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Email / Communications Log

  • 4/13: second game day notes email sent. (see below)
  • 4/6: First Game Day notes email sent.
  • 3/31: Started sending All-In-One emails for Spring.
  • 3/30: Referee training, refresher, and game signup emails sent.
  • 3/29: Helper Signup Email Sent.
  • 3/28: Game schedules v2 posted to Kinder, need some edits for 5/6th girls.
  • 3/17: Most game schedules were posted with version 1.
  • 3/16: Sent version 1 of player rosters, still some work to be done in team formation as we continue to place/move players. This email was to do an early check that people are still planning to participate and get a heads up about any issues.
  • 3/4: Sent spring welcome email to all participants.
  • 3/4: Calendar Updated (here).
  • 2/10: Fall player RSVP for spring sent out to all players.

Roster Change form https://www.corvallisayso.org/form/roster-change.html

Season Email Archive

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 [CorvallisAYSO] 2nd Spring Game Day 4/13 Notes 
 4/13/24 6:14 AM 

Hello All Spring AYSO Families,

Today looks like a great day for soccer!!
Game Day Schedule (here) all teams PDF version. Fields codes/map is (here).


NOTICES:
We have many referee spots open, please sign up (referees).
 > 1 > Look to arrive early, parking will take some time.
 > 2 > Teams on fields 71, 72, 73, & 83, parking is available at the church to the south and in the neighborhoods to the south, please look for those options.
 > 3 > Coaches playing a schedule hold team, I sent an email yesterday with the plan for your division (S00G = 1h practice, S00B & S01G = 2 games at once, S02G = double header, & S06G = playing outside team).


Quick Saturday Reminders:
  • Wear your uniform/jersey over all other clothing. (if you are missing the uniform, you can pick up or buy one at the info/safety shed)
  • Wear dark athletic shorts, avoid clothing with hard plastic or metal.
  • Wear your soccer socks over your shin guards. (missing shin guards, we sell them at the sheds)
  • Leave the jewelry/watch at home, no jewelry (equipment) (rules). You cannot tape over earrings in soccer, the earrings need to be removed.
  • Leave pets at home. They are not allowed on the fields on game days.
  • Arrive at least 30 min before your 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).
  • No treats/snacks/food should be provided/shared on a game day near the game fields. Move away from the fields after your game is done, so the next teams can get setup.
Field Takedown: Game ending around 1pm, the game schedule PDF lists your game bold and in italics? Anything that is not a soccer goal, should be picked up from the field and dropped off at the brown fields shed.


Again...
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?
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).


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] First Grade Girls Games 
 4/12/24 8:20 PM 

Hi 1st Grade Girls Volunteers,

In the division, we have an odd number of teams. You likely noticed that Team 06 aka Schedule Hold is in the mix for the schedule.
https://www.corvallisayso.org/teams/schedule?division=S01G

I scheduled all of your games for 9am, the idea is that one team would split into two teams and play on two fields at once. Loaning players to fill out the team is likely needed. Below is the schedule.

Here is version 3, but in the emails, we likely have a few changes for 4/20.

Date

Start

Field

Home

Away

Sat-4/13

9am

073G

S01G 02 Violet Dinosaurs -CR

S01G 01 Unicorns -CR

Sat-4/13

9am

071G

S01G 03 Rainbows -CR

S01G 02 Violet Dinosaurs -CR

Sat-4/13

9am

072G

S01G 05 Red Dragons -CR

S01G 04 Water Dragons -CR

         

Sat-4/20

9am

073G

S01G 01 Unicorns -CR

S01G 02 Violet Dinosaurs -CR

Sat-4/20

9am

072G

? S01G 04 Water Dragons ?

? S01G 03 Rainbows ?

Sat-4/20

9am

071G

S01G 03 Rainbows -CR

S01G 05 Red Dragons -CR

         

Sat-4/27

9am

072G

S01G 03 Rainbows -CR

S01G 04 Water Dragons -CR

Sat-4/27

9am

071G

S01G 02 Violet Dinosaurs -CR

S01G 04 Water Dragons -CR

Sat-4/27

9am

073G

S01G 05 Red Dragons -CR

S01G 01 Unicorns -CR

         

Sat-5/4

9am

072G

S01G 05 Red Dragons -CR

S01G 02 Violet Dinosaurs -CR

Sat-5/4

9am

073G

S01G 01 Unicorns -CR

S01G 04 Water Dragons -CR

Sat-5/4

9am

071G

S01G 05 Red Dragons -CR

S01G 03 Rainbows -CR

         

Sat-5/11

9am

072G

S01G 02 Violet Dinosaurs -CR

S01G 05 Red Dragons -CR

Sat-5/11

9am

073G

S01G 03 Rainbows -CR

S01G 01 Unicorns -CR

Sat-5/11

9am

071G

S01G 04 Water Dragons -CR

S01G 01 Unicorns -CR

         

Sat-5/18

9am

071G

S01G 03 Rainbows -CR

S01G 02 Violet Dinosaurs -CR

Sat-5/18

9am

072G

S01G 05 Red Dragons -CR

S01G 04 Water Dragons -CR

Sat-5/18

9am

073G

S01G 01 Unicorns -CR

S01G 02 Violet Dinosaurs -CR


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] Kinder Girls Games 
 4/12/24 8:09 PM 

Hi Kinder Girls Volunteers,

In the kinder girl's division, we have an odd number of teams. You likely noticed that Team 05 aka Schedule Hold is in the mix for the schedule.
https://www.corvallisayso.org/teams/schedule?division=S00G

Here is what I got from last week...
Each of you mentioned that players like the practices more than the games, and all (but 1) of you mentioned you do not have enough players showing up to make two teams of 3.

How about this...
Each week, the team playing "Schedule Hold" will plan to do a practice for the full hour.


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] Kinder Boys Games 
 4/12/24 7:55 PM 

Hi Kinder Boys Volunteers,

In the kinder boy's division, we have an odd number of teams. You likely noticed that Team 14 aka Schedule Hold is in the mix for the schedule.
https://www.corvallisayso.org/teams/schedule?division=S00B

The nice thing about kinder is that we can tackle this without adding a long double header. Since many of the teams have enough players to make two teams, the idea is to have a team split in half and play on two fields at the same time. For example, on 4/13 the Blue Sharks would start with practice for 30 min on field 62, then split up the team to play two games at the same time on two fields (62 & 63 @ 10:45am).


Date

Start

Field

Home

Away

Sat-4/13

9am

061G

S00B 04 T-Rexes -CR

S00B 02 Green Dragons -CR

Sat-4/13

9am

062G

S00B 09 Hornets -CR

S00B 08 The Beavers -CR

Sat-4/13

9am

063G

S00B 13 TBD -CR

S00B 11 Hulks -CR

Sat-4/13

10:15am

062G

S00B 03 Blue Sharks -CR

S00B 12 Grasshoppers -CR

Sat-4/13

10:15am

063G

S00B 03 Blue Sharks -CR

S00B 01 Cheetahs -CR

Sat-4/13

10:15am

061G

S00B 10 Blue Dragons -CR

S00B 05 King Cobras -CR

Sat-4/13

11:30am

072G

S00B 07 Wolves -CR

S00B 06 Dragons -CR

         

Sat-4/20

9am

063G

S00B 07 Wolves -CR

S00B 09 Hornets -CR

Sat-4/20

9am

061G

S00B 11 Hulks -CR

S00B 03 Blue Sharks -CR

Sat-4/20

9am

062G

S00B 01 Cheetahs -CR

S00B 02 Green Dragons -CR

Sat-4/20

10:15am

063G

S00B 12 Grasshoppers -CR

S00B 08 The Beavers -CR

Sat-4/20

10:15am

061G

S00B 05 King Cobras -CR

S00B 13 TBD -CR

Sat-4/20

10:15am

062G

S00B 08 The Beavers -CR

S00B 04 T-Rexes -CR

Sat-4/20

11:30am

071G

S00B 06 Dragons -CR

S00B 10 Blue Dragons -CR

         

Sat-4/27

9am

063G

S00B 12 Grasshoppers -CR

S00B 09 Hornets -CR

Sat-4/27

9am

061G

S00B 02 Green Dragons -CR

S00B 13 TBD -CR

Sat-4/27

9am

062G

S00B 06 Dragons -CR

S00B 03 Blue Sharks -CR

Sat-4/27

10:15am

062G

S00B 08 The Beavers -CR

S00B 10 Blue Dragons -CR

Sat-4/27

10:15am

063G

S00B 11 Hulks -CR

S00B 07 Wolves -CR

Sat-4/27

10:15am

061G

S00B 05 King Cobras -CR

S00B 07 Wolves -CR

Sat-4/27

11:30am

073G

S00B 01 Cheetahs -CR

S00B 04 T-Rexes -CR

         

Sat-5/4

8:45am

062G

S00B 05 King Cobras -CR

S00B 09 Hornets -CR

Sat-5/4

8:45am

061G

S00B 08 The Beavers -CR

S00B 03 Blue Sharks -CR

Sat-5/4

8:45am

063G

S00B 11 Hulks -CR

S00B 06 Dragons -CR

Sat-5/4

10am

061G

S00B 13 TBD -CR

S00B 04 T-Rexes -CR

Sat-5/4

10am

063G

S00B 02 Green Dragons -CR

S00B 04 T-Rexes -CR

Sat-5/4

10am

062G

S00B 12 Grasshoppers -CR

S00B 07 Wolves -CR

Sat-5/4

12:30pm

072G

S00B 01 Cheetahs -CR

S00B 10 Blue Dragons -CR

         

Sat-5/11

9am

061G

S00B 05 King Cobras -CR

S00B 13 TBD -CR

Sat-5/11

9am

063G

S00B 10 Blue Dragons -CR

S00B 02 Green Dragons -CR

Sat-5/11

9am

062G

S00B 03 Blue Sharks -CR

S00B 05 King Cobras -CR

Sat-5/11

10:15am

062G

S00B 07 Wolves -CR

S00B 08 The Beavers -CR

Sat-5/11

10:15am

063G

S00B 04 T-Rexes -CR

S00B 11 Hulks -CR

Sat-5/11

10:15am

061G

S00B 09 Hornets -CR

S00B 01 Cheetahs -CR

Sat-5/11

11:30am

072G

S00B 06 Dragons -CR

S00B 12 Grasshoppers -CR

         

Sat-5/18

9am

062G

S00B 08 The Beavers -CR

S00B 06 Dragons -CR

Sat-5/18

9am

063G

S00B 13 TBD -CR

S00B 10 Blue Dragons -CR

Sat-5/18

9am

061G

S00B 04 T-Rexes -CR

S00B 06 Dragons -CR

Sat-5/18

10:15am

061G

S00B 05 King Cobras -CR

S00B 07 Wolves -CR

Sat-5/18

10:15am

063G

S00B 11 Hulks -CR

S00B 12 Grasshoppers -CR

Sat-5/18

10:15am

062G

S00B 02 Green Dragons -CR

S00B 09 Hornets -CR

Sat-5/18

12pm

071G

S00B 01 Cheetahs -CR

S00B 03 Blue Sharks -CR

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 4/6 Notes 
 4/06/24 6:32 AM 

Hello All Spring AYSO Families,

You are getting this email because you are allocated to a spring team, you can find your team details in Sports Connect (here) by the participant's name on the dashboard. Each week I will be sending an email before the Saturday games giving you some quick notes for the game day....


Looks to be a bit wet today, so be ready for some mud. We have many referee holes, please sign up (referees). We also need some help on game day tasks (here).


NOTICES:
 > 1 > Look to arrive early, other events in Corvallis might slow you down and parking can take some time.
 > 2 > Teams on fields 71, 72, 73, & 83, parking is available at the church to the south and in the neighborhoods to the south, please look for those options.
 > 3 > Coaches playing a schedule hold team, please arrive early. I plan to be at your field to help. Game Day Schedule - PDF version (here).


Equipment Sale & Soccer Donations: 8am - 12pm TODAY at the AYSO Sheds area, cash only, an ATM is by the district office.
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, shin guards, shorts, some socks, shoes, & balls), we can do that.


Quick Saturday Reminders:
  • Wear your uniform/jersey over all other clothing. (if you are missing the uniform, you can pick up or buy one at the info/safety shed)
  • Wear dark athletic shorts, avoid clothing with hard plastic or metal.
  • Wear your soccer socks over your shin guards. (missing shin guards, we sell them at the sheds)
  • Leave the jewelry/watch at home, no jewelry (equipment) (rules). You cannot tape over earrings in soccer, the earrings need to be removed.
  • Leave pets at home. They are not allowed on the fields on game days.
  • Arrive at least 30 min before your 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).
  • No treats/snacks/food should be provided/shared on a game day near the game fields. Move away from the fields after your game is done, so the next teams can get setup.

