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2013 PLAYER DEVELOPMENT OFFICER (PDO)


AYSO Region 42 would like to welcome our new PDOs for this season: Dan Leather and Paul Scott. Dan and Paul are from UK International Soccer Camps (UKISC) and will be working with Region 42's coaches, helping to provide high quality, age-appropriate coaching sessions throughout the Fall Soccer Season.

WHAT IS THE PDO PROGRAM?
AYSO Region 42, in partnership with UKISC, provides professional soccer trainers who work alongside the volunteer coaches to provide guidance and support throughout our 2013 Fall Season. The most common way that the PDOs will assist coaches is by attending practice sessions and assisting them to deliver a session in a particular theme chosen by the coach. Support will also be provided through Coaching Clinics, Player Clinics, Match Analysis, e-mail correspondence, and through UKISC's custom designed online curriculum. So whether you are a very experienced coach looking for some new ideas or a brand new coach who doesn't know where to start, the PDO can help.

HOW DO COACHES FIND OUT ABOUT CLINICS, ETC?
Keep your eyes on your email! Dan and Paul will be sending regular updates to your inbox this Fall to keep you up to date with the PDO Program.
In addition, regularly check back here on our website, and on our Region's Facebook page, for all information updates.

HOW DO I SCHEDULE A PRACTICE WITH THE PDO?
Have a look at the Region 42 Player Development Officers' Calendar for available dates and times that would work for you and your team.
Then, send them an e-mail with the dates and times you would most like to have an appointment with a PDO.

Remember there are almost 200 Coaches so there will be more than one coach looking for your time so be sure to send a few options so that they can fit you in somewhere. You may have to divert from your usual training time and day so please be flexible with that.

PDO RULES
  • The PDOs will be in one location, Sequoia Middle School, you must arrange to bring your team to him. Only in very special circumstances will a PDO travel to another field.
  • U5 and U6 teams can not book a session with the PDOs as they do not have a "Practice Session" in the same way as the other teams do. U5 and U6 Coaches will be contacted directly with information on the support available to them.
  • You can only book a practice session during the week; not on weekends.
  • Practice sessions will be limited to one hour long unless with a U14, U16 or U19 team, or in special circumstances.
  • Please make your requests at least two to three days in advance to allow time for the PDOs to respond.
  • Please remember that in case of a scheduling conflict, younger age division teams will be given priority. e.g. a U10 team will have scheduling priority over a U16 or U19 team.
  • Please include in your request what soccer topics you would like the PDO to cover.
  • Initially every coach can make two bookings per team.
  • In the event that you need to cancel a session at the last minute, the PDO's phone number is
    909-583-4007. Please do NOT call to schedule a session; e-mail them instead.

CAN I BOOK A PRACTICE NOW?
YES! Every Coach from U7 upwards can e-mail asking for two appointments straight away. In order to ensure every team gets equal opportunity to book a session with the PDO, it will initially be limited to two sessions per team. When e-mailing, please include two dates (plus some back up dates) & they will get your team scheduled straight in for two practices! If you coach more than one team you are entitiled to two sessions per team.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO LOOK AT THE CALENDAR FIRST TO SEE IF YOUR DESIRED DAY/TIME IS AVAILABLE.



Please make use of our PDOs this season. You and your players will be glad you did!


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