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January 2023

22-23 Planning Meeting

December 2022

No Board Meeting.

November 2022

AYSO REGION 149 MINUTES

NOVEMBER 17, 2022

In person and Zoom meeting

PRESENT: Luke Cotton, Elaine Markley, Nicole Chapman, John Sweet, Duston Denver, Vince Waterhous, Chris Jordan, Mary Cotton, Justin Azhocar, Andy Ungerer, Sarah Childs

MINUTES FROM OCTOBER 22, 2022: It was moved by Vince and seconded by John that the minutes for October 22, 2022 be approved as written. The motion carried unanimously.

INDOOR: There are 244 players having a great time from November through December. There are 151 boys registered and 93 girls registered. As always, there were a lot of late sign ups so that causes issues with team formation. The team were formed by grade rather than age. All groups are large but it seems to be working well.  The maximum is 10 players per team. Dallas United registered a 7th/8th grade team. Approximately 15 players were turned away due to late registration. The following is the specific breakdown

Boys 2nd grade =18

Girls 2nd grade = 15

Boys 3rd/4th grade =42

Girls 3rd/ 4th grade = 21

Boys 5th/6th grade = 40

Girls 5th/6th grade = 23

Boys 7th/8th grade = 31

Girls 7th/ 8th grade = 22

There will not be a second indoor season this year. In the past it ran in February through March.

AREA TOURNEY: Duston reported that he felt the area tournament went well. There were 11 teams from Corvallis Region 149 and a total of 50 for all age groups. There will be a meeting to discuss ways to improve. Referees seemed to be an area of weakness.  One suggestion was to have a referee workshop. Perhaps each team must provide a trained referee before registration would be accepted. The dates for the area tournament next year are October 28-29 with a possibility of it being held in Albany. Duston needs to confirm that with Region 870 Board.

  • More port-a pots needed. They were overflowing after Day 1. L
  • Luke said Regin 149 will be contracting Bucks for port-a- pots next year. They are more expensive, but we are hoping they will be more reliable.
  • It was suggested the number of teams be capped due to the lack of referees
  • The weather was great this fall so the fields were in good shape for all day back to back use.

TREASURER REPORT: Sarah provided a breakdown of the money that she suggests being placed in a CD ($100,000), checking account ($6,000) and $25,000 for bills (uniforms). In the October 20, 2022, it was moved by Vince and seconded by Mary that we close our accounts at People’s Bank and move the money to Corvallis for convenience of the treasurer since the previous treasure was an executive at People’s Bank. That motion carried unanimously. After a review of options for the money, it was moved by Elaine and seconded by Andy that we move $100,000 from People’s Bank to First Tech Federal Credit Union and the rest to Citizens Bank, both in Corvallis, and that the accounts at People’s Bank are all closed. The motion carried unanimously. Sarah will follow up on the closing of the accounts and opening the new accounts.

FIELDS WORK: This will be discussed at a later date.

RETREAT: Andy will reserve the Consumer Power meeting room for the retreat to be held on January 21 from 9:00-12:30. This can not be done until 30 days or the date requested.

NSP PICTURE REBATE: As an incentive to use Northwest Sports Pictures, the agreement with Region 149 was that for every picture order, Region 149 would receive a $2 rebate and for every decal sold, we would get a $1 rebate. The total rebate check will be issued for $679 to go into the scholarship fund.

OTHER:

  • Referees: Vince shared that there are 11 referees taking the Intermediate level training for referees. There are 7 from Region 149 and 4 from Region 870.
  • Pizza party for coaches was a success. There were about 30 coaches present and they all shared positive comments. Everyone that came participated in the discussion.
  • EXPO is scheduled for the end of April in Arizona next year. The timing is not good for representation so Luke is looking into other dates with other areas.

NEXT MEETING: Our next scheduled meeting will be the January retreat at Consumer Power off Westhills Road on January 21 from 9:00am-12:30pm. Elaine will provide light snacks for the meeting.

Respectfully submitted
Elaine Markley, Secretary
AYSO Region 149

 

Area 2S

Tournament Debrief Meeting

November 16, 2022 7:00 – 8:33pm

Attendance: Duston Denver, Leanne Henriques, Jonathan Morrison (525), Dan Haak, Kelsey Walker, Emmi Clayton, Tricia Costa, Walt Mahaffee

Review Luke’s email: See below.

Suggested date of 10/28-29. He would like to not host but could help if we need to split the location.

Kudos:

  • 50 teams participated. (Duston)
  • Weather was great. (Duston)
  • Went smoothly on the day of (Walt)
  • Coaches call was helpful. Include refs next time. (Duston)
    • We need that on the calendar!
  • Sportsmanship Award (Duston)
    • Walt said that at Section the refs can give one on the field to a player.
      • Coins or hot cocoa?
    • Keep the team award as well.
      • Hat & Ice cream card?
    • Estimated profit of $1800 (Duston)
      • Money being used to send Kelsey to Area tournament
      • The rest of the money will be used for area training and growth

Issues/Suggestions:

  • Champ game for U11 Boys – Coaches conflict. History in home region. Handled well and was resolved quickly. (Duston)
  • Need more restrooms. Ran out of TP and some were full. We ordered extras to be delivered on second day. Thank you Tricia! (Duston)
  • Refs: Normal scramble to get the games covered (Walt).
    • Walt had to take time off work to get schedule out due to late game schedule.
    • Need to have a least a game schedule, even if we don’t have teams listed.
    • Parents want time to see their kids. Estimated 2 weeks minimum to get that sorted.
    • Suggestion not to have two locations as it make it more difficult to get refs.
    • Did not have time to vet that all training was done for those who showed up to ref on the day of.
    • We had some refs who did 8 games each day. That is too much and not sustainable.
    • Suggestion to require each team provide a referee to the tournament. Define minimum number of games each team needs to cover. Team can use multiple people if they choose. (Daniel)
      • Even with this requirement we will still be short 1 ref per game (Walt)
      • We need to ensure pathway for smaller regions who do not have the required training to feel included and invited. (Leanne)
        • Duston suggested having them contact Tournament Director and/or Ref Admin.
      • Could use the tournament as an opportunity to provide training/assessment. (Duston)
        • Agreed training that weekend is difficult. New refs working at the tournament would be less than ideal and not recommended. (Walt/Dustin/Daniel)
        • Regional referee – 2 hours after online is done. We probably have the staff to support training them the Friday evening before the tournament but need to be mindful of what we are asking them to ref the following days.
        • Gibby, as Director of Instruction would schedule any training that needs to happen so that Kelsey can focus on the tournament itself
        • There is a list of how many refs each region has so that we can make some assumptions on capacity. It’s not an easy list to get and is always in flux but could give us a good idea of what’s possible.
      • Refs need to know that cards need to come back to safety shed. (Duston)
        • Use waterproof paper next year.
        • Some coaches still printed their own using other formats.
      • We need a hand out for refs on details, Walt gave instruction but the step in refs didn’t get that.
        • Walt can do on waterproof paper – have to use laser printer!
        • Give rule info to coaches also.
      • Put recruit efforts on the regions. At section tournament Area Ref Admins provide support for a block of slots. We could do this at an RC level. (Daniel)
    • Schedule:
      • At section they have a preset schedule because they know how many teams they will have. Schedule can be built further ahead. (Duston)
      • We need to ensure that we do not have more games than we can provide refs for. See notes above. (Walt)
      • Allocate guaranteed slots for each region. As regions decide not to send, we can fill those with other regions. i.e if Hermiston doesn’t send a team, one of the other regions could take that slot. (Daniel)
        • This would help with predicting number of games and amount of funds incoming.
        • Allows us to use the same “shell schedule” every year. (Daniel)
      • Three teams dropped out right before the tournament. Difficult for teams who lost that game. (Duston)
        • Require deposit that is forfeited if they don’t show. (Walt)
        • Wait list option. (Leanne)
      • Round Robin style
        • allowed for teams knew their schedule for the first day and were able to plan their day.
        • Less conflicts on day one in Info shed.
      • We need to remind coaches to check on Sat night to see if they made it!
        • We did have one team forfeit because they didn’t know they were in playoffs.
      • Team Registration: Proposed cut off Oct 13th (Duston)
        • Published schedule for teams needs to go live by the 15th so that refs can sign up based on kids games schedules. (Walt)
        • Three weeks before games deadline for team cutoff (Daniel)

Recap

  • We may need to start a Max capacity structure rather than growth oriented tournament. All in agreement.
    • Duston, Leanne, Emmi and Kelsey can meet to set these guidelines up early so we can publish that data.
  • Tentative schedule for Oct 28th & 29th (Tricia would like to go one week further out, will talk to her board)
    • Gives regions a 7 week season if they start on Sept 9th (some regions do a jamboree style on the first weekend and then 7 weeks of games this would leave them a game short)
    • High School Soccer playoffs are second Sat of November is final.
      • Proposed dates would be first weekend of playoffs (pull for refs)
    • OSU/U of O game consideration if Corvallis or Springfield host.
      • Schedule is not out yet
    • Location: Timber Linn location proposed – only other location option is Springfield and we would need to talk to Brian about capacity. Tricia could tell us by retreat in January.
      • Duston will email who would like to host. Send proposal, what are requirements, field space, goals, game day needs etc. RCs respond by end of January.
    • Continue Round Robin style – tournament standard is three game guarantee.
    • Timeline Commitment:
      • End of January
        • Location set
        • Number of teams and guidelines ready
        • “Shell” schedule ready to go.
      • By end of February – everything updated on Area website.
        • Rule changes
        • Registration form set up
        • Deadlines & Calendar set (includes meetings)

Luke’s email content:

Hi Everyone,

I’ll miss the meeting tonight, but here is my quick report.

The date chosen was good and next year would be good to look at doing 10/28 & 10/29 or later into November.
I would like to have the event at another location next year, if we need to split over multiple places, we might be able to help.
A few missed logistics, but overall went well.

October 2022

AYSO REGION 149 MINUTES

OCTOBER 20, 2022

In person and online meeting

PRESENT: John Sweet, Dan Herford, Sarah Child, Chris Jordan, Luke Cotton, Mary Cotton, Elaine Markley, Abe Drabkin, Vince Waterhous, Toby Westberry, Justin Azhocar, Andy Ungerer, Nicole Chapman

TREASURER REPORT: Sarah discussed the accounts that are currently at People’s Bank in Albany and requested that we move our accounts to Corvallis for the convenience of the Board members since the previous treasurer was an executive at that branch. It was moved by Mary and seconded by Vince that we close all accounts at People’s Bank.

  • Sarah will bring a proposal for a new bank and how much should be into checking and into CD’s to the next meeting. By the next meeting we will know how much money will be needed for pre-order of uniforms for MY2023-24. (estimated $14,000)
  • It was suggested that our region purchase the Quickbook program used by National.
  • $4,000 Aerator purchase with the 509-J to attach to the mower that Region 149 purchased for the district.
  • $2,000 was spent of fall watering
  • $4,000 soccer goal donation to elementary schools. Locations will be discussed since there is still construction on a lot of the elementary fields and safety is the #1 concern for anchoring the goals.

REGISTRAR REPORT: Andy provided a summary of how many players are currently enrolled in core (877), Development (47) and Extra (55). As always, families are waiting until the last minute to register players. Everything seems to be going relatively smooth this fallJ

FALL OVERVIEW: Luke gave shoutouts to Abe for all the coordination and counseling he has done to make the coach/referee role more defined and easier to understand expectations of their volunteer role. Chris echoed his appreciation from the referee end of positive behaviors from coaches.

  • Nicole was thanked for help with team formation and all the wonderful division coordinators who worked so hard to balance teams and accommodate requests.
  • Better communication is needed at the Safety Station for directions on how to close
  • Board Closer position needs to be a real Board member. There was one Saturday that a non-board member had signed up for the Board Closer time slot.  With the slot filled, it prevented a board member to sign up for that slot.  Andy stayed and did the closing on that Saturday.”
  • Clear, written directions need to be edited to match our existing fields and chores to be done before leaving.
  • Tabled until January meeting will be how to build up the youth referee program. Think of campaigns for players to “give back” to the organization.
  • Use players in the pick-up games to help recruit for key volunteer positions as referee and/or coach
  • Paint cost has gone up 40%. Needs to be reflected in budget for next season

UPCOMING EVENTS: Area Tournament will be a round robin format

  • Fields will all be used on the north side of the safety station.
  • Some fields might have to be angled differently to fit our needs for this one weekend tournament
  • Volunteers who are at the field will help pick up the slack as needed
  • Area Director will be at the Safety/Information station for check-in, Q & A and any other tournament concerns. There will be food truck located on site
  • Field clean up after area tourney: Try to get the last team on the field to move the goals and get it done that day rather than coming back and not having as many helpers!
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INDOOR SOCCER: At this time there are 119 players registered. Registration closes on October 24.

FUTSAL: The building at the fairgrounds has been reserved. Total cost for use from January 22-March 12 will be $1680.

HIGH SCHOOL/ADULT PICKUP: Saturday from 10:30am-noon rotating fields as needed, depending on the weather and the condition of the fields

SUMMER CAMP: Looking into a different format for summer camp. Brad Whitcomb has expressed an interest in running the camps. Perhaps from 9-noon rather than a full day camp.

One thought is to pay our own coaches to run the camp. This will be discussed at the January retreat.

NEXT MEETING: Our next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 17 at the First Christian Church or online beginning at 7:10pm.

Respectfully Submitted,
Elaine Markley, Secretary
AYSO Region 149

September 2022

No Board Meeting.

August 2022

No Board Meeting, Just Team Meetings.

July 2022

AYSO REGION 149 MINUTES

JULY 14, 2022

In person and online meeting

PRESENT:  Luke Cotton, Sarah Holpuch, Becky Torgeson, Vanessa Boyer, Juan Fernandez, Brian Dolan Janea Davis, Andy Ungerer, Brad Withcomb, Chiemi Cunningham, John Sweet, LeeAnn Baker, Mike Ramsdell, Abe Drabkin, Elaine Markley, Chris Jordan, Vince Waterhous, Nicole Chapman, Hannah Stevens (perhaps there were others online and I didn’t catch the name or initial to identify who you were).

NEW BOARD MEMEBERS: Applicants for new board positions primarily consisted of those for divisional coordinators and one application for Coach Support Specialist. It was moved by Elaine and seconded by Andy that all applicants be accepted to the positions they applied for. The motion carried unanimously. Congratulations and thank you to the following who want to make a difference in AYSO Region 149:

  • Coach Support Specialist- Justin Azhoca
  • 7UB Division Coordinator- Janea Davis
  • 7UG Division Coordinator- Chiemi Cunningham
  • 9UB Division Coordinator- Vaessa Boyer
  • 13UB Division Coordinator-LeeAnn Baker
  • 15UB Division Coordinator-Becky Torgeson
  • Application received July 15 from Claire Flusher for 7UG Division Coordinator was not voted on since the meeting was on July 14, 2022

MINUTES FROM FEBRUARY 23, 2022: The last official meeting documented was February 23, 2022. It was moved by Brian and seconded that the minutes be approved as written. The motion carried unanimously.

TEAM FORMATION: There have been changes made for the number of players that each team in the younger divisions will have on the roster and how many players will be on the field playing at one time. This can be accommodated with the 4 colors of uniforms to make additional teams with lower numbers. Refer to “About” on the website for specific team demographics. https://www.corvallisayso.org/about/rules.html

  • Teams will be able to submit a team name to the Board AFTER they have identified the key volunteers required for each division. Until then, they will be referred to a number, assigned by Division Coordinators
  • All Division Coordinators will have access to data rights. Luke will be the only one to have the power to move a player to a different division.
  • Referees will be assigned to games from 9U and above. Each team must provide one center referee and one coach in these divisions.
  • Reminder when having two male coaches with an all-girls team or vice versa…a volunteer of the same gender of the team must be present at all times or in the area at all times. Luke said if there is another team practicing at the same area and they have someone that fits this scenario above, that will be ok, but always best for each team to have their own volunteer there for safety reasons.

               TIMELINE FOR TEAM FORMATION

  • July 15 begin sorting and working with data
  • Complete all player distribution by the weekend of July 30
  • Wait list will begin July 19 for anyone who has not currently registered
  • Andy will email each family that is “pending” or has a shopping cart order to have them compete their registration process if they plan to play in the fall
  • August 3 or 4 families will be notified of the team their child has been assigned
  • More information from Andy

Wait list Registration starts on July 19.  (Open registration closes on July         18)  Note that this is for Core Recreational.

Registration for Fall Developmental and Fall High School close on September 11.  Developmental will go to a waiting list when it fills.

As of 7/15/22 the following numbers have registered:

Core  624

Developmental 27

High school 6

                           TEAM MEETINGS AT ADAMS FIELDS:

  • August 10: 6U and 7U @ 6:00-7:00pm 8U @ 7:00-8:00pm
  • August 11: 9U @ 6:00-7:00pm 11U @ 7:00-8:00pm
  • August 12: 13U and 15U @ 6:00-7:00pm
  • Uniforms will be given out IF the team has identified their key volunteers. Teams can select color based on how many teams are in each division. We will sort and divide into equal numbers of the four colors per division and gender.
  • We will have an equipment sale at each team meeting
  • Advertising for families to bring used shoes, jerseys, etc. will go out with the August 3rd or 4th notice of the meetings. We need to get volunteers to help with the sale.
  • Elaine will contact Play It Again Sports to see if they can get shin guards at a bulk price for us to have available.
  • There will be a shoe/equipment sale the first Saturday of the season

COACH AND REFEREE TRAINING FOR VOLUNTEERS

  • Abe is looking at coaches training at Adams on August 18 @ 6:00pm. Details to follow
  • Referee training will be September 6 and 8 with a refresher course on Sept. 9. More details will be worked out by Chris and Vince with specific dates, times and location. Stay tuned.

START OF SEASON:

  • Practices may begin the week of August 22.
  • The season will begin on Saturday, September 10. It will not be considered a “soft start” this year since teams have more time to get organized as will the referees and coaches.
  • There will be an area tournament at Adams on Saturday, October 29
  • Shoe/equipment sale will be held in on September 10. Catalina back to help?

NEW CALENDAR PROGRAM FOR WEBSITE:

  • Luke is looking into purchasing a better calendar system for the website that can reduce the need for additional data entry for sign-ups for clinics,  events, etc. The cost would be about $30 per year. An investment well worth the money spentJ We currently pay approximately $150 per year for the website.

FYI: Luke will not be around the area from August 14-20! He deserves a break from AYSO! Thank you, Luke, for all you do for all of the community.

