AYSO REGION 345/OKEEHEELEE PARK
Welcome to AYSO Region 345 of the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO). AYSO is a national organization, headquartered in California, with more than 400,000 soccer players. The country is split into 13 Sections, each section is split into Areas and each area is split into Regions. We are in Section 14, Area I, Region 345. Our program is staffed with only volunteers—like you.
We absolutely believe we are the best Region in the country and have been recognized as such by our national organization by receiving the Platinum award for an unprecedented amount of consecutive years. Our success is due directly to the efforts of our coaches who so effectively implement the six basic philosophies you learn about in the coaching clinics. Our philosophies are: Everyone Plays, Balanced Teams, Open Registration, Good Sportsmanship, Player Development and Positive Coaching.
A great deal of work goes on behind the scenes to make this program successful, but without you, the coach, there is nothing. You are the first line of contact with the kids. You are the role model, the mentor, the friend, the one who makes it fun, the one that makes each player want to return to play again next year. We cannot do it without you.
Although you may feel alone at the first practice of the season or when your team just cannot seem to find that first win, we want you to know there is a support group to help you. Please contact your AYSO Region 345 Division Coordinator for any assistance you may need. This might be to suggest some new drills, discuss the player whose attention is always somewhere else, find out whether new players are available to fill in for some that have just dropped or just someone with which to discuss the last game.
AYSO Region 345 Division Coordinator names are listed in the AYSO Region 345/ Okeeheelee Park Parent/Player Handbook distributed at the beginning of every season. Although, we ask you to follow our internal structure and chain-of-command, you can also call on the AYSO Region 345 Assistant Coach Administrator or AYSO Region 345 Girl’s Coaching Director or AYSO Region 345 Boy’s Coaching Director for help or information. Again, Welcome, or Welcome Back to AYSO Region 345. Have a successful season and a rewarding experience with our kids.