Refereeing 6u Games

By |2019-09-06T17:16:14+00:00September 5th, 2019|Categories: Coaching, Education and Certification, Initial (<=8u)|Tags: , , |

6u is unique in that coaches serve as the referees. At 5 years old they just a need a bit more handholding so we allow coaches to be on the field with them at the beginning of the season and they can make the calls too. The format looks like: For September (Fall) or March (Spring) [...]

Player Development Initiatives

By |2019-03-08T22:29:20+00:00February 5th, 2019|Categories: Basic (9u-12u), Coaching, Education and Certification, Initial (<=8u)|Tags: , , |

Player Development Initiatives (or PDIs) are meant to influence how soccer clubs (including AYSO) alter the implementation of soccer programs to accommodate younger players. Member clubs like AYSO take these initiatives and implement them at the division level. Each Section issues guidance to their respective regions about the implementation of these PDIs. PDIs cover a number of topics [...]

New to Soccer?

By |2019-03-08T22:30:33+00:00February 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 [...]

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