To the Families of Returning and Prospective Players:
As AYSO enters its 54th year with close to 550,000 children participating in over 900 local programs, I am proud to acknowledge that our local program, Region 69, once again was recognized as a Platinum Region for the outstanding programs offered during the 2016 season. Every Region 69 volunteer made this possible – Thank you!
We ask for your continued support this season as we enter Region 69’s 43rd season. We are a volunteer-driven organization which requires approximately as many parent volunteers as players to maintain all of our programs and services. We rely on at least ONE parent from each family to select a task and complete the Volunteer Form, or to be a team sponsor. For further information, visit the National website at ayso.org
VISION & MISSION STATEMENT
AYSO’s vision is to provide world-class youth soccer programs that enrich children’s lives.
AYSO's mission is to develop and deliver quality youth soccer programs where everyone builds positive character through participation in a fun, family environment based on these six fundamental principals:
AYSO SOCCER PROGRAMS:
Our core program is the foundation for all the fun, excitement and learning that happens on the fields in the FALL. This is where the large majority of our players start and fall in love with soccer and make memories that will last a lifetime. The above mentioned 6 philosophies are the essence of our core program, and all of our other programs, and it all starts with Everyone Plays. This means that no player spends their soccer experience sitting on the bench, they play at least 3 quarters of every game. Registration is opened to any player in the core program regardless of ability, as long as there is space. Teams are put together by gender and age, see AGE DIVISIONS, and are balanced in a way that makes playing soccer about the experience, not wins or losses. It’s not about blowing out another team with an unbelievable score; it’s about sportsmanship and learning to be the best possible team mate and opponent. Developing players is what we’re about, because soccer skills and life skills go hand in hand. We want to get players on the field, provide them with good positive coaches, and teach them to play soccer.
The VIP Program (Very Important Players) provides a quality soccer experience for children and adults whose physical or mental disabilities make it difficult to successfully participate on mainstream teams. The program is held Saturday mornings in the FALL at the Calvary Christian School field, and sometimes in the SPRING.
5 & UNDER PROGRAM (SCHOOLYARD SOCCER)
Our 5U division has been very successful. There will be a 45-minute practice one day during the week through the end of October, just as in 6U. On Saturday, there will be a one-hour time slot for practice and a game experience. Our trainers work with the players for the first 30 minutes, then a 5-minute snack break, followed by a 20-minute game, broken into quarters with a 5-minute break at halftime. Players are expected to arrive 5 minutes prior to the time assigned (no earlier) so they are ready when the trainers begin.
AYSO EXTRA PROGRAM
The AYSO Extra program is a competitive soccer league, starting in the Fall, designed to provide a higher level of play for those players who possess the appropriate skills, abilities, and drive. Games will be played with other regions from Area P as well as from Areas C, D and F. The Extra program is designed to enhance each player's experience and individual growth through the game of soccer while retaining the spirit, organization and six philosophies of AYSO: Everyone Plays, Balanced Teams (balanced through competitive bracketing), Open Registration, Positive Coaching, Good Sportsmanship, and Player Development.
Tryouts for the Fall 2017 season have already taken place and teams have been selected. Fall 2018 tryouts will take place in May, 2018.
POST SEASON PLAY / TOURNAMENT SEASON
The All-Star Program provides an opportunity for skilled players to continue their AYSO soccer experience at an accelerated level by competing in tournaments against other All-Star teams from neighboring communities and states. All CORE players who have played in 3/4 of their league games (no more than 2 absences for reasons other than injury, illness, or late assignment) are eligible to try out for THEIR division’s EXTRA/All-Star/Tournament Teams. The Tournament Season begins with practice in December or January, and extends to June, or perhaps optionally longer, depending on the team.
SPONSORSHIPS and DONATIONS
Our Regional Staff has been working with local, state, and federal officials to secure and improve our limited field space. Our challenge continues to be the cost and acquisition of field space rental, maintenance, and improvements, thus it was necessary to raise the fee this season.
This year, we are raising funds and contributing to the Palisades Charter High School Football Field renovation. We are asking for additional funds to contribute toward this renovation and the rising cost of field rental, along with maintenance and improvement of all of the fields.
Your continued generous sponsorships and contributions are MOST appreciated. Those who contribute $2,500 (Field Sponsorship) or more will receive special recognition. We urgently need your donations this year.
TEAM SPONSORSHIPS : $500/1 player, $750/2 players, $1,000/3 players
FIELD SPONSORSHIPS: $2,500
DONATIONS: any other amount
All Coaches and Referees must be trained and certified to comply with AYSO’s SAFE HAVEN Policy, and there must be a ratio of 1 adult per 8 players at practices and games. The SAFE HAVEN Policy complies with the CHILD PROTECTION ACT OF 1993 (volunteer screening) and the VOLUNTEER PROTECTION ACT OF 1997 (this provides protection to volunteers from lawsuits as long as they are trained and certified, following their job description, and are acting within the scope of AYSO’s policies, procedures, and guidelines.) All new volunteers will be required to complete the VOLUNTEER APPLICATION FORM, showing a driver’s license at the onsite registration at Paul Revere.
