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AYSO Region 161 - Port Huron MI

AYSO Coach Certification & Training



*Certification requirements apply to both Head Coach and Assistant Coach

ALL mandated TRAINING for AYSO 161 volunteers is FREE!  If your course has a fee attached, contact the RC or Coach Administrator to receive a voucher or reimbursement to cover the fee.

Note that the coach training programs have two elements – a classroom component and an on-field component.  You must complete both, and be signed off by the course instructor at the end of each session, to be certified. You must have a completed volunteer form and complete the Safe Haven and concussion awareness courses (online or in-person) before taking coach/referee sessions.

For the on-field portion, please wear appropriate attire and bring a soccer ball.   If outdoors, bring a hat, plenty of water and sunblock.



6U Coach Requirements 

1. Current AYSO Volunteer Form must be completed (each year)
2. Safe Haven (Online @ AYSOU or in-person) - prerequisites: none
3. CDC Concussion (Online @ AYSOU) - prerequisites: none - refresher course must be taken at least every 3 yrs
4. 6U Coach Certification:  In-person course (preferred) - Online course (only if in-person not avail) - prerequisites: none
•Optional, but helpful:  Basic Regional Referee or 8U Referee training (Online/In-person - prerequisites: none)


•FALL 2019 6U Coach Certification In-Person CLASSES available: 
Mon, Aug 12  6:30-8:30pm @ Lightfoot Fields  (please register at AYSOU)


•Coach Safe Haven In-Person CLASSES available:
N/A - Please take online course at AYSOU


•Referee In-Person CLASSES available - PICK ONE:
 8U Referee
 Mon, Aug 19 6:00-9:00pm @ Lightfoot Fields  (please register at AYSOU)

Regional Referee (Part 1 and Part 2 - In Person Training)
Sat, Aug 10 - AYSO Area C Super Camp - Memphis (please register at AYSOU) - Time and Memphis Location TBA

Regional Referee - Part 2 - Online Companion Course* (Part 1 Online & Part 2 In-Person Training)
Wed, Aug 21 6:00-9:00pm @ Lightfoot Fields  (*please take Regional Referee Course online at AYSOU and register for Pt 2 at AYSOU)



8U Coach Requirements

1. Current AYSO Volunteer Form must be completed (each year)
2. Safe Haven (Online @ AYSOU or in-person) - prerequisites: none
3. CDC Concussion (Online @ AYSOU) - prerequisites: none - refresher course must be taken at least every 3 yrs
4. 8U Coach Certification:  In-person course (preferred) - Online course (only if in-person not avail) - prerequisites: none
•Optional, but helpful:  Regional Referee training (Online/In-person - prerequisites: none)

•FALL 2019 8U Coach Certification In-Person CLASSES available:  
Mon, Aug 12  6:30-8:30pm @ Lightfoot Fields  (please register at AYSOU)


•Coach Safe Haven In-Person CLASSES available:
N/A - Please take online course at AYSOU



•Referee In-Person CLASSES available - PICK ONE
:
 8U Referee
 
Mon, Aug 19 6:00-9:00pm @ Lightfoot Fields  (please register at AYSOU)

Regional Referee (Part 1 and Part 2 - In Person Training)
Sat, Aug 10 - AYSO Area C Super Camp - Memphis (please register at AYSOU)  - Time and Memphis Location TBA

Regional Referee - Part 2 - Online Companion Course* 
(Part 1 Online & Part 2 In-Person Training)
Wed, Aug 21 6:00-9:00pm @ Lightfoot Fields  (*please take Regional Referee Course online at AYSOU and register for Pt 2 at AYSOU)




10U Coach Requirements

1. Current AYSO Volunteer Form must be completed (each year)
2. Safe Haven (Online @ AYSOU or in-person) - prerequisites: none
3. CDC Concussion (Online @ AYSOU) - prerequisites: none - refresher course must be taken at least every 3 yrs
4. 10U Coach Certification:  In-person course (preferred) - book & field portion - prerequisites: none
•Optional, but helpful:  Regional Referee training (Online/In-person - prerequisites: none)

•FALL 2019 10U Coach Certification In-person CLASSES available - PICK ONE:
10U Coach Field Portion* - Sat, Aug 10th - 12:00p-3:00p @ Area C Super Camp - Memphis  (please register at AYSOU)
*Must take 10U Coach Online portion prior to class (at AYSOU)

10U Coach Field Portion* - Tues, Aug 13  6:00p-9:00p @ Lightfoot Fields  (please register at AYSOU)

