Dribbles and Kicks January 2013 Newsletter




January 8, 2013


Hi Everyone


Taking a look around the horn of Section 14:


Congratulations to R1370 Boynton Beach for their $1000 donation to the Hugo Bustamante Playership Fund which is a national scholarship program to help ensure that every child gets to play AYSO soccer.


AYSO Section 14 held a U12 coaches course on Saturday January 5, 2013 at the Weston Regional Park in Weston Florida.


Ernie Toth, Section Coach Administrator, is working on putting a schedule together for Intermediate and Advanced Coach courses in Central Florida and South Florida at least once per year per location. We will announce these courses once they are scheduled.


There will be a referee assessor course held on Friday January 18, 2013 in the Wellington Florida area. If interested please contact Barry Rumsey at Bariumz@yahoo.com


The 2013 AYSO Section 14 State Games Tournament is right around the corner. Currently we have 88 teams entered from all over the State of Florida and the Virgin Islands. The State Games are played Saturday January 19, 2013 through Monday January 21, 2013 in Wellington Florida. Rules and Regulations as well as all necessary forms and documents are located on the AYSO Section 14 website www.aysosection14.org


AYSO Section 14 has started a Twitter account to help you stay up to date on all that is going on in the section. Go ahead and “Friend” AYSOSection14 to receive all of the updates for coach and ref courses and interesting tidbits going on throughout the State of Florida.


Twitter updates will be used to announce game scores throughout the State Games tournament. So make sure you sign up to see how you are doing through the tournament. And tell your friends.


AYSO Section 14 is in the process of transferring to a new website format. We are excited at our future information source which we are anticipating will be rolled out on March 1, 2013.



AYSO Section 14 Meeting will be held at the FIU Kovens Conference Center in Miami Florida June 21-23. Overlooking Key Biscayne, FIU provides a wonderful location for this year’s section meeting with plenty of conference rooms and an outdoor field to allow for coaches and referee instructional courses. The host hotel, where most of the learning and all of the fun occurs, is the Courtyard Aventura.

 Instructions on how to register for the conference, please hit the control key and  click the following link http://apps.ayso.org/sm/register.php?id=14


From the website www.ayso.org

Section Meeting Season is Here - Register Today

Are you registered for your 2013 Section Meeting? Section Meetings are for all AYSO volunteers and are a great opportunity to connect with fellow volunteers from throughout your Section, further your training, get certified and learn new things in a variety of engaging workshops.


It’s truly an invaluable experience – all attendees will be armed with the tools necessary to give their Regions’ players the true “AYSO Experience.”


It’s important to note that every year, Section Meetings are centered around a theme – this year’s being RESPECT.starts.with.me. Respect should be the foundation of youth sports – and when we treat each other with courtesy, consideration and patience, kids pay attention and follow suit. Imagine if all AYSO participants embraced RESPECT.starts.with.me – that means showing respect for coaches, referees, players, parents and all volunteers, making the AYSO experience a positive one for everyone.


With the theme in mind, the 2013 Section Meetings present a chance for you to learn how to foster a respectful environment in your own Region – while also educating and training you for your job and its specific requirements.


The Section Meetings host an impressive lineup of workshops and roundtables; there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re a treasurer, CVPA, registrar, webmaster, Regional Commissioner, coach, referee, selling Region sponsorships, or have any other Regional role, Section Meetings have workshops with education materials just for you. There are also a few brand new workshops being presented this year, including:


- AYSO Amplified: A course focused on helping Regions effectively leverage the AYSO brand

- REC is Not a Four Letter Word: A session that gives Regions tips on how to compete successfully in their communities with other organizations

- 7 Simple Secrets for an Amazing Region Website: This course will tell you all you need to know to perfect your online communications both through your Region website and social media


(Note: not all workshops are available at all meetings. See your Section Meeting agenda for a complete schedule)


Topic-specific roundtables will also be offered at Section Meetings, giving volunteers a chance to connect and discuss matters face-to-face with National volunteers and staff.


