Using Matchtrack

By | March 9th, 2019|Categories: Coaching, Communication, Team Management|Tags: |

Matchtrack is AYSO Section 11's official field and match scheduling service. It is very simple to navigate once you understand how to find your division. Finding Your Team or Checking Field Status For 8u and below, you will always find your division by: Go to matchtrack.com Under area L, look for AYSO Region 1455 - Ladera [...]

Template – Preseason Email to Parents

By | March 7th, 2019|Categories: Coaching, Communication, Team Management|Tags: , , , , |

Hello Firefly fans! The start of the season is upon us and I can't wait to get started. Your girls have been working very hard on the practice field and I'm sure are anxious to show off what they've learned. I have a few things to cover just to make sure we're all set for our first [...]

Frequently Asked Questions

By | February 19th, 2019|Categories: Coaching, Player Development, Team Management|Tags: , , , , |

FAQs/Howto's How do I register as a coach in Sports Connect (FKA Blue Sombrero)? How can I verify I've met all the coaching requirements? Accessing Team Contact Information in Sports Connect (FKA Blue Sombrero) How can parents print their registration and concussion forms How can I print my lineup card? What equipment do I need? Accessing [...]

Accessing Team Contact Information in Sports Connect (FKA Blue Sombrero)

By | February 19th, 2019|Categories: Coaching, Communication, Team Management|Tags: , , , , |

In order to see the FULL contact information for your team you need to use the Print Roster option in Sports Connect (formerly known as Blue Sombrero). Just viewing the roster will not give you all the contact information in many cases. Go to ayso1455.org and click Login Locate the player on the landing page and [...]

Printing Player Forms

By | February 18th, 2019|Categories: Coaching, Team Management|Tags: |

All coaches are required to maintain possession of all player registration and concussion awareness forms at all times while in the presence of the team (i.e. practice and games). The league, due to privacy restrictions, does not have access to these forms. A copy must be provided to the coach by each of the parents before [...]

Running a Well Managed Team

By | February 16th, 2019|Categories: Coaching, Communication, Team Management|

We're stoked that you care enough to want to have a fantastically well-run team. For a little bit of extra effort, you will be a rock star coach to your players and their families. We recommend you start with a series of short articles that covers every aspect of running your team. Make sure you leverage [...]

Equipment Reference

By | February 16th, 2019|Categories: Coaching, Team Management|Tags: , , , , , , |

Here is the needed equipment and requirements for each age group: 8u and below Soccer Ball - Size 3, properly inflated (it should be about 10 psi, or only slight give when pressing firmly on the ball) Shinguards - Worn completely under soccer socks. Shinguards cannot be worn over socks then folded over Soccer socks - [...]

First Practice Player Meeting

By | February 15th, 2019|Categories: Coaching, Communication, Fun, Player Development, Team Management|Tags: , , |

I like to have players come 15 minutes early to the first practice where I host a players-only meeting with the coaches. My overarching goal is to start to establish my team’s culture. As a part of that I want them to get to know me and each other. Here’s a typical agenda: Names - Go [...]