NEXT MEETING: The date was not discussed for the next meeting. Typcally we have used the end of the team meetings to conduct any business we need to do to get the season up and running. If we go back to the 3rd Thursday of the month, we would be meeting when Luke is gone!  Stay tuned for the announcement on that.

Respectfully submitted,
Elaine Markley, Secretary
AYSO Region 149

 

 

 

 

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{CorvallisAYSO} Indoor S4UG HD Angry Alpacas Roster v1
Mon 10/31/2022 4:31 AM

Dear Indoor S4UG HD Angry Alpacas Team,

Welcome to indoor season. This email includes the most recent copy of data for the team. We have the games arranged to try and have the games shuffled, some Sat games and some weekday games. I plan to get another email out this coming week with any updates.

This email includes everyone on the team (or activity group) in the email TO field, you can reply all to contact the team. Below are the key items for Game Days...

  • Sports Park Release Forms: Liability Forms are required for everyone touching the playing field, including volunteers. You can arrive early and sign one on game day or follow the link the Corvallis Sports Park will send later to submit the form digitally.
  • Wear/Bring a White Shirt.
    • Shin Guards Required.
    • SHOES! 7th & 8th grade requires indoor turf shoes; all others could have indoor turf shoes or court shoes (outdoor cleats are not allowed).
    • No Jewelry.

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Team Roster/Dashboard: (here)
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+ GAME SCHEDULE v1 +=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+

Date Start Field Home Away Referee
Sat-11/12 1pm CSP S4UG HD Angry Alpacas -IN S4UG Ha Indoor Ref - Please Signup (w/ Dashboard link above)
Mon-11/28 5:45pm CSP S4UG HD Angry Alpacas -IN S4UG Ha Indoor Ref - Please Signup (w/ Dashboard link above)
Sat-12/3 3:15pm CSP S4UG HD Angry Alpacas -IN S4UG Ha Indoor Ref - Please Signup (w/ Dashboard link above)
Thu-12/8 5:45pm CSP S4UG HD Angry Alpacas -IN S4UG Ha Indoor Ref - Please Signup (w/ Dashboard link above)
Sat-12/10 3:15pm CSP S4UG HD Angry Alpacas -IN S4UG Ha Indoor Ref - Please Signup (w/ Dashboard link above)
Sat-12/17 4pm CSP S4UG HD Angry Alpacas -IN S4UG Ha Indoor Ref - Please Signup (w/ Dashboard link above)

Please review your game schedule carefully. Teams playing in the first game each day are responsible for pulling the equipment out to the field from the front desk. Teams that are in the last game each day are responsible for removing all equipment and turning it into the front desk.

MANAGERS: Each team/group needs a registered Team Manager. In 1st and 2nd grade groups, the manager needs to also act as a referee/coach for the game days. Older ages, no soccer coaching experience is needed.

REFEREES: You can use the dashboard link above to signup for games for this team. NOTE: For 1st and 2nd grade groups, we ask that Team Managers work to get or plan to be referees, we do not have this for signup online.

JAMBOREE / HAT DRAW Playing Groups (12+ players on the team): Game Leaders / Team Managers are asked to arrive early, split up the group into two teams, work with the signed up referee to get the game going, and balance as needed. For 1st and 2nd grade groups, Team Managers should plan to be referees.

+ PLAYERS +=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+

+ ALLOCATED VOLUNTEERS +=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+

Role
Team Manager
Team Manager

When volunteers are registered in Sports Connect, they will be allocated and show in this list.

+ POSSIBLE VOLUNTEERS +=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+

Role
Team Manager
Team Manager

If you can fill a team void as a Referee or Team Manager, please email the team and register as a volunteer.
Adult Volunteer Registration (here).

# =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= GAME DAYS =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= #

Game Day Gear: The sports park will have a bag with soccer balls and pinnies for players, stored at the front desk.

Parents: Ensure you player is wearing the right equipment and has a white shirt; first game day, sign the release form (one needed per year) and turn it in; drop your player off with the right team manager by the benches next to the field; if you are staying for the game, I suggest you go upstairs to spectate and cheer (note: players can hear your conversations and comments from the balcony); if you have young children with you, consider the downstairs space by the benches (do not kick soccer balls against walls by benches); from entering the field, the game is about 42min, be back to meet your player in the lobby at that time.

Players: Wear a white shirt (or team designated color and bring a white shirt); standard soccer restrictions ([no watch, earrings, etc.], socks over shin guards, court shoes (okay for Elementary Players) or turf shoes (required for Middle Schoolers); the field could be cold at start, but you will warm up fast, sport pants can be a good idea; enter on the ground floor and check in with your manager at the bench seats right next to the field (be sure you know your team name); when your manager says okay, enter the field and place your equipment in one of the player boxes, after the other team is out; warm up, stretch, and wait for positions from your manager; after the game, grab your equipment and leave the field to the lobby.

Team Managers: Bring a printing of your roster, the referee could have a roster for you (use the roster for sub/player tracking); if you are the first game, or the team before you uses different size soccer balls, ask the front desk to check for the game day bag for your size; gather your players in the waiting area by the benches (or on the field if the referee is present); check player equipment on arrival and note them in your roster; enter the field with your team after the prior game clock is done (about 5min before your start time according to the field clock); figure out a team box to the west and place your equipment, after the other team is out of the box; talk with the opposing team manager, find the pinnies, and decide who will wear them (often the team with players not all wearing one color); indicate positions to players (1 GK (use a rotation if needed), 2 defenders, 2 midfield (your energizer bunnies), 2 forwards, remainder to box), give the goal keeper a unique color pinnie; after game start, do on the fly substitutions (players should only sit out for 6min at a time), and mark the subs in the roster; I use a method where I sub a player every 2min (w/ 3subs) or every 3min (w/ 2subs); at half YOU HAVE 1MIN, swap the goal keeper (if they want to stay in the position, press them to play the field), and do your 1 sub; at the end of the game, gather all the gear from the team box and leave the field, we have little time between games, so do the high five off the field.

Referees: Get team roster from front desk (they will often highlight the players missing something); if clock is off, ask them to turn it on; enter the field and place your gear in the box to the south east; check the sports park clock (often 6 min slow) and set the game clock to count down to about 2min before the game should start; check w/ managers for players missing liability forms (you can give them the roster); check player equipment (standard soccer stuff, no outdoor cleats)(larger players need turf shoes); ensure the teams have consistent colors and the keeper is a unique color; get a game ball, if it is flat the front counter has a pump; INDOOR IS FAST, please do everything you can to keep the pace and get folks playing; set the clock for 18min, start the 18min within 1min of game start no matter what; you do not need to put scores on the board; at half set the clock for 1min or less to catch up; start the last 18min, 30seconds after the half time clock ran out, no matter what; take all of your equipment and help get game equipment off the field to the front desk.

Game Clock Details
To set the time, press "Set Clock", enter in time, press enter >> Start time - Press "Clock on/off" which will also pause the clock.
To award goals, press either "Guest Score +1" or "Home Score +1" NOTICE: we do not normally keep track of goals on the board.
To take away goals, press "Set Guest Functions" or "Set Home Functions".  You will then type in the number of goals the team should have and press enter.
To enter a penalty, press the button labeled "Guest Penalty" or "Home Penalty".  Enter player #1, press enter, enter time, press enter again.
** If you are not the first game, you will need to hit the button labeled "New Game Options", enter in the time of the game and hit enter. **
** For halftime, press the timeout button. It will automatically bring up 1 minute **

IMPORTANT: Games must start on time. If your game starts late, the referee may need to shorten your match to prevent conflict with the next scheduled game.

#-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= INDOOR RULES =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-#

GAMES: 18 minute halves w/ 1 minute half

  • 1st Grade - 7 vs. 7, no goal keeper, full field (or half field with fewer players), free substitutions.
  • 2nd Grade - 7 vs. 7, red line is build out line, free substitutions.
  • All Others - 7 vs. 7, free substitutions.

NO KEEPER PUNTING, KEEPER DROP KICK, KEEPER SINGLE BOUNCE KICKS, SLIDING, SLIDING KICKS, PLAYING ON THE GROUND, OR JUMPING OVER WALLS.

OUT OF PLAY / RESTART:

  • Roof Netting - restart on red line on the side where the ball was kicked.
  • Side Netting or Off the Field - restart one yard from the wall near where the ball hit the netting or went out.
  • Over the Goal Netting - either corner kick on the white dot or a goal keeper throw (1st grade goal area kick).

RED LINE VIOLATION: The ball cannot cross 2 red lines in the air. The restart is anywhere on the first red line that was crossed for the opposing team. If it touches the wall, a player, or the ground before crossing the 2nd line, it is not a violation.

OTHER RULES:

  • Waiting violation, players with any restart, need to move the ball within 6 sec. The result is a free kick for the other team if it is not done in 6 sec.
  • Unlike normal indoor rules with the park, we do allow Advantage and do not give blue cards for 5 fouls by a team.
  • A player with one team can only score 3 goals for that team.

FREE KICKS

  • All are direct.
  • Opposing team should be 3 yards away.
  • Kicking player cannot touch ball again without it touching someone else.
  • Non-penalty infractions (passing back to keeper) free kick at edge outside keeper box.

PENALTY KICKS: Penalty taken from the top of the keeper box. Non-kickers line up behind the red line and can move once the ball is kicked. Penalty kicker cannot touch the ball twice (must touch another player).

INDOOR FOULS

  • All outdoor fouls for the age group (including heading rule).
  • Two hands against the wall (to push off).
  • Deliberate or Out of Control Sliding.
  • Punting or Drop Kick.
  • Jumping Over Wall.
  • Playing on the Ground.

SUBSTITUTIONS: On the fly.
Make sure outgoing player steps off field before incoming player steps in. (If they will not come off (do not know the name), feel free to send a player on to have them pull off the other player. Player going on should not get involved with play until they get the player coming off.)

ENTERING FIELD (not from player box) - get referee permission first.

CARDS:

  1. Blue - 2 minute penalty or until opponent scores.
  2. Yellow - 2 minute penalty.
  3. Red- ejection plus 5 minutes penalty served by another player.

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Thank You,
Luke Cotton - Acting Indoor Coord.


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[CorvallisAYSO] High School Pickup Update
10/28/22 4:33 AM

Hi High School Families,

Our first pickup time is Saturday Nov 12th 10:30am - 12pm and Adams Area by the pickball courts.

If you have friends interested in coed pickup play, please have them signup in Sports Connect. The cost is $30 for the school year of pickup play, but I am not rushing to get those payments in (I only activate from the wait list to get you in the email list).

Again, this is intended to be recreational and casual play, this is not to coach you or run you, it is to let you have fun playing with peers... friends in a schoolyard style. This is built to scale, the more people we have, the more like a full soccer game we can make it. With low numbers on a Saturday, we will do a small field no keepers, with 20+ we will move to a larger field and potentially have a rotation of people goal keeping.

Details and Signup: https://www.corvallisayso.org/programs/19u.html

Current players signed up...


Thanks,
Luke Cotton - High School Pickup Coord.
Nicole Chapman - Adult Pickup Coord.

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[CorvallisAYSO] Indoor Soccer Update
10/28/22 3:48 AM

Hi All Indoor Families,

Status Update:
1 : I am finalizing the schedule now and will get it loaded into Sports Connect as soon as I can.

2 : Some rosters are done, and have been sent through Sports Connect, but more work is still needed to get volunteers added... work in progress.

3 : Most divisions (except noted below) are going to be Hat Draw groups. Basically, where players show up, pick one buddy, and get split into two teams.

4 : Boys 3rd & 4th, 5th & 6th, and 7th & 8th divisions will have 4 teams in each division, these will be set recreational teams. We are taking a second look at the rosters to ensure we got all requests and have potential team managers on each team... work in progress.

5 : We have many openings for 1st graders, and some other divisions. You can see the openings here: Registration (ayso149.org). Wait List players are allowed in all divisions, and we will work those players in as we can.


Program Detailshttps://www.corvallisayso.org/programs/indoor.html


Thanks,
Luke Cotton & Nicole Chapman - Acting Indoor Coordinators

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Corvallis CoachCon 2022 (aka Pizza Party)
10/26/22 1:14 PM

Hey Coaches!

We've had a good batch of responses to the party notice.  This pizza party is going to be ... wow. 

Thursday, 11/3, 6pm, Papa's Pizza.

We have something like 170 coaches bringing the goodness to our kids each week.  It would be awesome to get at least a third of them at our end-of-season pizza party.  Not sure if you can make it?  Let us know that you are thinking about it - 25% likely? 60%? 100%  Let us know.

If you can't make it, let me say that you have done a good thing in spending this time with our kids this fall - helping them grow as young people, encouraging them, teaching them skills and teamwork.  It's a lot of work to coach well, and I can say that the results are in and the coaches of Corvallis AYSO have done well.

Kudos to Abe and all of the coach instructors who have nurtured and trained a great group of coaches.  We are striving to build within Corvallis AYSO, and within the Corvallis coaching community, a real and vital coach community founded on mutual respect, good communication, and the understanding that we are all on the same team with the common goal of helping our kids have fun and develop as soccer players and people.  Thanks for doing your part.

Coaches on 3!

Dan & Abe

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[CorvallisAYSO] 10/22 Final Games & Indoor Soccer
10/22/22 5:46 AM

Hi All 6U-15U Families & Volunteers,

Welcome to Final Core Game Weekend!
(Unless you are in the tournament on the 29th.)

General Updates/Notes:

  1. Indoor Soccer Registration closes Monday 10/24. See all winter soccer program options below or here: Registration (ayso149.org)
  2. NOTICE: After today, teams will start up again in early April 2023 for our spring season, no re-registration for 6U-15U core rec. You keep your uniform and coaches keep the team equipment safe for the winter. In February, we will email everyone to confirm spring participation and work on any team changes/adds/removes at that time.
  3. Coaches, if you know you will not participate in our spring season, please bring the team equipment to the Safety Shed after your game.
  4. PICTURE ITEMS: Your stuff is at the safety shed, helpers will be handing it out to coaches, but be sure you get it today. COACHES Get everything handed out TODAY, if your team is traveling, please plan to send someone to the safety shed to get your team's items.

Game Day Notes 10/22:

  • Wear your uniform/jersey over all other clothing/coats, avoid under coats or sweaters with metal.
  • Wear dark athletic shorts (dark athletic pants are okay, but NEED to be without metal/plastic)
  • Wear shin guards under your soccer socks.
  • Leave the pets & jewelry at home!
  • Sit, at least 3-4ft from the side of the field where you see the spectator signs.
  • 13UG: If you are street parking on Knollbrook, please avoid parking in driveways. Game times were changed to try and allow families to leave before the next game.

Indoor Rec Soccer Nov 5 - Dec 20, 2022 (1st - 8th Grade) 

Registration Closes MONDAY 10/24, signup NOW.
More Details Here: https://www.corvallisayso.org/programs/indoor.html

Futsal Sundays Jan 22 - Mar 12, 2023 (1st - 8th Grade) 

More Details Here: https://www.corvallisayso.org/programs/futsal.html

Adult Winter Pickup Soccer

Saturdays Nov 2022 - Mar 2023. More Details Here: https://www.corvallisayso.org/programs/adult.html

High School Winter Pickup Soccer

Saturdays Nov 2022 - Mar 2023. If you are interested, Sports Connect has the wait list ($0) PRE-registration open (here), that will get you on the notification list. 8th - 12th grade players can participate in winter pickup. It will be run much like our adult program on Saturdays at the Adams area.

More Details: https://www.corvallisayso.org/programs/19u.html

Thank You,
Luke Cotton
Region Commissioner, Webmaster, & Fields Coord.

American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) - Region 149
A 5060 SW Philomath Blvd #193 Corvallis, OR 97333

AYSO, where kids play in a fun, family environment powered by Volunteers.

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Coach Team! Final games, and a few things
10/19/22 3:50 PM

Coaches!  What an honor to work with such a dedicated group.  Final games of the Fall season are upon us, and a much-earned break in the action (and chance to catch up on home projects).
 
Some of you will help with coaching indoor and futsal action over the winter.  Some will take their team to the area tournament.  We hope all of you will do the following:
 
1) Fall player evaluations.  When emails go out for fall player evaluations, please take the time to fill them out.  It makes a big difference for team formation. In general only 50% of coaches fill this out which does not help us balance teams. Please complete player eval's and help us balance teams.
2) Do some reflection.  What did you learn?  What worked well, and what didn't?  What do you need more training or support on?
3) Out of that reflection, please share anything that we, the Coach Admin and Instruction team, would benefit from.  Tips & hints, lessons learned, problem areas?
4) Join us at the end-of-season Coach Pizza Consumption event at 6pm on Thursday November 3rd.  We will have pizza, pitchers of soda, kudos, and prizes.  To that end, please shoot us a response with percent likelihood of attendance, and preferred pizza type. (eg 75%, Spinach and Sardine), and, if one comes to mind, a specific shout-out to one of the other coaches.
 
Recap: Player evals, reflection, feedback, RSVP for pizza on 11/3.
 
Much thanks, and Coaches on 3!
 
Abe & Dan

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[CorvallisAYSO] 10/15 Game Day Notes
10/15/22 6:26 AM

Hi All 6U-15U Families & Volunteers,

Welcome to Game Weekend 6!

General Updates/Notes:

  1. See all winter soccer program options below or here: Registration (ayso149.org)
  2. After the final core games on 10/22, teams will start up again in April 2023 for our spring season, no re-registration for 6U-15U core rec. You would keep your uniform, and coaches keep the team equipment safe for the winter. In February, we will email to confirm spring participation.
  3. Coaches, if you know you will not participate in our spring season, please bring the team equipment to the Safety Shed after your 10/22 game.
  4. Picture items will be distributed on 10/22, if your team is traveling, please plan to send someone to the safety shed to get your items.
  5. Area Tournament Oct 29th 9U - 13U Teams: Play a few games on Saturday 10/29 against teams from the valley! Coaches, please check with players to see if your team is up for it, signup details are here: https://www.ayso2s.org/Default.aspx?tabid=952199

Game Day Notes 10/15:

  • Wear your uniform/jersey over all other clothing, avoid under coats or sweaters with metal.
  • Wear dark athletic shorts (dark athletic pants are okay, but NEED to be without metal/plastic)
  • Wear shin guards under your soccer socks.
  • Leave the pets & jewelry at home!
  • Sit, at least 4ft from the side of the field where you see the spectator signs.
  • 13UG: If you are street parking on Knollbrook, please avoid parking in driveways. Game times were changed to try and allow families to leave before the next game.

