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

, Bakersfield Southwest, 9001 Ashe Rd.



Get your helpers today! Talk to your team parents to find these volunteers.
Contact your parents early before the season starts.
Discuss your training days and which tasks for the benefit of the team require help.
Tell them about Post Season games and play >> Request OORP early,.. early!




Parent's Guide to AYSO

A Parent's Guide to AYSO

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Concussion Certification

AYSO Line Up Card


Coaching Information

Coach Administrator: Pat Coplan
Email Contact:  [email protected]
View Only Access for Coaches & Parents            

Home team will sit on the North or West side of the field depending on the pitch orientation.


A coach can be the most influential person in a child’s life. In AYSO, Positive Coaching (one of AYSO Six Tenets) is a fundamental philosophy because of the crucial role that a coach has. Coaching in AYSO is a chance to spend quality time with your own child and you’ll also serve as an important role model for all the children on your team. In fact, the joy of coaching is so meaningful that many AYSO coaches continue coaching long after their own children have moved on from AYSO. Soccer knowledge is a plus, but AYSO provides age appropriate training and materials so that even a soccer novice can coach effectively by starting in the younger age divisions. Being a coach involves skills you probably already have in addition to specific soccer knowledge. If you are uncertain, try being an assistant coach. The Regional Coach Administrator or Division Coordinator will be happy to match you up with a coach that has more experience.
All coaches must be AYSO registered volunteers, take Safety courses like Safe Haven and Safe Sport, etc., and be age appropriately certified. To register as a volunteer you must complete the online volunteer application on R73 website.
Once you are registered you take training courses on eTrainu website (use the AYSOU button on your volunteer page).

The difference you can make in the life of a child is immeasurable and incredibly rewarding. Sign up to coach today.

Coach Certification

DivisionRecreational PlayEXTRA Play Teams
5U/6USafe Haven (Online) CDC Concussion,
6U Coach
8USafe Haven (Online) CDC Concussion,
8U Coach
10USafe Haven (Online) CDC Concussion, 10U Coach
Safe Haven (Online) CDC Concussion, Safe Sports, SCA, 10U Coach, 12U Coach and Regional Referee
12USafe Haven (Online) CDC Concussion, 12U CoachSafe Haven (Online) CDC Concussion , Safe Sports, SCA,12U Coach, Intermediate Coach and Regional /Intermediate Referee
14USafe Haven (Online) CDC Concussion Intermediate Coach
Safe Haven (Online) CDC Concussion , Safe Sports, SCA, Advanced Coach and Regional /Advanced Referee
16U-19USafe Haven (Online) CDC Concussion Advanced CoachSafe Haven (Online) CDC Concussion , Safe Sports, SCA, Advanced Coach and Regional /National Referee

*Certification requirements apply to both Head Coach and Assistant Coach.

Note: each team must have at least one team sponsor and have at least two adult referee per team. Ref two games each Saturday in order to qualify for the invitational games (playoffs).

Safe Haven+Safety Courses 
6U Coach1hr online + 2hr field session
8U Coach1 hr online + 2hr Field session
10U Coach2hr Online+3 hr Field session
12U Coach1 hr online, 2hr class room, 4 hr Field Session
Intermediate Coach2 hr online, 8 hrs Classroom /Field Sessions
Advanced Coach2 hr online pre-work, 6-8 hrs clinic, 2 hrs post class work

Thank You For Supporting Region 73,Our Volunteers make this region the best!

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Contact Us

AYSO Region 73

P O Box 10327 
Bakersfield, California 93389

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 661-556-2931
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