Certifications for Coaches are Now Mandated by AYSO National
Coaches, please note that AYSO National has mandated that you be certified for the age level at which you are coaching. San Marcos AYSO offers many coaches clinics throughout the season to get your certificates. A list of dates, times and locations of the coach training is listed below. Most clinics are now being held during AYSO's Super Camps. The first Super Camp of the season is being held July 25th - 27th. You can get any certification from U6 to Advanced Coaching Badges at the Super Camps.
Area R Intermediate Coaches Clinic - September 7th and 14th
Mira Mesa AYSO will be hosting an Intermediate Coaches Clinic on Sunday September 7th and Sunday September 14th. You MUST attend both days and pass the Intermediate Certification Exam to pass the course. If you are a coach in San Marcos AYSO and have your U6 through U12 Coach Certifications, you are eligible for sponsorship of the $50 clinic fee. Please contact our Coach Administrator or Coach Director for details.
The course will be held at the Mira Mesa Recreation Center on Mira Mesa Blvd, across from the high school.
Note that you must sign up for the clinic through eAYSO or contact Byron Wright before August 29th. The course will be cancelled if there fewer than 10 coaches signed up for the clinic by August 30th.
Coaches Handbook for 2014 Now Available - Pre-Season Coaches Meeting August 5th
and be sure to get a copy of our Coaches Handbook for 2014. We'll have printed copies for you at each Coach Orientation meeting and clinic, and we'll have copies ready for you at the first Coaches Meeting on August 5th. Take a few minutes to look it over. There is important information inside that will help you during the season and may answer some of your questions. If you have a question that isn't answered by the Handbook, please email our Coach Administrator
, Coaching Director
, or Coach Instructor
. We'll be happy to help with anything from field permits to new drills and games to keep your training sessions fresh.
Coach Clinic and Meeting Calendar
Coach Orientation Meetings
It is very important that you attend an orientation meeting each year since this is our chance to give you details about the season, the division that you're coaching in, any changes to game formats or other information you'll need during the season. Even if you're not planning on attending a clinic or a Super Camp, please make time to come to an orientation.
Coach Certificate Curriculum Updates
AYSO National has updated every level curriculum. The new curriculum contains many new drills and much better information that focuses on how to effectively interact with players at all ages. This promises to be a great update to your coaching education so please consider coming out to a clinic during the season.
Note that you MUST attend all three days of the Intermediate Clinic to receive credit for the course. Note that you must attend all three days of the Advanced Clinic to receive credit for the course.
Note that AYSO National has restored many coach training materials to it's online resources. The only way you'll be able to get our certification is to come out to a clinic, but there are many good resources available to you online. Click here for more details.