- Duties of the Coach/Assistant Coach
(a) Complete Safe Haven Training for Coaches (either at an AYSO sanctionedwww.aysotraining.org, if so offered).
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(b) Complete Coach Training program for the appropriate age division at an AYSO
sanctioned training clinic.
(c) Meet with parents of the team members at the beginning of the season to pass
out and discuss the following:
(1) AYSO and Region 190 philosophy and rules, attitudes, expectations.
(2) Where and when practices are held.
(3) Where and when games are played and duration of the games.
(4) Duties of team volunteers and filling of all positions.
(5) Mandatory and optional equipment.
(6) Reporting times for games (1/2 hour early is usual).
(7) Coach and assistant coach’s telephone numbers for use to inform coach
when player cannot come to a game or practice.
(8) Parents must care for the uniform and return the uniform after the first
session. Players may keep uniforms at the conclusion of season.
(9) Stress that coaching is done by the coaches, not parents.
(10) Discuss the Regional Guidelines.
(11) Discuss appropriate parking at all facilities
(d) Pass out team roster with phone numbers to accommodate car-pooling, etc.
(e) Be prepared to play at scheduled time and place for games. Have line-up cards
properly filled out. Have net(s) and corner flags in place ten minutes before game
(f) Have the proper registration forms for each player in their possession at the field
prior to the officially scheduled game start time. Failure to comply with this
requirement is an automatic forfeit for the team(s) not in compliance. No game
shall be allowed to begin if either of the coaches cannot comply with this
requirement (no exceptions).
(g) Notify referee if any known player medical conditions exist.
(h) Make sure each player plays the required number of quarters.
(i) Make substitutions at the quarter and half time.
(j) The winning team coach is responsible for reporting the score of the game
on the “Submit a Score” page of our website at www.ayso190.org no later than 24
hours after completion of the game. In the event of a tie, the home team must
report the score.
(k) Bring first aid kit to games and practices.
(l) Collect the uniforms at the end of the first half of the season and pass out at the
start of the second half of the season.
(m) Keep parents informed of regional information.
(n) Keep regional equipment in proper condition.
(o) Attend all required coaches meetings.
(p) Receive required certification as a regional referee (coaches and assistant
coaches are strongly recommended to referee neutral games other than their
own during the season to help each other out and to gain perspective on the role
of the referee)
(q) Compliance with all requirements above is required to continue the privilege of
being a coach or an assistant coach.
(r) The coach is responsible for the behavior of all players and parents and
spectators associated with their team at all AYSO sanctioned events. The
coach is responsible for communicating proper expectations to these individuals,
as well as taking action (up to and including reminding, warning, and ejecting)
those individuals who do not adhere to the AYSO philosophies.
It is highly recommended that each coach hold a parents meeting at the beginning of each season to introduce themselves to the parents, discuss the above information, and to communicate their own philosophy and expectations. A sample document that could be used to assist in the communication to your parents can be downloaded below: