Open Board Positions

Need Indoor Coord. & 9UB Coord.

Player Application Open

Fall Open Player Registration

Upcoming Events

Thu Jun 18, 6:30pm- 7:15pm
Executive Board Meeting
Thu Jun 18, 7:15pm- 8:00pm
Board Discussion
Mon Jun 22, 9:00am- 3:00pm
June Summer Camp
Mon Jul 20, 9:00am- 3:00pm
July Summer Camp
Mon Aug 10, 9:00am- 3:00pm
August Summer Camp
Mon Aug 31
Practices Can Start
Sat Sep 12, 8:00am- 5:00pm
First Fall Core Game Day
Sat Sep 19, 8:00am- 3:00pm
Second Core Game Day
Sat Sep 26, 8:00am- 3:00pm
Third Core Game Day
Sat Oct 3
Indoor Registration Starts

Fall 2020 Online Registration

  • New Players: Create an account (here), register each player, and pay the $20 per player in Sports Connect. Proof of date of birth is required and can be shown at any registration event or on first game day. If you upload a copy, you are done.
  • Returning Players: Login (here), select the program to register, and pay the $20 per player in Sports Connect. You are done.

    NOTICE: A $20 membership fee & $2.75 Sports Connect fee is due for application today. The program fee of $70 (w/ scholarship it is $20) would be due after team placement in August and needs to be paid before your first game starts. (FAQ?)

  • Scholarships: Players approved for free and reduced meals, SNAP, or TANF in the 2020-2021 school year qualify.
  • Volunteers: Indicate interest on the player application, we will follow up in late July with registration directions. Volunteers without players can fill out the volunteer interest form (here).

Summer Soccer Camps
UKI Soccer Camps

Updated 5/23/20

No matter the situation in fall, we will be offering opportunities for player development. Offerings from Virtual/Online > Training Squads > Team Practices > Games.

COVID-19 Potential Fall Modifications & FAQ:
What if games are not possible? Competitions are our primary engine, but competitions are not the only part of our pursuit of player development and the desire to enrich children's lives. If appropriate, we would adjust our entire fall program approach to focus on small group activities and match with the phase at the time. The program cost would be adjusted to match the new model.

Games: Modified soccer rules are likely. Players could be required to have or wear a face covering, depending on circumstances. Spectators might be restricted in number, only allowing a player to have one or two spectators per game. Game days could go beyond 3pm on Saturday, as we will look to spread out the numbers at the fields at one time.

Face covering for games? We will follow the guidance at the time. Multiple situations arise surrounding a game where the coverings would be appropriate, like while walking to the field, on the sideline, and, if appropriate, while playing.

Practices: Training sessions could include a requirement to have and wear a face covering. Allowed training exercises might be restricted and activities might be dictated by best practices at the time.

Referees: Might be required to have and wear face coverings, and referees might need to utilize electronic whistles (we would provide the whistle for the field and the cleaning supplies to be used between uses). Volunteer training will likely be split up to use online, GoToMeeting, & on field training.

Coaches: Might be required to have and wear face coverings, especially when a distance cannot be maintained. Coaches or team managers might be requested to wash pinnies or keeper equipment after practices or games. Volunteer training will likely be split up to use online, GoToMeeting, & on field training.

Formation: We will favor placement by schools & zones, this will lead to balance issues, but will help with keeping peers together for training sessions. If a school or an area has a specific restriction, only that team might be impacted.

Uniform: In a move to meet sustainability goals and reduce player costs, we are looking at uniform options that are simpler, and reusable. You will be informed about any reductions in program costs or changes to uniforms in August.

Season Email Archive

 [CorvallisAYSO] Summer Camps & Virtual Training
Sat 5/23/2020 10:51 PM

Dear Parents w/ Players Age 4-14,
Here are some updates about AYSO's Summer Camps and UK International's Virtual Academy.

Summer Camps

Learn More & Signup

  1. Camp 1: Jun 22 - Jun 26 (limited openings)
  2. Camp 2: Jul 20 - Jul 24
  3. Camp 3: Aug 10 - Aug 14
  • Session: 9am - 12pm (Age 4-14) $126
  • Session: 9am - 3pm (Age 7-14) $178

UK International Soccer have taken the following precautions to ensure our region's summer camps are running safely this summer. The following link provides an update on our plans for summer camps: https://uksoccer.com/summer-camps-2020-update/. In addition, please find attached a PDF, stating the extra precautions we are taking for the camps.

Virtual Skill Academies

Learn More & Signup

With spring soccer activities being canceled, we are delighted to be able to present you with a new alternative, brought to you by the fantastic coaches at UK International Soccer. Their new Virtual Soccer Academy sessions are starting next week, and will be running all throughout June. These sessions will provide an engaging and developmental soccer outlet for your players, with the key points of the Academy being as follows:

  • 3 x 35 minute sessions - Monday, Wednesday and Friday
  • Countless moves to master
  • Social interaction, with Coaches providing real-time feedback
  • 7-8 and 9-11 age-specific curriculums
  • Small groups - max 40 players
  • Only $20 per week

To learn more about the Virtual Soccer Programs and to Sign Up for the Soccer Academy, please visit https://virtual.uksoccer.com.

