Coach Training Classes for 2018
(updated 8/3/2018)
2018 Fall instructor led Coach Classes complete with field sessions offered by Region 109:
  • U8 Coach Class (for U7 and U8 Coaches) 8/25
  • U10 Coach Class (for U9 and U10 Coaches) 8/25
  • U12 Coach Class 8/24-25
Advanced and Intermediate Coach candidates, please check out the information about Golden Gate Camp below.

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convenience, we have listed a selection of classes being offered by regions, however, this listing may be frequently out of date.

The U8 Coach class and the U10 Coach class will be on Aug 25 from 9am to noon
The classroom session will be held at the Arrillaga Family Rec Center (Oak and Juniper Rooms) and the field session will be held at the adjacent Burgess Park.

     U8 Coach Classroom and Field Sessions 8/25 from 10am to 12:30pm
     U10 Coach Classroom and Field Sessions 8/25 from 9:30am to 12:30pm

U12 Coach will be held in two parts. The classroom session will be on evening of Aug 24 from 7pm to 9:30pm and field session will be held on Aug 25 from 2pm to 4:30pm. The classroom session will be held at the Arrillaga Family Rec Center and the field session will be held at the adjacent Burgess Park.

    U12 Coach Classroom Session 8/24 from 7pm to 9:30pm (Arrillaga Family Rec Center - Oak Room)
    U12 Coach Field Session 8/25 from 2pm to 4:30pm(Burgess Park)

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

Please wear appropriate kit and footwear for light athletic activity and bring water, pen and notebook.
Registration is required, please follow the instructions that follow.

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. 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. Due to the value of the field training session, 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 Complete or Renew your Coach Volunteer Registration (required for access aysou.org)

This is required each year.
If you have not yet done so, all AYSO volunteers must first register or renew as a volunteer at ayso.bluesombrero.com/region109 using these steps:
  1. Log in and click on "my account" (popup menu on your account avatar in the top right corner)
  2. Click on Volunteer on the left side
  3. Click Find Volunteer Roles button
  4. Click Select button for current season eg. "2018 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  Note
 8/25 109 Menlo Park
 See AYSOU listing for details
 8/4  Redwood City
 
 8/4  Mt View
 
 8/11  Mt View
 
 8/21  San Carlos
 
* Must attend companion field session. Check aysou.org for exact schedule and location.
** Must attend companion classroom session.

U10 Coach

 Date  Region  City  Note
8/25
109
Menlo Park
See AYSOU listing for details
8/4    

Mt View

 8.8  Foster City
 
 8/11  Mt View
 
 8/18  Redwood City
 
* Must attend companion field session. Check aysou.org for exact schedule and location.
** Must attend companion classroom session.

U12 Coach

 Date  Region  City  Note
8/24-25
 109
 Menlo Park
 See AYSOU listing for details
7/27

 San Mateo

 8/4

 Redwood City

 8/6  Burlingame
 Classroom (field session 8/8)
 8/9  Foster City
 Classroom (field session 8/12
 8/12  mt View
 
* Must attend companion field session. Check aysou.org for exact schedule and location.
** Must attend companion classroom session.

Intermediate (U14 Coaches)
 Date  Region  City  Note
Aug 3-5

Atherton
Golden Gate Camp (see below)
 Aug 14      
  San Matero
 
 Aug 22
  Hillsborough
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  Note
Aug 3-5
 
Golden Gate Camp
See below




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  Note

 









Golden Gate Camp

Golden Gate Camp 2018 dates are Aug 3-5.  It is AYSO's premier instructional retreat for Coaches, Referees and Management Staff and is a great experience with top level instructors.

On the Section 2 website http://www.aysosection2.org/Default.aspx?tabid=862137 you will find:
Course information including a description of the Training, how to prepare and prerequisites required.
The Registration link.

The registration portal is where you will find:
A Course listing including costs with overnight accommodations and meals if provided.
A TENTATIVE AGENDA THAT IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
Information tabs for the Coach, Referee and Management courses (same as on Section website).
 
Those who are interested in ADVANCED COACH TRAINING & INTERMEDIATE COACH TRAINING please note due to new curriculum registration for this training course registration will close on or about July 7th and seats are limited.  So register and pay early, seats are first come and first paid. [Course registration fees are reimbursable for Region 109 volunteers with prior approval. Please request reimbursement by notifying the region coach trainer.]
 
Camp will be held at Menlo College in Atherton California.
 
All Class sizes are limited.  

Course offerings:

Intermediate Coach
Advanced Coach
Referee Assessor
Intermediate Referee
Advanced Referee
Referee Instructor
National Referee
Regional Management
CVPA
Dispute Resolution
Due Process 

 Course registration fees are reimbursable for Region 109 volunteers with prior approval. Please request reimbursement by notifying the region coach trainer.