Indoor Rec Soccer Nov 5 - Dec 20, 2022 (1st - 8th Grade) 

More Details Here: https://www.corvallisayso.org/programs/indoor.html

Futsal Sundays Jan 22 - Mar 12, 2023 (1st - 8th Grade) 

More Details Here: https://www.corvallisayso.org/programs/futsal.html

Adult Winter Pickup Soccer

Saturdays Nov 2022 - Mar 2023. More Details Here: https://www.corvallisayso.org/programs/adult.html

High School Winter Pickup Soccer

Saturdays Nov 2022 - Mar 2023. If you are interested, Sports Connect has the wait list ($0) PRE-registration open (here), that will get you on the notification list. 8th - 12th grade players can participate in winter pickup. It will be run much like our adult program on Saturdays at the Adams area.

More Details: https://www.corvallisayso.org/programs/19u.html

Thank You,
Luke Cotton
Region Commissioner, Webmaster, & Fields Coord.

American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) - Region 149
A 5060 SW Philomath Blvd #193 Corvallis, OR 97333

AYSO, where kids play in a fun, family environment powered by Volunteers.... including me.

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[CorvallisAYSO] High School Winter Pickup Play
10/14/22 6:39 PM

All High School Families,

Communications I thought were going out you all, were not. Here is an update...

Recap or new information...
We were not able to get enough players to run games for this fall and the volunteers needed to get things going were not able to help this fall.

Moving Forward...
The plan is to approach the division like our Adult pickup play group. For this winter I would like to schedule Saturday pickup soccer times for players to split up and do small-sided games. A volunteer will be present to help get things started, but after that, the players would manage most of the activity themselves, with the volunteer for backup if needed.

Your player registration for fall covers the membership/insurance for this idea, if new players want to just join for this winter, they would pay the $20 membership. Once we get to Spring, we will create teams and players will need to pay if they want to join a team. We would keep doing pickup play for High School in the spring.

Everyone getting this, your fall payment (usually $30 + membership $20) was applied to the spring game season. If you want a refund for the fall season and do not intend to join for spring games, please fill out this form (refund form).

Please email me your thoughts and ideas, should we try this, another idea?

Proposed Winter Pickup Schedule:
11/12/2022 - Noon-1:30pm - First Pickup Day @ Adams Area Fields - Meet by Pickleball Court
11/19/2022 - Noon-1:30pm @ Adams
11/26/2022 - Noon-1:30pm @ Adams
12/3/2022 - Noon-1:30pm @ Adams
12/10/2022 - Noon-1:30pm @ Adams
12/17/2022 - Noon-1:30pm @ Adams
12/31/2022 - Noon-1:30pm @ Adams
1/7/2023 - Noon-1:30pm @ Adams
1/14/2023 - Noon-1:30pm @ Adams
1/21/2023 - Noon-1:30pm @ Adams
1/28/2023 - Noon-1:30pm @ Adams
2/4/2023 - Noon-1:30pm @ Adams
2/11/2023 - Noon-1:30pm @ Adams
2/18/2023 - Noon-1:30pm @ Adams
2/25/2023 - Noon-1:30pm @ Adams
3/4/2023 - Noon-1:30pm @ Adams
3/11/2023 - Noon-1:30pm @ Adams
3/18/2023 - Noon-1:30pm @ Adams

Thank You,
Luke Cotton
Region Commissioner, Webmaster, & Fields Coord.

American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) - Region 149
A 5060 SW Philomath Blvd #193 Corvallis, OR 97333

AYSO, where kids play in a fun, family environment powered by Volunteers.... including me.

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[CorvallisAYSO] Winter Soccer - Indoor & Futsal
10/14/22 4:00 PM

Hi |User First Name|,

This winter we have two programs ready for signup (here), Nov-Dec Indoor at the Corvallis Sports Park & Jan-Mar Futsal on Sundays at the Benton County Fair Grounds.

Indoor Rec Soccer Nov 5 - Dec 20, 2022 (1st - 8th Grade)

Register (Sports Connect). Select a program that is available, choose the correct division (1st Grade - 8th Grade), and work through the registration process. If you have a special request, use this request form (here).

All games will be played at the Corvallis Sports Park. The 6 games are about 36 minutes long and are scheduled Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday. During the week, games could start at 4:10 or 4:50 on weekdays. Games on Saturday are anywhere from 12-7pm. There are no practices. This session will go from Nov 5 - Dec 20, team notifications will happen by Oct 29, with a game schedule expected soon after.

The program fee is $50 and will need to be paid by Credit Card in Sports Connect. Players that have not played with AYSO this School Year often need to pay the AYSO non-refundable membership fee of $20. We cannot guarantee that a division will have enough players for teams, if that is the case, and we could not place your player, your credit card would be refunded the $50 (if your player is placed, and you cancel, the refund could be $45. After we start the season/games, no refunds) (refund form).

More Details Here:  https://www.corvallisayso.org/programs/indoor.html

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Futsal Sundays Jan 22 - Mar 12, 2023 (1st - 8th Grade)

Register (Sports Connect). Select a program that is available, choose the correct division (1st Grade - 8th Grade), and work through the registration process. If you have a special request, use this request form (here).

All activities will be played at the Benton County Fairgrounds Solar Building. The 8 activities are about 50 minutes long and are scheduled Sundays. This session will go from Jan 22 - Mar 12, notifications will happen by Jan 16, with a first part of the schedule expected soon after.

The program fee is $50 and will need to be paid by Credit Card in Sports Connect after your player is placed with a group. Players that have not played with AYSO this School Year often need to pay the AYSO non-refundable membership fee of $20. We cannot guarantee that a division will have enough players for teams, if that is the case, and we could not place your player, your credit card would be refunded the $50 (if your player is placed, and you cancel, the refund could be $48. After we start the activities, no refunds) (refund form).

Basics to Know:

  • The focus is more on control, ball handling, & passing.
  • The location has concrete floors with texturing, court or athletic shoes are recommended, & player contact will be highly discouraged.
  • Scheduling will be in hour blocks.
  • A head coach will warm up the same group of players each session, split up the group, & run/oversee a futsal game.

More Details Here: https://www.corvallisayso.org/programs/futsal.html


Thank You,
Luke Cotton
Region Commissioner, Webmaster, & Fields Coord.

American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) - Region 149
A 5060 SW Philomath Blvd #193 Corvallis, OR 97333

AYSO, where kids play in a fun, family environment powered by Volunteers.

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Corvallis AYSO - Let's Go Team Coach!
10/12/22 10:51 AM

Our Coach Admin email this week originates from Coach Andrew Woogen, of the 9U Girls team, Retrievers.  (It’s been edited a bit, and sections highlighted, by Abe Drabkin)

From Coach Andrew:

First off, I feel incredibly lucky to be coaching my daughter. It’s cultivated a cool bond between me and both my daughters. I coached my older daughter last season and this season I am coaching my younger daughter.

I regularly communicate with the other coaches. But this past Saturday a big learning for me is that it is important to share with the other coach before the game starts what changes I’ll make if things become unbalanced. For example, if our team pulls ahead by a few goals then I’ll start layering on player development rules like:

*shots on goal from beyond the penalty area only

*shots on goal with non dominant foot only

*shots on goal by non dominant players only. Dominant players pass only.

*shots on goal only after X # of passes are completed in the attacking half

*loan out 1-2 dominant players. challenge them to score on their own defense. For each goal they score coach does 5 burpees at practice next week.

This way both coaches know and we can just flip a switch if/when needed and it won’t be so obvious and keep players from feeling awkward.

We have epic team spirit (see pic of our stuffed mascot Retriever and face tattoos attached to this email) and it seems counterintuitive to ask our players to not play their hardest. But now I look at lopsided game management as player development and I know my players want the opportunity to make the Coach do burpees: it’s like a bonus, play your hardest, gain a lead and then earn the opportunity to make the Coach do burpees!

One of our developing players has never played before: this is her first season. She is doing some soccer homework at home with her dad and brothers and has improved significantly. Last Saturday I finally put in in as keeper, as she’s been asking, and she performed well. Her dad came up to me after the game and gave me a huge High-5.

We have a very timid player as well. One exercise I recently ran was a “bump and run” drill to give all players familiarity with shoulder bumps, first walking and then running, while leaning into each other. The timid player actually liked this drill and by the end she did not want to stop and was basically doing jujitsu to the other players. Next up is an exercise to work on timidness with the ball: one step at a time with this team.

I hope all you other coaches are enjoying the natural ups and downs, lessons and challenges of the season like I am.

Remember it is all Us Coaches on Team Coach leading all 900-players.

Go Retrievers!

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[CorvallisAYSO] 10/8 Game Day & Winter Soccer
10/07/22 4:15 PM

Hi All 6U-15U Families & Volunteers,

Welcome to Game Weekend 5!

General Updates/Notes:

  • Picture Day: Pictures are at the farthest NE corner above field 151. Arrive before your coach's scheduled time with packet filled out (need player name and team name).
  • Indoor Soccer Nov 5 - Dec 20 & Futsal Soccer Sundays Jan 22 - Mar 12. Register in Sports Connect (here). See details below.
  • Area Tournament Oct 29th 9U - 13U Teams: Play a few games on Saturday 10/29 against teams from the valley! Coaches, please check with players to see if your team is up for it, signup details are here: https://www.ayso2s.org/Default.aspx?tabid=952199

Game Day Notes 10/8:

  • Picture Day: Games need to end on time, shorten the game if needed. Pictures are at the farthest NE corner above field 151. 
  • Leave the pets & jewelry at home!
  • Wear your uniform/jersey over all other clothing, avoid under coats or sweaters with metal.
  • Wear dark athletic shorts (dark athletic pants are okay, but NEED to be without metal/plastic)
  • Wear shin guards under your soccer socks.
  • Sit, at least 4ft from the side of the field where you see the spectator signs.
  • 13UG: If you are street parking on Knollbrook, please avoid parking in driveways. Game times were changed to try and allow families to leave before the next game.

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Indoor Rec Soccer Nov 5 - Dec 20, 2022 (1st - 8th Grade)

Register (Sports Connect). Select a program that is available, choose the correct division (1st Grade - 8th Grade), and work through the registration process. If you have a special request, use this request form (here).

All games will be played at the Corvallis Sports Park. The 6 games are about 36 minutes long and are scheduled Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday. During the week, games could start at 4:10 or 4:50 on weekdays. Games on Saturday are anywhere from 12-7pm. There are no practices. This session will go from Nov 5 - Dec 20, team notifications will happen by Oct 29, with a game schedule expected soon after.

The program fee is $50 and will need to be paid by Credit Card in Sports Connect. Players that have not played with AYSO this School Year often need to pay the AYSO non-refundable membership fee of $20. We cannot guarantee that a division will have enough players for teams, if that is the case, and we could not place your player, your credit card would be refunded the $50 (if your player is placed, and you cancel, the refund could be $45. After we start the season/games, no refunds) (refund form).

More Details Here:  https://www.corvallisayso.org/programs/indoor.html

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Futsal Sundays Jan 22 - Mar 12, 2023 (1st - 8th Grade)

Register (Sports Connect). Select a program that is available, choose the correct division (1st Grade - 8th Grade), and work through the registration process. If you have a special request, use this request form (here).

All activities will be played at the Benton County Fairgrounds Solar Building. The 8 activities are about 50 minutes long and are scheduled Sundays. This session will go from Jan 22 - Mar 12, notifications will happen by Jan 16, with a first part of the schedule expected soon after.

The program fee is $50 and will need to be paid by Credit Card in Sports Connect after your player is placed with a group. Players that have not played with AYSO this School Year often need to pay the AYSO non-refundable membership fee of $20. We cannot guarantee that a division will have enough players for teams, if that is the case, and we could not place your player, your credit card would be refunded the $50 (if your player is placed, and you cancel, the refund could be $48. After we start the activities, no refunds) (refund form).

Basics to Know:

  • The focus is more on control, ball handling, & passing.
  • The location has concrete floors with texturing, court or athletic shoes are recommended, & player contact will be highly discouraged.
  • Scheduling will be in hour blocks.
  • A head coach will warm up the same group of players each session, split up the group, & run/oversee a futsal game.

More Details Here: https://www.corvallisayso.org/programs/futsal.html

 

Thank You,
Luke Cotton
Region Commissioner, Webmaster, & Fields Coord.

American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) - Region 149
A 5060 SW Philomath Blvd #193 Corvallis, OR 97333

AYSO, where kids play in a fun, family environment powered by Volunteers.... including me.

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 [CorvallisAYSO] Area Soccer Tournament 10/29 
 10/07/22 4:54 AM 

To 9U, 11U, & 13U Teams & Coaches,

AYSO Area S Tournament Registration Information

The Area S tournament is for core AYSO fall teams in the following divisions. U9, U11, U13, U14 boys and girls, Coed teams play in the boy’s division. The tournament will once again be hosted by Region 149 in Corvallis OR at Adams Elementary School. The dates for the tournament will be Saturday October 29th and Sunday the 30th.

The format for the tournament will be different this year. Teams will be placed in groups and play a round robin group play. The top teams in the group will advance to the single elimination playoff rounds.

To Register your team for the Area Tournament, visit https://www.ayso2s.org/Default.aspx?tabid=952199. On the right-hand side is a link to register your team. Please fill out the Google form to register. Once you have registered your team Area Staff will coordinate with your region to confirm your registration and eligibility.

Tournament Rules are also posted on the Area S tournament webpage. Please make sure that you review the rules before the tournament starts.

COACHES team registration closes on October 18th. Please don’t wait until the last minute to register.

Schedules will be posted on the Area S website No later than October 26th. An email will be sent to registered teams announcing that schedules have been posted.

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[CorvallisAYSO] 10/1 Game Day & Winter Programs
10/01/22 6:39 AM

Hi All 6U-15U Families & Volunteers,

Welcome to Game Weekend 4!

General Updates/Notes:

  • Picture Day: Pictures are at the farthest NE corner above field 151. Arrive before your coach's scheduled time with packet filled out (need player name and team name). Coach still need to schedule team pictures? (here) 10/8 has open options.
  • Indoor Soccer Nov 5 - Dec 20 & Futsal Soccer Sundays Jan 22 - Mar 12. Register in Sports Connect (here). See details below.
  • Area Tournament Oct 29th: Play a few games on Saturday 10/29 against teams from the valley area! Coaches, please check with players to see if your team is up for it! Team signup details will come later.

Game Day Notes 10/1:

  • Picture Day: Games need to end on time, shorten the game if needed. Pictures are at the farthest NE corner above field 151. 
  • Leave the pets & jewelry at home!
  • Wear your uniform/jersey over all other clothing, avoid under coats or sweaters with metal.
  • Wear dark athletic shorts (dark athletic pants are okay, but NEED to be without metal/plastic)
  • Wear shin guards under your soccer socks.
  • Sit, at least 4ft from the side of the field where you see the spectator signs.
  • 13UG: If you are street parking on Knollbrook, please avoid parking in driveways. If you are the second game, expect to need to park farther away or park at the church to the SW.

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Indoor Rec Soccer Nov 5 - Dec 20, 2022 (1st - 8th Grade)

Register (Sports Connect). Select a program that is available, choose the correct division (1st Grade - 8th Grade), and work through the registration process. If you have a special request, use this request form (here).

All games will be played at the Corvallis Sports Park. The 6 games are about 36 minutes long and are scheduled Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday. During the week, games could start at 4:10 or 4:50 on weekdays. Games on Saturday are anywhere from 12-7pm. There are no practices. This session will go from Nov 5 - Dec 20, team notifications will happen by Oct 29, with a game schedule expected soon after.

The program fee is $50 and will need to be paid by Credit Card in Sports Connect. Players that have not played with AYSO this School Year often need to pay the AYSO non-refundable membership fee of $20. We cannot guarantee that a division will have enough players for teams, if that is the case, and we could not place your player, your credit card would be refunded the $50 (if your player is placed, and you cancel, the refund could be $45. After we start the season/games, no refunds) (refund form).

More Details Here:  https://www.corvallisayso.org/programs/indoor.html

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Futsal Sundays Jan 22 - Mar 12, 2023 (1st - 8th Grade)

Register (Sports Connect). Select a program that is available, choose the correct division (1st Grade - 8th Grade), and work through the registration process. If you have a special request, use this request form (here).

All activities will be played at the Benton County Fairgrounds Solar Building. The 8 activities are about 50 minutes long and are scheduled Sundays. This session will go from Jan 22 - Mar 12, notifications will happen by Jan 16, with a first part of the schedule expected soon after.

The program fee is $50 and will need to be paid by Credit Card in Sports Connect after your player is placed with a group. Players that have not played with AYSO this School Year often need to pay the AYSO non-refundable membership fee of $20. We cannot guarantee that a division will have enough players for teams, if that is the case, and we could not place your player, your credit card would be refunded the $50 (if your player is placed, and you cancel, the refund could be $48. After we start the activities, no refunds) (refund form).

Basics to Know:

  • The focus is more on control, ball handling, & passing.
  • The location has concrete floors with texturing, court or athletic shoes are recommended, & player contact will be highly discouraged.
  • Scheduling will be in hour blocks.
  • A head coach will warm up the same group of players each session, split up the group, & run/oversee a futsal game.

More Details Here: https://www.corvallisayso.org/programs/futsal.html

 

Thank You,
Luke Cotton
Region Commissioner, Webmaster, & Fields Coord.

American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) - Region 149
A 5060 SW Philomath Blvd #193 Corvallis, OR 97333

AYSO, where kids play in a fun, family environment powered by Volunteers.... including me.

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[CorvallisAYSO] Picture Days - Sat 10/1 & 10/8
 9/29/22 1:30 PM 

Hi All 6U-15U Families & Volunteers,


Coaches if you have not scheduled a time for your team already... schedule team picture times (here).


Families: Once your coach communicates the team picture time, please be sure you are at the picture location (north of field 151 by the large tree in the northeast). Bring your player picture packet with everything filled out, at a minimum they need team name & player name ready to go. Want other pictures taken... coach and player, coach and referee, referee picture, you can head over to the picture area and ask if they will take the pictures for you.


Coaches & Referees: Scheduled game times need to end on time, shorten the game if needed to ensure you are off the field before the next team.


PICTURES LOCATION: North of field 151 by the large tree in the far northeast.


Notes:
 >1> You can order team photos online (here) type AYSO for AYSO 149. They also have other ways to lookup by name (here). (it can take a week for them to show in the site)
 >2> If you place an order in your packet, you will need to get the item at the fields Sat 10/22/22.



Thank You,
Luke Cotton
Region Commissioner, Webmaster, & Fields Coord.

