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1 Annual Coach Update Hosted by: Region 92 Presented by: Eric Stoker, Rick Pierce and Tony Parascandola

2 Course Overview: AYSO Structure AYSO Vision, Mission & Philosophies Coach Resources Rules and Regulations Team Management Parent Code of Conduct Equipment Ratings AYSO Soccer Accident Insurance

3 AYSO Structure – Region Basic operating unit; e.g. Region 92 Regional Commissioner: Eric Stoker – – Area Group of Regions; e.g. 7, 17, 18, 21, 34, 1345 Area Director: – Section Areas connected Geographically; e.g. Section 1 Section Director: Frances Stronks – All Volunteers

4 Vision Statement To provide world class youth soccer programs that enrich children’s lives. Mission Statement To develop and deliver quality youth soccer programs, which promote a fun, family environment based on the AYSO Philosophies…

5 Everyone Plays*** Our program’s goal is for kids to play soccer—so we mandate that every player on every team must play at least half of every game. Balanced Teams Each year we form new teams as evenly balanced as possible — because it is fair and more fun when teams of equal ability play. AYSO Philosophies:

6 Open Registration Our program is open to all children between 4 and 19 years of age who want to register and play soccer. Interest and enthusiasm are the only criteria for playing. Positive Coaching*** Encouragement of player effort provides for greater enjoyment by the players and ultimately leads to better- skilled and better-motivated players. AYSO Philosophies:

7 Good Sportsmanship*** We strive to create a positive environment based on mutual respect rather than a win at all costs attitude, and our program is designed to instill good sportsmanship in every facet of AYSO. Player Development*** We believe that all players should be able to develop their soccer skills and knowledge to the best of their abilities, both individually and as members of a team, in order to maximize their enjoyment of the game. AYSO Philosophies:

8 AYSO Team – Coaches, referees, parents, players and volunteers – Friendly attitude and cooperation are expected Good behavior for coaches – Support AYSO Philosophies – Be reasonable in your demands on young players (time, energy, enthusiasm, performance) – Stress adherence to Laws of the Game – Respect referees, opponents, and opposing coaches – Enlist parents’ support in promoting proper attitudes/values – Promote player safety – Set good example

9 Coach Resources – Regional Coach Admin/Program Commissioners/Division Commissioners – Coaching Manuals (Handing one out to everyone) – UK Coaches ( – Books, tapes, and other materials in AYSO Store – – Division Handbooks

10 Rules and Regulations – Three quarters play – U10 – 50 min/Campus/8v8/roster 10/ – U12 – 60 min/Campus and Brett/9v9/roster 12 – U14 – 70 min/Campus & Inter-Region/11v11/roster 14 LET THEM PLAY!! – The game is the best teacher; guide their learning – Respect the referees, opposing players and coaches

11 Team Management – Meeting with Parents/Players When/where of practices Team roster and schedule of games (if available) Expectations for parent/player Expectations for coach Identify assistant coach(es) and team parent(s) Field support—for putting up and taking down goals Go over Parents Code of Conduct Get volunteer forms and Safe Haven for all your helpers – Team parents, assistant coaches, youth trainers, team helpers – Covers them under AYSO insurance policy – Takes 30 minutes to complete

12 Parent Code of Conduct – Don’t force the children to play – LET THEM PLAY!!! (it is their game) – Teach to play by rules – Help work toward good sportsmanship – Don’t ridicule or yell at the children – Applaud good plays by both teams – Recognize the contributions of volunteer coaches, referees, and officials – Treat everyone with respect

13 Equipment – Shin guards – Cleats – Balls (provided and encourage players to bring) – Medical release forms (white sheets) Need at every team gathering – Accident report form – Pinnies – Cones – First aid kit – Game or practice plan – Water – Personal items (lip balm, sunscreen)

14 Ratings – Creates relative order among players in a division To balance teams To help create all-star team – Not intended to be a precise measurement Don’t over think it – During the season Assess your players skills Assess skills of players on opposing team – Consider taking notes Assess opposing coach’s children Work with your Division Commissioner and other Coaches

15 Soccer Accident Insurance Our Safety Director is Tony Parascandola

16 Annual Coach Update U10, U12 and U14 Specific

17 Line Up Cards Standings Referee Points Playoffs All-Stars Disciplinary actions

18 Line Up Cards – Complete them BEFORE you get to the field – Fill out all the information on both sides Referees should only have to fill in the score, sportsmanship points and their names – List players in numerical order with first & last names – Referees will turn them into the region – U14 Inter-Region Friendly Games on the Road None this year

19 Standings – Will be posted on – Be patient; should be posted by Wed each week Referee Points – Same program as last year – Be patient; may take longer between postings Playoffs – Qualify with referee points; seeded by standings All-Stars – No changes from last year

20 What is the BEST Teacher of the Game? The game itself… LET THEM PLAY! HAVE FUN and INSPIRE!


22 What is the BEST Teacher of the Game? The game itself… LET THEM PLAY! HAVE FUN and INSPIRE!


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