SOCCER IN ARIZONA:
GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY
GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY
ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY WOMEN'S SOCCER
UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
ARIZONA SOCCER WEBSITES:
NEWS & NOTES:
AYSA would like to remind all clubs, coaches and players of a few important policies and upcoming dates:
AYSA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM):
January 26, 2013
AYSA will host its AGM on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at the Francisco Grande Hotel & Golf Resort in Casa Grande, Arizona. The deadline for submitting a proposed change to the existing bylaws is December 12, 2012. All proposed changes to the bylaws must be submitted on the bylaw proposal form found here . Please reference the section of the proposed change including both the current and proposed version of the bylaw. Once completed please submit the proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to December 12, 2012.
AYSA POLICY - MAY 1st POLICY
May 1, 2013
Any player registered with AYSA may not have contact with another club without prior permission from the players current club until May 1, 2013. Coaches and team administrators are reminded not to have any contact with prospective players until this date unless you have prior, written approval. If you have any questions regarding this, please reference AYSA Bylaw 812, section 6.
SPORTS AUTHORITY EXTENDS AGREEMENT WITH
ARIZONA YOUTH SOCCER:
AYSA is pleased to announce the extension of our partnership with Sports Authority through the 2012-13 season. Sports Authority remains the "Official Sporting Goods Retailer of Arizona Youth Soccer" and the presenting sponsor of 2013 Arizona Presidents Cup. Offical Press Release
In recognition, Sports Authority, has provided a coupon good for $20 off with your purchase of $100 or more through November 30th...
Simply PRINT THIS COUPON and present it with your purchase at any Sports Authority location in Arizona through November 30th.
To find the Sports Authority location nearest to you:
As you know, Sports Authority is a FANTASTIC desitinaton for all of your soccer gear. However, they also have a multitude of sporting goods for all occasions. This discount is valid on all items storewide so take advantage and save $20 on your entire order!
THREE ARIZONA PLAYERS SELECTED TO ODP INTERREGIONALS
Following an extensive regional tryout period, AYSA would like to congratulate three ODP players who have been selected to their respective ODP (Olympic Development Program)
Region IV teams for upcoming major events:
Daniel Malki of the SC del Sol Soccer Club and Arizona '98 ODP Team has been selected to participate in the 2012 US Youth Soccer Boys ODP Thanksgiving Interregional! Daniel will represent Region IV at the Grade Sports World in Casa Grande, Arizona from November 24-26, 2012.
Kylie Miniefield of the San Tan Soccer Club and Arizona '97 ODP Team has been selected to participate in the 2012 US Youth Soccer Girls ODP Thanksgiving Interregional! Kylie will travel to Boca Raton, Florida from November 18-23 to represent Region IV in the tournament.
Evan Waldrep of the CCV Stars Soccer Club and Arizona '97 ODP Team has been selected to participate in the US Youth Soccer Boys ODP Interregional at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida from December 13-16. Evan will represent Region IV in the competition.
2012-13 OLYMPIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM:
Registration for the 2012-13 ODP Player Pool is now available. If your son or daughter was selected to the Player Pool in their age-group, please click here for additional registration information and to complete their registration.
NOVEMBER FEATURE ARTICLE:
Doug Shank, AYSA Coaching Education Staff and Director of Youth Academy to Sereno Soccer Club
The game is in full swing and just as Teddy gets the ball a loud shouting comes from the sidelines, "Teddy...shoot the ball, wait pass it, no dribble it". Not knowing what to do the 8 year old tries to pass but instead dribbles the ball out of bounds. Completely frustrated the parent says, "c'mon Teddy...completely unacceptable, now hustle, get the ball back, and stop letting your team down." Crazy? Unbelievable? Not really. In fact, go to most youth soccer games and this is exactly what you will hear.
Soccer games, in theory, should allow children the opportunity to implement what they have been taught at practice. They should be allowed to do this is an environment where players are encouraged to make their own choices based on the information given to them by coaches. Constant yelling and direction from the sidelines will create confusion, fear and ultimately lead to lack of growth and development. In addition it could directly conflict to what the coaches have been telling the child at practices.