*Must take 10U Coach Online portion prior to class (at AYSOU)

•Coach Safe Haven In-Person CLASSES available:
N/A - Please take online course at AYSOU


•Referee In-Person CLASSES available - PICK ONE:
 8U Referee
 Mon, Aug 19 6:00-9:00pm @ Lightfoot Fields  (please register at AYSOU)

Regional Referee (Part 1 and Part 2 - In-Person Training)
Sat, Aug 10 - AYSO Area C Super Camp - Memphis (please register at AYSOU)  - Time and Memphis Location TBA

Regional Referee - Part 2 - Online Companion Course* 
(Part 1 Online & Part 2 In-Person Training)
Wed, Aug 21 6:00-9:00pm @ Lightfoot Fields  (*please take Regional Referee Course online at AYSOU and register for Pt 2 at AYSOU)





12U Coach Requirements

1. Current AYSO Volunteer Form must be completed (each year)
2. Safe Haven (Online @ AYSOU or in-person) - prerequisites: none
3. CDC Concussion (Online @ AYSOU) - prerequisites: none - refresher course must be taken at least every 3 yrs
4. 12U Coach Certification:  In-person course (preferred) - book & field portion - prerequisites: none
•Optional, but helpful:  Regional Referee training (Online/In-person - prerequisites: none)

•FALL 2019 12U In-person CLASSES available:
12U Coach Course - Sat, Aug 10th - 9:00a-4:00p @ Area C Super Camp - Memphis  (please register at AYSOU) 

•Coach Safe Haven In-Person CLASSES available:
N/A - Please take online course at AYSOU

•Referee In-Person CLASSES available - PICK ONE:
 8U Referee
 Mon, Aug 19 6:00-9:00pm @ Lightfoot Fields  (please register at AYSOU)

Regional Referee (Part 1 and Part 2 - In Person Training)
Sat, Aug 10   - AYSO Area C Super Camp - Memphis (please register at AYSOU)

Regional Referee - Part 2 - Online Companion Course* 
(Part 1 Online & Part 2 In-Person Training)
Wed, Aug 21 6:00-9:00pm @ Lightfoot Fields  (*please take Regional Referee Course online at AYSOU and register for Pt 2 at AYSOU)





14U Coach Requirements

1. Current AYSO Volunteer Form must be completed (each year)
2. Safe Haven (Online @ AYSOU or in-person) - prerequisites: none
3. CDC Concussion (Online @ AYSOU) - prerequisites: none - refresher course must be taken at least every 3 yrs

4. Intermediate Coach Certification  (Online portion and Field portion: In-person - prerequisites: 12U Coach)
•Optional, but helpful:  Regional Referee training (Online/In-person - prerequisites: none)


•FALL  2019 Intermediate Coach In-person CLASSES available:
Intermediate Coach Class - Sat, Aug 10th - 8:00am-5:00p @ Area C Super Camp - Memphis  (please register at AYSOU) 

•Coach Safe Haven In-Person CLASSES available:
N/A (please take course online at AYSOU)

•Referee In-Person CLASSES available - PICK ONE:
 8U Referee
 Mon, Aug 19 6:00-9:00pm @ Lightfoot Fields  (please register at AYSOU)

Regional Referee (Part 1 and Part 2 - In Person Training)
Sat, Aug 10   - AYSO Area C Super Camp - Memphis (please register at AYSOU)

Regional Referee - Part 2 - Online Companion Course* 
(Part 1 Online & Part 2 In-Person Training)
Wed, Aug 21 6:00-9:00pm @ Lightfoot Fields  (*please take Regional Referee Course online at AYSOU and register for Pt 2 at AYSOU)





19U Coach Requirements

1. Current AYSO Volunteer Form must be completed (each year)
2. Safe Haven (Online @ AYSOU or in-person) - prerequisites: none
3. CDC Concussion (Online @ AYSOU) - prerequisites: none - refresher course must be taken at least every 3 yrs

4. Advance Coach Certification  (Online portion and Field portion: In-person - prerequisites: Intermediate Coach)
•Optional, but helpful:  Regional Referee training (Online/In-person - prerequisites: none)

•FALL 2019 Advanced Coach In-person CLASSES available:
Please contact Coach Administrator

•Coach Safe Haven In-Person CLASSES available:
N/A (please take course online at AYSOU)

•Referee In-Person CLASSES available - PICK ONE:
 8U Referee
 Mon, Aug 19 6:00-9:00pm @ Lightfoot Fields  (please register at AYSOU)