Field Safety
: Please check the fields for holes or hazards, if you find them, we have bags of dirt to help fill by the sheds.
Field Takedown: Game ending at about 1pm? Anything that is not a soccer goal should be picked up from the field and dropped off at the brown fields shed.


Again...
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?
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).


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] Uniforms and Equipment Sale 4/1 Today and Saturday 
 4/01/24 6:09 AM 

Hi all core spring AYSO families,

New spring player needs jersey? :|: Needing soccer equipment? :|: Equipment to donate for others to use? :|: Shoes wrong size? Bring them in to look for a swap...


Today, 4/1 at the Adams School AYSO Info Sheds from 4pm - 7pm (map) OR Saturday before your game from 8am - 12pm.

New Team Players, need Jersey and Socks?:
 - Spring Parents, if you were added to an existing team, you can pick up the uniform Monday 4/1 at the Adams School AYSO Sheds from 4pm-7pm or on Saturday before your game.
 - New Team Coaches, you can pick up any equipment you need Monday 4/1 at the Adams School AYSO Sheds from 4pm-7pm or on Saturday before your game.
 - If you lost something, we sell some equipment including a new jersey $15, and socks $5, we only take cash at the shed.

Soccer Equipment Sale either today 4/1 from 4pm - 7pm or Saturday 8:00am - 12:00pm we will be selling some excess new and used soccer equipment by the AYSO soccer sheds. All proceeds help support player scholarships. We will have items like New/Used Soccer Balls ($5-$15), Used Soccer Jerseys ($4-$10), Some Soccer Shorts ($2-$5), Some Used Soccer Shoes, and New/Used Shin Guards ($5-$10).
Donations: Many families are having issues finding shoes. If you have old shoes, we could use them, please drop them off to donate them for the sale.

Today, 4/1 at the Adams School AYSO Info Sheds from 4pm - 7pm (map) OR Saturday before your game from 8am - 12pm.




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

American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) - Region 149
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 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] 5th/6th Grade Spring Soccer Games v1 
 4/01/24 5:19 AM 

Hello 5th/6th Grade Families,

Welcome to the start of the soccer season, this is your all-in-one division email (v1). Below is the rundown of the information pertinent to the games for the division.

  • We are selling soccer equipment and accepting donations Monday 4/1 at the Adams sheds from 4-7pm.
  • 5th/6th grade girls teams will see a schedule hold team on the schedule, I will send more details about what is happening in that game later.
  1. Uniform Needed? (Monday 4/1 at the Adams School AYSO Sheds from 4pm-7pm or on Saturday before your game)
    • Spring Parents, if you were added to an existing team, you can pick up the uniform Monday 4/1 at the Adams School AYSO Sheds from 4pm-7pm or on Saturday before your game.
    • New Team Coaches, you can pick up any equipment you need Monday 4/1 at the Adams School AYSO Sheds from 4pm-7pm or on Saturday before your game.
    • If you lost something, we sell some equipment including a new jersey $15, and socks $5, we only take cash at the shed.

  2. Soccer Equipment Sale from 8:00am - 12:00pm Saturday we will be selling some excess new and used soccer equipment by the AYSO soccer sheds. All proceeds help support player scholarships. We will have items like New/Used Soccer Balls ($5-$15), Used Soccer Jerseys ($4-$10), Some Soccer Shorts ($2-$5), Some Used Soccer Shoes, and New/Used Shin Guards ($5-$10).
    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.

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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.
    • Spectators should be on one side and both teams on the other, look for the signs.
    • The goals are on the field with the field number in the corner, you will only need, 4 corner flags, referee flags, and spectator/team signs. The goals should stay out on the fields after the last game, the signs and flags should be returned to the brown AYSO shed.

  6. 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.

  7. 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).

  8. Game Day Rundown...
    1. Coaches will set up 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, visitors/away should wear 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 check out 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 lines people and assist the center referee. You can read more about this helper below.
    11. Quarter stoppage. (5/6th Grade @ 15m qtr)
      • 1 min.
      • 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. (5/6th Grade @ 30m half)
      • 5 min.
      • Coaches check-in with each other 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 options. Always remember to keep referees informed of agreements or additional rules.
      • Step 1 - Adjust Players: up by 3, move strong players into other positions and start adding restrictions (left foot only, only two goals per player, etc.)
      • Step 2 - Loan Players: up by 6, swap or loan players to the other team that will help reverse the course of the game.
      • Step 3 - Shuffle Teams: up by 9, time to abandon the game as we know it and build something competitive with the players available.
    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. If you have a special celebration, take the team to another area as the next team will be looking to use the space.
    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 card sent on Saturday to report any issues or areas of confusion. The emailed game card is desired, the physical game card should be used for submitting the digital card. More details later.

  9. Game Rules...
    1. 9 vs 9, including goalkeepers.
    2. Quarters (5/6th Grade =15 min). Halves (5/6th Grade =30 min)
    3. No headers or slides. An indirect free kick is awarded for any deliberate slide or head.
    4. Substitutions are at referee 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 to help the referee see the players needing a swap at the next stoppage.
    5. The remaining rules follow the normal laws of the game (here).

  10. 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.

  11. Club Lines person 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 lines person 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.
      • 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] 3rd/4th Grade Spring Soccer Games v1 
 4/01/24 5:07 AM 

Hello 3rd/4th Grade Families,

Welcome to the start of the soccer season, this is your all-in-one division email (v1). Below is the rundown of the information pertinent to the games for the division.

  • We are selling soccer equipment and accepting donations Monday 4/1 at the Adams sheds from 4-7pm.
  • Field locations have moved slightly, be sure you look at the (map) ahead of the games.
  1. Uniform Needed? (Monday 4/1 at the Adams School AYSO Sheds from 4pm-7pm or on Saturday before your game)
    • Spring Parents, if you were added to an existing team, you can pick up the uniform Monday 4/1 at the Adams School AYSO Sheds from 4pm-7pm or on Saturday before your game.
    • New Team Coaches, you can pick up any equipment you need Monday 4/1 at the Adams School AYSO Sheds from 4pm-7pm or on Saturday before your game.
    • If you lost something, we sell some equipment including a new jersey $15, and socks $5, we only take cash at the shed.

  2. Soccer Equipment Sale from 8:00am - 12:00pm Saturday we will be selling some excess new and used soccer equipment by the AYSO soccer sheds. All proceeds help support player scholarships. We will have items like New/Used Soccer Balls ($5-$15), Used Soccer Jerseys ($4-$10), Some Soccer Shorts ($2-$5), Some Used Soccer Shoes, and New/Used Shin Guards ($5-$10).
    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.

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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.
    • Spectators should be on one side and both teams on the other, look for the signs.
    • The goals are on the field with the field number in the corner, you will only need, 4 corner flags, referee flags, and spectator/team signs. The goals should stay out on the fields after the last game, the signs and flags should be returned to the brown AYSO shed.

  6. 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.

  7. 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 you would in practice. You can see if your game has a referee on the team dashboard (here).

  8. Game Day Rundown...
    1. Coaches will set up 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, visitors/away should wear pinnies, each team should have a full set of pinnies.
    6. Coaches will equip the goalkeeper with a pinnie or shirt that does not match either team's main color.
    7. Referees can go to the referee shed (blue shed) to check out 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 lines people and assist the center referee. You can read more about this below.
    11. Quarter stoppage. (3/4th Grade @ 12.5m qtrs)
      • 1 min.
      • 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. (3/4th Grade @ 25m half)
      • 5 min.
      • Coaches check-in with each other 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, 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 variety of options. Always remember to keep referees informed of agreements or additional rules.
      • Step 1 - Adjust Players: up by 3, move strong players into other positions and start adding restrictions (left foot only, only two goals per player, etc.)
      • Step 2 - Loan Players: up by 6, swap or loan players to the other team that will help reverse the course of the game.
      • Step 3 - Shuffle Teams: up by 9, time to abandon the game as we know it and build something competitive with the players available.
    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. If you have a special celebration, take the team to another area as the next team will be looking to use the space.
    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 card sent on Saturday to report any issues or areas of confusion. The emailed game card is desired, the physical game card should be used for submitting the digital card. More details later.

  9. Game Rules...
    1. 7 vs 7, including goalkeepers.
    2. Quarters (3/4th Grade =12.5 min). Halves (3/4th Grade =25 min).
    3. See the build-out line info video (here) for more details about the rule modifications for this division.
    4. Offside only occurs past the build-out lines. Think of it like you split the 2in center line and moved 1in of the line just above the penalty area on each side.
    5. No headers or slides, players need to stay on their feet. An indirect free kick is awarded for any deliberate slide or header.
    6. Substitutions are at referee 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 to help the referee see the players needing a swap at the next stoppage.
    7. 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 to the top of the build-out line. No player of the now defending team may enter the build-out are until the ball has been put back into play by the goalkeeper.
    8. Goalkeepers should not drop-kick or punt the ball. Discourage, return the ball to the keeper and ask them to redo with a throw.
    9. The remaining rules follow the normal laws of the game (here).

  10. 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.

  11. Club Lines person 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 lines person 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.
      • 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] 2nd Grade Spring Soccer Games v1 
 3/31/24 7:05 AM 

Hello 2nd Grade Families,

Welcome to the start of the soccer season, this is your all-in-one division email (v1). Below is the rundown of the information pertinent to the games for the division.

  • We are selling soccer equipment and accepting donations Monday 4/1 at the Adams sheds from 4-7pm.
  • Field locations for 81, 82, & 83 have moved slightly, be sure you look at the (map) ahead of your game.
  • 2nd grade girls teams will see a schedule hold team on the schedule, I will send more details about what is happening in that game later.
  1. Uniform Needed? (Monday 4/1 at the Adams School AYSO Sheds from 4pm-7pm or on Saturday before your game)
    • Spring Parents, if you were added to an existing team, you can pick up the uniform Monday 4/1 at the Adams School AYSO Sheds from 4pm-7pm or on Saturday before your game.
    • New Team Coaches, you can pick up any equipment and uniforms you need Monday 4/1 at the Adams School AYSO Sheds from 4pm-7pm or on Saturday before your game.
    • If you lost something, we sell some equipment including a new jersey $15, and socks $5, we only take cash at the shed.

  2. Soccer Equipment Sale from 8:00am - 12:00pm Saturday we will be selling some excess new and used soccer equipment by the AYSO soccer sheds. All proceeds help support player scholarships. We will have items like New/Used Soccer Balls ($5-$15), Used Soccer Jerseys ($4-$10), Some Soccer Shorts ($2-$5), Some Used Soccer Shoes, and New/Used Shin Guards ($5-$10).
    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.

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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.
    • Spectators should be on one side and both teams on the other, look for the signs.
    • The goals are on the field with the field number in the corner, you will only need, 4 corner flags, and spectator/team signs. The goals should stay out on the fields after the last game, the signs and flags should be returned to the brown AYSO shed.

  6. 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.

  7. Game Day Rundown...
    1. Coaches will set up 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, visitors should wear pinnies, each team should have a full set of pinnies.
    6. Coaches can go to the referee shed (blue shed) to check out 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. (2nd Grade @ 10m qtrs)
      • 1 min.
      • 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. (2nd Grade @ 20m half)
      • 5 min.
      • Coaches check-in with each other 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. If you have a special celebration, take the team to another area as the next team will be looking to use the space.
    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.

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

  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.

Team Dashboard (here). << 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] 1st Grade Spring Soccer Games v1 
 3/31/24 7:04 AM 

Hello 1st Grade Families,

Welcome to the start of the soccer season, this is your all-in-one division email (v1). Below is the rundown of the information pertinent to the games for the division.

  • We are selling soccer equipment and accepting donations Monday 4/1 at the Adams sheds from 4-7pm.
  • Field locations for 71, 72, & 73 have moved to the Adams School property, be sure you look at the (map) ahead of your game.
  • 1st grade girls teams will see a schedule hold team on the schedule, I will send more details about what is happening in that game later.
  1. Uniform Needed? (Monday 4/1 at the Adams School AYSO Sheds from 4pm-7pm or on Saturday before your game)
    • Spring Parents, if you were added to an existing team, you can pick up the uniform Monday 4/1 at the Adams School AYSO Sheds from 4pm-7pm or on Saturday before your game.
    • New Team Coaches, you can pick up any equipment you need Monday 4/1 at the Adams School AYSO Sheds from 4pm-7pm or on Saturday before your game.
    • If you lost something, we sell some equipment including a new jersey $15, and socks $5, we only take cash at the shed.

