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Pacifica AYSO 157

Schoolyard FALL Season Highlights


Schoolyard sessions will be held on
Sundays from 9-10am. The fall program typically starts mid August and ends in October. We will meet at Oddstad Field. There will be no additional training sessions or games. Children are assigned to a group, each group will need two volunteer Parent Leads. Our time on the field will consist of warm up activities for the entire group. We will then break into small groups of 6 players, each led by a Group Leader. Our Master Coach will lead the players and parents in some soccer related activities, followed by a 20 minute “game”. 

Registration fee includes uniform and basic photo package.

Registration fee DOES NOT INCLUDE:
occer Ball - players will bring their own size 3 soccer ball.  Please mark your soccer ball so that you can identify it. 
Shin Guards - AYSO National states that all players must wear shin guards to participate in our games. 

While cleats are recommended, they are not required.

For safety reasons, players may not wear any jewelry during games. This includes pierced earrings.
We will have Porta Potties on the field. Porta Potties! Take care of things before you come to the field. 

No babies allowed in carriers when parents are assisting with the program.

Remember you must have completed the volunteer form and Safe Haven Class before the start of the first session or your child will not be able to play until completed.

SchooolYard Program

About 5U Program - SchoolYard Division

Our SchoolYard Program is for children 4 years old and is loved by everyone! The SchoolYard Program was developed with the assistance of child psychologists and US Soccer.  The objective of the program is to provide young players and their parents with a “pressure free” introduction to the beautiful and simple game of soccer.  At this age, players should be exposed to soccer by playing simple, fun activities and games that require little or no practice and a minimal time commitment.

This is a One with One format where each player will have a parent (or other adult) working with them on the field. The adult must complete a volunteer registration form and view the SafeHaven training video. If you are not certain which parent or adult will be on the field, we strongly recommend that both parents register. Children can only participate with a registered adult accompanying them. There is no fee for the parent registration.

Once the parent has registered as a volunteer, you will have a registration ID# and you can now complete the online SafeHaven course at . Register on line, along with proof players of age (does not need to be certified copy), and proof of completion of SafeHaven course.

A “Master Coach” will lead each session. The Master Coach will introduce a game/activity that will practice a certain skill or part of the game using explanation and demonstration. Each pair (player/parent) will then attempt the activity while the Team Coach and Master Coach circulates between pairs providing specific help or suggestions so that the activities are performed as intended. After a suitable amount of time, the Master Coach will bring the team coaches, players and parents back together as a group, recap what they have done, and introduce the next game/activity.

Each session will end with a 20 minute small-sided game to be overseen by the parents. Most importantly allow the players to play without coaching or teaching them as this experience is designed to expose them to soccer, not to begin developing them. The two goals of the program are to (1) allow the players to enjoy the activities and (2) to let the game be the teacher.

In SchoolYard Soccer, goals are not counted to determine who wins - every player is a winner. Young players need to get a feel for the ball and the field, so even though there are adults all around and many opportunities to offer instruction, the emphasis is on fun and play. It’s a different kind of game in U-5, but the children still wear jerseys or pinnies, cleats and shin guards. Best of all, they find out that soccer is something they can do.

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Contact Us

Pacifica AYSO 157

PO Box 615 
PACIFICA, California 94044

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 650-738-8727
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