Small-sided Games

This document sets out the recommended dimension of fields, the length of the halves, and the playing rules for small-sided games  for 6U, 8U, 10U, and 12U, including 4 v 4, 7 v 7, and 9 v 9. Information about the build-out line is also included here. Small-sided games ...

The Coaching Manual: AYSO’s Official Online Coaching Tools Platform

As the Official Online Coaching Tools Platform of AYSO, The Coaching Manual has developed a unique and exclusive education membership program for our AYSO and AYSO United members that will include drills, practice sessions, videos and professional tips tailored specifically to our AYSO membership. ...

Silent Saturdays

Silent Saturday is used in AYSO Regions throughout the country. Its main purpose is to allow kids to just play and have fun. Silent Saturday is a throwback to the old schoolyard days when kids would congregate after school and on weekends just to play all day, without regard to who was winning and repercussions for poor play and decision-making. ...

Weather Safety

Check out some of the resources available about weather safety policy and guidelines. AYSO Severe Weather Play Policy and Guidelines ...

AYSO-U Training

For Coaching, Referee, Management, AYSO Safe Haven, and CDC: Concussion Course Training, please see aysou.org. ...

AYSO Safe Haven Coach Reminders

Check out the ‘AYSO Safe Haven Coaching Reminders’ available to AYSO Coaches! Click here for the AYSO Safe Haven Coach Reminders. ...

Lineup Cards

Check out the ‘Lineup Cards’ available to AYSO Coaches! Click here for the AYSO Lineup Cards. ...

CDC Heat Related Illness Information for Coaches

In this training, you will learn about the different types of heat-related illnesses (HRI). You will also learn to recognize, treat, and prevent HRI.   Click here to begin the CDC Heat Related Illness Information for Coaches. ...

AYSO Participation (Return to Play) Release Form

The AYSO Participation (Return to Play) Release Form not only protects AYSO, but more importantly, the participants. Too often injured participants are out playing again before they are physically ready. Players should not participate until they are fit to play gain. The form requires a parent or guardian signature in order to help ensure a player is well enough to return ...

AYSO General Release Form

Once a team coach has assumed charge of the children on his/her team, the coach remains responsible until a duly designated adult has taken charge of each child after a practice or game. If a child will be walking, riding a bicycle or driving themselves home from practice or games, please have parents/guardians complete the following information in order for the ...