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Area 11L (South Orange County)


Area 11L Coach & Referee Training


January 29-30, 2022


Location: Crown Valley Community Center, 29751 Crown Valley Pkwy, Laguna Niguel

Coaching Requirements

ALL AYSO coaches and assistant coaches must complete the following:
  • Be a registered and an approved volunteer for the current program/season (including background check clearance).
  • Must have completed the AYSO Safe Haven course.
  • Successfully completed the AYSO/CDC Concussion Awareness course.
  • Completed the AYSO Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Awareness course.
  • Be properly trained per the AYSO National Coaching Program Guidelines for the age/skill level of the team they wish to coach.
Below are the required coaching certifications for each age level:

Division Required Certification
6U 6U Coach
8U 8U Coach
10U 10U Coach
12U 12U Coach
14U Intermediate Coach
16U/19U Advanced Coach

** Some certifications may be completed online **

Referee Requirements

ALL AYSO referees and assistant referees must meet the following requirements:
  • Must be a registered and approved volunteer for the current program/season (including background check clearance).
  • Completed the AYSO Safe Haven course.
  • Successfully completed the Concussion Awareness course.
  • Completed the AYSO Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Awareness course.
  • Be trained per the AYSO National Referee Program Guidelines for the age/skill level of the match they wish to referee.
  • Minimum age requirements:
    • Regional = 12 years old
    • Intermediate = 14 years old
    • Advanced = 16 years old
    • National = 18 years old.
Below are the general required referee certifications for each age level:

Division Required Certification
10U Regional
12U Regional or Intermediate
14U Intermediate or Advanced
16U/19U Advanced or National

** Some certifications may be completed online **

Area 11L
Coach & Referee Training
January 29-30, 2022


Crown Valley Community Center
29751 Crown Valley Pkwy
Laguna Niguel

Training Schedule

SATURDAY (1/29) @ Crown Valley Community Center
  • Referee Training
    • Basic/Regional Referee
    • Intermediate Referee (part 1 of 2)
    • Advanced Referee (part 1 of 2)
  • Coach Training
    • 12U Coach
    • Advanced Coach
SUNDAY (1/30) @ Crown Valley Community Center
  • Referee Training
    • Basic/Regional Referee
    • Intermediate Referee (part 2 of 2)
    • Advanced Referee (part 2 of 2)
  • Coach Training
    • 10U Coach
    • Intermediate Coach
** All course prerequisites must be completed prior to training registration. **

Safe Haven Training
Safe Haven Certification is required for all coaches, assistant coaches, referees, and board members. If you have not completed the online Safe Haven course within the last three years, you are required to update your Safe Haven Certification. Please visit AYSO's eTrainU website via your volunteer registration page.

Concussion Awareness Training
All coaches, referees, and board members are required to complete the online AYSO/CDC Concussion Awareness Course. Please visit AYSO's eTrainU website via your volunteer registration page.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Awareness Training
Coaches, referees, and board members are required to complete the online AYSO/Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Awareness Course. Please visit AYSO's eTrainU website via your volunteer registration page.

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24310 Moulton Parkway, Suite #O-214
Laguna Hills, California 92653

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Phone : 949-445-0115
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