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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

U08 Game Guidelines and Coaching Points

Here are some coaching points for Coaches for U08 Games:

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Choosing the Right Formation

Choosing the Right Formation

  • No right or wrong formation
  • Based on your team's speed, ability, endurance, field size, speed and ability of opponents
  • Experiment in training and scrimmages

Friday, June 27, 2014

2014 Summer Training for Coaches and Team Parents

Region 183 - Coach Course Schedule July 2014 and August 2014
The following is a list of dates for Coach Courses.   Each coach course is between 2-4 hours of training depending on the level of the course.

Coach Courses are very important to complete.    These courses introduce to new volunteers our AYSO National Coaching Program and how we as AYSO coaches work with our youth players the game of soccer.

July 14th - U08 Coach
July 16th - U06 Coach
July 19th - U14 Coach Day 1 (Intermediate Coach)
July 20th - U14 Coach Day 2
July 26th - U12 Coach

Aug 5th - U06 Coach
Aug 7th - U08 Coach  (date correction)
Aug 9th - U10 Coach
Aug 12th - U10 Coach Clinic / Field Session
Aug 14th - U10 Coach Clinic / Field Session

To Register for a Course, please register thru EAYSO or contact me.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Tad Lin
AYSO 183 - Peterson / Hollywood Parks
Regional Coach Administrator / Coach Instructor

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Changing the Game in Youth Sports:   TEDx Talks Presentation


Some takeaways:
  • The single greatest effect on performance is an athlete’s state of mind
  • Youth sports used to be about children competing against other children; now it is often adults competing against other adults through their children
  • Children play sports because it is fun; winning comes in way down the list
  • Children quit sports when they don’t get to play, and when winning becomes more important than enjoyment
  • 90% of children would rather play on a losing team than sit the bench on a winning team
  • Competition is important, but being competitive comes from putting the needs and priorities of our children first
  • We can all start changing youth sports for the better by learning five simple words (watch to learn what they are)

Friday, May 23, 2014

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Pele likes Youth Soccer in the US

Pele likes what he sees with the growing movement of youth soccer in the US.   Read the link below,0,3962184.story#axzz2z5MYKl5l

Spring 2014 New Coach Shirt and Badge Policy

New Coach Shirts and Coach Badge
We distributed new Coach Shirts at the Spring 2014 Volunteer Coach Meetings on April 5th at River Park. For those coaches who attended the coach meetings on April 5th and received a coach shirt and coach badge. 

Thank you for completing your certifications.  

For those coaches who did not attend the coach meetings, please read the following and be sure that you meet the requirements below.

Coach Shirt Requirement
Coaches who are certified with AYSO Safe Haven and specific AYSO Coach Certification will have received a new coach shirt along with a coach badge.     The coach badge is specific to the age-division level the coach is assigned with Coach Certification completed.
Any individual who has claimed to be a coach will have complied with the following :
- 1) Completed AYSO Volunteer Form (Fall 2013-Spring 2014)
- 2) Completed AYSO Safe Haven Course
- 3) Completed AYSO Coach Certification by Age Division

Wearing Coach Shirt
All coaches who meet the above stated Coach Shirt Requirement are asked to wear this coach shirt as much as possible on Game Days.   Wearing the coach shirt on practice days / training sessions are beneficial to for oure region.

Coach Shirt Pickup -
    Saturday April 26th 2014 9am-12pm
    Peterson Park South Fields
    AYSO Staff Table

For those coaches who did not pickup a coach shirt at the Spring 2014 Coach Meeting, please stop by the
Peterson Park South Fields / AYSO Safe Table to pickup your shirt.

Coach Badge
At pickup, we will also provide you a brown envelope with your current certifications and a list of new certifications for you to complete.    In addition, a coach badge is provided to be placed on the shirt.    

Additional instructions below.
Any individual who has not completed the "Coach Shirt Requirement" does not qualify for a "coach shirt".

ONLY Coaches who have completed Coach Certifications and meet the Coach Shirt Requirement can only wear this coach shirt.  

