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

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." 

Welcome to AYSO Soccer for the 2018/2019 Season

Summer 2018 News
Summer Soccer Camp:
The British Are Coming! The British Are Coming!

This summer Challenger Sports will again offer a one-week soccer camp, July 23 - 27. More information can be found here

There will be a free clinic tentatively scheduled for Saturday, June 30th, by Challenger Sports. More information below.

New website and online registration process:
Starting with the Fall 2017 season, the registration process changed and online registration payments will 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 2018 News

Fall 2018 season sign-ups
We are starting the sign-ups for the fall season a little earlier this year. This will allow us to start forming the teams the beginning of August, providing more practice time before the start of the season. Full details of the season can be found by clicking here. We have scheduled more in-person registration events this year due to the new registration process and web site (see schedule below).

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. Early registration fee is $100 per player for the 6U and above divisions and $75 per player for the Playground division, regular registration fee is $125.00 per player for the 6U and above divisions and $100 per player for the Playground division, and late registration fee is $150 per player for the 6U and above divisions and $100 per player for the Playground division. Early registration is any registration paid online by the end of June. Regular registration is any registration in July. Late registration is any registration after July.

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.

  • May 30 @ Prunedale Mountain Mike's Pizza from 5PM - 7PM
  • June 6 @ Prunedale Mountain Mike's Pizza from 5PM - 7PM
  • June 9 @ Manzanita Park from 10AM - 2PM
  • June 13 @ Prunedale Mountain Mike's Pizza from 5PM - 7PM
  • June 19 @ Prunedale Mountain Mike's Pizza from 5PM - 7PM
  • June 27 @ Prunedale Mountain Mike's Pizza from 5PM - 7PM
  • June 30 @ Manzanita Park from 10AM - 2PM
    • Signup location for this day is the soccer snack shack on field 1
    • Last day of early registration, regular registration fees start on July 1st
    • FREE mini soccer clinic on field 2 or 3. Clinic times:
      • 10:30AM - 6U and 8U
      • 11:45AM - 10U and older
  • July 14 @ Manzanita Park from 10AM - 2PM
  • July 19 @ Prunedale Mountain Mike's Pizza from 5PM - 7PM
  • July 28 @ Manzanita Park from 10AM - 2PM - CANCELED
  • July 31 @ Manzanita Park from 5PM - 7PM
Open practices and late registration processing dates - all at Manzanita Park, registration at the soccer snack shack on field 1 (open practices start at 5:30PM, registration at 5PM):
  • July 31 - 8U, 5PM - 7PM on field 1 (the last day of the regular registration fees)
  • August 1 - 10U, 5PM - 7PM on field 1 (the first day of the late registration fees)
  • August 2 - 12U and above, 5PM - 7PM on field 2 for 12U, field 3 for 14U and above
  • August 4 - 8U, 10U and 12U+, starting at 10:30AM, registration forms accepted from 10AM - 12:30PM
  • August 7 - 5PM - 7PM; 12U and above field 2 for 12U, field 3 for 14U-G
  • August 8 - 5PM - 7PM; 8U on field 1, 14U-B on field 3
  • August 9 - 5PM - 7PM; 10U on field 1, 14U-G on field 3
For more information on Open practices click here.

For on-site 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.

Tryouts at Manzanita Park at 5:30PM for 8U, 10U and 12U:
  • Tuesday, August 14
  • Thursday, August 16
The tryouts are a final chance for players to be evaluated before teams are formed. Please have your player(s) attend at least one of them as current evaluations are critical to forming balanced teams.
NOTE: We will not have computers available to use for online registration but we will be accepting registration forms at the tryouts. This means you MUST register online and print two copies of the registration forms BEFORE coming to the tryouts. Players that are not registered will not be allowed to participate in the tryouts.


If you have any questions please feel free to call us at 831-296-0550 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

Parents and Guardians did you know there is a scholarship fund you can apply from our National headquarters. 

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