AYSO Intermediate Coach Quiz

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What is AYSO's Mission Statement?

To develop & deliver quality youth soccer programs which promote a fun, family environment based on AYSO's six (6) philosophies.

What is AYSO's Vision Statement?

To provide world class youth soccer programs that enrich children's lives.

Name the six (6) AYSO basic philosophies:

Everyone Plays
Balanced Teams
Open Registration
Positive Coaching
Good Sportsmanship
Player Development

Define "Player Development" as it relates to AYSO.

All players should be able to develop their soccer skills and knowledge to the best of their abilities, both individually and as a team to maximize their enjoyment of the game.

Name two "Coaching Styles".

1. Nice-guy Coach.
2. Driven Coach.

Define " Coach-ability".

1. Player will take coaching & correction in a positive fashion.
2. Player will preform assigned tasks willingly.

Who is the AYSO National Coaching Program Coordinator?

Crissie Hull

What organization has accredited the AYSO National Coaching program?

N.C.A.C.E.

A coach must select a system of play that best fits the available talent. No system of play will overcome a lack of what?

Basic Skills.

The primary focus of the U12 coach should be one of technical ____ for players.

Cleansing.

What are the five (5) elements of soccer that should be coached in every practice (training session)?

1. Skills
2. Tactics
3. Conditioning
4. Mental Awareness
5. Speed

Name the five (5) attacking principles of soccer.

1. Penetration
2. Depth
3. Width
4. Mobility
5. Creativity

Name the five (5) defensive principles of soccer.

1. Delay
2. Depth
3. Concentration
4. Balance
5. Composure

Practice should simulate as much as possible the pressures players experience during match conditions. This may be accomplished how? The coach needs to vary the:

1. Speed
2. Space
3. Opposition

Players must make decisions relative to the position of six (6) factors. They are...

1. The Ball
2. Opponents
3. Teammates
4. Themselves
5. Time
6. The Goal

State the role of the "3rd attacker".

To provide width.

State the role of the "2nd defender".

To provide concentration.

What are the five (5) technical parts to dribbling?

1. Vision
2. Touch
3. Turning
4. Beat defender
5. Shielding

What are the five (5) characteristics of a good pass?

1. Accuracy
2. Pace
3. Timing
4. Deceptive
5. Maintains Possession

What are the five (5) technical characteristics of good ball control?

1. Vision: Maintain eye contact w/ ball
2. Placement: Move into the line of flight of the ball
3. Eased: Body is in a relaxed and balanced manner
4. Touch: Ball is cushioned on contact
5. Prepare: Prepare ball for the next move

When playing 3v3 what Attacking/Defending Principle of Play is being stressed?

1. Score/Stop scoring
2. Advance/Delay
3. Maintain possession/Regain possession

What are the three (3) types of speed:

1. Technical
2. Tactical
3. Physical

What defensive principle respectively counteracts the attacking principle of penetration?

Delay

What defensive principle respectively counteracts the attacking principle of Depth?

Depth

What defensive principle respectively counteracts the attacking principle of Width?

Concentration

What defensive principle respectively counteracts the attacking principle of Mobility?

Balance

What defensive principle respectively counteracts the attacking principle of Creativity?

Composure

Practice should simulate as much as possible the pressures players experience during match conditions. This may be accomplished how? The coach needs to vary the:

Speed, Space, Opposition

Simply put, the Goalkeeper has three (3) very important responsibilities. They are...

1. Stop shots/crosses
2. Organize the defense
3. Initiate/participate in the counter-attack

In dealing with injuries, the coach must at least look competent and in control of the situation. The coach must remain calm so that the injured player and teammates are not unduly upset. In addition, the coach must:

1. Not diagnose an injury.
2. Do not touch the injury, but ask the player to move the affected area.
3. Seek professional help for all but minor injuries.
4. Put the child's welfare ahead of the team's need.

A player who is experiencing heat exhaustion will feel cool, clammy, and damp. What three things should the coach do immediately?

1. Move the player to shade.
2. Douse the player with cool water.
3. Give the player fluids.

The position of the marking defender is influenced by a number of factors that include position of the ball and the goal relative to the marked attacker. The forward should be more tightly marked as:

1. The player moves into a more dangerous shooting position.
2. The player off the ball moves into a position to quickly receive a pass.

There are how many "Laws of the Game"?

17.

Name the "Laws of the Game".

1. Field of Play.
2. Ball.
3. No. of Players.
4. Equipment.
5. Referee.
6. Assistant Referee.
7. Duration of Match.
8. Start & Restart of Play.
9. Ball in & out of play.
10. Scoring.
11. Offside.
12. Fouls & Misconduct.
13. Free Kicks.
14. Penalty Kicks.
15. Throw-in.
16. Goal Kick.
17. Corner Kick.

What are the seven (7) reasons for a caution (yellow card)?

1. Unsporting behavior
2. Protest to Referee
3. Constant law breaking
4. Delaying the restart of play
5. Failing to respect the required distance
6. Entering or re-enters the field wo/ the referee's permission
7. Deliberately leaves the field wo/ the referee's permission

On a waterlogged field, a player places the ball for a penalty kick to the side of the penalty mark. Is this permitted?

Only if the referee permits.

Is there anytime a soccer player can commit a "good foul"?

There is no good-foul.

Name the four (4) match characteristics which are seen at all levels of play.

1. Shooting
2. Short combined w/ Long Play
3. Transition (roll reversal - Attack to Defense)
4. Risk (vs. safety of maintaining possession)

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