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soccer campsFind an AYSO Summer Camp Today!
Looking for additional opportunities for your young soccer player? AYSO Soccer Camps offers full-day, half-day and mini camps that focus on player development and fun for all ages.
AYSO Coaching Featured at NSCAA Convention
The new AYSO National Coaching Program curriculum was spotlighted at the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) annual convention in Philadelphia, Jan. 13-16, in a session entitled, “It’s Environmental! Recreational Player Development.”
How to Handle a Blowout Game
Jim Liston answers this question.
How to Handle Parents that "Sideline Coach"
CATZCoach president and Chivas USA strength and conditioning coach Jim Liston answers a tough question.
George Kuntz' 8 keys to a Great Practice
AYSO fall soccer is around the corner! To prepare for the upcoming season, start thinking about your plans for your team's practices.
A Tip For Positive Coaching From PCA
AYSO National Partner, Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), regularly hosts group workshops and online courses for coaches involved in youth sports.
Advantages of Mainstream Play Against VIP Teams
If you're looking for a way to keep your team active on bye weeks (weeks where no game is scheduled), a win-win situation is to have your team play against a VIP (Very Important Player) team.
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How to Coach Your Team on Game Day
What is appropriate behavior for a soccer coach during game time? Soccer America Magazine recently came up with some tips for youth soccer coaches on how to coach effectively once the game is underway.
Build a Positive Relationship with Your Players' Parents
Building positive parent-coach relationships can help everyone have a more productive, beneficial season.
Be Sure to Activate Your AYSO Team Site
AYSO Team Sites from Shutterfly make it easy for coaches to communicate with parents and stay organized. Teams sites are free, easy to set up and designed to save you time during the season. Once your team roster has been confirmed and entered into eAYSO by your Region, you'll receive a notification email. Simply click the link in the email and you will be directed to Shutterfly to activate your team's site. Be sure to activate your site before the season starts!
When Should Your Players Start Heading?
AYSO recommends that heading be practiced only with players age 10 and above. Coaches are encouraged to not teach or practice heading at the earlier ages.
AYSO Re-Accredited By NCACE
The American Youth Soccer Organization's (AYSO) is the first coaching education program to be re-accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education (NCACE). AYSO's coaching program is now accredited through Feb. 2016.
Team Parent's Corner
Too often, coaches try to take everything on themselves, from creating the team roster to checking player availability to organizing carpools.
3 Steps to Become a Responsible Coach
Coaches are among the greatest influencers of our youth athletes and have the ability to shape the memories and experiences of kids in soccer.
5 Tips to Stop Screaming on the Sidelines
Are you aware of the impact that sideline screaming has on the players? Here are a few ideas to help.
Have Your Best Season Yet With AYSO Team Sites
Do you want to cut your team administrative tasks in half? Nine out of 10 coaches said that AYSO-Shutterfly Team Sites made their team communication easier and more effective. Team sites will allow you to spend less time on emails, and more time doing what you love: coaching on the field!
11 Activities Perfect for the Off-Season
Keep active during the off-season!
Scott Gimple on Hallmark TVScott Gimple Featured on Hallmark's "Home & Family"
Scott discussed positive sideline behavior in youth sports and AYSO's innovative "Silent Saturday" idea.
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