The Draft

By | February 5th, 2019|Categories: Basic (9u-12u), Coaching|Tags: , , , |

As a function of AYSO's core philosophies of Balanced Teams and Player Development, new teams are drafted each year with the goal of having as evenly matched teams as possible with rotation of teammates and coaches. At the end of every season, coaches are asked to rate their players using a common template. Before the season, [...]

New to Soccer?

By | February 4th, 2019|Categories: Coaching, Education and Certification|Tags: , , , , |

If you've reached this page it is likely because you're interested in becoming a new coach for your child's 8u or below team. The requirements for becoming a coach do NOT entail having much (if any) previous soccer knowledge. The rules (referred to as Laws of the Game) of soccer are actually extremely simple at this [...]

New Coach Training and Certification

By | February 4th, 2019|Categories: Coaching, Education and Certification|Tags: , , |

Congratulations on deciding to become a youth soccer coach! It may very well be the most rewarding activity you've done with your child in a long time. All coaches (including assistants) are required to complete a few basic steps: If you haven't already, complete the coach application so you can select desired practice times, coach pairings, [...]