NOTE: After you signup, if you need soccer gear (cones & balls), contact me to get a bag of gear to checkout.

Best Regards,
Luke Cotton
Acting Camp Coordinator

 

P.S. - Fall Soccer: If you or a friend have not registered for fall already... Player registration for Fall 2020 is open through June, register players online in Sports Connect (here), see the player registration guide (here).

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[CorvallisAYSO] Uniform Survey
Mon 5/18/2020 2:15 PM

Hello 9U+ Region Families,

Uniform Changes Survey:
We want your feedback as we work to lower costs, improve sustainability, & reduce waste....

Survey: https://corvallisayso.org/form/survey

Background:
For years we have been purchasing jerseys that are used about 14 times and discarded or recycled. In early March, the region board voted to move to a new approach. After some research, we found a few options that could save money and allow for reusability... reversibles.

Current Uniform Issues:
Each year a full uniform kit (jersey, shorts, socks) costs about $18 per potential player (if a max team size is 12, we pay $216 per team, even if we only get 10 players). Sometimes the jerseys are miss-sized or additional players are added, causing a number of higher price special orders. All in all, we actually end up paying an average of $20 per player per year. The price is one of many issues, others include short sizes not matching preference and players not using them, logistical issues for volunteers, and difficulties in timeliness of later orders.

Pros for the reversibles:

  1. Lower cost, if the pinnie option.
  2. Reusable from year to year, recyclable/returnable if moving on, and hand-me-down ready.
  3. Stronger material.
  4. Logistically easier to manage and would reduce waste.

Cons for the reversibles:

  1. Sizes won't be precise [pinnies likely oversized][jerseys would likely need to change each year as players grow].
  2. Heavier and often multiple layers required.
  3. Only comes with two colors, for everyone.
  4. Single color socks for all players.

Thanks,
Luke Cotton - AYSO 149 Region Commissioner

P.S.
If you or a friend have not registered already...
Player registration for Fall 2020 is open through June, register players online in Sports Connect (here), see the player registration guide (here).

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[CorvallisAYSO] Fall Registration - Special Requests
Sat 5/16/2020 5:00 PM

Hello |User First Name| and family,

If you or a friend have not registered already...
Player registration for Fall 2020 is open through June, register players online in Sports Connect (here), see the player registration guide (here).

Player Special Requests:
The Special Request Form is (here). Types of requests include Team Friend/Buddy (requests to be placed with a specific player), Play Up a Division, Not Placed With (player or volunteer), & Medical / Play Down / Developmental / VIP Placement. Fill out two forms when needed, for example if you wish to play in a higher division with a friend, please fill out one form for each request.

We make every effort to fill requests, but sometimes we are not able to fulfill the request. Some of the common reasons are below...

  • Play Up: This is often allowed if a player evaluation is strong. Moving up from 11U to 13U needs to have strong indicators that the player can handle that jump. In other words, physical size and power differences warrant caution as 13U players are going through growth spurts.
  • VIP / Play Down: We only allow this in unique circumstances and look for supporting evaluation/recommendation that justifies the move.
  • Team Buddy: If we are able to balance the teams with these requests, we try to fit them in. We focus on requests from head coaches & center referees first, then try to fit in all others.

Playing Costs:
We are asking for the Membership Fee ($20 per player) up front. we would charge the program fees in August after team placement. You can unregister or drop in August and only be out the $20 2020-2021 membership per player.

Regular Core Player Costs
Membership Cost: $20 per player
Program fee added in August: $70 per player
Total Cost for 2020-2021 = $90 per player

Scholarship Core Player Costs
Membership Cost: $20 per player
Program fee added in August: $20 per player
Total Cost for 2020-2021 = $40 per player

NOTICE: the regular player total could be reduced by $10 or more, depending on program changes and player uniform savings. High School would be a lower fee amount. Currently, Sports Connect is not charging the transaction fee, but $2.75 could be an added fee per transaction.

Volunteer Registration / Interest:
To avoid unnecessary background check costs and before we know if your help is needed, we ask that you indicate interest on the player application, we will follow up in late July with volunteer registration directions.

Volunteers, unable to add their job interest to a player registration form, can fill out the volunteer interest form (here).

COVID-19 Potential Fall Modifications & FAQ:
What if games are not possible? Competitions are our primary engine, but competitions are not the only part of our pursuit of player development and the desire to enrich children's lives. If appropriate, we would adjust our entire fall program approach to focus on small group activities and match with the phase at the time. The program cost would be adjusted to match the new model.

Games: Modified soccer rules are likely. Players could be required to have or wear a face covering, depending on circumstances. Spectators might be restricted in number, only allowing a player to have one or two spectators per game. Game days could go beyond 3pm on Saturday, as we will look to spread out the numbers at the fields at one time.

Face covering for games? We will follow the guidance at the time. Multiple situations arise surrounding a game where the coverings would be appropriate, like while walking to the field, on the sideline, and, if appropriate, while playing.

