Parents - New to the Region? Can't remember where a field is?
A map of our Alta Vista field locations can be seen here
The 2016 Team Parent Meeting Presentation can be found here
The 2016 Team Parent Packet can be found here
AYSO has volunteer e-newsletters full of news, tips and inspiration for AYSO volunteers to make their jobs easier and more fun.
These are weekly newsletters:
- Hey Coach! (coaches)
- The Commish (Executive Members & Region Boards)
- Whistle Stop (referees)
These are monthly e-newsletters:
- More Soccer For More Kids (tournament directors)
- The Advocate (CVPAs)
- Dollars & $ense (Treasurers)
- Play it Safe (Safety Directors)
- Registrar Resource (Registrars)
- 90 Second Soccer Parent (parents)
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Players + Coaches + Referees + Parents
AYSO is devoted to child development in a soccer environment that is safe, fair, and fun.
Three groups of people, working together, form the AYSO Team, which creates the environment in which our children develop. The PLAYERS, kids, are the focus of our program.
The COACHES are the foundation of the AYSO Team. They spend hours with the players every week, at practices and at the game, teaching them how to win, how to lose, how to work for an objective, how to cooperate, how to be a team, all through the vehicle of the game of soccer.
The REFEREES watch over the game, helping younger children with the rules and making sure that the game is safe and fair for all.
The PARENTS support the players' activities in a positive and encouraging way. They create the environment in which the players, coaches, and referees work. They also help to interpret the lessons of the game for the players after the match.
For more information see 'A Parent's Guide to AYSO'
AYSO's Six Philosophies
AYSO's philosophies are living tenets that separate it from other sports organizations. They are
Everyone Plays®, Balanced Teams, Open Registration, Positive Coaching, Good Sportsmanship and Player Development.
program's goal is for kids to play soccer so we mandate that every
player on every team must play at least 50% of every game. It’s no fun
to spend the game on the bench…and that’s no way to learn soccer!
year we form new teams as evenly balanced as possible because it’s more
fun and a better learning experience when teams of similar ability
play. It allows for each player to gain the experience of a wide variety
of teammates of different skill levels.
program is open to all children between 4 and 19 years of age who want
to register and play soccer. Interest and enthusiasm are the only
criteria for playing. There are no elimination try-outs and nobody gets
Encouragement of player effort
provides for greater enjoyment for the players and leads to
better-skilled and better-motivated players. A coach can be one of the
most influential people in a child’s life, so AYSO requires they create a
positive experience for every boy and girl.
strive to create a positive environment based on mutual respect rather
than a win-at-all-costs attitude, and our program is designed to instill
good sportsmanship in every facet of AYSO.
believe that all players should be able to develop their soccer skills
and knowledge to the best of their abilities, both individually and as
members of a team, in order to maximize their enjoyment of the game.