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Aug, 2021


Volunteer Application
Every volunteer (coach, referee, board member, team parent, etc.) must submit a Volunteer Application each year through our Sports Connect portal.  The application is delivered to AYSO National Headquarters for an annual background check, which screens for volunteers’ suitability to work with our participants.  These background checks will be performed by a contracted 3rd party vendor, Sterling. Once the results of the background check are received by National and by Region 216, the volunteer will be evaluated for the volunteer positions selected.  

Training Requirements
In addition to the annual Volunteer Application and Background Check, there are certain training requirements that MUST be completed by all volunteers. 

1) Safe Haven 
All volunteers must complete the AYSO Safe Haven course before they are allowed to participate in any region activities.  This course can be completed online through AYSO's learning platform, AYSOU, under the "Online Courses" tab. All volunteers are required to complete this PRIOR to receiving team contact information and prior to holding team practice, so please complete the course at your earliest convenience.

2) CDC Concussion Awareness
The Concussion Awareness training can be completed online through the AYSOU platform.  Once you have successfully completed the course, your certification record will be updated.

3) Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) 
The Sudden Cardiac Arrest training can be completed online through the AYSOU platform. Once you have successfully completed the course, your certification record will be updated. 

To access the online courses, please follow the below steps:

  1. 1) Login to your Sports Connect account from the Region 216 home page by clicking the Login button
  2. 2) Click the Home tab (left)
  3. 3) Click the AYSOU tab and click Login (no password should be required)
  4. 4) Click Online Courses and choose your desired courses.
If you have any questions on this process, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, BLANCA BOWMAN at [email protected]

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