support and practice the "Everyone Plays," "Good
Sportsmanship," "Positive Coaching" and "Player
Development" philosophies of AYSO.
Be reasonable in your demands on a young player's time, energy, enthusiasm and
performance on the soccer field.
Impress on your players that they must abide by the Laws of the Game at all
Develop team respect for the ability of opponents, and for the judgment of
referees and opposing coaches.
Ensure that your players' soccer experience is one of fun and enjoyment
(winning is only part of it). Players should never be yelled at or ridiculed
for making mistakes or losing a game.
Set a good example and be generous with your praise when it is deserved.
Children need a coach they can respect.
Keep informed of sound principles of coaching, growth and child development.
Check your equipment and playing facilities. They should meet safety standards
and be appropriate for the age and ability of your players.
Follow the advice of a physician when determining when an injured child is
ready to play again.