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Coaches Information

In order for our program to succeed, volunteers such as yourself are the cornerstone of the AYSO program and are the keys in promoting a FUN, FAIR and SAFE soccer experience for our children. All of us on the Coach staff look forward to an exciting season and would be happy for you to join us on the field and volunteer as a Coach this year.  

We can not form our teams for the upcoming season with out volunteer coaches to assign.   Contact our Coach Administrator if you're willing to help get our players onto the field.


AYSO offers unrivaled comprehensive training for coaches. Because the training is focused on the kids, our training is more than learning how to play soccer - it's a multi-dimensional experience. The Coach courses, ranging from U6 up to Advanced covering our 5 to 19 year olds are required elements for all those individuals who wish to Coach here in our AYSO Program. For those interested in joining our Coaching ranks, the required training consists of an online course for U6,  U8, and U10.  For  U12 there is an online course, as well as a field portion.  For our older divisions training requires a full weekend for our Intermediate and Advanced Certification. Classes are held here in Region 89 and throughout California; however we strongly recommend you attend a class here in our Region whenever possible. No advance preparation is required and all course materials will be provided on the day of the class. Refreshments and Lunch will be provided at the all-day Intermediate and Advanced classes. We only request you bring appropriate Athletic shoes (no sandals), a ball, chair, sun-block, pen/paper, water, and a smile.

Completion of the appropriate Coaching Course either online or in-person for our older divisions, means that you are trained to Coach an AYSO soccer match. You will only be considered "Certified" upon proof of completion of the safe haven course and completion of your Volunteer application, complete with E Signature. We coordinate our training program with other local AYSO regions. If our training dates are not convenient for you, many of the other regions in the surrounding area offer similar courses that may better fit your schedule. We anticipate that there will be a number of classes from mid-May to mid-August that will be available to you as alternative choices. Once you are registered as a Volunteer you can access all training dates through the AYSOU program.


In AYSO there is no out-of-pocket cost in becoming a Coach. We only ask that you invest your time to help promote a FUN, FAIR and SAFE environment for our kids. Once you have completed the age appropriate class, you will be certified and able to receive your team Roster when available.

Once again, thank you to all who volunteer to Coach. We appreciate your commitment to our kids and the AYSO program and we will do whatever we can to make this experience as enjoyable and as rewarding as possible. See you on the field!

Coaches are encouraged to check the web site frequently for updates, announcements and other information.

Coach Equipment

Coach Shirts or Jerseys will be distributed just before the season begins, along with other goodies. Coaches: after the season kick-off meeting, you will pick up your Roster of players from your Division Manager, and can begin practices.

The Delight Of Coaching Your Own Child - AYSO Volunteers Discover The Magic Of Soccer Through Their Child’s Eyes

Here is a link if you’re not sure if you should coach your own child…what a great opportunity to spend quality time!! The Delight Of Coaching Your Own Child

Team and Volunteer Information Forms


  • Team Information Form (Coach, Asst Coach, Team Parent info)

  • Team Volunteers (referees, snack bar, field setup / takedown, etc...)

    Coaching Links

  • Region 89 Tournament Coach Resource Page. Click on the above link if you are coaching a Tournament / All Star team and need information / resources to help you through the tournament season.

  • AYSO Help Page. A good resource for AYSO published material, including program notes from Section meetings of coaching programs.

  • Pill's Drills. At the bottom of the page there are hyperlinks to age appropriate drills.

  • Soccer Coach-L Soccer Manual. A good resource for inexperienced and experienced coaches.

  • Bruce Brownlee's Soccer Coaching Notes. Another good resource for coaching materials on the Internet.

  • Decauter Sports Soccer Drills. This one is particularly good because there are some pages with video samples showing dribbling moves.

  • Soccer with Pele. Some soccer tips from the master himself. A good resource for drills, plays and coaching tips.


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AYSO Region 89 La Mesa

PO Box 131 
La Mesa, California 91944

Email Us: [email protected]
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