Moorpark AYSO 2015 All-Star Information
All-Star Program Overview:
The purpose of All-Stars is to provide those Coaches and Players that have demonstrated superior skills, effort, attitude, team play and commitment the opportunity to continue to develop their coaching and playing skills in a more competitive environment against teams with similar skills.
All-Star Coach Selection Committee:
Region 363 has formed an All-Star Selection Committee comprised of the Regional Commissioner, Post-Season Coordinator, Competitive Divisions Director and Division Coordinators. The Post-Season Coordinator will be the chairperson of the Committee.
All Coaches interested in being the Head-Coach of an All-Star team within their Division are strongly encouraged to apply by submitting a completed 2015 All-Star Coach Application (attached). All-Star Coach applications are due by or before Wednesday, October 14th. Applications must be either emailed to the Post-Season Coordinator, Andrew Spett, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or hand-delivered to a Moorpark AYSO Board Member at the Administration table at the fields.
All-Star Coaches (and Assistant Coaches) must meet the following minimum requirements to be considered as a Coach or Assistant Coach for an All-Star team:
1. Must have been a coach or assistant coach in AYSO in the 2015 Fall Season;
2. Must have the minimum certification required for that age division; and
3. Must have a current Volunteer Form on file and have completed Safe Haven certification.
In selecting “A”, “B” & “C” Team coaches, the Selection Committee will consider, among other things, coaching ability, years of experience, higher levels of coaching certifications, additional training accomplished, Referee certification, discipline record, and demonstrated sportsmanship of the candidate. Volunteer service to the Region will also be considered. The Selection Committee will select All-Star Coaches based upon the Applications received and / or the Competitive Division Director’s and Division Coordinators’ recommendations. The 2015/16 All-Star Coaches will be announced on or before Sunday, October 18th.
Click here for All-Star Coach Application.
All-Stars is open to players in U10, U12 and U14 who played in Region 363’s Fall Season. Players participating in our EXTRA / CHALLENGE Programs are not eligible to participate in All-Stars.
Number of Teams and Players
A, B & C teams for U10 Girls & Boys, each with 9 players
A & B teams for U12 Girls and U12 Boys, each with 11-12 players.
A teams for U14 Girls and U14 Boys, each with 13-14 players.
There is no guarantee that every Fall team will have a player on the All Star team, or that an equal number of players will come from each Fall team.
Head coaches are required to rate ALL of the players on their team, and will have the opportunity to simultaneously nominate those players they believe are of the caliber to play on an All-Star Team. Coaches should be sure to nominate players who have strong defensive skills, as well as those with strong offensive skills.
Each coach may also separately nominate a goalkeeper for the team, provided that the coach sincerely believes his or her goal keeper is in the top 3-4 goalkeepers in our Region for their Division. This player must be willing to play goal keeper as his or her primary position if named to the All Star team.
To avoid disappointing players, all aspects of the All-Star selection process must be kept confidential. Coaches should not discuss who they nominated, who was selected as a player for any team or who was selected as an alternate until AFTER the Doug Johnston Tournament on November 14th. The Head Coaches will then notify families that their players have been invited to play on the All-Star team. This process may take several days to complete.
Player & Family Commitment
Participation in All-Stars involves a significant commitment of time and must be given priority over other activities other than school and participation on a play-off team. Practices and tournaments are held around the holidays. Travel outside of Region 363 fields may be required. Players failing to live up to their commitment may have a negative impact on their team’s chances.
Important Post Season Dates:
We’re looking forward to another fun and successful All-Star season!
For more information contact Andrew Spett.