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Santa Paula AYSO Region 82

Volunteer Opportunities

Santa Paula AYSO is a volunteer-run organization. Coaches, referees and administrators are all volunteers. Nationally over 220,000 parents, neighbors, relatives and friends lend their time and talents so that each child gets a terrific AYSO experience. We depend on all of you to help fill the hundreds of needed positions that allow our kids to enjoy each new soccer season. Without the help of these countless individuals volunteering their time, there simply is no AYSO Region 82.

AYSO’s volunteer foundation ensures that it’s all about what’s good for kids. It also makes AYSO very affordable. AYSO operates in a business manner, but volunteers ensure its “profits” are happy, healthy kids playing a sport they can enjoy for life.

AYSO has developed special training that helps parents who may have little or no soccer experience quickly gain the age-appropriate knowledge and skills they need to be effective coaches and referees. It also has unique administrative and management training. This ensures that each community program:

•Abides by the AYSO philosophies
•Offers a great AYSO experience
•Continues to grow, offering the AYSO opportunity to more children

It only takes a few hours to become qualified as an introductory-level coach or referee. But if you’re not able to commit even that much time, there are many small jobs you can help with. Even a couple of hours each season are an important contribution to your team and Region!

Volunteer positions
1.Head and assistant coach: No experience is required for coaching 12U or younger. Classes for 12U and younger are operated by Region 82. Coaches for 14U and higher must already be certified at the Intermediate and Advanced level. Please check EtrainU for Intermediate and Advanced coaching classes.

2.Team parent: Responsible for coordinating the team banner (if the team wants one), team photos, field monitor/snack shack workers as necessary, coach gifts. and the end-of-season party.

3.Referees: Two referees per team, only required in 10U and older divisions. Referee classes for 10U and under are operated by Region 82. No experience necessary! For 12U and higher, referees must already be certified for 10U. Please check EtrainU for class listings.

4.Sponsor: This is a financial commitment only. It can be shared among multiple programs if so desired.

5.Field monitors: One person from the visiting team at each game if anything needs attention (e.g., injury, conflict), they contact a board member to take care of it.

6.Goal setup/tear-down: Teams that play the first or last game of the day at Pepper Tree (10U and under) must set up or tear down the goals for their field. It only takes a couple of people and can be done in about 5 minutes.

7.Field striping: Teams that play the first game of the day must help re-stripe the field using the supplied equipment. This job is conducted every Friday before Saturdays games. 

8.Board members: Board members are responsible for the overall guidance of the region. From time to time, we will have open positions, but even if we don't have anything listed, we can always find something!

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For board member, coaching, referee, and team parent positions, please contact the Region at [email protected]

Everyone needs a background check and live scan for any positions. Board members, coaches, referees, and team parents must all complete their job specific training, Safe Haven online certification course as well as the California mandated training's. Coaches and referees are also required to take the CDC Concussion Awareness online course. The concussion course is recommended, but not required, for team parents. Online courses are available at the AYSO EtrainU. Other jobs do not require any registration or online training, just a willingness to help.

We know your time is valuable, and that there’s hardly ever enough “spare” time to volunteer everywhere you’re needed… the children of our community appreciate all you can do to help them enjoy the beautiful game of soccer.

                                                                Thank you

From the bottoms of our hearts, thank you for contributing to the success of Santa Paula AYSO!


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