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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.

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.

Want advice or mentoring? Contact Regional Coach Administrator Bill Berliner ([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
AYSO Team Volunteer Form 2019 (NOW LIVE for Fall 2019)
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, Rater of the Opposing team (10U-14U). Additional volunteer positions may include but are not limited to Team Banner, Team Party, Kids Zone Leader 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 2019 application for all-star coaching in 10U, 12U and 14U.
Completed applications should be given to your Division Director no later than October 6, 2019.

Referee Points System For Referees For 10U-14U Teams
There are no changes to the referee points system for 2019 (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
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.


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"

Keys For Coaches 2019

Fall Season Overview
Click here for a PDF 
regarding the Fall 2019 Season 
with information on Divisions, elements of play for specific Divisions, and the 2019-2020 Calendar (subject to change) which includes a listing of Clinics and mandatory meetings.

  • Register: Register as a volunteer (a must every season) and remember your AYSO ID# for any courses you take in AYSOU.
  • Get Certified: Make sure you have all required certifications (Safe Haven, Concussion, proper division specific coach certification). These must be taken every other year (so either in 2018 or 2019 for the Fall 2019 season).
  • Request: Turn in practice requests to your Division Director before July
  • Save The Dates:

Mandatory Coach Meeting is Saturday, July 20, 2019, Red Oak Elementary, Oak Park (go below to Resources and Documents for the presentations)

Mandatory Coach & Referee Workshop is Monday, August 19, 2019 (7:40 - 9:30 pm); Red Oak Elementary, Oak Park

  • Contact: Immediately reach out to your families and set the team parent/meeting to get positions filled and get people to clinics
  • Prepare: Prep for your team meeting (see coach binder for tips and make sure you know the rules for your division so you can help inform parents and players). Make sure you have recruited an Assistant Coach and provide them with info on how to get certified. (Info and the link to the form for filling in your team volunteers is on the left)
  • Plan: Think about your practices, review the drills and training resources in your coach course manual, (6U, 8U, 10U, 12U, Intermediate) and on this Coach page and design your fun practices
  • Check: Check with the UKI Trainers  to see when your team can be is scheduled for a session with a professional UK coach (available beginning the week of August 5)

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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