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Coach Corner

Coaching children is a very rewarding experience. And coaching your own child's team can be one of the most rewarding experiences of all! Coaches are pivotal to having children get the AYSO experience. If Regions don't have enough coaches, registration is scaled back and kids who want to play in AYSO are turned away.

Do you have little or no experience with soccer? No problem! 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.

To become an AYSO coach, you must be certified in the age level you are coaching. Certification takes three easy steps. First, fill out a volunteer form. Then either attend a short Safe Haven™ course in person or online. Lastly, you must attend a brief age-specific coaching course. It's only a few hours. We also have brand new Coaching Manuals that help you with training plans and activities for the age you are coaching. 

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.

Contact your Region's Coach Administrator or Regional Commissioner if you are ready to become a coach.


Spring - 6U/7U Know The Game Presentation And Meeting 2.26.224

6u - 7u know the game.pdf - Presentation.


Fall 2023 Coach's Meeting 8.10.2023
fall 2023 coach meeting.pdf

Costa Mesa Kicks And Goals Weekly Newsletter
costa mesa kick and goals - edition 1.pdf

Core Program Format and Playoff Requirements

AgeStageCompetition LevelPlayersMax RosterDurationField Size (yds)Goal Size (ft)GKsStandingsPlayoffs
Adv.Section11 v 1118 (22)Two 45 min halves70 x 1208 x 24YesYesArea, Section
Adv.Area11 v 1118 (22)Two 40 min halves70 x 1208 x 24YesYesAYSO 120 Invitational (12 Referee Points Required), Area, Section
Int.Regional11 v 11(14)Two 35 min halves66 x 1128 x 24YesYesAYSO 120 Invitational (12 Referee Points Required), Area, Section, State
BasicRegional9 v 911Two 30 min halves54 x 927 x 21YesYesAYSO 120 Invitational (12 Referee Points Required), Area, Section, State
BasicRegional7 v 79Two 25 min halves44 x 806 x 18YesYesAYSO 120 Invitational (12 Referee Points Required), Area, Section, State
8UInitialClinic4 v 45Four 10 min quarters30 x 484 x 6NoNoNone
7UInitialClinic4 v 45Four 10 min quarters26 x 444 x 6NoNoNone
6UInitialClinic4 v 45Four 8 min quarters24 x 404 x 6NoNoNone

Stages as defined by US Soccer's Age Group Organization.
Field Size is a guide and not exact, the actual field you play on may vary in size.
Under Max Roster Size, 'split field' means that the teams will split their team in two and play on two side-by-side fields.
AYSO 120 Invitational is ONLY for teams that reach the required minimum of team referee points prior to the last game of the regular league season. NO EXCEPTIONS will be granted for teams without the required points!

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AYSO R120 Costa Mesa

AYSO 120, PO Box 12065
Costa Mesa, California 92627

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