2U7/U8 Referee TrainingThis clinic is an entry-level training for AYSO volunteers wanting to referee U-7 or U-8 soccer matchesThis training is also referred to as the “U8 Official” coursePlease legibly fill out:The Attendance RosterThe Referee Contact Information cardA Volunteer Application from9/27/06 Revised the 3rd bullet
3U7/U8 Referee Training Introductions Survey: Previous Soccer ExperienceDemonstration & Class Exercise5/1/07: Slide added. Survey should be a tally by show of hand of previous soccer experience for: Coaches, Referee, Players
4Course Topics & Agenda The Game of Soccer Field, Ball & Players Pre-game Duties and Starting the GameStarting, Restarting and Stopping PlayKick-offs, Throw-insGoal Kicks, Corner KicksFouls & Free KicksWrap Up & Referee ExamProvide Referee Shirt, Whistle & Flip CoinSafe Haven/CVP Training
5AYSO Organization & Philosophy The Game of SoccerAYSO Organization & PhilosophyReason for the LawsSpirit of the GameThe Referee’s Job
6AYSO Organization AYSO is a Volunteer-Driven Organization 99.9% staff nationwide are not paidLocal staff is all volunteerFounded in 1964 in the L.A. AreaToday Nationwide: 50,000 teams, 600,000+ playersPurpose: To develop and deliver quality youth soccer in a fun, family environment
7The AYSO Organization Levels & Structure NationalSectionAreaRegionSSSAAAARRRRRRegion 1447 is in Area C, Area C is in Section 12
8The AYSO Philosophies Everyone Plays Balanced Teams Open Registration Positive CoachingGood Sportsmanship
9AYSO Philosophies (cont’d) Everyone Plays - Our program’s goal is for kids to play soccer — so we mandate that every player on every team play at least half of every game.In Region 1447, no player plays 4 quarters until everyone else plays 3 quarters.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.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.
10AYSO Philosophies (cont’d) Positive Coaching - Encouragement of player effort provides for greater enjoyment by the players and ultimately leads to better-skilled and better-motivated players.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.
11The AYSO Team For any team to function well it has to have rules. The AYSO Team has four basic rules:Work togetherHelp each otherProtect each otherDo your best
12AYSO Coaching Philosophy What is Positive Coaching?PositiveInstructiveEncouragingPIE6/13/06: Improved how this slide presents itself
13Reasons for the “Laws of the Game” Promotes “Gentlemanly” playProvides a standard reference for players and refereesAll Laws are based on safety and fairness
14Spirit of the Game Soccer as a World Sport Simple Game Widely Considered the Most Popular Game in the WorldPlayed in Nearly Every NationSimple GameBare Requirements:BallOpen AreaGame should be Fun, Fair and Safe
15The Referee’s Job Keep the game safe and in control Keep the game flowingSoccer is a continuous action sportDon’t stop play unless neededDon’t be afraid to stop play when neededProvide positive instructionYou are a teacher of the game and the lawsEnjoying your time on the field
16Modules 3 & 8 Pre-game Preparation & Post Game Duties Law 1 – The Field of PlayLaw 4 – Player’s EquipmentLaw 5 – The RefereeLaw 6 – The Assistant Referee
17Pre-Game Duties At pre-game referee should… Arrive early Greet coaches Get line-up card from each coach, and ball from home team coachRecruit linesmenInspect field, ball and playersTalk Briefly to playersConduct coin toss8/30/06: Added sub-bullet “Get line-up card from each coach…”
18Field Check The referee must ensure the field is safe for play. During field inspection look for…Foreign objects on or near field.Broken glass, debris etc... Sprinklers or holes in the field.These can be marked with cones obtained from coaches. If cones are unavailable, consider using a jacket or sweater.Inspect goal flags/popup goalsFlags should be uprightPopup goals should be secured to prevent tipping
19Field Check (cont’d) If you find something unsafe, either… 1) Find a way to make it safe (preferred), or2) Cancel the match & take the field off-line.Have the home team take the equipmentCall the Division Commissioner (DC) and Safety Director. These people need to know that the field is safe before the game can take place or continue.10/16/06: Changed reference from “Chief Referee” to “Safety Director”
20Player’s Equipment Basic Compulsory Player Equipment Jersey or shirt ShortsStockingsShinguardsFootwear8/27/06: Added the word “Player” in header bullet
21Equipment/Safety Check Check all players at pre-gameVerify compulsory equipment is worn and safeJerseys should be tucked inWorn with numbers visibleOn cold days warm-ups may be worn underneath jerseySocks must completely cover shinguardsFootwear needs to be suitable for playDoes not need to be soccer shoesCheck late arriving players before they enter the game8/30/06: Eliminated the “(and from Referee, if possible)” comment in the “Colors should contrast”. It was just silly.
