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AYSO Schoolyard Program - Region 1463 Spring 2018

Parents and new players

Welcome to the Schoolyard program.  We hope this program will give you a positive experience in the great game of soccer. Sessions will start March 24th and will run till May 19th. There will be two sessions. You should have received an email instructing which session your child is in.

8:00-8:45 am Session 1
9:00-9:45 am Session 2
Location: Warm Springs Middle School (parking at the Torrey Pines Park located at 39455 Torrey Pines Rd. Murrieta, Ca. 92563 - the back of the school, do not go to the front of the school) – Field 3.
Schoolyard will not have practice during the week.

Objective

The objective of this program is to provide young players and their parents with a “pressure free” introduction to the beautiful 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.

Schoolyard One with One format

Schoolyard One with One is the combination of two different formats, when put together, will provide the best possible introduction to soccer for our youngest players. One with One refers to the concept that each player will have a parent (or other adult) working with them on the field. A “Master Coach” will lead each session. The Master Coach will introduce a game/activity that will practice a certain skill or part of the game using explanation and demonstration. Each pair (player/parent) will then attempt the activity while the Master Coach circles provides specific help so that the activities are performed as intended.

Session Schedule

Sessions should last 45 minutes including organizing time and breaks.

  • 10 minutes – group warm-up and activities
  • 2 minutes – water break
  • 15 minutes – training activities and games
  • 2 minutes – water break
  • 20 minutes – 3 v 3 game (two halves of 10 minutes each with a 1 minute break)

During the game, one parent from each team should be selected to act as the game supervisor for the week. These parents should be required to keep the game going. Players should be allowed to play without coaching or teaching them as this experience is designed to expose them to soccer, not to begin developing them. The two goals of the program are to allow the players to enjoy the activities and to let the game be the teacher.

What to bring: Size 3 soccer ball, cleats (Optional), shin guards and water.

We hope you have a safe and fun experience in the program and we look forward to seeing you out on the field.

 

Thank you,

Brian Neilson
Schoolyard Coordinator