From the AYSO website: 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.
Some sports are $250 or more! Our low fees are due to your help with fundraising. Please support our fundraisers by selling, this year Yankee Candles, or supporting one of the several vendors Spirit Days or Weeks.
2013 JCYSL open house parent meeting
REGION 322www.JCYSL.org Jefferson County Youth Soccer LeagueWelcome to Annual Meeting / Open House 2012-13 Spring Season 1
Agenda- Welcome, Sign in / Coffee & Bagels- 11:00 – 12:00 - Introduction to AYSO - Report to Participating Member Families - Nominations- 11:45 Pizza 2
WE ARE AYSO because AYSO Is…BIG. STRONG. DURABLE. - Nearly 50 YEARS OLD - NATIONAL ORGANIZATION - CENTRALLY ADMINISTERED, - Financial governance - 1,000 LEAGUES NATIONWIDE - Over 500,000 Players 3
Jefferson County Youth Soccer LeagueLOCAL. RESPONSIBLE. Fun! - Over 30 YEARS OLD - 1,000 Youths per year - We are Jeff Co’s Rec. Soccer - Partnered with JC Parks & Rec - 2011-12 Gold award Region - 2013 significant donation: JCPRC (for new fields) 4
WE ARE AYSO because AYSO has… A VISION…To provide world class youth soccerprograms that enrich children’s lives 5
WE ARE AYSO because AYSO has…A MISSION…To develop and deliver quality youthsoccer programs which promote afun, family environment based onAYSO‘s Six Philosophies… 6
AYSO Is… TRUE TO ITS IDEALS Six Philosophies -EVERYONE PLAYS ® - POSITIVE COACHING Todos Juegan ® Entrenadores Positivos- BALANCED TEAMS - GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP Equipos Balanceados Buen Espíritu Deportivo- OPEN REGISTRATION - PLAYER DEVELOPMENT Inscripción Abierta Desarrollo del Jugador 7
AYSO has… PROGRAMS Seen on Coach Shirts I coach. They Play. 8 You cheer.
AYSO Is…IMPORTANT - CONFIDENCE - RESPECT- PLAYER DEVELOPMENT 9
JCYSL is ALL VOLUNTEER• Without volunteers we’d have – No Coaches – No Referees – No fields to play on – No uniforms – No fair game / balanced teams – No team pictures….. – This is YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE! – TURN IN YOUR NOMINATION FORM NOW – Several board members knew little about soccer or thought they had the time. If you bring your child to the fields, you make the time AND JCYSL trains you for FREE! 13
Communication It works because we’re all involved• Board/Coach Admin ↔ ~100 Coaches ↔ Families – Starts with the Coaches Meeting (March 14th) – Continues with Division Directors ↔ Coaches • Weekly Coach Emails, on the game day fields – Team Parents are important (snack schedule, Spring team photos, fundraiser packet distribution….)• Board ↔ Membership – Open House, Website, Facebook, Emails, Text alerts – On the game day fields (Green Shirts), Board Meetings 14
2013 Spring SeasonPractices: Twice a week (U10, U12, U16, U19) Once a week (U6, U8) If fields approved, start Mon, March 25thGames: Saturdays (April 6-June 1) Off MemDay Schedules available ~April 1st www.jcysl.org -> Game Schedules, http://www.jcysl.org/events-calendar/•Uniform includes : Jersey, Shorts & Socks•Players must wear Shin Guards & Soccer shoes during all practices & games. No earrings – no exceptions. No healing casts.•Secondary insurance provided.•Each player should bring a soccer ball and water to practice.•Awards included, given at end of Spring. 15
2013 Spring SeasonSilent Saturday: For the purity of the game (4/27)Develop our players to make decisions on the field without sideline intervention.Improve the players communication on the field by reducing the outside noise level.Support our youth referees by eliminating all dissension from the sidelines.Guidelines• All coaches and parents must remain totally silent on the sidelines. Vocal support is NOT allowed.• Celebrate your players success with applause!!!!Charles Town / Jefferson Ave Parking:• We are playing next to a cemetery and not parking IN it. Same for Hunter St. neighborhood. Police patrols may be in force.• Proceed slowly & carefully near the fields.• Park efficiently since we have limited space.• Obey traffic flow signs• Arrive early to park & enjoy the game. 16
Age-Specific Programs (age as of July 31 each year)• U5 (4 to 4.5 yrs): Jamboree Style (no teams), still get uniforms, play on Saturday only (1 - 1.5 hours)• U6 (4.5 to 5 yrs): 3 v 3, size 3 ball, no goalkeeper• U8 (6 & 7 yrs): 5 v 5, size 3 ball, no goalkeeper• U10 (8 & 9 yrs): 7 v 7, size 4 ball• U12 (10 & 11 yrs): 9 v 9, size 4 ball• U16 (12 to 15 yrs): 11 v 11, size 5 ball, travel for 1 to 2 gms per season for girls• U19 (16 to 18 yrs): 11 v 11, size 5 ball, travel for 2 to 4 gms per season• Player Sharing ONLY allowed among the two game-day competing teams (no practicing with other teams) 17
U-6 Division Changes• Fact: simply not enough referees• Fact: U-6 has very simple rules: – Start/Stop Play and Time – This doesn’t require a referee, only a facilitator• Fact: Coaches have had this additional responsibility – New Fact: A few 10+year olds (future referees) will help• Fact: parents are already at the game – Why not learn a little and get involved? – One parent from each team: • First half: Parent A on the field for start/stop, Parent B keeps time • Second half: switch • All facilitators require a volunteer form at www.eayso.org – U-6 Facilitator Role Play – brief training session 18
U-5 Program Guidelines• The objective of this program is to provide young players and their parents with a “pressure free” introduction to the beautiful and simple game of soccer. At this age, players should be exposed to soccer by playing simple, fun activities and games that require little to no practice, and a minimal time commitment. This program allows players to discover the game for themselves, while parents are given a soccer foundation on which to build and grow into future AYSO coaches, referees and administrators. (The AYSO U-5 Program is not to be considered a coaching program. )• The U-5 program consists of one day (Game Day) per week of the Jamboree One with One program for 8 weeks. 19
Fundraisers keep player costs down Fun Pasta (Team Sales) And… Area Vendor “Spirit Days” ChickFilA – Opening Day 9am-2pm Skippers – Year-end (TBA) Trophies-R-Us Team Photos On Field Concessions 20
THANK YOU, Q&Abut first … “respect.starts.with.me” 21