AYSO’s Section Meetings will travel Section to Section, all across the country. Thousands of AYSO’s Executive Members will take advantage of the rare opportunity for fun, education and camaraderie. Make sure you don’t miss out!


Section 14 Section Conference information is:



Early Registration: $170(through 4/28/13)

Regular/On-Site Registration: $200


FIU Kovens Conference Center

3000 N.E. 151st St.
Miami, FL 33181


Courtyard Aventura
2825 N.E. 191st St.
Aventura, FL 33180

Rate: $135 per night (inclusive of tax)

Phone: (800) 319-5127
Request American Youth Soccer Organization Group to get group rate
Online: King: http://bit.ly/PZ7OwI
Double: http://bit.ly/QTEuJX

Hotel reservations must be booked before 6/7/13 to qualify for the group rate. All reservations booked after this date are subject to availability.


The Conference Agenda is as follows:


FRIDAY Jun 21, 2013

7:30am - 8:00am

Instructor Course Registration

8:00am - 4:45pm

Coach Instructor

Advanced Coach Instructor Evaluator

Referee Instructor

3:00 - 6:00pm

Section Meeting Registration

4:45 - 6:00pm

Networking Reception


SATURDAY Jun 22, 2013

7:00am - 2:00pm

Section Meeting Registration

7:00 - 8:00am


8:00am - 3:00pm

Vendor Show & eAYSO Booth

8:00 - 9:15am

Quality Session Planning & Implementation

Referee Assessor

Refereeing with Fewer Than Three

Keep Calm and Carry on – An Rx for Leadership Stress

Introductory Management

'REC' is not a Four Letter Word

9:15 - 9:30am


9:30 - 10:45am

Staying True to the AYSO Program

Referee Assessor (cont.)

Rules, Regs & Reality

RC...the Next Generation

Introductory Management (cont.)

VIP Roundtable

10:45 - 11:00am


11:00am - 12:15pm

Shoot, Score: The Art of Shooting

Referee Assessor (cont.)

Officiating as a Team

All I Ever Really Needed to Know, I Learned in U-5

Introductory Management (cont.)

More Fields for More Soccer

12:15 - 1:45pm

Awards Lunch/National Message

2:00 - 3:15pm

Annual Coach Update

Annual Referee Update

Annual Management Program Update

Player Development & Special Programs Annual Update

3:15 - 3:30pm


3:30 - 4:45pm

Off the Ball Movement & Decision Making

Referee Assessor (cont.)

Judge & Jury I

Regional Board Member Training

Service with a Smile

Marketing 411: Great Soccer Starts Here

4:45 - 6:00pm


Area A

Area I

Area J

Area L

SUNDAY Jun 23, 2013

9:00 - 10:15am

Coach Administrator Training

Delivering a Successful Program to 4 Year Olds

Regional Referee Admin Training

Preparation for Upgrade

Dispute Resolution

AYSO EXTRA - Challenging, Developing, Retaining and Attracting Players

10:15 - 10:30am


10:30 - 11:45am

The ABC's of Coaching the Goalkeeper

Judge & Jury II (AR)

Regional Referee Admin Training (cont.)

TEAM AYSO – Working With Our Volunteers to Help Them Be Successful

Dispute Resolution (cont.)

AYSO Amplified: Telling your AYSO story to strengthen your Region




A special thank you to our section sponsor Yogurtland for all of their support. Yogurtland has stores in Weston, near Belle Glade and Sunset Park. If you are in the area please come see them and taste the great taste of Yogurt. When you run out, run out to Yogurtland




If you have any item that you believe should be recognized by our section and announced to the world, please send it to me at Richardmschwartz917@gmail.com. I will take submissions up until each month’s end (or until I have enough to fill a page). This is designed to be informative but also with a touch or fun. For Fun is Good and with a touch of creativity and passion will yield a successful organization.



So Long From The Sunshine State

Richard Schwartz

Section Director 14


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