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Coach Documents, Meeting & Links

AYSO Region 4 Coach Packet (Replaces "Coach Binder")
Click here for the Coach Packet zip file
Contents:
Region 4 Coach Manual 
Sponsors letters for all divisions 6U-19U
CDC Concussion 1-sheet
AYSO Incident Forms for injuries
AYSO Participation release form (to return to play after injury)

Team Volunteer Position Form (Google form)

AYSO Team Volunteer Google Form (fill in after all required positions are filled)


Mandatory Coach Kickoff Meeting Materials

Saturday, July 24, 2021
Zoom Virtual Meeting 
Coaches in 6U, 7U, 8U - Meeting 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Click here for the 6U-7U-8U presentation
Link to the 6U, 7U, 8U Zoom meeting


Coaches in 10U - Meeting 10:15 am - 11:15 pm
Click here for the 10U-12U-14U presentation
Link to the Zoom meeting (10U-14U with PDI Build Out Line)


10U Player Development Initiative (PDI) Build Out Line

Click here for the Coach version of this presentation

Practice Schedule

The most recent practice schedule by field - is posted below. Updated July 29, 2021. Please note it is subject to change.

Brookside Elementary
Deerhill Park
Russell Ranch Park
Valley View Park
Westlake Community Park

Field Maps

Field Maps (click names for maps)
Brookside Elementary, Oak Park
(10U games)

Deerhill Park, Oak Park
(Practices only)

Medea Creek Middle School, Oak Park
(Schoolyard and 6U games)

Russell Ranch Park, Westlake Village
(8U games)

ValleyView Park, Oak Park
(14U games)

Westlake Community Park (WCP/"YMCA fields"), Westlake Village
(7U & 12U games)

RESOURCES For 2021

Have Question? Need Help?
Please contact Regional Coach Administrator Corinne Briers ([email protected]) or visit our Board Members page (under "About Us") for all Division Director contact info.

FAQs
Click here for a PDF document containing the most Frequently Asked Questions for Coaches.

Resources From UKI Coaches
See below how professional coaches from UK International can work with you and your team or where to get great drills (with video) to incorporate into your training.

Mentoring
Want advice or mentoring? Contact Regional Coach Administrator Corinne Briers ([email protected]) .

AYSO'S Hey Coach! Email
Hey Coach! is AYSO's bi-weekly newsletter for coaches and other coaching positions. Every other Tuesday, Hey Coach! will contain articles on coaching techniques, drills and other important news. Hey Coach! is also your opportunity to write in with any possible article suggestions. Sign up here

Practice Schedule
(link will be updated after the Coach meeting)

Link To Fill In Your Team Volunteer Roles (COMING SOON FOR 2021)

PLEASE do not fill in this form until you have accounted for ALL volunteer positions for your team as listed on the sheet in your coach binder. You should enter cell phone and email for coaches. Other position do not need cell phone numbers. Hopefully you will be allowed to make edits, but you may not be able to edit these entries (might need to re-enter all). If a change must be made later in the season you can inform your Division Director.  Coaches with multiple teams please fill out a form for each team.

The four team volunteer positions requiring registering as a volunteer are Head Coach, Assistant Coach, Team Manager and at least one Referee position. Other required/strongly suggested volunteer positions Goal set-up/take-down, Team Sponsor. Additional volunteer positions may include but are not limited to Team Banner, Team Party, Kids Zone Leader, Rater of the Opposing team (10U-14U) and Team Safety.
See the coach binder or website for descriptions of volunteer positions (under "About Us" tab).

Injury Incident Report 
(for when there is an injury at practices or games)
Click here for our Injury Incident Report form. This form should be filled out by coaches to report any player or coach injuries. Please email completed form to Safety Director Tony Donadio ([email protected]) .

Coach Incident Report
(for issues or disagreements on gamedays)
Click here for our Coach Incident Report to be used by coaches to report disagreements with officiating. Please email the completed form to your Division Director.

All Star Coach Application
Any coaches wishing to be an All-Star coach in 10U, 12U or 14U are strongly encouraged to observe players throughout the season - even before coaches are selected. Click here for the 2021 application for all-star coaching in 10U, 12U and 14U.
Completed applications should be given to your Division Director no later than October 8, 2021 Email [email protected] with questions about All-Stars.

Referee Points System For Referees For 10U-14U Teams
There are no changes to the referee points system for 2021 (impacting referees working for teams in 10U-14U). 
Please keep in mind 2018's changes that all 10U-14U teams must have at least 5 Referee Points to qualify for Region 4 postseason. 
Also, anyone 12 or older can be trained and represent a team as their referee.
Click here for the full details of the Referee Point System for 2019 and the Playoff Qualifications for teams in 10U-14U.


Laws of the Game - Know The Game And reduce Issues

Know The Game - Links & Documents
The more you know about the Laws of the Game the better prepared you and the players will be on gamedays. 

Click here for the Int'l Football Assoc. Board Laws of the Game site and resources

IFAB New Laws of the Game for 2019/2020

IFAB announces some changes for the upcoming season for soccer around the world. The biggest changes for AYSO is on handballs, goal kicks (ball is in play as soon the kick is taken (it can be played before it leaves the penalty area) and the position of the goalkeeper at penalty kicks.

Click here for the Laws of the Game 2-page booklet format 2019-2020 (PDF)

Click here for the Laws of the Game single-page booklet format 2019-2020 (PDF)

Click here for the Spanish language version of the Laws of the Game 2-page booklet format 2019-2020 (PDF) 

AYSO Region 4 Documents
Click here to access the August 19 "AYSO TEAM Coach and Referee Workshop" - STILL TO COME

Click here to access and download the July 20,2019 Coach Meeting presentations in PDF
Coach presentations 6U-8U  CLICK HERE FOR THE PRESENTATION
Coach presentations 10U-14U CLICK HERE FOR THE PRESENTATION
Section 10 PDI and 10U Build Out line presentation) - CLICK HERE FOR THE PDI 10U PRESENTATION
 

Click here for the Basic Referee Training presentation to review before the in-person Basic or Assistant Referee course.


