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AYSO Region 65 Rancho Cucamonga Youth Soccer

Welcome Coaches


Welcome to AYSO Region 65. We thank you for volunteering your time and service to our program.

It is important that you understand and implement AYSO's philosophy, for it is you who will have the most contact with and impact upon our young participants.

Remember that we are playing the game for fun, and for the fun of the children. While you should encourage the very best performance out of your team, never lose sight of the fact that it is just a game.

Attention New & Returning Volunteers
Important: Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 Volunteer Information

* NEW *
Age-Appropriate Activities for Coaching in Modified Environments

AYSO Coach Training for the Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 Covid-19 Season
Zoom Mtg: Saturday, 10/17/2020 11AM
w/ Mike Gassner, Patrick Smith & Mark Cummings

Session Chat Log - Q & A

Audio Only:

Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 Season

Update: In accordance with State, County, and Local Covid-19 guidelines/ordinances, we will not be able to offer coaches the opportunity to coach more than one team (Double Head) due to the "cohort" restrictions.

Cohorts of kids and adults in controlled, supervised settings
A cohort is a stable group of no more than 14 children and no more than two supervising adults in a supervised environment. This group avoids contact with anyone not in their group.

Practicing a cohort structure
- decreases opportunities for exposure to or transmission of the virus
- facilitates more efficient contact tracing in the event of a positive case
- allows for targeted testing, quarantine, and isolation of a single group instead of an entire population of kids and supervising adults

Updating Your Coach Volunteer Profile

If you have already signed up for two or more divisions, please update your Coach volunteer profile to indicate your Coaching Priority / Preference (1, 2, 3) or Zero (No preference) so that we can assign you to a team/cohort based on the number of available positions. 

Head Coaches, please provide your Assistant Coach & Player Request(s) for Draw Night within the Head Coach volunteer profile.   

Please make sure your Assistant Coach has registered in Blue Sombrero / Sports Connect as soon as possible.

Note: All individuals participating with our players must be Certified AYSO Volunteers which includes: registering in Sports Connect (formerly Blue Sombrero), passing a Background Check and completing the appropriate AYSO training requirements.


Updating Your Preferred Practice Information

If your preferred practice information has changed, please update your Head Coach volunteer profile as soon as possible.
Reminder: This information is provided to assist in the creation of the practice schedule among the available fields.  This does not give you a Practice Field. You will select your practice field when the Practice Scheduler opens. Click here for more information.


While we understand the inability to coach more than one team will be inconvenient, we appreciate your cooperation with these guidelines so that we can have a successful season.

Thank you for volunteering!
AYSO Region 65 Coach Admin Staff & CVPA
Patrick Smith, Mark Cummings (Boys), Terri Smith (Girls) & Ivan Monso

Steps To Become A Coach

To sign up to Coach, email: [email protected] and provide the following:
Phone number (prefer mobile):
email address:
Division (10 Girls, 12 Boys, etc):
Player Name (usually your child):
Head coach or Assistant Coach:

How old do I have to be to coach?
You must be 18 years old or older to be an AYSO coach. Though AYSO appreciates and encourages young people to participate in all aspects of soccer including coaching, an individual under 18 years of age may not be listed as the head coach or assistant coach on the official roster, due to liability issues. They can certainly assist in training and even make decisions regarding the team, but can't ever be left alone with players and can't be listed on the official roster. 

AYSO Coach FAQs - Updated!

Steps to Become a Coach


  • 1) Sign up as a volunteer
    Go to the region website (you should already be on it)
    Click on the login/register link in the upper right of the homepage.
    Once you are logged in it takes you to your Bluesombrero account. You should be on the page titled "My Account"    On the tabs to the left click on Volunteer, this will take you to "my volunteer roles"
    From there click on the button on the right side "Find Volunteer Roles"
    Select current season (e.g. - Spring Core 2018), then click on view roles.
     Find your age group and click on Head or Assistant coach
    Follow the steps to completion and that will enter you into the coaches que.
  • 2) All coaches must have completed current AYSO's SAFE HAVEN and CDC: CONCUSSION TRAINING courses prior to receiving team roster.
    Login to  AYSOU (using your username/password for this website)
    Under "Online Courses":
    Complete the AYSO's Safe Haven Course
    Complete the CDC: Concussion Course
    Print & save your certificates in case they are not posted to your training profile.
  • 3) Coaches will be required to attend an age specific coaches course prior to receiving a coaching badge.
    6U, 8U, & 10U Coaches 
    1) Online Course
    Login to  AYSOU (using your username/password for this website)
    Under Online Courses, select the appropriate course  & Complete the course.
    2) Attend the appropriate Field Course (Register at AYSOU under In Person Training)
      12U Coaches
            1) Take the online 12U Coach Pre Course
    2) Attend the 2-Day, 12U Classroom & Field Session (Register at AYSOU under In Person Training)

  • 6U-12U Divisions require no prior coaching experience
  • 14U Division has an Intermediate level coaching requirement which requires prior U12 experience .
  • 16U-19U requires an Advanced coaching level which requires prior Intermediate coaching experience.
  • Coaches Badges will be worn at all games and must be in possession at all practices.

    Please refer to the website Calendar for dates and times of coaches courses.

    If you have any questions, please contact: Coach Administrator Patrick Smith at 

Some Things To Remember

Remember the 'Everyone Plays" rule. Every one of your player's must play at least three quarters of each game during the regular season and during the playoffs. It is suggested that the same players should not always sit out the first quarter of each game, so that they do not think of themselves as permanent substitutes.

Cooperate with the referees. They are volunteers like you and make mistakes like you. And please insist that the parents of the players maintain decorum at all times. Remember - we do not allow protests.  Hold practices, one or two a week. They mean more than the games. I strongly recommend two, depending on your own time commitments.  Make sure you know the game and the coaching techniques found to be most successful. We have available for you several publications / videos' s which ran help you, and we will hold a series of clinics to further your knowledge.

My staff and I will be glad to personally assist you in any way we ran. Have a great season and best of luck to your team!

Make sure you know the game and the coaching techniques found to be most successful.  We have available for you several publications/ video’s which can help you, and we will hold a series of clinics to further your knowledge My staff and I will be glad to personally assist you in any way we can.

Thanks and good luck this season    Thanks again for volunteering   

[email protected]

Coach Training Manuals (Archives)

The current manuals available on AYSOU (when you take an online Coach training course) contain significant emphasis on procedure (how to set up a training) but lack information on techniques and how to build up an attack or a defense.  The manuals below include training sessions and an excellent breakdown of technical skills. We highly recommend reviewing these resources.



Feel free to contact us if you have any questions: Charlie Kinsey, Mike Gassner, Edward Beltran, Patrick Smith and Mark Cummings
Region 65 Coach Instructors

Field Closure Text Alerts

Update: The Twitter SMS (text msg) service is currently not available. However, you can receive messages via Twitter or check our Home page for updates in the Social / Twitter feed.

AYSO Region 65 now has Text Alerts to keep coaches, parents and players updated on field closures due to weather, field conditions or special events.  Sign-up today! *NEW*

Text: Follow @RC65Fields to 40404

You do not need Twitter to receive these updates as they will be delivered via your SMS Messaging (text) app. However, if you prefer you can follow us on Twitter (or do both!)

Referee Feedback Form

Use this form to provide feedback on your Referee

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Contact Us

AYSO Region 65 Rancho Cucamonga Youth Soccer

AYSO Region 65, PO Box 9208
Alta Loma, California 91701

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 909-285-7625
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