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VOLUNTEER - COACHES FAQS


If I want to be a volunteer coach, do I need to have soccer experience?
While soccer knowledge and/or experience is always helpful, AYSO does not require that. We provide the information and training needed that is age appropriate, for volunteers to be successful in their roles.

How much training do I need to take?
All coaches must take three online courses which total about 2 hours: 1) AYSO Safe Haven, which covers all aspects of child safety, 2) CDC Concussion, which includes what coaches need to know about concussions and player safety, and 3) an age-specific coaching course. In addition, all coaches above the 8U level must take an in-person class lasting 2 or 5 hours, depending upon the age level.

Are coaches provided all of the equipment they need?
Yes. Coaches receive ball bags with soccer balls appropriate to the age group being coached, cones and pinnies, cold packs for bruises, and goalkeeper gear for teams of children 9U and older.

Do coaches have any additional soccer resources?
Yes. The Trumbull AYSO website also provides approximately 25 videos of good practice and skill development activities for coaches of all ages of players. In addition, tips for coaching games are also provided.

Are there coaches’ meetings prior to each season?
Yes. The Regional Commissioner, Coaching Director, and Division Managers hold meetings for the coaches by age groupings one to two weeks before each season begins. 

How are volunteer coaches insured?
AYSO provides liability insurance up to $1 million per incident for all coaches who have met the training requirements.




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