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WELCOME TO MUNDELEIN AYSO 372 SOCCER!

TEAM VOLUNTEERS

Adult Volunteer Role Descriptions & Training Requirements

  • Coach
  • Team Manager
  • Referee

Info Below

Youth Volunteer Role Descriptions & Training Requirements

  • Youth Referee
  • VIP Buddy
  • Summer Camp Volunteer
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AYSOU Training Access

To Access AYSOU:

  • You will need to wait one business day after submitting your volunteer application or updating your account password, before you can access the AYSOU website (systems refreshes overnight).
  • After waiting one day, log in at mundeleinayso.org with your volunteer login, and click Home to return to the homepage.
  • Click on the link to AYSOU from the homepage toolbar.
  • Log into AYSOU with the same username and password as for your volunteer account at mundeleinayso.org This will establish the link between your volunteer account at mundeleinayso.org and your account at AYSOU.org so that your course certificates sync with your volunteer profile. 
  • It is recommended to always access the AYSOU site through the link on the mundeleinayso.org homepage when completing the AYSO training courses. 

Coach

Time Commitment:

2-4 hours per week during the season.

AYSO Coach Requirements:

  1. Annual Background Check
  2.  AYSO's Safe Haven Training (online)
  3.  CDC: Concussion Awareness Training (online)
  4.  Coach Certification - by division (online & in-person)

Training courses are available to all AYSO volunteers for free on the AYSOU Online Learning Resources website.

To Access AYSOU: Info Above

Team Manager

The team manager has a very active role in helping with the team. You serve as a vital communication link between the coaches, parents, and the players. By helping the coach with all the extra details, you help the team to function well and leave the coach free to instruct the players.

Being the team parent helps the team have a great season. You should delegate whenever possible, people like to be included. Many times, parents are just waiting to be asked to help. Just as the players must work together as a team to be successful, the parents will find more satisfaction if they too become involved and work together for the Team’s benefit.

We thank you in advance for creating the best possible experience for your players, their parents, and your coaches. Please feel free to contact the coach and administrators with any questions or issues that may arise throughout the season.

OVERVIEW OF TEAM PARENT ACTIVITIES
Prior to Regular Season:
•        Prepare snack schedule
•        Communication of practice and game schedule

During Regular Season:
•        Help with team Pictures
•        Communication between Club, Coach and Parents

End of Regular Season:
•        Plan team Party
•        Organize Coach gifts
•        Pick up trophies:

AYSO Referee

Time Commitment:

2-4 hours per week during the season.

AYSO Referee Requirements:

Adult and youth referees complete the same training courses.

  1. Annual Background Check (adult volunteers only, youth volunteers do not submit a background check)
  2. AYSO's Safe Haven Training (online)
  3. CDC: Concussion Awareness Training (online)
  4. AYSO Regional Referee Certification -  (online & in-person).

Training courses are available to all AYSO volunteers for free on the AYSOU Online Learning Resources website.
To Access AYSOU: Info Above

Youth Referee Program

YOUTH REFEREE PROGRAM

The Youth Referee Program in Region 372 was launched to answer the growing demand for referees and to provide a leadership opportunity for young people in our community.

Girls and boys ages 12-17 take the required referee training courses which certify them to officiate as assistant or center referees. These youth referees meet the same certifications as adults. 

Prospective youth referees are welcome to attend any Basic Referee class; training classes near the start of the fall and spring seasons so that new youth referees can be trained for the upcoming season. 

A mentor accompanies youth referees to their initial games. There is an opportunity for additional training to cover games in the U12 and U14 Divisions as well as to be assistant referees (run the lines) for games. AYSO guidelines establish that a youth referee should typically be at least two years older than the Division he or she is officiating as the center referee.  (For example, a twelve-year-old youth referee  may be the center referee for a U10 game.)  

The program has multiple benefits:

  • Inspires younger players, giving them role models to look up to
  • Young people participating in the Youth Referee program get a chance to do community service and a unique opportunity for intellectual and emotional growth.
  • Helps relieve the shortage of U10 referees
  • Gives our youth a chance to “graduate” to acting as (paid) assistant referees for Northwind games (see the website for current Northwind AR fees)

RESPONSIBILITY OF ALL INVOLVED ADULTS

Although we expect the best behavior from everyone toward all referees, it is simply forbidden to criticize a youth referee. There is NO TOLERANCE FOR NEGATIVE COMMENTS TO OR ABOUT YOUTH REFEREES (or any other game officials, for that matter) at any time before, during, or after games.

Anyone who does so will be asked to leave the game vicinity by the center referee, and the Regional Board may also choose to enact further sanctions.

These youth referees are well trained, and many are also experienced players; however they are still youngsters without the life experience to handle negative remarks. Please give each your full support and help model good behavior for others to follow.

FINALLY

Thank you for your cooperation in this exciting program. Have a great season! For more information on the Youth Referee Program, please contact: Bob Pechtl [email protected]

AYSO VIP BUDDY

Time Commitment:

2 hours per week during the season.

AYSO VIP Buddy Requirements:

The VIP Buddy is a Youth Volunteer role.

  1. AYSO's Safe Haven Training (online)
  2. CDC: Concussion Awareness Training (online)
  3. VIP Buddy Training (in-person)

Training courses are available to all AYSO volunteers for free on the AYSOU Online Learning Resources website.

To Access AYSOU: Info Above

Contact Email:
AYSO Region 372 VIP Program Director - Valerie Walker [email protected]

National Partners

Thank You Sponsors

Contact Us

MUNDELEIN AYSO 372 SOCCER

AYSO Region 372, PO Box 783
Mundelein, Illinois 60060

Email Us: [email protected]
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