  2. Soccer Equipment Sale from 8:00am - 12:00pm Saturday we will be selling some excess new and used soccer equipment by the AYSO soccer sheds. All proceeds help support player scholarships. We will have items like New/Used Soccer Balls ($5-$15), Used Soccer Jerseys ($4-$10), Some Soccer Shorts ($2-$5), Some Used Soccer Shoes, and New/Used Shin Guards ($5-$10).
    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.

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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.
    • Spectators should be on one side and both teams on the other, look for the signs.
    • The goals are on the field with the field number in the corner, you will only need, 4 corner flags, and spectator/team signs.
    • The goals should stay out on the fields after the last game, the signs and flags should be returned to the brown AYSO shed.

  6. 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.

  7. Game Day Rundown...
    1. Coaches will set up 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, visitors should wear pinnies, each team should have a full set of pinnies.
    6. Coaches can go to the referee shed (blue shed) to check out 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 dirt 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 game, 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. (1st Grade @ 10m qtrs)
      • 1 min.
      • 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. (1st Grade @ 20m half)
      • 5 min.
      • Coaches check-in with each other 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. If you have a special celebration, take the team to another area as the next team will be looking to use the space.
    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.

  8. Game Rules...
    1. 4 vs 4, no goalkeepers.
    2. 20 minute halves. Quarters (1st Grade=10m). Halves (1st Grade=20m)
    3. No throw-in (do dribble/kick-in) with all other players about 12ft back. (goals must touch another player from a dribble-in or kick-in)
    4. No goalkeeper or goal-hanging... remind players no goal hanging, keep about 3ft away from the goal.
    5. No offside.
    6. All free kicks inside the field are direct and players can score.
    7. No headers or slides, players need to stay up on feet.
    8. Coaches should make a reasonable effort to balance the game.
    9. Substitutions would be at quarter breaks, half-time, and can be free flowing at any time, but the player needs to come off the field before the new player goes on.
    10. The goal kick is 3ft from the goal, and the opposing team should be at the half line.
    11. The corner kick is 2ft away from the corner flag, and all opposing players should be about 12ft away from the kicker.

  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.

Team Dashboard (here). << 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] Kinder Spring Soccer Games v1 
 3/31/24 6:59 AM 

Hello Kindergarten Families,

Welcome to the start of the soccer season, this is your all-in-one division email (v1). Below is the rundown of the information pertinent to the games and practices for the division.

  • We are selling soccer equipment and accepting donations Monday 4/1 at the Adams sheds from 4-7pm.
  • Field locations for 61, 62, 63, & 70s have moved, be sure you look at the (map) ahead of your game.
  • Kinder teams will see a schedule hold team on the schedule, I will send more details about what is happening in that game later.
  1. Uniform Needed? (Monday 4/1 at the Adams School AYSO Sheds from 4pm-7pm or on Saturday before your game)
    • Spring Parents, if you were added to an existing team, you can pick up the uniform Monday 4/1 at the Adams School AYSO Sheds from 4pm-7pm or on Saturday before your game.
    • New Team Coaches, you can pick up any equipment you need Monday 4/1 at the Adams School AYSO Sheds from 4pm-7pm or on Saturday before your game.
    • If you lost something, we sell some equipment including a new jersey $15, and socks $5, we only take cash at the shed.

  2. Soccer Equipment Sale from 8:00am - 12:00pm Saturday we will be selling some excess new and used soccer equipment by the AYSO soccer sheds. All proceeds help support player scholarships. We will have items like New/Used Soccer Balls ($5-$15), Used Soccer Jerseys ($4-$10), Some Soccer Shorts ($2-$5), Some Used Soccer Shoes, and New/Used Shin Guards ($5-$10).
    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.

  3. 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.

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

  5. Find the field and the best parking area (map).
    • No Pets/Dogs near the game fields, leave the pets at home.
    • Spectators should sit 4ft away from the field and are not allowed by the goal areas.
    • Spectators should be on one side and both teams on the other, look for the signs.
    • The goals are on the field with the field number in the corner, you will only need, 4 corner flags, and spectator/team signs.
    • The goals should stay out on the fields after the last game, the signs and flags should be returned to the brown AYSO shed.

  6. 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.

  7. Game Day Rundown...
    1. Coaches will set up a spaced-out area on the team side for the players to set gear/water.
    2. Coaches setup cones for the first 30 min 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, visitors/away teams should wear pinnies.
    7. Coaches can go to the referee shed (blue shed) to check out 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 dirt 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 30 min of game time is a practice, then you transition into a set of games with the rules below.
    12. Quarter Stoppage. (Kinder @ 7.5m qtrs)
      • 1 min.
      • Allows coaches to adjust player positions.
      • Provides a quick break for all players.
      • Helps coaches confirm players get equal play time.
    13. Half-time stoppage. (Kinder @ 15m half)
      • 5 min.
      • Coaches check-in with each other 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. If you have a special celebration, take the team to another area as the next team will be looking to use the space.
    16. Coaches return electronic whistles to referee shed.
    17. Coaches return any excess team or uniform equipment to the AYSO information shed.
    18. Coaches can use the game report email sent each Saturday to report any issues or areas of confusion.

  8. Game Rules...
    1. 3 vs 3, no goalkeepers.
    2. 15 minute halves. Quarters (Kinder=7.5m). Halves (Kinder=15m)
    3. No throw-in (do dribble/kick-in) with all other players about 12ft back. (to score a goal from a dribble-in or kick-in, it must touch another player)
    4. No goalkeeper or goal-hanging... remind players no goal hanging, keep about 3ft away from the goal.
    5. No offside.
    6. All free kicks inside the field are direct, and players can score.
    7. No headers or slides, players need to stay up on feet.
    8. Coaches should make a reasonable effort to balance the game.
    9. Substitutions would be at quarter breaks, half-time, and can be free flowing at any time, but the player needs to come off the field before the new player goes on.
    10. The goal kick is 3ft from the goal, and the opposing team should be near the half line.
    11. The corner kick is 2 ft away from the corner flag, and all opposing players should be about 12ft away from the kicker.

  9. 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). << 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] Referee Training (4/2 & 4/4) & Refresher (4/5) 
 3/30/24 4:21 AM 

All Spring AYSO Referees,

Quick Referee Update...


Referee Training, if you have not taken in-person training, please review the details and sign up for the class on either Tue 4/2 or Thur 4/4...
https://www.corvallisayso.org/referees/training.html?training=Referee


Referee Refresher is your opportunity to ask questions and get a jump start, please sign up for the Friday 4/5 session...
https://www.corvallisayso.org/training.html?training=Referee


Referee Game Schedule Signup is available for 3/4th grade and 5/6th grade divisions. (all others, no pre-scheduling, you just show up to your kid's game and help run the game)
https://www.corvallisayso.org/referees/schedule.html



The schedules for 7/8th and High School are not out yet, probably in a few days.

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

American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) - Region 149
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 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] Helper Shift Signups 
 3/28/24 10:21 PM 

AYSO Helpers,


You are getting this email because you have not signed up to help this spring. Your email was indicated on the player registration as someone that could help with fields or game day tasks. You can use the signup link below to select a time for helping with the safety/information shed, field relining (anytime Fri before games), field equipment setup/takedown, or other game day tasks.

https://corvallisayso.org/teams/helper-signup



NOTE: This was sent to you because I did not see your email signed up already as a helper or a team volunteer.


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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AYSO Region 149 Player Update
Sat 3/16/2024 8:53 AM

Please take a look at the spring roster v1. We are still working on team formation, if you notice an issue, please reach out to your division coordinator: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
More details and a game schedule will be next week, updates here: https://corvallisayso.org/about/seasons.html 

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[CorvallisAYSO] Prep for Spring Soccer!
3/04/24 6:00 AM

Hello, all EXTRA/Select, Volunteer, and Core Rec families participating this spring!! (if you are getting this email, I have down that someone in your family is joining us)

If you are new, welcome :), and please look at the newbies section. If you are not participating this spring :(, please reply with your player's name or volunteer name so we can remove you. We are placing new players now through the coming week, the week after we will be focusing on missing team volunteer roles, shooting to finalize teams before 3/16. Please look below for updates/sections that might pertain to you.


Newbies (just signed up for spring)
Howdy, I'm Luke, and I'll be emailing you a lot, so please look out for email subjects with [CorvallisAYSO] ... even if we are technically all of Benton County, Oregon. To the stuff you care about....

  1. Practice: Could start Mon 3/18, but most coaches do a small get-together, then start a regular schedule after spring break. See notes for your grade below.
    1. Preschoolers and kinder players, we do not normally have practices in the week, it is just the Saturday game/activity day. Coaches are encouraged to do a get-together practice early to help ease some of the first day concerns, but that does not always work out, so expect your first thing to be on Saturday 4/6.
    2. 1st & 2nd grade has one practice in the week with the practice times and locations decided by the team coaches, it will be late March when those details are finalized.
    3. Everyone else, the team coaches decide practice times and locations, and it will be late March when those details are finalized.
  2. Game Days: All games are on Saturday mornings from 4/6 - 5/18 with start times from 8am-1pm. We send out the schedule in late March 3/17-3/24, with some divisions earlier or later. Divisions with brackets and older grades will take longer. Only some of the older traveling teams could have games on other days.
  3. Equipment: You can get your jersey & socks on Monday 4/1 4pm-7pm at the Adams school sheds (we also do the first game day), we will also be selling (cash only) shin guards, used soccer balls, and we have some used shoes if you want to buy or potentially swap. Your player must wear shin guards at all practices and games, so be sure you are always packing those around. The full allowed equipment guide is (here).
  4. Rosters & Requests: We work on placing players from 3/1-3/9, and finalizing teams before 3/16. Once you are placed, you will get a welcome email to the team site. That includes the basic team roster, but we often send a more detailed roster, before 3/16, with contact info so you can reach out to coaches. On a Wait List? We will activate you; you need to pay within 3 days, then we will place you with the team. Had a Special Request? If you filled out this form (here), please note, we try and follow your request the best we can. If you are placed, and you see an issue, please reach out to the division coordinator (here).

You will get more info later, hopefully this answers most of your initial questions :). If not, please feel free to reply.


Fall Returners
Welcome back!!! Did you miss my emails?

  1. Calendar: A good start is the region calendar (here) and take a scan through the newbies section, it has some of the background pieces not on the calendar (like when is the game schedule coming out).
  2. Jersey: Find that uniform and those socks, if not, you can buy them Monday 4/1 4pm-7pm at the Adams school sheds or on the first game day.
  3. Roster: You should be able to see the roster on the Sports Connect team page or an older copy (here), and you will likely see some folks are no longer around. Wait a week as we get folks placed, if after 3/13 you see a buddy is missing, a coach is gone, or anything else, please reach out to your division coordinator (here). If you can help, volunteer for your team, please reach out earlier as they are looking at placements to fill volunteer gaps. FYI: Wait List Registration is still open (here) if you are looking for a friend to join.
  4. Try on Those Cleats: Not fitting, you can try to swap or donate them Monday 4/1 4pm-7pm at the Adams school sheds or on the first game day.
  5. Help: I can use field setup help on 3/30, please sign up to help (here).

Expect more information before 3/16, right now we are focusing on placements and changes from folks not returning.


Coaches
Thank You for helping this spring! :) Take a look at the pieces above, and below are some added parts for you.

  1. New Coaches: We will be sending more to you directly, be sure you get registered as a volunteer (guide) to start getting the emails.
  2. Practices (coach practice guide) (you can start practices Mon 3/18, it would be good to at least plan a small get-together that week, then start the regular schedule after spring break)
    1. Adams Area: If you practiced at the Adams area, Elaine is assuming you are doing the same schedule again... if not, you need to put in a new request (here). NOTICE: fields will be moving, avoiding swamps, and taking advantage of some opened Adams school space... so might be good to choose a rally point for the first practice.
    2. 509J Schools: It would be good to take a look at the schools to see what might work with wetter weather, then get your reservations done in Online (here) (PDF guide).
    3. Philomath Middle School: Expect the baseball areas to be in use, set up a rally point and adjust as you can. Everything is first come first serve... except for baseball and school activities, they will kick you off the field.
    4. Everything else, you get what you get. Notice: turf locations have various restrictions and often have costs, if you are looking at something with an agreement/contract and a cost, you need to check with me first. Grass is what we normally use, and we do not cover the cost of renting a space, so that needs to be an agreement among the parents to pay for that.
  3. Training & Refresher: (sign up here)
    Do we have a treat for you! We have our coach refresher and training on 3/16 for all divisions. Get feedback to questions or issues from coaches that coach players in your division. We will get into practical exercises, so you are walking away with a framework for running all your practices this season!!!
    1. New: You will want to take the online training before, then signup. This page (here) has all the training requirements.
    2. Returning: Please still (sign up here) so we know our numbers, even if it is a refresher for you.

