Ossining AYSO: For Coaches

Spring 2014 update for coaches

Coaches, please make sure you check your training and certification requirements on eAYSO.org

Login to eAYSO, and make sure you have your Safe Haven certification, as well as any other Age Appropriate Training. 

If you do not have your certiciations and training updated before the start of the season, you will NOT be assigned a team.

 IF YOU NEED TO TAKE SAFE HAVEN OR ANOTHER TRAINING CLASS CLICK HERE!!!



For Coaches

  As of 1/1/2001, by Federal Law (Volunteer Protection Act), coaches and assistant coaches who are not certified (Safe Haven Course and Age Appropriate Coaching Course) are not allowed to coach an AYSO team, and do not have AYSO liability coverage.  

AYSO provides the coaches with continuing education (free of any cost): Safe Haven, age appropriate training, soccer balls, first aid kit, whistle, ball pump, goalkeeper vest, coach planner and other training materials.

Coaches designated as the home team for the first game on an assigned field need to set up the goals, while coaches designated as the home team for the last game on an assigned field need to take down the goals.

Click here to review the details on Goal Duty Responsibilities

Click here for upcoming Regional Coaching Clinics/Training Courses

Click here to download The Ossining Parents Handbook.  This handbook is a very useful document for parents and new coaches as it provides essential information and answers many frequently asked questions.

Coaches are responsile for the health and welfare of their players.

If a player should be injured during a game or practice the coach must complete and forward an injury report to the Safety Director for the Ossining region, Gus Steadman. Please call 914-708-7624 or send an email to Gus Steadman.

Click here to access a copy of the injury report

 

For any questions about coaching, or if you’d like to become a coach please contact our Coach Administrator Kris Lynch by phone at  or by e-mail.

 

The AYSO Coach Pledge

In my words and action, I pledge to: Enthusiastically support and practice the AYSO Philosophies of: Positive Coaching, Good Sportsmanship, Everyone Plays, Balanced Teams, and Open Registration. 

Stay informed about sound principles of coaching and child development. 

Respect the game and know the Laws of the Game

Emphasize to my players that they must abide by the Laws of the Game at all times.

Develop a true respect for the judgment of all referees. 

Develop a team respect for the ability of our opponents. 

Ensure a safe environment for my players. 

Never yell at or ridicule a player. 

Always set a good example. 

Remember that soccer is a game and all games should be fun. 

 

Useful Links

Westchester Field Directions

Laws of the game

Rules of Soccer for Parents

National Soccer Coach Association of America (NSCAA)

 

Goals Duty Responsibility Overview:

Eteamz.com Soccer

FUNdamental Soccer

World of Soccer

World Class Coaching

Soccer Clinics

Positive Coaching Alliance

Positive Coaching

Tips for Soccer Moms and Dads

Coaching Cards

Soccer Dictionary

SOCCER-COACH-L Basic Coaching Manual

National Alliance for Youth sports

 

 



Goal Responsibilities

Ossining AYSO requires coaches designated (home and away) for the first game on an assigned field to set up the goals. This means the coach and his team must transport the goals to the field before the game and have the goals set up before the assigned game time. 

 

Ossining AYSO requires coaches designated (home and away) for the last game on an assigned field to take down the goals. This means the coach and his team must take down the goals and corner flags, place them in the goal bags and transport the goals to the storage place. 

 

Should a game be stopped in event of bad weather, it is the responsibility of BOTH teams to take the goals down quickly and transport them to the designated storage area. Do not leave the goals up and assume coaches from a later scheduled game will take down the goals. 

 

Corner Flags-A set of corner flags is in the goal bags. The flags should be put out when the goals are erected and the flags should be collected and returned to the goal bags when the goals are taken down. (See notes below regarding the turf fields at AMD and OHS).

 

Some goals are stored in locked goal boxes. If you need a key, please call the coach administrator, Bob Squirrell (914) 643-6189.



Goal Storage Locations

Safety Notices:

1. Goal boxes must be kept closed and locked at all times! This means closed & locaked during games!! 

2. If you notice any broken or missing parts, please notify Bob Squirrell @ (914) 643-6189

 

The goals are stored at following sites for our various fields:

 

* Roosevelt School Field

Go to Ossining Historical Society parking lot on Bradshaw Court. The goals are behind the wooded tool shed at the far end of the parking lot.

* Snowden Park

There is a goal box at the far end of the park. Make sure the goal box remains locked at all times after removing the goals.

* Ryder Park

The goal bags are behind the offices of Irwin Kavy, 573 North State Road, Briarcliff, NY (right across the street from Club-fit)

* Veterans Park

There is a goal box on the hill above Vet Middle Field. Goals for both Vet Middle (U10) and Vet Upper (for U12 & up; do not use permanent goals at Vet Upper) are stored in the box. Make sure the goal box remains locked after removing the goals.

* Brookside School

The goals are stored at residence- 26 Ryder Road. Look down the far end of the driveway. 26 Ryder is the white house with red roof tiles two houses BEFORE Brookside School.

* Gerlach Park          

Goals are found at end of driveway at 41 Waterview Drive –. 

* Nelson Park

There is a goal box on the Washington Ave. side of the park in a large rectangular box near the large tree.   Goals for U12 and U8 are in the goal box. Make sure the goal box remains locked after removing the goals.

* Claremont School

The goals are stored at 78 Havell Street. Park on Havell Street-put on your flashers! The goals are on the left side of the upper area of the driveway. Bring a SUV or pickup truck to get the goals. Goal bags are marked for Claremont School. Only take the goals marked for Claremont.

* AMD –All Fields

Permanent goals are removed in late season (spring and fall). Coaches must p/u turf flags for first/last game at 17 Fuller Road driveway (in black bag).

Note: AMD Upper is off-limits Fall ’08, unless advised otherwise (ask Bob Squirrell)

* Maryknoll Seminary (not for use Fall ’08-Spring ’09)

Maryknoll supplies permanent goals.

* Ossining High School (Upper & Lower)

Permanent goals (removed in late season spring and fall). Coaches must p/u turf flags for first/last game at 17 Fuller Road driveway (in black bag).

   

ANY QUESTIONS CALL BOB SQUIRRELL @ 914-643-6189