Positive Coaching & Player Development

A coach can be the most influential person in a child’s life. In AYSO, Positive Coaching is a fundamental philosophy because of the crucial role that a coach has. Coaching in AYSO is a chance to spend quality time with your own child but you’ll also provide an important role model for all the children on your team. In fact, the joy of coaching is so meaningful, that many AYSO coaches continue coaching long after their own children have moved on from AYSO.

Don't have soccer coaching experience? We Will train you
Many of our first-year coaches have never coached or necessarily even played soccer before but yet have a very successful year. For those of you who are considering coaching your child but do not feel comfortable yet with your knowledge of the game, we offer plenty of Training Clinics and support to make your experience a success! Learn about how to become a youth soccer coach here

Short-Sided Games

In Region 1031 we play short sided games in U5 – U12 divisions. Short sided soccer is recognized as the best teaching method for your soccer players (ages 4 to 11 year). Research studies show that youngsters derive greater pleasure from playing football in smaller teams and with adapted rules. As well as getting involved in the game more often, players learn more quickly and take more decisions during the course of a match. And as the ball is never far away, greater concentration is required on their part.

Read about short-sided games in the following articles

Small-Sided Games Revealed As Best Soccer Teacher, Playsoccer
Small-sided matches, FIFA
Short-Sided Games Guidelines
Under-5 Guidelines
Under-6 Guidelines
Under-8 Guidelines
Under-10 Guidelines
Under-12 Guidelines

Warm Up Drills