Honolulu, HI-agenda

HONOLULU, HI
Section 7 | Apr 11-13, 2014
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Date/Time Workshop/Event Location
THURSDAY, April 10, 2014
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration for Intro to Instruction
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Introduction to Instruction**
FRIDAY, April 11, 2014
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Instructor Course Registration
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Coach Instructor Course**
8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Referee Instructor Course**
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Management Instructor Course**
VIP Volunteer Training/VIP Instructor Course**
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. General Expo Registration
12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Regional Management (previously Introductory Management)
2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Referee Fouls That Mean Trouble
If you aren’t really sure what “careless,” “reckless,” and “excessive force” fouls look like, you aren’t alone and this workshop is for you. Experienced referees should attend this workshop to learn the criteria for judging physical challenges by older players. Watch video examples of fair play that looks foul, fouls that are just fouls, fouls that beg for cautions, and fouls for which the guilty player should be sent off. You’ll leave this workshop better prepared to recognize when fouls rise to the level of misconduct. Bring your yellow and red cards; you’re gonna need ‘em!
Management CVPA – 2 hours
The Child & Volunteer Protection Advocate (CVPA) is a required board position put in place to help protect our two vital resources – the players and volunteers. It takes a special individual to fulfill this important role. Come find out if you are the right person for the job! This job training class for CVPAs provides a thorough understanding of the position description, AYSO’s Criminal History Background Check Policy, volunteer screening protocols and volunteer application processing. This workshop is also open to others who wish to learn more about volunteer eligibility and what AYSO is doing to protect players and volunteers.
Special Interest Spread the News: 3 Strategies to Create a Lasting Image for Your Region*
Make your Region a vital part of its community. Techniques, tips and tactics to create a lasting, positive image for your AYSO program. Be a key player in your town year round…let everyone know you are soccer and so much more. Developed from the “Turn off the Dark” presentation at NAGM 2013 given by Dan Howald, National Marketing Commission chairperson.
Social Media/Digital Media for Regions*
Your website is the online face of your Region and young families are researching, connecting and communicating online. So what is your website telling them about you? What about your social media footprint? This workshop is an enhanced “how to” reach today’s parent, players, and community decision makers, covering how to create or evolve fantastic Region websites, Facebook pages, Twitter and more. Learn simple tips, smart tools and low-cost techniques to make your Region website and social media presence shine. Technical expertise is not a requirement. Don’t let an out of date website or an empty Facebook Page make your Region look second-class!
3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Referee Mentoring – The Key to Success
This workshop examines the Referee Mentor Program dividing the time between learning techniques for building a strong referee program for enthusiastic, engaged referees and development of mentoring techniques to improve the skill of referees and motivate them. This workshop can help build a strong referee program through certification upgrades, referee retention, and camaraderie.
Management CVPA (cont.)
Special Interest Marketing 411 Roundtable*
An free flowing question/answer and discussion session to address Region marketing issues, share best practices and focus on practical solutions to all your marketing – advertising, promotions, media, email, direct mail, sponsorships, websites, social media and more! Questions and success stories alike are welcome.
Delivering Great Customer Service*
Great customer service is a memorable customer experience – this workshop focuses on how to deliver a great customer experience in your Region. Difficult and demanding parents can make you feel like they’re the enemy, not the customer. But offering great customer service can pay off in more volunteers for you and more players for your Region. Learn from Regions that are doing it! Find out how you can add great customer service to your great soccer programs and makes a positive lasting impression on parents that will ultimately help your Region get or stay strong.
4:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Networking Reception/Section Welcome
SATURDAY, April 12, 2014
7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. General Expo Registration
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.. Vendor Show & eAYSO Booth
8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Coaching Coach Administrator Training
Arguably one of AYSO’s most important roles, this session is a necessity for all Regional Coach Administrators to learn and enjoy their duties and responsibilities. Topics include the history of the AYSO National Coaching Program; the importance of our sanction by the National Council for Accreditation for Coaching Education (NCACE); how to manage coaching courses; managing your coaching budget; the importance of a coaching calendar and much, much more! Experienced coach administrators are encouraged to attend and to add their experience to the discussions.
