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How to become an AYSO Volunteer



 
Hey Volunteer, 
You have decided to become a AYSO volunteer and wondering what my next steps are. Well, you are in the right place. We will walk you through the process.  
 
Below are the 6 steps to becoming a volunteer. All volunteers must complete the 6 steps below.
Click on the red button for more information and a step-by-step instruction on how to take the online class. 
Some certifications listed below are a onetime class or until AYSO/Federal/State LAWS Mandate that we take an undated version of the class. Others have to be renewed annually. In order to know which certification/ training you need you take, you can check by clicking the following link 

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Certification Step
 Step 1: Complete a Volunteer Application/Background Check

 
Step 2: Concussion Awareness



 Step 3: CA Mandated Fingerprinting

 
Step 4: Sudden Cardiac Arrest

 
Step 5: AYSOs Safe Haven

 
Step 6: SafeSport
  
Additional step to become a coach.   
Age-Appropriate Coach License


Additional Step to become a Referee   
 Additional information to become a referee   
  

 

 How to initiate/renew your background check
  (This is not the same thing as LIVESCAN)
  
I have volunteered before. Do I need to retake all certifications?
 Which Certifications do I need to take or renew to become a volunteer



Volunteer Application


 Volunteer Application / Background Check

 
The First step to becoming a Coach, Referee or any other AYSO volunteer. You will need to complete an online application and select a volunteer role.
 

A volunteer form must be filled out for every season. For example, if you want to be a coach for the Fall and Spring, you will need to fill out a volunteer form for each season. Referees and Board Members are an exception. When you are registering to become a referee or board member, you will need to select the proper program for a Referee or a Board Member and you will only have to fill out the application one time for the current AYSO year.
 
 
How to fill out your volunteer form:
 
 There are two ways to fill out the volunteer form.

 
 Method 1: This the easiest method.  If you did not sign-up as a volunteer using method 1, you can still sign up by using method 2. 
For those that are registering a child to participate in one of AYSO programs, can use this method. During the registration of the player, the system will give you an opportunity to register as a volunteer or invite another parent to start the registration process. After you complete the volunteer form, you will immediately get an email to complete your background check. It is important that you complete the background check asap. Once the background check is completed, it usually takes about 5 days for the background check to clear. Once your background check has been cleared, you will be able to access all the online training courses.  
  
 Method 2: You can use this method If you don't have a child in AYSO or you did not register as a volunteer when registering your child in method 1 
 Step 1 Log into your account 
 Step 2Click on "Volunteer" in the left Column 
   
 Step 3Click on "FIND VOLUNTEER ROLES" in the upper right   
   
 Step 4 scroll down to see which season you would like to volunteer for and Click "Select" for the role or roles you would like to volunteer for. 
   
 Step 5 either select "Sign up a registered user" or "Sign up a new user"  
 
  • "Sign up a registered user", will allow you to select a registered user that has an account on our site
  • "Sign up a new user", will allow you to invite another family member to register an account on the site to become a volunteer
 
   
 Step 6 After step five, continue the online application 
 Step 7 After you have completed the online application, you will receive an email to complete your background check. Without your background check. You cannot access any training. It will take about 5 days for your background check to complete. Once your background check comes back OK, you will have access to the online training 
  
CLICK HERE TO GO BACK TO THE MAIN MENU 

Concussion Awareness


Concussion Awareness 

 
 This is a onetime class or until AYSO/Federal/State LAWS Mandate that we take an undated version of the class 
 
By taking this free course--- and using what you learn --- you will be well positioned to improve the culture of sports safety and prevent concussion. Your actions can help create a safe environment for young athletes so they can stay healthy, active and thrive---both on and off the playing field

Once you complete the training and post-test, you can print out a certificate and show your league or school you are ready for the season
 
  
How-to sign-up for the online CDC HEADS UP Concussion Training 
  
 1) Log into your AYSO Sports Connect account
 
 2) Select "VOLUNTEER" in the left column 
  

 
 
