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Welcome San Mateo Coach!

(Last updated 5/31/2016 - added a new Intermediate Course date)

Please click the links below depending on what you are looking for:

What do I need to do to be ready for the season?

What's new for 2016?

When and where can I take pre-season training (and become Coach Certified)?

Do you take "special requests" from coaches?

How can I get in-person help with Coaching during the season?

I have an issue with a referee, a spectator, a player and/or a match-day incident to report.  Any guidance?

Do you offer Player-specific Clinics?

There was an injury at training (or in the game).  What do I do?

How should I structure my training session?

 


 

 

FAQ1: What do I need to do to be ready for the season?

See below for a summary checklist.  If you need more detail, visit the Coach Training Page.

  1. Get (Online) Registered! Complete the volunteer registration section at www.eayso.org.  Even if you coached last year, this is needed annually to get you approved by the AYSO National Office for the entire season.
  2. Get (Online) Educated! Do this at www.aysotraining.org.  Here you can find Safe Haven training (needed every two years), and age-appropriate on-line Coach Training (for U6-U10, for U12 and higher training is in-person only).   Start today!
  3. Get (In-Person) Certified! Register for Field Sessions via www.eayso.org.  There will be multiple options throughout July & August.  For your efforts, you will get a Coaching Manual (with training activities) and a limited edition Coach Patch to wear with pride on game days!*
  4. Get Equipped!  When the rosters are released (early August), you will receive a bag, balls, uniforms, cones, and lots more goodies!  Everything you need to run a successful season.Except for enthusiasm:for that the kids of San Mateo will be looking to YOU for inspiration!

 

FAQ2:  What's new for 2016?

Here's a quick summary of new features for 2016.

 

FAQ3:  When and where can I take pre-season training (and become Coach Certified)?

See below for a summary of training dates.  Some important notes:

  1. Whether you are an Assistant or a Head Coach, you must complete age-appropriate training.
  2. Training comprises of "classrom" based training, and in-person field-work.  You must complete both pieces in order to gain your certification, and your age-appropriate Coaching Badge (which is a physical patch for you to wear on game days.   No badge, no coach. 
  3. For ages U6-thru-U10, the classroom can be taken either online at www.aysotraining.org, or in-person at one of the training dates below.  For U12 and higher, the classroom portion must be in-person.
  4. For all ages, the field portion is in-person.  There is no eAYSO sign-up required for this piece:  as long as you have enrolled in the online or classroom course, you are set to attend this outoor workshop.
  5. For U14 coaches, you must complete Intermediate Certification.  This requires you to be U12 Certified also (as a pre-requisite).  Intermediate classes are run at an Area Level (in Foster City) and Section Level (at "Golden Gate Camp").  Note that Golden Gate Camp has a fee associated with it - you must get pre-approval from the Regional Commissioner in order to get this cost covered by the region.
  6. You can signup for training at www.eayso.org under Course Signup.

Day/Date

Training

Training Time

Location

Session

eAYSO Course
Ref #

Wed 7/20/16

U10

6:00pm - 8:00m

King Center

Classroom

201601869

Wed 7/20/16

U12

6:00pm - 8:30pm

King Center

Classroom

201601870

Sat 7/23/16

U10/U12

1pm - 4pm (TBC)

Bay Meadows

Field Training

(See notes)

Thu 7/28/16

U6

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Beresford Rec

Classroom

201601872

Thu 7/28/16

U8

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Beresford Rec

Classroom

201601873

Fri 7/29 -
Sun 7/31
Intermediate

Fri (PM), Sat (All Day)
Sun (AM)

Menlo Park Field &
Classrom

Golden Gate Camp
(See notes)

Sat 7/30/16

U6/U8

1pm - 4pm (TBC)

Bay Meadows

Field Training

(See notes)

Wed 8/3/16

U10

6:00pm - 8:00pm

King Center

Classroom

201601874

Wed 8/3/16

U12

6:00pm - 8:30pm

King Center

Classroom

201601875

Sat 8/6/16

U10/U12

1pm - 4pm (TBC)

Bay Meadows

Field Training

(See notes)

Wed 8/10/16

U6

6:30pm – 8:00pm

King Center

Classroom

201601876

Wed 8/10/16

U8

6:30pm – 8:00pm

King Center

Classroom

201601877

Sat 8/13/16

U6/U8

1pm - 4pm (TBC)

Bay Meadows

Field Training

(See notes)

Wed 8/17/16

U10

6:00pm - 8:00pm

King Center

Classroom

201601878

Wed 8/17/16

U12

6:00pm - 8:30pm

King Center

Classroom

201601879

Fri 8/19
- Sun 8/21
Intermediate Fri (PM), Sat (All Day)
Sun (AM)
Foster City Field &
Classroom
201601959

Sat 8/20/16

U10/U12

1pm - 4pm (TBC)

Bay Meadows

Field Training

(See notes)

Tue 8/23/16

U6

6:30pm – 8:00pm

King Center

Classroom

201601880

Tue 8/23/16

U8

6:30pm – 8:00pm

King Center

Classroom

201601881

Sat 8/27/16

U6/U8

1pm - 4pm (TBC)

Bay Meadows

Field Training

(See notes)

If you have any questions or challenges with the above, contact your Division Coordinator.

 

FAQ4: Do you take "special requests" from coaches?

This depends on the request:

 

FAQ5: During the season, how can I get in-person help with Coaching?  

We have partnered with UK International Soccer, a nationwide AYSO-endorsed partner, to deliver the best in Player Development and Positive Coaching options. 

They are there to help YOU become a better coach.  Yes that can mean they show you how to manage a session by example. but as much as possible they will be observing and offering tips and guidance.  To borrow from baseball - expect them to be more "pitching coach" than "pitcher".

The process for assigning a coach-mentor for a session:

  1. The sign-up process is TBD.  Expect a self-signup REQUEST calendar to be posted.  There will also be a confirmation process. You will get a confirmation email.
  2. The calendar of availability is TBD.  Expect the coaches to typically be located at Bayside and/or Joinville during the week.

 

FAQ6: I have an issue with a referee, a spectator, a player and/or a match-day incident to report.  Any guidance?

We are continuously looking to develop & deliver a quality youth soccer program that promotes a fun, family environment based on our philosophies.  If you have an issue, or a problem, or simply a suggestion that supports this mission, feel free to raise it via our Kid Zone Feedback page.  This mechanism ensures the details are documented and appropriately escalated. 

 

FAQ7: Do you offer Player-specific Clinics?

Yes - via UK Soccer we offer special clinics for skill development.  Additional details will be released as we approach the new season, but general guidelines:

 

FAQ8: There was an injury at training (or in the game).  What do I do?

This is explicitly addressed in the Safety Section of the website.  Make sure you direct adults responsible for the child's health there.  Other pointers:

 

FAQ9:  How should I structure my training session?

With a focus on the AYSO philosophy of Player Development, and in order to create greater consistency across the San Mateo coaches, we have developed a downloadable document that you should reference for every training session.  This is important - if all coaches use a similar approach, then when players join your team next season they will already be in a familar format. 

The San Mateo AYSO Coach Guidelines can be found by clicking here: goo.gl/wuZIDy

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