Area 1-C is pleased to host Intermediate and Advanced Coaching classes during the weekend of Friday, May 31st through Sunday, June 2nd at Arcadia High School. Information regarding the classes, including cost, can be found on the informational flyer linked here. Updated Area 1-C Int. & Adv. Coaching Classes Please note that in order to take the Intermediate course you must have already obtained your U12 certification and in order to take the Advanced course you must have already obtained your Intermediate certification.
The following email was sent by Dave Jones, Past Region Referee Administrator for Region 60, Alhambra/Monterey Park. It is well stated and should speak to all of us.
By now, you have probably all heard the tragic story of Ricardo Portillo, a soccer referee in Utah, who was punched by a player, and died as a result. If you’re not familiar with the story, please read the following.
Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is that something like that can’t happen here. I want to believe that’s true.
But I’m sure Ricardo Portillo’s league believed the same thing. And I’m sure it never occurred to him to think he might be killed doing one of the things he loved most in life.
This should be a wake up call to us all that “Zero Tolerance” aren’t just two words that look good next to each other in our policy statements.
We are well positioned with AYSO’s theme of “Respect starts with me.” I believe we should reinforce that theme, and Zero Tolerance, at all volunteer meetings. We need to mentor our referees to help them understand how to deal with dissent from both players and the Touchline. And we need to support them, and all volunteers 100%.
And with the 2013 season right around the corner, now is the time to start planning.
Sectional playoffs have concluded. Congratulations to all the participating teams.
Final results can be downloaded: 2013_Sectional_Playoffs
Every coach can learn from this. he is some coaching tips, when your team is up 6-0, how do you coach your team without embarassing the other team. Hope you watch it.
I am not sure what every-one’s understanding is about Zero tolerance. So here it is…..
Zero tolerance is what it says and Area C is making a stand and will be holding all accountable.
We have to stop the abuse of our Referee’s and it has to stop now, our referees are volunteers, just like everyone else and they are a dying breed because they are tired of giving of their time to be yelled at by coaches, players and parents. They give of their time so our youth can get up off the couch, away from the TV to play a game they enjoy, so why as parents and coaches can we not allow them to do that. Soccer is a great game and we, the adults spoil it for our children. We are becoming the FUN suckers.
So I am letting our referees know that any harassing comments from coaches and parents they are to be kicked out of the game and in accordance of our rules, No coach would mean GAME OVER. This is your choice!!!!!
If we fail to grasp this concept, your team will be terminated for the rest of the season and you will forfeit your right to coach or participate in Area C play for future seasons.