Heads Up on Concussions*
A guide for coaches relating to concussion issues. This session will include the signs of a potential concussion, the responsibilities of coaches, referees and parents when there is a possible concussion, and where the final decision lies in removing the player from the match. Will also train coaches to understand what is required prior to a player returning to a practice or match and the progression to look at in brining a player back to playing. Suggested alternatives to players heading the ball to include various ball control methods and a change in the style of team play.
Referee Judge and Jury II
You make the call in this workshop that presents difficult scenarios that may occur in older players’ games. Experienced referees will challenge themselves and each other to judiciously apply the finer points of the Laws, decide whether to whistle or apply advantage, determine how to handle gamesmanship and misconduct, and more. You’re the judge and jury on your game; be prepared for it by sharpening your courtroom skills in this dynamic workshop.
Free Kicks and Restarts
Statistics indicate that 60+% of goals are the direct result of restarts in the attacking third of the field. In this session, referee techniques for managing free kicks and other restarts will be reviewed to better help referees deal with this most important aspect of the game.
Management Regional Board Member Training
Calling all volunteers on the Board and in positions such as Fundraiser, Division Coordinator, Newsletter Editor, Purchaser, Secretary, Field or Equipment Manager, Snack Bar Manager, and Team Parent; this workshop is for you. Learn the common responsibilities all volunteers share in the areas of budgeting, time management, communications, and recruitment necessary to make a Region successful.
Keep Calm and Carry On – An Rx for Leadership Stress
Leadership in general is a heavy burden. Volunteering to be a member of a Regional Board carries added responsibilities and time and organizational demands that can generate high levels of anxiety, worry and stress. This continuing education workshop will provide follow-up education to some of the concepts covered initially in RC Training and will help Regional Commissioners, their Board, staff and other key volunteers identify leadership stress and offer creative, practical and innovative ways to deal with the stress before it becomes toxic and triggers burn-out.
Special Interest AYSO National Strategic Plan*
Ever wonder how the National Board of Directors plans, and what’s being talked about in terms of “where is AYSO heading”? Gain clarity on the national message and add focus for your volunteer staff. All Area Directors and Regional Commissioners are requested to participate as your feedback is crucial!
9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Coach/Referee Problems Outside the Touch Line*
Explore the effectiveness of coaches and referees working together to improve the “AYSO Experience” by minimizing issues outside the touch line. Review the proactive tools which coaches can use prior to the game, and gain insight into the tools the referees have at their disposal during the game. Participate in an interactive discussion with a collaborative approach that leaves no blame and excites the participants into action.Special Note: Because of the nature of this workshop, it is anticipated that there be no other coach or referee sessions at the same time to maximize attendance.
Coaching Age-Appropriate Training and Expectations
Children do not learn in the same way as adults, especially when learning involves both intellectual and physical activity. This session focuses on the effect on kids when standards are lowered by adults to meet their own needs for the kids’ success. Fun and excellence, responsibility and freedom, worth and recognition, giving and receiving are all addressed.
Referee Judge and Jury I
You make the call in this workshop that presents difficult scenarios that may occur in older players’ games. Newer and younger division referees will challenge themselves and each other to judiciously apply the finer points of the Laws, decide whether to whistle or not. You’re the judge and jury on your game; be prepared for it by sharpening your courtroom skills in this dynamic workshop.
Management RC – The Next Generation*
This dynamic, innovative and interactive workshop focuses on the concepts, tools and attitudes that all members of the Regional leadership team need to successfully propel their Region into the technological and social media age!. Veteran RCs’ with on-the-job training, energized rookie RCs fresh from RC Training and wide-eyed newcomers preparing to take over the reins will walk away excited with great ideas! Every RC and Board Member should use this unique opportunity to blast their Region into Tomorrowland! (Topics not covered in any other Regional management course!)