American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) - Region 149
A 5060 SW Philomath Blvd #193 Corvallis, OR 97333

AYSO, where kids play in a fun, family environment powered by Volunteers.... including me.

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[CorvallisAYSO] Game Day & Updates - 9/24
9/24/22 4:25 AM

Hi All 6U-15U Families & Volunteers,

Welcome to Game Weekend 3!

General Updates/Notes:
  • Fill Dirt Bags: These have been placed to the east of the information shed, please feel free to help fill holes in fields.
  • Picture DayCoaches schedule team pictures (here) 10/1 or 10/8 are options.
  • Indoor Soccer Nov 1 - Dec 23: Registration Opens 10/1 in Sports Connect (here).
  • Futsal Soccer Sundays Jan 22 - Mar 12: Registration Opens 10/1 in Sports Connect (here).
  • > For Indoor and Futsal, we will be trying a model where teams/groups are based on school grade (1st, 2nd, 3-4th, 5-6th, & 7-8th).
  • Area Tournament Oct 29th: Play a few games on Saturday 10/29 against teams from the valley area! Coaches, please check with players to see if your team is up for it! Team signup details will come later.
  • Referees (9U+): All games are posted online for signup, please signup (here) to help us run games (without referees, coaches can run scrimmages). You can also signup for games from your team page (here).
Game Day Notes 9/24:
  • Leave the pets & jewelry at home!
  • Wear your uniform/jersey over all other clothing.
  • Wear dark athletic shorts.
  • Wear shin guards under your soccer socks.
  • Sit, at least 4ft from the side of the field where you see the spectator signs.
  • 13UG: Coaches have indicated a like for the later games and keeping with field 132 (not field 151), so I will be keeping you on field 132 where you need to park to the south.
Food: No treats/snacks/food should be provided/shared on a game day near the game fields. Snacks are discouraged and should only be done in rare instances. For example, to celebrate a birthday or end of the season.

Earrings: No earrings can be worn by players or referees during AYSO activities. You cannot tape over earrings in soccer, the earrings need to be removed.

Field Setup: Game starting at 8:.., and missing corner flags? The trash can with your field number will be by the brown shed, it will include everything needed for your field, take it to the field and get everything setup.

Field Takedown: Ending at 12-1, and no other team showing up? Anything that is not a goal, net, or sandbag should be picked up from the field and dropped off at the brown fields shed (again, leave the goals, nets, and sandbags on the field).



Questions? (email archive). We have a contact us form (here). Your team dashboard allows you to email your coach and see your game schedule (here).


Thank You,
Luke Cotton
Region Commissioner, Webmaster, & Fields Coord.

American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) - Region 149
A 5060 SW Philomath Blvd #193 Corvallis, OR 97333

AYSO, where kids play in a fun, family environment powered by Volunteers.... including me.

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[CorvallisAYSO] Game Day - 9/17
9/16/22 3:28 PM

Hello All 6U-15U Teams,

Game Day Notes:
Safety Helpers will be handing out picture packets (all teams) and Game Cards (11U+ teams). Picture day is October 1st with an alternate on Oct 8th.
  • ! : OSU Students are moving in, check traffic info before leaving and avoid the OSU area (avoid Western and 26th).
  • ! : Do not enter the fenced construction zone at Adams, if going to field 132, you will need to use the entry to the west or south.
  • Remember to confirm the game location and check for double headers: 07UB 03T Thunder & 09UB 03B Hornets. We added a 9UB Team this week, so 9UB will start getting doubles on a Saturday.
  • Please check the fields for holes, if you find them, we have dirt to help fill and could use your help.

  • Wear your uniform/jersey over all other clothing.
  • Bring water.
  • Wear dark athletic shorts.
  • Wear shin guards under your soccer socks.
  • Leave the jewelry/watch at home, no jewelry (equipment) (rules).
  • Leave the pets at home.
  • Arrive at least 20min before game start (schedule).
  • Find the field and the best parking area (map).
  • Sit 4ft back from the field on the side with the spectator sign (conduct).
Field Setup: Game starting at 8:.., and missing corner flags? The trash can with your field number will be by the brown shed, it will include everything needed for your field, take it to the field and get everything setup.

Field Takedown: Ending at 12-1, and no other team showing up? Anything that is not a goal, net, or sandbag should be picked up from the field and dropped off at the brown fields shed (again, leave the goals, nets, and sandbags on the field).

Questions? (email archive).
Your team dashboard allows you to email your coach (here).
We have a contact us form (here).
Login to Sports Connect to see your team game schedule (here) or view it in your team dashboard (here).
(13UG, & 15U, I am working through the schedule carefully, sorry for the late information, I hope to have things done early next week)


Thank You,
Luke Cotton
Region Commissioner, Webmaster, & Fields Coord.

American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) - Region 149
A 5060 SW Philomath Blvd #193 Corvallis, OR 97333

AYSO, where kids play in a fun, family environment powered by Volunteers.... including me.

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[CorvallisAYSO] 15U Game Schedules v3
9/16/22 3:06 PM

Hi 15U Coaches,

I added the games for 9/24 and 10/1, if you would like a change to those games, please email me. Sometimes it can be rough to make that change, but if we need to... we will figure it out.


I still need to import the other games, for 10/8-10/22, but it will take me a bit to get it done.


SortOrder RoundNo HomeTeam AwayTeam MatchDate StartTime EndTime Location Field
15UB                
1 1 B15U-A1-The Reapers 02B Blue Panthers - Ref Req 9/24/2022 16:30 18:00 Timber-Linn Memorial Park Field 6
2 1 01O Blaze B15U-L1-Dragons 9/24/2022 13:00 14:30 Adams School Area Games 151
3 2 01O Blaze 02B Blue Panthers - Ref Req 10/1/2022 10:00 11:30 Adams School Area Games 151
15UG                
1 1 01G Lightning Florence 15U 9/24/2022 11:30 13:00 Adams School Area Games 151
2 1 02T Cubs 03O Firecats 9/24/2022 10:30 12:00 Newport Middle School Field 1
3 2 G15U-L1-Highlighters 01G Lightning 10/1/2022 16:00 17:30 Cheadle Lake Field 6
4 2 G15U-L1-Highlighters 03O Firecats 10/1/2022 13:00 14:30 Cheadle Lake Field 6
5 2 02T Cubs MVSC Sky Blue 10/1/2022 11:30 13:00 Adams School Area Games 151


Thanks,
Luke

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[CorvallisAYSO] 13UG PARKING - FIELD 132
9/16/22 1:51 PM

Hello teams playing on field 132,

We cannot access field 132 through the construction area. You will need to access the field from Knollbrook or from the Adams gates to the west. Please review the attached map, and feel free to park on the street or at the church to the southwest.

Future games we will try to avoid using field 132.


NOTICE: OSU students are moving in on Saturday, I would check traffic before leaving and avoid OSU.

Thanks,
Luke

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Good Work Coach Team!
9/16/22 8:43 AM

Coaches, thank you for getting practices started and successful first game day of the season last Saturday. We know that you are juggling your own kid's back to school, jobs and coaching duties. AYSO and the players thank you.

We have reviewed all game reports and thank you for submitting them: 99% are positive and we attribute that to your efforts to connect and communicate with your fellow coaches.  Well done and continue to introduce yourself and share info with your fellow coaches at practice and games.

Please continue to manage lopsided games by proactively communicating with the other coach and the referees. We heard numerous techniques including limiting attacks on goal to non-dominant foot, sharing players, increasing players on non-dominant team among others. This ensures all 900 players of recreational soccer  in Corvallis get the exercise, positive coaching and player development which AYSO wants to deliver.

Please reply to us if you'd like more coach support especially in practice session examples.

At your service, Abe and Dan

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[CorvallisAYSO] Game Day & Equip Sale 9/10
9/10/22 5:26 AM

Hello All 6U-15U Families & Volunteers,

First Game Day! It can always be a bit chaotic, but hopefully we can create a safe, fair, and fun environment for the players.

Equipment Sale & Soccer Donations: 8am - 12pm TODAY at the AYSO Sheds area (map)
If you have old soccer equipment to donate, we will take it. If you would like to swap equipment we could potentially do that (need bigger shoe size?). If you are missing/need/want soccer equipment (jersey, shorts, some socks, shoes, & balls), we can do that.

Air Quality: (current status) (OHA guidance)
If before the game start, the air quality is in the upper orange category (Bald hill is not visible from the fields 3 miles away), we would cancel a game. Please look to your email, we will be evaluating games and canceling (via Sports Connect) as appropriate. If your game starts at or is after 9:45am, we are likely good to go. As of writing, 5am, we are mid-yellow from the monitor at the EPA office in Corvallis and wind, 7mph, is from the north.

Game Day Notes:
Please check the fields for holes, if you find them, we have dirt to help fill and could use your help.
  • Wear your uniform/jersey over all other clothing.
  • Bring water.
  • Wear dark athletic shorts.
  • Wear shin guards under your soccer socks.
  • Leave the jewelry/watch at home, no jewelry (equipment) (rules).
  • Leave the pets at home.
  • Arrive at least 20min before game start (schedule).
  • Find the field and the best parking area (map).
  • Sit 4ft back from the field on the side with the spectator sign (conduct).
Field Setup: Game starting at 8:.., and missing corner flags? The trash can with your field number will be by the brown shed, it will include everything needed for your field, take it to the field and get everything setup. The spectator signs go on the side with the red spectator line.

Field Takedown: Ending at 12-1, and no other team showing up? Anything that is not a goal, net, or sandbag should be picked up from the field and dropped off at the brown fields shed (again, leave the goals, nets, and sandbags on the field).

No Pets

No pets near the playing areas during any AYSO activities, games, or practices. Please clearly mark service animals to help avoid being asked repeatedly by volunteers (1) is the dog a service animal required because of a disability, and (2) what work or task has the dog been trained to perform.


Questions?

We sent an email about your division yesterday (email archive). Your team dashboard allows you to email your coach (here). We have a contact us form (here). Login to Sports Connect to see your team game schedule (here)(13UG, & 15U, the remaining schedule will be posted Sunday)


Thank You,
Luke Cotton
Region Commissioner, Webmaster, & Fields Coord.

American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) - Region 149
A 5060 SW Philomath Blvd #193 Corvallis, OR 97333

AYSO, where kids play in a fun, family environment powered by Volunteers.... including me.

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 [CorvallisAYSO] 15U First Fall Game Day - Sat 9/10 
 9/09/22 7:40 AM 

Hello 15U Families,

Welcome to the fall soccer season. This Saturday 9/10 will be your first game day of the season and below is the rundown of the information pertinent to the 15U division.

NOTICE: Your first game day will be at Adams School, but all other games could be at Corvallis, Keizer, Dallas, Lebanon, Albany, or Newport. Identify potential carpool options this week.

  1. Soccer Equipment Sale from 8:00am - 12:00pm Saturday we will be selling excess new and used soccer equipment by the AYSO soccer sheds. All proceeds help support player scholarships. We will have items like Soccer Balls ($3-$15), Soccer Jerseys ($4-$10), Soccer Shorts ($2-$5), Soccer Shoes, Shin Guards ($3-$6), & Coaching Equipment. Donations: Many families are having issues finding shoes. If you have old shoes, we could use them, please drop them off on Saturday to donate them for the sale.

  2. Wear Team Uniform (or team color) (player equipment). (if you need to order/swap a uniform you do that at the safety/information shed)
    • Shin Guards Required.
    • Jersey must be on top, undershirt/sweatshirt is okay (no zippers & avoid hoods).
    • Shin Guards should be covered by the team socks... you put on the shin guards, then the socks.
    • Wear dark athletic shorts.
    • Bring water.
    • No Jewelry or Earrings.

  3. Arrive 20min early (game schedule). Carpool, Bike, or (CTS route 8).

  4. Find the field and the best parking area (map).
    • No Pets/Dogs near game fields, leave the pets at home.
    • Spectators, should sit behind the red line or 4ft from the field. The spectator side of the field is the west side of the field. Spectators are not allowed near the goals.
    • 15U: Field 151: will only need a garbage can, four corner flags, two half flags, two referee flags, & spectator/team signs.
    • You will have away games, please be sure to check where your game is located.
    • Field Setup: If your game starts at 8:15 or 8:30am, you are first on the field and need to setup the field. If you show up and the trash can with the correct field number is not by the field, you need to send someone to get the can of gear and setup the corner flags.
    • Field Takedown: If no other teams are trying to push you off the field and if your game ends around noon or 1pm, you are most likely last. The job is the easiest it has ever been, anything that is not a goal, net, or sandbag should be removed from the field and dropped off at the brown fields shed (again, leave the goals, nets, and sandbags on the fields, for all fields).

  5. We run a Kid Zone (conduct).
    No matter how intense the game can be, kids need cheerful support from the sidelines. Spectators are asked to adhere to the following guidelines:
    1. Kids are No. 1.
    2. Fun - not winning - is everything.
    3. Fans only cheer, and only coaches coach.
    4. No yelling in anger.
    5. Respect the volunteer (Adult & Youth) referees.
    6. No swearing or abusive behavior.
    7. No alcohol, tobacco or drugs.
    8. No weapons.
    9. Leave no trash behind.
    10. Set a proper example of sportsmanship.

  6. No Center Referee? If your game does not have a center referee, coaches are encouraged to lead the teams in a scrimmage (Signup To Referee). Without a referee you cannot have a game, but you can have a scrimmage like in practice. You can see if your game has a referee on the team dashboard (here).

  7. Game Day Rundown...
    1. Coaches will setup a spaced out area on the team side for the players to set gear/water.
    2. Players arrive with the proper attire. Read more about player equipment (here).
      • Wear uniform and dark shorts.
      • No Jewelry, not covered, not taped, again, No Jewelry.
      • If you wear a jacket, sweatshirt, or pants, avoid anything with hard plastic or metal.
      • Shin Guards, with team socks covering them. (soccer socks should cover the foot, then go on top of the shin guards)
    3. Coaches confirm player or team equipment. Missing something? Send a runner to the AYSO sheds.
    4. Home team will provide three pumped game balls, pumps can be found at the AYSO sheds.
    5. Coaches will confirm no team color conflicts. If same color, coin toss to see who wears pinnies.
    6. Coaches will equip the goalkeeper with a pinnie or jersey that does not match either team's main color.
    7. Referees can go to the referee shed (blue shed) to checkout an electronic whistle if desired (we also have regular whistles).
    8. Referees would do a field safety / setup check (corner flags set, look for golf balls or dangerous holes, you can send a parent to get fill sand/dirt from the brown shed).
    9. Referees should do a player equipment check (no jewelry, no watches, and socks covering shin guards).
    10. If you are missing Assistant Referees, Coaches will see if any helpers are willing to be club linespeople and assist the center referee. You can read more about this helper below.
    11. Half-time stoppage. (15U @ 35m half, if desired a 40m half is allowed)
      • 5min.
      • Check-in with volunteers to see if any changes are needed.
      • Teams switch sides of the field.
      • Kick-off from the same side (now has the opposite team on it).
    12. Avoid Blowouts: Let's ensure players & volunteers leaving the field, want to come back. Coaches, games with final scores like 0 to 6 are unacceptable for rec soccer, make adjustments, at least in the final quarter, to ensure a better balance, even if you can only get to something like 1 to 6. If you are a coach on the receiving end, and morale is not looking good, feel free to propose a forfeit, re-balance the teams, and try a new game/scrimmage with the pinnies provided. Coaches should make a reasonable effort to balance the game by trying the following...
      • Shuffle scoring players into non-scoring positions.
      • Non-dominant players allowed to shoot on goal. Dominant players pass only.
      • Loan a powerful player to the other team.
      • Shots on goal are limited to 1st touch by attacker. Team without advantage, add player(s) to the field.
    13. Teams need to wrap up by the scheduled end time and before the next team is scheduled to start.
    14. No snacks at half time or at the end of the game.
    15. Referees return electronic whistles to referee shed.
    16. Coaches return any excess equipment or uniforms to the AYSO sheds.
    17. Coaches can use the game report email sent each Saturday to report any issues or areas of confusion.
    18. Referees can use the game signup reminder sent each Saturday to report any issues or areas of confusion.

  8. Game Rules...
    1. Halves (15U=35min, if desired a 40m half is allowed)
    2. Substitutions are at allowed stoppages and quarters. Once a coach confirms with the referee they are allowed to sub a player, they can swap the player(s). This process should be quick, max 15sec. Substituting players should be located at the half line. This helps the referees see the players needing a swap at the next stoppage.
    3. The remaining rules follow the normal laws of the game (here).

  9. Help, Information, & Equipment: The Safety and Information Shed (Saturday 8am - 1pm) will have helpers and board members available for questions, equipment replacement, uniform swap, uniform order, etc.

  10. Club Linesperson like an Assistant Referee (could be used in any division, no training required, can be a spectator that is 12 years or older)
    1. The only responsibility of the club linesperson is to signal when the ball went over the touchline / sideline.
    2. Raise your arm only when the entire ball goes over the entire line.
    3. The Game Coach or Center Referee might ask for a discrete signaling with a thumbs up, thumbs down, or a direction, but you normally do not signal the following...
      • Do not give the direction of the throw-in(9U+) or kick-in(6U-7U).
      • Do not signal fouls
      • Do not signal when the ball goes in the goal.
      • Do not signal offside.

Team Dashboard (here). << see if you have a referee for the game, contact volunteers, view game schedule, and much more.

Thank You,
Luke Cotton
Region Commissioner, Webmaster, & Fields Coord.

American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) - Region 149
A 5060 SW Philomath Blvd #193 Corvallis, OR 97333

AYSO, where kids play in a fun, family environment powered by Volunteers.

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 [CorvallisAYSO] 13U First Fall Game Day - Sat 9/10 
 9/09/22 7:30 AM 

Hello 13U Families,

Welcome to the fall soccer season. This Saturday will be your first game day of the season and below is the rundown of the information pertinent to the 13U division.

13U Girls Teams: Your game schedule is incomplete, I will be posting it Sunday. You might have 1 game where you are not at Adams. Newport team you might have a few home games.

  1. Soccer Equipment Sale from 8:00am - 12:00pm Saturday we will be selling excess new and used soccer equipment by the AYSO soccer sheds. All proceeds help support player scholarships. We will have items like Soccer Balls ($3-$15), Soccer Jerseys ($4-$10), Soccer Shorts ($2-$5), Soccer Shoes, Shin Guards ($3-$6), & Coaching Equipment. Donations: Many families are having issues finding shoes. If you have old shoes, we could use them, please drop them off on Saturday to donate them for the sale.

