AYSO's Six Philosophies
goal is to operate a program that provides a fun, fair, and safe
environment for the kids. Our successes are due in a large part to the
efforts of our volunteers – coaches, referees and program administrators
– all working together. Our volunteers are learning that sport is a
mechanism for building character and self esteem. Our coaches and
referees are trained to remember that they are role models. We wish to
create an atmosphere where young people can develop a positive
self-image, self-confidence, and other positive character traits through
their interest and participation in soccer. Our program is based on
the Six AYSO Philosophies.
the start of each season we aim to set up teams as evenly balanced as
possible – it is more fun when teams of equal ability play – one sided
games have little value to either team.
goal is for kids to play soccer – so we mandate that every player on
every U6 through U14 team must play at least 3 quarters of every game.
kids are built up, not torn down! We train and require our coaches to
offer honest positive encouragement to our players, rather than negative
criticism; “catch them doing something right.” Soccer is FUN for
players, coaches and parents. MAKE IT SO!
programs are open to children of San Carlos between the ages of 4 ½
and 18 years who want to play soccer. Interest and enthusiasm are the
only criteria for playing. We will accommodate as many children as
available playing fields and qualified volunteers allow.
contests naturally involve competition. We desire to create an
environment in which the game is played with a healthy and constructive
orientation, rather than a “win dominated” attitude. We want everyone
to “honor the game.” We emphasize respect for: rules of the game,
opponents (for whom without we have no game), officials, teammates, and
self. We believe that no matter what the outcome of the game, everyone
will have a positive experience if they are treated respectfully and
congratulated for giving their best
believe that all players should be able to develop their soccer skills
and knowledge to the best of their abilities, both individually and as
members of a team, in order to maximize their enjoyment of the game.