Information For Coaches

Being an AYSO coach is a GREAT experience. Prior soccer playing or coaching experience is not required.  What is required?

For starters: some time commitment, a desire to make AYSO a fun soccer experience for your children and their teammates, and a commitment to AYSO’s 6 Philosophies.

Learn more below about becoming an AYSO Coach if you’re new to our program, resources below for our existing coaches, and links at the bottom of this page for Division Guidelines and Game Schedules.  Thanks for all that you do, Coach!


Opening Day Checklist

Soccer balls inflated

Let’s make sure the soccer balls you bring to the field are the correct size and inflated.

Player Line-Up Cards

Print off line-up cards so that you ensure that Everyone Plays(R):

Division Guidelines

Please be sure to review the Division Guidelines for your team’s division.

U5-U6 Practice Sessions and Games

Come to the field with a plan for your 30-minute FUN practice session! 

Below are sample session plans:

Sample Practice Sessions and Games For All Ages

Toward the back of these AYSO Coaching Manuals you’ll find age-appropriate sample session plans and games to use in your practice sessions:


U5/U6 Field Maps

Here are field maps to help you find your field on Saturday:

Becoming an ayso coach


There are required steps parents must take to be assigned as a Head Coach or Assistant Coach for their child’s AYSO team.

Practice Sessions and Coaching Manuals

There are many sources of finding good games and activities for your players. Here are age-appropriate AYSO Coaching Manuals which include: content about being an AYSO Coach, content about coaching age-appropriate skills and tactics, and sample practice sessions in the back:


U5/U6 Coaching Manual

Safety and Injury Reporting

MORE INformation


Practice Scheduling

Player Ratings

Sample Sessions
(Coming Soon)

Division Guidelines



Get in touch with us if you have any questions. A volunteer will get back to you as soon as possible.