Information for Coaches
The goal of the AYSO Region 1 Coaching program is to provide a safe, fun, educational environment for all children. The coaching program will provide AYSO coaches with a vehicle by which to learn development methods on individual skill, and team tactics. The purpose is to enforce the certification process for each age group coach, emphasise progressive skill development methodology, establish safety mechanisms, and promote positive feedback as a motivational tool. Coaching is an ongoing learning process, and each coach is encouraged to attend any and all sessions beyond the required certification course. Curricular standards for each age group help ensure that children progress with a certain level of knowledge and skills.
This table shows what times each of the Redwood City fields is available for AYSO practices.
Please keep the following guidelines for practices firmly in mind.
Drills, drills, and more drills!
Many coaches use a small set of "tried and true" drills over and over. Other coaches "invent" drills on the fly. Yet there are literally 100's of great drills that have been perfected over the years. A broad collection of fun, educational drills helps you be a better coach. Most coaching books have a pretty good selection of drills. Here are some links to online drill resources that we hope you'll find useful.
Roster Planning Forms
The following forms are useful for planning game rosters.
Stat sheet - you can use this to track all your game performance statistics (print one sheet per game)
One of the keys to successful coaching is to avoid trying to do everything yourself. Get your kids' parents involved in the smooth operation of your team by delegating tasks. Here is a sample list of parent jobs.
Game Lineup Card (Editable PDF)
Game Lineup Card (Requires Microsoft Excel)
U10 Player Rating Form - NEW (Requires Microsoft Excel)
Player Rating Form (Requires Microsoft Excel)
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