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AYSO Region 418 Chicago Lakefront

Volunteer Registration

The volunteer registration is a three step process. Click HERE for detailed adult volunteer registration instructions. Click HERE for youth volunteer registration instructions.

Step 1: Volunteer Application

Click 'Sign Up' next to your chosen volunteer role from the list on the volunteer registration page and complete the volunteer application in your account. 

Step 2: Volunteer Background Check

Every volunteer age 18 and over must complete a background check every year. Youth volunteers under the age of 18 do not need a background check.

Step 3: Volunteer Training & Certification

AYSO provides free training and certification specific to each volunteer role.
Visit our Role Descriptions page for training & certification requirements.
Email our Ref Administrator if you want to ref.
Email our Coach Administrator if you want to coach.
How to register for coach and ref courses.
For other volunteer positions, email our Regional Commissioner.

Volunteer Roles

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2023 - 2024 Volunteer/Staff Registration

AYSO Coach Instructor 
AYSO Referee Instructor 
AYSO418 Board Member 
Northwind Board Member 
Core Program Division Administrator 

Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 Core Soccer

Assistant Coach
Head Coach
Team Parent


  • In order to ensure the safety of all of the members of our Region 418 family, we do background checks on all of our adult volunteers each and every year, so all coaches, referees and regional administrators must annually register as volunteers.
  • Background checks are done annually to ensure that we are doing everything possible to never place our kids' well being at risk.  Any volunteer who is going to be directly working with our youth players or possibly come in contact with their personal information will have passed a comprehensive background check and is required to complete AYSO Safe Haven® training as well as position-specific training courses. AYSO in-person and online training focuses on the best ways to work with children and important safety protocols.
  •  Our volunteer registration system has the highest levels of security to maintain the confidentiality of our volunteers' information.  When you register as a volunteer, you will be given an AYSO ID which is used to track the completion of training and certifications necessary, depending on the role you wish to fill.

Our CVPA (Child and Volunteer Protection Advocate) is your resource if you have questions or problems completing this process. Feel free to contact the Region 418 CVPA regarding any volunteer registration question you may have by emailing [email protected].


  • To make the application process quick and easy, have your driver's license or state ID, social security number, and two personal references ready.
  • If your child is enrolled in the program, make sure to submit your volunteer application from the account used to register your child, so that your volunteer application is linked with your child's program registration.

National Partners

Region 418 Sponsors and Partners

Contact Us

AYSO Region 418 - Chicago Lakefront

4507 N Ravenswood Ave, Suite 101
Chicago, Illinois 60640

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 312-216-0102
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