UKI TRAINING RESOURCES

Invite UKI Coaches To Work With You and Your Team
Teams are asked to contact UKI trainers at [email protected] if they wish to schedule a session to have a UK International coach work with them and their team at their practice. These emails are directly forwarded to the UKI trainer email accounts and they will correspond with you about their availability. No visits to Willow anymore. UKI will send coaches to the team fields - every day but Friday when they have Friday Skills at Brookside.

If you would like to request a session please plan to have at least one coach attend as well. Please provide your name, Division (i.e, "Girls 10U") the date, time and location of your practice and what you would like to have the UKI coach work on with your team.

Fun Games for 6U - from UKI Coach Josh Chaproniere
Click here for fun games for 6U development from the UK International curriculum. These are used during our 6U Coach training.

Training Drills From UKI

UK International is our partner for the season. They also provide great age appropriate drills for you to access online. View the flyer for details. You can click the flyer to go to the log in page or use the link below - then enter the Username "Agoura" and Password "Hills"
https://www.uksoccer.com/Online/Curriculum/Login.php



Coach Training and Development

Why take the Coaching Class?

These classes are for the appropriate division-level coach instruction.
Required for all Head Coaches 6U & 8U (strongly recommended for assistant coaches)
Required for all Head Coaches in 10U & 12U
Required for all Assistant Coaches in 10U & 12U (if you wish for your team to potentially participate in Area Playoffs where both coaches must be fully certified & trained).

Do I Need To Take A Coach Class Again?
Each age group/level has it's own required coach class. Once you take that class you do not need to retake it if you coach again in that division (coach sibling, grandkids, etc.).

6U is for 6U
8U is for both 7U and 8U
10U is for 10U (and 9U if offered)
12U is for 12U (and 11U if offered)
Intermediate is for 14U (Instructed at "Area" level, contact Division Director)
Advanced is for 16U and 18/19U (Instructed at "Area" level, contact Division Director)

FOR ALL REGION 4 COACHING CLASSES 
Certificates last a lifetime. Each division specific class is a one-time requirement that is good your entire AYSO lifetime.
Note that if you need 12U the10U certification is a pre-requisite.
You should pre-register on AYSOU before attending to make sure you get on the course roster.
You must fully attend the entire class to get credit - please arrive before the start time.

For all classes please be prepared for classroom learning (bring pen we will provide Coach booklet) and be prepared to participate in drills outdoors in coaching attire. Sunscreen and water is also recommended.

Dates and info (only attend one day)

Saturday July 31, 2021
6U & 8U = 9am-1pm
10U & 12U = 9am-2pm
Mae Boyar Park, Oak Park
**Snacks and Lunch will be provided

Saturday August 7, 2021
6U & 8U = 9am-1pm
10U & 12U = 9am-2pm
Mae Boyar Park, Oak Park
**Snacks and Lunch will be provided

Sign up by logging in to aysoU.org (go to their site or use menu tab above)
Click on “In-person courses” then “Coach Instructor led courses” and then your appropriate division for the list of courses offered (across the country). 

6U is listed as “6U Coach”. 8U is listed as “8U Coach”. 10U is listed as “10U Coach” (do not go into “10U Field Session Only”). 12U is listed as “12U Coach”.
You can search for 10/E/4 Oak Park classes (“…In Agoura Hills”.
We are offering the same classes on two different dates listed above.
Pick one date, select the course(s) for you to register.

If you like you can alternatively attend an in-person course in another region that you may find on AYSOU.
On AYSOU click on In-Person Courses, then click on Coach Instructor Led Courses, then click OPEN, and scroll down to find a date and location that works for your schedule. Keep in mind our practices can start the week of Aug 2nd and the first games are held Saturday, Aug 28, 2021.

Saturday August 14 in Granada Hills
Sunday August 15 in Beverly Hills 
Saturday August 21 in Thousand Oaks (10U & 12U)
*Sunday August 29 in Pacific Palisades (Coach Corinne will be teaching this class as well)


Advice For Coaches From AYSO Alums

Julie Foudy
AYSO Alum Foudy won two World Cups and two Olympics medals as one of the top players in U.S. soccer history. Advice for a first-time AYSO coach: First of all, I'd tell them they're not going to be an expert right away! They can read all the books in the world about the technical skills, but the most important thing is to create an environment where the kids feel comfortable and it's fun to learn. You don't have to turn them into an Abby Wambach or Landon Donovan...just let them have fun and love playing soccer!

Landon Donovan
AYSO Alum Donovan is a three-time World Cup veteran and is the all-time leader in both scoring and assisting goals for the national team. Advice for the first-time coach: One of my biggest pet peeves is youth team coaches who take winning too seriously. This has always bothered me, and I always tell coaches to forget about winning with young players. They need to create an environment where the kids enjoy playing and are developing their soccer skills. Winning should never be a priority.

Shannon Boxx
AYSO Alum Boxx has won both an Olympic Gold Medal and NCAA Division 1 College Cup for Notre Dame.  The 2015 FIFA World Cup represents her fourth FIFA World Cup as a member of the U.S. National Team. Advice for a first-time AYSO coach: Make soccer fun for the kids and get them to enjoy it first, then teach them skills. The most important thing is to have fun on the soccer field; winning is not so important. If you teach the value of teamwork and you instill that early, that's what's important. 

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