  2. Wear Team Uniform (or team color) (player equipment). (if you need to order/swap a uniform you do that at the safety/information shed)
    • Shin Guards Required.
    • Jersey must be on top, undershirt/sweatshirt is okay (no zippers & avoid hoods).
    • Shin Guards should be covered by the team socks... you put on the shin guards, then the socks.
    • Wear dark athletic shorts.
    • Bring water.
    • No Jewelry or Earrings.

  3. Arrive 20min early (game schedule). Carpool, Bike, or (CTS route 8).

  4. Find the field and the best parking area (map).
    • No Pets/Dogs near game fields, leave the pets at home.
    • Spectators, should sit 4ft from the field on the spectator side of the field. Spectators are not allowed near the goals.
    • 13U: Field 131 & 132: will only need a garbage can, four corner flags, two half line flags, two referee flags, & spectator/team signs.
    • Field Setup: If your game starts at 8:15 or 8:30am, you are first on the field and need to setup the field. If you show up and the trash can with the correct field number is not by the field, you need to send someone to get the can of gear and setup the corner flags.
    • Field Takedown: If no other teams are trying to push you off the field and if your game ends around noon or 1pm, you are most likely last. The job is the easiest it has ever been, anything that is not a goal, net, or sandbag should be removed from the field and dropped off at the brown fields shed (again, leave the goals, nets, and sandbags on the fields, for all fields).

  5. We run a Kid Zone (conduct).
    No matter how intense the game can be, kids need cheerful support from the sidelines. Spectators are asked to adhere to the following guidelines:
    1. Kids are No. 1.
    2. Fun - not winning - is everything.
    3. Fans only cheer, and only coaches coach.
    4. No yelling in anger.
    5. Respect the volunteer (Adult & Youth) referees.
    6. No swearing or abusive behavior.
    7. No alcohol, tobacco or drugs.
    8. No weapons.
    9. Leave no trash behind.
    10. Set a proper example of sportsmanship.

  6. No Center Referee? If your game does not have a center referee, coaches are encouraged to lead the teams in a scrimmage (Signup To Referee). Without a referee you cannot have a game, but you can have a scrimmage, like in practice. You can see if your game has a referee on the team dashboard (here).

  7. Game Day Rundown...
    1. Coaches will setup a spaced out area on the team side for the players to set gear/water.
    2. Players arrive with the proper attire. Read more about player equipment (here).
      • Wear uniform and dark shorts.
      • No Jewelry, not covered, not taped, again, No Jewelry.
      • If you wear a jacket, sweatshirt, or pants, avoid anything with hard plastic or metal.
      • Shin Guards, with team socks covering them. (soccer socks should cover the foot, then go on top of the shin guards)
    3. Coaches confirm player or team equipment. Missing something? Send a runner to the AYSO sheds.
    4. Home team will provide three pumped game balls, pumps can be found at the AYSO sheds.
    5. Coaches will confirm no team color conflicts. If same color, coin toss to see who wears pinnies.
    6. Coaches will equip the goalkeeper with a pinnie that does not match either team's main color.
    7. Referees can go to the referee shed (blue shed) to checkout an electronic whistle if desired (we also have regular whistles).
    8. Referees should do a field safety / setup check (corner flags set, look for golf balls or dangerous holes, you can send a parent to get fill sand/dirt from the brown shed).
    9. Referees should do a player equipment check (no jewelry, no watches, and socks covering shin guards).
    10. If you are missing Assistant Referees, Coaches will see if any helpers are willing to be club linespeople and assist the center referee. You can read more about this helper below.
    11. Half-time stoppage. (13U @ 35m half)
      • 5min.
      • Check-in with coaches to see if any changes are needed.
      • Teams switch sides of the field.
      • Kick-off from the same side (now has the opposite team on it).
    12. Avoid Blowouts: Let's ensure players & volunteers leaving the field, want to come back. Coaches, games with final scores like 0 to 6 are unacceptable for rec soccer, make adjustments, at least in the final quarter, to ensure a better balance, even if you can only get to something like 1 to 6. If you are a coach on the receiving end, and morale is not looking good, feel free to propose a forfeit, re-balance the teams, and try a new game/scrimmage with the pinnies provided. Coaches should make a reasonable effort to balance the game by trying the following...
      • Shuffle scoring players into non-scoring positions.
      • Non-dominant players allowed to shoot on goal. Dominant players pass only.
      • Loan a powerful player to the other team.
      • Shots on goal are limited to 1st touch by attacker. Team without advantage, add player(s) to the field.
    13. Teams need to wrap up by the scheduled end time and before the next team is scheduled to start.
    14. No snacks at half time or at the end of the game.
    15. Referees return electronic whistles to referee shed.
    16. Coaches return any excess equipment or uniforms to the AYSO sheds.
    17. Coaches can use the game report email sent each Saturday to report any issues or areas of confusion.
    18. Referees can use the game signup reminder sent each Saturday to report any issues or areas of confusion.

  8. Game Rules...
    1. Halves (13U=35min)
    2. Substitutions are at allowed stoppages. Once a coach confirms with the referee they are allowed to sub a player, they can swap the player(s). This process should be quick, max 15sec. Substituting players should be located at the half line. This helps the referees see the players needing a swap at the next stoppage.
    3. The remaining rules follow the normal laws of the game (here).

  9. Help, Information, & Equipment: The Safety and Information Shed (Saturday 8am - 1pm) will have helpers and board members available for questions, equipment replacement, uniform swap, uniform order, etc.

  10. Club Linesperson like an Assistant Referee (could be used in any division, no training required, can be a spectator that is 12 years or older)
    1. The only responsibility of the club linesperson is to signal when the ball went over the touchline / sideline.
    2. Raise your arm only when the entire ball goes over the entire line.
    3. The Game Coach or Center Referee might ask for a discrete signaling with a thumbs up, thumbs down, or a direction, but you normally do not signal the following...
      • Do not give the direction of the throw-in(9U+) or kick-in(6U-7U).
      • Do not signal fouls
      • Do not signal when the ball goes in the goal.
      • Do not signal offside.

Team Dashboard (here). << see if you have a referee for the game, contact volunteers, view game schedule, and much more.

Thank You,
Luke Cotton
Region Commissioner, Webmaster, & Fields Coord.

American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) - Region 149
A 5060 SW Philomath Blvd #193 Corvallis, OR 97333

AYSO, where kids play in a fun, family environment powered by Volunteers.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

 [CorvallisAYSO] 11U First Fall Game Day - Sat 9/10 
 9/08/22 5:00 PM 

Hello 11U Families,

Welcome to the fall soccer season. This Saturday will be your first game day of the season and below is the rundown of the information pertinent to the 11U division.

  1. Soccer Equipment Sale from 8:00am - 12:00pm Saturday we will be selling excess new and used soccer equipment by the AYSO soccer sheds. All proceeds help support player scholarships. We will have items like Soccer Balls ($3-$15), Soccer Jerseys ($4-$10), Soccer Shorts ($2-$5), Soccer Shoes, Shin Guards ($3-$6), & Coaching Equipment. Donations: Many families are having issues finding shoes. If you have old shoes, we could use them, please drop them off on Saturday to donate them for the sale.

  2. Wear Team Uniform (or team color) (player equipment). (if you need to order/swap a uniform you do that at the safety/information shed)
    • Shin Guards Required.
    • Jersey must be on top, undershirt/sweatshirt is okay (no zippers & avoid hoods).
    • Shin Guards should be covered by the team socks... you put on the shin guards, then the socks.
    • Wear dark athletic shorts.
    • Bring water.
    • No Jewelry or Earrings.

  3. Arrive 20min early (game schedule). Carpool, Bike, or (CTS route 8).

  4. Find the field and the best parking area (map).
    • No Pets/Dogs near game fields, leave the pets at home.
    • Spectators, should sit 4ft from the field on the spectator side of the field and are not allowed by the goal areas.
    • 11U: Field 111: spectators are on the west side of the field.
    • 11U: Field 112: spectators are on the east side of the field by the barbwire fence.
    • 11U Fields: will only need a garbage can, two referee flags, four corner flags, & spectator/team signs.
    • Field Setup: If your game starts at 8:15 or 8:30am, you are first on the field and need to setup the field. If you show up and the trash can with the correct field number is not by the field, you need to send someone to get the can of gear and setup the corner flags.
    • Field Takedown: If no other teams are trying to push you off the field and if your game ends around noon or 1pm, you are most likely last. The job is the easiest it has ever been, anything that is not a goal, net, or sandbag should be removed from the field and dropped off at the brown fields shed (again, leave the goals, nets, and sandbags on the fields, for all fields).

  5. We run a Kid Zone (conduct).
    No matter how intense the game can be, kids need cheerful support from the sidelines. Spectators are asked to adhere to the following guidelines:
    1. Kids are No. 1.
    2. Fun - not winning - is everything.
    3. Fans only cheer, and only coaches coach.
    4. No yelling in anger.
    5. Respect the volunteer (Adult & Youth) referees.
    6. No swearing or abusive behavior.
    7. No alcohol, tobacco or drugs.
    8. No weapons.
    9. Leave no trash behind.
    10. Set a proper example of sportsmanship.

  6. No Center Referee? If your game does not have a center referee, coaches are encouraged to lead the teams in a scrimmage (Signup To Referee). Without a referee you cannot have a game, but you can have a scrimmage like in practice. You can see if your game has a referee on the team dashboard (here).

  7. Game Day Rundown...
    1. Coaches will setup a spaced out area on the team side for the players to set gear/water.
    2. Players arrive with the proper attire. Read more about player equipment (here).
      • Wear uniform and dark shorts.
      • No Jewelry, not covered, not taped, again, No Jewelry.
      • If you wear a jacket, sweatshirt, or pants, avoid anything with hard plastic or metal.
      • Shin Guards, with team socks covering them. (soccer socks should cover the foot, then go on top of the shin guards)
    3. Coaches confirm player or team equipment. Missing something? Send a runner to the AYSO sheds.
    4. Home team will provide three pumped game balls, pumps can be found at the AYSO sheds.
    5. Coaches will confirm no team color conflicts. If same color, coin toss to see who wears pinnies, each team should have a full set of pinnies.
    6. Coaches will equip the goalkeeper with a pinnie that does not match either team's main color.
    7. Referees can go to the referee shed (blue shed) to checkout an electronic whistle if desired. We also have whistles at the ref shed.
    8. Referees should do a field safety / setup check (corner flags set, look for golf balls or dangerous holes, you can send a parent to get fill sand/dirt from the brown shed).
    9. Referees should do a player equipment check (no jewelry, no watches, and socks covering shin guards).
    10. If you are missing Assistant Referees, Coaches will see if any helpers are willing to be club linespeople and assist the center referee. You can read more about this helper below.
    11. Quarter stoppage. (11U @ 15m qtr)
      • 1min.
      • Allows coaches to adjust player positions.
      • Provides a quick break for players, good to have on warm days.
      • Helps coaches confirm players get equal play time.
      • Quarter stoppages are recommended to allow coaches to make quick adjustments and should be discussed before the game if needed.
    12. Half-time stoppage. (11U @ 30m half)
      • 5min.
      • Check-in with coaches to see if any changes are needed.
      • Teams switch sides of the field.
      • Kick-off from the same side (now has the opposite team on it).
    13. Avoid Blowouts: Let's ensure players & volunteers leaving the field, want to come back. Coaches, games with final scores like 0 to 6 are unacceptable for rec soccer, make adjustments, at least in the final quarter, to ensure a better balance, even if you can only get to something like 1 to 6. If you are a coach on the receiving end, and morale is not looking good, feel free to propose a forfeit, re-balance the teams, and try a new game/scrimmage with your pinnies. Coaches should make a reasonable effort to balance the game by trying the following... (remember to keep referees informed)
      • Shuffle scoring players into non-scoring positions.
      • Non-dominant players allowed to shoot on goal. Dominant players pass only.
      • Loan a powerful player to the other team.
      • Shots on goal are limited to 1st touch by attacker. Team without advantage, add player(s) to the field.
    14. Teams need to wrap up by the scheduled end time and before the next team is scheduled to start.
    15. No snacks at half time or at the end of the game.
    16. Referees return electronic whistles to referee shed.
    17. Coaches return any excess equipment or uniforms to the AYSO sheds.
    18. Coaches can use the game report email sent each Saturday to report any issues or areas of confusion.
    19. Referees can use the game signup reminder sent each Saturday to report any issues or areas of confusion.

  8. Game Rules...
    1. Quarters (11U=15min). Halves (11U=30min)
    2. No headers or slides. An indirect free kick is awarded for any deliberate slide or head.
    3. Substitutions are at allowed stoppages and quarters. Once a coach confirms with the referee they are allowed to sub a player, they can swap the player(s). This process should be quick, max 15sec. Substituting players should be located at the half line. This helps the referees see the players needing a swap at the next stoppage.
    4. The remaining rules follow the normal laws of the game (here).

  9. Help, Information, & Equipment: The Safety and Information Shed (Saturday 8am - 1pm) will have helpers and board members available for questions, equipment replacement, uniform swap, uniform order, etc.

  10. Club Linesperson like an Assistant Referee (could be used in any division, no training required, can be a spectator that is 12 years or older)
    1. The only responsibility of the club linesperson is to signal when the ball went over the touchline / sideline.
    2. Raise your arm only when the entire ball goes over the entire line.
    3. The Game Coach or Center Referee might ask for a discrete signaling with a thumbs up, thumbs down, or a direction, but you normally do not signal the following...
      • Do not give the direction of the throw-in(9U+) or kick-in(6U-8U).
      • Do not signal fouls
      • Do not signal when the ball goes in the goal.
      • Do not signal offside.

Team Dashboard (here).

Thank You,
Luke Cotton
Region Commissioner, Webmaster, & Fields Coord.

American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) - Region 149
A 5060 SW Philomath Blvd #193 Corvallis, OR 97333

AYSO, where kids play in a fun, family environment powered by Volunteers.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

 [CorvallisAYSO] 9U First Fall Game Day - Sat 9/10 
 9/08/22 4:50 PM 

Hello 9U Families,

Welcome to the fall soccer season. This Saturday will be your first game day of the season and below is the rundown of the information pertinent to the 9U division.

  1. Soccer Equipment Sale from 8:00am - 12:00pm Saturday we will be selling excess new and used soccer equipment by the AYSO soccer sheds. All proceeds help support player scholarships. We will have items like Soccer Balls ($3-$15), Soccer Jerseys ($4-$10), Soccer Shorts ($2-$5), Soccer Shoes, Shin Guards ($3-$6), & Coaching Equipment. Donations: Many families are having issues finding shoes. If you have old shoes, we could use them, please drop them off on Saturday to donate them for the sale.

  2. Wear Team Uniform (or team color) (player equipment). (if you need to order/swap a uniform you do that at the safety/information shed)
    • Shin Guards Required.
    • Jersey must be on top, undershirt/sweatshirt is okay (no zippers & avoid hoods).
    • Shin Guards should be covered by the team socks... you put on the shin guards, then the socks.
    • Wear dark athletic shorts.
    • Bring water.
    • No Jewelry or Earrings.

  3. Arrive 20min early (game schedule). Carpool, Bike, or (CTS route 8).

  4. Find the field and the best parking area (map).
    • No Pets/Dogs near game fields, leave the pets at home.
    • Spectators, should sit 4ft from the field and are not allowed by the goal areas.
    • Field 091: spectators are on the west side of the field, teams in the middle of the two fields.
    • Field 092: spectators are on the east side of the field, teams in the middle of the two fields.
    • 09U Fields:  will only need two referee flags, a garbage can, four corner flags, & spectator/team signs. Goals and nets stay as is.
    • Field Setup: If your game starts at 8:15 or 8:30am, you are first on the field and need to setup the field. If you show up and the trash can with the correct field number is not by the field, you need to send someone to get the can of gear and setup the corner flags.
    • Field Takedown: If no other teams are trying to push you off the field and if your game ends around noon or 1pm, you are most likely last. The job is the easiest it has ever been, anything that is not a goal, net, or sandbag should be removed from the field and dropped off at the brown fields shed (again, leave the goals, nets, and sandbags on the fields, for all fields).

  5. We run a Kid Zone (conduct).
    No matter how intense the game can be, kids need cheerful support from the sidelines. Spectators are asked to adhere to the following guidelines:
    1. Kids are No. 1.
    2. Fun - not winning - is everything.
    3. Fans only cheer, and only coaches coach.
    4. No yelling in anger.
    5. Respect the volunteer (Adult & Youth) referees.
    6. No swearing or abusive behavior.
    7. No alcohol, tobacco or drugs.
    8. No weapons.
    9. Leave no trash behind.
    10. Set a proper example of sportsmanship.

  6. No Center Referee? If your game does not have a center referee (9U+), coaches are encouraged to lead the teams in a scrimmage (Signup To Referee). Without a referee you cannot have a game, but you can have a scrimmage, like you would in practice. You can see if your game has a referee on the team dashboard (here).

  7. Game Day Rundown...
    1. Coaches will setup a spaced out area on the team side for the players to set gear/water.
    2. Players arrive with the proper attire. Read more about player equipment (here).
      • Wear uniform and dark shorts.
      • No Jewelry, not covered, not taped, again, No Jewelry.
      • If you wear a jacket, sweatshirt, or pants, avoid anything with hard plastic or metal.
      • Shin Guards, with team socks covering them. (soccer socks should cover the foot, then go on top of the shin guards)
    3. Coaches confirm player or team equipment. Missing something? Send a runner to the AYSO sheds.
    4. Home team will provide three pumped game balls, pumps can be found at the AYSO sheds.
    5. Coaches will confirm no team color conflicts. If conflict, coin toss to see who wears pinnies, each team should have a full set of pinnies.
    6. Coaches will equip the goalkeeper with a pinnie that does not match either team's main color.
    7. Referees can go to the referee shed (blue shed) to checkout an electronic whistle if desired. We also have ref whistles at the AYSO ref shed.
    8. Referees should do a field safety / setup check (corner flags set, look for golf balls or dangerous holes, you can send a parent to get fill sand/dirt from the brown shed).
    9. Referees should do a player equipment check (no jewelry, no watches, and socks covering shin guards).
    10. Coaches will see if any helpers are willing to be club linespeople and assist the center referee. You can read more about this below.
    11. Quarter stoppage. (9U @ 12.5m qtrs)
      • 1min.
      • Allows coaches to adjust player positions.
      • Provides a quick break for players, good to have on warm days.
      • Helps coaches confirm players get equal play time.
      • Quarter stoppages are recommended to allow coaches to make quick adjustments and should be discussed before the game if needed.
    12. Half-time stoppage. (9U @ 25m half)
      • 5min.
      • Check-in with coaches to see if any changes are needed.
      • Teams switch sides of the field.
      • Kick-off from the same side (now has the opposite team on it).
    13. Avoid Blowouts: Let's ensure players & volunteers leaving the field today, want to come back. Coaches, games with final scores like 0 to 6 are unacceptable for rec soccer, make adjustments, to ensure a better balance, even if you can only get to something like 1 to 6. If you are a coach on the receiving end, and morale is not looking good, feel free to propose a forfeit, re-balance the teams, and try a new game/scrimmage with your pinnies. Coaches should make a reasonable effort to balance the game by exploring a few options like... (remember to keep referees informed)
      • Shuffle scoring players into non-scoring positions.
      • Non-dominant players allowed to shoot on goal. Dominant players pass only.
      • Loan a powerful player to the other team.
      • Shots on goal are limited to 1st touch by attacker. Team without advantage, add player(s) to the field.
    14. Teams need to wrap up by the scheduled end time and before the next team is scheduled to start.
    15. No snacks at half time or at the end of the game.
    16. Referees return electronic whistles to referee shed.
    17. Coaches return any excess equipment or uniforms to the AYSO sheds.
    18. Coaches can use the game report email sent each Saturday to report any issues or areas of confusion.
    19. Referees can use the game signup reminder sent each Saturday to report any issues or areas of confusion.

