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David L. Margrave, 1948 – 2015, Update

by Scott Davis on June 21, 2015

It is with great sadness that I am sharing the news of the passing of David Margrave on Thursday, June 11.  Dave has been a long time referee volunteer in Area 1C and Region 214, South Pasadena, with an indomitable spirit even as cancer has taken its toll on his body.  As recently as this April, Dave was still pursuing his National Referee badge and volunteering wherever and whenever he was asked.  He will be missed.

*Update*

The family has planned a Memorial Service for Saturday, June 27, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Garfield Youth House that Dave helped rebuild in 2007.  The Youth House is located just north of the tennis courts in Garfield Park, located at 625 Stratford Avenue in South Pasadena.   

How to Handle a Blow Out Game

by Jane Mason on February 3, 2015

AYSO VIP Program

by Jane Mason on October 30, 2014

How many programs in this Nation include everyone, we are very lucky that we have a VIP program, so everyone can fit in to this great sport we play.

A coaches account: It is not always about the win, it is the experience as a coach that we can give.

VIPHanoz Kateli I have a player with autism on my U-12 soccer team and I am very proud to be his coach. The kid gives his best every single practice and game. Two weeks ago, I had one of the best moments in my coaching career when he scored a goal from the 18 yard line. Way to go kid !!! You make me and every player on our team proud.

 

AYSO 2015- Why we Volunteer

by Jane Mason on October 7, 2014

One of our Philosophies – Positive Coaching

by Jane Mason on October 7, 2014

Watch and listen to this video, positive coaching is important for many reasons, and I think we could all do with a reminder from time to time.

We have a Zero tolerance policy, but if we could spin everything in a positive, what an awesome experience we all would have.