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Training Sessions / Practices - COVID Edition

Updated: 3/6/21

Training Session Guidance

The head coach makes the call on the practice location and time. Ideally the head coach works with the majority and the assistant coach to find the best time & place.

Training Session Plan

  • Stage 0: Cone Setup & Check-in
    • Setup cones in a slight arch, 7ft apart for player bottles / equipment and providing instruction.
    • Setup cones for your activities, if you are using a distanced grid system here is a picture (here).
      • Feel free to write on the cones, placing numbers on cones can streamline your warmups and activities.
    • Use the check-in sheet (here) before allowing players to place equipment at a player cone.
      • Parents need to be present or communicate ahead for the check-in and confirm the player has the arrival items in the list.
  • Stage 1: Technical Warmup
    • REMEMBER: all activities that cannot maintain a 6' distance are allowed, but all players must be wearing coverings.
    • Stretches, your basic P.E. warmup... like dribble to each cone in your square having your ball touch each cone. Now again, getting your ball to balance on top of the cone.
    • Transition into ball mastery items like in the PDF below.
  • Stage 2: Small Activity
    • Likely can be done in the same cone setup or grid, you can setup channels for movement of players from one square to another.
    • Review the PDF with Distanced Training Exercises, it will provide the best items to use.
  • Stage 3: Expanded Activity
    • The PDF with Additional Ideas has activities and ideas that can work, but would need some additional equipment or additional work. Many can be designed to maintain a 6' distance between players, but if is not, a face covering is required.
  • OPTIONAL: Small-Sided Match (w/ face coverings)
    • Weather can play a role in this, and it is your choice if you want to do this. Remember that everyone must wear a face covering, if the modified game cannot be done in a way to maintain a distance.

Training Session Duration

Each coach should ensure they offer at least one practice per week, again, ideally at a time & location that works for the majority. For spring 2021, you can offer 3 training sessions in April, and 2 sessions per week in May & June (as the additional time will be games).


Team's Training Session Equipment

Coach Brings...
  1. Face Covering.
  2. First Aid Kit.
  3. Electronic Whistle if Desired.
  4. Spare Soccer Ball(s). (each player should bring one)
  5. Spare Pinnie(s). (each player should bring one)
  6. 50-70 Disc Cones.
  7. Soccer Ball Bag.
  8. Emergency Contacts and Check-in Sheet. (Demo Sheet Here)
  9. Hand Sanitizer.
Player Brings...
  1. Face Covering.
  2. Soccer Ball.
  3. AYSO Issued Pinnie.
  4. Hand Sanitizer.
  5. Shin Guards.
  6. Soccer Socks.

NOTICE: All equipment from AYSO is checked out to you or a player like a library book. Please keep it in good order. At the end of the school year, collect all checkout items (including player items) and return them at a designated drop off. You can contact the Equipment Manager to schedule a special return time.


Training Session Locations

Coaches...
  1. Pick a school or park location that is best for both coaches.
    NOTICE: Only grass fields are approved/insured. If turf is needed, contact Luke.
  2. Check with the volunteers to narrow down the training session day(s) and time(s).
  3. Confirm with parents to see if the selected date, time, & location will work for the majority.
  4. Setup your practices in Sports Connect (Picture Guide: here)
  5. See the info below for each location

Most of the time you will have luck of the draw in public spaces. AYSO has insurance for all registered individuals involved in most locations, with a grass surface.

Info for Non-COVID Times

Training Session (Practice) Guidance

The head coach makes the call on the practice location and time. Ideally the head coach works with the majority and the assistant coach to find the best time & place.

Training Session Duration

Below represents the max of an active training session per week. Each coach should ensure they offer at least one practice per week, again, ideally at a time & location that works for the majority.

  • 13U+ divisions - 2 training sessions per week for 1½ hours
  • 11U divisions - 2 training sessions per week for 1 hour
  • 09U divisions - 2 training sessions per week for 1 hour
  • 07U divisions - 1 training sessions per week for 1 hour
  • 06U divisions - 1 training sessions per week during the first 30min on game day.
  • 05U division - training sessions/game one time a week

Many coaches schedule training sessions for 1½ hours per day to include the time for breaks and late arrivals.


Team's Training Session Equipment

  1. Team Bag
  2. First Aid Kit
  3. Whistle & Lanyard
  4. 1 Soccer Ball for every 2 players on the team
  5. ~12 Disc Cones
  6. Soccer Ball Bag
  7. Pennies of 2 colors, one color for each player (7U and up)*
  8. Game Lineup Card
  9. 2 Goalie Shirts (09U and up)*
  10. Uniform Bag
  11. Insurance Forms

#10 Requires all primary volunteers registered (the top 4 in the list - referees, coach, asst coach, & team manager). Missing Equipment (here)?

* Indicates that it is AYSO equipment and is required that you return it, all other items are requested returns after the Spring Season. You can contact the Equipment Manager to schedule a return.


Training Session Location Reservations

First off, get it done now, or you will be stuck with what you can get.

  1. Pick a school or parks location that is best for you. (parks & Philomath schools are first come first serve, so they can be riskier.)
    NOTICE: If you are looking to use a turf field, contact (here) before reserving the field.
  2. Check to see if that school would be best for the addresses of the players on the team, or you can ask them. (you won’t appease everyone, but you can make it central enough for a good chance of attendance.)
  3. Determine some days and times that work for you.
  4. Check with the team to narrow down the training session day(s) and time(s).
  5. See the info below for reservations:
    • Garfield Location: CLOSED for SPRING 2020
      • Email (here) with the following information:
        Name
        Phone number
        Division (ie 09U)
        Time of training session (ie 5:00-6:00)
        Day of the week (ie Mon and Wed)
    • Adams Area Location:
      • Email (here) with the following information:
        Name
        Address
        Phone number
        Email address
        Division (ie 09U)
        Time of training session (ie 5:00-6:00)
        Day of the week (ie Mon and Wed)
    • Corvallis School locations except Adams & Garfield
    • Philomath is first come, first serve.
      • Fall: The varsity soccer field is closed to AYSO. Teams need to share grass areas with the school sports teams that have first priority.
      • Spring: The school baseball and softball teams have priority to the grass areas and AYSO teams need to share the space with PYAC softball and baseball.
  6. Ensure you get a confirmation on a reservation, or an agreement ahead of time. (AYSO provides insurance for all AYSO events, and the district already has those papers on file.)

Most of the time you can enter the online district form and they will notify you with the field confirmation in a week. In other cases you will have luck of the draw in public spaces. AYSO has insurance for all parties involved in most locations, but we recommend that you work with school district to find a location.



Mar 29
Practices Could Start
May 01
Spring Games Start