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AYSO Region 143

VOLUNTEER!

AYSO RUNS ON VOLUNTEER POWER!

AYSO is a volunteer-run, non-profit soccer program.  Everyone from the National Board of Directors to the regional Board members, coaches, and referees are ALL volunteers.  AYSO's amazing volunteers donate their time and skills to create an affordable, enriching soccer program that is accessible to players of all ages and all skill levels.

FIND A VOLUNTEER ROLE

There is a wide variety of volunteer roles available!  Our Coach volunteers set the tone of the team, while our Referees keep our games fair and safe.  Team managers keep the team organized and add some fun to the season.  If you're more of the administrative type, Board positions vary from Treasurer to Division Coordinator.  

Click on the links below for more info on volunteer roles:
BOARD POSITIONS

TEAM POSITIONS



VOLUNTEER OVERVIEW

I signed up to volunteer, now what?

You'll find more detailed information further down this page, but this is a basic summary of what's required and how to get it done.

First, get real familiar with your "volunteer page". This is the page that shows your volunteer roles and status of some of your requirements. To access, log into Sports Connect and go to click on "volunteer" from the "my account" menu. 

ALL volunteers in Region 143 must meet the following requirements:
  • Register as a volunteer in Sports Connect (My Account)
  • Background Check (Sterling Volunteers)
  • Fingerprinting/Live Scan (Complete at the Region's vendor location)
  • Safe Haven online training (all three) - Safe Haven, CDC Concussion Awareness, Sudden Cardiac Arrest (AYSOU/eTrainU)
  • SafeSport online training - taken on SafeSport's website (link accessible from your volunteer page)
  • Coaches - training at the specific division they are coaching (even if they have higher level training); must include an in-person component (AYSOU/eTrainU)
  • Referees - may include online training, but must also include an in-person component (AYSOU/eTrainU).
NOTE: Youth volunteers under the age of 18 are required to do all of the above, except for: background check, fingerprinting, and SafeSport.

REQUIREMENTS

VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS & SIGNING UP

These requirements apply to all Coach, Team Manager, Referee, and Board Member volunteers in Region 143.
NOTE: Always use your LEGAL NAME when creating your account, submitting background checks, or completing training.

  • REGISTER ONLINE AS A VOLUNTEER (Seasonal/Annual):  Log into your account HERE.  Once logged in, click the VOLUNTEER tab at the left.  For Coaches or Team Managers, you will select the role from your player's division. For Referees, you will sign up under the "Referee Volunteers: Fall 2022-Spring 2023" program (if you don't see it, scroll down and click on "show all available opportunities"). Once you've selected your role, complete the registration form. If you are volunteering in multiple roles or in multiple divisions, you will need to complete the process for each role (i.e. if you're a ref and a coach; or if you're coaching two teams).
  • BACKGROUND CHECK (Annual):  After you register as a volunteer, you will receive an email from Sterling Volunteers to complete your background check on their website (you will be creating an account on their site). Due to County, State, and Federal reporting, background check processing may take up to 10 business days. Region 143 covers the cost to volunteers for their background checks.
  • LIVE SCAN FINGERPRINTING (One time*): Fingerprinting requirements began in 2022 and only need to be done once (*unless there is a lapse of five years in volunteer service once completed). The Live Scan must be completed for AYSO; Live Scans for other organizations are not transferrable. Region 143 covers the cost to volunteers if they go through our approved vendor. 
  • SAFE HAVEN ONLINE COURSES (One time*):  All AYSO volunteers are required to take the Safe Haven, CDC Concussion, and Sudden Cardiac Arrest online courses. These classes are generally one-time only. See below how to access these courses online in AYSOU/eTrainU**
  • SAFESPORT (Annual component): New mandated training per the federal SafeSport Act. The full 90 minute course must be taken every three years, with a refresher course taken on the years in between. To access the online course, log into your account HERE. Once logged in, click the VOLUNTEER tab at the left. Check the box next to SafeSport under your volunteer role, and click "renew and update"; you will see a pop up with a link. Follow the link to the SafeSport website where you will create an account. Be sure to use the same email as your AYSO account, please also be sure your name matches your AYSO account. If you are asked to pay, something isn't working right. You can stop and start this course.
  • COACH TRAINING: All Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches are required to be trained at the division they are coaching. All Coach training will require an in-person component. Head coaches must also attend a mandatory meeting each season. See below how to access online Coach courses or to sign up for in-person training in AYSOU/eTrainU**
  • REFEREE CERTIFICATION: ALL referee certification will include an in-person training component. Referees must also attend a mandatory meeting each season. See below how to access online Referee courses or to sign up for in-person training in AYSOU/eTrainU**

**AYSOU/eTrainU
To access online courses or sign up for an in-person training event in AYSOU/eTrainU, do the following:

  • Log into your account HERE. Once logged in, click the VOLUNTEER tab at the left, then the AYSOU button on your volunteer role card. You will be redirected to
  • AYSOU powered by eTrainU and automatically logged in.
  • Click on "TRAINING LIBRARY" for online courses - select the category for the course you need (i.e. SAFE HAVEN, COACHING, REFEREEING, etc.)
  • Click on "TRAINING EVENT" for in-person courses (use the calendar view and filter by zip code - be sure to de-select Region 143 filter to see classes in other regions)
  • Click on "MY TRAINING" to find courses that show they are in-progress or have been assigned
  • Click on "SKILLS PASSPORT" to see what courses and certifications you already hold or have in-progress



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