This is a very important note and we as AYSO have a need to identify coaches at our game day locations who have completed AYSO Safe Haven, Coach Certifications and understand the AYSO Philosophies of Balanced Teams, Everyone Plays, Positive Coaching, Open Registration, Good Sportmanship and Player Development.

Verification of Coach Certification   
As a reminder, all certifications are completed and recorded in our AYSO National Database online at EAYSO.

Therefore in order for you to have any completed certifications, you must have completed a volunteer form with AYSO and have completed AYSO Safe Haven.   All course certifications are recorded and maintained.
We ask that all coaches become very familiar with EAYSO, AYSO Training Web Site and AYSO Course search for Course Registration.

Coach Blog Note:
This same email will be posted at the AYSO 183 Coaches Blog.

If you have any questions, please ask your Division Coordinator, Regional Board Member or Coach Staff / Administrator.
Thank you for volunteering with AYSO.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Spring 2014 Reminders

Spring 2014 Reminders 
We have reminders for the upcoming Spring 2014 Season. 
Spring 2014 Region 183 Calendar Saturday Game Days
  • 4/19
  • 4/26
  • 5/3
  • 5/10
  • 5/17
  • 5/31 
  • 6/7  
  • 6/14 (** SOCCER FEST **)  
Same Team for Spring 2014 Season
We follow the school year with regards to the season(s) in AYSO. Your Fall Registration stays intact with your assigned team for the Spring 2014 Season.   You will need to keep in contact with your player's coach with regards to the Spring Schedule. Also please keep your soccer jersey, shorts, and socks with you for the Spring 2014 Season.
The team that you are assigned to in Fall 2013 is the same team in Spring 2014.  
Player / Contact Information
We understand that families contact information such as street address, phone, email addresses change over the winter break from time to time.   You'll need to be sure that you keep in contact with your team and AYSO Region 183.   There have been times where a family moves, changes email address, or phone number and does not inform their coach or the region of this change.    
Fall 2014-Spring 2015 "March/April" Registration
Yes, AYSO Region 183 does indeed have registration 6 months in advance of the next Fall 2014-Spring 2015 Seasons.       We ask that all families that are returning to AYSO plan on attending this event.   This is NOT a registration event for the Spring 2014 Season.  
Fall 2014-Spring 2015  
Registration Day 
March 29th Saturday 9:00am-3:00pm
St. Hillary's Church
Location: Bryn Mawr and California
5600 N. Fairfield

Concussion Training 
All volunteers and coaches are responsible for being certified at the current level that they are assigned to.   Safe Haven and Concussion Training Certification must be part of your volunteer certifications.   If you do not have these required certifications, please complete as soon as possible.
New Volunteer !  
All parents who are "volunteering" and "stepping up" will need to be sure that a volunteer form is completed with at least AYSO Safe Haven Certification. More certifications are required to coach and referee.   Please contact to complete volunteer form and certifications.     You are welcome to go to EAYSO to register as a volunteer at
Please send your questions to your Division Coordinator.

Friday, February 14, 2014

4 Phases of Play

Here is a good article on describing the phases of play.    For those of you who are not familiar with this concept, you could think of it as a "mindset" of a youth player in soccer.  Although, most of us mistakenly think of the "phases of play" in terms of position such as "Defender" or "Scorer".     We tend to think of that since a lot of us watch or have participated in different sports.

Here, we have to break that "thinking" in terms of every player.

When you have the ball,  "everyone is attacking".   When you don't have the ball "everyone is defending".     However, depending as to where you are at on the field, do you as a player (or coach) able to recognize the "Principles of Play".     (see AYSO U12 Coach Manual).

Friday, February 7, 2014

Attacking Principles - Tika Taka Style

What is Tiki Taka ?
Source wikipedia: Tiki Taka is a style of play in football characterised by short passing and movement, working the ball through various channels, and maintaining possession.

In short... this is a precise level of play using the "Attacking Principles of Play" with posession, quick passing ( 1 - 2 touches ) with all players involved providing lanes for passing.

Watch this video first... 

Then watch this video here at this link: