Coach's Handbook 2012-2013 Season Coming Soon
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Heads Up Online Training Course
Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports is a free, online course available to coaches, parents, and others helping to keep athletes safe from concussion. It features interviews with leading experts, dynamic graphics and interactive exercises, and compelling storytelling to help you recognize a concussion and know how to respond if you think that your athlete might have a concussion. Once you complete the training and quiz, you can print out a certificate, making it easy to show your league or school you are ready for the season.
Click here to take the training (you will be redirected to an external website).
Coaches when you have completed the training, please forward your certificate to Karen Mihara at the National Office; she will update your certificates on eAYSO to show completion. KarenMihara@ayso.org
In addition, please print your certificate and bring to our annual Coaches meeting for a surprise gift.
Coaching and Safe Haven Training Courses Fall 2012
Downey AYSO is proud to support and provided our region the following: Basic Coach Clinic as well Safe Haven Training at no cost to our coaches. Please visit our calendar of events for time, dates, and locations of when the courses will take place.
All coaches interested in attending these classes may contact Francisco Cerna (Coach Administrator Downey AYSO Region 24).
VOLUNTEER POINTS AND TEAM STANDINGS:
Purpose: The following point system will be utilized to determine the eligibility of teams for the Commissioner’s Cup Tournament. The winners of our Commissioner’s Cup Tournament advance to the Area Z playoffs.
Point System for Advancing to Commissioner’s Cup Tournament to be held in December of 2012:
Total Points required for entering Tournament:
U10 Division: 25 points U12 Division: 30 points U14 Division: 35 points
- U08 Center = 1 Point
- U10 Center = 2 Points, AR = 1 Point per AR
- U12 Center = 3 Points, AR = 2 Points per AR
- U14 Center = 3 Points, AR = 2 Points per AR
- U16 Center = 4 Points, AR = 2 Points per AR
- U19 Center = 4 Points, AR = 3 Points per AR
- Missed assignment = (-1) Point
It is your responsibility to make sure you and/or your referee team puts your team number and referee names clearly written on the game cards they fill out during their referee assignments. If names can’t be read credit can’t be given to the appropriate team (s).
- Coach Certification – 1 Point for Coach and Assistant Coach (must be age appropriate) = 1 Point each
- Team Parent and Coach(s) Volunteer Form turned in to National = 1 Point each
- Team Parent/Coach attends Safe Haven Class = 1 Point each
Division Managers will accumulate Certification Points. Regional Referee Administrator will keep weekly tally of referee assignment points.
At the conclusion of the season, the referee points will establish the seeding for the tournament. If a team has four or more points deducted due to red cards or the failure to supply a referee as scheduled, the team will not be eligible to participate in the Commissioner’s Cup Tournament. The divisional champion is determined based on the outcome of the Commissioner’s Cup Tournament. The tournament rules will be distributed prior to the tournament. Such tournament must determine a winner. The Commissioner’s Cup first place team will represent Downey AYSO in the Area11Z league championships. Should they win, they would also represent Area Z in the Section 11 & State championships. The second place team will be considered the "wild card" choice should that option become available for Area play. The second place team will represent Downey AYSO should the 1st place team not wish to compete.
Should teams in different pools have the same number of points, seeding will be determined by Regional officials.
At the recent round of referee training, Region 24's Referee Instructor Hank Strang announced an enforcement policy change for unruly parents who challenge referee calls during matches.
"In the past we've instructed referees to largely ignore the jeering from the sidelines in response to referee calls. This has created a situation where parents think this behavior is acceptable, and can create problems for other referees when they officiate matches. It is the duty of the referee to remind the coach that the behavior of the parents is the coach's responsibility, and that unruly parents along with the coach will be dismissed from the field should they continue their negative behavior." Lucy Aguero, Referee Administrator echoed the statement, We have over 25 youth referees, and parent's wouldn't want anyone to yell at their children, so they shouldn't be yelling at anyone else's children. They should think how they would feel if their child was being yelled at.
You are responsible for all sideline behavior. Remind parents that AYSO is an all volunteer recreational league. Use the Parent's Code of Conduct and Kids Zone to encourage positive sideline participation. Also, you should familiarize yourself with Region 24's own Code of Conduct. Only you and your registered Assistant Coach may coach the players by calling out player's names and strategy. Field Monitors will be roaming to help with the spectators, however, if a parent is removed from the game, you will be removed also. Set expectations prior to the game and enlist your Team Manager to help you with this, allowing you to focus on the players. Set an example to parents by not challenging referee decisions, and using positive coaching techniques.
Goal Setup and Takedown
Teams that are scheduled for the first game of the day must setup the goals. Arrive EARLY to do this, your match will END on time even if it doesn't start on time. If you are scheduled the last game of the day you must take down the goals. When taking down goals, leave them in the bag near the goal area...they will be picked up at the end of the day.
Practice Schedule and Locations:
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Attention all Volunteers
Division Managers: If you have quesions or concerns regarding the uniforms, please contact Eulalia Obeso.
Coaches: Please contact the Division Manager for the appropriate age group regarding uniforms. Thank you.
Reporting Proceedures U16/U19 Games
Coaches for U16/19, the home teams are responsible for submitting scores to email@example.com. Copy Armando and Lucy in your e-mail. If you don't report your scores you will get a forfeit for your game and you will not be eligible for Area Playoffs or Section Playoffs. Click here for the complete instructions.
Know the correct number of players for your division. To review the team format click here.
All coaches and players must have ID cards for all U8-U19 teams. If you need your cards laminated, please see the information tent. Also, you are responsible for removing trash at the end of your match. The referee or board member will keep your cards after the match until the area is clean.