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Ways to Volunteer at AYSO Region 212 - River Oaks
Please register as a volunteer on the website. Coaches please also sign up. Referees please email your interest at: [email protected]

Head Coaches
Responsible for:
- assisting athletes in developing their full potential through AYSO's Six Philosophies
- communicating with families
- planning, organizing, and delivering age appropriate activities for practices
- planning and coaching games
Click here to sign-up: Coach Sign-Up

Assistant Coaches
Responsible for:
- assisting athletes in developing their full potential through AYSO's Six Philosophies
- communicating with families
- assisting in planning, organizing, and delivering age appropriate activities for practices
- assist coaching games
Click here to sign-up: Assistant Coach Sign-Up

Assistant Referee
Responsible for:
- assisting the head referee
- enforcing the laws of the game
If interested, please email: AYSO Region 212

Youth Referee
Responsible for:
- enforcing the laws of the game
If interested, please email: AYSO Region 212

Official Linesman
Responsible for:
- notifying the referee when the ball has gone out of bounds of play
If interested, please email: AYSO Region 212

Team Parent
Responsible for:
-gathering/organizing Registration paperwork
-gathering/organizing Picture Day forms
-help pass out uniforms
-enforce Kids Zone
-fill in (in case of an emergency)

AYSO Store
Responsible for:
- helping to set up, run, clean up AYSO Store during AYSO events

Opening Ceremonies/Closing BBQ
Responsible for helping in one or more of the following areas:
-Organize Parade Teams
- Food Station
-Root Beer Floats Station
-Children Activities
-Volunteer Station
-Cleat/Shin Guards Exchange

Community Parades Chairman
Responsible for:
find community parades to participate in
-communicate expectations to families
-organize families at the parade

Coach Mentor
Responsible for:
-working with the Coach Administrator to mentor new coaches

Referee Mentor
Responsible for:
-working with the Referee Administrator to mentor new referees

Kids Zone Monitor
Responsible for:
-setting up Kids Zone signs
-monitoring spectators to ensure the Kids Zone Laws are being followed
-report “Kids Zone Stars” to RC


Instructions for Becoming a Volunteer

Applying to Become a Volunteer:
 - Click on "Register Now"
 - If you have not done so already, register your child
 - Once you've completed your child's information, you will see an option to "Register to Volunteer"
 - Choose the Volunteer Role (Be sure you have linked the role to your child.  This will assure you are assigned to his/her team.) 
 - Complete the electronic signature and print your application
Certification and Training
Take the Safe Haven certification and CDC Concussion awareness (Required for ALL volunteers).
 - Go to
 - Log in 
 - Click HOME
 - Click AYSOU (
 - Use our AYSO user name and password to log in (top right corner)
- Click on My Courses
 - Select Safe “Course MT02 - AYSO's Safe Haven” and complete
 - Select "AYSO CDC Concussion Awareness" and complete

Coach Training
If coaching U5 or U6, take Course C002 – U-6 Coach
If coaching U8, take Course C002 – U-6 Coach & Course C003 – U-8 Coach
If coaching U10, take Course C002 – U-6 Coach & Course C003 – U-8 Coach & Course C004 – U-10 Coach
Referee Training:
8U Level referees should participate only in the 8U Official Class. Participants should attempt to register for the course of their choice through

10U and 12U Levels will need to complete the online Regional Referee Course in addition to attending an in person Regional Referee Companion Class. To find a Regional Referee Companion class in your area, please log on to
Instructions to scheduling your online class:
- Go to
- Select eCommerce/Products and scroll down to the Regional Referee Course
- A $7.00 payment is required for the course. This will be reimbursed by the Region when you submit copies of  the receipt and certificate using the SAR form the course should be available at that point.


Safe Haven: Child & Volunteer Protection

Volunteers are the lifeblood of AYSO. To ensure the safety of both children and volunteers, each volunteer is required to take a short in-person or online training session called Safe Haven®. It focuses on safety and appropriate behavior with children as well as other on-field issues. Agreeing to a background check is also required for each volunteer.

Becoming Safe Haven® certified may take a little time, but AYSO families know their children’s safety is worth it. Safe Haven® is both a child and volunteer protection program. It was the first of its kind in youth sports.

The child protection aspect is intended to prevent child abuse, promote education and awareness, enforce policies and screen and train volunteers. It includes proactive steps that promote a positive, healthy environment for children.

Volunteer protection is the result of volunteer training, certification and continuing education. The Volunteer Protection Act of 1997 provides certain legal protections for volunteers who have been trained and certified and act in accordance with a written job description and AYSO’s policies and guidelines.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Child & Volunteer Protection Advocate (CVPA).

AYSO Safe Haven


Please contact Kris Beaver at Referee Administrator if you have questions about the referee program.  This is a volunteer activity, but the honor and reward is helping the players have a FAIR, FUN and SAFE game.

All Referee Volunteers must be register annually.  The first time you register you will receive an AYSO ID.  You will need this ID for future training and certifications.  SafeHaven and CDC Concussion are MANDATORY and must be completed before stepping on the field!   Click on AYSOU to find training links.  Log in using your system user name and password.  

We will post information here when a new referee class will be held.  If you want to become a certified referee and there is no class scheduled contact Kris at the above e-mail to get the process started.

Thank you for being a Referee!

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