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JULY 2013 

  
In This Issue
AYSA News & Notes
MaxInMotion Partnership
Presidents Cup Nationals
US Youth Soccer Nationals
AYSA Player of the Month
Arizona ODP
Tucson Clubhouse Groundbreaking
AYSA Youth Academy
National Youth License
Wanna be a Ref?
Real Madrid in Glendale
Monthly Feature
Celebration of US Soccer
Coaching Education
Sun Safe Soccer


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NEWS & NOTES: 

  

AYSA would like to remind all clubs, coaches and players of a few important upcoming dates:

 

AYSA TRANSITION TO GOTSOCCER:

AYSA is in the process of transitioning registrations for all players, coaches and administrators to GotSoccer.  The goal is to create more of a streamlied/automated process for our members.  Many forms including the medical release, concussion and code of conduct will be available online soon.  Please contact your club registrar if you have any questions regarding the completion of these forms.

 

AYSA WEBSITE UPDATE:

Recently, AYSA updated our website to try and make information easier to find.  A new feature is a tab called, "Member Resources".  This tab contains links to several important pages within our website.  Please take a look next time you visit azyouthsoccer.org!

 

INJURY REPORTING (2013-14 SEASON):

All injury reports MUST be completed in full and submitted within 30 days of the date of any injury.  There will be NO exceptions to this policy.  This is a requirement in order for any subsequent medical claim form to be approved.

 

NEW VERIFIATION PROCESS FOR REFEREES WHO ARE MINORS:

The Authorization for Minor Referee Form is now available only through GotSoccer.  Each minor referee will need to access their GotSoccer Account (They will need to create a profile in GotSoccer if they do not have one) and complete the Age Verificaton Request Form under the Risk Management tab.  This is not a background check, just an age verification only for minors.  Please contact the AYSA office with any questions.  More information on changes for adult referees coming soon. 

 

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AYSA PARTNERSHIP WITH MAXINMOTIONŽ
TO FINANCIALLY AID YOUTH SOCCER PLAYERS & CLUBS
 
Last season, Arizona Youth Soccer Association (AYSA) commenced a partnership with the MaxInMotion™ Foundation to provide financial assistance to 144 boys and girls, who otherwise would not have been able to compete. These players received over $100,000.00 in financial support.
 
AYSA is pleased to announce the extended partnership with the MaxInMotion™ Foundation for the 2013-14 season!
 
Completed applications and supporting documents seeking financial support for the upcoming 2013-14 season were submitted to AYSA by the deadline date - June 24, 2013. (This deadline cannot be extended.)  This year, AYSA received 791 applications from 30 youth soccer clubs in Arizona.
 
At this time, all submitted documents are under a review process. As you can imagine, the process for review is not only extensive, but time consuming. The goal is to have all applications processed by August, 15, 2013. Funding will follow soon thereafter.
 
If you submitted an application, please be patient. As soon as the review process of all applications is complete, AYSA will contact you with the result. (Please do not contact the AYSA office prior - Thank You)
 
About MaxInMotion™
Provides much needed financial assistance to youth sports programs for underprivileged children and for the development of programs to include special needs populations in youth sports activities. Further, research shows that participation in youth sports enhances community values, interdependency, and collective responsibility. Physical fitness prevents childhood obesity and has also been linked to reducing school dropout rates, teen pregnancy and high-risk behaviors, all of which pose tremendous consequences to our society.
 
MaxInMotion™ was founded in memory of Max Shacknai, who embodied the ideal young athlete: passionate, hard working, and incredibly committed to his teammates. To learn more or contribute visit www.maxinmotion.org

 Pres Cup Nationals 2013  
US YOUTH SOCCER NATIONAL PRESIDENTS CUP
JULY 11-14 / AUBURNDALE, FLORIDA
  
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SC DEL SOL '98G - PRESIDENTS CUP NATIONAL CHAMPIONS:
 
Congratulations to the SC del Sol '98 Girls (U-15) team for capturing the 2013 US Youth Soccer - Presidents Cup National Championship in Auburndale, Florida! The team, coached by Les Armstrong, Andy Ward and Ally Maxwell defeated the LNSC Eclipse (North Carolina) to secure the title.

