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Area 11L (South Orange County)


Due to the current global

COVID-19 pandemic,

the July 2020

Area 11L in-person

Coach/Referee training camp

has been canceled.


All AYSO Volunteers are encouraged to complete their training on-line via the AYSOU website. (www.aysou.org)

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.

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 AYSOU (click here) to complete the online course.

Concussion Awareness Training
All coaches, referees, and board members are required to complete the online AYSO/CDC Concussion Awareness Course. Please visit AYSOU (click here) to complete the free online course.

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 AYSOU (click here) to complete the free online course.

Volunteers must be registered and listed as a current volunteer in Sports Connect/Blue Sombrero, in order to gain access to AYSOU.

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AYSO Area 11L

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

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 949-445-0115
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