Website Manager

American Youth Soccer Organization Providing world class youth soccer programs that enrich children's lives.

Welcome to AYSO 5 Cities Region 83


AYSO- Region 83, 5 Cities

1. What is AYSO? “American Youth Soccer Organization” a group of VOLUNTEERS who join together for the enjoyment, well being and growth of children through sporting events.

 2. VOLUNTEERS: Everyone from the coaches, referees, board members, team parents, assistant and region commissioner freely give of their time – please support these people in addition to the support you provide your child(ren).

 3. TEAM PRACTICES :A-Please bring your child to practices on time and let the coach know if your child is not going to attend. B-Arrange to have your child(ren) picked up immediately after each practice or game. COACHES ARE NOT BABYSITTERS!!!  Their time is valuable!! C-Proper clothing-please note: SHIN GUARDS ARE MANDATORY any time your child participates in soccer. D-Bring a full water bottle to each practice  E-Bring a soccer ball-one will be given to your child by AYSO

 4. DURING GAME TIME Lead by example.  Control your emotions. Show respect toward the coaches and referees, even if you disagree with their decisions (If you have a problem with a referee’s call, discuss it with your team coach or fill out a “I have a problem report” form).  No one is perfect.  Don’t forget that everyone is trying to create an enjoyable environment for the children.  Yelling and screaming at the referees will only get everyone upset, including the children and could also lead to you or your team being removed from the game from your actions.

 5. FIELD SET-UP AND TAKE DOWN Every team gets at least one opportunity to set-up the field for the first game of the day or take down a field after the last game of the day.  Your coach will let you know when help is needed so please arrive early - your coach should be busy getting the players ready for the game.

 6. SPORTSMANSHIP • Teach and require that your child play fairly, and by the rules. • Do not make negative comments to any child, mistakes happen • Praise the efforts of all players.  Cheer on the whole team not just certain players, it does take the entire team to play the game.

 7. EVERYONE PLAYS All children in Region 83 have the right to play ¾ of every game, if this is not happening please contact one of the following: Division Coordinator, Coach Administrator or Regional Commissioner. 

 8. WHAT’S THE PURPOSE OF AYSO? Everyone has a good time!!!  Everyone can have a “Winning Season” regardless of the score by relaxing and enjoying the game……Let the children play to have fun, not just to win. 


As a parent, you play a special role in contributing to the needs and development of youngsters. 

Through your encouragement and good example, you can help all the boys and girls learn good sportsmanship and self-discipline. In AYSO, young people learn to work together, to sacrifice for the good of the team, to enjoy winning and deal appropriately with defeat - all while becoming physically fit and healthy. Best of all, they have fun.

Support Your Child  Supporting your child by giving encouragement and showing interest in their team is very important. 

Help your child work toward skill improvement and good sportsmanship in every game. Teach your child that hard work and an honest effort are often more important than victory - that way your child will always be a winner despite the outcome of the game!

Always Be Positive Parents serve as role models for their children. Be aware of this fact and work to be a positive role model. Applaud good plays by your child's team as well as good plays by the opposing team. 

Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from youth sports. 

Remember: Your Child Wants To Have Fun  Remember that your child is the one playing soccer, not you. It's very important to let children establish their own goals - to play the game for themselves. Take care not to impose your own standards and goals on them. 

Don't put too heavy a burden on your child to win games. Surveys reveal that 72% of children would rather play for a losing team than ride the bench for a winning team. 

Children play for the fun of playing. 

Reinforce Positive Behavior Positive reinforcement is the best way to help your child achieve their goals and overcome their natural fear of failure. Nobody likes to make mistakes. If your child does make one, remember its all part of learning, so encourage your child's efforts and point out the good things your child accomplished. 

Don't Be a Sideline Coach or Referee AYSO coaches and referees are usually parents just like you. They volunteer their time to help make your child's soccer experience a positive one. They need your support, too. 

That means refrain from coaching or refereeing from the sidelines. In a volunteer organization like AYSO there's always an opportunity to take your interest in coaching or refereeing to the next level and become one yourself!




All steps below must be completed by Head Coaches AND Assistant Coaches.


When you registered your child/children, you may have already filled out the “volunteer form”, for the position you are volunteering for. This portion also has you complete a background check through STERLING volunteers. Please make sure to submit and follow the directions regarding the background check and complete ALL of the steps. (Check your email for an email from Sterling Volunteers).


This is a 1-Time fingerprinting that you need to complete. If you have fingerprinted for other volunteer roles (e.g., Lucia Mar, etc.), you need to complete this requirement for youth sports. NOTE: AYSO is requiring it's own background, so they do not go from sport to sport (LINK)

*GO TO: (The cost is $25)


All volunteers will need to take the full training course in the first year of volunteer work in a youth sport, which is 90 minutes, and repeat it every three years, followed by annual updates in the in-between years, which are 30 minutes. You will be able to access the SafeSport training by following these instructions:

  1. Login to your Sports Connect account where you registered as a volunteer.

  2. Click on the volunteer tab on the left-hand side of the screen

  3. Click on SafeSport box

  4. Click on Renew and Update

  5. A screen will pop up where you will click on the “click HERE” link or copy and paste the URL into your browser to begin training.

Note: Youth Volunteers (anyone under the age of majority in your state) are not required to take this training.


Must complete every 2 years.

(Click VIEW COURSES > Enroll for the AYSO's Safe Haven - Online)


Must complete every year.

(Click VIEW COURSES > Enroll for the CDC Concussion Awareness - Online)


Must complete every year.

(Click VIEW COURSES > Enroll for the Sudden Cardiac Arrest - Online)


You must be 18 or OVER to be a Head Coach.

–IF you have already coached the division you are volunteering for THIS year before, you do not need to take a new training course (for example: if you are a certified 12U coach from last season, and you are coaching 12U again THIS season, you do not need to retake the course).


–IF you are coaching a NEW division this season please sign up to take the online coaching course for the division you are coaching.

  1. (Click on TRAINING LIBRARY > Look for the “coaching picture” > Click VIEW COURSES > Enroll for the ONLINE Course for the division you are coaching)

  2. Please note there is a corresponding in-person field session that is required for volunteers who are coaching divisions 10U and up. (In-person session dates will be announced as soon as they are posted).


Early Registration/Sign-Ups will begin May 1, 2022 ($135/Player)
Regular Registration/Sign-Ups will start June 1, 2022 ($185/Player)

*Games will start August 27, 2022...

Interested in Coaching? Please complete the 2022 Coach Interest Survey

National Partners

Our sponsors

Contact Us

AYSO Region 83 - Five Cities

P.O. Box 1166 
Arroyo Grande, California 93421

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 805-000-0000
Copyright © 2023 Region 83  |  Privacy Statement |  Terms Of Use |  License Agreement |  Children's Privacy Policy  Login