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Area 11L (South Orange County)


Area 11L Coach & Referee Training


July 13-14, 2019


Location: Marco Forster Middle School, 25601 Camino del Avion, San Juan Capistrano

Coach Training

Coaching children is a very rewarding experience and coaching your own child's team can be one of the most rewarding experiences of all! Coaches are pivotal to having children get the AYSO experience. If Regions don't have enough coaches, registration is scaled back and kids who want to play in AYSO are turned away.

Do you have little or no experience with soccer? No problem! We will teach you, based on the age level you are coaching. Unique age-appropriate coach training is one of AYSO's specialties. If you plan to be at your child's soccer practices and games, you'll also have time to be your child's coach.

Coaches are essential to the game. They teach children soccer skills and help develop a healthy, positive attitude, teamwork and good sportsmanship. Coaching is a rewarding experience because you have the opportunity to build a child's self-esteem, help them learn new skills and just have a lot of fun.

Area 11-L Coach Training July 2019

  • Advanced Coach Course
  •       Friday, July 12th Class:  Sea Country Senior and Community Center, 24602 Aliso Creek Rd, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677 
  •       Saturday, July 13th Class:  Marco Forster Middle School, 25601 Camino del Avion, San Juan Capistrano CA 92675
  • Intermediate Coach Course (Saturday, July 13th) 
  • 12U Coach Course (Saturday, July 13th)
  • 10U Coach Course (Saturday, July 13th)

All classes run concurrently, only one class may be taken at a time.
No walk-ins accepted; you must register in advance.


Coaching Requirements

ALL AYSO coaches and assistant coaches must complete the following:
  • Be a registered volunteer for the current program/season.
  • Have completed the AYSO Safe Haven course.
  • Successfully completed the Concussion Awareness course.
  • Be 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 Training

Become an AYSO Referee
The referee’s job is to be the official in charge of the game. A referee’s authority extends to everyone at the field, including players, substitutes, team officials, spectators, and even assistant referees. AYSO Referees keep the game safe, fair and fun for everyone: the players, the coaches, the spectators, and themselves!

This is an opportunity to further develop your referee skills in classes taught by some of Southern California's top instructors. The Intermediate and Advanced courses are especially timely, given several important Law changes this year.

For detailed course and location information, simply click on the course heading below. The Regional Referee course is one day (either Saturday or Sunday). The Basic Referee Companion Course is Sunday afternoon, and is only available to students who have completed the Online Basic Referee Course in AYSOU. Intermediate and Advanced Referee courses are two days (Saturday and Sunday).

Course Information

Please sign up for any of the Referee Courses using our online registration link.

Area 11L
Coach & Referee Training
July 13-14, 2019


Marco Forster Middle School
25601 Camino Del Avion
San Juan Capistrano, CA

Training Schedule

SATURDAY (7/13)
  • Referee Training
    • Basic/Regional Referee
    • Intermediate Referee (part 1 of 2)
    • Advanced Referee (part 1 of 2)
  • Coach Training
    • 10U Coach Certification
    • 12U Coach Certification
    • Intermediate Coach Certification
    • Advanced Coach Certification
SUNDAY (7/14)
  • Referee Training
    • Basic/Regional Referee
    • Basic Referee Companion Course
    • Intermediate Referee (part 2 of 2)
    • Advanced Referee (part 2 of 2)

Safe Haven / Concussion Awareness

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.

You need to be a currently registered volunteer in Blue Sombrero to access AYSOU.

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