There's no question that the vast majority of parents mean well and want their children to be happy and successful. This is why many sacrifice time driving back and forth to practices, games and tournaments. They invest money to pay for club fees, team expenses, and other costs associated with the game. No doubt they want the best for their child but despite having positive intentions things are said before, during and after games that distract the child. It increases anxiety levels, hinders their level of impact in the game and ultimately leads to failure. So then how can we fix it?
The two biggest factors are over-emphasis on winning and concentration on results vs. development. Winning is an objective, in fact this is why the game is even held. However this should not be the main focus of the game, especially at the younger ages. How many times have you treated your child differently when they win vs. when they lose? When your child comes home, what is the first question you ask? Your child will most likely tell you that they won or lost but then what is your next question or statement? The right type of response will subconsciously tell your child what the objective should be. Does your response lead them to think that they succeeded or failed, regardless of the outcome? This then leads to the goals for your child. Are they playing to win championships or to improve basic skills and abilities so they can have positive experiences and continue to grow within the game. Regardless of what you think the wins and losses will have nothing to do with the level your child plays. Their natural ability and inner desire to improve, combined with proper teaching environments will be the anchor of their growth and development.
As parents we can fix the sideline coaching issue very easily. Do not do it! Should you be silent during games? No. In fact, your child needs to hear your voice. It tells them you care and are interested in their success. However those comments need to be geared towards their effort and be positive. Young athletes do not need to be reminded constantly about their perceived errors or mistakes. Their coaches will instruct them, either during the game or at half-time and practices. You can often see a young player make that extra effort when they hear encouraging words from the sideline.
We all are tempted to say things in the heat of the battle to help the children but parent coaching is simply in-appropriate at any time. We don't excuse our children for doing inappropriate things, so we should apply similar standards to our own sideline behavior. Quickly check yourself and ask: Will I be proud of what I am about to say or do when I reflect on it tomorrow? You want your child's team to win, so do they, but that should not make us leave of our senses, especially our common sense.
So Many Choices: How Do I Select the Correct Program or Level for My Child?
PROMOTION & FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITIES:
Port of Subs, the title sponsor of our Open League would like to offer two (2) opportunities for teams & clubs during the 2012-13 season.
Port of Subs would like to introduce their "Feed the Team" competition. Simply print and clip this coupon
and present it at any Maricopa County Port of Subs location to instantly receive 10% and to also enter your team into a contest. At the end of each month, Port of Subs will then draw one lucky winner that participates, the winner will receive lunch for their entire team, a $100 value!
Both of these are fantastic opportunities to support our sponsor... Feel free to participate in both!
For more information on Port of Subs, please visit their website at: http://www.portofsubs.com
GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY TO HOST
NCAA MEN'S SOCCER SWEET 16 & ELITE EIGHT
The 7th Ranked Grand Canyon University Men's Soccer team (15-2-2) is currently competing in the Men's NCAA D2 National Championship Tournament. The 'Lopes defeated Cal State Los Angeles 2-1 on Saturday night to advance to the Sweet 16. Here is the schedule for the matches ahead (All games at the Grand Canyon University Soccer Stadium):
Thursday, November 15th:
4:30pm - Incarnate World University vs. Regis University
7:30pm - Grand Canyon University vs. Simon Fraser University
Saturday, November 17th:
7:00pm - Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner
On behalf of Arizona Youth Soccer, Congratulations and Good Luck GCU!
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THESE GAMES, CLICK HERE
UNITED STATES WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
U.S. Women to Face Republic of Ireland Dec. 1 in Glendale, Arizona in Fan Tribute Tour Match, Presented by Panasonic
See the stars of the 2012 London Olympic Games, including Alex Morgan, Abby Wambach, Hope Solo, and team captain Christie Rampone (roster subject to change).
UPCOMING COACHING EDUCATION COURSES:
Arizona Youth Soccer Association has the following coaching courses upcoming:
YOUTH MODULE I & II
Paloma Park - Mesa, Arizona
Saturday, December 8th
YM I - 8:00-12:00 p.m.
YM II - 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Registration for all courses is open. Please note: All coaches will be required to establish a personal account in gotsoccer to register.
