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Tehachapi AYSO Region 479

We need Volunteers!!!

Tehachapi AYSO is a 100% volunteer-run organization. Coaches, referees and administrators are volunteers. Nationally Over 220,000 parents, neighbors, relatives and friends lend their time and talents so that each child gets a terrific AYSO experience.

AYSO's volunteer foundation ensures that it's all about what's good for kids. It also makes AYSO very affordable. AYSO operates in a business manner, but volunteers ensure its "profits" are happy, healthy kids playing a sport they can enjoy for life.

AYSO has developed special training that helps parents who may have little or no soccer experience quickly gain the age-appropriate knowledge and skills they need to be effective coaches and referees. It also has unique administrative and management training. This ensures that each community program:

  • Abides by the AYSO philosophies
  • Offers a great AYSO experience
  • Continues to grow, offering the AYSO opportunity to more children

It only takes a few hours to become qualified as an introductory-level coach or referee. But if you're not able to commit even that much time, there are many small jobs you can help with. Even a couple of hours each season are an important contribution to your team and Region!

AYSO training doesn't stop as long as you're having fun. Referees, coaches and administrators have clinics, workshops and other advanced training available to advance their skills.

Volunteer Positions

Team Volunteer Positions

  1.  Coach and Assitant Coach: No experience is required for coaching U12 or younger. Classes for U12 and younger are operated by Region 479. Classes for U10 and under are also available HERE. Coaches for U14 and higher must already be certified for U12.
  2. Team Parent: Responsible for coordinating the team banner, team snack schedule, coach gifts, and end-of-season party.
  3.  Referees: Two referees per team. Referee classes are operated by Region 479. No experience necessary! The Basic Referee course is also available HERE.
  4. Field Maintenance: The Field Maintenance Volunteer(s) for the teams who play first games of the day need to help set up banner stands and corner flags, U6/U8 divisions also need to set up their nets. The Volunteer(s) for the teams who play last games of the day need to help put away banner stands and corner flags, empty trash, U6/U8 teams need to put away their nets. 
  5.  Snack Bar: 1 volunteer must work one 2-hour shift (or two volunteers can split the two hour shift) at the Snack Bar during the team's scheduled time slot.

I'm convinced. Sign me up!

For coaching, referee, and team parent positions, select the Registrations Tab and register as a volunteer. The earlier you can do this, the better, so that we can complete background checks more quickly.

AYSO requires that all Coaches, Referees, and Team Parents be trained in Safe Haven and Concussion Awareness. These training courses can be taken online HERE.

Thank you for Volunteering with Tehachapi AYSO. We appreciate all that you do to help ensure the children in our region have a safe and fun Soccer season!

Board Member Volunteers

Volunteer Leaders Help Create A Great AYSO Experience

Each AYSO Region is led by a Region Board who help with strategy and implementation of creating a great soccer program for children. There are seven required board positions in every Region, but the board can include others to help with the process. If you are interested in serving in these important volunteer positions, step forward and speak with your Regional Commissioner today!

Required Region Board Position

Want to learn more about the board positions? Here they are...

Regional Commissioner

Leads the Region and its Regional Board. They consider the needs of their community in providing a vibrant, growing Region ensuring as many players as possible get the AYSO experience. Their role includes overseeing strategy, finances, volunteer recruitment, scheduling, policies and procedures, growth and most of all, making soccer fun for the players.


Plans and carries out the annual registration of all players including choosing sign-up locations, coordinating on-site and gathering applications and fees.


Handles the financial activity of the Region, and its paperwork, including registration collection and recording, savings, paying bills and deposits.

Safety Director

Applies safety requirements and oversees maintenance to all soccer equipment, nets, fields and facilities.

Coach Admin

Leads the Region's volunteer coaching program.

Referee Admin

Implements the AYSO National Referee Program at the Region level, including implementing training and development, certification and more.


Plans and implements the annual registration of all Region volunteers. They follow the guidelines of the Safe Haven® program including gathering applications for volunteer positions, screening applicants and upholding state laws that protect children.

For more information regarding these positions please visit

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Tehachapi AYSO Region 479

PO Box 1804 
Tehachapi, California 93581

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 661-750-0695
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