3)

 Click the "AYSOU" button to the right of your name
 
   

 4) 

 After you click the AYSOU button, you will be redirected to the ETRAINU site. The system should auto log you in
 

 5) 

 In the left column, click the "Training Library"
 
   
 
6)

 Click "View Courses" under Safe Haven
 
   
 7) Click "Enroll" under "CDC Concussion Awareness - Online 
   
 8) You will need to take all the modules listed here 
   
 CLICK HERE TO GO BACK TO THE MAIN MENU 
  
  

CA Mandated Fingerprinting

CA Mandated Fingerprinting  

CALIFORNIA AB 506 - BACKGROUND CHECK/LIVESCAN UPDATE FOR CA VOLUNTEERS
 
  
As of January 1 of this year, all administrators, employees and regular volunteers in California MUST have a one-time background check as approved by the California Department of Justice to exclude individuals with a history of child abuse. This form of background check requires live scan fingerprinting.

To clarify, a REGULAR VOLUNTEER is a person who has direct contact with children 16 hours a month or 32 hours per year, which applies to most coaches, referees, team parents, and board members who spend 2 or more hours on the field weekly.
  
 
  
 Notes:  
  1. As of now, this is a onetime scan and does not need to be done again. Unless the law changes.
  2. You cannot go to any place to have the LIVESCAN or finger printing done. You will need to go to a specific location that AYSO has partner with.
  3. If already had a LIVESCAN done from another organization, you cannot use the Background Check/LIVESCAN from another organization. You must complete the one AYSO is offering you
  
 When you are ready to register for your LIVESCAN, follow the instructions below:  
  1. First, you need to complete your volunteer application before any code will be given out.
  2. Once you complete your volunteer application, then request a prepaid coupon code from your Coordinator.
    1. If you are volunteering for a girls team, contact the girls Coordinator for the code at [email protected]. If you are volunteer for a boys team, contact the Registrar at [email protected]
  3. Once you have the code, you will need to click the link below to register for an appointment to have the LIVESCAN done. All details on what to do are in the site, including locations to get fingerprinted at. Also, you will need to know that our Region is Region 111
  
Click here to start your onetime background check that requires live scan fingerprinting  
   
 CLICK HERE TO GO BACK TO THE MAIN MENU  

Sudden Cardiac Arrest


Sudden Cardiac Arrest

How-to sign-up for the online Sudden Cardiac Arrest Training
 
 1) Log into your AYSO Sports Connect account
 2) Select "VOLUNTEER" in the left column
  
 
3)

 Under your name click "AYSOU" button
  

 4) 

 After you click the AYSOU button, you will be redirected to the ETRAINU site. The system should auto log you in

 5) 

 In the left column, click the "Training Library"
  
 
6)

 Click "View Courses" under Safe Haven
  
 7)Click "Enroll" under SIMON'S Heart
  
 8) Click "Start" to start the class
  
 9)  You must complete all modules listed here
  
 CLICK HERE TO GO BACK TO THE MAIN MENU
 
 

AYSOs Safe Haven


AYSOs Safe Haven
 
This is a onetime class or until AYSO/Federal/State LAWS Mandate that we take an undated version of the class
 
How-to sign-up for the online AYSO Safe Haven Training
 
 1) Log into your AYSO Sports Connect account
 2) Select "VOLUNTEER" in the left column
  
 
3)

 Under your name click "AYSOU" button
  

 4) 

 After you click the AYSOU button, you will be redirected to the ETRAINU site. The system should auto log you in

 5) 

 In the left column, click the "Training Library"
  
 
6)

 Click "View Courses" under Safe Haven
  
 7)Click "Enroll" under AYSO's Safe Haven - Online
  
 8) You will need to complete all modules:
  
  
 CLICK HERE TO GO BACK TO THE MAIN MENU
 
 

SafeSport


SafeSport

How-to sign-up for the online SafeSport Training
 
 1) Log into your AYSO Sports Connect account
 2) Select "VOLUNTEER" in the left column
  
 
3)

 Click the down arrow to the right of "Important information AYSO"
  

 4) 

 Click the link for "SafeSport"


 5)


 If this is your first time logging into SafeSport, you will need to create an account.
 If you already have an account with SafeSport, you can just log in.