  8. Game Rules...
    1. Quarters (9U=12.5min). Halves (9U=25min)
    2. Offside only occurs past the penalty lines. Think of it like you split the 2in center line and moved 1in of the line to top of the penalty area on each side.
    3. No headers or slides, players need to stay on their feet. An indirect free kick is awarded for any deliberate slide or header.
    4. Substitutions are at referee allowed stoppages and quarters from the half line. Once a coach confirms with the referee they are allowed to sub a player, they can swap the player(s). This process should be quick, max 15sec. Substituting players should be located at the half line. This helps the referee see the players needing a swap at the next stoppage.
    5. Once the goalkeeper takes possession of the ball, or when a goal kick has been called by the referee, the defending team (the team without the ball) should immediately run outside the penalty area. No player of the defending team may enter the penalty area until the ball has been put back into play by the goalkeeper.
    6. 9U goal keepers should not drop kick or punt the ball. Discourage, return the ball to the keeper and ask them to redo with a throw.
    7. The remaining rules follow the normal laws of the game (here).

  9. Help, Information, & Equipment: The Safety and Information Shed (Saturday 8am - 1pm) will have helpers and board members available for questions, equipment replacement, uniform swap, uniform order, etc.

  10. Club Linesperson like an Assistant Referee (could be used in any division, no training required, can be a spectator that is 12 years or older)
    1. The only responsibility of the club linesperson is to signal when the ball went over the touchline / sideline.
    2. Raise your arm only when the entire ball goes over the entire line.
    3. The Game Coach or Center Referee might ask for a discrete signaling with a thumbs up, thumbs down, or a direction, but you normally do not signal the following...
      • Do not give the direction of the throw-in(9U+) or kick-in(6U-8U).
      • Do not signal fouls
      • Do not signal when the ball goes in the goal.
      • Do not signal offside.

Team Dashboard (here).

Thank You,
Luke Cotton
Region Commissioner, Webmaster, & Fields Coord.

American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) - Region 149
A 5060 SW Philomath Blvd #193 Corvallis, OR 97333

AYSO, where kids play in a fun, family environment powered by Volunteers.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

 [CorvallisAYSO] 8U First Fall Game Day - Sat 9/10 
 9/08/22 4:40 PM 

Hello 8U Families,

Welcome to the fall soccer season. This Saturday will be your first game day of the season and below is the rundown of the information pertinent to the 8U division.

  1. Soccer Equipment Sale from 8:00am - 12:00pm Saturday we will be selling excess new and used soccer equipment by the AYSO soccer sheds. All proceeds help support player scholarships. We will have items like Soccer Balls ($3-$15), Soccer Jerseys ($4-$10), Soccer Shorts ($2-$5), Soccer Shoes, Shin Guards ($3-$6), & Coaching Equipment. Donations: Many families are having issues finding shoes. If you have old shoes, we could use them, please drop them off on Saturday to donate them for the sale.

  2. Wear Team Uniform (or team color) (player equipment). (if you need to order/swap a uniform you do that at the safety/information shed)
    • Shin Guards Required.
    • Jersey must be on top, undershirt/sweatshirt is okay (no zippers & avoid hoods).
    • Shin Guards should be covered by the team socks... you put on the shin guards, then the socks.
    • Wear dark athletic shorts.
    • Bring water.
    • No Jewelry or Earrings.

  3. Arrive 20min early (game schedule). Carpool, Bike, or (CTS route 8).

  4. Find the field and the best parking area (map).
    • No Pets/Dogs at the game fields, leave the pets at home.
    • Spectators, should be 4ft away from the field and are not allowed by the goal areas.
    • Field 081 & 082: spectators are on the east side of the fields by the track.
    • 08U: the goals are on the field, fields will only need a garbage can, corner flags, spectator/team signs, & field # sign. The goals should stay out on the fields after the last game.

  5. We run a Kid Zone (conduct).
    No matter how intense the game can be, kids need cheerful support from the sidelines. Spectators are asked to adhere to the following guidelines:
    1. Kids are No. 1.
    2. Fun - not winning - is everything.
    3. Fans only cheer, and only coaches coach.
    4. No yelling in anger.
    5. Respect the volunteer (Adult & Youth) referees.
    6. No swearing or abusive behavior.
    7. No alcohol, tobacco or drugs.
    8. No weapons.
    9. Leave no trash behind.
    10. Set a proper example of sportsmanship.

  6. Game Day Rundown...
    1. Coaches will setup a spaced out area on the team side for the players to set gear/water.
    2. Players arrive with the proper attire. Read more about player equipment (here).
      • Wear uniform and dark shorts.
      • No Jewelry, not covered, not taped, again, No Jewelry.
      • If you wear a jacket, sweatshirt, or pants, avoid anything with hard plastic or metal.
      • Shin Guards, with team socks covering them. (soccer socks should cover the foot, then go on top of the shin guards)
    3. Coaches confirm player or team equipment. Missing something? Send a runner to the AYSO sheds.
    4. Home team will provide two pumped game balls, pumps can be found at the AYSO sheds.
    5. Coaches will confirm no team color conflicts. If matching colors, coin toss to see who wears pinnies, each team should have a full set of pinnies.
    6. Coaches can go to the referee shed (blue shed) to checkout an electronic whistle if desired. We have coach whistles at the information AYSO shed.
    7. Coaches should do a field safety / setup check (corner flags set, look for golf balls or dangerous holes, you can send a parent to get fill sand from the brown shed).
    8. Coaches should do a player equipment check (no jewelry, no watches, and socks covering shin guards).
    9. Coaches will work out who will be managing the games, who is keeping time, any specific modifications, and any other rules/changes. Each main field coach needs to have all the online trainings completed in AYSOU (training).
    10. Quarter stoppage. (8U @ 10m qtrs)
      • 1min.
      • Allows coaches to adjust player positions.
      • Provides a quick break for players, good to have on warm days.
      • Helps coaches confirm players get equal play time.
    11. Half-time stoppage. (8U @ 20m half)
      • 5min.
      • Check-in with other coaches to see if any changes are needed.
      • Teams switch sides of the field.
      • Kick-off from the same side (now has the opposite team on it).
    12. Teams need to wrap up by the scheduled end time and before the next team is scheduled to start.
    13. No snacks at half time or at the end of the game.
    14. Coaches return electronic whistles to referee shed.
    15. Coaches return any excess equipment or uniforms to the AYSO sheds.
    16. Coaches can use the game report email sent each Saturday to report any issues or areas of confusion.

  7. Game Rules...
    1. 20 minute halves. Quarters (8U=10m). Halves (8U=20m)
    2. No throw-in (do kick-in) with all other players about 12ft back.
    3. No goalkeeper or goal-hanging... remind players no goal hanging, keep about 3ft away from the goal.
    4. No offside.
    5. All kicks are direct and players can score. (the book/training might say otherwise, but we do everything direct)
    6. No headers or slides, players need to stay up on feet.
    7. Coaches should make a reasonable effort to balance the game.
    8. Substitutions can be free flowing at any time, but the player needs to come off the field, before the new player goes on.
    9. The goal kick is 3ft from the goal, and all other players should be about 12ft away from the kicker.

  8. Help, Information, & Equipment...
    1. The Safety and Information Shed (Saturday 8am - 1pm) will have helpers and board members available for questions, equipment replacement, uniform swap, uniform order, etc.

Team Dashboard (here).

Thank You,
Luke Cotton
Region Commissioner, Webmaster, & Fields Coord.

American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) - Region 149
A 5060 SW Philomath Blvd #193 Corvallis, OR 97333

AYSO, where kids play in a fun, family environment powered by Volunteers.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

 [CorvallisAYSO] 7U First Fall Game Day - Sat 9/10 
 9/08/22 4:30 PM 

Hello 7U Families,

Welcome to the fall soccer season. This Saturday will be your first game day of the season and below is the rundown of the information pertinent to the 7U division.

  1. Soccer Equipment Sale from 8:00am - 12:00pm Saturday we will be selling excess new and used soccer equipment by the AYSO soccer sheds. All proceeds help support player scholarships. We will have items like Soccer Balls ($3-$15), Soccer Jerseys ($4-$10), Soccer Shorts ($2-$5), Soccer Shoes, Shin Guards ($3-$6), & Coaching Equipment. Donations: Many families are having issues finding shoes. If you have old shoes, we could use them, please drop them off on Saturday to donate them for the sale.

  2. Wear Team Uniform (or team color) (player equipment). (if you need to order/swap a uniform you do that at the safety/information shed)
    • Shin Guards Required.
    • Jersey must be on top, undershirt/sweatshirt is okay (no zippers & avoid hoods).
    • Shin Guards should be covered by the team socks... you put on the shin guards, then the socks.
    • Wear dark athletic shorts.
    • Bring water.
    • No Jewelry or Earrings.

  3. Arrive 20min early (game schedule). Carpool, Bike, or (CTS route 8).

  4. Find the field and the best parking area (map).
    • No Pets/Dogs at the game fields, leave the pets at home.
    • Spectators, should be 4ft away from the field and are not allowed by the goal areas.
    • Field 071 & 072: spectators are on the west side of the fields by construction fence.
    • 07U: the goals are on the field, fields will only need a garbage can, corner flags, spectator/team signs, & field # sign. The goals should stay out on the fields after the last game.

  5. We run a Kid Zone (conduct).
    No matter how intense the game can be, kids need cheerful support from the sidelines. Spectators are asked to adhere to the following guidelines:
    1. Kids are No. 1.
    2. Fun - not winning - is everything.
    3. Fans only cheer, and only coaches coach.
    4. No yelling in anger.
    5. Respect the volunteer (Adult & Youth) referees.
    6. No swearing or abusive behavior.
    7. No alcohol, tobacco or drugs.
    8. No weapons.
    9. Leave no trash behind.
    10. Set a proper example of sportsmanship.

  6. Game Day Rundown...
    1. Coaches will setup a spaced out area on the team side for the players to set gear/water.
    2. Players arrive with the proper attire. Read more about player equipment (here).
      • Wear uniform and dark shorts.
      • No Jewelry, not covered, not taped, again, No Jewelry.
      • If you wear a jacket, sweatshirt, or pants, avoid anything with hard plastic or metal.
      • Shin Guards, with team socks covering them. (soccer socks should cover the foot, then go on top of the shin guards)
    3. Coaches confirm player or team equipment. Missing something? Send a runner to the AYSO sheds.
    4. Home team will provide two pumped game balls, pumps can be found at the AYSO sheds.
    5. Coaches will confirm no team color conflicts. If matching colors, coin toss to see who wears pinnies, each team should have a full set of pinnies.
    6. Coaches can go to the referee shed (blue shed) to checkout an electronic whistle if desired. We have coach whistles at the information AYSO shed.
    7. Coaches should do a field safety / setup check (corner flags set, look for golf balls or dangerous holes, you can send a parent to get fill sand from the brown shed).
    8. Coaches should do a player equipment check (no jewelry, no watches, and socks covering shin guards).
    9. Coaches will work out who will be managing the games, who is keeping time, any specific modifications, and any other rules/changes. Each main field coach needs to have all the online trainings completed in AYSOU (training).
    10. Quarter stoppage. (7U @ 10m qtrs)
      • 1min.
      • Allows coaches to adjust player positions.
      • Provides a quick break for players, good to have on warm days.
      • Helps coaches confirm players get equal play time.
    11. Half-time stoppage. (7U @ 20m half)
      • 5min.
      • Check-in with other coaches to see if any changes are needed.
      • Teams switch sides of the field.
      • Kick-off from the same side (now has the opposite team on it).
    12. Teams need to wrap up by the scheduled end time and before the next team is scheduled to start.
    13. No snacks at half time or at the end of the game.
    14. Coaches return electronic whistles to referee shed.
    15. Coaches return any excess equipment or uniforms to the AYSO sheds.
    16. Coaches can use the game report email sent each Saturday to report any issues or areas of confusion.

  7. Game Rules...
    1. 20 minute halves. Quarters (7U=10m). Halves (7U=20m)
    2. No throw-in (do kick-in) with all other players about 12ft back.
    3. No goalkeeper or goal-hanging... remind players no goal hanging, keep about 3ft away from the goal.
    4. No offside.
    5. All kicks are direct and players can score. (the book/training might say otherwise, but we do everything direct)
    6. No headers or slides, players need to stay up on feet.
    7. Coaches should make a reasonable effort to balance the game.
    8. Substitutions can be free flowing at any time, but the player needs to come off the field, before the new player goes on.
    9. The goal kick is 3ft from the goal, and all other players should be about 12ft away from the kicker.

  8. Help, Information, & Equipment...
    1. The Safety and Information Shed (Saturday 8am - 1pm) will have helpers and board members available for questions, equipment replacement, uniform swap, uniform order, etc.

Team Dashboard (here).

Thank You,
Luke Cotton
Region Commissioner, Webmaster, & Fields Coord.

American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) - Region 149
A 5060 SW Philomath Blvd #193 Corvallis, OR 97333

AYSO, where kids play in a fun, family environment powered by Volunteers.

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 [CorvallisAYSO] 6U First Fall Game Day - Sat 9/10 
 9/08/22 4:20 PM 

Hello 6U Families,

Welcome to the fall soccer season. This Saturday will be your first game day of the season and below is the rundown of the information pertinent to the 6U division.

  1. Soccer Equipment Sale from 8:00am - 12:00pm Saturday we will be selling excess new and used soccer equipment by the AYSO soccer sheds. All proceeds help support player scholarships. We will have items like Soccer Balls ($3-$15), Soccer Jerseys ($4-$10), Soccer Shorts ($2-$5), Soccer Shoes, Shin Guards ($3-$6), & Coaching Equipment. Donations: Many families are having issues finding shoes. If you have old shoes, we could use them, please drop them off on Saturday to donate them for the sale.

  2. Wear Team Uniform (or team color) (player equipment). (if you need to order/swap a uniform you do that at the safety/information shed)
    • Shin Guards Required.
    • Jersey must be on top, undershirt/sweatshirt is okay (no zippers & avoid hoods).
    • Shin Guards should be covered by the team socks... you put on the shin guards, then the socks.
    • Wear dark athletic shorts.
    • Bring water.
    • No Jewelry or Earrings.

  3. Arrive 20min early (game schedule). Carpool, Bike, or (CTS route 8).

  4. Find the field and the best parking area (map).
    • No Pets/Dogs at the game fields, leave the pets at home.
    • Spectators, should sit 4ft away from the field and are not allowed by the goal areas.
    • Field 061 & 062: spectators are on the east side of the fields.
    • 06U Fields: the goals are on the field, you will only need a garbage can, corner flags, spectator/team signs, & field # sign. The goals should stay out on the fields after the last game.

  5. We run a Kid Zone (conduct).
    No matter how intense the game can be, kids need cheerful support from the sidelines. Spectators are asked to adhere to the following guidelines:
    1. Kids are No. 1.
    2. Fun - not winning - is everything.
    3. Fans only cheer, and only coaches coach.
    4. No yelling in anger.
    5. Respect the volunteer (Adult & Youth) referees.
    6. No swearing or abusive behavior.
    7. No alcohol, tobacco or drugs.
    8. No weapons.
    9. Leave no trash behind.
    10. Set a proper example of sportsmanship.

  6. Game Day Rundown...
    1. Coaches will setup a spaced out area on the team side for the players to set gear/water.
    2. Coaches setup cones for the first 30min of practice activities on half of the field.
    3. Players arrive with the proper attire. Read more about player equipment (here).
      • Wear uniform and dark shorts.
      • No Jewelry, not covered, not taped, again, No Jewelry.
      • If you wear a jacket, sweatshirt, or pants, avoid anything with hard plastic or metal.
      • Shin Guards, with team socks covering them. (soccer socks should cover the foot, then go on top of the shin guards)
    4. Coaches confirm player or team equipment. Missing something? Send a runner to the AYSO sheds.
    5. Home team will provide two pumped game balls, pumps can be found at the AYSO sheds.
    6. Coaches will confirm no team color conflicts. If conflict, coin toss to see who wears pinnies. Teams should have a full team supply of pinnies.
    7. Coaches can go to the referee shed (blue shed) to checkout an electronic whistle if desired. We have coach whistles at the information AYSO shed.
    8. Coaches would do a field safety / setup check (corner flags set, look for golf balls or dangerous holes, you can send a parent to get fill sand from the brown shed).
    9. Coaches should do a player equipment check (no jewelry, no watches, and socks covering shin guards).
    10. Coaches will work out who will be managing the game, when they plan to start, any specific modifications, and any other rules/changes. Each main field coach needs to have all the online trainings completed in AYSOU (training).
    11. First 30min of game time is a practice, then you transition into a set of games with the rules below.
    12. Quarter Stoppage. (6U @ 7.5m qtrs)
      • 1min.
      • Allows coaches to adjust player positions.
      • Provides a quick break for players, good to have on warm days.
      • Helps coaches confirm players get equal play time.
    13. Half-time stoppage. (6U @ 15m half)
      • 5min.
      • Check-in with coaches to see if any changes are needed.
      • Teams switch sides of the field.
      • Kick-off from the same side (now has the opposite team on it).
    14. Teams need to wrap up by the scheduled end time, so the next team can start practicing.
    15. No snacks at half time or at the end of the game.
    16. Coaches return electronic whistles to referee shed.
    17. Coaches return any excess team or uniform equipment to the AYSO sheds.
    18. Coaches can use the game report email sent each Saturday to report any issues or areas of confusion.

