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 are currently Assessing needs for August\September training courses for U10 and above. Please check back for updates on the courses.

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).
  • Successful completion of the AYSO Safe Haven™ Course (online)
  • Successful completion of the Concussion Awareness Training (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

  • Coach Information Form 2016
  • Coach FAQ Sheet 2016


Coaching FAQ

AYSO has many resources and programs available for new and existing coaches. Common questions are answered below. Please visit 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 [email protected] 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.

  • – Coaching – Questions and Answers

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 661-917-3036 [email protected]
Asst. Regional Coach Administrator Scott Jones 661-361-8863 [email protected]
Asst. Regional Coach Administrator (U6/U8) vacant
U16/U19 Coordinator Scott Jones 661-361-8863 [email protected]
U14 Boys Coordinator Rodney Jacobson 661-733-1679 [email protected]
U14 Girls Coordinator Rodney Jacobson 661-733-1679 [email protected]
U12 Boys Coordinator Juan Salcedo 661-860-9752 [email protected]
U12 Girls Coordinator Ryan Butchart 661-478-7059 [email protected]
U10 Boys Coordinator Michael Shepherd 661-266-2133 [email protected]
U10 Boys Coordinator Shelly Shepherd 661-266-2133 [email protected]
U10 Boys Coordinator Eric Dombrowski 661-917-0577 [email protected]
U10 Girls Coordinator Brad Dunton 818-652-6899 [email protected]
U10 Girls Coordinator John Vento 562-221-8428 [email protected]
U8 Boys Coordinator Heidi Garcia 661-886-3023 [email protected]
U8 Boys Coordinator Tae Mauk 661-236-6212 [email protected]
U8 Girls Coordinator Stefan Schneider 661-317 6798 [email protected]
U8 Girls Coordinator Gabe Canett 661-202-8323 [email protected]
U6 Boys Coordinator Yvette Zilahy 661-526-8651 [email protected]
U6 Girls Coordinator Tae Mauk 661-236-6212 [email protected]