Phillips Ranch Coaches

Becoming A Coach


Coaching children is a very rewarding experience. And coaching your own child's team can be one of the most rewarding experiences of all! Coaches are pivotal to having children get the AYSO experience. If Regions don't have enough coaches, registration is scaled back, and kids who want to play in AYSO are turned away.

Do you have little or no experience with soccer? No problem! AYSO will teach you based on the age level you are coaching. 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.

To become an AYSO coach, you must be certified in the age level you are coaching. Certification takes three easy steps. First, fill out a volunteer form. Then either attend a short Safe Haven™ course in person or online. Lastly, you must attend a brief age-specific coaching course. It's only a few hours.

Coaches are essential to the game. They teach children soccer skills and help develop a healthy, positive attitude, teamwork and good sportsmanship. Coaching is a rewarding experience because you have the opportunity to build a child's self-esteem, help them learn new skills and just have a lot of fun.

Note: All coaches need to read the following, "Teaching the Game to Kids".


Phillips Ranch AYSO requires that all coaches be certified and trained in the division they coach. These clinics offer a foundation for beginner coaches and creative tactical advise for more experienced coaches. The clinics will offer many fun, yet effective drills, useful handouts and practice demonstrations. If you missed the courses offered in Phillips Ranch you are welcome to attend in another region. We will reimburse any costs to attend an AYSO course in another region. 

Phillips Ranch AYSO offer a summer Coach/Player Skills Clinic.  All players signed up for the Fall are welcome.  Dates to be TBD

Training Schedule (U6, U8, U10 & U12)

 Region & Area Dates to be TBD

Intermediate (U14) & Advanced (U16 & U19) Coach Training

  Area & Sectional Dates TBD

Contact your Region's Coach Administrator or Regional Commissioner if you are ready to become a coach.