  7. Game Rules...
    1. 15 minute halves. Quarters (6U=7.5m). Halves (6U=15m)
    2. No throw-in (do kick-in) with all other players about 12ft back.
    3. No goalkeeper or goal-hanging... remind players no goal hanging, keep about 3ft away from the goal.
    4. No offside.
    5. All kicks are direct and players can score. (the book/training might say otherwise, but we do everything direct)
    6. No headers or slides, players need to stay up on feet.
    7. Coaches should make a reasonable effort to balance the game.
    8. Substitutions can be free flowing at any time, but the player needs to come off the field, before the new player goes on.
    9. The goal kick is 3ft from the goal, and all other players should be about 12ft away from the kicker.

  8. Help, Information, & Equipment...
    1. The Safety and Information Shed (Saturday 8am - 1pm) will have helpers and board members available for questions, equipment replacement, uniform swap, uniform order, etc.

Team Dashboard (here).

Thank You,
Luke Cotton
Region Commissioner, Webmaster, & Fields Coord.

American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) - Region 149
A 5060 SW Philomath Blvd #193 Corvallis, OR 97333

AYSO, where kids play in a fun, family environment powered by Volunteers.

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 [CorvallisAYSO] No Show Players & Wait Lists 
 9/02/22 11:30 AM 

Hello Coaches,
We continue to get player registrations adding to wait lists, so please...

NO SHOW / NO CONTACT PLAYERS:
If you have no-show / unresponsive players, please ask them to fill this out to be dropped and possibly get a refund: https://www.corvallisayso.org/form/refund.html

If they do not drop from the team in a few days and still no contact / no show, submit this form: https://www.corvallisayso.org/form/roster-change.html and we will drop the players (and hopefully fill the spot from the wait list).


Uniforms: Again, head coaches, uniform pickup Saturday 9/3 8-10am or Monday 9/5 5-7pm. If you or a designate cannot get them Sat or Mon, you can get them on Sat 9/10.If you are missing pinnies, want more soccer balls (we have a ton of size 4), need cones, ask for that at the uniform pickup.
NOTICE: Wrong sizes, added players, missing anything, the info/safety shed on Sat 9/10 will be where you get it. We are low on Turquoise and Orange socks, added players might not get them before Sat.


Thank You,
Luke Cotton
Region Commissioner

American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) - Region 149
A 5060 SW Philomath Blvd #193 Corvallis, OR 97333


Our region is powered by volunteers, including me.

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 [CorvallisAYSO] Coach Team Uniform Pickup - 9/3 8-10am 
 9/01/22 11:45 AM 

Hello Head Coaches,

Please identify one person, or yourself, to come and pickup your team uniforms Saturday 9/3 8-10am or Monday 9/5 5-7pm. If you or a designate cannot get them Sat or Mon, you can get them on Sat 9/10.


Uniforms: Even if you are missing required volunteer registrations, please come and get the uniform pack for your team. If we did not already get information from you about a color preference, we choose your color already. Players added later or if the sizes are wrong, send them to the Safety Shed on Sat 9/10. NOTE: Your team name will remain in limbo until you get all the volunteers registered, as we will be using this to help identify what teams need volunteer help.


Team Names: If you want to change/set the team name, you need to do it Saturday at the uniform pickup. If you have the required volunteers registered, I will change it in Sports Connect on Saturday, if you do not, I will document the name and set it once you get all the required volunteers.


Extra Team Equipment: If you are missing pinnies, want more soccer balls (we have a ton of size 4), need cones, ask for that at the uniform pickup.


NOTE:
For teams that have all the volunteers registered and have the desired team name set in Sports Connect, this process will be an easy pickup of a bag, everyone else, please expect it to take 15-20 min.



Thank You,
Luke Cotton
Region Commissioner

American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) - Region 149
A 5060 SW Philomath Blvd #193 Corvallis, OR 97333


Our region is powered by volunteers, including me.

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[CorvallisAYSO] Coach Quick Updates
 8/20/22 2:12 AM 

To All AYSO Coaches,

Few Updates:
 > The Coach Goal Keeper Training changed to 9:35-10:20am 8/20 & 8/27 @ Adams Area Soccer Fields. Learn how to train goal keepers, no signup needed.

 > Region Calendar (here) has been updated to include coach events like Uniform and Equipment pickup days. TIP: You can subscribe to the region event calendar webcal://www.corvallisayso.org/calendar.raw?type=ical

 > Online training is done through AYSOU, going (here), logging into Sports Connect, and clicking the AYSOU button. If you have issues, try editing, details button, and re-saving your volunteer registration.

REMINDER: Remember to enter your practices in Sports Connect on the team page, guide (here), so all new players know the practice schedule. Coach Practice Guide Page (here).


Field Trainings w/ New Approach - Signup (here)
Saturday 8/20 - 6U, 7U, 8U, 9U, 11U, 13U, & 15U - 8:30am Start @ Adams Area Soccer Fields.
&/OR
Saturday 8/27 - 6U, 7U, 8U, 9U, 11U, 13U, & 15U - 8:30am Start @ Adams Area Soccer Fields.

NOTES: 6U, 7U, & 8U also have an option for Thur 8/25 6pm Start @ Adams Area Soccer Fields. We also have coach goalkeeper training at 9:35-10:20am 8/20 & 8/27 @ Adams Area Soccer Fields. No need to signup, just show up, and if you are in the 9U+ coach trainings, you will partake.


Thanks,
Luke Cotton - RC

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 [Corvallis AYSO] Coach Field Training!! 
 8/18/22 5:13 AM 

To all Coaches, Potential Coaches, & Youth (12+) Wanting to Help Coach,...

The next two Saturdays 8/20 & 8/27 we have coach field/practical training. If you are seasoned or new to coaching, this coach field training will be entirely NEW! We will be providing you a practice/training approach that is not only easier, it keeps the players having fun from the start to the end of each training session.


Field Trainings - Signup (here)
Saturday 8/20 - 6U, 7U, 8U, 9U, 11U, 13U, & 15U - 8:30am Start @ Adams Area Soccer Fields.
&/OR
Saturday 8/27 - 6U, 7U, 8U, 9U, 11U, 13U, & 15U - 8:30am Start @ Adams Area Soccer Fields.

NOTE: 6U, 7U, & 8U also have an option for Thur 8/25 6pm Start @ Adams Area Soccer Fields.

Field Trainings - Signup (here)


HIGHLIGHT!!!
We also have coach goalkeeper training at 10-10:45am 8/20 & 8/27 @ Adams Area Soccer Fields. No need to signup, just show up, and if you are in the 9U+ coach trainings, you will partake.


Learn more about Coach Training Requirements (here)


Not a coach volunteer yet?????
Registration Guide (here)



Alright - Coaches on 3!

Abe Drabkin - abe@corvallisayso.org
Director of Coach Training

Dan Herford - dan@corvallisayso.org
Coach Administrator

Brad Whitcomb - brad@corvallisayso.org
Lead Coach Trainer - 6U-8U Coach Focus

John Sweet - john@corvallisayso.org
Lead Coach Trainer - 9U Coach Focus

Nicole Chapman - nicole@corvallisayso.org
Lead Coach Trainer - 11U Coach Focus

Justin Azhocar - justin@corvallisayso.org
Lead Coach Trainer - 13U & 15U Coach Focus


Additional Trainers Helping with Coach Training!!
Kevin Lyons & Sean Grapoli - 13U & 15U Coach Focus
Jerry Sorte - 11U Coach Focus
We also have a few other special guest trainers, join us & learn from your fellow coaches!

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 [CorvallisAYSO] Team Meeting Notes 
 8/10/22 4:09 PM 

Hi All 6U-15U Families,
We have a few items to review for the meetings this week.

One is attached regarding parking at the district office while they are doing construction, please remember to park at the district lot and lot to the northwest of the district office.

The other is the slip we will be collecting from teams that have everything ready. We will have them printed off and need the team to return it filled out. You can return the completed slip at any team meeting or any uniform pickup(TBD).

Team Meeting Return Slip: https://corvallisayso.org/docs/TeamMeetingSlip.pdf


You can read the prior email with more details here:
https://corvallisayso.org/about/seasons.html


Thank You,
Luke Cotton
Region Commissioner

American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) - Region 149
A 5060 SW Philomath Blvd #193 Corvallis, OR 97333


Our region is powered by volunteers, including me, help us out (here).

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 (Corvallis AYSO) Let's get you signed up, Coach! 
 8/09/22 11:56 PM 

Hello Corvallis AYSO Families!

Coach Administrator Dan Herford here.  Along with Abe Drabkin, our Director of Coach Training, I encourage you to consider joining our Corvallis AYSO coaching team.

*** Jump to the bottom to get THE DETAILS on how to get going on coaching ***

Our dedicated, enthusiastic, talented, and surprisingly witty coach administration and training team is here to help our volunteer coaches successfully deliver a high-quality soccer program to our AYSO kids.

Perhaps you, or someone you know - it could be a relative, or friend, or older sibling - is ready to jump onto the pitch to help your son or daughter have a fun experience learning and growing in the context of soccer.

We're looking for people who enjoy the game and enjoy helping kids reach their potential.  Soccer experience is great, but not required.  More important is a desire to learn and grow yourself, and a desire to help kids do the same.  

We'll provide training to equip you for the age level you are coaching, and when you become a coach with Corvallis AYSO, you will find yourself on a team with other coaches who are here to help all of the kids in the program be successful and have a good experience.

I'll be real - it takes a fair amount of time and dedication to do the job.  But, the reward is seeing the kids develop and grow, with a fun benefit of hearing 'Hey Coach!' when you run into a former player at the grocery store.

Right now the push is to get coaches trained.  Go to https://www.corvallisayso.org/coaches/training.html for information on the training requirements for each division.  

Much of the training is online - you'll want to get that started right away.  There is also local training - classroom training for 11U and above, and field training for all divisions.  The local training is happening later this month.  You'll want to get signed up as soon as possible at https://www.corvallisayso.org/coaches/training.html

Look over the info on the website, and then email us with any questions.  We'll also try to have someone from the coach team available at the team meetings happening this week to answer questions.

See you on the pitch!

Dan Herford
Coach Administrator

*** THE DETAILS ***

Coaches need to be/have:
1) Registered Volunteers (need to re-register every year)
2) Annual Concussion Training
3) AYSO Safe Haven Certification
4) SafeSport Training
5) Online Coach Training for your Division
6) In-person Classroom and/or Field Training for you Division

All of the links and detailed walk-throughs are found at https://www.corvallisayso.org/coaches/training.html

(Yes, it's a lot, but it gets easier after you get through it the first time.)

Questions, concerns, problems?  Please shoot us an email at coaches@corvallisayso.org.

Thanks,
Dan

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 [CorvallisAYSO] Team Meetings This Week 
 8/09/22 9:11 AM 

Hello All Families,

We will be having team meetings this week (calendar below). Park at the 509J School District Office area and walk to the Pickleball Courts area just north east. If you cannot make the meeting, please use one of the roster emails (one sent last week, one to be sent day of your meeting) to tell the team. If you can help out, tell the team and get the volunteer registration process started.


Team Meeting:
Quick get together with other parents on the team to discuss a team matters. Players are welcome, but not needed for the meeting. At the meeting, coaches can pickup the basic equipment for the team (pinnies, cones, & balls), we will not hand out uniforms at the meeting. If the required volunteers register before the meeting, you can choose a team name and select your team color. Teams will need to discuss practices at the meeting, you can have one(7U-8U) two(9U+) a week starting 8/22 (coaches). Ideally you walk away from the meeting with a confirmed head coach, assistant coach, center referee(9U+), team name, team color, and the start of communication about practices.

Required Team Volunteers
Head Coach Required: Please finish the volunteer registration for the position in Sports Connect starting (here), the guide is (here). Remember each volunteer needs an account in Sports Connect, tied to their email address. After you register, the division coordinator will connect you to the team.

Asst. Coach Required: The team only needs one, but the team can have many. Any volunteers interested in being a team manager are encouraged to be assistant coaches. Register for the position in Sports Connect starting (here), the guide is (here). Remember each volunteer needs an account in Sports Connect, tied to their email address. After you register, the division coordinator will connect you to the team.

Centering Referee Required(9U+): The team needs one referee to help ensure your games are covered. We are asking for a volunteer that is willing to work with the players in the middle of a field and help them enjoy the game of soccer. Register for the position in Sports Connect starting (here), the guide is (here). Remember each volunteer needs an account in Sports Connect, tied to their email address. After you register, the division coordinator will connect you to the team.

Additional Referees Desired(9U+): We want two referees for each team, the more the better. Youth 12 and up can be referees, and since referees signup choosing the games they want, they can volunteer on an 11U game, then play after.


Key Calendar Dates:
08/10: 6U & 7U Team Meeting 6pm at 509J Office - Pickleball Courts Area.
08/10: 8U Team Meeting 7pm at 509J Office - Pickleball Courts Area.
08/11: 9U Team Meeting 6pm at 509J Office - Pickleball Courts Area.
08/11: Soccer Used Equipment Sale, 6:30pm at 509J Office - Pickleball Courts Area.
08/11: 11U Team Meeting 7pm at 509J Office - Pickleball Courts Area.
08/12: 13U & 15U Team Meeting 6pm at 509J Office - Pickleball Courts Area.
08/18: Coach Class Training (signup). (mix and match allowed)
08/20: Coach Field Training (signup). (mix and match allowed)
08/22: Practices can start.
08/25: Coach Class Training (signup). (mix and match allowed)
08/27: Coach Field Training (signup). (mix and match allowed)
08/29: Game Schedule will be posted.
09/03: Coach Team Uniforms Pickup - TBA.
09/05: Referee Training - TBA
09/06: Referee Training - TBA
09/09: Referee Refresher Training - TBA
09/10: First Scheduled Saturday Game (6 more in a row).
09/10: Soccer Used Equipment Sale at AYSO Soccer Sheds.
10/01: Winter Indoor & Futsal Registration Opens.
10/22: Last Game Day for Fall, see you in Spring 2023!
10/29: Area Tournament, compete against teams from the valley.


Quick Links:
  • (here) < Corvallis AYSO Home Page & Sports Connect Login > (here)

    • Team Dashboard Page > (here) (see players, volunteers, & helpers)

  • (here) < Player Refund/Drop Request

    • Team Roster Change Request > (here)

  • (here) < Board Member Contact Us Page & Program Summary Details > (here)

    • Region Calendar > (here)

  • (here) < Coach Field Training Signups & Running an AYSO Practice / Training Session > (here)

    • Volunteer Job Descriptions > (here)

  • (here) < Volunteer Registration Guide


Thank You,
Luke Cotton
Region Commissioner

American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) - Region 149
A 5060 SW Philomath Blvd #193 Corvallis, OR 97333


Our region is entirely powered by volunteers, including me.

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 [CorvallisAYSO] 13U & 15U Team Meetings 8/12 6pm @ AYSO Fields Area 
 8/04/22 10:00 AM 

Hello |User First Name|,

We will be having team meetings Fri 8/12 6pm. Park at the 509J School District Office area and walk to the Pickleball Courts area just north east. This week you will be getting more team details by email, look for {CorvallisAYSO} in the subject line.

NOTICE: Newport Players/Teams do not need to attend.

Team Meeting: Fri 8/12 6pm
Quick get together with other parents on the team to discuss a team matters. Ideally you walk away with a confirmed head coach, assistant coach, and a center referee. At the meeting, coaches can pickup the basic equipment for the team (pinnies, cones, & balls), we will not hand out uniforms at the meeting. If the required volunteers (see below) register before the meeting, you can choose a team name and select your team color. Teams will need to discuss practices at the meeting, you can have two a week starting 8/22. Players are welcome, but not needed for the meeting.

Required Team Volunteers
Head Coach Required: Please finish the volunteer registration for the position in Sports Connect starting (here), the guide is (here). Remember each volunteer needs an account in Sports Connect, tied to their email address. After you register, the division coordinator will connect you to the team.

Asst. Coach Required: The team only needs one, but the team can have many. Any volunteers interested in being a team manager are encouraged to be assistant coaches. Register for the position in Sports Connect starting (here), the guide is (here). Remember each volunteer needs an account in Sports Connect, tied to their email address. After you register, the division coordinator will connect you to the team.

Centering Referee Required: The team needs one referee to help ensure your games are covered. We are asking for a volunteer that is willing to work with the players in the middle of a field and help them enjoy the game of soccer. Register for the position in Sports Connect starting (here), the guide is (here). Remember each volunteer needs an account in Sports Connect, tied to their email address. After you register, the division coordinator will connect you to the team.

Additional Referees Desired: We want two referees for each team, the more the better. Youth 12 and up can be referees, and since referees signup to choose the games they want, they can volunteer an 11U game then help with the game they play soon after.

Key Calendar Dates:
08/11: Soccer Used Equipment Sale, 6:30pm at 509J Office - Pickleball Courts Area.
08/12: Team Meeting 6pm at 509J Office - Pickleball Courts Area.
08/18: Coach Class Training (signup). (mix and match allowed)
08/20: Coach Field Training (signup). (mix and match allowed)
08/22: Practices can start.
08/25: Coach Class Training (signup).
08/27: Coach Field Training (signup).
08/29: Game Schedule will be posted.
09/03: Coach Team Uniforms Pickup - TBA.
09/05: Referee Training - TBA
09/06: Referee Training - TBA
09/09: Referee Refresher Training - TBA
09/10: First Scheduled Saturday Game (6 more in a row).
09/10: Soccer Used Equipment Sale at AYSO Soccer Sheds.
10/01: Winter Indoor & Futsal Registration Opens.
10/22: Last Game Day for Fall, see you in Spring 2023!
10/29: Area Tournament, compete against teams from the valley.


Quick Links:
  • (here) < Corvallis AYSO Home Page & Sports Connect Login > (here)

    • Team Dashboard Page > (here) (see players, volunteers, & helpers)

  • (here) < Player Refund/Drop Request

    • Team Roster Change Request > (here)

  • (here) < Board Member Contact Us Page & Program Summary Details > (here)

    • Region Calendar > (here)

  • (here) < Coach Field Training Signups & Running an AYSO Practice / Training Session > (here)

    • Volunteer Job Descriptions > (here)

  • (here) < Volunteer Registration Guide


Thank You,
Luke Cotton
Region Commissioner

American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) - Region 149
A 5060 SW Philomath Blvd #193 Corvallis, OR 97333


Our region is entirely powered by volunteers, including me.

