National Youth Sports Coaches Association

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national youth sports coaches association – Coaching Soccer

Coaching Soccer For Dummies
Coaching Soccer For Dummies
Packed with drills and tips for practice and game days
The fun and easy way(r) to kick-start your soccer coaching skills
Volunteering as a youth soccer coach can be a great experience, both for you and your squad. But what if you’ve never coached before? Don’t worry! This friendly guide explains soccer rules, shows you how to approach coaching, and gives you practical pointers on improving your team’s soccer skills and encouraging good sportsmanship.
Discover how to
Understand soccer rules
Develop a coaching philosophy
Teach soccer fundamentals
Run great practices
Lead your team during a game
Communicate effectively with parents

Raul Macias Field L.A. River Center

Raul Macias Field L.A. River Center
Raul Macias Field at L.A. River Center Grand Opening Jan. 24, 2009 Robert Garcia, Robbie LaBelle, and Raul Macias with Anahuak youth.

Grand Opening January 24, 2009

A native of Guadalajara, Mexico, Raul Macias founded Anahuak Youth Sports Association in 1997 to give children in communities close to the Los Angeles River in Northeast Los Angeles opportunities to succeed through soccer. Under Raul’s direction, today, more than 2,000 boys and girls ages 5-17 and their families and friends participate in Anahuak’s education, health and environmental programs and promote positive change in their neighborhoods.

The Raul Macias Futsal Court is more than just a fun place to play soccer. It is a friend to the environment. Rain water on the fields is collected in a cistern and used to water the native plants in the L.A. River Center and Garden. The “soil” on the field is made from recycled Nike shoes. The turf does not need watering, pesticides or fertilizers that pollute the environment, and saves 200,000 gallons of water each year.

The Raul Macias Futsal Court is the result of a creative partnership that includes Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority, Nike, L.A. 84, and Cal South.

Making the dream of the Raul Macias Futsal Court come true has been years in the making. Robbie LaBelle of Nike met Robert Garcia of The City Project around 1994, when Robbie was Captain of the UCLA soccer team and a member of the USA national team. Robbie coached Robert’s son – and Robert – in soccer. After graduating with a degree in Environmental Studies, Robbie worked at The City Project as Director of the PLAYS Project (Parks for L.A. Youth Soccer). Robbie and Robert met Raul Macias when the three were advocating for places to play around 2000. The City Project represented Anahuak for years in the advocacy and litigation to create what is now Rio de Los Angeles State Park as part of the greening of the Los Angeles River. Robbie later joined Nike, and now serves on The City Project Board of Directors. Raul and Miguel Luna from Anahuak, Robbie, and Robert began the conversation with Joe Edmiston and Barbara Romero from SMMC and MRCA, Patrick Escobar from L.A. 84, and Alicia Procello from Nike that resulted in the creation of the Raul Macias Futsal Court. The Court is on the site of the abandoned tennis court at the L.A. River Center, which is the result of SMMC and MRCA working with the community to convert the old Lawry’s restaurant into a center of the community.

Thank you to everyone who has made this dream come true!

La comunidad de Cypres Park celebro la Gran Apertura de la Cancha de Mini-Soccer Raul Macias en el LA River Center and Garden el 24 de enero de 2009. Originario de Guadalajara, Mexico, Raul Macias fundo la Asociacion Deportiva Juvenil Anahuak en 1997 para darle a los ninos de las comunidades cercanas del rio de Los Angeles en el noreste de Los Angeles la oportunidad de triunfar a traves del futbol. Actualmente y bajo la direccion de Raul, mas de 2,000 ninos y ninas de 5 a 17 anos de edad junto a familiares y amigos participan en programas de educacion, salud y ambiente de Anahuak y promueven cambios positivos en sus comunidades. La cancha de mini-soccer Raul Macias es algo mas que un lugar para jugar al futbol, es tambien una amiga del medio ambiente. El agua de lluvia que alli cae, es recogida en una cisterna para regar las plantas nativas del LA River Center and Garden. La cancha esta hecha de las suelas recicladas de los zapatos de tenis Nike. El cesped artificial no necesita de riego, fertilizantes o pesticidas que contaminan el medio ambiente y ahorra 200,000 galones de agua cada ano.
La cancha Raul Macias esta en el sitio de la cancha abandonada de tenis del LA River Center and Garden y es el resultado de trabajo del Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy y Mountains Recreation Conservancy Authority, Nike, L.A. 84, Anahuak, The City Project, Cal South, y otros trabajando con la comunidad, para convertir el antiguo restaurante Lawry en un centro comunitario. Gracias a todos los que hicieron de este sueno una realidad!