22Equipment/Safety Check: Prohibited Items Player may not wear anything which is dangerous to another player (or to themselves).No watches or jewelryJewelry includes: earrings, finger rings, nose studs, bracelets, necklaces, barrettes, hair ties w/ hard pieces, bobby pins, rubber wrist bands, etc.Taping or covering jewelry is NOT permittedThis includes earringsItems not considered jewelry: prescription eye glasses medic alerts bracelets/necklaces, and hearing aids
23Equipment/Safety Check: Prohibited Items (cont’d) No splints or casts - even if padded!Knee or ankle braces are permitted if they don’t have hard partsNo hard-billed hatsStocking caps are permitted10/19/06: Slide Added (expanded from one previous)
24Equipment/Safety Check A Visual Quiz Find the problems in the picture (9 in all)Problems1. Watch2. Earrings3. Cast4. Hood over Numbers5. Shinguards over Sock6. Ring on Finger7. Necklace8. Barrette9. Untucked Jersey
25Lineup Cards Coach Completes: Referee Records: 1st H KO WestOne card received from coach of each teamCoach Completes:All information at topPlayer Names and #’sPlayers not playing that day and whyReferee Records:Any RemindersTally of Goals Scored“Qtrs.” Not Played10/12/06: Revised image and added bullets from former previous slidesOut Sick
26Back Side of Lineup Card After game, referee completes back of the card.Information includes:Halftime & final scores transferred from front side of both cardsRating behavior of coaches, players & spectatorsAdd commentary if neededInjuries and what playerProblems with weather, field or behavior of individuals (who, what & when)Sign Card (at bottom, not shown)10/12/06: Moved this slide up in section to go with Line Card discussion. Revised bullets
27Coin Toss Visiting team gets to call the toss. Winner of toss chooses end of field to attackOther team gets to kick off firstRecord 1st half kick-off team and direction on lineup cardIn 2nd half, the teams switch ends of the field.Team that didn’t kick off at the beginning of the game kicks off to begin the 2nd half.Example: If the blue team kicked off to the west in 1st half, then the Red team kicks west in 2nd half.
28Post Game Duties At the end of the game… Collect the ball Return to home teamSupervise the post game ceremonyWatch to see that players are behaving as good sports.Complete lineup cardsPut completed cards in pouch/field bag near one of the goals10/12/06: Reduced sub-bullet comments in 3rd bullet
29The Mechanical Aspects of the Game – The Field & Ball Modules 8The Mechanical Aspects of the Game – The Field & BallLaw 1 - The Field of PlayLaw 2 - The Ball
30U-7/U-8 Field Markings & Areas Corner Flag or ConeGoal LineTouch LinesHalfwayLineGoal AreaGoalFlagsCenterCircleCorner ArcGoal LineCoaches’ AreaNote: Lines are part of the area they enclose
31U-7/U-8 Field Dimensions Field Size: 40 to 50 yards long by approximately 25 yards wideGoal defined by flags:6 yards apart and about 5 feet highGoal Area:6 x 18 Yards6 Yard Radius1 Yard RadiusCoaches’ Area1 Yard back from Touch Line
32The Ball A Size #3 ball is used for U-5 through U-8 Ensure ball is suitable for playProperly InflatedCan hurt players if over or under inflatedThumb pressure should dent ball ¼ to ½ inch.SphericalBalancedNo tears or cuts5/29/07: Added sub-bullet: “Can hurt players if over or under inflated”
33Modules 4 Starting the Game Law 3 – Number of PlayersLaw 8 – Start and Restart of Play (Kick-Offs)Law 7 – Duration of the MatchAYSO National Rules & Regulations
34Number of Players In U-7 & U-8 we play “5 v 5” short-sided games. Roster limit is 7-8 playersAYSO National Guidelines and Region 1447 policyEach team must have at least 3 players on the field for game to start or continueIf a team has fewer than 5 players, the coach from the full-sided team (5 or more) may lend one or more players to the other team.8/27/06: Added footnote: Roster Limit specific to Region 1043/15/07: First bullet made specific to U7/U8
35Starting the Game Just prior to kick off check that… You have the line-up cards, your whistle, your watch and a pen/pencilBall is in the center circleCount the players and ensure that they’re readyWhistle for kick to be takenStart watchNote: Details about the Kick Off will be covered in next section8/28/06: Expanded the 3rd bullet to say “Count the players…”
36The Kick-Off Where: At mark in the Center Circle When: At start of game,Start of 2nd half, andAfter each goal scored
37Kick-Off Procedure All players must be in their own half Players from both teams may stand on halfway lineOpponents 6 yards away from ball (on or behind the center circle line)Standing on center circle line is OKBall stationaryReferee whistlesIn play when kicked and moves forwardIf beginning of 1st or 2nd half, clock starts when ball is put into play
38Improper Kick-Offs Retake If Not Done Correctly: Ball kicked backwardsPlayer encroaches prior to kickExamples: a player from either team crosses halfway line, or a player from non-kicking team enters center circle prior to kick-offPlay stopped at referee’s discretionFree kick to opposing team if played twice by same playerThis is the “Double Touch” rule which applies to all restarts except the dropped ball
39Time Keeping Referee is sole timekeeper Halves are timed 20-minute halves for U-7 and U-8 gamesSubstitution break called midway through the half: at approximately the 10-minute mark.The clock runs through the substitution break – limited field space/tight scheduleHalf-time periods are between 5 and 10 minutesHalf ends when time runs outWhistle at that timePlay stops at that point10/12/06: Revisited this slide. Combined two slide’s content into this one.
40>> Break Time << 10 Minutes PleaseInstructors will collect your volunteer forms.Please ensure that this form is completed with your Driver’s License # and SSN provided, the disclosure questions answered and the form signed.ID check is required.Also, please fill out the Referee Attendance Roster form and the Referee Contact Information Card if you haven’t done so yet.
