Register for a Coach Course


Register with WSSL and Complete a Background Check

All coaches and assistant coaches 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 inLeague account profile.

If you are having trouble with your volunteer registration, please contact our Child and Volunteer Protection Advocate at

Register for an in-person Coach Certification Course

All coaches MUST register online at AYSOU 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:

  1. Register for all in-person and online courses by logging in to eTrainU, our training website. From any inLeague page, look for the eTrainU Graduation Cap Icon on the top-right. Click on that icon, and then click on the Login to eTrainU button on the next page. (There are no separate credentials; you log in to inLeague first and then go to AYSOU from there.)

  2. Click on Training Events on the left sidebar. Use the Event Calendar to navigate to the date of the course. Click on the link for that date. 

  3. Scroll to the course you wish and click Enroll. Read the details of the course, indicating when and where its sessions will occur.

Online compliance courses required of all volunteers.

These are found in the Training Library on eTrainU.

  1. AYSO’s Safe Haven – outlines the important elements around protecting our children and volunteers.
  2. CDC HEADS UP Concussion Training – understanding the signs and required actions for concussions.
  3. Sudden Cardiac Arrest Training – understanding the signs and required actions for sudden cardiac arrest. For coach and referee volunteers.
  4. If you haven't taken the online Safe Haven or Concussion Awareness since 2011, login to eTrainU and complete these online. You can find them by clicking on the “Training Library” link and browsing the courses in the Safe Haven category.

Taking online compliance and coach courses in eTrainU

The Safe Haven, CDC concussion, and Sudden Cardiac Arrest courses are offered only online.

The 6U, 8U and 10U courses are also offered online. As there are specific WSSL nuances, we ask 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, Intermediate, and Advanced coach classes are only offered in-person. 

To take a coach certification course online:

  1. Volunteer as a coach by logging into your WSSL InLeague account and checking the box for Coach or Assistant Coach on your parent profile (if you have not done this already at registration).
  2. On the WSSL InLeague website click on the Graduation Cap icon at the top right of the screen to go to Click the Login to eTrainU button to log in.
  3. Click on Training Library in the left sidebar.
  4. Click on VIEW COURSES under the appropriate category, i.e., "Safe Haven" for compliance courses, or "Coaching" for the online coach courses.

For the Safe Haven and Coach Certification courses, all modules for each course must be taken for the course to be considered complete.