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AYSO Region 4 is delighted to welcome back Challenger Sports Coaches to help with our 2013 Fall Soccer Season! Challenger Coaches are hosted by families in our region and committed to coaching our AYSO teams, players and coaches between August 19 and November 9. Look for the coaches in their Red Challenger jerseys on your soccer field ready to help teams during practice. Back by popular demand, Friday Skills Academy will be at Brookside Elementary all Fall! And let's not forget their patience and guidance of our U5 & U6 teams on Saturday mornings at AE Wright. Read more below about all the great opportunities our AYSO teams, coaches and players have to learn from these terrific coaches from every corner of Great Britain!
Meet the Challenger Coaches!
This year we have five Challenger Coaches staying in our region to work with our AYSO Core Teams as well as three coaches that work with our Region’s Extra Teams.
Back Row, L to R: Ben, Tim, Graeme
Front Row, L to R: Rachael, Luke, Adam
In order for this program to work these fabulous coaches NEED HOUSING. Requirements are a bed, bathroom access and some food. They have their own transportation. We have over 1,000 families in Region 4; if you just open your home to a coach for ONE WEEK we will easily be able to fill all twelve weeks!! Contact Ann Marie Gilbert at AGilbert@aysoregion4.comfor any questions and to sign up to take a coach. Thank you!
Friday Skills Academy **FREE**
**Beginning August 23rd the Friday Skills Academy will be at:
165 Satinwood Avenue, Oak Park
AYSO Region 4 is delighted to offer all players U6 and above the opportunity to take part in Challenger Sports' Friday Skills Academy. Challenger's Professional British Coaches will be at the field every Friday to teach all players the fundamental skills they need to take their game to the next level. With twelve weekly sessions planned, in age-appropriate coaching groups, your kids are sure to have fun while practicing game-related technical activities.
Schedule: Every Friday from August 23 – November 8
Age Group Schedule
U6 & U7 4:00 – 5:00pm
U8 & U10 5:00 – 6:00pm
U12 & U14+ 6:00 – 7:00pm
U10+ Goalkeeping 6:00 – 7:00pm
Bring: Soccer ball, shin guards and water AND Emergency Contact Form.
Weekly Session Themes
Week 1: Fast Footwork
Week 2: Controlling Surfaces
Week 3: Passing Techniques
Week 4: Defensive Play
Week 5: Attacking Play
Week 6: Aerial Control
Week 7: Combination Play
Week 8: Finishing
Week 9: Shooting For Power
Week 10: Running with the ball
Week 11: Crossing & Attacking Runs
Week 12: Phase of Play
MUST BE SIGNED BEFOREA PLAYER CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE FRIDAY SKILLS ACADEMY.
The form can be found on this website under the Documents/Downloads Tab (on the left sidebar).
PLEASE ARRIVE 15 MINUTES EARLY TO COMPLETE A FORM. The form will be kept on file for the remainder of the Friday
**FOR AYSO COACHES**
Currently Scheduling Coaches for Practices
If you are interested in utilizing a coach, please contact Ann Marie Gilbert at AGilbert@aysoregion4.com.
The primary goal of the Fall Challenger Coach Program is to offer training to each AYSO team at least once during the season.
To do this, coaches are assigned fields Monday-Thursday of each week where they will be available to coach during practice.