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How do I become a certified AYSO Coach?

Become an AYSO Coach

Below are the steps to becoming a Certified and Trained AYSO Coach. If you should have any questions, please contact us, we are here to help.

Step 1

Regional Volunteer Application (10 Minutes):

This form initiates the AYSO background check, and needs to be completed yearly. A volunteer application must be completed for each level that you coach/team parent. In addition, volunteer applications must be completed for board member and referee positions. Click here to view the instructions. 

Once completed you will need to contact our Region CVPA (Child Volunteer Protection Advocate) to schedule a time to show your ID for verification. Email

Step 2

Safe Haven Training (1 Hour):

AYSO’s Safe Haven® program is designed to address the growing need for Child and Volunteer Protection in youth sports. The components of the program help create a safe, fun, fair and positive environment - “safe haven” - for all participants. This training needs to be taken every 2 years.

Click on this link to participate in the online training: You will need your AYSO ID# you were given upon successful completion of the Volunteer Application.

Step 3

Concussion Awareness Training (45 minutes):

This is a requirement for all Coaches, Asst Coaches & Team Parents.  This training helps us identify possible concussion scenarios and how to react to those possibilities. 

Click on the following link to complete the Heads Up Concussion Awareness Training: This training will need to be updated every 2 years. You will need your AYSO ID#.

Step 4

Hesperia Park & Rec Fingerprinting (Appointment with Hesperia Parks & Rec is required):

Our region utilizes Hesperia City Parks for our fields, in order to be in compliance with Hesperia Park & Rec, all volunteers must be fingerprinted through the Hesperia Parks & Rec system.  This only needs to be done 1 time.  Contact Hesperia Parks & Rec to make an appointment:

Hesperia Recreation & Parks 
Contact: (760) 244-5488 ext 123 Leave a message with your full name, organization (AYSO), and a contact number and they will call you back with an appointment day and time. There is no charge to you for this service.

Only fingerprinting through Hesperia Parks and Rec will be accepted. All other Live scans or printing are not valid.   

Step 5

Coach Certification Training (Various Dates/Times):

Coaches are required to take age specific Coach Training Courses.

U6 – 8U can be taken online at

10U – 19U require in-person training sessions.

6U – 12U requires no prior coaching experience.

14U – Requires an Intermediate Coaching Certification.

16U – 19U – Requires an Advanced Coaching Certification. Intermediate Coach Certification must be obtained prior to signing up for the Advanced Cert.

These training courses will certify you to coach at a specific division level.  Typically, this is a 9-5 style class that includes classroom and fieldwork.  Upon successful completion of this course, you will be certified and in compliance with AYSO's Coach Training requirements.  There are usually 2-3 local courses per year in various division levels, most being in the late summer timeframe.  However, check out the link below for a searchable database.

Any questions, or you need some help, contact our Coach Administrator Garrett Santos

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Hesperia AYSO - Region 878

PO Box 403426 
Hesperia, California 92340

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Phone : 760-563-6221
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