41Stopping Play Module 5 Law 3 – Number of Players (substitutions) Law 8 – Start and Restart of PlayLaw 9 – Ball In and Out of Play
42Stoppage of Play for Injuries If a player gets injured…The referee may stop play immediatelyIf bleeding or serious injury:Referee should beckon the coach on to the field to attend to injured playerThe player must leave the fieldThe team may either substitute or play short (provided at or above minimum # of players)
43AYSO SubstitutionsThere are 4 regular substitution opportunities in AYSO gamesMidway through the first half (after first quarter)Midway through the second half (after third quarter)At half timeFor injuryLook for ball-out-of-play opportunities for sub breakThrow-ins, goal kicks, and prior to kick-offs are idealLate arriving playersIf they arrive in 1st Quarter, they must play a minimum of 2 quartersIf they arrive in 2nd or 3rd Quarter, they must play a minimum of 1 quarter
44Ball In and Out of Play The ball is out of play when: All of the ball is completely outside the outer edge of the touch line or goal line, orThe game is stopped by the referee (i.e. the whistle blows).OUTThe ball is still in play even when:It rebounds off the goal flag or corner flag/cone back onto the fieldIt touches the refereeProvided the ball has not left the field of play
45Ball In and Out of Play (cont’d) The ball’s position determines whether it is in or out of play, not the player’s position.Whistle Not normally needed when ball goes out of playWhistle only needed to start play, stop play or to get attention
46Method of ScoringA goal is scored when the ball entirely crosses over the goal line, and between the goal flags and below the top of the flagsGOAL!!!Goal LineBetween FlagsReferee signals by pointing toward the center circle (the restart is a kick-off)Own-goals countNo GoalNo GoalNo GoalNo Goal
47When to Use the Whistle To start or restart play … To stop play … At kick-offsAfter a substitution break to signal restart of gameTo stop play …For a foul or infractionDue to an interruption from an outside event or injuryFor a substitution breakTo end the half or the gameTo get player’s attention
48Instances When the Whistle Isn’t Needed Whistle not needed for normal ball-out-of-play situations (ball over touch line or goal line)Not needed to indicate restart may be takenException is restart after sub-breakNot needed after a goal is scored
49Stopping & Restarting Play – Part 1: Throw-ins and Goal Kicks Modules 6 & 9Stopping & Restarting Play – Part 1: Throw-ins and Goal KicksLaw 15 – The Throw-inLaw 16 – The Goal Kick
50Restarts Six restarts in U7/U8 soccer Kick-Off Throw-In Goal Kick Corner KickDropped BallFree Kick
51Throw-InsA throw-in is taken to restart the game after the ball goes out of play over the touch line.Awarded to the opponents of the team who last touched the ball.Referee signals by pointing in the direction of attack for the team getting the throw-inReinforce with verbal cues: “It’s a throw-in for the Red Dragons”
52Proper Throw-In Requirements For a legal throw-in the thrower must…Face the field of playHave part of each foot touching the ground, either on or behind the touch lineUse both hands to deliver the ball from behind and over the head.
53Throw-In SpecificsTaken from the approximate point where the ball crossed the touch lineNo more than 1 yard either way along touch lineIf the throw-in is improper, ball given to the opposing team for a throw-in from the same place.It is OK to allow a second attemptBall is in play as soon as it is released and any portion of it is on or over the outside edge of the line.If the ball fails to enter the field of play, the throw-in is retaken.A goal may not be scored directly from a throw-in.
54Goal KicksWhen the ball leaves the field over the goal line, last touched by an attacker, and does not score a goal, the restart is a goal kickReferee signals by pointing toward the goal area.Reinforce with verbal cues“It’s a goal kick for the Bumblebees”9/4/06: Expanded this slide into two (see next slide).
55Goal Kick Ball Placement The kicking team may place the ball anywhere in the goal area, including on the boundary lines
56Goal Kick SpecificsOpponents of the kicker must remain at least 6 yards from the ball until it is kicked.Important that the referee enforces this ruleThe players won’t know and will tend to be too closeBall must be stationary when kickedThe ball is in play when it is kicked and leaves the goal area
57Goal Kick Specifics (con’t) The kicker may not touch the ball a second time until it has touched another player.If so, free kick for the opponents at the spot of the 2nd touch.A goal may be scored directly from a goal kick, but only against the opponents, i.e. no “own goals” on goal kicks
58Stopping & Restarting Play – Modules 6 & 9Stopping & Restarting Play –Part 2: Corner Kicks & The Dropped BallLaw 17 – The Corner KickLaw 8 – Start and Restart of Play(Dropped Ball)
59Corner KicksWhen the ball leaves the field over the goal line without scoring a goal and was last touched by a defender, the restart is a corner kickReferee signals by pointing toward the corner where the kick is to be takenCorner nearest to the point where the ball went out.
60Corner Kick Ball Placement Ball can be placed anywhere in the corner arc including on the boundary lines
61Corner Kicks Specifics Opponents of the kicker must remain 6 yards or more away from the ball until it is kicked into playThe ball is in play when it is kicked and moves.The kicker may not touch the ball a second time until it has touched another player.A goal may be scored directly from a corner kick, but only against the opponents.
