4Great National Games Starts with Great Communication Use Your ToolsShutterfly Team SiteNational Games WebsiteTeam ParentsRegion Website, National Director of Tournaments, Venue Chair, National Office staff
6THE 2014 NATIONAL GAMESWe are going to be taking a look at what will be taking place the entire week of the National GamesWe will be using past National Games experiences to guide us.
7THE BEGINNINGMike 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.
82014 NATIONAL GAMES June 29th – July 6th Torrance Core Teams & some VIP TeamsRiversideExtra, Adult, & some VIP Teams
92014 NATIONAL GAMESGot your invite ? Start making plans with YOUR AYSO TEAMPlayersFansCoachesReferees
10You’ve received an invitation and want to accept …….YES!!!!!! ACCEPTANCE PROCEDUREYou’ve received an invitation and want to accept …….YES!!!!!!Regional Response form with National Games Fee must be sent in by the due date
11AT THE NATIONAL GAMESIf 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
12formed with any participants thus joining. PLAYER ELIGIBILITYTo 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 beformed with any participants thus joining.
13REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT Eligible players must be either:Registered in eAYSO MY BY 3/31/13Registered in eAYSO MY BY 3/31/14ORRegistered in eAYSO MY BY 9/30/13
14PARTICIPATION 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
15COACHING REQUIREMENTAll 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 yearHave Safe Haven Coach certificationBe trained per the National Coaching Program Guidelines at age/skill level of the team enteredCAN ONLY BE A COACH OR ASSISTANT FOR ONE TEAM.
16AT THE NATIONAL GAMESAll rostered players will be verified at the National OfficeIf any doubt or question check with NDOT sooner than laterThere is always a coach or player who finds out at the games they are not eligible
17PAPER WORK Make sure paper work is organized National Games Roster Medical releasesEmergency AuthorizationID cards for Players/CoachesGame Cards
18SPORTSMANSHIP TRADITIONS National Games are a celebration, not a national championship.There are sportsmanship traditions.
19SPORTSMANSHIP TRADITIONS Regional/Team BannerTeam/National GamesPins and CoinsRegional/Team UniformsArea/Regional/Team T-shirts
25TEAM CHECK-IN Torrance: Salon EF Torrance Marriott 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 earlyTorrance: Salon EF Torrance MarriottSunday, June 29th, 2014 – 12pm-7pmMonday, June 30th, 2014 – 8am-7pmTuesday, July 1st, 2014 – 8am-2pmRiverside: Riverside Convention Center
26OPENING CEREMONY VIP Teams Soccerfest Players Referees 2016 Host SectionTeams by Sections
31SOCCERFEST MEETINGS Torrance - Marriott Host Hotel – Time TBA Riverside- Marriott Host Hotel – Time TBA
32COACHES MEETING/DINNER July 1st, 2014Torrance – Location TBD – 9pm-10pmRiverside – Riverside Convention Center - 9pm-10pm
33REFEREES MEETING/DINNER July 1st, 2014 Torrance – Location TBD – 9pm-10pm Riverside – Riverside Convention Center – 9pm-10pm
34SOCCERFEST Creates the atmosphere for the games Fundamental part of the GamesIntegral part of the Games experienceEvery Coach/Player should participatePlayers are enriched by interacting withplayers/coaches from across the countryPlayers/Coaches make friends, not opponents
42VOLUNTEERS DINNERSTorrance – July 3rd, Time TBD Riverside – July 3rd, Time TBD
43POOL PLAYTwo games on ThursdayTwo games on FridayOne game Saturday morningU10 power pooling
44U10 POOL PLAY Initial pools based on geographic diversity Two games on ThursdayRegrouped into new pools based on Thursday's performance (power pooling)Two games on FridayRegrouped 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
45QUARTER FINALS Saturday afternoon Top two teams from the 4 pools are paired 1st from one pool versus 2nd from another pool1st and 2nd from the same pool are placed in opposite sides of the bracketWinners advance to the semifinalsRunner-ups advance to the consolation semifinals
46SEMIFINALS/FINALS Semifinals Sunday morning Winners advance to the FinalsRunner ups to the 3rd Place gameAll Finals and 3rd Place games Sunday afternoon
47CONSOLATION SEMIFINALS/PLACE GAMES Winners advance to 1st place gameRunner-ups advance to 3rd place gameAll consolation place games – Sunday afternoon
48AYSO Michalski Sportsmanship Cup AWARDSSportsmanshipDivision winnersPlace medalsAll divisionsAYSO Michalski Sportsmanship Cup
49SPORTSMANSHIP AWARDS Division Winners Torrance – West High, July 5th, 2014, After Pool PlayRiverside – AB Brown Soccer Complex, July 5th, 2014, After Pool Play
50PLACE MEDALS Division Winners Torrance – July 6th, After Championship Round on the fieldRiverside – July 6th, After Championship Round on the field
51AYSO 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.
52AYSO MICHALSKI SPORTSMANSHIP CUP Torrance – July 6th, After Championship Round on the fieldRiverside – July 6th, After Championship Round on the field
53WRAP-UP Pack and leave for home Pay all final bills Send out Thank-yous to all contributors with team picture from the GamesAny excess funds need to be given to the Region for future National Games tripsTeam Party – share pictures/videos
54Resources Section Tournament Administrators Section 1 – Laura Love Fred SilverSection 2 – Drew Van Horne Section 9 – Stephen ServiceSection 3 – Steve Barth Section 10 – Graham RiceSection 4 – Terry Kelley Section 11 – Carlos AlcainoSection 5 – Jess Sullivan Section 12 – Annette KleinSection 6 - Teri Frice Dave EhrhartSection 7 - Maynard Pang Section 13 – Donald MockSection 8 – Beth Baker Section 14 – Alan Degan
55NATIONAL TOURNAMENT ADVISORY COMMISSION Irwin Kavy National Director of TournamentsSteve Alpert Section 3 & 13Bruce Bricks Section 11David Ehrhart Section 2,9, & 12Bill Hoffmann Section 4, 6, & 8John Hadidan Section 10Laura Love Section 1 & 7Randy Smith Section 5, 13, 14 & 99Dianne Stratton NTAC Special ConsultantBrendan Cravalho NBOD LiaisonScott Gimple National Office Liaison
57What other questions do you have? How can we help? Open DiscussionWhat other questions do you have?How can we help?What can we do to assist you?
58Customer 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
59Great AYSO Soccer Starts with Great Communication Each player and parent should knowhow to reach their Region leadership froma tool provided for them to reference at homeBusiness Card MagnetBrochureBookmarkFlyer
60Each 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
61They would rather be communicating with you! Reachable phoneand publicizedAYSOMake sure there is room for messagesWebsite up to dateREPLYASAP