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AYSO Region 69: Brentwood/ Pacific Palisades/ Topanga

Welcome Letter


To the Families of Returning and Prospective Players: 

WELCOME!

This year,  AYSO Region 69's Fall  Program will most likely look different than it has in the past, due to the COVID-19 virus and state and local restrictions.  Your family’s safety is most important to us.   We will not know what we can offer until we receive the OK and guidelines  from local officials, and are able to secure field space.   Currently, none of our fields are available.  This will hopefully change in July.  We await state and local clearance.

We wanted to outline the following potential options:

1.  Fall season like past seasons, weekday practices (6U and older) and weekend
     games, possibly starting Sept 8 (no game Sept 19), ending Nov 21.  No
     restrictions.  We are able to secure all of our field space.
2.  Fall season with restrictions and guidelines to follow for  practices and games, 
     possibly team and field size reductions, temperature checks at home, hand
     washing, masks  and social distancing for spectators, etc.  Field space will also  
     factor in to what we can offer.
3.  Fall season with restrictions and guidelines for practices only due to state and 
     county rules not allowing teams to interact, and lack of sufficient  fields.  

We are asking all interested families to PRE-REGISTER this month.  This will NOT require payment, as players are technically signing up for the WAIT LIST.    

Once we have  the green light to begin, and  secure field space, with your family’s safety in mind, we will determine what we can offer, what to charge, and will send an email to you about making payment to COMPLETE REGISTRATION, which is removal from the WAIT LIST.

At that time, we will open the VOLUNTEER Registration for COACHES, REFEREES, and TEAM MANAGERS.   

AYSO is 100% volunteer based,  so if you ARE  planning to be a COACH, email [email protected] TODAY.  Include your child's name, gender, and birth year.   

If you plan to be a  REFEREE, email [email protected] TODAY.    

We remain optimistic about the Fall and know how important it will be for the kids to get out and play.  

Region 69's usual WELCOME note !  The programs described below may be modified due to COVID-19 and Safety concerns.

As AYSO enters its 57th year with close to 550,000 children participating in over 900 local programs, I am proud to acknowledge that our local program, Region 69, continues to be recognized as a Platinum Region for the outstanding programs offered during the 2018 season.  Every Region 69 volunteer made this possible – Thank you!  

We ask for your continued support this season as we enter Region 69’s 46th 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 or to become a team sponsor.  Those Volunteering to be a coach, assistant coach, referee, team manager, or Board Member,  MUST complete the VOLUNTEER FORM.   These volunteers will be directed from our website to complete the STERLING VERIFIED VOLUNTEER Application, which will cost the Region $25.    For further information, visit the National website at  www.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:  

Everyone Plays
Balanced Teams
Open Registration
Positive Coaching
Good Sportsmanship
Player Development

AYSO SOCCER PROGRAMS:

We have developed our soccer programs to be age-appropriate and developmentally challenging based on our Six Philosophies, which are the essence of AYSO’s Mission and Vision and guide all that we do.

CORE PROGRAM (7U-19U)

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 teammate 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.

VIP PROGRAM 

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. 

4 & UNDER PROGRAM (PLAYGROUND)

5 & UNDER PROGRAM (SCHOOLYARD SOCCER)

Our 5U division is about exposing children to soccer as a game, without the pressure to win. The children are introduced to soccer skills like kicking and dribbling in a fun and nurturing environment.  Best of all, they find out that soccer is something they can do!

On Saturdays, there will be a one-hour time slot for practice and a game experience.  Our professional trainers work with the players for the first 30 minutes, then a 5-minute break, followed by a 20-minute game, 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.

6 & UNDER PROGRAM (SCHOOLYARD SOCCER)

The 6U division is also all about exposing children to soccer as a game, without the pressure to win. The children are introduced to soccer skills like kicking and dribbling in a fun and nurturing environment. Best of all, they find out that soccer is something they can do!