"MEN & WOMEN IN SPORT NIGHT"
PRESENTED BY: Arizona Soccer Club
DATE: Sunday, December 15, 2012
TIME: 6:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Phoenix Marriott Mesa Hotel (Mesa, AZ)
COST: $35 (Includes three-course meal)
PURCHASE TICKETS: www.arizonasoccerclub.com
The Arizona Soccer Club is pleased to present an inspirational and motivating evening for the soccer community. This event is not a fundraiser. Proceeds will simply cover the cost of the event itself.
The purpose of the event is to expose our youth to former pro athletes, successful individuals, top coaches in the game and in general some amazing people. The intent is to motivate, inspire and help youth succeed. There will be a focus on the importance of setting goals and an opportunity to ask questions to the speakers attending.
Topics of discussion include:
1. Overcoming adversity and challenges in sports/life
2. The road to success in athletics
3. What comes after sports
4. Where soccer has been and where it is going in our country
5. Character on and off the field
6. Goal setting
Lesle Gallimore - U of Washington Women's Soccer Head Coach
Rene Miramontes - Former US Olympic Team Assistant Coach
Corrine Briers - Certified Life Coach and goal setting expert
Derek Price - Former NFL Player and current AZSC Cross Fit Trainer
Missy Farr-Kaye - ASU Associate Head Coach, Women's Golf
Greg Stewart - Elite Orthopedic Surgeon
Bacho Vega - Ironman Competitor
Joel Chalkley - IUPUI Assistant Men's Soccer Coach
For more information, please visit: www.arizonasoccerclub.com, or contact Tara Koleski at: email@example.com
AYSA has signed a partnership agreement with GotTeamManager.com. GotTeamManager.com is an innovative service designed to allow youth sports teams to manage team finances efficiently and effectively for around $1 per player, per month!
GotTeamManager will more than pay for itself in save time and improved financial relationships with parents.
AYSA ALUMNI IMPACTING MLS PLAYOFFS
The MLS Playoffs are well underway... Four teams remain in the hunt for the 2012 MLS Cup Championship. Of the four, two of them have AYSA alums that are contributing in a major way and another AYSA alum had a played a big role for his team in the preliminary rounds...
Brandon McDonald (Left in photo) (Cisco & Sereno) has been a mainstay along the backline for United. "B-Mac" has started and played nearly every minute for DC this season in solid fashion. Fellow Arizonan Nick DeLeon (Right in photo) (Cisco) has made a strong case for "Rookie of the Year" honors. DeLeon scored the game winner in the 89th minute to advance his team to the Eastern Conference Finals with a win over the New York Red Bulls. Deleon scored again in the first game of the Eastern Conference Finals at Houston on Sunday. VIDEO OF DELEON'S GOAL AGAINST NEW YORK
A member of the former Tempe Warriors, AYSA alum Brad Evans has had an incredible season for Seattle. Evans, a graduate of Mountain Pointe High started and played the full 90 last Thursday as Seattle knocked off Real Salt Lake 1-0 advancing to the Western Conference Finals against the Los Angeles Galaxy. In the '81st minute, Brad had an assist on an incredible goal by Mario Martinez - VIDEO
New York Red Bulls goalkeeper Luis Robles played had huge impact for his team as they entered the MLS Playoffs. Born in Fort Huachuca, Arizona, Robes (Tucson Soccer Academy) saved a penalty kick in the second game of the Eastern Conference Semi Finals. VIDEO OF A GREAT PLAYOFF SAVE BY ROBLES
The MLS Playoffs resume on Sunday, November 18th:
2:00 p.m. - Houston @ DC United - NBC Sports Newtwork
7:00 p.m. - Los Angeles @ Seattle - ESPN
DID YOU KNOW...
As a part of their annual registration fees to AYSA, all players are covered by secondary insurance in the event of injury while participating in an AYSA approved club/team sanctioned event.
In the event of an injury and secondary insurance is required, please visit the Insurance Claim Form page on our website to submit all of your information.
IMPORTANT NOTE: All claims are required to be submitted within 45 days from the date of injury. Claims filed after this period of time may not be processed.
Arizona Youth Soccer Association