Coaches should only be practicing on fields on which we have a permit. Our field permit schedule can be downloaded here. In a nutshell:
The following are the permit times for AYSO practice for the spring season April 1 through June 7.
Beye School Monday-Friday: 4 pm – 8 pm
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 4 pm – 8 pm
Wednesday: 6:30 pm – 8 pm, (except Wed. Apr. 3, May 29, and Jun. 5: 4 pm – 8 pm)
Rehm Park Monday-Friday: 4 pm – 8 pm
Taylor Park (for U12 – U19 teams only) Monday-Thursday: 4 pm – 8 pm
Maple Park – Upper Practice Field Monday-Friday: 4 pm – 8 pm
The upper practice field is located north of the baseball fields, between the restrooms and the playground.
Thursday: Apr. 4 – Apr. 26; 4 pm – 8 pm
Thursday: May 2 – Jun. 6; 4 pm – 6:30 pm
Friday: 4 pm – 8 pm
Longfellow School may become available as a practice field after May 1. We will provide further information as it becomes available.
To many observers, coaching young children seems a lot like trying to herd cats. For those lucky enough to get to actually do it, the satisfaction in seeing a child grow in confidence, coordination and discipline is incomparable. If you are considering being a coach we will train you, mentor you and provide you all the equipment. Your kids will be impressed and your players (and their parents) will all really appreciate what you do.
- Go to eAYSO.org and create a volunteer record (print out the completed forms)
- Email the Division Coordinator with ANY questions
- Check out the AYSO National Coach FAQ or the Oak Park Coach FAQ for a lot of general info
- Go to the Training Page for info on Training and Certification
In addition to learning training techniques and footwork drills, you also want to know all the soccer rules and regulations (the Laws of the Game) so you can teach them to your players.
The best way to get this info:
- Take the Regional Referee class
Three great reasons to get certified as a Regional Referee: