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Welcome to Soccer in the Heights - AYSO Region 23


Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What does AYSO stand for?
A: American Youth Soccer Organization. 

Q: What kind of program is it?
A: This is a national soccer program where children are placed onto teams, learn about soccer, and play in organized games. 

Q: Who can register?
A: Boys and girls ages 2-18 yrs. are eligible to play. 

Q: Is it ok if my child has never played before?
A: Absolutely! In our region, by rule, each child is guaranteed to play at least 3/4 of every game! 

Q: What does division 6U mean?
A: 6U means 6 years old and under.  8U means 8 years old and under and so forth.  Your child's division is determined by birth year.  

Q: How many divisions are there?
A: There are 9. Playground, Schoolyard, U6, U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, U19 

Q: How does Playground Soccer work?
A:  AYSO Playground is a unique program designed by child development and soccer experts to give your child a foundation for sports success.  Players and a parent* (or other adult) will participate weekly in age appropriate, storybook adventures.  Your player will hop, skip, jump, run, throw, balance, kick… and play. Playground participants meet once a week on Saturday and there is no team play.  *Parent participation is required.

Q: What is the Schoolyard program?
A: Our new Schoolyard Program (replacing U5) gives young children and parents a fun and exciting introduction to AYSO.  Once a week on Saturday, your child will learn the basic skills of soccer (like kicking and dribbling) through fun activities and participate in a friendly game.  Your child will learn the fundamentals to the beautiful game of soccer with you* (or other adult) right beside them!  *Parent participation is required.

Q: When are registrations?
A: For Fall Program, registrations are usually in April.  For Spring Recreation Program, registrations are usually in January. When they become available, dates will be posted on our website and Facebook page.

Q: What should I bring to a registration event?
A: For Fall, pre-register and pay online.  On the day of the registration event, bring your completed registration form, birth certificate of child (if new to the region), and a signed copy of the parent agreement.  Spring Recreation registrations are currently done online only. See registration tab on website for all details. 

Q: Where can I get a registration form?
A: There are no more forms.  Registration and payment can be completed online right here on this website.  Click "Registration Instructions" tab for step by step instructions.

Q: When does the season start?
A: Fall season starts in August.  Spring Rec season starts in March.

Q: When are games?
A: Games are on Saturday mornings. (Only U16 & U19 have games during the week) 

Q: What about practices?
A: Practices happen once or twice a week on a day and time designated by the coach.  If you volunteer to coach, you get to choose the day and time that works best for you!

Q: What equipment do I need?
A: You will need shin guards for practices and games. A ball (ask your coach what size) and cleats are highly recommended. Uniforms (shirt, shorts and socks) will be provided. 

Q: Who are the coaches and referees?
A: The coaches and referees are volunteers. AYSO is an all-volunteer organization. The team parents, coaches, division coordinators and even the Commissioner of the League are all volunteers. The program doesn’t run without volunteers and everyone is asked to contribute in some way. 

We hope this information was useful to you. Thanks! 

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PO Box 5159 
Hacienda Heights, California 91745

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