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ALL Volunteers are REQUIRED yearly to register in eAYSO.

AYSO is a volunteer-run organization.

 

Coaches, referees and administrators are volunteers.  Parents, neighbors, relatives and friends lend their time and talents so that each child gets a terrific AYSO experience.


Becoming A Volunteer

It’s all about what’s good for kids

AYSO’s volunteer foundation ensures that it’s all about what’s good for kids. It also makes AYSO very affordable. AYSO operates in a business manner, but volunteers ensure its “profits” are happy, healthy kids playing a sport they can enjoy for life.



AYSO has developed special training that helps parents who may have little or no soccer experience quickly gain the age-appropriate knowledge and skills they need to be effective coaches and referees. It also has unique administrative and management training. This ensures that each community program:

  • Abides by the AYSO philosophies
  • Offers a great AYSO experience
  • Continues to grow, offering the AYSO opportunity to more children 
     

Coaches & Referees

Two Roles That Make The AYSO Experience Such A Valuable One For Kids

Referees and coaches in AYSO are volunteers. They give their time and talents freely to ensure that every player has a fun, fair and safe AYSO experience. AYSO coaches and referees frequently have their own children in the program. But because it can be such an enjoyable and rewarding experience, it’s also common for these volunteers to continue long after their own children have moved on from AYSO.

To begin as an AYSO coach or referee, you must first complete an AYSO volunteer application form (eAYSO online) and be approved as a volunteer by your local AYSO Region. Once you are approved, the training to become an AYSO referee or coach is provided to you for free or at a very low cost.

 

Becoming A Referee

   

Becoming A Coach

 
 We can't have games without referees. More importantly, it's rewarding and working with kids is great fun! Refs help keep every game fun, fair and safe. 
Contact [email protected]
   Unique age-appropriate coach training is one of AYSO's specialties. If you plan to be at your child's soccer practices and games, you'll also have time to be your child's coach! 
Contact [email protected]
 
Learn More | Referee FAQ | Ref's Whistle   Learn More | Coach FAQ | Coaches Corner  

 
It only takes a few hours to become qualified as an introductory-level coach or referee. But if you’re not able to commit even that much time, there are many small jobs you can help with. Even a couple of hours each season are an important contribution to your team and Region 605!

AYSO Region 605 Volunteer Opportunities Include


Referee
(Center, Assistant). Contact [email protected]

Team (Coach, Assistant, Team Parent, Division Coordinator, Administrator) Contact [email protected]
Field Maintenance/Safety (Goal Setup/Safety, Painting Lines) Contact [email protected]
Registration (Assist the Registrar, Coach Administrator and Regional Commissioner with data entry, especially with entering player information during Registration) Contact [email protected]

Available Board Positions

Please consider helping the Region by volunteering your time for the following positions.

Assistant Referee Administrator
Awards & Recognition Coordinator
Marketing & Sponsorship Committee Chair

VIP Coordinator
Boys & Girls Division Coordinators

Contact Kathy Riley at [email protected].

First step you need to do is signup online to be a volunteer. (after July 1st)



Volunteers are the lifeblood of AYSO. To ensure the safety of both children and volunteers, each volunteer is required to take a short in-person or online training session called Safe Haven®. It focuses on safety and appropriate behavior with children as well as other on-field issues. Agreeing to a background check is also required for each volunteer.

Becoming Safe Haven® certified may take a little time, but AYSO families know their children's safety is worth it.



Safe Haven® is both a child and volunteer protection program. It was the first of its kind in youth sports.

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