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Rivertowns AYSO (Region 324 New York)

Registration FAQS & Detailed Info

FALL 2021 / SPRING 2022 REGISTRATION FAQS

As we get additional questions and information, we will update the FAQs below.

Is cost of the uniform included when I register? What about the gear?
No, you need to purchase the uniform and the gear separately. Your registration does NOT include these items. If you already have a Rivertowns AYSO uniform, you don't have to purchase another unless your player has outgrown it.

What does the uniform cost?
$40 (approx)  -- order it directly from the vendor; it is delivered to your home
Go to the UNIFORMS tab - Rivertowns AYSO Uniforms - for the link to the vendor. Read all the FAQs before buying.

What gear is required? Where do I get it?
Shin guards (required) available at sporting good stores
Cleats (recommended) available at sporting good stores
Water bottle (required)
Ball (required) available at sporting good stores
Size 3 - PreK, K, 1st, 2nd
Size 4 - 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Size 5 - 7th, 8th, HS

What are the Fall 2021/Spring 2022 dates?
Fall 2021 starts in mid-September and runs through mid-November, and Spring 2022 starts in mid-April and runs through mid-June. Dates are listed here AYSO Schedules / Weekend Dates

How will you know about additional interested players?
We use our system waitlists to see how many more players are interested. That is how we track it. We will also use the emails on the waitlist to communicate to families.

How do I get my player on the waitlist (if needed)?
Enter your player's information and complete the registration (go through all the steps of the shopping cart to the very end). This puts players on the waitlist in our system in the order they sign up. There is no charge and credit card info is not collected. You will get an email confirming you are on the waitlist -- this is how you know you did it correctly.

If a spot opens up, you will get an email advising you to log back in and complete payment. 

Who will lead the weekly training sessions for our recreational program?
NYCFC Coaches lead training sessions our recreational program (except 19U). This is being done on a trail basis for Fall 2021/Spring 2022, based on the success of having them lead the program during the pandemic. Previously, volunteer parent coaches 7U and older groups. NYCFC Coaches are licensed, trained, certified soccer coaches. Many of them have played soccer at a high level. They are subject-matter experts who play, watch, and teach soccer. They have special training to work with youth players, from beginners to experienced youth athletes. Advantages to having NYCFC Coaches:

>>> For volunteer parent coaches -- whether experienced parent coaches, or, considering it for the future -- observing from the sidelines offers a vantage for learning techniques, drills, and so forth.

>>> For our players -- having subject-matter experts teaching them will benefit their growth and development as players.

>>> For players interested in joining our travel program in the future, the NYCFC Coaches are uniquely positioned to assess players and provide honest feedback and advice to parents, if asked. The NYCFC Coaches always have the player’s best interest in mind, and can communicate the rational for continuing with recreational soccer versus trying out and/or joining a travel team.

Can I drop my player off and run errands?
As in past years, AYSO is not a drop-off, and we need a parent or guardian on the field for each player to support that player as needed.

Can I sign up my player up for more than one session?
Even if your player is super enthusiastic and would play soccer all day, we ask that you sign each player up for one session only at this time. The system does not prevent this, that is why we are asking and relying on the honor system. Players signed up for two sessions will be unregistered from one of them. If there are slots still available close to opening weekend, we will share that information and give you an opportunity to sign up for another session.

Can my player go to another time session as a makeup if they miss one?
Sorry, no. We need to maintain our group sizes for safety reasons (spacing and density) and cannot increase them.

Can I switch to another group – that time works better?
Sorry, no. We are completely sold out except for a handful of openings, and there is no room in other groups.

What about Covid-19 Safety Protocols?
They will be determined based on state and local guidelines, and communicated ahead of season start.

What To Do If ….

>>> Your player does not get a spot. Sign up for the waitlist in the system so we know you are interested if a slot opens up. That is the only mechanism we use to manage the waitlist.

>>> You are convinced your player has to be in a group with friends to be able to enjoy soccer. Please join because the activity is the priority. By all means, arrange to meet friends at the playground before or after the session.

>>> Your player’s uniform has not arrived yet. Wear comfy, sport clothes until it does.

>>> Your player is a little hesitant because they are new to soccer, or have not played in a while. Give it a little time. They can come over to you for a hug, and watch for a bit, if that makes them feel better.

 

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Rivertowns AYSO (Region 324 New York)

P.O Box 684 
Ardsley, New York 10502

Email Us: [email protected]
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