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RESOURCES For 2022

Volunteering?
Visit our Parent and Volunteer page for all details for 2022. It will provide details on all registration steps, use of the new eTrainU platform, checking certifications, fingerprinting, etc.

Have Question? Need Help?
Please contact Regional Coach Administrator Corinne Briers ([email protected]) or visit our Board Members page (under "Resources") 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
(Coaches must complete the practice request form from their Division Director - with their top 3 choices  - selecting a day, time and field with each choice)

Link To Fill In Your Team Volunteer Roles (See above link to Google Form on this page)

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) (this also must be filled out if any player or coach tests positive for COVID)
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 ([email protected]). See below for returning to play if injury or COVID results in missed practice or game time.

Return to Play Form - must be filled out when a player or coach returns from injury or COVID positive test.

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 7, 2022 Email your Division Director with questions about All-Stars.

Referee Assistance System For Referees For 10U-14U Teams
NEW for 2022 - All teams in 10U-12U-14U will need to work a minimum of nine (9) games as referee or assistant referee  to be eligible for playoffs (impacting referees working for teams in 10U-14U). In order for post-season teams to be eligible to advance in the bracket team referees must also work at least one opening round match in the Region 4 playoffs. 
Also note, anyone 12 or older can be trained and represent a team as their referee. Email [email protected] for info related to youth referees.



New Nov 2021 - AYSO's ETrainU Learning Portal

AYSO is now using the ETrainU learning portal to manage all previous certifications and signing up and taking all future courses online and in-person (Coach, Referee, the 3 Safe Haven courses, Management training, etc.). On this same portal you will also find all courses you've previously taken as well as their certificates.

Click here to download the manual for ETrainU.
For volunteers ("Learners") to access the ETrainU portal you need to be signed in to your account on this website. 

Log in to your AYSO account on our website.
Under your picture in upper right - drop down and select "Account" 
Along the left side click "Volunteer"
You should see 3 buttons immediately under your name - Click "My Training"

This should automatically log you in to the new eTrainU platform.

6U & 7U play and Schedules for 2022

DRIBBLING SOCCER FOR 6U AND 7U
Click here for 6U Gameday document with explanations of Dribbling Soccer, 4v4 play and goal set up and take down.

Click here for 7U Gameday document will be revised to half-fiend play with explanations of Dribbling Soccer, 5v5 play and field set up.



GAME SCHEDULE
Game schedules are released in mid-to-late August.
It is always good to check your team central account for the latest schedule info each week. 

14U Girls Inter-Region page on Area 10E website
14U Girls Inter-region standings tool on Area10E website

16U-19U page on Area 10E website


PRACTICE SCHEDULE
Coaches fill out the practice request form from their Division Director.
The most recent practice schedule by field - will be posted in August for the Fall 2022 season.

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

Field Maps

(See the Fields page for how to set-up and take down goals/corner flags)

Field Maps (click names for maps)

Brookside Elementary, Oak Park
(10U games)

Deerhill Park, Oak Park (updated Aug 10, 2021)
(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) (updated field 4A-4C Oct 18, 2021 for daylight adjustment)

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 "AgouraHills" (no space) and Password "Region4"
https://www.uksoccer.com/Online/Curriculum/Login.php



Digital Coach Packet 2022

Digital Coach Packet

Here's the material for the initial Coach Meeting and the Digital Coach Packet for 2022.
It contains the following:
- July 23 & 25 Coach Meeting presentation
- Digital version of the Coach Manual for the 2022 season
- Team Sponsor forms for 6U, 7U & 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U. 16U, 19U
Team Sponsor checks need to be given to Division Directors before you can pick up uniforms.


Team Staff / Volunteer List
Enter your entire list of team volunteers - this is required before you can pick up uniforms

Please make sure you have all positions below filled before starting to fill in the Google Form.
Note: Head Coach, Assistant Coach, Team Manager, Field Setup/Takedown & if 10U-19U Referee also, must be filled in - other positions are optional.

You will want to have name and emails for all positions and cell phone # for all Head Coaches & Assistant Coaches.

Here's the Google Form
Here's a list of positions & their descriptions.

Coach Training and Development 2022

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 (in-person course recommended, online course on eTrainU accepted)
8U is for both 7U and 8U (in-person course recommended, online course on eTrainU accepted)
10U is for 10U (in-person course required)
12U is for 12U (in-person course required)
Intermediate is for 14U (Instructed at "Area" level, contact Division Director) (online on eTRainU and in-person)
Advanced is for 16U and 18/19U (Instructed at "Area" level, contact Division Director) (online on eTRainU and in-person)

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 eTrainU 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 and paper to take notes) and be prepared to participate in drills outdoors in coaching attire. Sunscreen and water is also recommended.

Dates and info (only attend one day)
July 30, 2022 (Saturday) - times subject to change
6U & 8U: 9am-12pm
10U & 12U: 9am-2pm
Location: Brookside Elementary, Oak Park - outdoor cafeteria seating
**Snacks and Lunch (10U-12U) will be provided
NOTE - the Region 4 fingerprinting session will also be July 30 at this same location.

August 14, 2022 (Sunday) - times subject to change
6U & 8U: 9am-12pm
10U & 12U: 9am-2pm
Location: Brookside Elementary, Oak Park - Multipurpose Room (indoor)
**Snacks and Lunch (10U-12U) will be provided

Sign up by logging in to eTrainU on your volunteer page - On eTrainU, go to "Live Events".
For details on how to view your certifications, navigate eTrainU and find and select classes visit our Parents & Volunteer page.

If you like you can alternatively attend an in-person course in another region that you may find on eTrainU ("Live Events").

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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