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. Soccer knowledge is a plus, but AYSO provides training and materials so that even a soccer novice can coach effectively by starting in the younger age divisions.
Being a coach involves skills you probably already have in addition to specific soccer knowledge. If you are uncertain, try being an assistant coach. Your Region's Coach Administrator will be happy to try to match you up with somebody with a little more experience.
Information on Coach Training for Fall 2016 is available here.
The Annual Coaches Meeting for the Fall 2016 season was held on August 16, 2016. The material presented can be found here.
The Annual Coaches Meeting for the Fall 2015 season was held Aug 25, 2015. The material presented can be found here.
Public Schedule and Standings
How to Volunteer
Fall 2016 Coach Training
Fall 2016 Referee Points System for U10 & U12 Divisions
Ref Feedback Form (.pdf) (.xls)
Coach's Manual (.doc)
Concussion Info & Training
Game Card Template - If you choose to use a printed roster, it must be cut to size & stapled to the game card provided by the Region.
AYSO Incident Report Form
Spirit of the Game
Working with Referees & Parents
Youth Referee Program
AYSO REGION 18 TRAINING SUPPORT - EVOLUTION SOCCER PROGRAMS
We are excited to commence another fantastic season of fall soccer here in Region 18. Our goal is to provide an outstanding experience for all of our members and we have partnered with Evolution Soccer Programs to work alongside our volunteer coaches, to assist in delivering a season of great soccer and more importantly a lifetime of memories.
HOW IT WORKS - TRAINING PROGRAM - REQUEST A TRAINER
Region 18 coaches can request a trainer to join them during practice by simply emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The trainers will work with the coach and the team, towards specific training goals for each session. When you send your email please include the following information:
Age group, Day, Location, Time, Specific Topics - (Our trainers have been instructed to focus their sessions on the specific technical requirements, recommended in the age group curriculum created by AYSO)
Once we have added you to the schedule you will receive an official confirmation email of the trainer's attendance.
FRIDAY NIGHT CLINICS
They're back! Commencing Friday September 9th the popular Friday Night Clinics will return to Region 18. The sessions will be hosted at Manhattan Beach Middle School and are free to attend for AYSO Region 18 players only. Each week has a specific theme and groups will be organized according to age. Please arrive on time for your session and bring a ball and water each week. The sessions will run for 6 Fridays - With more possibly added.
WEEK ONE - DRIBBLING
WEEK TWO - TURNS AND BURNS
WEEK THREE - STREET SOCCER
LOCATION: MANHATTAN BEACH MIDDLE SCHOOL
AGES: - U6 4pm - 5pm
AGES: - U8 5pm - 6pm
AGES: U10 & Above 6pm - 7pm
REGION 18 GOALKEEPER TRAINING
This year we have added another element to our training program with the addition of goalkeeper specific training. Coach Grace will be the Region's resident goalkeeper coach and will provide outstanding goalkeeper instruction each week. In order to manage group sizes, you will be required to reserve a place in the goalkeeper training sessions, by clicking the link and completing the information requested. The sessions will be available in two-week blocks. Please only commit if you will attend.
Ages U8 - 4 - 5pm
Ages U10 - 5 - 6pm
Ages U12 & Above 6 - 7pm