Information for Coaches
The goal of the AYSO Region 1 Coaching program is to provide a
safe, fun, educational environment for all children. The coaching
program will provide AYSO coaches with a vehicle by which to
learn development methods on individual skill, and team tactics.
The purpose is to enforce the certification process for each age
group coach, emphasise progressive skill development methodology,
establish safety mechanisms, and promote positive feedback as a
motivational tool. Coaching is an ongoing learning process, and
each coach is encouraged to attend any and all sessions beyond
the required certification course. Curricular standards for each
age group help ensure that children progress with a certain level
of knowledge and skills.
Click here for Area 2N Coaching Course Information
||Last Day for Full Refund
||U8 Coaches Meeting 6-9PM @ CAB Rm #4
||U10 Coaches Meeting 6-9PM @ CAB Rm #4
||U12/U14 Coaches Meeting 6-9PM @ CAB Rm #4
||Golden Gate Camp @ Menlo College, Atherton
||U5/U6 Coaches Meeting 6-9PM @ CAB Rm #4
||Last Day for Partial Refund
||Fall Season Starts U16-U19
||U5/U6 Parent Meeting 9-10AM @ Peninsula Covenant Church
||U8/U10 Parent Meeting 10-11AM @ Peninsula Covenant Church
||U12/U14 Parent Meeting 11AM-12PM @ Peninsula Covenant Church
||Fall Season Starts U5-U14
||Fall Season Starts VIP
||U10-U19 Photo Day
||U5-U8 Photo Day
||Silent Saturday (U10-U14)
||U5,U6,U8 Fall Season Ends
||U12,U14 Fall Season Ends
||U10 Fall Season Ends
Differences by Division Table
This table shows what
times each of the Redwood City fields is available for AYSO
Please keep the following guidelines
for practices firmly in mind.
- Enthusiastically support and practice "Everyone
Plays" and Positive Coaching philosophies of AYSO.
- Be reasonable in your demands on the young players
time, energy, enthusiasm and their performance on the
- Impress on your players that they must abide by the rules
of the game at all times.
- Develop team respect for the ability of opponents, and
for the judgment of referees and opposing coaches.
- Ensure that your players soccer experience is one
of fun and enjoyment (winning is only part of it).
Players should never be yelled at or ridiculed for making
mistakes or losing a game.
- Set a good example and be generous with your praise when
it is deserved. Children need a coach they can respect.
- Keep informed about sound principles of coaching, growth
and development principles relating to children.
- Enlist the support of your teams parents in your
efforts to instill the proper attitudes and values in the
- Check equipment and facilities that you use. They should
meet safety standards and be appropriate for the age and
ability of your players.
- Follow the advice of physician when determining when an
injured child is ready to play again.
Drills, drills, and more drills!
Many coaches use a small set of "tried and true"
drills over and over. Other coaches "invent"
drills on the fly. Yet there are literally 100's of great
drills that have been perfected over the years. A broad
collection of fun, educational drills helps you be a better
coach. Most coaching books have a pretty good selection of
drills. Here are some links to online drill resources that
we hope you'll find useful.
Roster Planning Forms
The following forms are useful for planning game rosters.
Stat sheet - you can use this
to track all your game performance statistics (print one sheet
One of the keys to successful coaching is to avoid trying to
do everything yourself. Get your kids' parents involved in
the smooth operation of your team by delegating
tasks. Here is a sample list of
Game Lineup Card (Editable PDF)
Game Lineup Card (Requires Microsoft Excel)
U10 Player Rating
Form - NEW (Requires Microsoft Excel)
Form (Requires Microsoft Excel)
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- How to become a coach
- Training classes
- Time commitment
- Dialogue with the head coach and other coaches
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