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Spring Program



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We have some exciting news!  Our Spring 2022 registration is now open!  The season is played February through May and is open to any child between the ages of 3 and 18 (Birth Years 2003-2018).  To sign-up, please visit our website at http://www.ayso41.org , sign-in to your account and select the "register now" tab.

[NOTE - Late Registrations (after January 15th) are subject to Late Fee]  

Each team has a registered volunteer coach who is age appropriately train and certified. This certification is provided to the coach at no cost.  All the games scheduled requires a lot of certified Referee volunteers. In addition this program is completely organized by a volunteer board. As you can imagine, running the program smoothly requires a lot of team work.

Registration for the Spring season takes place in the Fall with the first registration date being referred to as the Early Bird registration. All players registering at the Early Bird registration receive a discount . To receive the discount, you must register by the Early Bird deadline.

Benefits of Playing AYSO

  • Child First – Child Focused
  • Emphasis on Development of the child as a person and soccer player
  • Local Laguna Niguel and surrounding city fields (5U to 14U) 
  • South Orange County Fields (16U & 19U) – Play against other teams on Area 11L Fields
  • All coaches are age specific trained & certified – No cost for training
  • Coaches are allowed to select their assistants
  • No referee fees for the games
  • Emphasis on AYSO’s six philosophies
  • General liability insurance for volunteers
  • Accident insurance for players and volunteers
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  • NO Referee OR Non-Volunteer Fees (other organizations have extra hidden charges on top of registration fees)
Our Spring Soccer program is for players, coaches and referees who participated in the Fall program. Spring Soccer is an opportunity for players to improve their skills in a more competitive environment. Unlike the fall season, a limited number of teams will be formed in each age division. Coaches in each age group will ‘select’ a portion of their players to form their team.

Unfortunately, not all players desiring to play will be chosen.

Spring Requirements:

  • ALL players must register online for the Spring Season prior to the designated Spring Registration Deadline.
  • Spring team priority placement is given to those players with an active Coach, Referee or Board Member parent volunteer.
  • Current fall players will be placed before non-fall players.
  • Only those players who have registered online, will be eligible to be included in the Spring Team formation process.
  • Coaches will be given a listing of registered players to select and form their team from.
  • Players are expected to have a high level of commitment to their teams and need to attend all practices and games.
  • Parents are expected to fulfill a Spring Season Volunteer Role. (Volunteering during the Fall Season does not exempt or fulfill ones Spring volunteer requirement. Each season is independent of the other; with each season requiring volunteers.)

Equipment needed by age division:

  • 4U-8U (2014-2018): Uniform provided by the region. Parents need to provide: Shin Guards, Size 3 Soccer ball
  • 10U-12U (2010-2013): Uniform provided by the region. Parents need to provide: Shin Guards, Size 4 Soccer ball
  • 14U (2008-2009): Uniform provided by the region. Parents need to provide: Shin Guards, Size 5 Soccer ball

Important Dates
The following dates are planned, however, due to weather and/or state or local mandates they may be changed

October 31st -  Region 41 Early Bird Discount... $41 off! Ends ($129)

November 1st - 25 Days Until Thanksgiving Offer Begins - $25 off! Ends on Nov. 30th. ($145)
November 22nd-26th - Thanksgiving Camp (additional cost) - https://app.upperhand.io/customers/516-pro-touch-soccer/events
November 30th - 
25 Days Until Thanksgiving Offer - $25 off! Ends ($145)

December 1st - 
25 Days 'Til Christmas Offer Begins - $25 off! Ends on Dec. 25th ($145)
December 20th-24th
 - Christmas Camp (additional cost) - https://app.upperhand.io/customers/516-pro-touch-soccer/events
December 25th - 
25 Days 'Til Christmas Offer - $25 off! Ends ($145)
December 27th-31st - New Years Camp (additional cost) - https://app.upperhand.io/customers/516-pro-touch-soccer/events

January 15th
 - Close of Spring Registration
January 29th-30th - Area 11L Coach/Referee Training @ Crown Valley Community Center

First Week of February - Team Formation
February 7th (6pm) - Coaches Meeting 
February 11th-14th - Dick's 20% Off Shopping Event for AYSO Region 41
February 16th (6pm) - 4U (2018) Playground Parent/Player Informational Meeting 
February 16th (7pm) Team Parent Meeting 
Mid/Late February - Practices Begin - Coaches will be contacting players with their Weekday Practice Time by February 25th.