The Championship game concluded in a draw following regulation and two overtime periods. The match was ultimately determined by penalty kicks. The SC del Sol team had four players (Alexis Allard, Shelbie O'Connor, Andie Dean and Kalee Harsch) take PK's and all four converted. In goal, Doninique Lombard did outstanding job for the victorious team from Phoenix.

Throughout Nationals, the team was led in scoring by Shelbie O'Connor and Morgan Bates. Kristen Davidson led the team in assists.
 
AYSA would like to congratulate all members, coaches and administrators
of this team for securing the first ever Presidents Cup National Title for Arizona Youth Soccer!
 

Nationals 2013    

 

US YOUTH SOCCER NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

JULY 23-28, 2014 / OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

 

US Youth Soccer Nationals, part of the prestigious National Championship Series will be held later this month in Overland Park, Kansas.  This event brings together the the regional champions througout US Youth Soccer in addition to teams who qualified via the National League. 

 

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Representing Arizona Youth Soccer will be the CCV Stars '97 Boys of Peoria, Arizona.  The squad, coached by Harry Demos qualified by capturing the 2013-14 National League Title back in March.  In addition to securing the National League, the team also were the 2013 Arizona State Cup Champions.  Congratulations to the Stars and good luck in Kansas!

 

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Each summer, the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series crowns the boys and girls national champion in seven age groups (Under-13 through Under-19). The finals are a culmination of a year-long series of competitions at the state and regional levels which provides approximately 185,000 players on over 10,000 teams from 55 US Youth Soccer State Associations the opportunity to showcase their soccer skills against the best competition in the nation.

 

Additionally, this is a tremendous opportunity for referees to further their abilities and growth by taking part in this competition.  This year, three referees from Arizona have been selected to participate at Nationals. 

 

AYSA would like to recognize:

 

- Miguel Carmona
- Alicia Messer
- Matthew Stewart

 

Congratulations to these three fine Arizona referees who worked hard for this honor...We wish you good luck at Nationals!

 

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AYSA PLAYER OF THE MONTH

JULY 2013

 

Nicole Rocha Turner 

 

NICOLE ROCHA TURNER

DESERT FOOTHILLS SOCCER CLUB

 

AYSA would like to congratulate Nicole Rocha Turner of the Desert Foothills Athletic Club - Desert Elite '99 Red as the Player of the Month for July.  Nicole, a midfielder and captain on her club soccer team not only excels on the field, but also off the field in many ways. 

 

"Nicole was a tremendous asset to our team in many ways", said Noel Clarkson her coach with Desert Elite last season, "She balances a very busy life of tough academics, youth soccer and is also involved in competitive cheer.  I was very proud to be her coach and wish her tremendous success in the future!" 
  

Nicole carrys an incredible 5.0 GPA and has received numerous academic awards for her efforts.  She has read an incredible 70+ novels and was the youngest student in her school district to take and pass Algebra 3/4 with an "A".  In addition to youth soccer, Nicole is also very active on her competitive cheer team.  

 

Recently, Nicole was a recipient of a scholarship from the July Foudy Foundation for Leadership.  She will be attending Boulder Creek High School next year.

 

Congratulations to Nicole Rocha Turner, the AYSA Player of the Month for July!

 

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TO NOMINATE
ARIZONA YOUTH SOCCER - "PLAYERS OF THE MONTH":
 
AYSA is seeking nominees for youth soccer players who should be recognized for his or her achievements, both on and off the field... 

Each month, AYSA will recognize at least one player (Maximum of four) who stand-out among the rest.  AYSA staff will select each winner following an evaluation of all entry forms submitted.

NOMINATION FORM

The players selected will be featured on a "Players of the Month" page on our website, mentioned in our monthly e-newsletter & Facebook page and will earn tickets for their entire family to attend a Phoenix FC or FC Tucson match!

To be considered, all nominated players must be currently registered for an AYSA member club/team, or have recently concluded a season.

