March 2015, Issue 2



March 2015, Issue 2
Spring 2015 Season Newsletter
West Oahu AYSO Region 769
March 21, 2015
Coach P's 2 Sense
Players | Parents | Volunteers
Sportsmanship tips and ideas
to develop character through
Who is Coach P? Meet the
writer behind this newsletter.
Why you should pay attention.
Volunteers: Coaches
Proper coaching etiquette is
critical at all ages! Read up to
get updated on best coaching
Soccer Words for this
Pitch - the soccer field
Touchline- the soccer sideline
Integrity- doing the right
action even when no one is
Composure- remaining calm
under pressure Controlling
your emotions.
Volume 1 Issue 2
Players Corner: Sportsmanship
Good game, good game, good game. . . Good Sportsmanship
is an important quality that sport helps to develop in a
person. Examples of good sportsmanship include:
•Hustling for the ball when it's out of bounds
•Playing the ball out of bounds when there is an injury on
the field
•Acknowledging a good play when it happens even if it's the
opposing player.
•Respecting the referee's decisions because it will not
•Encourage your teammates, don't put them down
•Trying your best no matter where the coach puts you on
the field
Spring 2015 Season Newsletter
West Oahu AYSO Region 769
March 21, 2015
Who in the world is Coach P?
Volunteers: Coaches
Coaching etiquette is just as
important as spectator and player
Tip of the week: Coaches must
remain in the coaching area
during the game. The coaching
area usually includes 10 yards
from the center line on the
standard pitch. On the smaller
fields (U6-U10) use the center
circle as a guide.
Don't get into the bad habit of
walking up and down the entire
touchline shouting instructions.
One big reason for that is
because it intimidates players on
both teams drawing away from
the purpose of the game: to
allow players to apply their
learning and most importantly to
Hey Parents! My name is Elaina Paredes. Some of my
background includes Head Coach of the Girls Varsity Soccer
team for St. Andrew's Priory (3 years), Head Coach of the Boys
Varsity Soccer Team for Waipahu High School (3 years), and Head
Coach of the Girls Varsity Soccer Team for Waipahu High School
(10 years). I started playing soccer at 8 years old in AYSO,
captained the Pearl City High School soccer team in my Junior
and Senior years while winning the State Championship 2 years
straight. I was also a 2 sport collegiate athlete in soccer and
softball for the University of Puget Sound. In 2010 and 2011, my
boys and girls Varsity teams each won an OIA Div II
Championship, and I was fortunate to have been voted Coach of
the Year for Girls Div. II Soccer.
I encourage AYSO philosophies because it promotes the
character traits and integrity I want my daughter to grow into.
AYSO can and should be a high quality developmental soccer
program. But, because the coaches are entirely volunteers, it is
important that they want to learn proper coaching techniques
and principles. With the right people taking the lead, we can
have players improving in leaps and bounds year after year!
Coaches cannot do it all on their own. The concept of team
should include parental involvement as well. So ask your coach
how you can help the team. It will let the coach know that we are
all in this together. And maybe, that coach will continue to
develop into an effective coach! And that's Coach P's 2 Sense for
this week.
Instead, stay at the center and
make note of key concepts you
would like to focus on for that
game or training the next week.
Save the instructions for a time
when you have their full attention.
Players can't fully understand
coaches yelling while they need
to focus on playing the game
anyways. Save your voice (and
embarrassment) and show your
team what composure looks like.
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