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 [CorvallisAYSO] 11U Team Meetings 8/11 7pm @ AYSO Fields Area 
 8/03/22 6:55 PM 

Hello |User First Name|,

We will be having team meetings Thur 8/11 7pm. Park at the 509J School District Office area and walk to the Pickleball Courts area just north east. This week you will be getting more team details by email, look for {CorvallisAYSO} in the subject line.

NOTICE: We are still working on 11UB teams, more info soon.

Team Meeting: Thur 8/11 7pm
Quick get together with other parents on the team to discuss a team matters. Ideally you walk away with a confirmed head coach, assistant coach, and a center referee. At the meeting, coaches can pickup the basic equipment for the team (pinnies, cones, & balls), we will not hand out uniforms at the meeting. If the required volunteers (see below) register before the meeting, you can choose a team name and select your team color. Teams will need to discuss practices at the meeting, you can have two a week starting 8/22. Players are welcome, but not needed for the meeting.

Required Team Volunteers
Head Coach Required: Please finish the volunteer registration for the position in Sports Connect starting (here), the guide is (here). Remember each volunteer needs an account in Sports Connect, tied to their email address. After you register, the division coordinator will connect you to the team.

Asst. Coach Required: The team only needs one, but the team can have many. Any volunteers interested in being a team manager are encouraged to be assistant coaches. Register for the position in Sports Connect starting (here), the guide is (here). Remember each volunteer needs an account in Sports Connect, tied to their email address. After you register, the division coordinator will connect you to the team.

Centering Referee Required: The team only needs one referee to help ensure your games are covered. We are asking for a volunteer that is willing to work with the players in the middle of a field and help them enjoy the game of soccer. Register for the position in Sports Connect starting (here), the guide is (here). Remember each volunteer needs an account in Sports Connect, tied to their email address. After you register, the division coordinator will connect you to the team.


Key Calendar Dates:
08/11: Team Meeting 7pm at 509J Office - Pickleball Courts Area.
08/11: Soccer Used Equipment Sale, 6:30pm at 509J Office - Pickleball Courts Area.
08/18: Coach Class Training (signup). (mix and match allowed)
08/20: Coach Field Training (signup). (mix and match allowed)
08/22: Practices can start.
08/25: Coach Class Training (signup).
08/27: Coach Field Training (signup).
08/29: Game Schedule will be posted.
09/03: Coach Team Uniforms Pickup - TBA.
09/05: Referee Training - TBA
09/06: Referee Training - TBA
09/09: Referee Refresher Training - TBA
09/10: First Scheduled Saturday Game (6 more in a row).
09/10: Soccer Used Equipment Sale at AYSO Soccer Sheds.
10/01: Winter Indoor & Futsal Registration Opens.
10/22: Last Game Day for Fall, see you in Spring 2023!
10/29: Area Tournament, compete against teams from the valley.


Quick Links:
  • (here) < Corvallis AYSO Home Page & Sports Connect Login > (here)

    • Team Dashboard Page > (here) (see players, volunteers, & helpers)

  • (here) < Player Refund/Drop Request

    • Team Roster Change Request > (here)

  • (here) < Board Member Contact Us Page & Program Summary Details > (here)

    • Region Calendar > (here)

  • (here) < Coach Field Training Signups & Running an AYSO Practice / Training Session > (here)

    • Volunteer Job Descriptions > (here)

  • (here) < Volunteer Registration Guide


Thank You,
Luke Cotton
Region Commissioner

American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) - Region 149
A 5060 SW Philomath Blvd #193 Corvallis, OR 97333


Our region is entirely powered by volunteers, including me.

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 [CorvallisAYSO] 9U Team Meetings 8/11 6pm @ AYSO Fields Area 
 8/03/22 6:45 PM 

Hello |User First Name|,

We will be having team meetings Thur 8/11 6pm. Park at the 509J School District Office area and walk to the Pickleball Courts area just north east. This week you will be getting more team details by email, look for {CorvallisAYSO} in the subject line.


Team Meeting: Thur 8/11 6pm
Quick get together with other parents on the team to discuss a team matters. Ideally you walk away with a confirmed head coach, assistant coach, and a center referee. At the meeting, coaches can pickup the basic equipment for the team (pinnies, cones, & balls), we will not hand out uniforms at the meeting. If the required volunteers (see below) register before the meeting, you can choose a team name and select your team color. Teams will need to discuss practices at the meeting, you can have one a week starting 8/22. Players are welcome, but not needed for the meeting.

Required Team Volunteers
Head Coach Required: Please finish the volunteer registration for the position in Sports Connect starting (here), the guide is (here). Remember each volunteer needs an account in Sports Connect, tied to their email address. After you register, the division coordinator will connect you to the team.

Asst. Coach Required: The team only needs one, but the team can have many. Any volunteers interested in being a team manager are encouraged to be assistant coaches. Register for the position in Sports Connect starting (here), the guide is (here). Remember each volunteer needs an account in Sports Connect, tied to their email address. After you register, the division coordinator will connect you to the team.

Centering Referee Required: The team only needs one referee to help ensure your games are covered. We are asking for a volunteer that is willing to work with the players in the middle of a field and help them enjoy the game of soccer. Register for the position in Sports Connect starting (here), the guide is (here). Remember each volunteer needs an account in Sports Connect, tied to their email address. After you register, the division coordinator will connect you to the team.


Key Calendar Dates:
08/11: Team Meeting 6pm at 509J Office - Pickleball Courts Area.
08/11: Soccer Used Equipment Sale, 6:30pm at 509J Office - Pickleball Courts Area.
08/20: Coach Field Training (signup).
08/22: Practices can start.
08/25: Coach Field Training (signup).
08/29: Game Schedule will be posted.
09/03: Coach Team Uniforms Pickup - TBA.
09/05: Referee Training - TBA
09/06: Referee Training - TBA
09/09: Referee Refresher Training - TBA
09/10: First Scheduled Saturday Game (6 more in a row).
09/10: Soccer Used Equipment Sale at AYSO Soccer Sheds.
10/01: Winter Indoor & Futsal Registration Opens.
10/22: Last Game Day for Fall, see you in Spring 2023!
10/29: Area Tournament, compete against teams from the valley.


Quick Links:
  • (here) < Corvallis AYSO Home Page & Sports Connect Login > (here)

    • Team Dashboard Page > (here) (see players, volunteers, & helpers)

  • (here) < Player Refund/Drop Request

    • Team Roster Change Request > (here)

  • (here) < Board Member Contact Us Page & Program Summary Details > (here)

    • Region Calendar > (here)

  • (here) < Coach Field Training Signups & Running an AYSO Practice / Training Session > (here)

    • Volunteer Job Descriptions > (here)

  • (here) < Volunteer Registration Guide


Thank You,
Luke Cotton
Region Commissioner

American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) - Region 149
A 5060 SW Philomath Blvd #193 Corvallis, OR 97333


Our region is entirely powered by volunteers, including me.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

 [CorvallisAYSO] 8U Team Meetings 8/10 7pm @ AYSO Fields Area 
 8/02/22 5:28 PM 

Hello |User First Name|,

We will be having team meetings Wed 8/10 7pm. Park at the 509J School District Office area and walk to the Pickleball Courts area just north east. This week you will be getting more team details by email, look for {CorvallisAYSO} in the subject line.


Team Meeting: Wed 8/10 7pm
Quick get together with other parents on the team to discuss a team matters. Ideally you walk away with a confirmed head coach and assistant coach. If the required volunteers (see below) register before the meeting you can choose a team name and select your team color. At the meeting Coaches can pickup the basic equipment for the team (pinnies, cones, & balls), we will not hand out uniforms at the meeting. Teams will need to discuss practices at the meeting, you can have one a week starting 8/22. Players are welcome, but not needed for the meeting.

Required Team Volunteers
Head Coach Required: Please finish the volunteer registration for the position in Sports Connect starting (here), the guide is (here). Remember each volunteer needs an account in Sports Connect, tied to their email address. After you register, the division coordinator will connect you to the team.

Asst. Coach Required: The team only needs one, but the team can have many. Any volunteers interested in refereeing or being a team manager are encouraged to be assistant coaches. Register for the position in Sports Connect starting (here), the guide is (here). Remember each volunteer needs an account in Sports Connect, tied to their email address. After you register, the division coordinator will connect you to the team.


Key Calendar Dates:
08/10: Team Meeting 7pm at 509J Office - Pickleball Courts Area.
08/11: Soccer Used Equipment Sale, 6:30pm at 509J Office - Pickleball Courts Area.
08/20: Coach Field Training (signup).
08/22: Practices can start.
08/25: Coach Field Training (signup).
08/27: Coach Field Training (signup).
08/29: Game Schedule will be posted.
09/03: Coach Team Uniforms Pickup - TBA.
09/10: First Scheduled Saturday Game (6 more in a row).
09/10: Soccer Used Equipment Sale at AYSO Soccer Sheds.
10/01: Winter Indoor & Futsal Registration Opens.
10/22: Last Game Day for Fall, see you in Spring 2023!


Quick Links:
  • (here) < Corvallis AYSO Home Page & Sports Connect Login > (here)

    • Team Dashboard Page > (here) (see players, volunteers, & helpers)

  • (here) < Player Refund/Drop Request

    • Team Roster Change Request > (here)

  • (here) < Board Member Contact Us Page & Program Summary Details > (here)

    • Region Calendar > (here)

  • (here) < Coach Field Training Signups & Running an AYSO Practice / Training Session > (here)
    • Volunteer Job Descriptions > (here)

  • (here) < Volunteer Registration Guide


Thank You,
Luke Cotton
Region Commissioner

American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) - Region 149
A 5060 SW Philomath Blvd #193 Corvallis, OR 97333


Our region is entirely powered by volunteers, including me.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

 [CorvallisAYSO] 6U & 7U Team Meetings 8/10 6pm @ AYSO Soccer Fields 
 8/02/22 5:18 PM 

Hello |User First Name|,

We will be having team meetings Wed 8/10 6pm. Park at the 509J School District Office area and walk to the Pickleball Courts area just north east. This week you will be getting more team details, look for {CorvallisAYSO} in the subject line.

Team Meeting: Wed 8/10 6pm
Quick get together with other parents on the team to discuss a team matters. Ideally you walk away with a confirmed head coach and assistant coach. If the required volunteers (see below) register before the meeting you can choose a team name and select your team color. At the meeting Coaches can pickup the basic equipment for the team (pinnies, cones, & balls), we will not hand out uniforms at the meeting. 7U teams will need to discuss practices at the meeting, you can have one a week starting 8/22. Players are welcome, but not needed for the meeting.
Required Team Volunteers
Head Coach Required: Please finish the volunteer registration for the position in Sports Connect starting (here), the guide is (here). Remember each volunteer needs an account in Sports Connect, tied to their email address. After you register, the division coordinator will connect you to the team.
Asst. Coach Required: The team only needs one, but the team can have many. Any volunteers interested in refereeing or being a team manager are encouraged to be assistant coaches. Register for the position in Sports Connect starting (here), the guide is (here). Remember each volunteer needs an account in Sports Connect, tied to their email address. After you register, the division coordinator will connect you to the team.

Key Calendar Dates:
08/10: Team Meeting 6pm at 509J Office - Pickleball Courts Area.
08/11: Soccer Used Equipment Sale, 6:30pm at 509J Office - Pickleball Courts Area.
08/20: Coach Field Training (signup).
08/22: Practices can start for 7U (6U practices are before games on Saturday).
08/25: Coach Field Training (signup).
08/27: Coach Field Training (signup).
08/29: Game Schedule will be posted.
09/03: Coach Team Uniforms Pickup - TBA.
09/10: First Scheduled Saturday Game (6 more in a row)
09/10: Soccer Used Equipment Sale, 6:30pm at 509J Office - Pickleball Courts Area.
10/01: Winter Indoor & Futsal Registration.
10/22: Last Game Day for Fall, see you in Spring 2023!


Quick Links:
  • (here) < Corvallis AYSO Home Page & Sports Connect Login > (here)

    • Team Dashboard Page > (here) (see players, volunteers, & helpers)

  • (here) < Player Refund/Drop Request

    • Team Roster Change Request > (here)

  • (here) < Board Member Contact Us Page & Program Summary Details > (here)

    • Region Calendar > (here)

  • (here) < Coach Field Training Signups & Running an AYSO Practice / Training Session > (here)

    • Volunteer Job Descriptions > (here)

  • (here) < Volunteer Registration Guide


Thank You,
Luke Cotton
Region Commissioner

American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) - Region 149
A 5060 SW Philomath Blvd #193 Corvallis, OR 97333


Our region is entirely powered by volunteers, including me.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

[CorvallisAYSO] Fall Open Registration - Closes Today
 7/10/22 8:23 AM 

If you have not registered already for fall soccer, you can register players online (here) in Sports Connect. If you no longer want emails about AYSO Corvallis / Benton County soccer, you can unsubscribe by clicking the link at the end of this email.

Finishing the registration now means you will be part of our main team formation process starting this week. After today we move to limited registration, having some divisions go to wait list registration. If we can take additional registrations, you will be activated from the wait list, likely in early August.

Fall Soccer Programs

5U Fall Developmental Program - Players Born 2018 (more details)
Encourages skill development and will progress towards learning how to play 2v2 and 3v3 Jamboree scrimmage games. Signup is for the fall season at a cost of the $20 membership and $30 for the season. You would signup again for the spring season at another $30 for that season.

6U Fall & Spring Recreational Soccer - Players Born 2017 (more details)
Games are on Saturdays, 7 in fall after labor day and 7 in spring after spring break between 8:30-3pm. You will have one training session by a volunteer coach at the start of each game time on Saturday for 30min. Games are 3 vs. 3 where each team of 6 players compete in a recreational game run by a volunteer coach.

7U Fall & Spring Recreational Soccer - Players Born 2016 (more details)
Games are on Saturdays, 7 in fall after labor day and 7 in spring after spring break between 8:30-3pm. You will have one training session per week on a weekday that could be 1 hour by a volunteer coach that decides the location & time. Games are 4 vs. 4 where each team of 7 players compete in a recreational game run by a volunteer coach.

8U Fall & Spring Recreational Soccer - Players Born 2015 (more details)
Games are on Saturdays, 7 in fall after labor day and 7 in spring after spring break between 8:30-3pm. You will have one training session per week on a weekday that could be 1 hour by a volunteer coach that decides the location & time. Games are 5 vs. 5 where each team of 8 players compete in a recreational game run by a volunteer coach.

9U Fall & Spring Recreational Soccer - Players Born 2014 (more details)
Games are on Saturdays, 7 in fall after labor day and 7 in spring after spring break from 8:30-3pm. You will have two training sessions per week on a weekday that could be 1 hour each by a volunteer coach that decides the location & time. Games are 7 vs. 7 where each team of 10 players compete in a recreational game run by volunteer referees. At 9U we introduce the goal keeping position.

11U Fall & Spring Recreational Soccer - Players Born 2013 & 2012 (more details)
Games are on Saturdays, 7 in fall after labor day and 7 in spring after spring break from 8:30-3pm. You will have two training sessions per week on a weekday that could be 1 hour each by a volunteer coach that decides the location & time. Games are 9 vs. 9 where each team of 12 players compete in a recreational game run by volunteer referees.

13U Fall & Spring Recreational Soccer - Players Born 2011 & 2010 (more details)
Games are on Saturdays, 7 in fall after labor day and 7 in spring after spring break from 8:30-3pm. You will have two training sessions per week on a weekday that could be 1.5 hours each by a volunteer coach that decides the location & time. Games are 11 vs. 11 where each team of 15 players compete in a recreational game run by volunteer referees. Depending on the number of players, the division might be adjusted to have smaller teams playing 9 vs. 9 in games.

15U Fall & Spring Recreational Soccer - Players Born 2009 & 2008 (more details)
Games are on Saturdays, 7 in fall after labor day and 7 in spring after spring break from 8:30-3pm. You will have two training sessions per week on a weekday that could be 1.5 hours each by a volunteer coach that decides the location & time. Games are 11 vs. 11 where each team of 15 players compete in a recreational game run by volunteer referees. Games will occasionally be traveling and schedules will be setup to try and work with the EXTRA program (here).

19U Fall High School Program - Players Born 2008-2004 (more details)
Encourages recreational games and activities with peers. Signup is for the fall season at a cost of the $20 membership and $30 for the season. You would signup again for the spring season at another $30 for that season.

Frequently Asked Questions

Program Costs
Our costs are primarily player jersey, team equipment, fields, and volunteer background checks. If you signup and only want to play in fall, the price is the same. If you signup for spring in February, the price is the same with the costs covering the added volunteers, added players, and replacement or new team equipment.

  • Spring & Fall Season / School Year Program (6U-15U Rec):
    • $20 for AYSO Membership.
    • $70 for Program Cost. (Scholarship $20 for Program Cost.)
    • $2.75 for Sports Connect Transaction.
  • Fall Season Program (5U Dev & 19U Rec/Pickup):
    • $20 for AYSO Membership.
    • $30 for Program Cost. (Scholarship $10 for Program Cost.)
    • $2.75 for Sports Connect Transaction.

Special Placement Request?
Fill out this form (here); use the categories to select what you are requesting. Types of requests include Team Friend/Buddy (want to be placed with this one other player), Play Up a Division, Not Placed With (volunteer or player), Volunteer Buddy (want to volunteer with this person), Player w/ Family Volunteer (family volunteer has independent account and is not associated to the player), & Medical / Developmental / VIP Placement. We cannot guarantee requests will be honored. Please fill out two forms when needed, for example if you wish to play in a higher division with a friend, please fill out one form for each request.

Cash or Check?
Everything can be paid by Credit Card online in Sports Connect, they charge $2.75 per transaction. In rare circumstances we can accept payment by cash or check, please email the registrar if you need that accommodation (contact).

Refunds?
Those desiring a refund must submit the request (here). We cannot refund the membership or the Sports Connect fees, of the program fees we look to cover our costs and that can be less 3% for the credit card.

Per Player Scholarship?
You register/apply the same as everyone else, when asked about eligibility for a scholarship during registration, check yes if you are eligible. You should see a question... "My family and this player is approved for free and reduced meals, SNAP, or TANF. My family can provide proof when requested and authorize AYSO to verify my approval/enrollment. If I cannot provide proof when requested, I understand I will be charged the full player registration fee." after checking yes, your fee would be reduced and you can finish the application online.

Thank You,
Luke Cotton - Region Commissioner
Andy Ungerer - Region Registrar (email)