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AYSO Area 12C

Instructor Courses

AYSO Coach & Referee Instructor Training

Our area  traditionally hosts training courses for volunteer wanting to become coach or referee instructors.  The course occurs over one weekend during the summer month (typically June or July).  The training is commonly conducted at the Region 104 training center in Albuquerque (see location).

One of the components to becoming an instructor is the Introduction to Instruction course.  This is a 3-hour course and a requirement for all individuals wanting to become new instructors regardless of the discipline.  We normally offer this course Friday evening.  Saturday's training is discipline-specific in two concurrent, but separate courses -- one for coach instructors the other for referee instructors.  The Saturday training starts in the morning and goes until late afternoon.

The requirement for students taking the coach instructor course is that you are currently certified as a 12U Coach.  For referee discipline, candidate must be currently certified (or about to upgrade to) Intermediate Referee. 

As an AYSO Coach Instructor you will be able to teach volunteers the roles and responsibilities of a coach in our organization.  This includes conducting introductory coach training courses at the 6U, 8U, 10U & 12U levels using AYSO directed teaching plans. 

As an AYSO Referee Instructor you will be able to conduct introductory and intermediate referee training courses using AYSO directed teaching plans.  Introductory referee courses include the 8U Official and Regional Referee (9U and older) trainings.

Lunches are commonly provided on Saturday.  However, the cost of books and materials will be charged back to your region.

If you have questions about these trainings, please contact Area Referee Administrator for the referee side, Area Coach Administrator for the coach side, or the Area Director, if you are interested in any of the management courses.  Please note that once you commit to attending this class, unless you cancel in a timely manner (more than two weeks ahead of the class date), the cost for the books and materials will be charged back to your region regardless of whether you attend.


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AYSO Area 12C

P.O. Box 7281 
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87194

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 505-289-0635
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