 6) After you have log into SafeSport, click "ENROLL". The "Key Name" will auto populate
  

 7)

 You will need to complete the "SafeSport Trained - U.S. Soccer Federation"
  
  
 CLICK HERE TO GO BACK TO THE MAIN MENU
 

APPROPRIATE AGE COACH LICENSE - HOW TO TAKE THE CLASS


Appropriate Age Coach License

 This is onetime class or until AYSO/Federal/State LAWS Mandate that we take an undated version of the class
 How-to sign-up for the online Appropriate Age Coach License
 
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 pre-requisite and may be taken individually or in any order.
CertificationPrerequisites
6U Coach-Nothing
8U Coach-Nothing
10U Coach-Nothing
12U Coach-Nothing

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.
 
CertificationPrerequisites
Intermediate Coach-12U Coach
Advanced Coach-Intermediate
National Coach-Advanced Coach

 
Instructions on How-To take the online Coach Class begins here
 
 1) Log into your AYSO Sports Connect account
 2) Select "VOLUNTEER" in the left column
  
 3) Under your name click "AYSOU" button
  

 4) 

 After you click the AYSOU button, you will be redirected to the ETRAINU site. The system should auto log you in

 5) 

 In the left column, click the "Training Library"
  
 
6)

 Click "View Courses" under Coaching
  
7)
  • If you are going to coach 5U or 6U, you will need to ENROLL in the "6U Coach - Online" class
 
  • If you are going to coach 7U or 8U, you will need to ENROLL in the "8U Coach - Online" class
 
  • If you are going to coach 10U, you will need ENROLL in the "10U Coaching - Online + In-Person Field Session" class
 
  • If you are going to coach 12U, you will need to ENROLL in the "12U Coach Training Pre-Course (Part 1) - Online" class and "12U Coach (Part 2) - Full In-Person Course
  
CLICK HERE TO GO BACK TO THE MAIN MENU
 
 

Initiate or Renew Background Check


Initiate or Renew Background Check
 The is not the same as the LIVESCAN check
This has to be done ANNUALLY
 
How-to Initiate or Renew Background Check
 
 1) Log into your AYSO Sports Connect account
 2) Select "VOLUNTEER" in the left column
  
 
3)

Under your name, you will see a Certification called "Risk Status" Check the box in front of "Risk Status' 
  
 4)  Scroll down until you see a button called "Renew & Update". You will need to click that button and follow the online instructions 
  
 5)



 
After you submit to initiate or renew your background check, you will immediately get an email invitation on how to complete your background check.

The email invitation will come from [email protected]  Please follow the link to complete your Background Check ASAP.  Due to County, State and  Federal reporting, Background Check Processing can take up to 10 business days.  Self disclosures can add an additional 5 business days.

 PLEASE REMEMBER TO CHECK YOUR EMAIL FOR INSTRUCTIONS  
 6)As per step 5, this will take about 10 business days
 
CLICK HERE TO GO BACK TO THE MAIN MENU
 

Check Certifications

 

Check Certifications
 
 How to find out which certifications I need to take or renew
  
 1)  Log into your AYSO Sports Connect account
 2) Select "VOLUNTEER" in the left column
  
 3)
You should see a similar image below with your name. If you don't see a similar image below, you have not completed the volunteer form and background check and you will need to start with step 1. 
  
 
4)

 In the image above, if there is a YELLOW TRIANGLE in the "COMPLIANT" column, than you need to take that certification.
  
 CLICK HERE TO GO BACK TO THE MAIN MENU
  
  

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