COACHES We got tips and tricks to help you, join us for the training/refresher, to learn more, email coach Abe (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


Referees
Thank You for helping this spring! :) Take a look at the pieces above the coach section, and below are some added parts for you.

  1. New Referees: We will be sending more to you directly, be sure you get registered as a volunteer (guide) to start getting the emails.
  2. Training: We are working on finalizing the schedule for training (likely 4/2 & 4/4 5:30-8pm) and refresher (4/5 6pm), so hold tight.
  3. We need a referee training coordinator for 2024-2025 and referee trainers, if you can help Chris, please email him (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Also... always good to double-check you have all your referee equipment, your waterproof bag, and some good shoes for water/mud.




Everyone, that is it for now, please expect more season details around 3/16.
Looking forward to a great spring season... dry, short green grass, spring is lookin' good in my head :)

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

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

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

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 [CorvallisAYSO] Last Game Day for Fall - 10/21 
 10/20/23 10:11 AM 

Hello All Core K-8th Grade Teams,
Sorry, the earlier email was unfinished... This Saturday is the last regular game day and for the majority of the teams, the last time they will see each other until spring.

Items for 10/21:
  • Picture Pickup: If you ordered something from picture day, helpers will be getting the items to coaches on Saturday.
    If you do not get what you ordered, please check with your coach, then check with the info shed.

  • Indoor soccer registration closes Saturday. Details are (here) for 3rd grade+ playing at the Corvallis Sports Park Nov-Dec. After Saturday you will see the wait list option (sorry, no scholarships for indoor soccer and we are only doing 3rd+ graders).
    Futsal registration is expected in November for playing inside Feb-Mar and will include Kinder - 8th for signups.

  • NOTICE: Core Rec Teams from Fall 2023 play again in Spring 2024 (no need to register again).
    If you know your player will not play in Spring 2024, you can request to be dropped from the team (here).
    If you are looking for changes, play up or change teams, we will be asking for that info in early February.

Coach Notes:

  • Fall Finale Games 10/28 for 3rd grade+, you should have an additional game on the schedule.
  • REMEMBER to hand out any of the picture items this Saturday, a helper should bring it to you at about game start, or you can grab it from the info shed.
  • Team equipment stays with you for the winter, unless you are not joining for spring 2024 soccer. We keep the teams from fall to play again in spring. If gone for spring 2024 soccer, please return the equipment on 10/21 or 10/28.
Game Reminders...
  • No parking on the grass. (bit too wet for that)
  • Wear your uniform/jersey over all other clothing (sweatshirt or coat needs to be under the uniform).
  • Wear dark athletic shorts.
  • Wear shin guards under your soccer socks.
  • Leave the jewelry/watch/earrings at home, no jewelry (equipment) (rules).
  • Leave pets/dogs at home.
  • Arrive at least 20min before the game.
  • Find the field and parking on pavement or rock (map).
  • Sit 4ft back from the field on the side with the spectator sign or S marked at the half (conduct).
  • Holes in the field? We have dirt to help fill issue spots and could use your help.

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 Soccer - 10/14
10/13/23 11:44 PM

Hello All Core K-8th Grade Teams,

Annular Eclipse will be darkest between about 9:17am-9:20am
. Games Starting at 8am, you can have a late start, but remember it will keep getting darker, you have a time block from 8am-9:45am to work with.

Items for 10/14:
  • Indoor soccer registration details are (here) for 3rd grade+ playing at the Corvallis Sports Park Nov-Dec.
  • Futsal registration is expected in November for playing inside Feb-Mar.
  • Referees, please (signup) or fill the spots at the blue ref shed today.

Coach Notes:

  • Fall Finale Games 10/28 for 3rd grade+, you can signup (here).
  • Team equipment stays with you for the winter, unless you are not joining for spring 2024 soccer. We keep the teams from fall to play again in spring. If gone for spring 2024 soccer, please return the equipment on 10/21 or 10/28.
Regular Game Reminders...
  • Wear your uniform/jersey over all other clothing (sweatshirt or coat needs to be under the uniform).
  • Bring water.
  • Wear dark athletic shorts.
  • Wear shin guards under your soccer socks.
  • Leave the jewelry/watch/earrings at home, no jewelry (equipment) (rules).
  • Leave pets/dogs at home.
  • Arrive at least 20min before the game.
  • Find the field and the best parking area (map).
  • Sit 4ft back from the field on the side with the spectator sign or S marked at the half (conduct).
  • Holes in the field? We have dirt to help fill issue spots and could use your help.
Login to Sports Connect to see your team game schedule (here) or view it in your team dashboard (here).

Your division and game rules (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] 3rd-8th Grade Indoor Soccer Registration
 10/12/23 9:01 PM 

To Parents of 3rd-8th Graders,

This year we are building activity groups for our indoor soccer program, 14-20 players are split into teams, then play a game. All activities will be played at the Corvallis Sports Park. The 6 activities are about 36 minutes long. Five to six of the activities are on Saturday with start times between 12-7pm and one or two times would be during the week starting at 4:50pm. There are no practices. This session will go from Nov - Dec, team notifications will happen by end of Oct, with a activity schedule expected soon after.


Open registration closes Saturday 10/21 (Register in Sports Connect)
Select a program that is available, choose the correct division (3rd Grade - 8th Grade), and work through the registration process. If you have a special request, use this request form (here).
Be sure you answer the questions when registering about division, skill, and playing group.


The season/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 will 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/activities, no refunds) (refund form).

Learn more about the indoor soccer program (https://corvallisayso.org/programs/indoor).


Sorry, we are not offering this program in divisions for Kinder, 1st, or 2nd grade.


Thank You,
Luke Cotton - Acting Indoor Coord.

American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) - Region 149
AYSO, where kids play in a fun, family environment powered by Volunteers.... including me.



You can use the unsubscribe link below to be removed from all Corvallis AYSO emails.

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[CorvallisAYSO] Game Day Soccer - 10/7
10/07/23 5:59 AM

Hello All Core K-8th Grade Teams,

Referees, please (signup) or fill the spots at the blue ref shed today.

Game Day Notes 10/7:
  • Picture day Saturday 2 of 2! Coaches and Referees - Be sure the game ends on time, you only have 75min in your time slot.
    !! If you want a picture of your player(s)/referee/coach feel free to ask.
  • NOTICE: Next week 10/14 Annular Eclipse will be from about 9:15am-9:30am. Remember special glasses are required if you want to stare at the sun :), so bring those if you want.
  • Indoor soccer registration details will be sent out Sunday for 3rd grade+ playing at the Corvallis Sports Park Nov-Dec.

Coach Notes:

  • Re: All Star Games 10/28 for 3rd grade+, I will send out a signup form Sunday.
  • 3rd grade+, get your registration for the Area Tournament in (here) for games on 10/28-29.
  • Team equipment stays with you for the winter, unless you are not joining for spring 2024 soccer. We keep the teams from fall to play again in spring. If gone for spring 2024 soccer, please return the equipment on 10/21 or 10/28.
Reminders...
  • Wear your uniform/jersey over all other clothing (sweatshirt or coat needs to be under the uniform).
  • Bring water.
  • Wear dark athletic shorts.
  • Wear shin guards under your soccer socks.
  • Leave the jewelry/watch/earrings at home, no jewelry (equipment) (rules).
  • Leave pets/dogs 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 or S marked at the half (conduct).
  • Holes in the field? We have dirt to help fill issue spots and could use your help.
Login to Sports Connect to see your team game schedule (here) or view it in your team dashboard (here).

Your division and game rules (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] Area Tournament - 10/28-29 
9/30/23 6:45 AM

Hello 3rd-8th Grade Coaches,

I have an idea to float by you...

Many of you got the email about the area tournament for 10U (3/4th), 12U (5/6th), & 14U (7/8th). It is on Oct 28 & 29 and costs the team $75, you can see the details here: https://www.ayso2s.org/Default.aspx?tabid=952199
If you are interested in the tournament for your team, please signup using the link above, the payment would need to be paid at the Adams information shed on 10/21.


All-Star Games on 10/28?
This year offers an idea for an additional game day on 10/28, where we schedule teams with close team average scores to play each other for one game on 10/28. In theory, you would be matched to play the team that is closest in skill to your own. In some divisions this will be someone you already played, in others, you might play a new team.
Please reply to this email if you are interested or not in the idea. This would be adding one more game day on 10/28, no charge for this.



Again, if you want to play in the tournament, please sign up your team... https://www.ayso2s.org/Default.aspx?tabid=952199


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.





P.S. Indoor soccer starts 11/6 and registration will start middle of next week... and thanks for your responses and time all this fall.

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[CorvallisAYSO] Saturday Game Day - 9/30
9/30/23 6:12 AM

Hello All Core K-8th Grade Teams,

Referees, we could use some help... (signup) or fill the spots at the blue ref shed today.

Game Day Notes 9/30:
  • Picture day Saturday 1 of 2!
    Your coach should have reserved a team time, but if you want a picture of your player(s)/referee/coach feel free to ask.
  • Coaches and Referees - Keep game ends on time, all teams are in an hour and 15min time slot.
  • Please check the fields for holes or hazards. We have dirt to help fill issue spots and could use your help.
  • Coaches Picture Day Signups are mostly booked here (code AYSO149) for you to register the team for a time.
Players/Parents...
  • Wear your uniform/jersey over all other clothing (sweatshirt or coat needs to be under the uniform).
  • Bring water.
  • Wear dark athletic shorts.
  • Wear shin guards under your soccer socks.
  • Leave the jewelry/watch/earrings at home, no jewelry (equipment) (rules).
  • Leave 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 or S marked at the half (conduct).
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).

Your division and game rules (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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Area S tournament registration
9/26/23 7:26 AM

Hello AYSO Families,
 
The AYSO Area S tournament is open for registration now at www.ayso2s.org.  The Area S tournament is for fall AYSO core teams in the U9/10, U11/12, and U13/14/15 age divisions.  Region 870 will be our host this year and games will be played at Timber Linn Park in Albany Oregon on October 28th and 29th.  The winning teams in each age division may qualify for the Section 2 tournament in Foster City California the second weekend of December.  
 
Complete tournament rules and registration can be found on the Area S Tournament tab at the Area website: www.ayso2s.org
 
We are limited to a max of 10 teams per division that can register.  Each region is guaranteed at least 1 entry per division.  Regions may be able to get more teams registered if slots go unfilled.  The registration deadline is at midnight on October 1st.  The team coach must register their team before the deadline.  Please make sure that your team is committed to participating before registering.  If your team needs more time to confirm it wants to register please email Duston Denver Area S Director to request more time.  
 
Championship teams will be receiving medals and may receive invitations to play at the Section 2 tournament.  There will also be a sportsmanship award handed out to one team.  
 
If you have questions regarding the Area S tournament send them to Duston Denver Area S Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
We look forward to seeing everyone at this years tournament.

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[CorvallisAYSO] Games Today - 9/23
9/23/23 6:43 AM

Hello All Core K-8th Grade Teams,

Referees, we could use some help... (signup) or fill the spots at the blue ref shed today.

Game Day Notes 9/23:
OSU students will be moving in... often resulting in backups on highway 34 going westbound. Check your maps app for traffic before you leave.
  • ! : OSU Student Move-In, check traffic info before leaving and avoid the OSU area.
  • ! : Fall Festival at Central Park, avoid OSU area and downtown area.
  • Remember to confirm the game location and check for double headers for 2nd grade girls teams.
  • Please check the fields for holes or hazards. We have dirt to help fill issue spots and could use your help.
  • Coaches 3rd-8th grades, remember to fill out your game cards for the refs.
  • Coaches Picture Day Signups are available for you to register the team for a time. See the email or the picture packet you get today (you can pickup the packet or we will get it to you at the field).

  • 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/earrings 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 or S marked at the half (conduct).
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).

Your division and game rules (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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Hey Coach! 
 9/22/23 10:28 AM 

Coaches! Heck yeah, great start to the Fall season.

Your practice sessions, enthusiasm and commitment to the 1,000 AYSO soccer players shows through the fun vibe we all see the past two game days. Thank you.

A few things to consider please:

*continue coach to coach communication pre game, during game and post game. This is key to balancing lopsided games, deal with issues and ensure all 160-coaches are taking care of all 1,000 players. Lopsided game management for team with advantage includes:

1/shuffle scoring players into non scoring positions

2/non dominant players allowed to shoot on goal. Dominant players pass only

3/Loan a powerful player to the other team

4/Shots on goal are limited to 1st touch by attacker

*treat each game like a mini Silent Saturday just for you. Take a few minutes break from coaching your players each quarter or half. This allows players to think for themselves and talk to each other. Player development happens when we do this. Honor The Silence!

