A coach is similar to a teacher,
you are someone that the child looks up to and will emulate as they develop their social skills. We at Region 1079, and for all of the players, thank you for your support!
As always AYSO is here to help you help our soccer players to grow. We hold classes and clinics on various categories, we show you how and what to do to have a safe environment, and most of all we love to pass on the latest information for achieving results in the sport of soccer.
Annual Coach Meeting - Required for Head & Assistant Coaches
(Must attend only one session)
CONCUSSION TRAINING COURSE
All volunteers will be required to complete the Concussion Training Course offered by the CDC.
This is a state law. Please take the course offered by the CDC when you can. The course takes about 30 minutes to complete and it could make a big difference to a child. We can help athletes stay active and healthy by knowing the facts about concussion and when it is safe for athletes to return to play. Here is the link to the training:
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PERMITS
Click on the below school to view and download permit.
Check back as we will update schools as we get them back.
RED MOUNTAIN SOCCER COMPLEX PRACTICE SCHEDULE
Please see SCHEDULES page
SHORT SIDED PLAY
Region 1079 plays short sided games at the U6, U8, U10 & U12 (yes, U12 as well this year) levels.
Here is some information on the:
U6 Team Guidelines
U8 Team Guidelines
U10 Team Guidelines
U12 COMING SOON !!! It will be 9 v 9 and played on a slightly smaller regular size field.
To gain a better understanding behind the need for short-sided games read
"Try it, You'll Like It!"
Here are similar Guidelines for the other divisions: U14-U19 Team Guidelines
COACH TRAINING GAMES
Here are some links to help you with your practices.
U6 Training Games
U8 Training Games
U10 Training Games
Enthusiastically support and practice the "Everyone Plays," "Good Sportsmanship" and "Positive Coaching" philosophies of AYSO.
Be reasonable in your demands on a young player's time, energy, enthusiasm and performance on the field.
Impress on your players that they must abide by the Laws 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 of sound principles of coaching, growth and child development.
Check your equipment and playing facilities. The should meet safety standards and be appropriate for the age and ability of your players.
Follow the advice of a physician when determining when and injured child is ready to play again.
Positive Coaching is one of the six foundation philosophies of AYSO — but what does it mean? Is it just about saying nice things? Can real soccer learning come from only positive comments? According to the most successful soccer coaches, “catching them doing something good” is actually the way the soccer learning happens best! The concept behind Positive Coaching is from both soccer and child development. Children need room to try new things and not be afraid of making mistakes. That’s how they learn. If someone is constantly yelling about this wrong thing and that wrong thing they learn one lesson: don’t try something new again. It makes it harder to learn and the experience less enjoyable.
Every player should walk away from their AYSO practices and games feeling good about what they did on the field and how they may be able to improve the next time. It’s a coach’s role to give positive, specific encouragement. If a player makes a good move, let them know and tell them what they did right. But what if they weren’t successful? Let them know it was excellent that they took a risk and tried something new. Ask them what they learned from trying the new technique or tactic. Ask what they learned and how they could improve it the next time.
Most importantly, don’t tell them they did something wrong. As soon as a player hears the word “wrong,” they feel they let you down. No one likes to be criticized, especially children. Next time try something like, “I really appreciate all the hard work you are putting out there on the field. You are doing a great job. What if next time you try it this way?” That bit of positive encouragement will show the player you aren’t upset at him and that you see how hard he is trying. Suggestions are always taken better with some positive encouragement.
As an AYSO coach you have a unique opportunity to affect children’s lives. With Positive Coaching you will help them develop as soccer players, but also help raise their self-esteem and their ability to try other new things. Something as simple as “you played really well today” goes a long way with not only six or seven-year-olds, but also for 15 and 16-year-olds!