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1 THE DREAM CONTINUES: YOUR WEEK at the 2014 NATIONAL GAMES An exploration of the National Games Experience 1

2 A Great National Games Experience Starts with Great Communication Customer service is not a department Customer service is an attitude Set the Tone Communicate! Communicate! 2

3 Who are the National GamesCustomers? 3

4 Great National Games Starts with Great Communication Use Your Tools – Shutterfly Team Site – National Games Website – Team Parents – Region Website, National Director of Tournaments, Venue Chair, National Office staff 4

5 We are all Ambassadors for AYSO National Games 5

6 THE 2014 NATIONAL GAMES We are going to be taking a look at what will be taking place the entire week of the National Games We will be using past National Games experiences to guide us. 6

7 THE BEGINNING Mike Michalski is best known as the founder of the AYSO National Games. After running an annual tournament in Southern California for a number of years, he decided to invite AYSO players from all over the U.S. to one location to play in a tournament. That tournament has become the AYSO National Games. 7

8 2014 NATIONAL GAMES June 29 th – July 6 th Torrance Core Teams & some VIP Teams Riverside Extra, Adult, & some VIP Teams 8

9 2014 NATIONAL GAMES Got your invite ? Start making plans with YOUR AYSO TEAM 9 Players Fans CoachesReferees

10 ACCEPTANCE PROCEDURE Youve received an invitation and want to accept …….YES!!!!!! Regional Response form with National Games Fee must be sent in by the due date 10

11 AT THE NATIONAL GAMES If you have not yet received an invite, it may not be too late to go to the 2014 games. Check with NDOT, Venue chair, or National office staff for any available slots 11

12 PLAYER ELIGIBILITY To be eligible to participate in the National Games, all players must meet a Registration requirement and a Primary Program participation requirement. It is the intent of these rules that participants will not join the organization for the express or singular purpose of participating in the National Games and that teams will not be formed with any participants thus joining. 12

13 REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT Eligible players must be either: Registered in eAYSO MY BY 3/31/13 Registered in eAYSO MY BY 3/31/14 OR Registered in eAYSO MY BY 9/30/13 13

14 PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENT To be eligible to participate in the National Games, players meeting the registration requirements must be certified by the RC as having actively participated in a primary program. Active Participation is defined as having played in 1/2 of the scheduled games. Primary Program- includes approved Extra programs but not other programs 14

15 COACHING REQUIREMENT All AYSO coaches (and assistants) who wish to coach in the AYSO National Games must, at a minimum: Be a registered volunteer in eAYSO for membership year Have Safe Haven Coach certification Be trained per the National Coaching Program Guidelines at age/skill level of the team entered CAN ONLY BE A COACH OR ASSISTANT FOR ONE TEAM. 15

16 AT THE NATIONAL GAMES All rostered players will be verified at the National Office If any doubt or question check with NDOT sooner than later There is always a coach or player who finds out at the games they are not eligible 16

17 PAPER WORK Make sure paper work is organized National Games Roster Medical releases Emergency Authorization ID cards for Players/Coaches Game Cards 17

18 SPORTSMANSHIP TRADITIONS National Games are a celebration, not a national championship. There are sportsmanship traditions. 18

19 SPORTSMANSHIP TRADITIONS Regional/Team Banner Team/National Games Pins and Coins Regional/Team Uniforms Area/Regional/Team T-shirts 19

20 Regional/Team Banner 20

21 Team/National Games Pins and Coins 21

22 REGIONAL/TEAM UNIFORMS Need two sets of contrasting colors 22

23 Area/Regional/Team T-shirts 23

24 TEAM CHECK IN 24

25 TEAM CHECK-IN All teams must check in at their National Games headquarters during dates and times noted in the NG master schedule. Bring all paper work and arrive early Torrance: Salon EF Torrance Marriott Sunday, June 29 th, 2014 – 12pm-7pm Monday, June 30 th, 2014 – 8am-7pm Tuesday, July 1 st, 2014 – 8am-2pm Riverside: Riverside Convention Center Sunday, June 29 th, 2014 – 12pm-7pm Monday, June 30 th, 2014 – 8am-7pm Tuesday, July 1 st, 2014 – 8am-2pm 25

26 OPENING CEREMONY 26 VIP Teams Soccerfest Players Referees 2016 Host Section Teams by Sections

27 OPENING CEREMONY 27

28 OPENING CEMEMONY 28

29 OPENING CEREMONY Torrance: StubHub Tennis Center – July 1 st, 5pm-8pm Riverside: Location TBD – July 1 st, 5pm-8pm 29

30 Special Meetings/Dinners Soccerfest - Tuesday Coaches - Tuesday Referees - Tuesday Volunteers - Thursday 30

31 SOCCERFEST MEETINGS Torrance - Marriott Host Hotel – Time TBA Riverside- Marriott Host Hotel – Time TBA 31

32 COACHES MEETING/DINNER July 1 st, 2014 Torrance – Location TBD – 9pm-10pm Riverside – Riverside Convention Center - 9pm-10pm 32

33 REFEREES MEETING/DINNER July 1 st, 2014 Torrance – Location TBD – 9pm-10pm Riverside – Riverside Convention Center – 9pm-10pm 33