Regional Referee (Part 1 and Part 2 - In Person Training)
Sat, Aug 10   - AYSO Area C Super Camp - Memphis (please register at AYSOU)

Regional Referee - Part 2 - Online Companion Course* (Part 1 Online & Part 2 In-Person Training)
Wed, Aug 21 6:00-9:00pm @ Lightfoot Fields  (*please take Regional Referee Course online at AYSOU and register for Pt 2 at AYSOU)

Region 161 Coach Administrator

Coaching Questions or Concerns:

Coach Administrator
[email protected]

  • Fall 2019 Coach Meeting:  Thurs, Aug 15 - 6:00pm at Lightfoot Fields

Trouble Logging in to AYSOU?
(see instructions below)

HOW TO REGISTER for A COURSE
Note:  Use your PC/laptop/tablet - not your phone
It is important that you register for your chosen course ahead of time so we can be sure we have the needed materials for you.  To find available classes and register online:

1.  Click on the AYSOU button on the home page of this website, or go to http://aysou.org.
2.  Log in using your AYSO Volunteer ID and password
3.  Click on 'My Courses'
4.  Locate the 'Instructor Led Courses' folder and click the Open button to it's right
5.  Locate the 'Coach Instructor Led Courses' folder and click the Open button to it's right.
6.  Locate the class you wish to attend (for example: 10U Field Session Only). Click on the Sessions button to it's right.
7.  You will be presented with a list of available classes, sorted in date order. Usually you will be looking for a local class in 8/C/0161 Port Huron area but you can register for any class you choose. Near or far.
8.  Click on the class title to expand the details section and expose some more specific information about the class. For example the address, the prerequisites and what equipment to bring.
9.  Click the Register button to the right of the session you wish to attend. The Register button will disappear and be replaced with a label indicating that you are registered for the class.

If you need to un-register for a class, click the white space to the left of where it says Registered. That will expand the class details and expose an Unregister button.

All you need to do now is show up for the class and learn something cool and new. When the class is over, your instructor will ensure that you receive credit for your attendance and the certificate will appear on your volunteer record.


Any questions or problems, contact the Coach Administrator at [email protected]

Safe Haven

All AYSO Coaches must complete the Safe Haven certification (online or in-person). This ensures that the well-being of the child is placed first, the philosophies of AYSO are understood and teaches the coaches risk management to avoid putting themselves in positions hazardous to themselves and the children. It is also part of the requirements to be covered under the Volunteer Protection Act. 

Age-Specific Training - 6U, 8U, 10U & 12U Coach certifications
These four coaching courses focus on working with the player in these age divisions to create a fun learning environment. Coaches in 6U, 8U, 10U & 12U must have the age specific coach certification for the age they are coaching. There are no substitutes nor will higher level courses satisfy the requirement. These courses have no prerequisite and may be taken individually or in any order.

Intermediate, Advanced and National Coach certifications
These upper level courses build upon each other, thus a coach with the Advanced Coach certification may also coach teams needing only the Intermediate Coach certification. However, these do not confer the age-specific certification needed to coach 6U-12U. A coach who holds an Intermediate Coach or above certification and wishes to coach in 10U, must also hold a 10U Coach certification. 14U coaches must have at least the Intermediate Coach certification. 16U and 19U coaches must have the Advanced Coach certification. The National Coach certification is for coaches who desire to further advance their skills and offer a greater level of support to their region.

Trouble Logging in to AYSOU?

Sometimes volunteers have difficulty logging in to AYSOU.  This is generally due to AYSOU not being activated on your account.  Follow the instructions below to activate.  If you do the following and still  have difficulty, please let us know - [email protected].

Returning Volunteers 
1. Login to your Region's Blue Sombrero account where you registered as a volunteer. 
2. Click on the Volunteer Tab on the left hand side. 
3. Click on Details under your volunteer record. 
4. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and click on Update. 
5. Click on Back To My Account. 
6. Click on Home on the left hand side. 
7. This will take back to the Region's website. 
8. Click on the AYSOU Tab. 
9. Click on Login to Login. 


New Volunteers 
1. Login to your Region's Blue Sombrero account where you registered as a volunteer. 
2. on the left hand side click on Home. 
3. This will take back to the Region's website. 
4. Click on the AYSOU Tab. 
5. Click on Login to Login. 

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P.O. Box 610224 
Port Huron, Michigan 48061

Email Us: [email protected]
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