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

Region 1678 - Rancho Mission Viejo

Become A Coach

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! We 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 us if you are ready to become a coach.

Regional Coaching Staff

Position Contact Email
Regional Coach Administrator (RCA) Gustavo Segura[email protected]
Assistant Regional Coach Administrator

Coach Instructor

Coach Mentor

Coach Recruitment



Division Contact Email
5U Kim Pierson 5u
6UB 6ub
7UB 7ub
8UB 8ub
10UB 10ub
12UB 12ub
14UB 14ub
16UB 16ub
19UB 19ub

Division Coordinators (Girls)

Position Contact Email
5U Kim Pierson 5U
10UG 10UG
12UG 12UG
14UG 14UG
16UG 16UG
19UG 19UG


All AYSO Coaches and Assistant Coaches must complete at a minimum:
  • Be a registered volunteer for the current program/season.
  • Have completed CA Mandated Live Scan.
  • Have completed CA Mandated Safe Sport.
  • Have completed the AYSO Safe Haven course.
  • Successfully completed the Concussion Awareness course.
  • Successfully completed the Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Training
  • Be trained per the AYSO National Coaching Program Guidelines for the age/skill level of the team they wish to coach.
Below are the required coaching certifications for each of the age levels:

Division Minimum Required Certification
6U 6U Coach
7U8U Coach
8U 8U Coach
10U 10U Coach
12U 12U Coach
14U Intermediate Coach
16U/19U Advanced Coach


Some certifications may be completed online.

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AYSO Region 1678 - Rancho Mission Viejo


Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 949-229-3004
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