Coach and Referee Training

Each year, all AYSO coaches and referees must complete both on-line and in-person training to help ensure the safety and enjoyment for the players in the season to come. Announcements regarding the availability of the on-line training is provided by Email to the Coaches and Referees typically in early March. Formal instructions to access the AYSO on-line training portal are as follows:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on Online Training on the top menu bar.
  3. Click on Go To Online Certification and Training.
  4. Enter your AYSO ID (found on or the registration form you printed) and your last name.

Prior to attending the in-person training, two on-line courses must be completed:

  1. Safe Haven, and,
  2. One of the following depending on if the volunteer is a Coach or Referee:
    • Coach Training Pertinent to the Coach's AYSO Division
    • Basic Referee Training

In-person training typically occurs between in late-March to late-April at a local school in Dubuque.