Safety Director
This position more than any other has the opportunity to create the “safe, fun, fair environment” that all AYSO parents expect. Learn what it takes to fulfill the role of the Safety Director including the responsibilities and duties necessary to ensure the safety and risk management of the Region’s soccer program. What do Soccer Accident Insurance (S.A.I.) and risk management mean to your Region? Find out what it means to AYSO and your program
Special Interest Digital Media Download: Advanced Social Media, Website and Advertising*
More advanced digital information for Regions, Areas and Sections. Can your Region or event use Facebook advertising? How search engine optimization (SEO) can boost your Google appeal. Social Media SEO. If you’re already on your way with a digital foundation, come and learn how to make it work even harder for your Region.
Jamboree and PreSoccer Rollout*
New exciting pilot programs, the Jamboree has been revamped to address local needs… plus we’re rolling out ‘PreSoccer’ for 3 year old Super Stars! Learn about implementing these new programs and gain the loyalty of the all-important first time player…and a whole new crop of potential parent volunteers!
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Coach/Referee Problems Outside the Touch Line*
Explore the effectiveness of coaches and referees working together to improve the “AYSO Experience” by minimizing issues outside the touch line. Review the proactive tools which coaches can use prior to the game, and gain insight into the tools the referees have at their disposal during the game. Participate in an interactive discussion with a collaborative approach that leaves no blame and excites the participants into action.Special Note: Because of the nature of this workshop, it is anticipated that there be no other coach or referee sessions at the same time to maximize attendance.
Coaching Competitiveness Can Be Taught!
Competing to improve and win is acceptable. Competing at all costs is not. Topics range from efficient warm-ups and age-appropriate activities that help cultivate good competitors to how competition can help build self-esteem.
Referee Rules, Regs & Reality
This workshop provides a broader examination of the overall application of the Laws of the Game. Can the Laws be applied differently? Ever see something called or not called at the professional level that you would have called differently in AYSO? Ever hear that the Laws can be bent but not broken? What does, “Apply the spirit of the Law and not the letter of the Law” really mean? Attend this session and learn why Laws are not always interpreted exactly as written and what the great Ken Aston meant when he said, “Don’t be an automatic referee”.
Management The Enhanced Division Coordinator*
Division Coordinators are the future leaders of our Regions. They are a delegation “tool” which contributes to Region success and reduces Region stress. Proactively alleviate parental issues and add to the positive parental experience by utilizing these great customer service providers!
Registrar
Did you volunteer for this job but now feel overwhelmed? Are you confused or need help getting started or worry about what to do next? Ever wonder why AYSO does things in certain ways? The answers are in this workshop. Learn about the entire registration process and the critical responsibilities of the Registrar and other Regional Board Members. All Regional Board Members will benefit from the fun activities.
eAYSO for Treasurers
Learn how to check and update your Region’s financial information in the system, how to see player fee and Supply Center invoices and identify them for payment and how to apply for fee credit for players dropped by the registrar.
Tips and Tricks for Running an Interesting and Effective Regional Board Meeting*
This session will focus on length of time, agenda creation, who should be there and what should be reported on a monthly basis. You will be given 10 ideas to make Regional Board Members look forward to each meeting.
12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Awards Lunch
1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Annual Updates Annual Coach Update
AYSO-relevant updates from USSF and FIFA. Also includes a summary of projects being conducted by the National Coaching Advisory Commission and a 2013 summary of all coaching courses held. This is an opportunity for interaction with the National Coaching Advisory Commission members and National and Section coaching staff.
Annual Referee Update
Attendance is essential for all AYSO volunteers in the referee program including referees, instructors, assessors, schedulers/assignors and referee administrators. This workshop covers the latest changes in the Laws of the Game, a review of AYSOs’ National Referee Program changes, new points of emphasis in the new season and more.