Examples of worthy nominees include:
- Excellent play and communication during a game
- Someone who leads a team by example for others to follow
- A player who steps-up to support their local community
- Outstanding or significantly improved academic achievements
- Someone who has worked hard to overcome any obstacles

If a player you know has gone above-and-beyond to display the types of qualities mentioned above, please let us know! Note: When completing your nomination please note that accomplishments off the field will be equally considered to those on the field!

NOMINATION FORM

IMPORTANT:
a. Deadline to submit your nominee for next month's honor is the 24th.  
b. Players of the Month will be announced the first week of the following month.
 

 


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ARIZONA OLYMPIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM NEWS:

 

Tryouts & Pool Training dates have been announced for the upcoming

2013-14 Arizona Olympic Development and Young Olympian Programs:

 

TRYOUTS:

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Sunday, August 18, 2013

 

POOL TRAINING DATES:

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Sunday, December 15, 2013

 

All Tryouts and Pool Training sessions will be held at the

Grande Sports World in Casa Grande, Arizona

 

Additional Information on Arizona ODP

  

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ARIZONA YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY:
 
The Academy Program is the developmental program for boys' and girls' teams from Under-6 through Under-8. The academy program is administered by our individual Club Member Affiliate's.

Program Objectives:

* To eliminate keeping scores and reduce pressure on players and coaches to get results.
* To emphasize individual player development and especially individual technical development.
* To reduce the excessive travel around the state for games.
* To reduce the possibilities of mismatched opponents and lopsided scores by allowing clubs to do their own scheduling.
* To reduce the number of games players were playing in a year and increase the number of training opportunities.

Program Benefits:

* Free player movement within the academy program age group.
* Growing a 'CLUB' concept with a club loyalty as opposed to individual team mentality.
* Professional coaches taking over administration and training of younger ages.
* Increased player enrollment and larger membership at the club.
* Increased pool of players for older teams with improvement in quality of players.
* A good introduction to competitive soccer for players transitioning from recreational to competitive soccer.

This program is governed by the Arizona Youth Soccer Association Rules and Regulations.

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ARIZONA YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION TO HOST

NATIONAL YOUTH LICENSE:

 

Arizona Youth Soccer is pleased to announce that the National Youth License course will be held this January in Casa Grande, Arizona.
  
The US Soccer/US Youth Soccer National Youth License is a 5-day course that combines both classroom (theory) and practical (field) sessions. It concludes with written, oral, and practical examinations. Candidates will be videotaped throughout the course and will leave with a better understanding of the adjustments that adults must make in order to become a better and more effective Coach to our young players.
  
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WANNA BE A REF?...

 

The Arizona State Referee Administration has scheduled introductory and  recertification courses for referees for the upcoming 2013-14 season. Courses are offered state-wide for those who would like to become a referee as well as for those looking to re-certify.

 

Please click on the link below for additional information to include the courses offerered/times/locations for each:

 

UPCOMING REFEREE TRAINING COURSES

 

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MONTHLY FEATURE - Q&A WITH US YOUTH SOCCER

TECHNICAL ADVISOR - SAM SNOW:

 

QUESTION:

My 10-year old son plays soccer and loves to play and go to the team practices. He is in good programs with good coaches, but he doesn't want to practice between team practices and work on things the coaches have given him to improve on. When I do get him to practice at home, and point out that he isn't doing what his coaches have taught him and we end up arguing.
  
Am I expecting too much from a 10 year old?
  
When he does practice, should I just let him practice the wrong way, as long as he is practicing, and let his coaches worry about getting him to improve?
  
Signed,
a concerned parent
  
  
RESPONSE FROM COACH SNOW:
There are a few important factors in this scenario to consider. The most important one is the child's self-motivation. For an athlete to become top class in any sport requires a lot of drive and determination. That must come from within. No one else can put those emotions into the player, only he or she can produce those qualities. However, the right soccer environment can inspire those emotions to grow in a young player. Coaches, teammates and parents should inspire young players to practice and play more on their own. Yes, parents could force the issue and make a young player put in extra practice, but the results will fall short of the results that come from the player deciding on his or her own to put in the same extra time with the ball.
  
