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AYSO Coach Certification

DivisionRecreationalExtra Play Teams
U6Safe Haven (Online) CDC Concussion U6 Coachn/a
U7/U8Safe Haven (Online) CDC Concussion U8 Coachn/a
U9/U10Safe Haven (Online) CDC Concussion U10 CoachSafe Haven (Online) CDC Concussion U10 Coach U12 Coach Regional Referee
U11n/aSafe Haven (Online) CDC Concussion U12 Coach Intermediate Coach Regional Referee
U12Safe Haven (Online) CDC Concussion U12 CoachSafe Haven (Online) CDC Concussion U12 Coach Intermediate Coach Regional Referee
U13/U14Safe Haven (Online) CDC Concussion Intermediate CoachSafe Haven (Online) CDC Concussion Advanced Coach Regional Referee
U16/U19Safe Haven (Online) CDC Concussion Advanced Coachn/a

*Certification requirements apply to both Head Coach and Assistant Coach

Certification Prerequisites

Safe Haven (Online)Nothing
U6 CoachNothing
U8 CoachNothing
U10 CoachNothing
U12 CoachNothing
Intermediate CoachU12 Coach
Advanced CoachIntermediate
National CoachAdvanced Coach

Safe Haven certification

All AYSO Coaches must complete the Safe Haven (Online) certification. 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 - U6, U8, U10 & U12 Coach certifications

These four coaching courses focus on working with the player in these age divisions to create a fun learning environment. Coaches in U6, U8, U10 & U12 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 pre-requisite 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 U6-U12. A coach who holds an Intermediate Coach or above certification and wishes to coach in U10, must also hold a U10 Coach certification. U14 coaches must have at least the Intermediate Coach certification. U16 and U19 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.

Field Directory


Vista Hermosa Sports Park

987 Avenida Vista Hermosa San Clemente California United States 92673

(Last updated 04/13/16 at 08:02 PM )

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Vista Hermosa Sports Part - Field 5

(Last updated 08/06/17 at 12:05 AM )

Vista Hermosa Sports Part - Field 6

(Last updated 08/06/17 at 12:04 AM )

Forster Ranch Park

3207 Camino Vera Cruz San Clemente California United States 92673

(Last updated 08/06/17 at 12:08 AM )

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L111-Forster 4-B10

(Last updated 08/06/17 at 12:06 AM )

L111-Forster 6

(Last updated 09/14/17 at 06:56 AM )

L111-Forster 4-G10

(Last updated 08/06/17 at 12:07 AM )

L111-Forster 5-B12

(Last updated 08/06/17 at 12:07 AM )

L111-Forster 5-G12

(Last updated 08/06/17 at 12:07 AM )

Jim Johnson Memorial Sports Park

560 Avenida Vista Hermosa San Clemente California United States 92672

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(Last updated 09/09/17 at 07:20 AM )

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647 Camino de los Mares, Suite 108 PMB 164
San Clemente, California 92673

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