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Volunteer Requirments

Welcome volunteers!!!!  The first step to becoming a volunteer is to REGISTER for the roll you are volunteering in this season. Go to your AYSO account and register as a volunteer NOW! Then complete the following steps:

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. Please check your spam folder if you do not see it.

This is a 1-Time fingerprinting that you need to complete WITH AYSO. If you have fingerprinted for other volunteer roles (e.g., Lucia Mar, etc.), you need to complete this requirement for youth sports.  NOTE: This is an AYSO specific fingerprint requirement (LINK)
*GO TO: (The cost is $25)

3. SAFESPORT (CA Mandate)-Note: Youth Volunteers (anyone under the age of majority in your state) are not required to take this training.
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. When you are due to do the 30 minute update, you will be sent an email from SafeSport. Volunteers can log into their account and take the update at any time. IF you have taken SafeSport for another youth sports league, please email your certificate to your division coordinator.
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.

-New volunteer: you must take this course.
Returning AYSO volunteer: If you have completed this course in the past, (after 2011) you do not need to renew it. If your certification was done before 2011, please renew.
(Click VIEW COURSES > Enroll for the AYSO's Safe Haven - Online)

ALL VOLUNTEERS: Must complete and renew every year!
(Click VIEW COURSES > Enroll for the CDC Concussion Awareness - Online)

-New volunteer: you must take this course.
Returning AYSO volunteer: If you have completed this course in the past, you do not need to renew it.
(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. 
(Click on TRAINING LIBRARY > Look for the “coaching picture” > Click VIEW COURSES > Enroll for the ONLINE Course for the division you are coaching)

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).

-YOU MUST COMPLETE THE ONLINE Regional Referee course on AYSOU AND pass the exam at the end of the course BEFORE YOU ATTEND THE IN-PERSON CLASS.  
Print out or screenshot the certificate of completion, and bring it to class.  (Not needed if you have taken this course before; ie returning 10U regional referees)
New 8U and 10U Referees need to attend ONE in-class training session.
Returning regional/intermediate/advanced referees must attend the regional returning referee session.

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AYSO Region 83 - Five Cities

P.O. Box 1166 
Arroyo Grande, California 93421

Email Us: [email protected]

Phone: 805-000-0000