AYSO Region 212. Welcome AYSO Coaches to the Fall 2017 / Spring 2018 Coaches Meeting 10,12,14,16U Boys / Girls

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1 AYSO Region 212 Welcome AYSO Coaches to the Fall 2017 / Spring 2018 Coaches Meeting 10,12,14,16U Boys / Girls

2 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

3 AYSO Philosophies: 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.

4 AYSO Philosophies: Open Registration Our program is open to all children 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 betterskilled and better-motivated players.

5 AYSO Philosophies: 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.

6 Development Over Winning One of my biggest pet peeves is youth team coaches who take winning too seriously. This has always bothered me, and I always tell coaches to forget about winning with young players. They need to create an environment where the kids enjoy playing and are developing their soccer skills. Winning should never be a priority. Landon Donovan, AYSO Alumni, former professional player

7 Development Over Winning Does NOT reduce competition! Competitive environment does not need to be about Wins, Draws, Losses Focus on performance rather than outcome (ball skill, effort vs. score) Children should be competitive, not the adults! It is our responsibility as coaches to control & create a healthy environment for learning!

8 AYSO KIDS ZONE Kids are #1 Fun not winning is everything Fans only Cheer and only coaches Coach No yelling in anger Respect the volunteer referees No Swearing No Smoking Leave no trash behind Set a proper example for our children

9 Please, NO DOGS at the fields

10 Becoming a Volunteer ALL coaches, assistant coaches and volunteers with any responsibility for the youth players must have an APPROVED volunteer form in the system BEFORE games/practices ALL coaches, assistant coaches and volunteers with any responsibility for the youth players must have Safe Haven certification in the system BEFORE games/practices ALL coaches and assistant coaches must have Concussion Awareness certification in the system BEFORE games/practices DO NOT participate in any AYSO game/practice without taking these steps.

11 Regional Support Region Commissioner Amy Merrill-Rice Coach Administrator Jason Henderson CVPA Registrar Lisa Duke Treasurer Virginia Michael Secretary Referee Administrator Haig Black Asst Referee Admin Kris Beaver Equipment Manager Instructor (Coach and Ref) David Gordon

12 Division Commissioners 5U Boys DC 5U Girls DC 6U Boys DC 6U Girls DC 6U Boys DC 8U Girls/Boys DC Jason Henderson 10U Boys DC 10U Girls DC 12U Girls/Boys DC Ann Swinehart 14+U Girls/Boys DC

13 Division & Age Guide for the 2017 Soccer Season DIVISION AGE BORN IN 19U 17, 18 & , 2000 & U 15 & & U 13 & & U 11 & & U 9 & & U 7 & & U 5 & & 2013 U5 Jamboree

14 Season Structure First Games, September 9 th 8:00 am Picture Dates, Sept. 30 th and Oct. 7 th Final Fall Games, October 21 st Spring Starts, April 14 th Spring Ends, June 2 nd

15 Field Layout

16 Team Packets Call your players ASAP, before 08/25/2017 please!!! Schedule a parent and player meeting before your first practice/game to meet your players and parents and assign uniforms (bring a helper to facilitate activities for the kids) All players must have a Kids Zone Pledge and a Park waiver on file Have emergency Medical Forms at all practices and games! Do NOT add players to your roster Do not trade players without DC and Registrar approval

17 Team Management in Blue Sombrero

18 Conduct a Parents Meeting: Discuss AYSO s Vision, Mission and Philosophies Explain your Coaching Philosophy and expectations (attendance, equipment, etc.) Introduce Player and Parent Pledges Introduce Kids Zone for a positive sideline Discuss team goal Encourage communication regarding any player injuries Discuss concussion awareness, Safe Haven, etc. Introduce small-sided soccer and why we play it Briefly overview **U Rules Recruit assistant, manager, team parent (one of which is same gender as youth)

19 Heading For all players in U-12 and younger age divisions, there shall be no deliberate heading of the ball in games or in practice. If this happens during a game, the restart shall be an Indirect Free Kick (IFK) for the opposing team at the spot where the player deliberately headed the ball, subject to the IFK restrictions inside the Goal Area. There shall be NO teaching / coaching of heading during practice, nor shall deliberate heading be allowed during practice play. For all players above the U-12 age division, there are no restrictions on heading the ball during games. However, heading in practice is limited to a maximum of thirty (30) minutes per week with no more than 15 headers per player per week.

