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Volunteer Requirements

REQUIREMENTS (COACHES, REFEREES, TEAM MANAGERS, BOARD MEMBERS)  (In addition to your specific job training requirements)

1) Volunteer Application
Every volunteer (coach, referee, board member, team parent, etc.) must submit a Volunteer Application each year through their Region’s Sports Connect portal. 

2) Sterling Background Check
The Volunteer Application is delivered to AYSO National Headquarters and to Sterling Background Checks. Sterling provides all volunteers with an email link to complete the annual background check which screens for volunteers’ suitability to work with our participants.



In addition to the annual Volunteer Application and Sterling Background Check, there are certain training requirements that must be completed by all volunteers. 

1) CDC Concussion Awareness (AYSOU)

The CDC Concussion Awareness training can be completed online through the AYSOU learning platform, under the “Training Library” tab, Course Category: Safe Haven.  Once you have successfully completed the course, your certification record will be updated

Alternatively, volunteers using their legal names may take the HCAMP Brainspace ( training for "Youth/Community Coaches". Upon completion, download the Certificate of Completion and email the Certificate to your Regional Commissioner (or other person designated by your Regional Commissioner).

2) Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA)   RECOMMENDED (AYSOU)
The Sudden Cardiac Arrest training can be completed online through the AYSOU platform, under the “Training Library” tab, Course Category, Safe Haven. Once you have successfully completed the course, your certification record will be updated. 

3) AYSO’s Safe Haven (AYSOU)
All volunteers must complete the currently approved AYSO’s Safe Haven course on a one time basis.  This course can be completed online through AYSO's learning platform, AYSOU, under the "Training Library" tab, Course Category, Safe Haven.

4) Safe Sport Course (Not on AYSOU)

The 2017 SafeSport Act has expanded Mandated Reporters to include adults authorized to interact with children.  Due to this expansion, that includes AYSO and it requires training on child abuse and expanded reporting.  

Effective January 1, 20022, U.S. Soccer will no longer allow equivalent training, such as AYSO's Safe Haven, and has mandated SafeSport training.  The training must be completed by no later than September 1, 2022 for team activation for the Fall season. 

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: 

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 



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Please contact your area coordinator for assistance, Regional Commissioner: Chad Jones
Kamuela, Hawaii 96743

Email Us: [email protected]
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