U7-U14 Coach Update for Fall 2015
Thank you again for coaching! We are so excited that we will be starting the season soon. Here are a few very important administrative tasks that need to be done before you start practicing with your team:
Requirements for all Coaches:
· Step 1 - Sign up as Volunteer in eAYSO. (This is required to be completed every year for all volunteers (even board members must renew their eAYSO forms annually). This process will also renew/create your eAYSO ID which you will need to take your training classes. Go to www.eayso.org to register as a volunteer.
· Step 2 - Mandatory online Training - log into www.aysotraining.org/ (you will need your eAYSO ID from step 1 to log into all AYSO online courses)
o AYSO Safe Haven online course – please take this course again if you last completed it during 2013 or prior. It is a short course that outlines the important elements around protecting our children as well as yourselves.
o U7-U14 coaches - as part of our efforts to improve our coaches AYSO requires you obtain your official AYSO coach certification for the 2015 fall season.
§ U7 and U8 coaches: You can certify by taking the online U8 course in the same AYSO training site you take your safe have course.
§ U10 coaches: you must take the U10 online course AND you must also sign up for a field training session as well. You can see the field training courses available in the Area by logging intowww.eayso.org and clicking on "enroll in a course"
§ U12-U19 Coaches - no-charge classroom training sessions are also offered locally which you can sign up for using www.eyaso.org and clicking on "enroll in a course" and searching for your age groups (U12, Intermediate for U14, Advanced for U16/U19).
§ Not sure if you have taken the courses previously? You can view all your certifications in www.eayso.com
· Step 3- Download the Medical Release Forms (MRFs): Starting on July 31st you will be able to view your team roster, MRFs, etc. online in In-league. You will need MRFs for signed by the responsible parent for each player on your team. The parents can print out the forms, sign them and give them to you or you can print them out have them signed in blue ink at your team meeting. You need to have your MRFs with you at every practice and game (we will be doing spot checks of these forms at practices and games).
· Step 4 - Download the Zero Tolerance Form from in-league. This form needs to be signed by each coach and parent on your team and is your agreement to respect the referees and not dissent or question their calls regardless if you agree with them or not. Referees are volunteers too and without them we cannot play the game safely. Please keep these signed forms with you at all times.
Thank You for coaching! It is a very rewarding experience.
Becoming a Coach
- It's FUN.
- It's a great break from work.
- It makes you feel good.
- It's a great way to put something back into the community.
- Social Oriented
- Task Oriented
- Goal Oriented
- Complete Safe Haven training prior to working with players. (This is a one-time, mandatory obligation.)
- Hold pre-season meeting with families. (Introductions, roster and schedule distribution. Discuss expectations.)
- Solicit volunteers, especially assistant coach, team referee, and team representative.
- Conduct pre-season and mid-season practices.
- Ensure the kids all have fun!
- AYSO Incident Report Form and Directions
- Insurance Forms
- AYSO Participation Release forms
- AYSO General Release Form
- Mt. Diablo Soccer Heat Safety Guidelines
- Parent Athlete Concussion information sheet
- CDC Heads Up Concussion Action Plan
- AYSO Safety Overview
The AYSO Incident Report Form is used whenever there is a personal injury, damaged property, or threats of or actual physical violence surrounding an AYSO game, practice, event or property. The form should be prepared by the Coach, AYSO Official, or other AYSO Volunteer. The form may also be prepared by a member of the regional staff such as the regional safety director, or by tournament or event staff members.