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Player Ratings

Player Ratings

Coaches - This is vital in helping us create Balanced Teams, one of AYSO's 6 core principles.

Instructions for Coaches Regarding Individual Player Ratings

Coaches. Player ratings are important and the primary way that our AYSO Region 1438 can systematically promote balanced teams and better competition during our Saturday games. All Head Coaches must rate and input a numerical value of 1-5 for each assigned player and record the data onto the player appropriate player evaluation form. This evaluation form must be returned to Tony Uribe or Ronda Jaber at the season's close. 

Guidance on rating individual players

Each of your team players will need to be rated on an individual basis for the important task of balancing teams. Your task is to rate players with respect to the age appropriate technical skills expected at the division level they are currently playing in. The players ability to work with teammates and take direction can also be used to mark them slightly up or down the scale accordingly. Each player is unique and deserves some careful thought as to their specific rating! See “Concepts for Coaches” below for additional insight on rating your players. 

Coaches, good soccer competition on the field starts and ends with what we do as coaches. All teams must have their player ratings in by End of Season! Thanks for coaching and thanks for helping the kids and families of Westchester Region 1438! 

6U Player Ratings Criteria Explanation
6U Player Ratings Recording Form
8U & Up Player Ratings Recording Form

Concepts for Coaches to Consider Regarding  Individual Player Ratings

Coaches will concentrate on the evaluation of players’ dribbling, passing and ball control abilities including: turning, shielding, vision, feints/fakes, balance and touch while dribbling; passing with accuracy, pace, timing and deceptiveness; and controlling techniques using various surfaces while maintaining eye contact with the ball and ultimately preparing the ball for the next move. 

Coaches will concentrate on the evaluation of players’ overall skills in developing tactical play including: field awareness; communication; leadership; awareness of organization and shape of play; ability to play on and off the ball; and ability to support, create options and make appropriate runs that support the attack or defense (see Tactical Evaluation Sheet). 

Functional Attacking
Coaches will concentrate on the evaluation of players’ ability to maintain possession under pressure, create individual and team space, turn on a defender, recognize and take the direct route to goal, plus anticipation, preparation, decisiveness and timing when shooting. 

Functional Defending 
Coaches will concentrate on the evaluation of players’ defending control and balance, ability to establish appropriate marking distance, goal-side/ball-side position, ability to prevent an attacker from turning and tackling skills. 

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Westchester, Illinois 60154

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Phone : 312-560-7675
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