Annual Management Program Update
All AYSO managers are welcome to share the latest on all facets of AYSO’ management program – courses, manuals, webinars, the Regional and Area Assessment Programs, e-newsletters, Regional Commissioner and Area Director Training, new policies and who your resources are to assist you with your job. This is a great opportunity to interact with National Management Advisory Commission members and National and Section staffs.
Player Development and Special Programs Annual Update
The Program Departments at the National Office support the FLEX™ and secondary programs available to AYSO Regions, including our primary programs of Jamboree, VIP, EXTRA™, U-16/19, Adult Leagues and secondary play opportunities including tournaments and National Games. Learn how these programs can enhance your Region and keep up to date on what is happening for 2014!
3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Coaching Attacking Technically and Tactically*
This session will expose any coach to the theory of possession, from the stand point of clean first touch and what that means; receiving the ball away from pressure, and what that means; introduce them to the phases of play dependent on thirds of the field from goal to goal (build up from the back with using goal keeper, moving through midfield looking for final pass through, and attacking the goal) that will help them understand how to use first touch and receiving away from pressure to attack properly.
Quality Session Planning and Implementation
Many coaches struggle with what they would like to accomplish at their training sessions. Coaches will learn how to plan and conduct a successful practice, including what a training session should look like and how to develop and progress a training session to fit the needs of both the individuals and the entire team.
Referee Techniques for Refereeing Younger Players
This workshop offers specific techniques and general advice for refereeing the younger age groups, enhancing the players’ soccer playing experience. Attend this session and get decision-making practice, guidance and advice for dealing with various game scenarios from younger player’s games. This is a fun interactive session.
Murphy's Laws of the Game
This workshop addresses aspects of the Laws and game management that may be vague or misunderstood by players, coaches, administrators and parents. There are many things that an experienced referee knows or should know that may not be apparent to spectators, players and inexperienced referees. Come and improve your understanding of the Laws and their intended application.
Management Treasurer – 2½ hours
This “double” workshop for all Treasurers covers everything required to perform the job. Learn about budgeting, reporting receipts, opening a bank account, using required reports and important deadlines. This workshop is not just for Treasurers –RCs and the entire Regional Board can gain insights on how your Region operates fiscally. For those more experienced Treasurers, there are tips that will make your job much easier and new developments concerning the Treasurer job duties. The Treasurer has one of the most important jobs on the Regional Board: the tracking and safeguarding of the children’s money. It must be performed accurately.
Special Interest VIP Roundtable
Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to meeting other VIP volunteers in a roundtable situation to share, learn and understand more about the VIP Program. Whether your program is new, been around for 23 years or you are just thinking about starting a program – this roundtable is for you!
Balanced Teams – What Every RC and Regional Board Should Know*
In this 50th Anniversary year, raise your awareness about the historical importance of team balancing in AYSO and how it is still significant in your Region’s success. This key philosophy and the governing documents requiring team balancing are highlighted, and different means of balancing teams based on evaluation and ratings plus computerized drafts, are shared. Increase your Region or Area’s credibility and retention of players by taking this key philosophy seriously! Roundtable format, so come prepared to discuss your methods and/or learn from the experiences of others how to make this important AYSO philosophy come to life!
4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Coaching Off the Ball Movement and Decision Making
After attending this session, coaches will have a better understanding of what playing off the ball means and what it should look like on the field. Additionally, each coach will be given specific “game-related” training activities to improve their players’ understanding and ability to play off the ball.
Referee Concussion Awareness and the Responsibility of the Referee Team*
This session will briefly review the signs/symptoms of a concussion and will focus on different scenarios to emphasize the responsibilities of referees, coaches, and parents in the event of a possible concussion. The procedures for removing a player from a match, for allowing the player to return to play and for reporting the injury will also be covered. Focus will be placed on the collaborative role that referees, coaches, and parents play in watching for the concussion warning signs after the return to play and in working together to protect our players. While this workshop is in the Referee track, coaches are welcomed to attend!
