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Welcome to AYSO Area 10S. Providing Youth Soccer in a fun, fair and save environment.

About Us 

We are one of the eight Areas under AYSO Section 10, serving our four local AYSO Regions: 46 Saugus, 677 Canyon Country, 678 Newhall-Valencia-Stevenson Ranch and 1441 Castaic. Our purpose is to provide League and All-Stars Inter-Regional play for U10, U12 and U14 Divisions in Post-Season play and to also provide quality soccer for U16 and U19 Divisions in Inter-Regional play during regular Fall Season.

Important Links 

  • AYSO National link
  • Section 10 link
  • Saugus Region 46 link
  • Canyon Country Region 677 link
  • Valencia-Newhall-Stevenson Ranch Region 678 link
  • Castaic Region 1441 link
  • Forms and Documents link

Becoming a Coach 

Coaching children is a very rewarding experience. And coaching your own child's team can be one of the most rewarding experiences of all! Coaches are pivotal to having children get the AYSO experience. If Regions don't have enough coaches, registration is scaled back, and kids who want to play in AYSO are turned away.

Do you have little or no experience with soccer? No problem! AYSO will teach you based on the age level you are coaching. Unique age-appropriate coach training is one of AYSO's specialties. If you plan to be at your child's soccer practices and games, you'll also have time to be your child's coach.

To become an AYSO coach, you must be certified in the age level you are coaching. Certification takes three easy steps. First, fill out a volunteer form. Then either attend a short Safe Haven™ course in person or online. Lastly, you must attend a brief age-specific coaching course. It's only a few hours.

Coaches are essential to the game. They teach children soccer skills and help develop a healthy, positive attitude, teamwork and good sportsmanship. Coaching is a rewarding experience because you have the opportunity to build a child's self-esteem, help them learn new skills and just have a lot of fun.

Contact your Region's Coach Administrator or Regional Commissioner if you are ready to become a coach.

I don't know anything about soccer. Can I still help coach?

Yes! AYSO provides training and materials. Being a coach involves skills you probably already have in addition to specific soccer knowledge. If you are uncertain, try being an assistant coach. Your Region's Coach Administrator will be happy to try to match you up with somebody with a little more experience.

Certification 

Coaches, both head and assistant, are one of the main ambassadors of our program. They have the most direct contact and influence over the players throughout the course of a season. It is for that very reason we make sure that ALL coaches are age-appropriately trained to meet the challenges of working with children of various ages. As an organization we need to ensure that coaches are continually enriching the lives of those children they interact with during the course of a season.

Below is a matrix for divisions and coaching course requirements.
U6 – U6 Coaching Course
U8 – U8 Coaching Course
U10 – U10 Coaching Course
U12 – U12 Coaching Course
U14 – Intermediate Coaching Course
U16 – Advanced Coaching Course
U19 – Advanced Coaching Course

AYSO offers coach training for every age group. The various levels are as follows and each one has its own course: U-6, U-8, U-10, U-12, Intermediate, Advanced and National.

What are the requirements and time involved with the various coach certifications?

AYSO's U-6, U-8, U-10, and U-12 courses are all considered “stand-alone” courses, meaning that you may take any one of them without having taken any prior courses. The U-12 course then becomes the prerequisite for taking the Intermediate course, which is the prerequisite for taking the Advanced course, which is the prerequisite for taking the National course. Course times are as follows

U-6 Coach - 2 hours
U-8 Coach - 2 hours
U-10 Coach - 3 hours
U-12 Coach - 5 hours
Intermediate Coach - 15 hours
Advanced Coach - 18 hours
National Coach - 56+ hours

Coach Links 

  • Online Training link
  • Safe Haven Information link
  • Official Lineup Cards PDF link

Becoming a Referee 

Why should you become an AYSO Referee? We need you. We can't have games without referees. More importantly, it's rewarding and working with kids is great fun!

Referees are critical to soccer - the game can't be played without them. The referee's job is to be the official in charge of the game. He is the independent arbiter and manager of the game. Her authority extends to everyone at the field, including players, substitutes, team officials, spectators, and even assistant referees.

The referee's No. 1 one concern is to keep the game as safe as possible for the players. While there is risk in all sports, the referee is responsible for minimizing such risks from field conditions, equipment, spectators, and the players.

