Monday, August 16, 2010

2010 AYSO Area 10/Q Coach Camp a Success!

Nineteen Advanced Coaches, 28 Intermediate Coaches, and 22 U12 Coaches were trained this past weekend at the Annual Area 10/Q Coach Camp. (Sixty-nine (69) AYSO coaches trained!)
From the feedback received, it was a terrific event. Barbara Haig did an absolutely fantastic job planning, and delivering this event (AND INSTRUCTING our U12 Course TOO!).

The crew from Region 716, Nipomo, Area 10/Qs smallest region, did an absolutely fantastic job with the food and facilities, and ALL of our regions had both students there to learn, and volunteers there to help serve food, etc.

Students were here on the Central Coast from Area 10/Q, 10/A, 10/V, and 10/W, and instructors from 10/Q and 10/A, as well as from AYSOs National organization.

It was wonderful to have support there from our National organization: National Vice President, Paula Berriz (who’s son Jason did a great job helping to instruct the goalkeeping and shooting modules), National Director of Events and Camps, Scott Gimple (who was a student in our Advanced Coaching Course), and, of course, Chair of the National Coaching Commission, Hugh McLeish (who instructed our Advanced Coaching Course).

Area 10/Q Coach Trainer, Rob Cantrell did a wonderful job instructing our Intermediate Coaching Course, and mentoring.

And, we had FOUR Advanced Coach Instructor candidates assisting with the instructing and being mentored. All did a terrific job.

The Cal Poly Men’s team did a lunch-time clinic for the coaches, and the Cal Poly Women’s team scrimmaged at the camp on Sunday, and provided our Advanced Coach Instructors a wonderful match-analysis opportunity.

Much appreciation to the three AYSO referees, Bill Csete, Greg Pisano, and Ted Ortiz, who came out on Sunday to support the coaching camp by referring the Cal Poly Women’s team scrimmage. They did a wonderful job.

AYSO is looking forward to holding the Coach Camp again next August. (They are penciling in August 12/13/14 for this camp, and will confirm the dates at our September Area meeting.)

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