February 26th - 1st Games/Opening Day 

March 3rd - Regional Referee Training @ City Hall Community Room
March 6th - Photo Day @ Marina Hills Park
March 22nd - Regional Referee Training @ City Hall Community Room
March 26th – NO GAMES

April 2nd - Silent Saturday (Information)
April 4th-8th -  Spring Break Camp (additional cost)
April 9th – NO GAMES for 4U-8U Divisions ONLY 

May 7th - Spring Season Ends
May 14th/15th - Area 11L Spring Tournament (additional cost)


IMPORTANT NOTES: 
**Only Teams with the required amount of Referee points will be allowed to participate in our invitational playoffs.  AYSO is 100% Volunteer run, which means we need EVERY team to do their part to cover games with referees.  Without volunteers there are no games.

Quick Facts for the Spring 2022 Season (ALL TENTATIVE):
-Practices Start Mid/Late- February for most teams
-4U(2018) / 5U(2017) does not have weekday practices (practice and games are on Saturday)
-6U (2016) (weekday practice OPTIONAL, TBD by the volunteer Coach) (Practice/Games are on Saturday)
-7U(2015) / 8U(2014) practice once a week (day and times vary)
-10u+ (2008-2013)  practice twice a week (day and times vary)
-Games Start February 26th

Here are a few highlighted guidelines:

  • If your player is sick or feels sick, STAY HOME
  •  Players need to have their own equipment (No Sharing of Equipment)
    • Bottled Water
    • Soccer Ball (each player needs their own individual soccer ball)
      • 4U-8U - Size 3
      • 10U-12U - Size 4
      • 14U+ - Size 5
    • Shin Guards
    • Goalkeeping Gloves (for those who choose to be Keepers - 10U and above)
    •  Please Remove All Jewelry before Games and Practices
  • We are one community and it takes all of us to make this work. Thank you for helping!


Kind Regards,

AYSO Region 41 Board of Directors

WAITLIST ACTIVATION

·       The waitlist is usually turned on after the regular registration deadline, unless there are still players still needed to make a full team, or if the maximum number (cut off number) has been reached prior to the last day of registration.
·       We utilize the waitlist as a "pause button" to determine if we can make more teams or to "fill in" for dropped players. 
·       Moving off of the waitlist may take a few weeks and some patience, but you will be contacted via email if your player has been "activated".
·       You have 24 hours to pay to get your child on the team at that point. 
·       No players that register are guaranteed to play, as this is ALWAYS based on the amount of VOLUNTEER coaches we have available. 
·       Players that registered on time may be added back onto the waitlist if we do not have enough volunteer coaches.  
·       A player can jump off of the waitlist if a parent of a waitlisted player volunteers to be a  HEAD coach for the division where coaches are still needed. 
·       Players are put back on the waitlist in a backwards chronological order to instill fairness for our process, if we run out of volunteer coaches.
·       As a thank you to long term volunteers, a coach that has head coached two times in the last two years (Fall and Spring seasons only); a referee that has refereed 5 games two different seasons in the last two years; or a board member for an entire year will receive priority off of the waitlist.

Although we cannot guarantee that all players move off of the waitlist, we do our best to get every child playing. 
Our regional commissioner is in contact with the surrounding regions and we work together to get players on the field,
whether that is sending players to a neighboring region, or welcoming players from a neighboring region when there is space.

Please be patient as we work through the process!

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