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The following ideas may be helpful for being an AYSO supportive parent.

Conversations before the games Tell your child you love him/her regardless of the outcome. Tell him or her "Go for it, give it your best shot and have fun!"

During the game Understand that kids are over-stimulated during games. The coach is yelling instructions, opponents and teammates are talking, the crowd is cheering, and the referee is blowing the whistle. To a youth sports participant the atmosphere is much like that of a fighter pilot with enemy jets racing all around. Do not yell instructions to your child during the game, since it only adds to the confusion. Sometimes the best thing you can do as a parent is to be quiet. Cheer and acknowledge good plays by both teams.

After the game Thank the officials for doing a difficult job. Thank the coaches for their efforts. Understand that after a difficult loss is not a good time to question a coach. Thank your opponents for a good game. Congratulate your child and his or her teammates for their effort. Compliment individual players on good plays they made in the game.

During the car ride home Point out a good play your child made during the game. Avoid criticizing or correcting mistakes. Ask open-ended questions about how the game was played rather than how many points were scored. Examples of open-ended questions that might apply: "Did you have fun?" "Did you give it your best effort?" "What did you learn from the game?" "What was the best play you made and how did it feel?" " Did you bounce back from your mistakes?"

AYSO recognizes the efforts and advancements made by the Positive Coaching Alliance in Honor of the Game. The Kids Zone Parent Pledge is adapted from Positive Coaching Alliance's Parent Pledge (http://www.positivecoach.org/)



Tournament Results for Lompoc All-Star and Select Teams

Team Coach Nipomo Lompoc 5 Cities

Paso Robles

Santa Ynez SLO Area Q Playoffs Section 10 Playoffs State

All Star

U10 Boys Eddie Bolvito   3rd 1st   3rd        
U10 Girls Armando Pulido 2nd 3rd 3rd   2nd        
U12 Boys Edgardo Datuin 2nd   2nd 2nd
U12 Girls Anthony Nunez   3rd     3rd        
U14 Boys Carlos Pacheco 1st 3rd 1st 1st 2nd
U14 Girls Danno Jacobson 1st 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st      


U10 Boys Dan McGahey   2nd   2nd 1st 1st      
U10 Girls Frank Cobian   3rd 4th     2nd      
U12 Boys Ernesto Ochoa     2nd 4th          
U12 Girls Cornelia Garcia   2nd   2nd 4th        

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