YOP CAMP INFORMATION
June 6-9, 2013
Embry Riddle University - Prescott, Arizona
Arizona Youth Soccer Association YOP Soccer School is designed for boys & girls in the 99-00 age group. Our goal is to create a fun and challenging environment that helps develop creative young soccer players. We want to help create a passion and love of the game in the players we work with. We emphasize developing the complete player in all 4 pillars of the game including, technical, tactical, physical and psychological. Arizona Youth Soccer Association coaches are recognized for being some of the top coaches at training techniques and creating positive environments for developing soccer players.
Our goal is to provide a great camp experience emphasizing learning in a creative, fun and challenging environment where campers have the opportunity to develop both as soccer players and as individuals. We want our campers to improve, have fun, make friends and look upon their time playing soccer as a positive period in their lives. We accept players who are part of our YOP program and aspire to be in the ODP program.
We understand how children learn and how to use the game to teach them effectively. The staff is highly motivated to educate soccer players of all ages and abilities and will interact with them through our extensive curriculum. Arizona Youth Soccer Association will ensure that the camp is staffed with the most motivated and committed coaches. The coaches working the camps will range from Olympic Development Staff, to colligate and professional coaches who have an extensive background in working with Youth Soccer Players in the United States of America and around the world.
Your child is guaranteed to receive personal coaching attention; it is the mission of our summer camp for each individual to learn in a safe fun filled environment. All of the Coaching Staff are USSF certified and have been cleared through the Arizona Youth Soccer Association Risk Management program.
AYSA YOP Soccer School Director
Austin Daniels Technical Director
Austin currently serves as the Technical Director of AYSA.
Daniels, who began his career as an assistant coach at Colorado College, took his first head coaching job at the University of Hartford in 1989 and led the Hawks to the NCAA Tournament on six occasions, including a Final Four run in 1992.
A coach of six All-Americans at Hartford and 5 Youth and Senior National Team players, Daniels was named the NSCAA National Women's Soccer Division I Coach of the Year in 1989. In addition, he was awarded the NSCAA New England Division I Coach of the Year honors in 1989 and 1992.
Following his stint at Hartford, Daniels started the University of Colorado women's soccer program in 1996. Daniels left Colorado in 2001 and took over as the Technical Director of Connecticut Academica FC of the American Indoor Soccer League before beginning a three-year reign as Head Coach for the New England Mutiny, a Women's Premier Soccer League team. Daniels was named WPSL Coach of the Year in 2004 after leading the Mutiny to the national finals.
Daniels, who holds a United States Soccer Federation `A' License and a United States Soccer Federation National Youth License and is a member of the NSCAA,. He also held the post of Director of Coaching for the Connecticut Junior Soccer Association, Northern Kentucky United Soccer Club, the Martin Luther King League in Hartford and the Colorado Springs Chargers Soccer Club.