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Every Coach, Referee, Team Manager, Board member are required to register as a volunteer each season. The volunteer Certifications and Licenses required differ depending on the positions, previous experience, and required frequency of the certification. These cover 1) Background Clearance, 2) Safety Education, and 3) Skills Training. 


In your Account you have the option to volunteer as a Coach, Referee, Team Manager or Board Member. You can do this by clicking on Volunteer on the left menu or when registering a player and clicking Volunteer. Remember all Team Role positions are selected at Team meetings or via communication with your coach.

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This guide provides step-by-step instructions and screenshots for how register as a volunteer and achieve the required certifications and licenses for a given position. It covers Background Clearance, Safety Education and Skills Training.

Registered volunteers from previous seasons may have completed many of the steps listed below. Steps 3-9 can be completed in any order (if needed).

- do immediately

1) Volunteer Application [every year]
2) Background Check
[every year; permission email trigged by volunteer application]
3) ID verification [one time ever] Upload both a “selfie” and photo of government ID to your Volunteer account
4) Fingerprinting (Live Scan) [one time ever if through AYSO] [See details below if needed]

SAFETY EDUCATION - complete in May if possible

5) SafeSport Online Training [refresher required every year, full course once every 3 years]
The three online courses listed below (#6-8) can be found on eTrainU under the "Safe Haven" series of classes [See more details below]
6) AYSO’s Safe Haven [one time ever]
7) Concussion Awareness from the CDC [one time ever]
8) Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA)/“Simon’s Heart” [one time ever]

SKILLS TRAINING - complete in July or August
9A) Coaching License [one time ever for each age group]. See coach page for details on the specific Licenses. 
9B) Referee Grade [one-time ever with upgrades possible]
9C) Team Manager/Parent See Team Manager page.
9D) AYSO Skill Development [optional] - The ETrainU portal and AYSO EXPO events offer online and in-person instruction for furthering expertise in coaching, refereeing, and management such as Dispute Resolution, and Leadership


AYSO Region 4 is committed to having all registered volunteers meet the California requirement for volunteer fingerprinting initiated in 2022. AYSO Region 4 will cover the cost of Fingerprinting with options below ($20-$30). Volunteers who have not previously completed and cleared their Live Scan/Fingerprinting for AYSO should complete the following soon after their Sterling Volunteers background check has cleared (email from [email protected] Volunteers) and your AYSO volunteer account Risk Level says "Green".

Please note - always complete, bring and keep the Live Scan Request Form for your files and note the ATI number at the bottom of the form.
Bring the complete form when you get fingerprinted no matter where you have it done.
Always bring a valid Gov't photo ID along with the request form whenever you are fingerprinted.

FINGERPRINTING OPTIONS (#1, #2, #3 noted below)
1) AYSO In-person events - [UPDATED 04/14/23]
Sat., July 15, 2023 Brookside Elementary, Oak Park morning time TBA (Sign up for a 5-min time slot, link pending).
Sat., Aug 19, 2023 Brookside Elementary, Oak Park morning time TBA (Sign up for a 5-min time slot, link pending).
You may also attend Fingerprinting events in other AYSO regions. We will try to post them here as well.


2) Self-schedule Appointment at Accu-Prints - Contact Accu-Prints in Moorpark to schedule an appt. Print out and take your request form. See contact info above.
With these above methods AYSO Region 4 is being billed directly for this and no payment is required by volunteers.


3) Alternative Location - You may choose to get fingerprinted at another location, company, etc. You will need to complete and bring the Request Form per above. Be sure to keep your request form (they should add your ATI number at the bottom). You will also need to pay for the option out of pocket. If you wish to then submit your expense to AYSO Region 4 for reimbursement, keep your receipt and contact [email protected].

Will I have to pay for my Live Scan at an event? 
No, there is no upfront cost to get your Live Scan completed at the event. (Getting a Live Scan on your own will require an upfront payment to the Live Scan provider. See "Additional Information" link below.)

Do I need to get a Live Scan if I already did one for my job or other organization?
YES, you need to get a Live Scan for AYSO. Live Scans do not transfer between organizations.

Will I have to do this every year?
NO, you only need to get a Live Scan for AYSO once (unless you have a gap in volunteering of 5 years or more).


Additional FAQs can be found at the AYSO National page: California AB 506 - Background Check/Live Scan Policy for CA Volunteers
If you still have questions, please email the Region 4 CVPA Kim Barbato at [email protected] (Child & Volunteer Protection Advocate)


NOTE: If you previously completed the online Safe Sport class for AYSO (90+ mins) the details regarding the 2023 required refresher course are still pending. This refresher is estimated as 30 mins.

Click on link:    SafeSport Training

You must use this link with the special key (tsVWe36Xa6PS3b5NzOug) to be recognized as an AYSO Volunteer.
The system will prompt you to provide your information and create an account.
Use the same email you used in SportsConnect when you submitted your volunteer application.

You do NOT need to provide a MembershipID. Please DO indicate your Volunteer Role (Admin, Coach, Official, etc) and for Name of Sport or Community Organization, type: AYSO Region 4.

When you logon, go to My Courses and verify the following course appears. The course is Free.
If you don't see any courses, a different course or there is a fee listed, there was a problem when you registered.
Contact [email protected] for further assistance.

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