62Dropped BallWhen play is stopped by the referee for an unusual but neutral reason, play is restarted by the referee dropping the ball.Reasons for doing a dropped ball includeAn injuryA dog on the fieldA stray ball from a nearby gameA mistaken whistleAny other occasion when play is stopped for any reason other than the ball leaving the field of play or an infraction of the laws
63Dropped Ball Procedure The referee drops the ball where it was when play was stoppedException: If in the goal area, the referee drops the ball at the nearest point on the goal area line that is parallel to the goal line.The ball is dropped from the height of a player’s waist and is in play when it hits the ground.If a player kicks the ball before it hits the ground, it is dropped again because play has not been restarted properly.
64Stopping & Restarting Play: Cause and Effect Summary If Cause of Stoppage:Restart with:Injury or Outside InterferenceDropped BallBall leaves the field of play over touch lineThrow-inBall leaves the field of play over goal lineGoal Kick, Corner Kick or Kick OffFouls or Double TouchFree Kick (next section)SubstitutionNormal restart based on how play stopped for substitution8/26/06: Changed to “Dropped Ball”5/24/07: Revised slide to be a chart instead of bullets. Spelled out DFK and IFK.
65Using Linesmen in U-7 & U-8 Games BenefitsHelps you with calls in your gameGives you practice refereeing as part of a teamGives individuals experience in the job of lining gamesBrings in new volunteers in the organizationPotentially new referees for the future
66Linesmen Recruiting and Pre-game Instructions Recruit two linesmen before the gameAsk coach(es) for someone who can helpExplain about ball in and out of playExplain throw-ins, goal kicks & corner kicksShow examples of arm signalsAR Flags not needed for U-7/U-8 sized fieldsAsk them not to coach players
67Pre-Game Instructions to Linesmen (cont’d) Explain about linesmen position: even with the ball between the halfway line and goal lineOn their right side of halfway lineLinesman’s PathEnables referee to run a “left diagonal”Ball-out-of-play seen from two different anglesReferee’s RangeLinesman’s Path
68Referee Quiz (The Mother of All Quizzes for the Officials of All Time) 1. Soccer fields must be ________ for players.2. Once the officials inspect the field and correct dangers, a referee will cancel a game and not let children play if the field markings are not correct. (True/False)3. Soccer balls can hurt if they have too much or too little air. (True/False)4. On a coin toss, everyone wins. The team that wins the toss chooses the end of the field to attack and the other team wins the first kick-off. (True/False)5. At a kick-off, the kicker may play the ball twice before anyone else touches it. (True/False)Safe
69Referee Quiz (cont’d)6. lf a player kicks the ball backward on a kick-off, the referee should:a. Give the other team a free kick b. Retake the kick-off7. When dropping the ball, the referee should hold it at waist height. Whose waist?a. The players‘ b. The referee's8. The ball is in play and rolls down the touch line. The ball is still in play. (True/False)9. A player steps off the field to kick the ball that is sitting on the touch line. Play is stopped. (True/False)10. A ball rolls slowly toward the goal and stops before completely crossing the goal line.Say, “Keep playing! It didn't go all the way into the goal.”Say, ”No goal!” Restart with a goal kick.Say nothing. The coaches and parents will tell the kids what to do.
70Referee Quiz (cont’d) Match items in column A with those in column B. 11. Attacker plays ball over goal line (no score)Red team last touches ball which goes over touch linePlayer who takes restart touches the ball a second time before it has been touched by another playerDefender plays ball over goal line into goal (score)Defender plays ball over goal line (no score)Column Ba. Throw-in blueb. Throw-in redc. Kick-offd. Goal kicke. Corner kickf. Free kick
72FoulsWhat is a foul?An unfair or unsafe action committed by a player against an opponent or the opposing team while the ball is in playA Free Kick results from fouls or other infractionsExamples of fouls: Tripping, Holding, Pushing, Handling the Ball Deliberately, etc.Example of other infractions: Double touch on any restart kick or throw-inFor these ages the primary consideration for stopping play is whether the foul causes danger to, or lessens the enjoyment of, any of the participants.
