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AYSO Region 1315 : Mountain's Edge-Enterprise

POSITIVE COACHING

A coach can be the most influential person in a child’s life.

In AYSO, Positive Coaching is a fundamental philosophy because of the crucial role that a coach has. Coaching in AYSO is a chance to spend quality time with your own child but you’ll also provide an important role model for all the children on your team. In fact, the joy of coaching is so meaningful, that many AYSO coaches continue coaching long after their own children have moved on from AYSO. Soccer knowledge is a plus, but AYSO provides training and materials so that even a soccer novice can coach effectively by starting in the younger age divisions.

Being a coach involves skills you probably already have in addition to specific soccer knowledge. If you are uncertain, try being an assistant coach. Our region's Coach Administrator will be happy to try to match you up with somebody with a little more experience.




 



REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL VOLUNTEERS

Volunteer Application and Background Check
Every volunteer (coach, referee, board member, team parent, etc.) must submit a Volunteer Application and Background Check each membership year. A background check screens volunteers’ suitability to work with our participants.

How to Register as a Volunteer

Safe Haven Training / Concussion Awareness Course

All volunteers in Region 1315  must take the AYSO Safe Haven and Concussion Awareness Course training.. All volunteers are required to complete both of these  this prior to receiving team contact information and prior to holding team practice, so please complete the courses at your earliest convenience.

Concussion Awareness class (online)

All coaches/referees are required to complete this short webinar. Please submit a Volunteer Application before accessing the short webinar. This is also recommended (not required) for Team Parents.

  1. Log into your Region 1315 account here at www.ayso1315.org
  2. Click the Home tab (left)
  3. Click the AYSOU tab (top navigation) and click Login (no password should be required)
  4. Click My Courses and choose each course
  5. Once you have completed each course, you will be able to print a certificate of completion for your records!
Coach Training (online)

All Coaches must take age-specific coaching training. AYSO offers online e-training and supplemental Coaching Manuals to help each coach with their teams training plans, and activities for their team!

WINNING ISN'T EVERYTHING

*It is not about you winning. It is about the kids having fun and developing their skills. When you see a coach screaming at the players, look to see if the kids being yelled at are having any fun.

  1. How to coach a game.

  2. Stay in the designated coaching area. As hard as it is, remain relatively quiet.

  3. Don't choreograph the play. Let them play the game. 
  4. Do 80% of your coaching at practice. 

Your conduct, mandated by AYSO, is to be:

  • positive
  • instructional
  • encouraging. 

DURING THE GAME

Don't shout, "SHOOT!, SHOOT!" or "KICK IT, KICK IT!" or "WHAT ARE YOU DOING!?!" Offer minimal instruction to players who are away from the ball.

Your objective must be to facilitate the development of players to play attractive soccer. Attractive soccer is the skillful / cooperative actions of ALL players on a team to maintain possession of the ball with accurate passes to each other using ALL areas of the field in a concerted effort to maneuver the ball toward the opponents goal and SCORE. If we are ultimately working toward well-paced ball circulation, then 1st touch (reception) ball control is our highest priority. Formulate your coaching methods with that technical skill as the primary objective. A well executed reception, turn and pass has much more value than a ball kicked with reckless abandon and no target in mind.

Playing soccer is FUN. Children love free-play. It enhances the development of individual and cooperative DECISION MAKING, crucial to the flow of the game. Adults can help this development by not shouting negatively from the sideline. Shouting divides the player's attention away from the action on the field. Allow the children to make their own on-the-field decisions.

UPCOMING TRAINING EVENTS

On-line Coaches Courses (Training) are available on line for the following Divisions:
6U, 8U, & 10U. Once you have completed the online portion of the selected course, you must complete the required field part of that course! Dates for the field portion of each course will be sometime in August! 

The 12U, Intermediate, & Advance Coaches course is a 2-step process;
Step 1. Complete the Pre-Course on line training.
Step 2. Take the classroom part of the course, witch will include the field portion as well.

To find coach training in other regions, check the Area 1S website or go to AYSO U web site located at  http://www.aysou.org/ .

All Coaches are required to take the following Courses as well as the Coaching Course
AYSO's Safe Haven, CDC HEADS UP Concussion Training, & Sudden Cardiac Arrest Online Course.
These courses are all available online on the AYSO U web site! ! !


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Mountain's Edge-Enterprise AYSO Region 1315

8101 W Mountains Edge Pkwy 
Las Vegas, Nevada 89178

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 702-757-5078
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