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

AYSO Region 1610 - Atascadero, CA.


Do you have little or no experience with soccer? No problem, we can help! AYSO will teach you based on the age level you are coaching. Unique age-appropriate coach training is one of AYSO's specialties. If you plan to be at your child's soccer practices and games, you'll also have time to be your child's coach.

How to become a Coach?

To become an AYSO coach, you must be certified in the age range you are coaching. Certification takes several easy steps. (complete details here)

  • First - Fill out a volunteer form online. 
  • Second - Sign up for the coaching position that you would like to volunteer for.
  • Third - complete the sterling background check. 
  • Forth - Take a short Safe Haven™ course on AYSOU
  • Fifth - Take the CDC Concussion course  on AYSOU
  • Last - Take an age-appropriate training online on AYSOU and attend a field training session to put your new skills to the test!
Coaches are essential to the game. They teach children soccer skills and help develop a healthy, positive attitude, teamwork and good sportsmanship. Coaching is a rewarding experience because you have the opportunity to build a child's self-esteem, help them learn new skills and just have a lot of fun.


Course Name



6U Course

Online or Live


8U Course

Online or Live


10U Course &
Field Session

Online or Live and
10U field session


12U Course

Online Pre-Course and
12U Coach Course



12U Course, Online Pre-Course, Intermediate Course

16U & above


Intermediate Course, Online Pre-Course, Advanced Course

Contact your Region's Coach Administrator if you are ready to become a coach. Click here for a complete coach job description.


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Region 1610 - Atascadero

PO Box 1413 
Atascadero, California 93423

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