Register with WSSL and Complete a Background Check
All referees and assistant referees must be registered with AYSO national. This is done by updating your adult profile on your WSSL in-league account. After logging in, click on Player and Volunteer Registration from the top menus. That will take you to your family profile page. Update the adult profile for the volunteer and check the volunteer box for Coach or Assistant Coach.
Backgrounds are checked by Sterling Volunteers, a vendor hired by AYSO national, to ensure the safety of our children. Your information will not be shared with any third party. To initiate a background check, press the green button that appears next to your name in your wssl in league account profile.
If you are having trouble with your volunteer registration, please contact our Child and Volunteer Protection Advocate at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register for an in-person Coach Course
All coaches MUST register online at aysou.org to receive credit for the course. If you don't register, there is no way to credit your certifications. To register for a coaching class:
Online Safe Haven, CDC Concussion, and Coach Courses
The safe haven and CDC concussion courses are offered only online.
The 6U, 8U and 10U courses are also offered online. As there are specific WSSL nuances, we recommend all coaches take the in-person course. However, if you are not able to attend in-person, you may take the course online and take the in-person field session the following season. The 12U and Intermediate coach classes are only offered in-person.
To take a course online:
For Safe Haven and Coach courses, all modules for each course must be taken for the course to be considered complete.