AYSO Region 84
  Mission Viejo, CA

P.O. Box 6080-178, MV, CA 92690 -  Login
Coaching Administrator - Mike Hernandez

A coach can be the most influential person in a child’s life. In AYSO, Positive Coaching (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 will be happy to match you up with a coach that has a little more experience.

All coaches must be AYSO registered volunteers, safe haven (Online) and age appropriately certified. To register as a volunteer you must complete the online volunteer application at www.eayso.org.  Once you are registerd you can sign up for a training class through the www.eayso.org web site.  Click for additional information regarding coach training.

Academy 84 is an innovative coaching program developed by the Region 84 Coaching Staff designed to support both new and seasoned coaches. Sessions are held periodically throughout the season at World Cup Fields, with each session targeting a particular skill set, such as passing, dribbling and first touch. Sessions are interactive, and run in a format similar to a regular soccer practice. Active participation by coaches is encouraged – this is not a classroom setting, but actual field work with participation in drills. The dates and times of the sessions will be posted on the website. In addition Academy 84 offers mentoring programs to coaches who would like some additional one on one assistance.

For additional details on Academy 84 or Coach Mentoring, contact the Coaching Administrator at coach@ayso84.org


Academy 84 Session

Do NOT bring your players to participate. This is a "coach" clinic, for coaches.

When: Monday, September 15th
Location: World Cup

Divisions: U5-U10 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm Register

    Back to the Fundamentals of technical development.
Divisions: U12-U19 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm Register
    Passing and receiving the ball, playing away from pressure
Divisions: U9-U19 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm Register
    How to train your keeper "Goal Keeping 101"

When: Monday, September 29th
Location: World Cup
Divisions: U9-U19 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm Register

When: Monday, October 13th
Location: World Cup
Divisions: U9-U19 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

When: Monday, October 27th
Location: World Cup
Divisions: U9-U19 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

To view the flyer please CLICK.

CDC Concussion Awareness Certification

To help ensure the health and safety of young athletes, the CDC developed the Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports initiative to offer information about concussions to coaches, parents, and athletes involved in youth sports. The Heads Up initiative provides important information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to a concussion. This certification is REQUIRED of ALL Region 84 COACHES and REFEREES. Concussions are occurring more and more today in young athletes, therefore ALL involved in youth sports should be made aware of the symptoms of a concussion. Region 84 is proud to be taking this campaign seriously for the safety of our children. It's always better to be safe than sorry!

Certification Instructions

AYSO Online Training