Saturday, September 13--All games are a go!

A little rain never hurt anyone!  Remember, we play and practice in the rain, that is not just my policy it is also that of the organization.  How you run your team regarding your own rain policy is totally up to you.  But just a reminder, we DO NOT play or practice when you hear thunder or see lightning! 

Our procedure is to:

- Get off the fields immediately, don't even pick up your equipment bag, it can get wet!
- Direct the families to go into their cars
- We will wait for 20 after the last sighting of lightning or sound of thunder
- After 20 minutes, we will return to play
- Returning to play on a busy Saturday may be difficult since we have more games scheduled later in the day, so postponing the game too many times may impact the rest of the schedule.  But as a general rule, waiting one 20 minute session usually does not impact the schedule.

There are usually referees that will make the call, but just in case you are without a referee or in the U5 and U6 group, that is our policy.

 

 

 

Registration over, season planning underway

With registration over, we're moving on to the next phase of preparation for the fall 2014 soccer season.

Over the next 10 we will be building draft teams based on the ratings coaches handed in following the spring season. Once that is complete, coaches will huddle to balance the teams for each division.

Following team balancing, we will begin work on field preparation, coach and referee training and finally practice.

Watch this space for more news as it becomes available.

 

 

AYSO Six Philosophies

AYSO's philosophies are living tenets that separate it from other sports organizations. They are Everyone Plays®, Balanced Teams, Open Registration, Positive Coaching, Good Sportsmanship and Player Development.

Everyone Plays®

Our program's goal is for kids to play soccer so we mandate that every player on every team must play at least 50% of every game. It’s no fun to spend the game on the bench…and that’s no way to learn soccer! 

Balanced Teams

Each year we form new teams as evenly balanced as possible because it’s more fun and a better learning experience when teams of similar ability play. It allows for each player to gain the experience of a wide variety of teammates of different skill levels.

Open Registration

Our program is open to all children between 4 and 19 years of age who want to register and play soccer. Interest and enthusiasm are the only criteria for playing. There are no elimination try-outs and nobody gets cut.

Positive Coaching

Encouragement of player effort provides for greater enjoyment for the players and leads to better-skilled and better-motivated players. A coach can be one of the most influential people in a child’s life, so AYSO requires they create a positive experience for every boy and girl.

Good Sportsmanship

We strive to create a positive environment based on mutual respect rather than a win-at-all-costs attitude, and our program is designed to instill good sportsmanship in every facet of AYSO.

Player Development

We believe that all players should be able to develop their soccer skills and knowledge to the best of their abilities, both individually and as members of a team, in order to maximize their enjoyment of the game.

 

 

 

 


 

 

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Coaches Referees Players Families Volunteers

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