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Mountain’s Edge - AYSO SOCCER REGION 1315

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AYSO PHILOSOPHY OF COACHING

AYSO philosophy:

  • Everybody plays
  • Open registration
  • Balanced teams
  • Positive coaching
  • Good sportsmanship

The following is an expansion on these ideas.

  1. The coach is the most important AYSO person for the kids: 

  2. You have the most contact. 

  3. You make it or break it for the kids. 
  4. The kids will have lasting memories about how you treat them.

  5. Control the sidelines.

  6. You are responsible for your own conduct, the conduct of assistant coaches, players and parents. Most of them take their cues from you. If you are yelling at the refs and players, they will feel that it is ok to do so.

  7. You need to set the example that all of the others will follow.
  8. Referees don't point out your coaching mistakes. So, do not vocalize referee errors.

  9. How invested are you in the team winning?

Becoming a Coach

Coaching children is a very rewarding experience. And coaching your own child's team can be one of the most rewarding experiences of all! Coaches are pivotal to having children get the AYSO experience. If Regions don't have enough coaches, registration is scaled back and kids who want to play in AYSO are turned away.

Do you have little or no experience with soccer? No problem! AYSO will teach you, based on the age level you are coaching. Unique age-appropriate coach training is one of AYSO's specialties. If you plan to be at your child's soccer practices and games, you'll also have time to be your child's coach.

To become an AYSO coach, you must be certified in the age level you are coaching. Certification takes three easy steps. First, fill out a volunteer form by registering for an account on our website. During the registration process you will be asked if you'd like to volunteer. Just check the volunteer position you're interested in and follow the instructions. Then take our online short Safe Haven course at www.aysou.org. Lastly, you must attend an age-specific coaching course. Our Coach Administrator will reach out to you with details on a coaching course offered near you. We have brand new Coaching Manuals and all of the equipment you'll need to help you with training plans and activities for the age you are coaching.

Coaches are essential to the game. They teach children soccer skills and help develop a healthy, positive attitude, teamwork and good sportsmanship. Coaching is a rewarding experience because you have the opportunity to build a child's self-esteem, help them learn new skills and just have a lot of fun.

Contact our Coach Administrator G.K  at [email protected] if you are ready to become a coach.

Coaching Resources

www.ayso.org - This is a great resource for drills, information and more.


By Division:

6U Soccer Drills: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=6U+soccer+drills

8U Soccer Drills: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=8U+soccer+drills

10U Soccer Drills: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=10U+soccer+drills

12U Soccer Drills: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query12U+soccer+drills

14U Soccer Drills: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=14U+soccer+drills

18U Soccer Drills: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=18U+soccer+drills


By Category:

Offensive Drills for Kids

Defensive Drills for Kids

Goalie Drills for Kids

Have another drill you'd like to share? Share it!


Team Management

Remind.com - This app can be very helpful to manage your players & parents. It's free and easy to set up!

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

here are no scheduled trainings at this time in Mountains Edge.  To find trainings in other regions, please look on http://www.aysou.org/ .

To be notified send an email to [email protected]

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Mountain’s Edge AYSO Region 1315

2821 Jansen Ave 
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101

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