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Welcome to AYSO Coaching

Welcome to AYSO Coaching!

Welcome to Hesperia AYSO Region 878’s Coach Page.  All the information needed to become an AYSO Certified Coach can be found within the Coach section of the website, along with important information and links that will help you along your way. Whether you're a new volunteer wanting to share your time with our kids, or a seasoned veteran answering our call for help, we are thankful to have you.  As you may already know, AYSO takes pride in keeping our children safe, and providing a fun and fair environment in which they can play soccer.  As an AYSO Coach you will have a first-hand opportunity to influence all three of these ideas, (safe, fun and fair). The coach is a true role model for the youth of our soccer program.  This is a great opportunity to be an example of positive, good sportsmanship, self-respect, perseverance, and fun among other great qualities. 

It is important to understand and implement AYSO’s 6 Core Philosophies:

Everyone Plays® - Each one of your players MUST play at least 3 quarters of each game during the normal season and playoffs.

Balanced Teams – Rosters will be as evenly balanced as possible with equal ability to play.   

Open Registration – Anyone ages 4 – 19 can register to play. Interest and enthusiasm are the only requirements to play.

Positive Coaching – Encouragement of player effort provides for greater enjoyment by the players and ultimately leads to better skilled and better motivated players.

Good Sportsmanship – We strive to create a safe, fun, and fair and positive environment based on mutual respect, rather than a win-at-all-costs attitude, and our program is designed to instill good sportsmanship in every facet of AYSO.

Player Development – We 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.

We are all volunteers here at AYSO, from the coaches, referees, to the administration, we all volunteer our time to make this program work for the kids.

Please cooperate with the referees. They are volunteers just like you who make mistakes, as everyone does. We ask that you insure that your parents and other spectators on your sidelines exhibit good sportsmanship at-all-times during and after the games. Remember the kids are watching and listening to you and the other adults, we MUST set a good example for them to follow.

Above all, our #1 goal is to have fun! These are kids and they are the reason we are here. It is our responsibility to make sure they have a good experience.


Tournament Rules

2015 AYSO Fall Tournament Rules

All players must play at least three quarters of each game. Violation of these player rules renders them subject to forfeiture of game and possible disqualification at the discretion of the Commissioner.

Each team will play a minimum of 2 preliminary play games within their respective division.

There will be no coin toss. The home team chooses goal to defend and visitors kick off. The home team will supply game balls.

The home team will be situated on the West side of the field, and the visitor will be situated on the East side. Spectators must remain on the side of the field designated for their team.

All games will be 70 minutes for U14, 60 minutes for U12  and 50 minutes for U10, all with a five-minute half time. 

For U-10 through U-14 divisions, points during preliminary play will be awarded using the following formula:
Six points for a win
Three points for a tie (to each team)
Zero points for a loss
One point for a shutout
One point per goal scored (up to 3)
One point deducted for each player or substitute sent off
Two points deducted for each coach expelled from the playing area

In the event of a forfeit, the winning score shall be 1-0, with the winner awarded eight points.
In the event a team receives no points for a game in which a sendoff or expulsion has occurred, a negative point total shall be posted for that team for that game.

In the event of a 0-0 tie, each team will receive four points.

The top four teams in each division, where applicable, with the most points at the end of preliminary play will advance to the Semi Final round.

The first place team at the end of preliminary play will play the fourth place team in the Semi Final round.

The second place team at the end of preliminary play will play the third place team in the Semi Final round.

The winners of the Semi Final matches will play each other in the Final round.

If there is a tie in total points at the end of preliminary play, the following tie breaking rules, in the order listed, will be used to determine a winner:

Tournament Play Tie Breakers:

i.  Winner of head-to-head play.
ii. Number of shutouts.
iii. Least goals allowed.
iv. Least number of Send Offs.
v.  Least number of Cautions.
vi. Coin toss.

Ties in Semi Final & Final Rounds

Semi Final & Final matches tied at the end of regulation time will be broken as follows:
One complete overtime period will be played. Overtime kickoff will be determined by a coin toss.
U-14 One 9 minute period   
U-12 One 7 minute period
U-10 One 5 minute period

If the game is still tied at the end of the overtime period, Kicks from the Penalty Mark as described in the FIFA Laws of the Game will be taken.

Only those players on the field at the end of the overtime period (or who are off the field of play with the referee’s permission) are eligible for participation. If, for any reason, one of the teams has fewer eligible players than the opposing team at the end of the overtime period, the opposing team shall reduce its numbers so that there will be an equal number from each team participating in the kicks from the mark. Any player thus excluded must be reported to the referee and is ineligible to participate in the kicks from the mark. The home team will call the toss of the coin by the referee. The team winning the coin toss has the choice of first or second kick. The first five players from each team shall take alternate shots.

If the match remains tied after the first five shooters, each team will, in turn, have an additional shooter and will alternate turns until a winner is determined. All eligible players (including the goalkeeper) must shoot once before any eligible player may take a second shot. When all eligible players on a team have taken a shot, and a second round is necessary, the order used in the first round need NOT be followed.

No protests are allowed.

Referee judgment calls are FINAL and are not grounds for nor subject to protest or dispute.

The Regional Commissioner retains the right to interpret and apply the tournament rules to the optimum benefit of all tournament participants. The Regional Commissioner's decisions are final.

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Hesperia AYSO - Region 878

13312 Ranchero Rd, #18-59
Oak Hills, California 92344

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 760-563-6221
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