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Every team is started with a Head Coach and one assistant (along with their children). Generally, coach “pairing” requests are honored but are not guaranteed. Safety and appropriate conduct is our first concern. To assure that the best possible role models for our children are presented, AYSO requires that all coaches (Head & Assistant) complete 2 training courses. They are:



This is a child and volunteer safety and protection classroom course. It is not sport specific but covers the AYSO Philosophy, Rules and Regulations along with behavior, emergency procedures and much more.



This is the sport specific training which combines classroom and field work to help develop and teach the skills needed to coach children. There are 6 levels, U06, U08, U10, U12, Intermediate & Advanced. Regardless of any past soccer experience, one must be taken first. The additional levels may then be taken after one year’s interval for each.  

In addition to the above, coaches are required to attend pre-season meetings.

All coaching staff is subject to a criminal background check and therefore must register in person providing a government issued picture ID.

All coaches are volunteers and although the above requirements are mandatory, satisfaction and competition of them does NOT assure placement. Character, history, adherence to the AYSO Philosophy and Rules and Regulations all play a role in the selection process.

To volunteer or for additional information, please call 604-1560 or email us at RCA@DeerfieldAYSO.org

For this season's coaching specifics please click here:             Coaches Corner.