
  •  An In-Person Advanced (16/19U) Coach Class

All candidates must complete all requirements prior to enrolling in the In-Person Advanced (16/19U) session. Candidates are required to forward a copy of their completed Training Plan to the In-Person Class Instructor prior to the start of the class.

The Advanced (16/19U) Coach eBook is provided for all candidates that are enrolled in the Advanced (16/19U) Online Pre-course.

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Bullhead City AYSO Region 397

2141 Clearwater Drive 
Bullhead City, Arizona 86442

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