Player Development Prioritization
Built on the foundation of the organization’s Six Philosophies, AYSO United flips the soccer building blocks by prioritizing a player’s development, which is designed to meet the technical, tactical and psycho-social needs of our players.
AYSO United is committed to provide a player-centered learning environment which allows each player to reach their own personal development goals.
Each player is guaranteed to play at least 50% of each game which ensures both a positive youth soccer experience and an opportunity to develop their game.
WHAT IS A PLAYER-CENTERED LEARNING ENVIRONMENT?
At AYSO United we feel that players learn the most when they are in a player-centered environment. This starts with a positive relationship with the coach through positive coaching as well as open an honest dialogue and feedback. Each coach is supported by our own bespoke educational platform, The Coaching Manual, which provides the coaches with resources and tools to deliver quality training sessions that are age appropriate. Each training session and game play should be both challenging and fun which will allow the AYSO United player to both learn and enjoy the sport.
We believe that a player’s development is ultimately in the player’s hands, and AYSO United will provide the best environment and coaching support to ensure each player reaches their maximum potential.
DOES AYSO UNITED HAVE A CURRICULUM?
AYSO United provides our coaches with both session and season plans, however each coach has different circumstances that they must adapt to in their own environment. Our AYSO United Technical Team is made up of UEFA ‘A’ and USSF ‘A’ Licensed educators believe that players should be taught key concepts, however we understand the need for coaching creativity in their own environments. As any club we are constantly evaluating our methodology to ensure we are providing our coaches and players with the resources needed.
HOW DOES AYSO UNITED DEFINE SUCCESS?
AYSO United enjoys winning as much as the next club, however it is the manner in which we obtain the victory that is important. Our clubs take pride in player retention as we celebrate those players that are in our program from their Core program experiences all the way through their AYSO United experiences.