Coach/Referee W.S.S.G.C.A.O.S.D.*
Why some stuff gets called and other stuff doesn’t. An interactive session with coaches to discuss why some things in a match are called by the referee and why other things are not.
Management Treasurer (cont.)
eAYSO for Administrators and RC's
This session is for RCs, ADs and SDs and Trusted Data Managers as well as any Board administrative position. It includes step-by-step review of system features such as Region setup, setting season and sub season preferences, updating board members, providing eAYSO access rights to users and generating reports.
Special Interest 2014 Safe Haven Update
Designed for all volunteers, the Safe Haven update covers what’s new in the area of child safety from legislative and policy changes to new trends in youth sports.
Extra/Extended Play/Interplay – What Does it All Mean?*
An overview of the various AYSO sanctioned extended play programs that can be offered by Regions to provide “more soccer to more kids.” Planning note: it is suggested that this particular Featured workshop be scheduled on Friday and/or Sunday, keeping Saturday slots clear for 1-8 above and enabling conflict free attendance options.
SUNDAY, April 13, 2014
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Referee Staff Meeting
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Coaching Tactical Formations and Principles of Play
All coaches must understand the “Principles of Play” and have a basic understanding of “Systems of Play” if they want to be successful. The principles of play are the rules of engagement that support the basic objectives of soccer. The systems of play portion gives coaches of different experience levels a better understanding of how to get the most out of their players.
Maximizing Coaching Moments for Young Players
How to successfully teach the game to young players using the five golden rules, observation skills, psychological motivation, maximizing coaching opportunities and coaching points.
Referee Nurturing and Retaining Youth Referees
With an emphasis on the development and retention of youth referees, this workshop will explore techniques for establishing and running a successful youth referee program. In this workshop you will explore the What, Why, Who, Where, How and When of a youth referee program. Participants will interact and share their experiences and ideas.
I Got Ball, Ref
How many times has this player appeal to the referee been used? What exactly does the Law intend to allow if the player “gets the ball first”? Does FIFA intend the application of the Law to change regarding “getting the ball”? Attend this session and find out.
Management Dispute Resolution – 2½ hours
Region, Area and Section managers learn how to resolve disputes and, if necessary, the processes to use when limiting, suspending, or removing/terminating a Non-Executive Member from their participation in AYSO. This course will review the many tools available to properly deal with difficult situations, help identify the different types of volunteers in AYSO, expand the ability of Region and Area Board Members to deal with serious personnel problems and review the procedures to determine appropriate discipline which afford Non-Executive Members their due process and appeal protection.
Auditor
Are there questions about how Regional funds are handled and spent? Is there something that just isn’t quite right? Want to know how to uncover practices that could lead to fraud or embezzlement? This workshop provides basic training for the Region, Area or Section Auditor to independently ensure fiscal management in all levels of AYSO and identify potential problems before they occur. Even if you have no financial background, this course will help you get started with the tools that you’ll need for an independent review of your Region, Area or Section. Learn how to spot a “red flag” and what to do when you spot one. Learn what you can do if improprieties are uncovered.
Special Interest SoccerFEST 50…Help Set a World Record!*
Step-by-step blue print on how to host a SoccerFEST 50. AYSO is going to establish a world soccer record for The Biggest Pick-Up Game on Earth; learn how to put on this May 3, 2014 tournament in your town and make it a registration event, fundraiser, community branding opportunity…or all three! 20 kids, 200 or 2,000…you pick the size based on your facilities, enthusiasm and volunteer support. But don’t miss being part of this AYSO-across-America event! Special Guest Instructor: Katrina Rodriguez, CMP, AYSO National Events Manager (only available at Section Meetings held before April 15; will also be offered as an online webinar.) To make the world record, all participating Regions, Areas and Sections must register to host a SoccerFEST 50 event at www.AYSO.org/50. Sign up today
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Coaching Restarts and Set Pieces for the Intermediate Coach
Want your team to score more goals? More than a third of all goals in the professional game are scored from set plays. This session provides innovative and specific coaching options for teaching the eight restarts: direct and indirect free kicks, corner kicks, goal kicks, penalty kicks, throw-ins, dropped balls and kick-offs
The ABC's of Coaching the Goalkeeper
To better educate coaches how to train the goalkeeper working with the three principle parts of the successful goalkeeper, POSITIONAL PLAY, COLLECTION, DISTRIBUTION. The reasons that goalkeeper training should be done at a separate session, and who should coach the goalkeeper. Explanation of angle play, reading the attack, organizing the defense and controlling the “box”
Referee Offside Made More Difficult
This workshop presents complex and up-to-date Offside scenarios. The basic elements of the Offside Law are straight forward and simple, but the application of the Offside Law can become complex and controversial. Attend this session and discover why and how the Offside Law has changed over time and explore some complex scenarios which can present challenges for referees.
