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Exciting New Elements to the Fall Program

posted Jun 29, 2010, 8:56 PM by AYSO26 Regional Commissioner   [ updated Jun 30, 2010, 10:48 AM ]

More Fun - More Player Development

This year we are enhancing our Fall Program with several new elements to make the experience for coaches and players more fun and developmental.  

The first element is a Coach Mentorship Program for the U7 to U10 coaches.  The Region has engaged professional trainers to visit and support the coaches in several of their early practices.  Our coaches will enjoy the extra knowledge and skills of the trainers.  Our goal is to provide the opportunity to each and every coach to advance his skills and provide a better learning and development experience for his players.  Coaches in the older divisions may apply for a Mentorship visit. A form will be opened on the web site for coaches to request a Mentor visit.  Subscribe to this newsletter to receive updates to this information.

Another element is a Player and Coach Clinic Weekend for the older divisions, U12 through U19.  90 minute clinics will be offered in succession throughout the day to players and coaches.  The clinics will focus on building player skills. The clinics to be offered are a Keeper Clinic, Striker Clinic, First Touch Clinic and Defender Clinic.  These clinics will be offered on Saturday, Oct 19 for U16 and U19, and on Sunday, Oct 20 for U12 and U14.  These clinics are intended to be very instructional and help players and coaches lift their skills to new levels.  A sign-up form will be opened on the web site.  Subscribe to this newsletter to keep abreast of these development.

Another element is the U5/U6 Coaching Clinic.  These will be on Saturday, September 25 from 9 am to noon, at JLS.  This clinic is focused on the Jamboree method.  Coaches will be shown a series of fun activities and drills to work with the players, and guided in age-appropriate expectations.  

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