AYSO - Youth Soccer for Cedar Rapids, Marion, Mount Vernon, Vinton, Robins, Hiawatha


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  PDF document Slides of Spring 2021 Coaches Meeting presentation (March 11, 2021)
  YouTube video Recording of Virtual Spring 2021 Coaches Meeting (March 17, 2021)
  PDF document COVID-19 Return to Play Guidelines (August 18, 2020)
  PDF document AYSO Player General Release Form (September 7, 2020)

Instructions for returning and not-returning Coaches

Please contact all your players to verify if they are returning this spring. If you have any player shortages, please send an email to your Division Coordinator. Email addresses of the Division Coordinators can be found on the Contact Us page.
If you are not able to coach this Spring, then also send an email to your Division Coordinator.
You will be contacted by a Division Coordinator or an AYSO board member. If you haven't been contacted by Friday March 5th, then please send an email to your Division Coordinator.

Spring Coaches Meeting



Thursday, March 11th, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday, March 17th, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: This Spring Coaches Meeting will be held as a virtual meeting. Links to the meetings will be emailed to the coaches the week of the first coaches meeting. If you have not received the links by Wednesday night March 10th, then please send an email to  commissioner@ayso-cr.org.


Please check the Referees page for referee courses. We strongly encourage coaches to take the Basic Referee course. 


  PDF document Kids Zone flyer
  Word document Kids Zone Awareness Days and Pre-game Huddle Instructions
(August 31, 2019)
  PDF document US Soccer Player Development Initiative (includes rule changes and 10U Build-Out Line) (August 13, 2017)
  PDF document Build-Out Line FAQ (August 13, 2017)


Slides of previous Coaches Meetings

  PDF document Slides of Fall 2020 Coaches Meeting presentation (August 29, 2020)
  PDF document Slides of Spring 2020 Coaches Meeting presentation (March 7, 2020)
  PDF document Slides of Fall 2019 Coaches Meeting presentation (August 10, 2019)
  PDF document Slides of Spring 2019 Coaches Meeting presentation (March 16, 2019)


What’s required to become an AYSO coach?

If you’re willing to contribute your time and effort to ensuring that kids have a fun experience in a fair and safe program, then you possess the necessary prerequisites to become an AYSO Coach. Regardless of whether or not you know a lot about soccer, AYSO will provide the training and tools to help you become a good coach. We’ve had plenty of moms and dads that started out knowing little about soccer that have gone on to become terrific coaches.

If you would like to coach or assistant coach your child's soccer team, please mark this on your child's registration form. Contact us for more information.