*Offside is rule for 3rd graders and older. Super understandable explanation is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFqGzuzH2-w . Please consider watching whole thing. Or check out minute 3:20:  shows coaches using a rope at practice which can be SUPER clear demo for players.

*Corvallis High boys soccer is looking for ball kids for upcoming games. Please share this link with your teams to sign up individual players. Working on ball kid opportunities at Crescent Valley and for Corvallis High girls next…..

En futbol!

Abe

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[CorvallisAYSO] Game Cards - Mmmm Paperwork
9/16/23 6:06 AM

Hello Head Coaches and Referees for 3rd - 8th Graders,

Head Coaches, please pickup from the AYSO sheds and fill out your game cards (I often get one done, then ask a parent to duplicate that to all the others). If you forget, helpers will bring out the cards to you today.
Referees, please ask for the game cards or remind coaches to get you the physical game cards. After the game return the card to the referee shed and still submit the digital game card.

Why?
The physical cards will be a record of what players are present and who is scoring. We still want the digital game cards and game reports with total scores and any pertinent notes, but this will help us understand who are the stronger players and who is not showing up.

What do I fill out?
Coaches do most of the front side (Your Details, Date, & All Player Names (even no-show players)), then hand it off to the referee.
Referees, before the game, double check the players that are present and note the players that are not. During the game fill out goals scored, by who, and an any quick notes. After the game write up any notes confirm scores with other volunteers. If you are short on referee help, please feel free to have coaches fill out the cards during the game and collect them after.

A blank game card is attached for you to review.

Referees (Center Ref): Please submit both the digital game card and drop off the physical game card. You can take the card home and bring it back next week if you want it for your digital card.
NOTICE: missing the digital game card link? You can find the link in the referee schedule by filtering based on the day (here).


Thank You for your help!


Thank You,
Luke Cotton - Region Commissioner

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

Our region is powered by volunteers, like you. THANK YOU!

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[CorvallisAYSO] Game Day - 9/16
9/16/23 5:35 AM

Hello All Core K-8th Grade Teams,

Game Day Notes:
Parking will be insane, so expect to take some time finding a spot or going to an alternate area to the south and walking.
  • ! : OSU Football game is at 12:30pm, check traffic info before leaving and avoid the OSU area.
  • Remember to confirm the game location and check for double headers for 2nd grade girls teams.
  • Please check the fields for holes or hazards. We have dirt to help fill issue spots 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/earrings 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 8:30, corner flags and signs should be at the field, please set them up. If you are missing anything, the brown shed has all the equipment for the fields.

Field Takedown: Ending at 12-1:30, 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).
(7th / 8th grade, we are working through the schedule carefully, sorry for the late information, we hope to have things done early next week)


REMINDER (or for new players): We sent an email about how your division works and it's game rules earlier (here). << the page has links at the top to get to your division

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] Parking on Saturday
9/15/23 4:56 AM

Hi All Fall AYSO Families,

Quick Heads up, parking this Saturday will be tougher, a lot tougher. Not only do we have the normal AYSO and pickleball players, but the public parking areas will get OSU football goers with the game starting at 12:30pm.

The attached map might help offer a guide, but the biggest help will be carpooling, biking, walking, or using the bus (here)[note they change some stops on game days].

Attached Map Notes:
Yellow arrow is an area where you can access the fields.
Red arrow is an area to drive/enter.
The light yellow border is a border or possible parking area.
The Western View Center grass is a bit rough and free range, only recommended for off road cars and it is not guaranteed you will have an easy exit.
Only the Western View Center area allows for parking on grass.
Knollbrook has some street parking and has an access path that could be closer/easier for folks on field 83 and any of the 80's or 70's. Like normal, avoid parking in driveways.
The church to the south might be a good option for those that can drop off and go park.
CorvallisAYSO Soccer Fields Map (here)


Watch for marked off areas, follow the basic rules, and plan to arrive early.


Best of Luck,
Luke

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New Referee Candidates - Please Complete All Training
Mon 9/11/2023 5:07 PM

Hi New Refs and Ref Candidates,

Congratulations to the half dozen or so that have completed all the training and certifications. 

There are about a half dozen of you that are Registered in SportsConnect but are not yet registered as a Learner because you have not yet entered into AYSOU to take these trainings in certifications.

The majority of you that have registered as volunteers and have begun the trainings, just have a little more to complete, so please do ASAP. 

The trainings required are listed below.

Thanks for your time and effort to support AYSO Soccer!

Vince

 

All referees are required to complete the following courses:

  • Regional Referee Training Course
  • AYSO's Safe Haven Training Course
  • CDC: Concussion Training Course
  • Safe Sport training (youth referees do not need to complete this)

How To Become Certified: 

  1. If you haven’t yet, go to Sports Connect and register as a volunteer referee. It will have you complete a background check (youth volunteers will not have a background check) through Sterling Volunteers (which is free, and WAY easier than it sounds) and will receive the email once your volunteer registration is completed. If you do not get this email please check your spam or junk email. 
  2. Log into Sports Connect, access may take up to 24 hours from completion of your volunteer registration.
    3. Click on Volunteer, on the left hand side.
    4. Click on gray AYSOU button below your name on the My Roles & Certificates page. This will take you to ETrainU
    5. Click on Training Library on left hand side and complete the Regional Referee Training.
    6. Click on View Courses for Refereeing in the Course Categories
    7. Click on Enroll for the Regional Referee - Online + In-Person Companion Course (2 Part Bundle)  
    8. Once you are enrolled you can Start and take the 9 courses and the Exam - if you stop and come back, you will find this course in your My Training folder in ETrainU where you can View what you have and have not completed for this course.


    To Sign up for and complete the OnField Companion Course:

    1. Log into Sports Connect.
    2. Click on Volunteer, on the left hand side.
    3. Click on gray AYSOU button below your name on the My Roles & Certificates page This will take you to ETrainU
    4. Click on My Training and View for the Regional Referee - Online + In-Person Companion Course (2 Part Bundle)
    5. Click on Start for the Regional Referee-In-Person Companion Course.
    6. Click View Slides then Start then Click here to make your booking.
    7. On the Training Event page scroll to desired training dates that are available. There may be multiple classes being offered, but you only need to enroll in one class.


    To complete the Safe Haven and CDC Concussion trainings, you can follow these steps:

    1. Log into your Training Library as in Steps 1-5 of the Regional Referee Course instructions.
    2. Click on View Courses for Safe Haven in the Course Categories.
    3. Click on Enroll for the AYSO’s Safe Haven – Online and CDC Concussion Awareness – Online trainings respectively.
    4. Once you are enrolled, you may Start and take the courses and complete the exams.  Note:  if you stop and come back, you will find this course in your My Training folder in ETrainU where you can View what you have and have not completed for this course.


    To Complete the Safe Sport training, you can follow these steps:

    Note:  Safe Sport training is required for all adult volunteers, but NOT required for youth volunteers
    1. Log into your Volunteer area as in Steps 1-3 of the Regional Referee Course instructions.
    2. Click on SafeSport box.
    3. Click on Renew and Update.
    4. A screen will pop up where you will click on the “click HERE” link or copy and paste the URL into your browser to begin training. You may need to create a new account on the site in order to gain access.
    5. Once you have completed the training you need to download and save your certificate so that you can upload it to your AYSO volunteer page.
  3. To upload, complete Steps 1-4 again to produce the pop up, and click Upload.

 

Vince Waterhous

Director of Referee Instruction, 2S870 & 2S149

Everyone Plays, Balanced Teams, Open Registration, Positive Coaching, Good Sportsmanship, Player Development

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 [CorvallisAYSO] First Fall Game Day 9/9 
 9/09/23 6:24 AM 

Hello all fall AYSO families,

First Game Day! It can always be a bit chaotic, but hopefully we can create a safe, fair, and fun environment for the players.
REMINDER (or for new players): We sent an email about how your division works and it's game rules earlier (here). << the page has links at the top to get to your division


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, shin guards, shorts, some socks, shoes, & balls), we can do that.


Uniforms:
Teams with all needed volunteers can get uniforms. If your team is without a needed volunteer you can use pinnies for your first game as we work to get the team some volunteer help. Wrong size, need to swap, go to the information shed. We are low on youth sizes so we might be out of the size you want... remember larger can be better for the player in spring soccer.

Game Day Notes:
Parking will be rough, so expect to take some time finding a spot.
  • Wear your uniform/jersey over all other clothing.
  • Bring water.
  • Wear dark athletic shorts.
  • Wear shin guards under your team 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: Games starting at 8:30 should see corner flags and signage in the middle of the field. The spectator signs go on the side with S painted near half. Team signs on the side with the T.

Field Takedown: Ending at 12:15 or 1:30, and no other team showing up? Anything that is not a goal or net should be picked up from the field and dropped off at the brown fields shed (again, leave the goals and nets 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?
Login to Sports Connect to see your team game schedule (here).

We have a contact us form (here) if you are trying to connect with a board member.


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.... including me.

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 [CorvallisAYSO] Coach Game Reports 
 9/09/23 5:59 AM 

Hello Fall Coaches,

This morning you got emails about submitting game reports. Please read those emails and submit your report after your game. You will get an email for each Saturday of games. If you were not at the game, do not submit a report. Incidents or Safety Issues, please report them in the game report and fill out the attached incident report to send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


All Assistant Coaches and Head Coaches get a game report email customized for them, check your junk mail box if you are missing the email.


Example Card...
 Hi Mauricio (Head Coach),
 
  Please submit your game report.
 
  +-++-++-++-++-++-++-+ YOUR 09/09 GAME +-++-++-++-++-++-++-+
  Home Team: S06G 04 Blue Jays -CR - Royal Blue
  Away Team: S06G 01 Tidal Wave -CR - Royal Blue <<< This team should wear pinnies
  Game Referees: Sean(AR) <<< If you have a referee they are listed. Kinder - 2nd Grade, coaches fill the referee role.
  Field: 111 - 111G
  Date: 09/09
  Time: 09:45
 
GAME REPORT URL
 
 Why? We currently collect data from referees about how the game went and what the score was, we are looking for the same from you. Help us to understand any issues, problems with balance, or offer any kudos. Include the score if you remember approximately what it was. This data will be used in team balance analysis and sent to the coach administrator.
 
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  HOME Team: S06G 04 Blue Jays -CR
 
 VOLUNTEER NAMES
 
 PLAYER ABBREVIATED NAMES
 
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  AWAY Team: S06G 01 Tidal Wave -CR
 
 VOLUNTEER NAMES
 
 PLAYER ABBREVIATED NAMES



Thank You,
Luke Cotton - Region Commissioner

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

Our region is powered by volunteers, like you. THANK YOU!

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FALL AYSO!!!
Thu 9/7/2023 4:28 PM

Referees,

Fall AYSO is here.

Match Day #1 is this Saturday (9/9).

For returning referee volunteers - WELCOME BACK and THANK YOU!

Referee refresher session Friday (yes, this, yes, tomorrow) 6.30-7.30pm at the RefShed.

For new referee volunteers - WELCOME TO THE CLUB and THANK YOU!

(sorry, i just learned how to use the shouting font)

Sign up for matches is open and filling up.

The Game Signup button is still hidden in the same place on the region website.

https://www.corvallisayso.org/referees/schedule.html

Note that the U14 (7th and 8th grade) matches are still being added to the schedule.

We are using S04 (U10, 3rd and 4th grade), S06 (U12, 5th and 6th grade), and S08 (U14, 7th and 8th grade) age division starting this fall to better align with other regions and the local middle school soccer program.

S04 - 7v7, 25mn 1/2, size 4 ball, build out line, no keeper punting, no heading, no slide tackle

S06 - 9v9, 30min 1/2, size 4 ball, no heading, no slide tackle

S08 - 11v11, 35min 1/2, size 5 ball, regular IFAB LotG

Field names haven't changed. S04 plays on 9x fields, S06 plays on 11x fields, S06 plays on 13x fields.

Fence between main fields and 132 area should be open, so no more trekking around Adams.

All for now, more to follow, welcome to the fall chaos show!

Chris

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[CorvallisAYSO] 5th/6th Grade Core Program Details v1
9/06/23 11:45 AM

Hello 5th/6th Grade Families,

Welcome to the start of the soccer season, this is your all-in-one division email (v1). Below is the rundown of the information pertinent to the games for the division.

  1. Uniform issues? If the team has all needed volunteers, the coach can pickup all the uniforms on Saturday. If you encounter issues, talk to the folks at the Safety/Information Shed.  If you lost something, the Jersey is $15, and Socks are $5, we only take cash at the shed.

  2. Soccer Equipment Sale from 8:00am - 12:00pm Saturday we will be selling a small number of excess new and used soccer equipment by the AYSO soccer sheds. All proceeds help support player scholarships. We will have items like New/Used Soccer Balls ($5-$15), Used Soccer Jerseys ($4-$10), Some Soccer Shorts ($2-$5), Some Used Soccer Shoes, and New/Used Shin Guards ($5-$10).
    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.

