New Rules and Regulations: Heading the Ball

(Source www.ayso.org)

February 15, 2016

I. HEADING THE BALL

1. Consistent with the U.S. Soccer mandates on heading the ball, heading is banned for all division players U-11 (U-12 and below for programs without single age divisions) and below in both practices and games.

Heading for players in U-14 is limited to a maximum of thirty (30) minutes per week with no more than 15-20 headers, per player. There is no restriction on heading in matches.

2. An indirect free kick will be awarded to the opposing team if a player age 10 or younger, deliberately touches the ball with his/her head during a game.

a. The indirect free kick is to be taken from the place where the player touched the ball with his/her head.

b. An indirect free kick awarded to the attacking team inside the opposing team’s goal area, must be taken on the goal area line parallel to the goal line at the point nearest to where the player touched the ball with his/her head.

3. Neither cautions nor send offs shall be issued for persistent infringement or denying an obvious goal scoring opportunity related to the heading infraction.

 

Note: The policy may be put into effect with the beginning of the next game circuit start. If your program is in the middle of league or tournament play, the switch to the new rule right may be delayed until the next gaming circuit start. 



2015 Coaches Meeting Presentation

A PDF version of the 2014 Coaches Meeting Presentations are now available.


Here is the U5-U6 Presentatiom
Here is the U7-U8 Presentation
Here is the U10 - U14 Presentation

Here is the list of Important Dates

Please contact your DC if you have any questions.

Important Documents

Region 34 Coach Admin Staff Welcome Letter to Coaches
Coaches Agreement Parent/Player Pledge
Incident Report - Printable Incident Report - Fillable
Concussion Handout Field and Player Safety
U5/U6 Net and Frame Storage U7/U8 Net and Frame Storage
Goal Storage Positioning Alta Vista Park Set-up and Take-Down
Game Card Instructions Referee Volunteer Points Guidelines
Sportsmanship Points Guidelines Referee Info for Coaches
Weather and Equipment Concerns
Youth Referee Zero Tolerance Policy
Field Maps


Local Guidelines

Division

Ball Size

# of Players

Min # of Players

Length of Game

Goal Keepers?

Fouls

Show Cards?

U7

3

7 v 7

5

2 x 20 min

No

All IFK

No

U8

3

7 v 7

5

2 x 20 min

Yes

All IFK

No

U10

4

8 v 8

6

2 x 25 min

Yes

Normal

No

U12

4

9 v 9

7

2 x 30min

Yes

Normal

Yes

U14

5

11 v 11

7

2 x 35min

Yes

Normal

Yes

Coach's Corner Videos are on YouTube

AYSO's Video Coach's Corner on YouTube with how-to and advice videos.  Below are links to some of the training videos.



Videos

Here is a listing of some of the AYSO videos that are available on YouTube. Click here to see a more complete list.
 
Do you have players on your team that are new to juggling? In this week's Coach's Corner, CATZCoach Program Designer and former Major League Soccer star Greg Vanney goes over how to introduce soccer players to juggling.  With controlled and numbered touches, Vanney teaches players to juggle by placing the ball where they want it, as opposed to wild touches and chasing the ball.

In this Coach's Corner, CATZ Coach Program Designer and former Major League Soccer star Greg Vanney shares a variety of goalkeeping exercises. Greg goes over the proper way for a goalkeeper to catch a ball on the ground, in the air and mid-bounce.

How to Coach Proper Shooting Technique
In this Coach's Corner, CATZCoach Program Designer and former Major League Soccer star Greg Vanney shows us the proper way to strike a ball. Greg covers the technique by instructing the players where to place the stationery leg, what part of the foot should strike the ball, and more. Perfect for U-12 players and up.
CATZCoach Program Designer and former professional soccer player Greg Vanney covers his "Get Out of Here!" drill with U-8 boys. The drill is perfect for keeping an entire team active and on their toes while working on their ball touches and defensive technique.

CATZCoach President and Founder Jim Liston goes through a few quick warm-up drills that also develop motor skills that will be useful on the soccer field. .

Coach's Corner, CATZ Coach program designer and former Major League Soccer star Greg Vanney shows us how to introduce corner kicks to a young team..

The Flying Changes Drill to Teach Transition
CATZCoach program designer and former Major League Soccer star Greg Vanney uses the Flying Changes drill to teach his team how to transition quickly from attacking to defending and vice versa.

CATZCoach  program designer and former Major League Soccer star Greg Vanney shows us a simple passing drill called the "passing diamond."
Passing Game - Marbles
CATZCoach Program Designer and former Major League Soccer star Greg Vanney goes over a passing game called "Marbles." Perfect for any age group, "Marbles" helps players perfect their passing accuracy and technique before applying the skill to a real-game setting.

Heading the Ball
CATZCoach Program Designer and former Major League Soccer star Greg Vanney goes over how to properly head the ball.

CATZCoach program designer and former Major League Soccer star Greg Vanney shares a one-two touch passing drill.
Demonstrating quick, targeted touches, Greg starts off with giving players a one touch limit, eventually moving on to two touches. Greg instructs the players to receive the ball while leaving a passing lane open, and approaching the passing player at an angle in order to maintain an open view of the field.
This exercise would be perfect for boys and girls, U-10 and up.
Demonstration of the 2 on 1 drill.

AYSO National Coach Instructor John Ouellette teaches the "Neutral Player Scrimmage" exercise to his team. The Neutral Player Scrimmage requires that both teams pass the ball to a player in a neutral jersey prior to taking a shot on goal.

CATZCoach program designer and former Major League Soccer star Greg Vanney shows coaches how to teach goal kicks to a young team.
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