Players will be assigned a team and volunteer parent coach for Saturday games.  During the week players can sign up for our optional 45-minute practice clinics.  Simply select the day of the week and location that works best for your family.  Then on Saturdays, join your teammates during your specified one-hour time slot for practice and a game experience.  Our professional trainers work with the players for the first 25 minutes, then a 5-minute break, followed by a 25-minute game, 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.

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, after the  Fall CORE Program.   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.

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 typically take place during the spring.  Due to COVID-19, tryouts have been cancelled at this time.

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.  Starting mid May, the Region will be paying for Volunteer Background checks.  (Previously paid by National Office)

We are asking for additional funds to contribute toward field renovations and the rising cost of field rental, along with maintenance and improvement of all of the fields.  If you are unable to volunteer this season, this is an ideal way to still contribute in a meaningful way to our Region.  

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

SAFE HAVEN

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.)  

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 to www.ayso69.org.  Click on the AYSOU tab.  (you might have to click "login")  Click on MY COURSES.
You will see both courses....OPEN, and proceed.
You can view your completed courses and certifications in AYSOU under the TRANSCRIPTS tab.

REFEREE POLICY                                                             

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). 
  • 10U, 12U and U14 teams that cover at least 18 referee assignments during the regular season will be eligible for playoffs. 
  • 8U teams that cover at least 18 referee assignments during the regular season will be eligible to attend the Debbie Held Invitational Tournament in December.

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.  You will submit a signed Kid Zone Pledge at your first practice.

AGE DIVISIONS  

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. 

Division

Birth Year
19U2002, 2003, 2004
16U2005, 2006
14U2007, 2008
12U2009, 2010
10U2011, 2012
8U
2013
7U2014
6U2015
5U2016

 

 









REGISTRATION

Each family will be required to electronically submit the Player Registration Form.  And submit a Volunteer form if you are volunteering to coach, assistant coach, ref, or be a team parent.

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
264 N. Saltair Ave. 
Los Angeles, CA 90049. 

Should you decide to pay for a sponsorship or make a donation AFTER you have registered your child, you will need to mail the check to the address listed above.

  • ALL Players MUST SUBMIT forms and PAYMENT electronically (or payment by mail) via eAYSO by ___ for Priority
  • After ___, players might be placed on a WAITING LIST in certain divisions until there are enough players and coaches to form additional teams. There will be a fee increase.  We do our best to place all players, in keeping with Open Registration.  
  • All VOLUNTEERS, including COACHES, ASST COACHES, REFEREES, and TEAM PARENT must electronically submit their volunteer form EVERY YEAR.  Don't forget to indicate your requested volunteer position for each child.  This season, you will be directed to a new VOLUNTEER site which will require you to complete a NEW FORM.  The Region now has to pay $25 for each Volunteer's Background check, unless YOU select the option to pay this your self, saving the Region $25.

COST

The registration fee is ___ / child if you register by June 15th.  It increases to $___ from  June 16th-July 31st, and $___ August 1-Sept 30.  The fee includes a uniform consisting of jersey, shorts, and socks; team and individual pictures; trophies for 8U and under, medals and other awards; insurance, 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, level two background checks for all volunteers, as well as other items that are needed to run our program, and other services from AYSO, Inc,  There are additional fees should your player participate in the “EXTRA” Program or Post-Season Tournaments.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Should the payment of fees present a financial hardship, partial FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE is available.  Please complete the FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Application and mail to the address listed.

REFUND POLICY

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 :  Players will be notified of their team assignment, or they may contact their coach directly.  
  • September :  Mandatory Field Set-up Clinics and Uniform Distribution for divisions 6U-19U
  • October :  Picture Day at the Pali High Football Field. (Saturday)
  • November :  Season ends for 5U & 6U divisions
  • November :  No games will be played. 
  • December  or December :  Season ends for 8U division. 
  • December :  Playoffs for 10U-14U.
  • December :  Season ends (including regional playoffs) for 10U, 12U, and 14U divisions.  Rain makeup December 16-19.
  • January , 2021:  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, even under our uncertain circumstances.    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 protected], or write to our business address.   We will be happy to answer you.

Yours in Soccer,

Janet Anderson

Regional Commissioner

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