AYSO's Safe Haven course and the CDC Concussion Awareness Training program are now MANDATORY for all coaches, assistant coaches, referees, board members and team parents. It is strongly recommended that ALL parents take these courses (which are online and take less than 1 hour each). Log in with your eAYSO Volunteer ID number, which can be found in the lower left corner of the Welcome page at eayso.org. Then go to aysotraining.org. Login there with your ID Number and name. Click SAFE HAVEN. Select and complete the course or courses. It will be worth your while. Once completed, you see the course(s) recorded in your eAYSO Volunteer record under "CERTIFICATIONS".
In order to provide safety and fairness at each game, the region needs approximately 300 referees to be trained and certified (one parent from every 5 families).
- U10, U12 and U14 teams that cover at least 18 referee assignments during the regular season will be eligible for playoffs.
- U8 teams that cover at least 18 referee assignments during the regular season will be eligible to attend the Debbie Held Invitational Tournament in December.
- U6 teams that cover at least 9 referee assignments will receive juice coupons.
REGISTRATION AGREEMENT and Kids Zone Pledge
Please read the Registration Agreement and Kids Zone Pledge carefully, and keep it for reference during the season. Your e-signature on the online Player Registration Form acknowledges that you have read and understood the terms.
Your child is assigned to an age division according to the chart below. Boys and girls are separated in ALL divisions except VIP. Please note that DATE OF BIRTH is the criterion, NOT SCHOOL GRADE. This year, ages are grouped according to birth year.
| Birth Year|
|19U||1999, 2000, 2001|
|VIP||Born Before 2013|
Each family will be required to electronically submit the Player Registration Forms and a Volunteer Form, even if you select "other" as a job choice.
We accept online credit card payments of the registration fee, donations, and team sponsorships. Look for the payment option online AFTER you complete the player information screen. Smaller contributions and larger Field Sponsorships can be paid online or mailed in. You may also make payment by check and mail to AYSO 69, 150 S Barrington Avenue, Suite #2, Los Angeles, CA 90049.
Should you decide to pay for a sponsorship or make a donation AFTER your child is "registered" by the region, simply log in and complete the transaction.
- ALL Players MUST SUBMIT forms and PAYMENT electronically (or payment by mail) via eAYSO by May 31st for Priority
- All New Players, or players that did not complete last season, may be asked to attend an evaluation. After May 31st, players might be placed on a waiting list in certain divisions until there are enough players and coaches to form additional teams. We do our best to place all players, in keeping with Open Registration.
- All VOLUNTEERS, including COACHES, ASST COACHES and REFEREES must electronically submit their volunteer form EVERY YEAR. Don't forget to indicate your requested volunteer position for each child.
The registration fee is $329 per child if you register by May 31st. The fee includes a uniform consisting of jersey, shorts, and socks; team and individual pictures; trophies for U8 and under, medals and other awards; insurance, and other services from AYSO, Inc, as well as meeting room space, equipment storage, field rental, maintenance and improvement, office supplies, team supplies and equipment, referee supplies and equipment, printing, postage, telephone and website costs, training and education for coaches, referees and staff, trainers, as well as other items that are needed to run our program. There are additional fees should your player participate in the “EXTRA” Program or Post-Season Tournaments.
Should the payment of fees present a financial hardship, partial FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE is available. Please complete the FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Application and mail to the AYSO 69 Office.
Should it be necessary for you to withdraw your child from the program after registration, please refer to the REGISTRATION AGREEMENT -REFUND POLICY.
IMPORTANT DATES AFTER YOU HAVE REGISTERED
- August 31: Players will either be notified by of their team assignment, or they may contact their coach directly.
- September 9: Mandatory Field Set-up Clinics and Uniform Distribution for divisions 6U-19U
- October: Picture Day at the Pali High Football Field.
- Week of October 24: Last Practice for 5U and 6U
- November 18: Season ends for 5U & 6U divisions
- November 25: No games will be played.
- December 2 or December 9: Season ends for 8U division
- December 11: Season ends (including regional playoffs) for 10U, 12U, and 14U divisions. Rain makeup December 11-14.
- January 13th, 2018: Area P playoffs begin for 10U-14U divisions.
- All dates are subject to change.
As your Regional Commissioner, I look forward to working with each of you in making this a successful and enjoyable season for all. We encourage you to become involved with our program. New suggestions, ideas, and your energy are always welcome. Should you have any further questions, comments, or concerns about the program, please consult our website – www.ayso69.org , email us at email@example.com, or write to our business address. We will be happy to answer you.
Yours in Soccer,