AYSO - Youth Soccer for Cedar Rapids, Marion, Mount Vernon, Vinton, Robins, Hiawatha


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Coaches Meeting - Fall 2016/Spring 2017 Season Kick-off

Every year, all AYSO coaches have a short meeting to kick off the season, and have opportunities for additional training. This is our beginning of the season meeting where each coach will get a roster of the players on their team, uniforms for their players, etc. All coaches should plan on attending.

Date: Saturday, August 13th
Location: Antioch Christian Church
7215 Cottage Grove Pkwy, Marion (at Highway 13)
9:30 – 10:00 Registration
(Please be on time as we have 200+ coaches to process.)
10:00 – 11:30 Annual Coaches Meeting and Division Specific Discussions
11:30 – 12:00 Pick Up Uniforms & Equipment
(No early distribution. Make other arrangements with the coach administrator if unable to attend.)


Coaching clinics are planned for August 6th and August 20th. Coaches training is mandatory for all coaches who aren't certified for the age level they'll be coaching. All training for August 6th and August 20th will be at Faith Lutheran Church, 155 Boyson Road, Marion (at Alburnett Road).  Please notify the Coach Administrator at coachadmin@ayso-cr.org if you are planning to attend any of the clinics.

Saturday, August 6th
U06 Coaches Clinic 9:00 am - 11:30 am
U07/U08 Coaches Clinic 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
U10 Coaches Clinic 12:00 pm - 4:15 pm
U12 Coaches Clinic 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday, August 20th
U06 Coaches Clinic 9:00 am - 11:30 am
U07/U08 Coaches Clinic 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
U10 Coaches Clinic 12:00 pm - 4:15 pm
U12 Coaches Clinic 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday, August 6th & Sunday 7th
Intermediate (U14) Coaches Clinic
- Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Sunday: 9:00 am - finish

Please check the Referees page for referee courses. We strongly encourage coaches to take the Basic Referee course. 


  PDF document Kids Zone flyer (September 4, 2014)
  Word document Kids Zone Awareness Days and Pre-game Huddle Instructions (April 20, 2016)


Slides of previous Coaches Meetings

  PDF document Slides of Spring 2016 Coaches Meeting presentation (March 12, 2016)
  PDF document Slides of Fall 2015 Coaches Meeting presentation (August 15, 2015)
  PDF document Slides of Fall 2014 Coaches Meeting presentation (August 9, 2014)
  PDF document Slides of Spring 2014 Coaches Meeting presentation (March 15, 2014)
  PDF document Slides of Fall 2013 Coaches Meeting presentation (August 10, 2013)
  PDF document Slides of Spring 2013 Coaches Meeting presentation (March 16, 2013)
  PDF document Slides of Fall 2012 Coaches Meeting presentation (August 11, 2012)
  PDF document Slides of Spring 2012 Coaches Meeting presentation (March 24, 2012)
  PDF document Slides of Fall 2011 Coaches Meeting presentation (August 13, 2011)
  PDF document Slides of Spring 2011 Coaches Meeting presentation (March 12, 2011)
  PDF document Slides of Fall 2010 Coaches Meeting presentation (August 14, 2010)
  PDF document Slides of Spring 2010 Coaches Meeting presentation (March 13, 2010)
  PDF document Slides of Fall 2009 Coaches Meeting presentation (August 15, 2009)
  PDF document Slides of Spring 2009 Coaches Meeting presentation (March 7, 2009)
  PDF document Slides of Fall 2008 Coaches Meeting presentation (August 16, 2008)
  PDF document Slides of Spring 2008 Coaches Meeting presentation (March 15, 2008)
  PDF document Slides of Fall 2007 Coaches Meeting presentation (August 25, 2007)
  PDF document Slides of Spring 2007 Coaches Meeting presentation (March 19, 2007)
  PDF document Slides of Fall 2006 Coaches Meeting presentation (August 19, 2006)


What’s required to become an AYSO coach?

If you’re willing to contribute your time and effort to ensuring that kids have a fun experience in a fair and safe program, then you possess the necessary prerequisites to become an AYSO Coach. Regardless of whether or not you know a lot about soccer, AYSO will provide the training and tools to help you become a good coach. We’ve had plenty of moms and dads that started out knowing little about soccer that have gone on to become terrific coaches.

If you would like to coach or assistant coach your child's soccer team, please mark this on your child's registration form. Contact us for more information.