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AYSO Region 1079 Red Mountain Serving Mesa and Surrounding Areas

Volunteer Information

AYSO is built on volunteers and without people willing to step up and help out we would not be able to offer our kids a chance to play this great game the AYSO way! There is no way we can do what we do without your help so please step up and volunteer to make Region 1079 one of the best programs in the valley. 

We are always in need of trained coaches, referees, team parents and volunteers for both Board and Non-Board personnel. 

ALL of our current board members need various amounts of assistance during the year and if you want to get involved, please email the Regional Commissioner at [email protected]. The more involved you are, the more fun it is. For more information regarding the volunteer positions, please check out the information on our AYSO National Website AYSO Volunteer Information.

Any questions about your Safe Haven or Concussion Awareness status can be directed to our CVPA at [email protected].

Any questions about your coach certification status can be directed to our Coach Administrator at [email protected].

Any questions about your referee certification status can be directed to our Referee Administrator at [email protected].

To begin the process of becoming a volunteer with AYSO, you MUST complete both the Concussion Training and Safe Haven Training online (details below). 

Below is information regarding the following training. You will log in with the same username and password used on this website:

Concussion Training

CONCUSSION  TRAINING COURSE 

All volunteers will be required to complete the Concussion Training Course if you did not complete it last year.
This is a state law. Please take the course offered by AYSO / CDC. The course takes about 30 minutes to complete and it could make a big difference to a child. We can help athletes stay active and healthy by knowing the facts about concussion and when it is safe for athletes to return to play.
Please make sure you take the class through the link below so the certification can be applied to your AYSO ID number.
Please print off completed certificate as well for your files.
  
Here is the link to the training:




Safe Haven

To ensure the safety of both children and volunteers, each volunteer is required to take a short in-person or online training session called Safe Haven®. It focuses on safety and appropriate behavior with children as well as other on-field issues. Agreeing to a background check is also required for each volunteer. 

Becoming Safe Haven® certified may take a little time, but AYSO families know their children's safety is worth it. 

Safe Haven® is both a child and volunteer protection program. It was the first of its kind in youth sports. 

The child protection aspect is intended to prevent child abuse, promote education and awareness, enforce policies and screen and train volunteers. It includes proactive steps that promote a positive, healthy environment for children. 

Volunteer protection is the result of volunteer training, certification and continuing education. The Volunteer Protection Act of 1997 provides certain legal protections for volunteers who have been trained and certified and act in accordance with a written job description and AYSO's policies and guidelines. 

Here is the link to the training. You will use the same log in and password used for this website.


Coach Training

Coaches Are Always Needed

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're 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, attend a brief age-specific coaching course. It's only a few hours, and generally on a weekend.  

Coaches are essential to the game. They teach children soccer skills and help develop a healthy and 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.

Important to Know

To volunteer as a Coach or an Assistant Coach:

  1. You must be registered as an AYSO volunteer for each and every season
  2. You must have completed Safe Haven training
  3. You must have Concussion training
  4. You must have Coach training for the age level that you wish to coach

Volunteer Application
Every volunteer (coach, referee, board member, team parent, etc.) must submit a Volunteer Application each year. They are delivered to AYSO National Headquarters for an annual background check, which screens for volunteers’ suitability to work with our participants.

Safe Haven Training
All volunteers in must attend the Safe Haven course in person. All volunteers are required to complete this prior to receiving team contact information and prior to holding team practice, so please complete the course at your earliest convenience. Please check our Calendar for the next clinic or click on the AYSOU (tab above) to find classes offered at other regions nearby.

Concussion Awareness Class (online)
All coaches/referees are required to complete this short webinar. Please submit a Volunteer Application before accessing the short webinar. This is also recommended (not required) for Team Parents.

  1. Log into your Region 1079 account
  2. Click the Home tab (left)
  3. Click the AYSOU tab (top navigation) and click Login
  4. Click My Courses and choose CDC Concussion Course

CONTACT

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Coach Administrator: 

Curtis Jacobs
[email protected]

Referee Training

Referee Guidelines

To help region 1079 to run smoothly, we need a referee staff. We are looking for enthusiastic people. Experience is not necessary; we just need you to volunteer some of your time. Training is available to both new and returning volunteers and we will help you further develop your referee skills. We are always in need of and welcome junior referees, who must be at least 10 years of age. Community service credit will be given to high school students who become referees. In order to become a regional (beginning level) referee, you must attend a free, one-day certification class. All referees must register as AYSO 1079 volunteers.

Requirements for becoming part of the referee staff:

1) Be available on Saturdays

2) Referee games when an assigned referee is unable to cover

3) Become familiar with the duties of a referee in order to answer questions and be able to identify others who can offer assistance

4) Work with the Referee Administrator to ensure that the kids are safe and having fun

Becoming a part of our referee staff is a great way to learn everything you need to know about being a referee.

AYSO 1079 holds Referee training courses on a regular basis. These courses are free, and open to everyone. Coaches, Asst. Coaches, Volunteers, Parents, and youth, 10yrs and older. Please spread the word to anyone you think may be interested in the Basic Referee Course. It is a great way to get a better understanding of the rules of the game!

We encourage all of you to attend the class, especially if you are volunteering as a coach next Season. Division 10U and above require referee volunteers. We will be going over new rules regarding 8U games (i.e. throw-ins versus kick-ins) and 10U and 12U (build-out line).

This course is designed as a supplement in the certification as a Regional Referee.  Before attending this course, the following must be completed:

1) Volunteer Application completed at AYSOU.org (if you are a coach,assistant coach, or volunteered during the Spring Season then you should have already completed this)

2) Safe Haven and CDC Concussion Awareness Course completed at aysou.org (if you are a coach/assistant coach then you should have already completed this)

3) Completion of Basic Online Referee Training Course at  aysou.org

4) Registration for this course is at  aysou.org 

5) Lunch will be provided. Please bring a pen/pencil, and notepad.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL VOLUNTEERS

Important to Know

Volunteer Application
Every volunteer (coach, referee, board member, team parent, etc.) must submit a Volunteer Application each year. They are delivered to AYSO National Headquarters for an annual background check, which screens for volunteers’ suitability to work with our participants.

Safe Haven Training 
All volunteers in must attend the Safe Haven course in person. All volunteers are required to complete this prior to receiving team contact information and prior to holding team practice, so please complete the course at your earliest convenience. Please check our Calendar for the next clinic or click on the AYSOU (tab above) to find classes offered at other regions nearby.

 

Concussion Awareness Class (online)
All coaches/referees are required to complete this short webinar. Please submit a Volunteer Application before accessing the short webinar. This is also recommended (not required) for Team Parents.

1) Log into your Region 1079 account
2) Click the Home tab (left)
3) Click the AYSOU tab (top navigation) and click Login
4) Click My Courses and choose CDC Concussion Course

CONTACTS

If you have any questions, feel free to contact AYSO 1079's Referee Administrator. 

David Finlinson
[email protected]

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AYSO Region 1079 Red Mountain Serving Mesa and Surrounding Areas

P.O. Box 21414 
Mesa, Arizona 85277

Email Us: [email protected]
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