73Common Fouls Most common fouls at the younger ages: Pushing an OpponentTripping an OpponentHolding an OpponentHandling the Ball DeliberatelyCharging an OpponentPlaying in a Dangerous Manner
74Common Fouls (cont’d) Pushing an opponent Young players commonly push opponents to get to the ball or gain an advantage.Pushing includes use something beside their hands.Tripping or attempting to trip an opponentShould be considered a foul even if the player did not intend to trip.Referees should be sure that players did not trip over the ball, or their own feet.
75Common Fouls (cont’d) Holding an opponent Holding any part of an opponent may give a player an unfair advantage.It is illegal to hold with the hands or any parts of the body.
76Common Fouls (cont’d) Handling the ball deliberately If a player deliberately strikes, deflects, or holds the ball with the hands or arms (up to the shoulder) it’s a foul.Attempting to handle the ball is not a foul.Not a foul if the ball strikes the player’s hands or arms -- Player has not handled the ball.Referees can promote a better understanding of this foul by consistently using the correct term “handles the ball deliberately”, not “handball”
77Common Fouls (cont’d) Charging an opponent Fair charges are allowed and are defined as a brief, staccato, shoulder-to-shoulder bumps.Reckless or hard charges are illegal.Playing in a Dangerous MannerHigh kicks near an opponentA player lying on the ground that is continuously trying to kick the ball away from an opponentFor U-5 through U-8 in Region 104, slide tackles and headers are considered dangerous play
78Other Fouls Other offenses that are considered fouls: Kicks or attempts to kick an opponentJumps at an opponentStrikes or attempts to strike an opponentTackles an opponent to gain possession of the ball making contact with the opponent before touching the ballSpits at an opponent
79Free Kicks For U5 though U-8 all free kicks are direct “Direct” means that a goal may be scored if the ball is kicked directly into an opponents goalReferee signals by blowing the whistle to stop play and pointing in the direction of attack for the kicking teamBriefly explain what the foul was and which team gets to take the kick9/4/06: Emphasized “direct” in first bull and reworded sub-bullet to me more clearIn general, the kick is taken from the place where foul or double touch occurredSpecial circumstances to be covered later
80Free Kicks SpecificsAll opponents must remain 6 yards or more away from the ball until it is in playUse radius of center circle as a guideThe ball must be stationary when the kick is takenKick can go in any direction, including backwardsThe ball is in play when it is kicked and moves
81Free Kick Specifics (cont’d) The kicker may not play the ball again a 2nd time until it has touched another playerIf so, the opposing team gets a kick from the spot of the double touch.If the kick goes directly into the opponents’ goal, a goal is awardedIf the kick goes directly into the team’s own goal, corner kick is awarded to the opposing teamNo “own goals” on free kicks
82Position of Free Kicks Special Circumstances Free kicks resulting from a foul inside the goal area taken from a spot 6 yards away from goal lineBall moved to “6-yard Line”, at the point nearest to where the infringement occurredApplies to free kicks for either the attacking or defending teamIf free kick to the attacking team, all opponents are 6 yards away from the ball, or on their own goal line between goal flags
83MisconductMisconduct examples: violent conduct (hitting an opponent or teammate), serious foul play (a really hard foul), spitting at another player or teammateDivided into two types:Actions which are cautioned (yellow card shown at older ages)Behaviors for which the player must be sent off (red card shown)In U-5 through U-8, a player should not be cautioned or sent off except under extreme conditions.Red and yellow cards are not provided to referees at these ages, and these cards are not shown to playersBy anticipating problems and working with coaches, referees can prevent players from getting into most situations that will cause them to be sanctioned.
