Fall Soccer

Fall Season 2014 at AYSO Region 56
Open registration for AYSO Region 56 is now OPEN

AYSO Region 56 Fall program is designed to allow kids ages 4 to 19 years old a chance to play soccer on fair and balanced teams with all players provided a guaranteed amount of playing time in every game.   It is also a great chance for parents to volunteer and help support their kids.  Registration for our fall program is held in March and April of each year.  Teams are drafted in July with practices beginning between August and September. 

Region 56 Fall registration is now open. For any questions please contact the registrar at registrar@ayso56.org


Regular Fall 2014 Registration is now Closed
 Downloads and Forms
» Parent Information Manual

» Fall 2014 Mailer

» 2014 Parents code of conduct

» 2014 Players code of conduct

» 2014 Age chart





Late Registration:

 

Regular Fall Registration is closed.  We will be accepting late registrations.  Late registering players will be placed on teams on a first come first serve basis as positions are available.  If there are no openings on current teams we will start a wait list and add additional teams as the numbers allow.  For late registration instructions, or any questions, please contact the Registrar at registrar@ayso56.org.



AYSO Region 56

South Huntington Beach

Parent Information Manual

 

Welcome to AYSO Region 56 Fall Season.

This Parent Manual is meant to provide you with the basic information regarding our Fall Soccer program. 

AYSO Mission:  American Youth Soccer Organization's mission is to develop and deliver quality youth soccer programs which promote a fun, family environment based on AYSO’s Six Philosophies:  Everyone Plays, Balanced Teams, Positive Coaching, Open Registration, Good Sportsmanship, and Player Development.

 

Fees:     The Early Fall Registration Fee is:  $120.00 for U5-U14, and $80.00 for U16-U19* (*U16 – U19 teams are not provided with trophies or yearbooks).  Regular registration cost after the April 9th sign-up date will be $130 / $90.  This fee includes your child’s uniform and the opportunity to go to an LA Galaxy game.  VIP Registration is $30.  Active Military, bring your ID for a 25% discount.  You can expect some minor additional expenses during the season:  Community Card fundraiser: $20 per player (2 cards), maximum $40 per family – Collected at Registration

Banner / Snacks: $20.00 (approximate)

Pizza Party / Coaches Gift / misc: $20.00 (approximate)

Team Sponsorship:  Each team through U14 is required to provide for a team sponsor.  A team may find a team sponsor, if no team sponsor is obtained each team shall collectively pay for sponsorship as follows: U5-U6 - $125, U7-U14 - $200.

Fundraiser:         To help keep Registration fees as low as possible, Region 56 will be holding additional optional fundraisers, including SoccerFest.  Each team is encouraged to provide a basket for the SoccerFest silent auction.  SoccerFest is our opening day event, including picture day, and is a great family fun event.  SoccerFest will be Sep. 6th.

 

Refund Policy: U9 – U19 players who withdraw prior to June 15th, and younger division players who drop prior to July 1st, will receive a full refund.  Players who withdraw prior to the first game of the regular season will receive a refund of 50% of their registration fees.  There are no refunds issued after August 1st.  There are no refunds for Extra program fees. 

Region Budget:     Your Fall Registration Fees and the Fall Fundraiser go towards the operation of the region, including National fees, uniforms, HBCSD field use fees, field maintenance, field equipment, yearbooks and trophies. *Registration fees for U16-U19 do not include yearbooks or trophies. Registration fees cover regular Fall Season games.  Registration fees do NOT include Post Season Play-Offs known as the Volunteer Appreciation Play-Offs.

Equipment:        Please have your child bring shin guards, a ball, a drink (water or sports drink, no caffeinated beverages please) and appropriate footgear to all practices and games.  Soccer cleats are recommended but not mandatory, shoes with a toe cleat (baseball shoes) are not permitted.