Raul Macias Field at L.A. River Center

Raul Macias Field at L.A. River Center
Raul Macias Field at L.A. River Center
Grand Opening January 24, 2009

A native of Guadalajara, Mexico, Raul Macias founded Anahuak Youth Sports Association in 1997 to give children in communities close to the Los Angeles River in Northeast Los Angeles opportunities to succeed through soccer. Under Raul’s direction, today, more than 2,000 boys and girls ages 5-17 and their families and friends participate in Anahuak’s education, health and environmental programs and promote positive change in their neighborhoods.

The Raul Macias Futsal Court is more than just a fun place to play soccer. It is a friend to the environment. Rain water on the fields is collected in a cistern and used to water the native plants in the L.A. River Center and Garden. The “soil” on the field is made from recycled Nike shoes. The turf does not need watering, pesticides or fertilizers that pollute the environment, and saves 200,000 gallons of water each year.

The Raul Macias Futsal Court is the result of a creative partnership that includes Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority, Nike, L.A. 84, and Cal South.

Making the dream of the Raul Macias Futsal Court come true has been years in the making. Robbie LaBelle of Nike met Robert Garcia of The City Project around 1994, when Robbie was Captain of the UCLA soccer team and a member of the USA national team. Robbie coached Robert’s son – and Robert – in soccer. After graduating with a degree in Environmental Studies, Robbie worked at The City Project as Director of the PLAYS Project (Parks for L.A. Youth Soccer). Robbie and Robert met Raul Macias when the three were advocating for places to play around 2000. The City Project represented Anahuak for years in the advocacy and litigation to create what is now Rio de Los Angeles State Park as part of the greening of the Los Angeles River. Robbie later joined Nike, and now serves on The City Project Board of Directors. Raul and Miguel Luna from Anahuak, Robbie, and Robert began the conversation with Joe Edmiston and Barbara Romero from SMMC and MRCA, Patrick Escobar from L.A. 84, and Alicia Procello from Nike that resulted in the creation of the Raul Macias Futsal Court. The Court is on the site of the abandoned tennis court at the L.A. River Center, which is the result of SMMC and MRCA working with the community to convert the old Lawry’s restaurant into a center of the community.

Thank you to everyone who has made this dream come true!

La comunidad de Cypres Park celebro la Gran Apertura de la Cancha de Mini-Soccer Raul Macias en el LA River Center and Garden el 24 de enero de 2009. Originario de Guadalajara, Mexico, Raul Macias fundo la Asociacion Deportiva Juvenil Anahuak en 1997 para darle a los ninos de las comunidades cercanas del rio de Los Angeles en el noreste de Los Angeles la oportunidad de triunfar a traves del futbol. Actualmente y bajo la direccion de Raul, mas de 2,000 ninos y ninas de 5 a 17 anos de edad junto a familiares y amigos participan en programas de educacion, salud y ambiente de Anahuak y promueven cambios positivos en sus comunidades. La cancha de mini-soccer Raul Macias es algo mas que un lugar para jugar al futbol, es tambien una amiga del medio ambiente. El agua de lluvia que alli cae, es recogida en una cisterna para regar las plantas nativas del LA River Center and Garden. La cancha esta hecha de las suelas recicladas de los zapatos de tenis Nike. El cesped artificial no necesita de riego, fertilizantes o pesticidas que contaminan el medio ambiente y ahorra 200,000 galones de agua cada ano.
La cancha Raul Macias esta en el sitio de la cancha abandonada de tenis del LA River Center and Garden y es el resultado de trabajo del Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy y Mountains Recreation Conservancy Authority, Nike, L.A. 84, Anahuak, The City Project, Cal South, y otros trabajando con la comunidad, para convertir el antiguo restaurante Lawry en un centro comunitario. Gracias a todos los que hicieron de este sueno una realidad!

national youth sports coaches association

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