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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.
    • Spectators should be on one side and both teams on the other, look for the signs.
    • The goals are on the field with the field number in the corner, you will only need, 4 corner flags, referee flags, and spectator/team signs. The goals should stay out on the fields after the last game, the signs and flags should be returned to the brown AYSO shed.

  6. 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.

  7. 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).

  8. 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, visitors/away should wear 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. (5/6th Grade @ 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. (5/6th Grade @ 30m half)
      • 5min.
      • Coaches check-in with each other 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 options. Always remember to keep referees informed of agreements or additional rules.
      • Step 1 - Adjust Players: up by 3, move strong players into other positions and start adding restrictions (left foot only, only two goals per player, etc.)
      • Step 2 - Loan Players: up by 6, swap or loan players to the other team that will help reverse the course of the game.
      • Step 3 - Shuffle Teams: up by 9, time to abandon the game as we know it and build something competitive with the players available.
    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. If you have a special celebration, take the team to another area as the next team will be looking to use the space.
    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 card sent on Saturday to report any issues or areas of confusion. The emailed game card is desired, the physical game card should be used for submitting the digital card. More details later.

  9. Game Rules...
    1. 9 vs 9, including goal keepers.
    2. Quarters (5/6th Grade =15min). Halves (5/6th Grade =30min)
    3. No headers or slides. An indirect free kick is awarded for any deliberate slide or head.
    4. Substitutions are at referee 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 to help the referee see the players needing a swap at the next stoppage.
    5. The remaining rules follow the normal laws of the game (here).

  10. 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.

  11. 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 dribble/kick-in(Kinder-2nd Grade).
      • 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] 3rd/4th Grade Core Program Details v1
9/06/23 11:30 AM

Hello 3rd/4th Grade Families,

Welcome to the start of the soccer season, this is your all-in-one division email (v1). Below is the rundown of the information pertinent to the games for the division.

  1. Uniform issues? If the team has all needed volunteers, the coach can pickup all the uniforms on Saturday. If you encounter issues, talk to the folks at the Safety/Information Shed.  If you lost something, the Jersey is $15, and Socks are $5, we only take cash at the shed.

  2. Soccer Equipment Sale from 8:00am - 12:00pm Saturday we will be selling a small number of excess new and used soccer equipment by the AYSO soccer sheds. All proceeds help support player scholarships. We will have items like New/Used Soccer Balls ($5-$15), Used Soccer Jerseys ($4-$10), Some Soccer Shorts ($2-$5), Some Used Soccer Shoes, and New/Used Shin Guards ($5-$10).
    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.

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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.
    • Spectators should be on one side and both teams on the other, look for the signs.
    • The goals are on the field with the field number in the corner, you will only need, 4 corner flags, referee flags, and spectator/team signs. The goals should stay out on the fields after the last game, the signs and flags should be returned to the brown AYSO shed.

  6. 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.

  7. 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 you would in practice. You can see if your game has a referee on the team dashboard (here).

  8. 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, visitors/away should wear pinnies, each team should have a full set of pinnies.
    6. Coaches will equip the goalkeeper with a pinnie or shirt 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. (3/4th Grade @ 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. (3/4th Grade @ 25m half)
      • 5min.
      • Coaches check-in with each other 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, 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 variety of options. Always remember to keep referees informed of agreements or additional rules.
      • Step 1 - Adjust Players: up by 3, move strong players into other positions and start adding restrictions (left foot only, only two goals per player, etc.)
      • Step 2 - Loan Players: up by 6, swap or loan players to the other team that will help reverse the course of the game.
      • Step 3 - Shuffle Teams: up by 9, time to abandon the game as we know it and build something competitive with the players available.
    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. If you have a special celebration, take the team to another area as the next team will be looking to use the space.
    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 card sent on Saturday to report any issues or areas of confusion. The emailed game card is desired, the physical game card should be used for submitting the digital card. More details later.

  9. Game Rules...
    1. 7 vs 7, including goal keepers.
    2. Quarters (3/4th Grade =12.5min). Halves (3/4th Grade =25min).
    3. See the build-out line info video (here) for more details about the rule modifications for this division.
    4. Offside only occurs past the build-out lines. Think of it like you split the 2in center line and moved 1in of the line just above the penalty area on each side.
    5. No headers or slides, players need to stay on their feet. An indirect free kick is awarded for any deliberate slide or header.
    6. Substitutions are at referee 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 to help the referee see the players needing a swap at the next stoppage.
    7. 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 to the top of the build-out line. No player of the now defending team may enter the build-out are until the ball has been put back into play by the goalkeeper.
    8. 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.
    9. The remaining rules follow the normal laws of the game (here).

  10. 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.

  11. 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 dribble/kick-in(Kinder-2nd Grade).
      • 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] 2nd Grade Core Division Details v1
9/06/23 11:15 AM

Hello 2nd Grade Families,

Welcome to the start of the soccer season, this is your all-in-one division email (v1). Below is the rundown of the information pertinent to the games for the division.

  1. Uniform issues? If the team has all needed volunteers, the coach can pickup all the uniforms on Saturday. If you encounter issues, talk to the folks at the Safety/Information Shed.  If you lost something, the Jersey is $15, and Socks are $5, we only take cash at the shed.

  2. Soccer Equipment Sale from 8:00am - 12:00pm Saturday we will be selling a small number of excess new and used soccer equipment by the AYSO soccer sheds. All proceeds help support player scholarships. We will have items like New/Used Soccer Balls ($5-$15), Used Soccer Jerseys ($4-$10), Some Soccer Shorts ($2-$5), Some Used Soccer Shoes, and New/Used Shin Guards ($5-$10).
    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.

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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.
    • Spectators should be on one side and both teams on the other, look for the signs.
    • The goals are on the field with the field number in the corner, you will only need, 4 corner flags, and spectator/team signs. The goals should stay out on the fields after the last game, the signs and flags should be returned to the brown AYSO shed.

  6. 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.

  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 two pumped game balls, pumps can be found at the AYSO sheds.
    5. Coaches will confirm no team color conflicts. If matching colors, visitors should wear 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. (2nd Grade @ 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. (2nd Grade @ 20m half)
      • 5min.
      • Coaches check-in with each other 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. If you have a special celebration, take the team to another area as the next team will be looking to use the space.
    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.

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

  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.

Team Dashboard (here). << 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] 1st Grade Core Program Details v1
9/06/23 11:00 AM

Hello 1st Grade Families,

Welcome to the start of the soccer season, this is your all-in-one division email (v1). Below is the rundown of the information pertinent to the games for the division.

  1. Uniform issues? If the team has all needed volunteers, the coach can pickup all the uniforms on Saturday. If you encounter issues, talk to the folks at the Safety/Information Shed.  If you lost something, the Jersey is $15, and Socks are $5, we only take cash at the shed.

  2. Soccer Equipment Sale from 8:00am - 12:00pm Saturday we will be selling a small number of excess new and used soccer equipment by the AYSO soccer sheds. All proceeds help support player scholarships. We will have items like New/Used Soccer Balls ($5-$15), Used Soccer Jerseys ($4-$10), Some Soccer Shorts ($2-$5), Some Used Soccer Shoes, and New/Used Shin Guards ($5-$10).
    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.

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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.
    • Spectators should be on one side and both teams on the other, look for the signs.
    • The goals are on the field with the field number in the corner, you will only need, 4 corner flags, and spectator/team signs. The goals should stay out on the fields after the last game, the signs and flags should be returned to the brown AYSO shed.

  6. 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.

  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 two pumped game balls, pumps can be found at the AYSO sheds.
    5. Coaches will confirm no team color conflicts. If matching colors, visitors should wear 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 dirt 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 game, 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. (1st Grade @ 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. (1st Grade @ 20m half)
      • 5min.
      • Coaches check-in with each other 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. If you have a special celebration, take the team to another area as the next team will be looking to use the space.
    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.

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

  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.

Team Dashboard (here). << 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] Kinder Core Program Details v1
9/06/23 10:45 AM

Hello Kindergarten Families,

Welcome to the start of the soccer season, this is your all-in-one division email (v1). Below is the rundown of the information pertinent to the games and practices for the division.

  1. Uniform issues? If the team has all needed volunteers, the coach can pickup all the uniforms on Saturday. If you encounter issues, talk to the folks at the Safety/Information Shed.  If you lost something, the Jersey is $15, and Socks are $5, we only take cash at the shed.

  2. Soccer Equipment Sale from 8:00am - 12:00pm Saturday we will be selling a small number of excess new and used soccer equipment by the AYSO soccer sheds. All proceeds help support player scholarships. We will have items like New/Used Soccer Balls ($5-$15), Used Soccer Jerseys ($4-$10), Some Soccer Shorts ($2-$5), Some Used Soccer Shoes, and New/Used Shin Guards ($5-$10).
    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.

  3. 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.

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

  5. Find the field and the best parking area (map).
    • No Pets/Dogs near the game fields, leave the pets at home.
    • Spectators should sit 4ft away from the field and are not allowed by the goal areas.
    • Spectators should be on one side and both teams on the other, look for the signs.
    • The goals are on the field with the field number in the corner, you will only need, 4 corner flags, and spectator/team signs. The goals should stay out on the fields after the last game, the signs and flags should be returned to the brown AYSO shed.

  6. 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.

  7. 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, visitors/away teams should wear 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 dirt 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. (Kinder @ 7.5m qtrs)
      • 1min.
      • Allows coaches to adjust player positions.
      • Provides a quick break for all players.
      • Helps coaches confirm players get equal play time.
    13. Half-time stoppage. (Kinder @ 15m half)
      • 5min.
      • Coaches check-in with each other 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. If you have a special celebration, take the team to another area as the next team will be looking to use the space.
    16. Coaches return electronic whistles to referee shed.
    17. Coaches return any excess team or uniform equipment to the AYSO information shed.
    18. Coaches can use the game report email sent each Saturday to report any issues or areas of confusion.

  8. Game Rules...
    1. 3 vs 3, no goal keepers.
    2. 15 minute halves. Quarters (Kinder=7.5m). Halves (Kinder=15m)
    3. No throw-in (do dribble/kick-in) with all other players about 12ft back. (goals must touch another player from a dribble-in or kick-in)
    4. No goalkeeper or goal-hanging... remind players no goal hanging, keep about 3ft away from the goal.
    5. No offside.
    6. All free kicks are direct, and players can score. (the book/training might say otherwise)
    7. No headers or slides, players need to stay up on feet.
    8. Coaches should make a reasonable effort to balance the game.
    9. Substitutions would be at quarter breaks, half-time, and can be free flowing at any time, but the player needs to come off the field before the new player goes on.
    10. The goal kick is 3ft from the goal, and the opposing team should be near the half line.
    11. The corner kick is 2 ft away from the corner flag, and all opposing players should be about 12ft away from the kicker.
  9. 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). << 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] Coach Uniform Pickup 9/6 and Saturday
9/06/23 6:15 AM

Hello All Fall Coaches,

For most of you, this is a repeat, for others this is new info. Attached to this email is a table with team volunteer status. (green = you have what is needed, all others, you are missing a volunteer registration)


I strongly recommend you pop by Today 9/6 6pm to attend the coach field training (Abe will also cover Goalkeeper training) at Adams School Area, even if you do not need the training, we have many new instructors with many different perspectives/ideas.
https://www.corvallisayso.org/training.html
^ Signup Here for Training/Refresher ^


UNIFORMS
Wednesday 9/6 from 5pm-7pm (at the Adams School AYSO Sheds) we will be handing out uniforms to a team volunteer on a team that has all required volunteers registered and assigned in Sports Connect (ideally head coach, but a designate is okay).
You must have the following volunteers to get your uniforms (see attached, green means you have what is needed, yellow highlights what you are missing).

All Teams MUST HAVE...
TWO coaches on every team, one must be designated as the head coach.

3rd/4th, 5th/6th, & 7th/8th MUST HAVE...
You must have at least ONE referee that can center your games. This one person must be solid and needs to be available on Saturdays to referee your games, or you might not get a referee on your game.


Alternate Uniform Pickup Days: If you do not have the volunteers on 9/6, but can get them registered by the following days...
Saturday 9/9 - 7am-noon at the Adams School AYSO Sheds
Saturday 9/16 - 7am-noon at the Adams School AYSO Sheds


Missing Volunteers?
You need to have two coach volunteers that the players can count on to help make the team work. If we cannot get the coach volunteers on 9/9 we will look to restructure the team and get you setup for 9/16.
3rd grade and up needs a referee for the team. Please reach out to the team, youth, grandparents, any family that could help. If we have enough referees in the division, you might be able to get an exception. If we do not have enough, we will be pushing to find volunteers and working on backup plans to do coach scrimmages for some games.