The referee is responsible for enforcing the Laws of the Game in such a way as to keep the game safe, fair and fun for everyone: the players, the coaches, the spectators and themselves. He interferes with the game as little as possible, avoiding making calls for doubtful and trifling offenses. Referees only make calls for offenses they are sure occurred.

We want our kids to continue to play, and they keep playing as long as it is fun. Referees learn that fun soccer varies from age group to age group of players.

Certification 

There are the six certification levels for AYSO referees. Here is a brief description of the requirements for each. Contact your Regional Referee Administrator (RRA) for more details:

U-8 Official
(minimum age 10)
Complete the U-8 Official Course and pass the U-8 Official Exam.

Assistant Referee
(minimum age 12)
Complete the Assistant Referee Course and pass the Assistant Referee Exam.

Regional Referee
(minimum age 12)
Complete the Basic Referee Course and pass the Regional Referee Exam.

Intermediate Referee
(minimum age 14)
Complete 25 games as referee with at least five in U-12 games, complete the Intermediate Referee Course, pass the Intermediate Referee Exam and be (observed) mentored in a U-12 game.

Advanced Referee
(minimum age 16)
Complete 50 games as referee with at least 10 in U-14 and five as an assistant referee (in U-14), complete the Advanced Referee Course, pass the Advanced Referee Exam, pass one assessment as referee and one as assistant referee in a U-14 match, pass the AYSO Physical Fitness Test and do a minimum of five service units (contact your RRA for details).

National Referee
(minimum age 18)
Complete 100 games as referee with at least 30 in U-16 and U-19 games and 25 as Assistant Referee with at least 10 in U-19, complete the National Referee Course, pass the National Referee Exam, pass two assessments as referee in U-16 or U-19 matches and one as assistant referee in a U-19 match, complete the AYSO Physical Fitness Test and do an additional five service units (contact your RRA for details).

Referee Links 

  • Referee Schedule Log On link
  • Online Training link
  • Safe Haven Information link
  • Referee Game Report PDF link

Area Guidelines 

  • Will play again January 2017.

U16-19 Divisions 

  • Will play again September to November 2016.

Club Program 

Affordable club soccer is now well within reach with AYSO Challenge. This ground-breaking program allows AYSO teams to participate in the Coast Soccer League against the best clubs in Southern California and seek progressively higher levels of competition. Because our head coaches are volunteers, the cost is much lower than typical club prices and there are no hidden training fees. And because we are AYSO we can guarantee that you will play at least 50% of each game and be coached by trainers who embrace the AYSO tenants of Positive Coaching, Player Development and Good Sportsmanship.

What makes Challenge truly a success is that its teams are still part of the AYSO family and they show their support by “Giving Back” to their home region through volunteer and referee efforts to ensure our programs are the best in Southern California!

In our inaugural 2014 season, AYSO Challenge 10S went 76-31-16 with 10 teams from Region 678 (Valencia United) and Region 46 (Saugus United). Three teams won their respective Bronze North divisions, while three other teams took second. We expect five of these teams to move on to the Silver division next year and our U19 Girls will go Gold for 2015. If there were any doubts as to whether AYSO can compete at the club level, those doubts were systematically crushed on the pitch!

Learn More 

To learn more about AYSO Challenge send us an email now. You can also visit the AYSO Challenge Program pages at both Saugus Region 46 and Valencia Region 678.


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Directors 
Robert Benadivez
Area Director
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Larry Smith
Scheduler
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Louis Chevalier
Assist. Area Director
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Kris Benavidez
Secretary
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Robert Benavidez
Coach Admin.
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Joe Lloyd
Referee Assessment
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Craig Kessler
Manag. Admin.
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Rick Lynds
Referee Admin.
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Ben Hope
Treasurer
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Directors 
Joe Franco
Challenge Program
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Kurt Kampe
Referee Instruction
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Rick Darbourne
Challenge Program
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Greg Barbula
EXTRA Program
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Robert Benavidez
Tournament Dir.
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William Cheriegate
Website Contact
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Laurie Wagner
UD Coordinator
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Coach Trainer
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Open
Auditor
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Directors 
Chris Stockwell
Canyon Commissioner
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Steve Grover
Saugus Commissioner
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Gordon Schaffner
Valencia Commissioner
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Bryan Cunningham
Castaic Commissioner
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