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Welcome to Madison, AL AYSO Region 498

How to Become a Coach

How to Become a Coach

Those volunteering to become a coach or assistant coach, must complete the following as well as age appropriate coach training mentioned below:

  • AYSO Volunteer Registration - This is completed once every AYSO soccer membership year which starts July 1 and ends June 30

  -- CLICK HERE to create a profile account and register if you are new to Region 498
-- CLICK HERE to login and register if you are a returning volunteer with Region 498

  • AYSO Safe Haven - Online course at AYSOU and only needs to be taken once
  • CDC Concussion Awareness - Online course at AYSOU and must be taken every 12 months
  • Age Appropriate Training - Depending in which division you will be coaching, will determine what age appropriate training course you will need to take

Additional coaching resources can be found by clicking Coach Resources under the COACHES tab.

What do I need to become an AYSO Coach/Assistant?

What do I need to become an AYSO Coach/Assistant?

Public Law 115–126
To prevent the sexual abuse of minors and amateur athletes by requiring the prompt reporting of sexual abuse to law enforcement authorities, and for other purposes.  
This Alabama only law requires coaches of youth athletes of age 14 and under take annual training covering specific health and safety subjects. Region 498 has determined that the courses below fulfill the Coach Safely requirements, and coaches
are to take all courses annually.

1.   AYSO Registration

All volunteers/coaches/assistant coaches/referees must complete online registration as a volunteer for each season. When registering, you must choose the division (i.e. - 5U, 6U, 7U, etc.) you want to coach. For volunteer registration instructions, CLICK HERE.

2.   Safe Haven

All AYSO volunteers are required to complete Safe Haven online training at AYSOU. You will only need to complete this training one time. 

3.   CDC Concussion Training

According to the State of Alabama, coaches/assistant coaches must complete the online CDC Concussion Awareness training in AYSOU. This online training must be completed every 12 months.

4.   U.S. Center for SafeSport Training

All volunteers/coaches/assistant coaches/referees and admistrators must be complete the U.S. Center for SafeSport training.  You can access the link via your volunteer tab at or via the SafeSport link in AYSOU.

5.   Age Appropriate Training

All coaches/assistant coaches must be certified in the age appropriate division for which they volunteered. Coaches/Assistant Coaches can sign up for age appropriate courses in AYSOU for your own region or any other region in the local area. 

NOTE: The coach training program has two elements -- 1) Theory; and 2) On-Field. You must complete both elements to be certified for the age appropriate training you signed up for. The theory element may be delivered online and/or in-person classroom.

6.   Sudden Cardiac Arrest Training

This course is online and is required under the AL COACH SAFELY provisions.

Please complete the Safe Haven and CDC Concussion Awareness online training before attending in-person courses. When attending in-person courses, please wear proper soccer attire (shin guards, cleats), sun protection (sun block, hat, sunglasses), and stay hydrated (water, Gatorade),.

Online Coach Training Courses

Online Coach Courses (6U, 8U, 10U, 12U, Intermediate, Advanced)

Online training is available on AYSO University at AYSOU.
Training is provided FREE for all volunteers.

To complete online courses, log into AYSOU using your username.
Open online courses and begin taking the course!

NOTE: You must register for the In-Person Training Courses separately from the online training courses. CLICK HERE

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AYSO Madison Alabama Region 498

101 Danvers Dr 
Madison, Alabama 35758

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 256-684-2959
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