Coach Training Classes for 2018
(updated 12/20/2017)
2018 Spring: Region 109 will be offering a U12 coach training course on the following date:
  • U12 Coach: 1/12 Classroom Session 7pm to 9:30pm with 1/13 Field Session 9am to 11:30am (Registration via AYSOU.org required)

    U12 Coach Classroom Session 1/12 from 7pm to 9:30pm (Arrillaga Family Rec Center - Oak Room)
    U12 Coach Field Session 1/13 from 9am to 11:30am (Hillview Middle School)

    Arrillaga Family Recreation Center
    700 Alma St.
    Menlo Park, CA 94025

   Hillview Middle School
   1100 Elder Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025

2018 Fall: tbd

Coaches from other regions are welcome to attend Region 109 training courses and likewise Region 109 Coaches are welcome to attend courses offered by other regions.

Note: AYSO is now using a new system called AYSO U to manage courses and class registration. It is very new and the kinks are still being worked out.

Coaches should check aysou.org for
a complete and up to date list of all available classes. For your convenience, we have listed a selection of classes being offered by regions, however, this listing may be frequently out of date.

Finding and Registering for Instructor-led classes

To search for courses or register for the coaching courses shown below:
  • Login to http://aysou.org
  • Select the "My Courses" tab
  • Find the "Instructor Led Courses" and click the "Open" button
  • Find the "Coach Instructor Led Courses" and click the "Open" button
  • Find the appropriate class type and click the "Sessions" button
  • Find the class you want and click the "Register" button.  As of today they have not implemented the basic filtering options one expects to be able to narrow the choices by date range, or state or area, but they assure me that is coming soon. So for now just scroll and scroll and scroll.
  • Questions? Please contact Patrick Amor (trainer@mpsoccer.org)
Clicking on the name of the class session will reveal further details like the start and end time, instructor name and any notes or instructions pertaining to the class session. Classes also used to have a unique class id number called Roster number. The new system in aysou does not use Roster numbers but any class that was transferred from the old system has the roster number in the description so it can still be used to search for. To find classes in Menlo Park, search for "Menlo Park". To search for classes in NorCal, search for "2/". Please do register for the classes so the instructor knows you are coming. If you have trouble registering, please contact the Region 109 coach trainer or your division commissioner.


Finding and completing U6/U8/U10 online classes

There are online classes available for U6/U8/U10 Coach training. The difference between the online and instructor-led courses is that the instructor-led courses also provide a field training session where the instructor goes through a sample field training session and explains drills and how to demonstrate skills to the players. Most regions offer instructor-led courses for U8 and U10. There are no online courses for U12 and higher.
  • Log in to aysou.org using your Blue Sombrero coach volunteer credentials
  • Click on Products under the eCommerce tab and find the desired course
  • Click on the My Courses tab after you have purchased the course
  • Click Start on the desired class.

Finding and completing Safe Haven and CDC Concussion online classes

All coach volunteers are required to complete Safe Haven and CDC Concussion training once.
  • Log in to aysou.org using your Blue Sombrero coach volunteer credentials
  • Click on the Free Content tab
  • Click on the Start button for the desired class


To access aysou.org

If you have not yet done so, all AYSO volunteers must first register as a volunteer at ayso.bluesombrero.com/region109 using these steps:
  1. Log in and click on "my account"
  2. Click on Volunteer on the left side
  3. Click Find Volunteer Roles button
  4. Click Select button for current season eg. "2017 Fall Core" and then click View Roles
  5. Select the desired division eg. 12U-G and click "sign up" as Head or Assistant coach
A Sample of Available Instructor-led Courses. See AYSOU.org for the most up to date listings

U8 Coach

 Date  Region  City  Roster #  Note
     
     
* Must attend companion field session. Check aysou.org for exact schedule and location.
** Must attend companion classroom session.

U10 Coach

 Date  Region  City  Roster #  Note










* Must attend companion field session. Check aysou.org for exact schedule and location.
** Must attend companion classroom session.

U12 Coach

 Date  Region  City  Roster #  Note
1/12-13/18
 109
 Menlo Park

 See aysou listing for details










* Must attend companion field session. Check aysou.org for exact schedule and location.
** Must attend companion classroom session.

Intermediate (U14 Coaches)
 Date  Region  City  Roster #  Note





    
All Intermediate Coach classes are typically 1 day affairs with substantial pre-class homework and have the following prequisites:
-Safe Haven
-Concussion Awareness training
-U12 Coach


Advanced (U16-U19 Coaches)
 Date  Region  City  Roster #  Note

 
 
 





All Advanced Coach classes have the following prequisites:
-Safe Haven
-Concussion Awareness training
-Intermediate Coach

Coach Instructor and Advanced Coach Instructor Courses
 Date  Region  City  Roster #  Note

 












Golden Gate Camp

Golden Gate Camp 2018 dates are tbd.  It is AYSO's premier instructional retreat for Coaches, Referees and Management Staff and is a great experience with top level instructors. Registration is now open. See http://www.aysosection2.org/Default.aspx?tabid=862137 for details. Course registration fees are reimbursable for Region 109 volunteers with prior approval. Please request reimbursement by notifying the region coach trainer.