The official online e-Newsletter of Ohio North Youth Soccer Association
Volume 2 Issue 8  5/1/2013

Positive Coaching Alliance
The Importance of Parents
Testing the 10,000 Hour Rule - as an adult!
Coaching a Team to Defend 8v8
NSCAA Youth Coach Newsletter
USA-Belgium in Cleveland!
How coaches are using the web
OYSAN Sanctioned Tournaments
OYSAN Nights at Progressive: June 14, 15, & 16!
US Youth Soccer Quarterly
Girls ODP / U18 WNT Camp Wraps-up.
Phil Jackson / Positive Coaching Alliance
US Soccer Coaching Education Update
New Coaching Resource: The Evolving Game
Region II TOPSoccer Symposium
OYSAN Partners with the Cleveland Sports Commission for the AC Milan Continental Cup
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State Cup is underway!

 State Cup

2013 Ohio North State Cup has officially begun! The preliminary games are being played all over northern Ohio. Good Luck to all teams!
Keep update to date on scores and standings here!

OYSAN has hired New Executive Director 

The Ohio Youth Soccer Association-North (OYSAN) Board of Directors is excited to announce the hiring of Robert A. Riggs as the Executive Director.

Mr. Riggs comes to OYSAN with 11 years executive and administrative experience. He was formally the Executive Director for the Kansas State Youth Soccer Association and is very well respected in Region II by his peers and state presidents.

Mr. Riggs' first day will be Monday, May 20th. Mr. Riggs' full profile will be posted on the OYSAN website next week. Please join us in welcoming Mr. Riggs to our soccer association.

Need Practice Ideas? 
Are your kids struggling with game awareness? How about soccer fitness? Does your team run laps and stretch for warm-up? Are you struggling to teach techniques that never quite transfer into games?  Are you looking for some ideas on how to liven up your training? Click here

Coaching Education
The initial listing of summer coaching courses is now posted at The "Parent Track" comprises the U6/8 and U10/12 courses, while the US Soccer "Professional Track" includes the "E" and "D" licenses. The minimum requirement for Travel level coaches is the U10/12 course; for State League coaches, the "D" License is required. 

National Youth License
OYSAN will host a National Youth License at "The Hive" in Medina this August (3-5 & 9-11). The NYL is a US Soccer course designed for coaches and administrators working with U-6 through U-12 players. "A" license coaches receive 8 CEU's. Click here for course information and registration.

OYSAN Centers of Excellence
The COE is a week-long training program conducted by a national level coach at local sites. COE's can be scheduled for players of all ages and abilities. For more information,
click this link, or contact OYSAN DOC Tom Turner via email at; or by phone at (216) 496-4683.


OYSAN Special Topics
The OYSAN Special Topics Series is designed for coaches and administrators at all levels who are interested in learning more about the game, learning more about their club, learning more about their players, and learning more about modern coaching methods. 

2012-2013 Special Topic Presentations

January 21: AASL Single Carding Follow-up
February 19: Toledo Football Academy. Parent Stereotypes
February 20: Avon Lake SC. The Games Approach to Coaching
February 21: Niles Wellness Center. Seasonal Planning - HS Teams
February 27: Rocky River SO. The U8 Soccer Player 
February 28: Euclid YSO. Practice Organizations
March 12: NWOYSL Coaches. Seasonal Planning - Youth Teams
March 16: North Central United. Incorporating the GK into Practice
March 16: Stow SC. Concussion/Club Carding/Parent Stereotypes
March 20: Rocky River SO. Long-Term Development
March 21: Amherst SC. Entry-Level Programming/Single Carding
April 9: ESSL Arsenal. Evolving a Soccer Club
April 20: North Central United. From Developing Spatial Awareness to Positional Coaching
April 24: Liederkranz SC. Practice Planning/Player Development 
April 28: Louisville SC. Practice Planning
May 1: Rangers SC, Lakewood. Player Developent/Training Methods
May 28: Canfield SC. Parent Stereotypes
June12: Sebring West Branch. Training Youth Players
June13: Crestview SC. Practice Organization/Training thru Games/ Principles of Play
June 14: Niles Wellness Center. Practice Planning - HS Level

Additional dates can be added by request. To host a Special Topics Series presentation at your soccer club, contact OYSAN Director of Coaching, Tom Turner, at There is no charge to OYSAN members. 

Other headlines have included... Parent Management, Practice Management, How To Watch A Game, Soccer Systems, How Kids Really Learn To Master A Sport, The Olympic Development Program,  Laws Of The Game: Practical Application To Coaching, The Skills and Tactics of Goalkeeping, Coaching Within The Game, Soccer Fitness, and Combination Play.

About Ohio North Youth Soccer Association – Ohio North Youth Soccer Association is the official representative of US Youth Soccer and the United States Soccer Federation in northern Ohio. Affiliates of Ohio North Youth Soccer Assoc. provide more than 55,000 youngsters in northern Ohio with the opportunity to play soccer, making Ohio North, one of Ohio's largest youth sport organizations. For more information about Ohio North, go to

About US Youth Soccer - US Youth Soccer-The Game for ALL Kids!® is the largest member of the United States Soccer Federation, the governing body of soccer in the United States. US Youth Soccer registers more than 3.2 million players annually, ages 5 to 19, in 55 member state associations. US Youth Soccer programs provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game.

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