Welcome to the website of North Monterey County AYSO soccer, a non-profit organization, which is part of the National AYSO organization.

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Due to the still ongoing situation with the COVID-19 restrictions in place for Monterey County, the board members of AYSO Region 256 have decided to cancel the 2020 fall season. This was a very tough decision to make and we waited as long as possible before taking the step to cancel the season. Hopefully we will be able to get the region going again next season.

If you are having trouble viewing this site using your smart phone or tablet, try:
  • rotating the device which will enable a wider view of the site's pages
  • scroll to the bottom of the page and click on View as Desktop
Either of these actions will allow you to see the sidebar items. Click on the arrow next to Manzanita Park to see the information subpages (such as the fall season information, parent information, coach information, etc.).

We have a FAQ page for some of the most common questions (such as registration information, match schedules, and many other questions parents may have), click here.

AYSO Region 256 is pleased to announce receipt of a $5,000 grant from Pacific Gas and Electric Company that was awarded to our VIP program for special needs players.  Their award letter noted that our “organization’s success in providing opportunities for children with special needs access to soccer through the AYSO VIP program is a great example of community-based teamwork." 

We would like to thank those businesses that have contributed to our 2019 season. Please see our Sponsors' webpage.

Welcome to AYSO Soccer for the 2020/2021 Season

For the match schedules for the Fall 2020 Season click here. (Schedules will be posted towards the beginning of the season)

2020 registrations are now being accepted.

AYSO Region 256 Calendar

New website and online registration process:
The registration process changed starting in 2017 and online registration payments will only be accepted. For more information regarding the registration process, including the new names of the age divisions and playing age changes, please see our registration information page here.

Fall 2020 News

Region 256 changes to be implemented for the 2020 Fall season

For the 2020 Fall season, we will be making some changes regarding registration, team formation and the Opening Day Ceremonies. You can find the changes by clicking here.

Fall 2020 season sign-ups
We are starting the sign-ups for the fall season a little later this year due to the pandemic. If we are able to hold a fall season, the full details of the season will be able to be found by clicking here.

Only on-line registration forms are accepted - hand-written registration forms are no longer accepted by the National AYSO organization. Log in to the our region's Blue Sombrero page (more information hereto preregister. Complete the online registration application, print a copy and bring with you to one of the registration processing events. The new on-line registration system allows for on-line payments with a debit or credit card, so we have moved to on-line payments only. If you chose to pay at one of our on-site registration events, we will have at least one computer available to allow you to log into your Blue Sombrero account and make your on-line payment so please do not show up with checks. PLEASE NOTE: The Blue Sombrero system runs off of East Coast time. If you are trying to beat the date cut-off to avoid a higher registration fee, you must pay online before 9PM Pacific Time.

For more information regarding online preregistration, including the new web site, please see the instruction here.

We are always in need of coaches and referees so please consider volunteering. More information on signing up as a volunteer can be found here.

For registration, please bring a copy of the player's birth certificate for age verification. We do not keep it - we only use it to verify the player's age.

Unless otherwise specified, the registration processing events at Manzanita Park will be at the meeting room up the hill by the baseball fields.

PLEASE NOTE: Your player's application will not be fully processed until payment has been received and the player forms have been turned in. This means you will not receive emails about open practices or other important dates and information until the application is received. Players that are not fully registered are not allowed to practice or play in matches.


If you have any questions please feel free to text us at 831-296-0550 or send us a Facebook Message to AYSO Region 256. Please make sure that you look for the information here first before calling. 


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 which promote a fun, family environment based on AYSO's Six Philosophies:

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

The mission is accomplished by providing these essential services:

  • Coaching and referee programs including quality delivery systems
  • Quality administrative and operating systems with a support network
  • Strong financial position
  • Special network for volunteers, supported by a national staff
  • Program research and development

Subpages (1): About Region 256