85Location of Coaches & Spectators Coaches’ Area(Technical Area)Touch LineHalfway LineCoaches’ Area12 Yards wide (width should be diameter of center circle)1 yard back from the touch lineCoaches should remain in their respective area during matchExceptions: Pre-game, Half time, Post-game or when requested by the referee to enter the field of playSpectators should be along their side lines and not allowed to stand behind the goal lines near the field of play8/28/06: Changed the 2nd sub bullet under “Coaches Area” to say “1 yard back” as opposed to 1 to 3 yards.
86Reporting of Problems Contact the Division Commissioner Contact the Referee AdministratorIn Region 1447: Trevor RohmRecord Facts of Event:Date & TimeTeam NumbersPark LocationIndividuals InvolvedPlayers (name and number)CoachesSpectators (if known)
87Safety: Lightening Policy Games and practices must be suspended when lightening is visible or thunder audible.“If you can see it - flee it;if you can hear it – clear it.”
88If you would like a copy of these slides, send an e-mail to: email@example.com
89Test Time! Questions? Passing Grade: 24+ points out of 36 If you finish early, you may quietly get your Black Ref Shirt, Whistle & Flip CoinTurn in your exam to an instructor after it’s been graded – Do not take it home with youCVP Training offered afterwards for those that haven’t yet taken it8/27/06: Slide Added
90American Youth Soccer Organization Safe Haven CertificationPart I
91Provides Protection for Children Provides Protection for Volunteers What is Safe Haven?Provides Protection for ChildrenProvides Protection for VolunteersProvides Child-Specific CertificationAdditional Discipline-Specific Training is Needed
92Everyone Plays Balanced Teams Open Registration Positive Coaching AYSO PhilosophyEveryone PlaysBalanced TeamsOpen RegistrationPositive CoachingGood SportsmanshipVideo Opens with upbeat music and graphic or scene of AYSO soccer players smiling and having fun as explicit in the titleFade to title slide aboveAdd graphic to slideScript: Introduce AYSO and reason for video. You will learn about our organization and our emphasis on building an environment that includes:Focus on the:FUN for all involved.SAFE environment for players and volunteers.Teach soccer and related life SKILLS to players and volunteers
93Volunteer Protection Legal Responsibilities AYSO Requires:Volunteer Application FormComplete Safe Haven CertificationProperly TrainedAuthorized by Appropriate AuthorityVideo/script- narrator explaining what is covered in the video emphasizing the need for all volunteers to know about the organization.Local quality coaching, refereeing and management program needs are supported by AYSO programs like the instructor program, Kids Zone, VIP and Safe Haven. We develop effective instructors through training to support these programs in your AYSO local programKids Zone creates a safe, fun and fair environment for everyoneVIP addresses the need for special needs players andSafe Haven is a program designed to assure, as much as possible, safe adult and child interactions
94Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs AYSO National Rules and RegulationsVolunteer Protection Act of 1997Volunteers as Role ModelsAn AYSO volunteer might give a testimonial about being involved in AYSO.Why did you get involved in the beginning? Many reasonsWhy are you still involved? I’m having fun with the kids and the other volunteers.
