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VOLUNTEERING

Thank you for interest in becoming a volunteer with AYSO Region 4!

Click here for information about the various roles and ways you can help AYSO provide great soccer for the kids in our community. We provide training and advice for all the positions and you certainly don’t need to have a detailed knowledge of soccer or sports to get started. All you need is a willingness to help make a difference – knowing whatever your role, you’re going to impact the lives of kids and improve the quality of life in our communities.

Important role - the Referee. If your child is playing in the 10U, 12U or 14U divisions it is important to be aware that their team cannot qualify for post-season play without accumulating referee points so every team should have 1-2 trained referee volunteers set before games start. Referees are as important as the coaches. We do not pay referees to work the games and solely rely on volunteers. We provide training online and in-person in August. Being a referee is a great way to be closer to the kids and action, learn the game, and make new friends.

If you already know you’d like to coach or be a team manager (6U and older divisions), referee (10U and older divisions) or help with the Region 4 board please continue below to complete the required steps for registering as a volunteer as there are changes effective for 2022.

Step-By-Step Help
How to get started:
Detailed instructions on steps 1 & 2 below are available at the AYSO National Website (opens in new window).
Region 4 Volunteer Training Quick Guide:
Checking your certifications and status, navigating eTrainU (replaces AYSOU), signing up for online and in-person classes, and how to access SafeSport class are all available on this PDF.
Questions
: If you have questions which cannot be answered below, on this page, or in the link please email [email protected].

VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
(All coaches, referees, team managers, board members)

We all want the kids and volunteers to be safe and participate in a safe environment.
The following steps are required to get you started to become a volunteer with us!

1) Volunteer Application [Annual requirement]
Every volunteer (coach, referee, board member, team manager, etc.) must submit a Volunteer Application each year through our Sports Connect portal.  Click on the "Register Now" button above.

2) Background Risk Status Check – Sterling Volunteers [Annual requirement - see NOTE below about "renewal"]
When you complete the Volunteer Application in step 1 and you did not volunteer last season you will automatically receive an email from [email protected] asking

for you to approve initiation of a background check (see note below if a returning volunteer). Please click the link the email ASAP after receiving it. Follow the link above to the National website with details on the Sterling Volunteers steps. Keep in mind when you log-in, enter the same email address, Date of Birth and Zip Code used during your volunteer registration then, click Continue.

Due to County, State and Federal reporting, Background Check Processing can take up to 10 business days.  Self-disclosures can add an additional 5 business days. The background check application is delivered to AYSO National Headquarters and to Sterling Volunteers, the company that conducts the background check. Sterling Volunteers provides all volunteers with for an annual background check which screens for volunteers’ suitability to work with players.  Once the results of the background check are received by AYSO National and by Region 4, the volunteer will be evaluated for the volunteer positions they selected.

 

NOTE: If you are a returning volunteer from last season, you will receive a notification from Sterling Volunteers 30 days before your background check is due to renew from last season.  You MUST renew when you receive the email notification in order to remain eligible to volunteer throughout the 2022-2023 AYSO program.


3) Live Scan Fingerprinting (New - Effective January 2022) [One time, not annual]

Live Scan fingerprinting is mandated by the State of California under AB 506 for all people working with and around kids. Live Scan is an ink-less electronic fingerprinting that scans your fingerprints directly into the computer to determine who a person is so that a background check can be done. Please note that the Live Scan fingerprinting must be done specifically for AYSO, it cannot be transferred from fingerprinting done for or by other organizations.

There is a cost for the Live Scan and AYSO is arranging to provide opportunities where volunteers will not need to pay out of pocket. We will be hosting onsite events where multiple volunteers can schedule an appointment to go through the Live Scan process (about 5 mins). We also are looking to partner with local businesses offering Live Scan to bill the region directly.

AYSO Region 4 will provide more information on the process to take to get a Live Scan completed (one opportunity will be Saturday, May 28 in Newbury Park at AYSO Area 10E’s Patriots Cup soccer tournament. This is new requirement and we're trying to avoid volunteers paying out of pocket then getting reimbursed so we will have more news to come.  Note - You can complete the additional online course requirements below prior to completing your Live Scan fingerprinting.


VOLUNTEER ONLINE COURSE REQUIREMENTS
In addition to the annual olunteer registration and background checks there are certain training requirements that must be completed by all volunteers before work with teams or assuming roles.

Information on accessing ETrainU for courses #4-#8 below is briefly described at the right of this page or click on the Volunteer Training Quick Guide in the Step-By-Step section of this page.

4) Safe Haven [Required once every two calendar years]
All volunteers must complete the AYSO Safe Haven course before they are allowed to participate in any AYSO activities.  This course can be completed online through AYSO's learning platform, ETrainU, under the "Online Courses" tab. 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.

5) CDC Concussion Awareness [Required once every two calendar years]
The Concussion Awareness training can be completed online through the ETrainU platform.  Once you have successfully completed the course, your certification record will be updated.

6) Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) [Required once]
The Sudden Cardiac Arrest training can be completed online through the AYSOU platform. Once you have successfully completed the course, your certification record will be updated. 

7) SafeSport Course (New for 2022) [Required to update/refresh every 3 years]
A comprehensive overview of facts, principles, and strategies to help you provide safe and positive sport environments. Units include:

  • Sexual Misconduct Awareness and Education
  • Mandatory Reporting
  • Physical and Emotional Misconduct (including bullying, hazing, and harassment)

Accessing and Completing SafeSport: (If you have completed SafeSport for another sports organization, your certificate can be uploaded to your AYSO account)

  1. Log into your Sports Connect account
  2. On your Dashboard, select the Volunteer tab on the left side of the screen 
  3. Check the box next to SafeSport 
  4. Click Renew & Update 
  5. A prompt will pop-up. Click the link to get Started 
  6. You will need to create a SafeSport account. During the process when you see the question for "Membership ID", leave this blank. 
  7. Once the account has been created, go to "My Courses" and select "SafeSport Trained- U.S. Soccer Federation." 
  8. Complete the course

8) Job Specific Training & Info – Coaches, Referees, Team Parents [lifetime certifications]
Coaches and Referees must also complete training and obtain certification specific to their job role. We also have advice and information for Team Parents. Specific information is available on our website on their respective areas of our website:

New Nov 2021 - AYSO's ETrainU Learning Portal

AYSO is now using the ETrainU learning portal to manage all previous certifications and signing up and taking all future courses online and in-person (Coach, Referee, the 3 Safe Haven courses, Management training, etc.). On this same portal you will also find all courses you've previously taken as well as their certificates.

Click here to download the manual for ETrainU.
For volunteers ("Learners") to access the ETrainU portal you need to be signed in to your account on this website. 

Log in to your AYSO account on our website.
Under your picture in upper right - drop down and select "Account" 
Along the left side click "Volunteer"
You should see 3 buttons immediately under your name - Click "My Training"

This should automatically log you in to the new eTrainU platform.

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5739 Kanan Rd. #340 
Agoura Hills, California 91301

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