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North Park AYSO Region 785


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Why should you become an AYSO Coach?

Coaches are essential to the AYSO experience. Coaching is a rewarding experience because you have the opportunity to build a child's self-esteem. More importantly, working with kids is great fun! We need your help to model positive attitudes and teach soccer skills, teamwork, and good sportsmanship.

If Regions don't have enough coaches, registration is scaled back and kids who want to play in AYSO are turned away.

North Park AYSO serves an upward of 800 players. LOTS of players means we need LOTS of coaches. If you plan to be at your child's soccer practices and games, you'll also have time to be your child's coach.

Requirements to become a coach

All AYSO coaches and assistant coaches must:

  • Be a registered volunteer for the current membership year
  • Complete the online AYSO Safe Haven course within the past 3 years (through
  • Complete the online Concussion Awareness course within the past 3 years (through
  • Be certified in the age level you will be coaching (See chart below)

Required coaching certifications for each age level:

DivisionMinimum Required Certification
5U6U Coach
6U6U Coach
7U7U Coach
8U8U Coach
10U10U Coach
12U12U Coach
14UIntermediate Coach
16U/19UAdvanced Coach

 Some certifications/trainings can be completed online.


Contact the Coach Administrator,  Aaron Werner at [email protected] if you are are interested in becoming a volunteer coach, or have more questions.

Coach Resources

Coaching Resources

Current Coaches, if you intend on coaching and if you have not done so already, please email Benjamin Johnson (U10-14), North Park AYSO Coach Administrator at [email protected], and tell him what division you want to coach this season.  For U6-U8, please email Christina Ives at [email protected].

U6 info for parents

U8 training videos


 U6-U10 sample sessions

U10 and higher – individual training

Rules and Safety

Only Players registered and placed on your team are allowed to play on your team. Breaking this rule calls for immediate dismissal as a volunteer.

ONLY people registered with the league can participate in directly coaching the players or helping with practices. Parents may have the desire to help but are not allowed unless they are registered with the league. Please encourage them to do so if they would like to volunteer.

Before beginning any practice or game check out the condition of the field to make sure it is free of objects like sticks and rocks and is safe for play.

You must always have your player’s registration forms at all practices and games. No registrations forms—No Play. A player is not on your team until you have the official registration form.

Every player must have shin guards. No shin guards—No Play.

Report all injuries to the league safety coordinator.

Each player should have the correct shoes or cleats. Encourage the parents to invest in a good set of cleats. Remind them to purchase only Soccer cleats (soccer cleats don’t have the front cleat on the toe).

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North Park AYSO

PO Box 3872 
San Diego, California 92163

Email Us: [email protected]
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