Wrong Uniform Size? Added Players?
We have the uniforms bundled based on what parents indicated were the sizes of the players. If the parent needs to swap a uniform, please send the parent to the information shed on Saturday 9/9. If you get an added player, please send the family to the information shed 9/9

Team Name Change?
If you want to change/set the team name, you need to do it at the uniform pickup.

Need Team Equipment?
If you are missing pinnies, want more soccer balls, missing a first aid kit, need a keeper jersey, need cones, ask for that at the uniform pickup.


NOTICE: Please expect it to take 5-15 min to get your uniforms.


Thank You,
Luke Cotton - Region Commissioner

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

Our region is powered by volunteers, like you. THANK YOU!

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[CorvallisAYSO] Game Schedule & Training
9/06/23 6:00 AM

Hello All Fall Core AYSO Families,

You will get a few emails from me today... sorry.

Coach & Referee Training

Today (9/6) is the last day for in-person training or a hands on refresher before the season starts. For referees or coaches, this in-person training will give you the tools to do the job. Remembering your signals or learning new practice activities, this is the night for you.

Referees training 9/6 starts at Adams School Fields at 5:30pm.
Coaches training 9/6 starts at Adams School Fields at 6pm.
Meet up at the AYSO sheds and get directions to where you need to go from the car canopies.

Signup for the Training: https://www.corvallisayso.org/training.html

Registering as a Volunteer: https://www.corvallisayso.org/docs/RegVolunteer.pdf
 > Know any Youth 12 and up to help referee? Have any grandparents willing to help coach? Uncle or Aunt that could help volunteer for your team? WE COULD USE THE HELP! <


Game Schedule
For Kinder - 6th grade, the game schedule is online. Sorry, 7/8th your schedule is delayed... worst case you play the other Region 149 team on 9/9.

The game day starts at 8:30am, and most teams are done by 12:15pm with some of the older groups done by 1:30pm each Saturday. 2nd Grade girls, S02G, have an odd number of teams and one team would play double each Saturday. All game slots for K-6 are 1 hour and 15min, most should be done before an hour, except for 5th/6th, your games are tight and need to run on time.

Game Schedule: https://www.corvallisayso.org/teams/schedule.html

Team Dashboard w/ Game Schedule: https://www.corvallisayso.org/teams/dashboard.html

Referee Game Signup: https://www.corvallisayso.org/referees/schedule.html

Team Notes: Some teams are missing volunteers... we are working on it, but could use your help in recruiting. Worst case, we get someone to help on Saturday for the game, then work to recruit. If no volunteers are found before the next game day 9/16, we will look to do some shuffling or merging.


Emails Today. You will see a lot from me today...
All: [CorvallisAYSO] Game Schedule & Training
Coaches: {CorvallisAYSO} Coach Roster v2
Coaches: [CorvallisAYSO] Coach Uniform Pickup 9/6 and Saturday
K-6th: [CorvallisAYSO] _____ Core Program Overview
9/7 All: {CorvallisAYSO} Team Dashboard v2
https://www.corvallisayso.org/about/seasons.html

Thank You,
Luke Cotton - Region Commissioner

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

Our region is powered by volunteers, including me.

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[CorvallisAYSO] Missing Online Training
9/03/23 7:45 AM

Hello Fall Soccer Volunteers,

You are getting this email because you are missing a volunteer online training in AYSOU (Safe Haven &/or Concussion) or Safe Sport. Please complete the training as soon as possible.

NOTE: A customized email WAS sent today and it includes what you are missing. Please look in your spam/junk folder for the email.

AYSO's Safe Haven - Online Training - (all Volunteers)

You login to the region Sports Connect site (here), navigate to the Volunteers section, and open etrainu by hitting the AYSOU button found next your first volunteer registration. Under the "Training Library" link, look for the "Safe Haven Courses" courses and open it, then enroll and start the "AYSO's Safe Haven - Online".
Keep a copy of the certification for your records.

 

AYSO CDC Concussion Awareness - Online Training - (all Volunteers)

You login to the region Sports Connect site (here), navigate to the Volunteers section, and open etrainu by hitting the AYSOU button found next your first volunteer registration. Under the "Training Library" link, look for the "Safe Haven Courses" courses and open it, then enroll and start "CDC Concussion Awareness - Online".
Keep a copy of the certification for your records.

NOTICE: Per Oregon law, every Coach and Referee is required to be Concussion Certified Annually*. You need to retake the entire training each school year. Sports Connect might have a green check, according to my records, you are not covered per Oregon Law.
*Annually refers to a School Year that starts after August 1st.

 

SafeSport - Online Training - (all ADULT Coaches & Referees)

This PDF (here) will guide you through the process and how to setup an account to get it going. SafeSport is valid for 12 months, then you will need to take an update / refresher class. Remember, you need to have a Safe Sport account using the same legal name and email as Sports Connect for the system to automatically connect your accounts. SafeSport Token: https://safesporttrained.org/?KeyName=tsVWe36Xa6PS3b5NzOug
Having Issues? Contact CVPA
Keep a copy of the certification for your records.

 

Online Training Advice

  • You need to have completed your volunteer registration before you can login for training in etrainu aka AYSOU v2.
  • IT CAN TAKE 24H FOR AYSOU ACCESS after your volunteer registration. :(
  • Each volunteer needs a Sports Connect account with a unique email to do training (including youth).
  • If the course shows as in progress, go to "My Training"
  • KEEP A COPY of your certification.

Coach and Referee Job Training - Online Training + In-Person Training

You login to the region Sports Connect site (here), navigate to the Volunteers section, and open etrainu by hitting the AYSOU button found next your first volunteer registration. Under the "Training Library" link, look for the coach or referee courses and open it, then enroll and start the part one of your course. PART 2 is required, please signup for the in-person trainings: https://www.corvallisayso.org/training.html
Keep a copy of the certification for your records.




Issues or you took the training and my report shows you did not, please email me with the certification.



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, like you... Thank You!

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[CorvallisAYSO] Coach Uniform Pickup Times
9/02/23 6:51 AM

Hello All Fall Coaches,

For some of you, this is a repeat, for others this is new info. Attached to this email is a table with team volunteer status. (green = you have what is needed, yellow = what you are missing)


I strongly recommend you pop by this Saturday 9/2 9am &/OR Wednesday 9/6 6pm to attend the coach field training at Adams School Area, even if you do not need the training, we have many new instructors with many different perspectives/ideas.
https://www.corvallisayso.org/training.html
^ Signup Here for Training/Refresher ^


UNIFORMS
Saturday 9/2 from 10am-12pm (at the Adams School AYSO Sheds) we will be handing out uniforms to a team volunteer on a team that has all required volunteers registered and assigned in Sports Connect (ideally head coach, but a designate is okay).
You must have the following volunteers to get your uniforms (see attached, green means you have what is needed, yellow highlights what you are missing).

All Teams MUST HAVE...
TWO coaches on every team, one must be designated as the head coach.

3rd/4th, 5th/6th, & 7th/8th MUST HAVE...
You must have at least ONE referee that can center your games. This one person must be solid and needs to be available on Saturdays to referee your games, or you might not get a referee on your game.


Alternate Uniform Pickup Days: If you do not have the volunteers on 9/2, but can get them registered by the following days...
Wednesday 9/6 - 5pm-7pm at the Adams School AYSO Sheds
Saturday 9/9 - 7am-noon at the Adams School AYSO Sheds
Saturday 9/16 - 7am-noon at the Adams School AYSO Sheds


Missing Volunteers?
You need to have two coach volunteers that the players can count on to help make the team work. If we cannot get the coach volunteers on 9/9 we will look to restructure the team and get you setup for 9/16.
3rd grade and up needs a referee for the team. Please reach out to the team, youth, grandparents. If we have enough referees in the division, you might be able to get an exception. If we do not have enough, we will be pushing to find volunteers and working on backup plans to do coach scrimmages for some games.

Wrong Uniform Size? Added Players?
We have the uniforms bundled based on what parents indicated were the sizes of the players. If the parent needs to swap a uniform, please send the parent to the information shed on Saturday 9/9. If you get an added player, please send the family to the information shed 9/9

Team Name Change?
If you want to change/set the team name, you need to do it at the uniform pickup.

Need Team Equipment? - (We have some Pop Up Goals)
If you are missing pinnies, want more soccer balls, missing a first aid kit, need a keeper jersey, need cones, ask for that at the uniform pickup.


NOTICE: Please expect it to take 5-15 min to get your uniforms.


Thank You,
Luke Cotton - Region Commissioner

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

Our region is powered by volunteers, like you. THANK YOU!

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[CorvallisAYSO] Coach Team Uniform Pickup
8/31/23 6:48 AM

Hello All Fall Coaches,

I strongly recommend you pop by this Saturday 9/2 9am-11am to attend the coach field training, even if you do not need the training, we have many new instructors with many different perspectives/ideas.
https://www.corvallisayso.org/training.html
^ Signup Here for Training/Refresher ^


Saturday 9/2 from 10am-12pm (at the Adams School AYSO Sheds) we will be handing out uniforms to a team volunteer on a team that has all required volunteers registered and assigned in Sports Connect (ideally head coach, but a designate is okay).
You must have the following volunteers to get your uniforms.

All Teams MUST HAVE...
TWO coaches on every team, one must be designated as the head coach.

3rd/4th, 5th/6th, & 7th/8th MUST HAVE...
You must have at least ONE referee that can center your games. This one person must be solid and needs to be available on Saturdays to referee your games, or you might not get a referee on your game.


Alternate Uniform Pickup Days: If you do not have the volunteers on 9/2, but can get them registered by the following days...
Wednesday 9/6 - 5pm-7pm at the Adams School AYSO Sheds
Saturday 9/9 - 7am-noon at the Adams School AYSO Sheds
Saturday 9/16 - 7am-noon at the Adams School AYSO Sheds

Missing Volunteers?
You need to have two coach volunteers that the players can count on to help make the team work. If we cannot get the coach volunteers on 9/9 we will look to restructure the team and get you setup for 9/16.
3rd grade and up needs a referee for the team. Please reach out to the team, youth, grandparents. If we have enough referees in the division, you might be able to get an exception. If we do not have enough, we will be pushing to find volunteers and working on backup plans to do coach scrimmages for some games.

Wrong Uniform Size? Added Players?
We have the uniforms bundled based on what parents indicated were the sizes of the players. If the parent needs to swap a uniform, please send the parent to the information shed on Saturday 9/9. If you get an added player, please send the family to the information shed 9/9

Team Name Change?
If you want to change/set the team name, you need to do it at the uniform pickup.

Need Team Equipment? - (We have some Pop Up Goals)
If you are missing pinnies, want more soccer balls, missing a first aid kit, need a keeper jersey, need cones, ask for that at the uniform pickup.


NOTICE: Please expect it to take 5-15 min to get your uniforms.


Thank You,
Luke Cotton - Region Commissioner

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


Our region is powered by volunteers, like you. THANK YOU!

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[CorvallisAYSO] Fields Help Signups
 8/31/23 5:46 AM 

All Potential Helpers!

Your email was indicated on the player registration as someone that could help with fields or game day tasks. I'm looking to start with filling the the fields lining slots and I could use help Saturday 9/2 anytime from 8am-noon. You can use the signup link below to select a time for helping with the safety/information shed, field relining(anytime Thur/Fri before games), field equipment setup/takedown, or other game day tasks.

https://www.corvallisayso.org/teams/helper-signup
^ Signup Here ^
DIRECTIONS: No login/account needed, click the "SIGNUP" link to signup for that shift (that opens a new tab), confirm your details, and submit the form. The form will close the signup tab to get you back here. Refreshing this page will show an updated list of available slots, if any.


Events Helper (18+): helps with miscellaneous jobs such as the Soccer Equipment Sale (Shoe Swap) the first Saturday of the season, or any other special events as they arise.

Safety Helper (16+): helps operate the Safety/Information station on game day, answer questions about game day, general operations, and keep first aid supplies and forms in order for an hour shift. On-the-job training will be provided. You will be paired with another helper. Position/Job Manager (Safety Coord.)

Opening Helper (16+): helps set out equipment for use during the game day, checks fields, and could do other field tasks (like lining fields, helping with nets, etc.). On-the-job training will be provided. Position/Job Manager (Safety Coord.)

Fields Helper (16+): helps maintain and improve the soccer fields at practice and game areas. The field helpers are responsible for field lining, preseason set up, post season take down, opening and closing on game day, and other field maintenance tasks. Field lining slots are anytime Thursday afternoon through Friday evening. Position/Job Manager (Fields Coord.)



