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AYSO Region 12 South Torrance


Without Coaches There Are No Teams

Why should you become an AYSO 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 or Assistant Coach , you must be certified in the age level you are coaching. Certification takes three easy steps. First, fill out a volunteer form. Then attend a short Safe Haven™ course online. Lastly, you must attend a brief age-specific coaching course. It’s only a few hours. We also have brand new Coaching Manuals that help you with training plans and activities for the age you are coaching.
Online courses are found through AYSOU.
U6 – Online Course
U7/8 – Online Course
U10 – Online Course + Field class, sign up on aysou
U12 – In class and field work, sign up on aysou
U14 – Intermediate Course, sign up on aysou.
U16/19 – Advances Course, sign up on aysou.

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.

To coach your child’s team you can check the coach box at your players registration and/or contact your division coordinator (email addresses on the About us, board member tab) .  And if you have any questions or just want to say “Hi” contact me – your coach administrator

Melinda McKee
[email protected]

Volunteer Description

Step 1: Register as a volunteer in the National AYSO database through

Login to the Region 12 web page, click My Account in the top right corner and create a new account and complete the information to become a volunteer.  Go through every page and make sure to thoroughly complete all necessary information and make sure you type in your name for signature.  No print outs required because we are using eSignature!

Bring your driver’s license or passport to your next training session or walk in registration for ID verification

Step 2:  Register for the coach training class(es) you plan to attend.

Region 12 offers in classes for U10 and U12 Coach Classes.  If our class dates are not convenient you can attend classes in our neighboring regions.  Check for classes by logging into  your account at .

U6, U8 are online classes and can be completed as soon as you are a registered volunteer at

 Step 3: Complete the online Safe Haven class (20-30 minutes).

You must have your eAYSO ID in order to sign into the online class. You can view this by logging into  AYSOU.
Choose the Safe Haven course (same for Coaches and Referees).
Print a copy of the certificate of completion after you have finished the course.

Step 4: Attend your classes.

Your class will include information about coaching techniques, systems of play and field work.  At the completion there is a short test.
Region 12 also provides Master coaches from Challenger to support our U6 division full time, and by appointment for U7 through U12 divisions.  And your coach administrations (me!) is always happy to come to practice or talk about coach questions.

AYSO Region 12 coaches are provided with a coach shirt, coach bag, penne’s, cones, and a bag of balls.

Thank you for volunteering! If you have any question on this process please email your Coach Administrator or Division Coordinator

 Melinda McKee
AYSO Region 12 Coach Administrator
National Coach Certified
Advanced Coach Instructor
[email protected]

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AYSO Region 12 South Torrance

PO Box 10437 
Torrance, California 90505

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 310-997-0227
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