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Required Training

The table below shows required training for AYSO volunteers. Coach training requirements are identical for both Head and Assistant Coaches. 

  • Coaches are required to complete Volunteer Registration and Annual Certifications each Member Year.
  • Basic Requirements are only done once and never expire.
  • Age-Specific Coach Courses also do not expire, though you'll need to upgrade as your player(s) ages up.

For NEW Coach Volunteers: create your account
1. Create an account at (Sports Connect) as a primary account holder.
2. Use your LEGAL first and last name that matches your ID.
3. Upload a photo to your profile (to be used for your coach card)
4. See the AYSO Wiki for further details.

For ALL Coach Volunteers: register for a specific role/season
1. From your account page at, go to your Volunteer tab.
2. Click on the “+ Volunteer” link or the “Find Volunteer Roles” button.
3. The menu will default to programs and divisions your player(s) is registered for.
- If not, select “Fall Core 2023” and the appropriate division, then click “View Selected Opportunities”
4. Select a role (Head or Assistant Coach), select a volunteer (“Sign up [your first name]”), then click “Continue”
5. Your contact information is then shown again. Make SURE that you are using your LEGAL first and last name that matches your ID. 
If you didn't enter your legal names at the beginning, you may edit that here.
6. View and accept the following (by clicking on box and entering LEGAL first and last name for each):
AYSO Kids Zone Pledge
Waiver, Consent, Release, Disclaimer and Assumption of Risk Agreement
COVID-19 Assumption of Risk, Waiver and Release of Liability Agreement
The Training Items listed with a "+" are things we'll go over next, so you can click “Continue”
7. After completing Volunteer registration, you should receive an email confirmation from Region 109 <[email protected]>
8. If you need to complete or renew your background check, you will also receive an email from [email protected]. (This one often goes to SPAM, so check there.)

Check Your Volunteer Compliance
1. On your Volunteer tab you should see your Role along with all certifications
2. Next to each certification you should see a check mark indicating compliance
3. For any non-compliant items, see below for further instructions.

Submitting or Updating your Background Check (aka “Risk Status”)
1. Follow instructions included in the email from [email protected] to submit a background check.
- After completing Volunteer registration, you should have received this email (check your SPAM folder)
If not, check the box next to “Risk Status” and click “Renew & Update” – this will trigger that email to be sent
3. Check your SPAM folder, as this one often gets flagged.
4. Follow instructions, submit the application, and your AYSO record will usually update within 2 weeks.
5. Background checks must be renewed every 15 months.

Get Fingerprinted (LiveScan)
1. For AYSO to receive your results directly from the DOJ, please register thru
2. Find a nearby AYSO Event or visit a Live Scan Service Center on your own time.
3. Fingerprinting only needs to be done once and cannot be transferred between organizations.

Complete SafeSport Training
1. To access your FREE training, that will update your AYSO status, please use this SafeSport link.
2. SafeSport will automatically update your profile, generally within 2 hours of completion.
3. The initial course is 90 min, with 30 min annual refreshers thereafter.

Complete AYSO General Training
1. All volunteers, regardless of role, must complete the following three courses:
- AYSO’s Safe Haven
- CDC Concussion Awareness
- Sudden Cardiac Arrest
2. Access these courses by clicking on the AYSOU button on your Volunteer tab
- See the AYSO Wiki for tips on using AYSOU to access and complete training courses.
3. In AYSOU, click on Training Library > Safe Haven > View Courses
4. To start a course, click on the "Enroll" button
- If you don't complete the course in one sitting, return to it by clicking on "My Training" in the left menu
5. These courses only need to be done once, and upon completion your training record will be updated within a few hours

 Complete Your AYSO Coach License
1. Coach certification requirements vary with the players’ age division. See the table above or our Division Comparison page.
2. Online components can be completed on AYSOU: Training Library > Coaching
3. In-person sessions can be found on the Training Event page (search by Location to find nearby courses).
- Also see the Coach Calendar for a listing of nearby Coach classes
4. You must “Enroll” in a Training Event thru AYSOU prior to attending.
- Online “Pre-Course” components must be completed before you can enroll in an in-person session.
5. All Coach License components must be completed for you to receive certification.
6.Coach Licenses do not expire, but you will need to upgrade as your player(s) age up.

Download Coaching Manual(s)
1. Coach Manuals for all age divisions are available on AYSOU > Document Library
2. See the Coach Resource page for other materials.

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Menlo Park-Atherton AYSO Region 109

P.O Box 403 
Menlo Park, California 94026

Email Us: [email protected]
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