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Morton Grove AYSO Region 794

Team-Based Volunteers

Why AYSO Works

AYSO works because our volunteers work. The volunteers work because they believe in the AYSO philosophies. Our phenomenal growth underscores AYSO's commitment to a healthy competitive atmosphere for youth soccer players, combined with dedication toward the development of responsible individuals.

Team-based Volunteers

Every team needs a Coach, Asst. Coach, Team Parent and Referee.  If you've never thought you could be a coach or referee, consider that:

  • The Morton Grove AYSO provides all the training you need
  • The experience is deeply rewarding - watching the players progress from fall to spring is truly a pleasure!
  • Especially in the younger divisions, you can still be an effective coach or referee without having played as kid or even having an intricate understanding of the game 
  • AYSO is a volunteer community and, simply put, we need your help!

Coach
Time commitment: 2-3 hrs/wk during season. The AYSO volunteer position of coach is intended to develop in players a positive image of themselves, their teammates, coaches, game officials, and opponents, and provide a good role model for players. Additionally, the coach will develop in his/her players the appropriate soccer skills as recommended in the AYSO coaching manuals. A coach participates on game days, holds team practices, teaches game fundamentals to the players, completes coach training, and helps players develop good sportsmanship. You don't need to have played soccer or know much about it in order to coach. Particularly at the lower levels, many coaches learn the game along with their kids. AYSO Coach Description

Time commitment: 2-3 hrs/wk during season.  The AYSO volunteer position of assistant coach is intended to help the head coach with all coaching responsibilities.The assistant coach assists the coach at practices and games and stands in for the coach when necessary. Attends coach training and weekly practices and games.  AYSO Assistant Coach Description

Time commitment: 1½ hrs/wk during season. The team parent handles any of the team's administrative responsibilities and assists the coach and assistant coach, e.g., distributing uniforms, communicating practice and game times, picking up coach plaques, coordinating the snack schedules/trophies (in the younger divisions).  AYSO Team Parent Description

Time commitment: 1-4 hours on game day. The AYSO volunteer position of referee is intended to manage soccer matches played between teams of youth players in the age groups from U-5 to U-19 according to the AYSO National Rules and Regulations, the FIFA Laws of the Game and the training curriculum as specified in the AYSO National Referee Program. The referee is expected to cooperate with coaches and other officials to develop a positive self-image in the players and to provide a good role model for all AYSO participants. The referee arbitrates games, helping players understand why an infraction or penalty is called.  At younger levels, referees may show the proper way to do throw-ins, corner kicks, and goal kicks, etc.  Attends referee training and one annual referee meeting.  AYSO Referee Description

Youth Referee
Same duties as referee. Youth referees are players or youth age 12 and up. Can use this experience to meet school community service requirements.


If you have questions or an interest in signing up for one of the above roles then please email:

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Morton Grove AYSO Region 794

P.O. Box 64 
Morton Grove, Illinois 60053

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 847-470-8654
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