2014 Coaching Staff - click here

Coaching Information

Thank you for your interest in coaching. Coaching is one of the most rewarding and fulfilling things you can do. You'll create life long memories and gain new friends along the way. We're here to help you get the most out of coaching and to help you enrich children's lives.
AYSO welcomes parents, other relatives or friends to coach youth teams. Whether you are a novice or a past player, we will teach you everything you will need to know to teach children the game of soccer. All training clinics are taught by AYSO certified instructors.

Coaching Requirements

Before you can become an AYSO coach there are several requirements that need to be completed. Below is an outline of these requirements. We've also included a complete coach training matrix.

  • Coaching Certification at the age group you wish to coach (required once). Click here for details.
  • Successful completion of the AYSO Safe Haven™ Course (online)
  • Attend Coach Orientation before the start of the season
  • Complete the AYSO Volunteer Form (required annually)
  • Complete the AYSO Kids Zone® Pledge (required annually)
  • Click here for the Coach Training Matrix.

Coaches - It's time for 2014 training!

We have a well rounded schedule of courses set up for new and returning coaches. Please check the schedule and sign up for the course or courses you need at www.EAYSO.org. Coach Coordinator Scott Jones has sent an email to prospective coaches. If you have not received an email from Scott please contact him at sscejones@hotmail.com.

Coaching FAQ

AYSO has many resources and programs available for new and existing coaches. Common questions are answered below. Please visit AYSO.org for a complete FAQ for coaches and those wishing to become coaches.

Why should I coach in AYSO? It's a chance to spend quality time with your child and it's fun. It's a great break from work. It makes you feel good. It's a great way to give back to the community. The rewards come in the form of helping kids have fun at a game or practice, and contributing to their individual skills and teamwork. There is also a great sense of accomplishment when you reach the end of a season, look back and see how far the team has come.

I don't know anything about soccer. Can I still help coach? Yes! AYSO provides training and materials. Being a coach involves skills you probably already have in addition to specific soccer knowledge. If you are uncertain, try being an assistant coach. Our Region's Coach Administrator will be happy to try to match you up with somebody with a little more experience.

How do I become a coach? You sign up to coach at registration time when you register your kids to play. You contact Region 638's Coach Administrator Scott Jones at sscejones@hotmail.com. You may also contact the Programs Department of the AYSO National Office at (800) 872-2976. If you have a child that is already on a team that has a coach, just let the coach know that you are interested in coaching and would like to help. Most of our coaches will be delighted to use you.

The AYSO National website has a vast amount of information for everyone interested in coaching. Please visit the site for answers to many questions new coaches have already asked.

2014 Coaching Staff. Here are the volunteers for Region 638 that work hard to make sure that our coaches are trained and that each age group runs as smooth as possible.

Position Name Phone Email
Regional Coach Administrator Scott Jones 722-4003 sscejones@hotmail.com
Asst. Regional Coach Administrator Paul Avila 818-974-2297 deeporbit@gmail.com
U16/U19 Coordinator Rodney Jacobson 733-1679 rodneyljacobson@yahoo.com
U14 Boys Coordinator Phil Raquipiso 943-9020 phil_r@roadrunner.com
U14 Girls Coordinator Vacant    
U12 Boys Coordinator Heidi Garcia 886-3023 tourneytres638@yahoo.com
U12 Girls Coordinator Javier Gonzalez 818-916-9546 fullsize4by@gmail.com
U10 Boys Coordinator Michael Shepherd 266-2133 michael.j.shepherd@hotmail.com
U10 Boys Coordinator Shelly Shepherd 266-2133 shelly.shepherd@hotmail.com
U10 Girls Coordinator Eric Dombrowski 917-0577 dombrowski.eric@yahoo.com
U8 Boys Coordinator Kevin Lewelling 206-9167 kwlstw@yahoo.com
U8 Boys Coordinator Christina Verbanac 965-6207 cmd9889@msn.com
U8 Boys Coordinator Yvette Zilahy 526-8651 jzilahy@gmail.com
U8 Girls Coordinator Julie Blewett 943-4038 julie.blewett@hotmail.com
U6 Boys Coordinator Stefan Schneider 722-2743 638stefan@gmail.com
U6 Girls Coordinator Yvette Zilahy 526-8651 jzilahy@gmail.com