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Monday, August 30, 2010

AYSO 9/4 and 9/5 Coach Certification in Evanston U06, U08, and U10

06, U08 and U10 Coaches:

For those of you who are working on Safe Haven to be completed this week or have recently completed the Online Safe Haven Training, you are now welcome to enroll in any one or more of these classes with our AYSO neighbor in Evanston this Labor Day weekend 9/4 and 9/5.

Note: If you do intend on taking a course, please be sure that you complete the online safe haven training by Thursday night 9/2 Our instructor(s) will be checking if you have completed this course before you enroll into this class.

I realize that this is a holiday weekend, and there will be more times and locations throughout the year in the soccer off-season. In addition as a reminder the online training is available to get you up to speed.

In order to enroll, you'll have to go to the EAYSO web site at and use your login to register for a course. (This is required and a preregistration step).

The schedule are as follows:

9/4 Saturday
U06: 9:00am-11:30am
U08: 1:00pm-4:00pm

U10: 9:00am-12:00pm (noon)

Location: The in-person course training is located at James Park at the Levy Center. James Park is located at Oakton / Dodge. Assuming that you would drive north on Dodge, there is a street entrance the Levy Center which is just after the CTA/Yellow Line, turn west into the parking lot. The address is 300 Dodge, Evanston Ave.

As always, I recommend that you take a course in-person so that you can get a true feel of coaching from our instructors and learn from experiences of others first hand.

If you have any questions please let me know.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Preseason Meeting August 28th 2010 !

Preseason Meeting 8/28
We have a 8/28 9am-11am Preseason Meeting at Legion Park. The meeting will start at 9am. We will actually sit in the park area and then go over the season. After the meeting the plan is to hand out the rosters and uniform. Parking will be difficult so you'll need to park in the streets in the area which maybe 1, 2, or 3 blocks away. No Parking in the alleys or streets marked with parking restrictions and limitations. Please follow parking signs. Also, please bring a lawn chair and there are no bathroom facilities in the park area.

Legion Park is between Peterson Ave / Bryn Mawr Ave on the east side of the Chicago River (North Branch). The location is at 5730 N Virginia Ave but we will be having the meeting on the park side of this address.
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The goal of the meeting is to review AYSO 183's program with all coaches,referees, and volunteers. This is an important meeting to attend since we will review many aspects such as game format, player development, child safety, etc. In addition, at toward the end of the meeting I will break up the groups by age-divisions so that I can review specific items per group.