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Regional Guidelines & Policies


These Regional Guidelines have been adopted by the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) pursuant to the authority granted in AYSO National Bylaw Section 1.03 (a) (6) to provide guidance to the Region in its organization and operation.

Under AYSO National Bylaw Section 1.04 (l) and National Policy Statement 6.1, the Region has the responsibility to operate in accordance with the Standard Regional Guidelines unless the Region has adopted separate Regional guidelines approved by the Region’s Area Director and Section Director (attached below).

These Regional Guidelines are subject to AYSO’s Articles of Incorporation, National Bylaws, National Policy Statements, National Rules & Regulations, Section Rules and Regulations, and Area guidelines (AYSO’s “operating regulations”).  These Regional Guidelines are meant to enhance and to conform with the operating regulations.  To the extent that there may be any contradiction or conflict among these documents, the operating regulations shall prevail.

Policies and Procedures

Supplemental Guidelines & Policies

All Star Selection Guidelines

The purpose of this guideline is to provide for a fair and consistent process for selecting coaches and players to participate as Region 92 All Stars.

All Star Selection Guidelines

Move-Up Guidelines

The purpose of this policy is to establish guidance and procedures for cases where a Region 92 player may wish to move-up to a Division above of his or her age group. The standard within Region 92 is that players are assigned to the Division established for their age group. “League Age” in each division is determined by the birth date of the player as of July 31.

Move-Up Guidelines

Player Ratings Policy

The purpose of rating players is to evaluate their overall soccer ability in order to assemble balanced teams (one of the six AYSO philosophies).  Although a player’s physical attributes and coordination will change between soccer seasons, an honest assessment of each player’s current ability is critical to maintain the integrity of the team formation process.

Player Ratings Policy

Ratings Worksheet

Short-Sided Games Policy

The purpose of this policy is to establish guidance for team formation and implementation of age appropriate short-sided games. AYSO highly recommends age appropriate small-sided games for younger children to allow more touches on the ball and to foster a more successful soccer learning environment.

Short-Sided Games Policy

Team Formation Policy

The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance for team formation to support the AYSO Balanced Teams philosophy. This policy applies to the 10U, 12U and 14U divisions in the primary (Fall) season. Team formation is the responsibility of the Division Commissioner under the supervision of the Program Commissioner and the Coach Administrator.

Team Formation Policy

Discipline Policy


Guidance on Sportsmanship

In order to establish consistency in awarding Sportsmanship Points in U10, U12, and U14 matches in the Region, Referees shall utilize the following set of guidelines. The decision on deductions rests with the judgement of the Referee.


Officiating Policy


Team Referee Program Summary

The purpose of the Team Referee Program is to help ensure that AYSO Region 92 recruits, trains, certifies, and fields enough volunteer referees to officiate at our Regional games. In this Program, volunteers agree to referee games during our Regular Fall Season. This document describes the implementation details of the Team Referee Program in AYSO Region 92 (El Segundo) for the 2017 Fall Season.


 Zero Tolerance Policy

Youth development is the central focus of the AYSO program. This includes development of youth whether they are soccer players or soccer referees. All the AYSO guidelines and policies on providing a “Safe, Fair and Fun” environment for players also apply to youth referees.



Video Evidence Policy

Region 92 Video Evidence Policy 2016

Expense Reimbursement Form

Region expense reimbursement form

Region 92 Scholarship Program



The purpose of the Region 92 Youth Scholarship Program is to recognize our youth volunteers who have contributed to the AYSO vision to provide world class youth soccer programs that enrich children’s lives.

The scholarship program is open to any graduating high school student going on to college, university, advanced education program, or trade school.  The applicant must have a history as a registered and active youth volunteer in the AYSO Region 92 soccer program.

The Region will typically award two $1,000 scholarships each year (subject to Region Board approval).


Students must submit: (1) an AYSO Region 92 Youth Volunteer Scholarship application and (2) a written essay of 250 words or less, titled “MY AYSO EXPERIENCE.”  Application Forms are available at the El Segundo High School (ESHS) office or may be downloaded from the following link:  AYSO Region 92 Scholarship Application

ESHS students should follow scholarship application deadlines established by the ESHS administration.  Applications may also be submitted directly to AYSO Region 92 by mail to:

AYSO Region 92
Attn: Scholarship Coordinator
401 E Sycamore Avenue
El Segundo, CA 90245

Mailed applications must be postmarked no later than April 6, 2017 for consideration.  The Region is not responsible for applications lost or delayed in the mail.  Mailed applications received after April 12, 2017 will not be considered regardless of the postmark.

Scholarship Award Selection

Selection of scholarship recipients will be made by the AYSO Region 92 scholarship committee and will be announced at the annual El Segundo High School scholarship awards ceremony in late May or early June.  Award winners must provide written verification of attendance to a college or university, advanced education program, or trade school.

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