 

Team Assignments:   A key philosophy of AYSO is balanced teams. Your child will be assigned a team after registration.  Teams are set based on player rankings.  We will attempt to accommodate placement requests, within reason, for U5 – U8 divisions.  For U9 and higher, teams are set in a blind draft, placement requests cannot be accommodated.  You can expect to hear from your coach over the summer months.  If you have not heard by August 10th, please contact your division coordinator.  Division coordinators contact information is listed on the website Regional Board tab at www.ayso56.org.  You may also contact the Registrar at registrar@ayso56.org.

 

Practice Schedules:        Practices will start no earlier than August 1st.  Team practices will be set by the coach.  Most teams will practice 1 – 2 times per week for approximately ½ to 2 hours depending on age and ability.

Game Schedules:      Games for lower divisions are scheduled on Saturday’s.  Upper divisions are scheduled for Saturdays, weeknights and Sundays.  Lower divisions play within our region.  U14 – U19 teams travel locally.

Season:                       The regular season runs from September through October.  Playoffs for qualifying teams are held in November.  Postseason can include All-stars (by coach nomination and try-outs), tournament play and Spring Soccer.

Turkey Tournament:      Region 56 hosts a Turkey Tournament Thanksgiving weekend.  This is a great event that supports the region, all fall teams are encouraged to play.  Ask your coach or check our region web site, www.ayso56.org.

SoccerFest:         SoccerFest is our Season Opening fundraising event that takes place on picture day.  It is a great event, providing activities for kids and a fundraising opportunity for the region.  SoccerFest will be held September 6th.

AYSO E-mail:  Our Region uses eayso to send out information to all of you.  Please help us keep you in touch by updating your e-mail address at www.eayso.org.

Volunteer Requirements:           AYSO is an all-volunteer organization.  All positions, including your Regional Board, Coaches and Referees are on a volunteer basis.  In order for our Region to operate effectively and to provide every child with a positive experience, every family is expected to volunteer.  Volunteer opportunities include:


Coach

Assistance Coach

Team Coordinator

Referee (each team must have 3 referees)

Banner / Flag

Sponsor - (Business or Individual)                                            

SoccerFest Volunteer Hours

Net Set up & Removal

Field Maintenance

Team Photographer

Turkey Tournament Volunteers

Volunteer for Region positions / projects*


* Regional positions or projects include many positions such as year book, field director, trophies, SoccerFest, etc. 

Please remember, we are all out to make AYSO a positive experience for our children, please consider making a regional volunteer commitment.

Optional Volunteer Appreciation Play-Offs / Volunteer Points:                   Each year Region 56 offers U9 through U14 teams an optional Volunteer Appreciation Post Season Play-Offs (VAP).  This Post Season play is not part of the Fall Program and all teams that would like to participate MUST QUALIFY.  Teams may qualify by being in good standings and meeting the minimum requirements, including volunteer points, as detailed in Region 56’ VAP Qualifying policy.  Region 56 policy for qualifying for the VAP can be found on our Region 56 website at www.AYSO56.org.  Your child’s coach can also provide additional information on each volunteer position and its requirements. 

A team must earn a total of 80 points as outlined below to meet the volunteer point requirements. 

Pre-season Coaches Meeting          10 points

Team Coordinator Meeting                7 points

Mid Season Coaches Meeting                7 points

Regional Volunteer                              10 points    *

Total Referee Points                            46 points    **  (This is  the equivalent of 4 games per 3 man ref team + the ref mtg)

Total Points                                    80 Points    ***

  *Regional volunteer work as assigned and approved by the board.

  **Includes Mandatory Referee Meeting. Each referee in attendance shall earn 2 pts, max of 6 points.

  ***Note:  Out of the 80 points a minimum of 46 referee points must be earned. 

Please see the full policy on-line for additional information regarding the points system and alternate methods of earning points. 

Codes of Conduct:           Everyone within AYSO is expected to act appropriately for the benefit of all.  Our player and parent Codes of Conduct can be found on our web site under Play Soccer – Fall Soccer.  Please take the time to read these with your child. 

Additional Information:  For additional information, please regularly check the Regional website.  You will be able to find regional information, schedules and standings; www.ayso56.org

                                                                                             Policies and guidelines are subject to change

Last Updated 5-29-14