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Deerfield AYSO - Region 1007

Volunteer Registration

*Due to guidelines set forth by Governor Pritzker, we will not be able to have games.  Training sessions will be running, but teams will not be formed.  All training sessions during the fall session will be run by run by P2 and parent volunteers will not be needed.

Team-based Volunteers

Deerfield AYSO is an all-volunteer organization.  Coaches, Referees, Team Parents – we’re all parents of players or former players, or just people committed to carrying on the great tradition of soccer in Deerfield.

If you have not considered coaching or refereeing, please take this opportunity to think about it:

  • We will provide all the training you need
  • The experience is deeply rewarding – watching the player’s progress from fall to spring is truly a pleasure!
  • In the younger divisions, you can still be an effective coach without having played as a kid or even having an intricate understanding of the game
  • We are all part of a volunteer community and simply put, we need your help!

As a coach, your time commitment will be 1-3 hours per week during season. A coach participates on game days, holds team practices, teaches game fundamentals to the players, 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.


How do I register as a volunteer?


  • All volunteer registration is done online at We are Region 1007.
  • Follow all instructions and electronically sign the volunteer application

All volunteers are subject to a criminal background check and therefore must provide a government issued picture ID.  As we need to verify identify, we will need you to present this ID to us in person.  Please print out your volunteer form once completed, and present it to the coach administrator during one of the walk-in sessions.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Seth Benjamin, our regional coach administrator.  He can be reached at [email protected]

All coaches are volunteers and although the above requirements are mandatory, satisfaction and competition of them does NOT assure placement. Character, history, adherence to the AYSO Philosophy and Rules and Regulations all play a role in the selection process.

Coach's Code of Conduct

  • Enthusiastically support and practice the “Everyone Plays,” “Good Sportsmanship” and “Positive Coaching” philosophies of AYSO.
  • Be reasonable in your demands on a young player’s time, energy, enthusiasm and performance on the field.
  • Impress on your players that they must abide by the Laws of the Game at all times.
  • Develop team respect for the ability of opponents and for the judgment of referees and opposing coaches.
  • Ensure that your players’ soccer experience is one of fun and enjoyment (winning is only part of it).
  • Players should never be yelled at or ridiculed for making mistakes or losing a game.
  • Set a good example and be generous with your praise when it is deserved. Children need a coach they can respect.
  • Keep informed of sound principles of coaching, growth and child development.
  • Never argue with or complain about referees’ calls or decisions.
  • Check your equipment and playing facilities. They should meet safety standards and be appropriate for the age and ability of your players.
  • Follow the advice of a physician when determining when an injured child is ready to play again.
  • Rotate players and positions at each substitution break.

Safety Guide

Summer Safety: Heat Issues

Unlike seasons past, it seems this year we have seen a large number of heat related injuries and worse. Kids can be more susceptible to problems BUT with a little help and their own natural instincts, they should be fine. Please read below for heat related symptoms and responses but most of all for preventive measures.

Preventive Measures

  • First, proper hydration is essential. Ideally, we should be getting our kids to start drinking water 2-3 hours BEFORE practices and games. Yeah, right. However, anything you can do to get as much water down as possible will help. They MUST bring enough water to practices and games to keep refreshed and hydrated as needed.
  • Coaches, here’s an idea:  I have always brought 2 water bottles for myself to each practice and game. Then I would wait before using any to make sure that each player had his own and enough first.
  • Frequent breaks, such as every 15 minutes, for water is essential.
  • DO NOT PUSH!! Kids (and their bodies) know when they are hot and/or tired. They may want to rest (let them) or they may just slow down. Either way, understand and recognize it.
  • COOL TIP: Gatorade (or similar)  and ice cubes for breaks!

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Deerfield AYSO - Region 1007

1400 Bayberry Lane 
Deerfield, Illinois 60015

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