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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the Main Soccer Season?

Fall Soccer Seasons
Youth Divisions (U5-U8)Early September - Thanksgiving
Competitive Divisions(U10-U14)Early September - Mid-December
Upper Division (U16-U19)Early September - Early November


When will I hear from my child's coach?


You can look up your child's coach in your account at www.ayso214.org in late August under Team/Coach Information. Practice Schedules and locations will also be posted at www.ayso214.org in late August.

If you have not heard from a coach by the day AFTER Labor Day or by the end of the first week in Sept, please contact the Registrar at [email protected].  Perhaps we have inaccurate contact information in the database, or a coach may still be on vacation, or perhaps your child was not cleared from the wait list due to a lack of coaches and referees.  (Committing to be a certified coach or referee is a significant way to help the region and assure your child, and others, are not left out of the AYSO season!)

When will my child practice?

Practices are held one time per week at a time chosen by the coach and based on field availability.

*General Practice Times


U4, U5 and U6 DivisionsPractice and Games on Saturday in one block
U7 and U8 Divisions1 hour timeslot on Weekdays between 4:00pm and 6:00pm
U10 Division5:00pm to 6:30pm
U12 Division6:30pm to 8:00pm
U14-U16-U19 Divisions8:00pm to 9:30pm

*Some field times are available outside of these times.  

In addition, skills training clinics are available for the following divisions:

**Player Skills Training Clinics - Arroyo North Field

U5- U6 DivisionMonday/Tuesdays 4:00pm to 5:00pm 
U7-U8 DivisionsMonday/Tuesdays 5:00pm to 6:00pm 
U10 DivisionMonday/Tuesdays 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
U12-U14 DivisionMonday/Tuesdays 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm


**Depending on vendor availability, look for most current flyer announcements.

What does my child need to bring to the first soccer practice?

1. Two copies of the Medical Release Form.

Login to  AYSO214.org.
Click on "View/Print Player Form".
Print 2 Copies.
Give a Copy to the Team Manager and one to the Team Coach.

2. Soccer shin,guards completely covered by their soccer socks.
3. Soccer cleats (with no pointy toe cleats) or athletic shoes.
4. Comfortable clothes in which to practice - typically shorts and a t-shirt.
5. An appropriate sized ball, see next section.
6. Water, water, water.


What size soccer ball does my child need?

Soccer Ball Size
Youth Divisions (U5-U8)Size 3
Grad Series -U10-U12Size 4
U14-U16-U19Size 5

 

What uniform will my child receive?

Each player will receive a team uniform which should be worn at all games:

1. Team Jersey
2. Team Soccer Shorts
3. Team Soccer Socks

Each player should plan on bringing the following additional items to games and practices:

1. Soccer cleats or athletic shoes.
2. An appropriate size ball.
3. Water, Water, Water.

What do I need to do to download my child's schedule?


Log into your account at www.AYSO214.org and go to the Team Page - Schedule Tab.  

What do I do if my child can not make his regular practice time?

You will NOT be changed to a different team.
Please contact your Division Coach. Their contact information is found under Coach Contacts.
Let them know you are unable to make the particular practice time your child has been assigned. Specify the day that your child would like to practice and the Division Coach will contact a coach who is willing to take a practice player at that time.
You should make sure that the Practice Coach has a copy of your child's medical release form.

If you do not wish to practice with a different team, you may choose to not practice and only attend games.

If you want to change teams, you will be removed from the team and placed at the bottom of the waitlist and await a spot on an available team. All of our Divisions already have extensive waitlists, so it is unlikely your child would play this season.

If your child is not able to make a practice session, let your coach know.


Can we receive a refund?


The refund policy is provided in the Regional Guidelines.


Note: On February 24, 2016 the Board of Directors approved a change to the refund policy. 

The new refund policy (Article 7.2.c in the Addendum to Standard Regional Guidelines):
All program drop dates are defined as 30 days prior to the program start date. The program start date is defined as the earlier of either of the first clinic, practice, scrimmage or match in the program.  Any player who withdraws prior to the drop date is entitled to a full refund.  No refunds will be granted once a program drop date has passed.  The request for refunds must be made using the online form located on the AYSO214.org website under Program Forms.

Can my child be placed on a team with his/her friend?

We do not honor requests for friends to be placed on the same teams.  This undermines one of AYSO's core principles of Balanced Teams. There are multiple factors that must be taken into consideration during the tedious and time-consuming process of team formation with our 2,000+ players making up 200+ teams, which also precludes special requests from being considered.

How can I find my child's practice Field?

Please check under  Fields A detailed map is available for all of the fields.

For Arroyo North for the first practice...
Arroyo #1 is the field closest to Nelson Baseball Field
Arroyo #3 is the field closest to the Clarich Baseball Field

My child wants to get their ears pierced, can they still play soccer?

Referees will NOT allow anyone to play in a game with jewelry (including earrings).

Oftentimes, newly pierced ears are expected to stay in for a period of 6-8 weeks prior to removing them.  However, removing newly pierced earstuds for a one hour game is not typically an issue.  Though, if you or your child do NOT want to remove the ear studs, the referees will NOT allow your child to play.

If  you can avoid new piercings anytime after July 31, your new piercings should be healed in time for removal during any games in the Fall Season.






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