If the coach has given players soccer homework then by all means parents should remind their child to do that assigned practice. Fundamentally approach it as you do with the child's academic homework. Specifically to the question of if he does practice but he's doing it wrong the answer is yes. If the child asks for assistance then help out, otherwise let him or her practice on their own. If technique mistakes are being made then the coach can help the player to correct them at the team training sessions. The most important point is the child's decision to get out on his or her own to play the game and practice ball skills. That's when parents give praise!
  

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A CELEBRATION OF US SOCCER: 

 

In honor of its 100th anniversary, U.S. Soccer has opened its archives to offer the definitive history of the sport in the United States. "100 Years of Soccer in America" is the official book of the U.S. Soccer Federation. The book is available here for purchase.

 

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UPCOMING COACHING EDUCATION COURSES:
  
  
US YOUTH SOCCER - YOUTH MODULE'S I & II
August 21-22, 2013
Sierra Vista, Arizona
  
US YOUTH SOCCER - YOUTH MODULE'S I & II
August 24, 2013
Tucson, Arizona
  
USSF "E" LICENSE
September 6-8, 2013
Tucson, Arizona
  
US YOUTH SOCCER - YOUTH MODULE'S I & II
September 7, 2013 - Please note Change of Date
Chandler, Arizona
  
US YOUTH SOCCER - YOUTH MODULE'S I & II
(Course taugh in Espanol/Spanish)
September 14, 2013
Tucson, Arizona
  
US YOUTH SOCCER - YOUTH MODULE'S I & II
(Course taught in Espanol/Spanish)
September 28, 2013
Nogales, Arizona
  
  
Registration for all courses is open.  Please note:  All coaches will be required to establish a personal account in gotsoccer to register. 
  
  
  
IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR ALL USSF "D" LICENSE CANDIDATES:
  

Arizona Youth Soccer Association is excited about the new direction the United States Soccer Federation is heading with the USSF "D" License. We are working hard in conjunction with them to implement these changes as well as curriculum updates to improve the overall level of coaching in the state of Arizona.  These changes will only benefit the overall development of our players and teams in the long run.

  

Effective as of January 1, 2013 candidates and hosting clubs will need to be aware of the following requirements and changes:

 

a. Waivers will no longer be granted to any coaches - all coaches must attend and pass the USSF "E" License.

 

b. The course will no longer be held on consecutive weekends.  There will now be at least 60 days between the first and second weekends to help accommodate deliberate practices.

 

If you have any questions, please contact:  Austin Daniels, Technical Director, Arizona Youth Soccer Association

 


SunSafe Soccer 
  

Sun Safe Soccer for Arizona Youth Soccer:

 

We have a skin cancer epidemic in America - one in five Americans will suffer from skin cancer in their lifetime. While soccer contributes to healthy lives, soccer-related sun exposure early in life can cause skin cancer in adulthood. The good news is that by following a few simple daily habits, most skin cancers can be prevented!

 

The Sun Safe Soccer Program is working to build awareness and spread a skin cancer prevention message. We in the soccer community have the opportunity to build a healthier future, save lives and make soccer the most Sun Safe sport nationwide by teaching the Sun Safe Soccer steps. Imagine that your club is not only recognized as a great competitor but also as a leading contributor to healthy lifestyles in your area.

 

It's easy to remember the Sun Safe Soccer steps!

  • Before the game: Safety first - Sunscreen, then shinguards
  • After the game: Cool down. Cool off. Cover up.

What it all means: In order to be effective, sunscreen must be applied 15 minutes before vigorous activities. That's why sunscreen goes on before shinguards! And that sunscreen is the best on-field defense players have against the harmful effects of the sun's rays.

 

When the game is over, players should cool down and cool off in the shade, avoiding sun exposure when possible. Clubs are encouraged to put tents over bench areas and move half-time breaks and post-game talks to a shady area whenever possible. When players then cover up by wearing sun-protective clothing such as long sleeves and hats, they not only protect their skin from the sun but they help to keep their bodies cool!

 

Best of all, these simple steps can help coaches and parents protect themselves from skin cancer too!

 

Visit our website at www.asds.net/Sun-Safe-Soccer to learn more and sign up a team or club to be part of the Sun Safe Soccer movement!

 
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Sincerely,

  

 

Arizona Youth Soccer Association