NOTE: This was sent to you because I did not see your email as a coach/ref or I did not see that your email was used in an existing signup.



Thank You,
Luke Cotton Region Commissioner

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

Our region is entirely powered by volunteers, including me.

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[CorvallisAYSO] Missing Volunteer Online Training
8/29/23 8:45 AM

Hello Fall Soccer Volunteers,

You are getting this email because you are missing a volunteer online training in AYSOU (Safe Haven &/or Concussion) or Safe Sport. Please complete the training as soon as possible.

NOTE: A customized email will be sent later today with what I have you missing.

AYSO's Safe Haven - Online Training - (all Volunteers)

You login to the region Sports Connect site (here), navigate to the Volunteers section, and open etrainu by hitting the AYSOU button found next your first volunteer registration. Under the "Training Library" link, look for the "Safe Haven Courses" courses and open it, then enroll and start the "AYSO's Safe Haven - Online".
Keep a copy of the certification for your records.

 

AYSO CDC Concussion Awareness - Online Training - (all Volunteers)

You login to the region Sports Connect site (here), navigate to the Volunteers section, and open etrainu by hitting the AYSOU button found next your first volunteer registration. Under the "Training Library" link, look for the "Safe Haven Courses" courses and open it, then enroll and start "CDC Concussion Awareness - Online".
Keep a copy of the certification for your records.

NOTICE: Per Oregon law, every Coach and Referee is required to be Concussion Certified Annually*. You need to retake the entire training each school year. Sports Connect might have a green check, according to my records, you are not covered per Oregon Law.
*Annually refers to a School Year that starts after August 1st.

 

SafeSport - Online Training - (all ADULT Coaches & Referees)

This PDF (here) will guide you through the process and how to setup an account to get it going. SafeSport is valid for 12 months, then you will need to take an update / refresher class. Remember, you need to have a Safe Sport account using the same legal name and email as Sports Connect for the system to automatically connect your accounts.
Having Issues? Contact CVPA
Keep a copy of the certification for your records.

 

Online Training Advice

  • You need to have completed your volunteer registration before you can login for training in etrainu aka AYSOU v2.
  • IT CAN TAKE 24H FOR AYSOU ACCESS after your volunteer registration. :(
  • Each volunteer needs a Sports Connect account with a unique email to do training (including youth).
  • If the course shows as in progress, go to "My Training"
  • KEEP A COPY of your certification.

Coach and Referee Job Training - Online Training + In-Person Training

You login to the region Sports Connect site (here), navigate to the Volunteers section, and open etrainu by hitting the AYSOU button found next your first volunteer registration. Under the "Training Library" link, look for the coach or referee courses and open it, then enroll and start the part one of your course. PART 2 is required, please signup for the in-person trainings: https://www.corvallisayso.org/training.html
Keep a copy of the certification for your records.




Issues or you took the training and my report shows you did not, please email me with the certification.



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] Team Meetings Tue 8/22 & Wed 8/23
8/20/23 12:30 PM

Hello All Rec Fall AYSO Families,

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

Tuesday 8/22 - Kinder, 1st, & 2nd Grade Team Meetings 6-7pm
Wednesday 8/23 - 3/4th, 5/6th, 7/8th Grade Team Meetings 6-7pm


Team Meeting:
Quick meeting with other parents on the team to discuss 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 are identified at 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(1st/2nd), two(3rd+) a week starting 8/28 (coaches). Ideally you walk away from the meeting with a confirmed head coach, assistant coach, center referee(3rd+), 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 (3rd Grade & Up): 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 (3rd Grade & Up): 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 game, then play after.


Key Calendar Dates:
08/22: Kinder, 1st, & 2nd Grade Team Meetings 6-7pm + Coach Equip Pickup + Soccer Equipment Sale.
08/23: 3/4th, 5/6th, 7/8th Team Meetings 6-7pm + Coach Equip Pickup + Soccer Equipment Sale.
08/26: Field Painting and Setup - Sat AM.  (signup)
08/28: Practices Could Start.
09/02: Field Painting and Setup - Sat AM.  (signup)
09/02: Coach Equip Pickup - Sat AM.
09/02: Coach Field Training/Refresher - Sat AM. (signup)
09/05: Referee Field Training - Tue PM. (signup)
09/06: Coach Field Training/Refresher - Wed PM. (signup)
09/06: Referee Field Training - Wed PM. (signup)
09/08: Referee Refresher - Fri PM.
09/09: First Game Day - Sat AM.
Sep-Oct Saturday Game Days.
09/30: Picture Day.
10/28: Last Potential Game Day - Sat AM.
Nov-Dec: Indoor Soccer - Sports Park.
Feb-Mar: Futsal - School Court.
Apr-May: Spring Outdoor Soccer.



Quick Links:

  • Current season page of all updates (here)

  • Team dashboard see players, volunteers, & helpers (here)

  • Region event/schedule calendar (here)

  • Player refund/drop request (here)

  • Team roster/volunteer change request (here)

  • Board Member & Division Coordinator contact us page (here)

  • Program/Division summary details (here)

  • Coach job/field training signups (here)

  • AYSO practice/training session details for coaches (here)

  • Volunteer/helper 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] Fall Soccer Teams
8/13/23 11:29 AM

Howdy Fall Soccer Parents,

You will be getting an email about your team placement soon. Our division coordinator volunteers have been working hard to sort out teams that can be both competitive and fun for the players. We do our best to try and balance teams, get players with some school peers, and try to incorporate special requests. If you have a question or concern for the division coordinator, please use the contact us form (here), please include the team number and the division if you know it.


Team Meetings
Parents will meet up to decide on a team name, pick a team color, fill volunteer vacancies, and sort out practice times/locations.
08/22: Kinder, 1st, & 2nd Grade Team Meetings 6-7pm @ Adams Area Soccer Fields + Coach Equip Pickup + Soccer Equipment Sale.
08/23: 3/4th, 5/6th, 7/8th Team Meetings 6-7pm @ Adams Area Soccer Fields + Coach Equip Pickup + Soccer Equipment Sale.

Coaches
If you do not see a head coach or assistant coach for the team... please register as a volunteer (we likely are intending for you to do it). The guide is (here) and please get started on your training (here). If you are registered and are not allocated to the team, please use the contact us form (here) to notify the division coordinator.

Referees
We always need more referees, age 12 and older can register to help referee in the 3rd-8th grade levels. Volunteer registration guide is (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] Fall Season Calendar v1
8/06/23 4:02 PM

Hi |User First Name|,

You have one or more players registered for fall soccer with AYSO in Corvallis and Philomath Oregon. Below is the draft of the calendar for this fall. We are still working to get pieces and communication in place, I appreciate your patience.

Fall Calendar v1
08/12: Team Notifications / Rosters Posted.
08/19: Coach Field Training/Refresher - Sat AM. (signup)
08/22: Kinder, 1st, & 2nd Grade Team Meetings 6-7pm + Coach Equip Pickup + Soccer Equipment Sale.
08/23: 3/4th, 5/6th, 7/8th Team Meetings 6-7pm + Coach Equip Pickup + Soccer Equipment Sale.
08/26: Field Painting and Setup - Sat AM.
08/28: Practices Could Start.
09/02: Coach Equip Pickup - Sat AM.
09/02: Coach Field Training/Refresher - Sat AM. (signup)
09/05: Referee Field Training - Tue PM. (signup)
09/06: Coach Field Training/Refresher - Wed PM. (signup)
09/06: Referee Field Training - Wed PM. (signup)
09/08: Referee Refresher - Fri PM.
09/09: First Game Day - Sat AM.
Sep-Oct Saturday Game Days.
09/30: Picture Day.
10/28: Last Potential Game Day - Sat AM.
Nov-Dec: Indoor Soccer - Sports Park.
Feb-Mar: Futsal - School Court.
Apr-May: Spring Outdoor Soccer.

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] Fall Soccer Registration Updates
6/30/23 7:15 AM

Hello |User First Name|,


If you are not already registered for fall soccer, please get it done soon. We will be building teams and placing players in a few weeks. If you sign up after we build teams, your placement is not guaranteed.

(Signup Here)
You can confirm your registration in Sports Connect when you login and see a button next to your player that says No Programs Available.


Program Status Updates

Preschool Developmental
We will be sending details in early August. We have plenty of open spots for players.

Kinder - 8th Grade Core Recreational
We are forming teams in late July and sending details out early August. Head Coaches and Referees can register online now, along with players. I'll be sending confirmation/check-in emails mid-July to confirm your details and any special requests you submitted (here).
NOTICE: the divisions are shown to you based on DOB, if you only see the 2nd grade division for your 1st grader, please register in the 2nd grade division and submit a special request to play down with the 1st grade division.

High School Recreational
We are lacking a coordinator. We could use your help to get something setup (here).

5th-6th Grade Competitive EXTRA
We are looking good for fall :). Right now, we are working on notifications, please stay tuned for emails from Nicole or Brian in the next few weeks.

7th-8th Grade Competitive Select
We are looking okay for fall! Right now, we are working on notifications, please stay tuned for emails from Nicole or Brian in the next few weeks.


Program Summary Information (learn more)

Preschool Developmental

The Developmental program is for young players and their parents are introduced to the beautiful and simple game of soccer in a pressure free setting.

Kindergarten - 8th Grade Recreational
AYSO core program offers recreational soccer for multiple levels of players, now based on player grade...
  • Kindergarten (like 6U, 3 vs 3, size 3 ball) players play on Saturday with first a practice, then a game.
  • 1st Grade (like 7U, 4 vs 4, size 3 ball) with a practice in the week by a volunteer coach and a game on Saturday run by a volunteer coach.
  • 2nd Grade (like 8U, 5 vs 5, size 3 ball) with a practice in the week by a volunteer coach and a game on Saturday run by a volunteer coach.
  • 3rd-4th Grade (like 10U, 7 vs 7, size 4 ball) includes some adjustments to the game as we add goal keepers with two practices in the week by a volunteer coach and a game on Saturday run by a volunteer Referee.
  • 5th-6th Grade (like 12U, 9 vs 9, size 4 ball) has two practices in the week by a volunteer coach and a game on Saturday run by a volunteer Referee team.
  • 7th-8th Grade (like 14U, 11 vs 11, size 5 ball) will be like a regular soccer game with two practices in the week by a volunteer coach and a game on Saturday, most often in the valley area.
5th-6th Grade Competitive EXTRA
EXTRA is a soccer program for players going into 5th and 6th grade who are looking to get more touches on the ball and playing against some more advanced competition than what they experience in the AYSO CORE program. All participants must enroll in CORE (the traditional Saturday morning games at Adams) to play EXTRA. If you participate in the EXTRA program, please realize that it is, well, extra soccer, meaning extra practice and extra games. For EXTRA families, Saturdays can get quite busy, so please think about your comfort level with committing to the program. (Indicate Interest)

7th-8th Grade Competitive Select
Select is a soccer program for players going into 7th or 8th grade who want a more competitive practice and game environment and who are willing to work hard to improve their skills and level of play. We highly recommend players also enroll in either our CORE (the traditional Saturday morning games at Adams) program or their middle school soccer program, but this is not required. (Indicate Interest)



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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.

 

 

  • 9/2: Posted game schedule Draft v1 for Dev, Kinder - 6th Grade. No 7/8th yet. Not on the region website until Monday.
  • 9/2: Sent follow up email to coaches about picking up the uniform bag for the team.
  • 8/31: Sent email to coaches about picking up the uniform bag for the team.
  • 8/31: Sent email to team helpers looking for signups to help with fields.
  • 8/29: Sent email to volunteers about training requirements, focus on online training needs.
  • 8/28: Sent email to team volunteers with emergency contact details and medical notes.
  • 8/23: Sent reminders to 3-8 teams for the meeting today.
  • 8/22: Sent reminders to K-2 teams for the meeting today.
  • 8/20: Team Meeting details sent to parents.
  • 8/19: Updated referee and coach pages to clarify the grade system divisions.
  • 8/18: Sent emails to volunteers missing background checks and setup recurring reminders.
  • 8/16: Sent emails for player releases and setup recurring reminders.
  • 8/14: Adult program registration open for 23-24.
  • 8/14: Notification for 7/8th sent.
  • 8/13: Team notifications sent (excluding 7th/8th grade).
  • 8/12: Teams ready for posting.
  • 8/8: Events calendar updated.
  • 8/7: EXTRA/Select program Sports Connect registration open.
  • 8/6: Coach Training page updated.
  • 8/6: Referee Training page updated.
  • 8/6: Coach and Referee trainings ready for signup.
  • 8/1: Team Formation has started to create draft teams in Sports Connect.
  • 8/1: Updated Contact Us page for division coordinators.
  • 8/1: Updated rules page for 23-24, still need new LOTG.