20 Player s Equipment Games and Practices Nothing dangerous (in your opinion) No jewelry, watches, earrings (even if covered) No casts or splints (even if padded) Knee braces are okay, but only if padded and safe to all players (in your opinion) Medical alert bracelets may be worn, but must be secured to the player with tape, cloth wristband or something similar that is safe. The information must remain visible

21 10U Program Guidelines 7 Players per team (1 is GK), 10 on roster 2 x 60 minute training sessions per week Match: 4 x 12.5 minute periods with 5-10 minute halftime Rules (at all times respect the decision of the officials): Corner kick; Goal kick What s in and out of play Don t kick or trip others No handling the ball No heading Offside! Build-out line in effect (see next slide) No Goalkeeper punts

22 10U Program Guidelines Build Out Line (designed to promote playing the ball out of the back in a less pressured setting): Goal-kick or GK possession Opposing team moves beyond build-out line Ball into play, game on Also denotes offside line No GK punting

23 For each attacking principle, there is a defending principle to counter it. Attacking countered by Defending Penetration 10U Advancing the ball past opposing players by dribbling, passing and shooting. Pressure 10U Pressuring opponents in possession by giving immediate chase, denying their options, i.e., dribbling, passing, shooting, etc., or delaying the opponents in order to regain possession. Support 10U Supporting teammates by creating safe passing options for the player with the ball. Mobility 10U Players changing positions (filling in for one another when necessary) and moving off the ball, creating numerical advantages and thereby attacking/scoring opportunities. Cover 10U Supporting the player(s) challenging the ball in case they are beaten. Balance 10U Reading the attack and providing an equal or greater number of defenders than attackers at the point of attack, while simultaneously covering the vital area near the goal. Width 10U Attacking on a broad front (players spread out) stretches the defense and creates space for players to advance. Creativity Compactness 10U Compressing or restricting the space the attacking team has by shepherding them into a confined area making it easier to defend and regain possession of the ball. Control and Restraint The Principles of Play are used to achieve the Objectives of the Game.

24 12U Program Guidelines 9 Players per team (1 is GKs), 12 on roster 2 x 60 minute training sessions Match: 4 x 15 minute periods with 5-10 minute halftime Rules (at all times respect the decision of the officials): All FIFA Laws apply (see next slide for summary)

25 11 vs. 11 (1 is GK) Size 5 Soccer ball 14U Program Guidelines Follow 14U Interplay Guides (see attachment) Shin guards, AYSO issued uniform for all games Games: 2 35 Minute Halves with a SHORT 5 Minute half time break 9:00 Games you will have to set up corner flags

26 AYSO Training All Volunteers must take Safe Haven if you took Safe Haven in person or online you do not need to take it again. All coaches MUST be have the age appropriate AYSO Coach Certification Coach Training Courses: Tue. Aug 22, 6:30-8:30 6U Wed. Aug 23 6:30-8:30 8U Thu. Aug 24 6:30-9:00 10U Sat. Aug 26 8:30-10:30 6U Sat. Aug 26 10:30-12:30 8U Sat. Aug 26 1:30-4:00 10U

27 Referee Training Date(s) Tuesday, August 29 th 6:30 9:00 pm 8U Wednesday, August 30 th 6:30 9:00 pm Online Companion Course Location: RACC All Volunteers will need to be registered as volunteers and complete online SafeHaven, Concussion Awareness and Basic Referee courses

28 Weather Policy Cancellation of Games: Inclement weather (lightning, thunder, tornado warning or severe thunderstorm warning) may necessitate the canceling of games from time to time. Every attempt will be made to contact players, via coaches, AYSO 212 Website, WWMT Website, or other forms of electronic communication, as early as possible. Games will be canceled on an hour by hour basis. Inclement weather preceding a games designated start time by ½ hour will constitute cancellation. Games that are canceled will not be made up. Games may only be canceled by the Regional Commissioner or his or her designee.

29 Additional Volunteers Needed XU Boys X coaches still needed XU Girls X Coaches still needed THANK YOU for taking time to volunteer to coach!