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Volunteer Registration and Certification Requirements

All AYSO Volunteers must register as a volunteer each year with AYSO's national online registration program, in Blue Sombrero.
The Blue Sombrero registration process is required by child protection policies implemented by AYSO and many other youth sports organizations

AYSO is a volunteer-powered organization.  


All AYSO volunteers (coaches, assistant coaches, team managers, parent coordinators, referees, field monitors, board members, etc.) must register as a volunteer each year. This annual registration is required as part of the many steps AYSO takes to adhere to the appropriate policies and regulations that concern volunteers who work with children. The registration site, is maintained by Blue Sombrero.

AYSO has recently introduced electronic signature capabilities that will make volunteer registration MUCH EASIER. As a returning volunteer, you will no longer be required to print your volunteer registration forms and submit them to the region. You only need to update/verify your registration information, electronically “sign” the document on the Blue Sombrero website ( and you’re done.

Volunteers that are new to AYSO or that have never before registered as a volunteer at Blue Sombrero ( must click Register Now and select Volunteer Registration MY2021.  

The process is straight-forward once your login to the Blue Sombrero website. Additional information on how to register as a volunteer can be found on our site If you have any issues with registration, please contact the Registrar at [email protected] .


In addition to annual registration, AYSO requires each volunteer to be properly certified for the job they will be performing during the season. For ALL volunteers, including Team Managers, and Team Parent Coordinators, this requirement includes AYSO’s Safe Haven & CDC Concussion Awareness training which covers basic safety and health information policies. Coaches must be properly certified as coaches for their division (U6, U8, etc.) and volunteers who wish to become referees must take the Basic Referee Course (at a minimum).


AYSO offers Safe Haven Training as an online course. For those of you that need to complete your Safe Haven Training, this can be a very quick and easy way to get it done. The course can be found on the website. Called “AYSOU is the last tab on our home page. Once you enter the site with your AYSO ID, click on "My Courses" and you should see " AYSO's Safe Haven" under the topic SAFE HAVEN. Once you complete the course online, your certification will be attached to your online record automatically.


AYSO recently introduced training on the topic of concussions. The course uses information from the "Heads Up: Concussion in High School Sports" initiative developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Like Safe Haven, the course is offered online on the AYSO Online Training website, AYSOU.. It is under the SAFE HAVEN topic and is called "AYSO CDC Concussion Awareness". Our regional policy requires all volunteers (coaches, referees, field monitors, team administrators, etc.) complete the Concussion Awareness course.


To maximize our region’s compliance with AYSO national requirements for volunteers, we enforce the following policies:

  • Registration: ALL coaches, referees, and team managers, team parent coordinators and board members must be registered at Blue Sombrero for the current season.
  • Safe Haven Certification: ALL coaches, referees, and team managers, team parent coordinators and board members must be Safe Haven Certified.
  • Coach Specific Certification: ALL coaches must be properly certified for the division they plan to coach. For example, a coach that is planning to volunteer in U10 must have a U10 Coaching Certification. Coaching certification for a different division will not satisfy this requirement. Any coach that has not satisfied the requirements above will NOT be assigned to a team in the fall. Additional detail on Coach Certification, including a list of clinics offered in our region can be found on our Coaching page.
  • CDC Concussion Awareness: ALL coaches and assistant coaches in all divisions must also complete the AYSO CDC Concussion Awareness training. Once you complete the online training, you will not have to repeat the course in the future.
  • Referee Specific Certification: ALL referees must be certified by taking, at a minimum, the Basic Referee Course. This requirement is in addition to the registration and Safe Haven requirement listed above for all volunteers.
  • Volunteer Point Allocation: ALL Referees, Field Monitors, or other volunteers earning points must be registered in Match-Track for the current season AND be appropriately certified to allocate points. The system will not allow you to allocate your points if the system does not indicate that these requirements have been met.

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