Management Dispute Resolution (cont.)
eAYSO for Registrars and CVPA's
Learn about e-Signature and online Player and volunteer registrations. This session demonstrates how to register volunteers and players as well as how to assign volunteers to their roles. For Registrar: you learn how to work with Primary and Secondary Programs and how to generate reports that track Player Applications and Registrations, Parent Volunteer Preferences, and late lists to name just a few. For CVPAs: you learn how to Register Volunteers and assign them to their volunteer positions. Plus the variety of reports available to track your volunteers certifications, positions, and job preferences
Special Interest Player Recruitment and Retention
Attracting new players and keeping the ones that you have is the key to a healthy program! Utilizing our FLEX programming is among the ideas discussed. The best suggestions come from our volunteers and there are many which come from Regions that are growing. Share your concerns and your ideas and help to construct a pro-active, solution-oriented method of assuring the future health and growth of AYSO – since we want kids of all ages to have the AYSO Experience.
AYSO 50th Anniversary: Bring It to Life in Your Region*
A not-to-be-missed primer on how your Region can maximize AYSO’s 50th anniversary awareness in its community. A jam-packed workshop of tools, tips and how-to from the AYSO National Marketing Commission and Marketing Dept. Have AYSO’s 50th anniversary come alive in your town! Make your 50th anniversary season the biggest and best ever. Get news coverage, a city proclamation, excite your volunteers and give players a 50th anniversary season to remember. Find tools and information at www.AYSO.org/50.
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Section Staff Meeting
* = New Class
** = Additional Pre-Requisites Required
Instructor COURSE PrerequisitesIntroduction to Instruction Course:
Pre Requisites:  There are no prerequisites required to attend this course. For Certification: Be a currently registered AYSO Volunteer in MY2013 or MY2014 and AYSO Safe Haven certified. Please note, there might be an additional course fee at your AYSO EXPO.Coach Instructor Course:
Pre Requisites: Complete the AYSO Introduction to Instruction course.  Be an AYSO U12 Coach course graduate and recommended by the RCA, ACA or SCA. Be a currently registered AYSO Volunteer in MY2013 or MY2014 and AYSO Safe Haven certified. Please note, there might be an additional course fee at your AYSO EXPO.

Management Instructor Course:
Pre Requisites: Complete the AYSO Introduction to Instruction course and AYSO Safe Haven. Be a currently registered AYSO Volunteer in MY2013 or MY2014 and AYSO Safe Haven certified. Please note, there might be an additional course fee at your AYSO EXPO.

Referee Instructor Course:
Pre Requisites: Complete the AYSO Introduction to Instruction course. For certification: Be an Intermediate Referee and a currently registered AYSO Volunteer in MY2013 or MY2014 and AYSO Safe Haven certified. Please note, there might be an additional course fee at your AYSO EXPO.

VIP Instructor Course:
Pre Requisites: Intro to Instruction or be a current Coach, Management or Referee Instructor and completion of VIP Volunteer Training. Be a currently registered AYSO Volunteer in MY2013 or MY2014 and AYSO Safe Haven certified. Please note, there might be an additional course fee at your AYSO EXPO.