34 SOCCERFEST Creates the atmosphere for the games Fundamental part of the Games Integral part of the Games experience Every Coach/Player should participate Players are enriched by interacting with players/coaches from across the country Players/Coaches make friends, not opponents 34

35 SOCCERFEST 35

36 SOCCERFEST Torrance - All Fields, July 2 nd - 8am-4:30pm Riverside – AB Brown Soccer Complex, July 2 nd – 8am-4:30pm 36

37 VIP GAME 37

38 VIP GAMES Torrance – Wilson Park Sports Complex Riverside – AB Brown Complex July 3 rd – 8am-5pm July 4 th – 8am-5pm July 5 th – 8am-5pm (optional) 38

39 YOUTH EVENT 39

40 YOUTH EVENTS Torrance – July 2 nd, 5:30pm-10pm, Seaside Lagoon Riverside – July 2 nd, 5:30pm-10pm, Castle Park 40

41 VOLUNTEER DINNER 41

42 VOLUNTEERS DINNERS Torrance – July 3 rd, Time TBD Riverside – July 3 rd, Time TBD 42

43 POOL PLAY Two games on Thursday Two games on Friday One game Saturday morning U10 power pooling 43

44 U10 POOL PLAY Initial pools based on geographic diversity Two games on Thursday Regrouped into new pools based on Thursday's performance (power pooling) Two games on Friday Regrouped into new pools based on Thursday and Friday's performance (power pooling) Next three(two on Saturday and one Sunday morning) games will determine team placement for medals 44

45 QUARTER FINALS Saturday afternoon Top two teams from the 4 pools are paired 1 st from one pool versus 2 nd from another pool 1 st and 2 nd from the same pool are placed in opposite sides of the bracket Winners advance to the semifinals Runner-ups advance to the consolation semifinals 45

46 SEMIFINALS/FINALS Semifinals Sunday morning Winners advance to the Finals Runner ups to the 3 rd Place game All Finals and 3 rd Place games Sunday afternoon 46

47 CONSOLATION SEMIFINALS/PLACE GAMES Winners advance to 1st place game Runner-ups advance to 3rd place game All consolation place games – Sunday afternoon 47

48 AWARDS Sportsmanship Division winners Place medals All divisions AYSO Michalski Sportsmanship Cup 48

49 SPORTSMANSHIP AWARDS Division Winners Torrance – West High, July 5 th, 2014, After Pool Play Riverside – AB Brown Soccer Complex, July 5 th, 2014, After Pool Play 49

50 PLACE MEDALS Division Winners Torrance – July 6 th, After Championship Round on the field Riverside – July 6 th, After Championship Round on the field 50

51 AYSO MICHALSKI SPORTSMANSHIP CUP The AYSO Michalski Sportsmanship Cup is an honor dedicated to AYSO Hall of Famer and founder of the AYSO National Games, Michael "Mike" Michalski and celebrates teams that display good sportsmanship, fairness and respect. 51

52 AYSO MICHALSKI SPORTSMANSHIP CUP Torrance – July 6 th, After Championship Round on the field Riverside – July 6 th, After Championship Round on the field 52

53 WRAP-UP Pack and leave for home Pay all final bills Send out Thank-yous to all contributors with team picture from the Games Any excess funds need to be given to the Region for future National Games trips Team Party – share pictures/videos 53

54 Section Tournament Administrators Section 1 – Laura Love Fred Silver Section 2 – Drew Van Horne Section 9 – Stephen Service Section 3 – Steve Barth Section 10 – Graham Rice Section 4 – Terry Kelley Section 11 – Carlos Alcaino Section 5 – Jess Sullivan Section 12 – Annette Klein Section 6 - Teri Frice Dave Ehrhart Section 7 - Maynard Pang Section 13 – Donald Mock Section 8 – Beth Baker Section 14 – Alan Degan 54 Resources

55 NATIONAL TOURNAMENT ADVISORY COMMISSION Irwin Kavy National Director of Tournaments Steve Alpert Section 3 & 13 Bruce Bricks Section 11 David Ehrhart Section 2,9, & 12 Bill Hoffmann Section 4, 6, & 8 John Hadidan Section 10 Laura Love Section 1 & 7 Randy Smith Section 5, 13, 14 & 99 Dianne Stratton NTAC Special Consultant Brendan Cravalho NBOD Liaison Scott Gimple National Office Liaison 55

56 We are ALL AYSO National Games Ambassadors! 56

57 Open Discussion What other questions do you have? How can we help? What can we do to assist you? 57

58 Customer Service Advice From an Expert Whatever you do, do it well. Do it so well that when people see you do it they will want to bring others and show them how well you do what you do. Walt Disney

59 Great AYSO Soccer Starts with Great Communication Each player and parent should know how to reach their Region leadership from a tool provided for them to reference at home Business Card Magnet Brochure Flyer Bookmark

60 Each year, the AYSO National Office receives thousands of calls/ s from concerned families who can not reach their local Region or do not get replies to questions about… …player registration …coach, team, practice time, location …volunteer points, referee points …playoff criteria and participation …refunds, uniform returns, next registration

61 They would rather be communicating with you! Reachable phone and publicized AYSO - Website up to date Make sure there is room for messages REPLY ASAP REPLY ASAP


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