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American Youth Soccer Organization Providing world class youth soccer programs that enrich children's lives.

Region 85 (Lake Forest, Foothill Ranch, Portola Hills)

Become a Coach

Coaching children is a very rewarding experience and coaching your own child's team can be one of the most rewarding experiences of all! Coaches are pivotal to having children get the AYSO experience. If Regions don't have enough coaches, registration is scaled back and kids who want to play in AYSO are turned away.

Do you have little or no experience with soccer? No problem! We will teach you, based on the age level you are coaching. Unique age-appropriate coach training is one of AYSO's specialties. If you plan to be at your child's soccer practices and games, you'll also have time to be your child's coach.

To become an AYSO coach, you must be certified in the age level you are coaching. Certification takes three easy steps. First, fill out a volunteer form. Then either attend a short Safe Haven™ course in person or online. Lastly, you must attend a brief age-specific coaching course. It's only a few hours. We also have brand new Coaching Manuals that help you with training plans and activities for the age you are coaching.

Coaches are essential to the game. They teach children soccer skills and help develop a healthy, positive attitude, teamwork and good sportsmanship. Coaching is a rewarding experience because you have the opportunity to build a child's self-esteem, help them learn new skills and just have a lot of fun.

Contact us if you are ready to become a coach.

Regional Coaching Staff

Position Contact Email
Regional Coach Administrator (RCA) Peter Nash coach
Assistant Regional Coach Administrator (ARCA) Bill Ramires coach
Regional Coach Mentor (RCM) Bob Lopez coachmentors
Regional Coach Instructor (RCI) Peter Nash coach

Division Coordinators (BOYS)

Position Contact Email
5U Kelly Quigley 5u
6UB Justin Clarke 6ub
7UB-- OPEN --7ub
8UB Fabian Abad 8ub
10UB Chip Clark 10ub
12UB Eric Corral 12ub
14UB Brett Salas 14ub
16UBRoger Carton 16ub
19UB Roger Carton 19ub

Division Coordinators (GIRLS)

Position Contact Email
5U Kelly Quigley 5u
6UGJessica Clarke 6ug
7UG-- OPEN --7ug
8UG Suzanne Braun 8ug
10UG Steve Foster 10ug
12UG Fred Sherman 12ug
14UG Tom Schardt 14ug
16UGRoger Carton16ug
16U/19UG Roger Carton 19ug



All AYSO coaches and assistant coaches must complete at a minimum:
  • Be a registered volunteer for the current program/season.
  • Have completed the AYSO Safe Haven course.
  • Successfully completed the Concussion Awareness course.
  • Successfully completed the Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Training
  • Be trained per the AYSO National Coaching Program Guidelines for the age/skill level of the team they wish to coach.
Below are the required coaching certifications for each of the age levels:

Division Minimum Required Certification
6U 6U Coach
7U8U Coach
8U 8U Coach
10U 10U Coach
12U 12U Coach
14U Intermediate Coach
16U/19U Advanced Coach

** Some certifications may be completed online.

Age Groups

Birth Year 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
5U 6U
2014 5U 6U 8U
2013 6U 8U 8U
2012 8U 8U 10U
2011 8U 10U 10U
2010 10U 10U 12U
2009 10U 12U 12U
2008 12U 12U 14U
2007 12U 14U 14U
2006 14U 14U 16U
2005 14U 16U 16U
2004 16U 16U 19U
2003 16U 19U 19U
2002 19U 19U 19U
2001 19U 19U  
2000 19U    

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AYSO Region 85 - Lake Forest

PO Box 1059 
Lake Forest, California 92609

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 949-445-0850
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