2016 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.
Coach clinics will be posted here when they are scheduled.

Coaches - It's time for 2016 training!

We have our U10 & U12 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 Administrator Eric Dilger will send an email to prospective coaches. If you have not received an email from Eric by June 1st, please contact him at qhayso.ericdilger@gmail.com Check back for updates on U6\U8 Field sessions and Advanced courses.

A local Intermediate course is avaiable. Please check the schedule and sign up for the course or courses you need at www.EAYSO.org. For questions about the Intermediate course please contact AD@Area10D.org

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.

2016 Coaching Information


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. Being an assisant coach is a great way get experience working with a team and can make for a more positive experience for the players.

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, Eric Dilger, at qhayso.ericdilger@gmail.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.

2016 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 Eric Dilger 917-3036 qhayso.ericdilger@gmail.com
Asst. Regional Coach Administrator Scott Jones
Asst. Regional Coach Administrator (U6/U8) vacant
U16/U19 Coordinator Scott Jones
U14 Boys Coordinator Phil Raquipiso 943-9020 phil_r@roadrunner.com
U14 Girls Coordinator Rodney Jacobson 733-1679 rodneyljacobson@yahoo.com
U12 Boys Coordinator Juan Salcedo
U12 Girls Coordinator Ryan Butchart
U10 Boys Coordinator Michael Shepherd 266-2133 michael.j.shepherd@hotmail.com
U10 Boys Coordinator Shelly Shepherd 266-2133 shelly.shepherd@hotmail.com
U10 Boys Coordinator Eric Dombrowski 661-917-0577 dombrowski.eric@yahoo.com
U10 Girls Coordinator Brad Dunton 818-652-6899 duntonconstruction@gmail.com
U10 Girls Coordinator John Vento 562-221-8428 johnvento@yahoo.com
U10 Girls Coordinator Vacant
U8 Boys Coordinator Kevin Lewelling 206-9167 kwlstw@yahoo.com
U8 Boys Coordinator Vacant
U8 Girls Coordinator Yvette Zilahy 526-8651 jzilahy@gmail.com
U8 Girls Coordinator Vacant
U6 Boys Coordinator Stefan Schneider 722-2743 638stefan@gmail.com
U6 Girls Coordinator Gabe Cannet