95Continuing Education: Standard specific DEFINITIONSTraining:Job specificCertification:Safe Haven specificContinuing Education:Standard specificVideo and Script: Have an adult respond to the question as above and then have a player respond as above. Question is posed through a voice over.Video can expand with other comments from adults and kids.For slides the narrator can quote some statistics as the slide is flashed
96One Adult for Every 8 or Fewer Children Supervision PoliciesOne Adult for Every 8 or Fewer ChildrenAt Least 2 Adults Present at All TimesAt Least 1 Adult of the Same GenderNever Alone with a ChildNarrator offers additional comments and references if available indicating information on slide.Possible video footage with interviews with players confirming above
97Emotional Abuse Physical Abuse Sexual Abuse Neglect Abuse Types of AbuseEmotional AbusePhysical AbuseSexual AbuseNeglect AbuseEthical AbuseVideo shots of kids playing interspersed with video of professional playersNarrator expands on topic and makes the point that very few make it to the pro ranks and that the reason that kids play the game is still to have fun.Interview with parent saying they want a scholarship followed by a dean of admissions of a big sports school saying that college scholarships are more available for academic success rather than athletics.Most athletic scholarships are coupled with an academic scholarships
98Prevent False Accusations Avoid Being Alone with a ChildStay Within Sight of OthersRespect PrivacyHug From the SideAvoid Sexual Jokes, Comments or GesturesDo Not Use Corporal PunishmentSet and Respect BoundariesNarrator should transition between the prior factual and survey statements to the fact that AYSO vision and mission is oriented differently.Narrator makes the point that AYSO is a different kind of sports organization that is more interested in developing the total child through the sport of soccer.Video on kids playing, some positive coaching
99In Response to Child’s Not Adult’s Needs Done with Child’s Permission AYSO Touching PolicyIn Response to Child’s Not Adult’s NeedsDone with Child’s PermissionResistance Must be RespectedNarration:Remember when we played sports in the empty lot or playground? We made sure that every kid that showed up played. We made sure that the teams were fair by creating teams that were balanced. Any kid in the neighborhood could play and sporting behavior made it fun to play. As parents or neighbors taught us the game they taught in a supportive way.Additional option: On video ask different people on tape what the above means to them.Additional option: Through an interview with some kids, parents, etc. ask how the mission statement correlates to the way adults when they were kids used to form up teams for games on the nearest playground-balanced the teams so everyone had fun, followed rules because everyone wanted it to be fair, etc.Additional option: Pause video and ask the above questions of those watching the video.
100Avoid Breast, Buttocks, or Groin Done in the Open Not in Private AYSO Touching PolicyAvoid Breast, Buttocks, or GroinDone in the Open Not in PrivateBrief in DurationFactors Change with Age and GenderNarration:Remember when we played sports in the empty lot or playground? We made sure that every kid that showed up played. We made sure that the teams were fair by creating teams that were balanced. Any kid in the neighborhood could play and sporting behavior made it fun to play. As parents or neighbors taught us the game they taught in a supportive way.Additional option: On video ask different people on tape what the above means to them.Additional option: Through an interview with some kids, parents, etc. ask how the mission statement correlates to the way adults when they were kids used to form up teams for games on the nearest playground-balanced the teams so everyone had fun, followed rules because everyone wanted it to be fair, etc.Additional option: Pause video and ask the above questions of those watching the video.
101Contracting a Blood-Borne Disease Precautions AYSO Guidelines NSCAA RecommendationsRunning a community soccer program requires the extensive efforts of many volunteers and involves the management of considerable funds.AYSO provides support for these efforts through numerous programs and training courses that enable volunteers to fulfill their management responsibilities in their region, area, or section of AYSO.Show a regional board meetingShow a variety of people doing a variety of jobsputting up nets, running concession stand, registrationNarrator should give a short list of the common positions and discuss the training.Show a Section Meeting general session in the background.
102Environmental Conditions Physical Surroundings Injury Prevention Risk ManagementEnvironmental ConditionsPhysical SurroundingsInjury PreventionVideos of referees in action and in the classroom. The narrator might describe some of the benefits of the AYSO program.A critical element of the AYSO Team is the referee. The AYSO Referee Program develops in referees the appropriate skills to apply the rules of soccer, or more correctly called the internationally recognized Laws of the Game, at each age level to insure a fun, fair and safe soccer experience for kids.Referees play an important role in insuring an enjoyable experience for all participants. We provide training and mentoring to parents new to the game as well as experienced referees to help them develop the confidence and skills to continue to progress.The AYSO Referee Program follows the US Soccer Federation the national governing body of soccer in the United States and FIFA, the international governing body of soccer.
103Safe Haven Complete roster information to get credit Turn in your referee examPick up shirt/whistle/coinConsider becoming more involved as a regional staff member