Coaching Resources


Guide to successfully coaching:

  1. Air Quality Guidelines 
  2. Register to coach
    • Within our registration program, you have the opportunity to volunteer to coach
      • Choose: My Account
      • Choose: Volunteer
    • Enter the necessary information for us to conduct a background check
  3. Once you're background check is cleared you will have access to AYSO U: AYSO University Training for Volunteers
    • Safe Haven Courses
      • AYSO's Safe Haven (1 hour)
      • CDC Heads Up - Concussion Training (1 hour)
      • Sudden Cardiac Arrest Online Course (1 hour)
    • Coach Courses (1 hour)
      • Find the course that meets the level you will be coaching
      • Springfield AYSO does not adhere to all of AYSO National Programs.  See the "Coach's Guide" below to learn what we've changed to make it better

 

AYSO University Training for Volunteers

 

For additional ideas and information:

U6 Division:

AYSO Division U6 Coach's Guide - Unique to Springfield AYSO

AYSO Division U6 Coach's Manual - National AYSO Ideas and Information

 

U7 Division (same as U6):

AYSO Division U6 Coach's Guide - Unique to Springfield AYSO

AYSO Division U6 Coach's Manual - National AYSO Ideas and Information

 

U9 Division (same as U8):

AYSO Division U8 Coach's Guide- Unique to Springfield AYSO

AYSO Division U8 Coach's Manual - National AYSO Ideas and Information

 

U11 Division (same as U10):

AYSO Division U10 Coach's Guide - Unique to Springfield AYSO

AYSO Division U10 Coach's Manual - National AYSO Ideas and Information

Glossary of Terms

A basic coaches guide to AYSO terms and definitions

Teaching Methods

This section covers the most comprehensive and difficult aspect of coaching to master—how to develop player skills.

Team Management

There are off-the-field responsibilities that affect the team and the players before they ever step on the field. These activities are referred to as team management.

The Psychology of Coaching

It is important as a coach that you subscribe to a philosophy that acknowledges the role of athletics in developing children as complete individuals.

Teaching The Game To Kids

All coaches must be able to create an opportunity to evaluate a player’s ability to execute a certain skill or task so that the training required can be achieved.

September 9, 2014
What to Expect from Under-10 Players

You will find U-10 players willing to join in games that require a moderate degree of strategy.

September 8, 2014
What To Expect from Under-6 Players

Remember that kids will develop differently, both physically and socially. You must take the needs of ALL of your players into consideration.