Practices: Training sessions could include a requirement to have and wear a face covering. Allowed training exercises might be restricted and activities might be dictated by best practices at the time.

Referees: Might be required to have and wear face coverings, and referees might need to utilize electronic whistles (we would provide the whistle for the field and the cleaning supplies to be used between uses). Volunteer training will likely be split up to use online, GoToMeeting, & on field training.

Coaches: Might be required to have and wear face coverings, especially when a distance cannot be maintained. Coaches or team managers might be requested to wash pinnies or keeper equipment after practices or games. Volunteer training will likely be split up to use online, GoToMeeting, & on field training.

Formation: We will favor placement by schools & zones, this will lead to balance issues, but will help with keeping peers together for training sessions. If a school or an area has a specific restriction, only that team might be impacted.

Uniform: In a move to meet sustainability goals and reduce player costs, we are looking at uniform options that are simpler, and reusable. You will be informed about any reductions in program costs or changes to uniforms in August.


Sincerely,
Luke Cotton
AYSO Region 149 Commissioner

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[CorvallisAYSO] Fall Player Registration Open
Wed 5/6/2020 4:17 AM

Hello |User First Name| and family,

Player registration for Fall 2020 core recreational is now open, register players online in Sports Connect (here), see the registration guide (here). Learn more about our core divisions (here).


Open Core Player Registration - Fall 2020 (includes Spring 2021)

School year 2020-2021 we are doing a different way of registering (here). Asking for just the Membership Fee ($20 per player) up front then charging the final fees in August after team placement and requiring them before you play a game. You can drop in August and potentially only be out the $20 per player (refunds from the national organization are possible if we cancel the fall season).

Regular Core Player Costs
Cost Today: $20 per player (+ possible Sports Connect per transaction fee of $2.75)
Fee added in August: $70* per player
Total Cost for 2020-2021 = $90* per player
*This amount could be reduced by $10 or more, depending on equipment returns and player uniform savings. High School would be a lower fee amount (details).

Scholarship Core Player Costs
Cost Today: $20 per player (+ possible Sports Connect per transaction fee of $2.75)
Fee added in August: $20 per player
Total Cost for 2020-2021 = $40 per player

Volunteers: Indicate interest on the player application, we will follow up in late July with volunteer registration directions. Volunteers, unable to add their job interest to a player registration form, can fill out the volunteer interest form (here).


COVID-19: Possible Fall 2020 Core Program Modifications

Games: Modified soccer rules and restrictions to game customs are possible. Players could be required to wear a face covering while playing. Spectators might be restricted in number, only allowing a player to have one or two spectators per game. Game days could go beyond 3pm on Saturday, as we will look to spread out the numbers in the parking areas at a time.

Practices: Training sessions could include a requirement to have and wear a face covering. Allowed training exercises might be restricted and reducing exercises where players' pickup soccer balls is highly likely.

Referees: Might be required to have and wear face coverings, and referees might need to utilize electronic whistles (we would provide the whistle for the field and the cleaning supplies to be used between uses). Volunteer training will likely be split up to use online, GoToMeeting, & on field training.

Coaches: Might be required to have and wear face coverings, especially when a distance cannot be maintained. Coaches or team managers might be requested to wash pinnies or keeper equipment after practices or games. Volunteer training will likely be split up to use online, GoToMeeting, & on field training.

Team Formation: We will favor placement by schools & zones, this might lead to balance issues, but will keep players with school peers for training sessions. If a school or an area has a specific restriction, only that team might be impacted.

Player Uniform: In a move to meet sustainability goals and reduce player costs, we are looking at uniform options that are simpler, and reusable. The leading uniform plan is to move to heavy reversible pinnies /w numbers, providing socks, and not providing shorts. When you are charged in August for the program fee, you would be informed about the new uniform plan and the lowered program price. I would love feedback on this plan, and I can send you more details as we continue to discuss options.

An additional idea to lower costs further, is to have the pinnies returned at the end of the season, allowing us to spread the cost over a few years. If we have pinnies checked out, this could reduce the fee this year and next year by about $10 per regular player.



Sincerely,
Luke Cotton
AYSO Region 149 Commissioner


P.S. Currently Sports Connect is not charging the transaction fee, but the $2.75 could be an added in the future. We would not use Sports Connect for the program fee in August, unfortunately we need to use it for the membership fee.

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Open Board Positions

Need Indoor Coord. & 9UB Coord.

Player Application Open

Fall Open Player Registration

Upcoming Events

Thu Jun 18, 6:30pm- 7:15pm
Executive Board Meeting
Thu Jun 18, 7:15pm- 8:00pm
Board Discussion
Mon Jun 22, 9:00am- 3:00pm
June Summer Camp
Mon Jul 20, 9:00am- 3:00pm
July Summer Camp
Mon Aug 10, 9:00am- 3:00pm
August Summer Camp
Mon Aug 31
Practices Can Start
Sat Sep 12, 8:00am- 5:00pm
First Fall Core Game Day
Sat Sep 19, 8:00am- 3:00pm
Second Core Game Day
Sat Sep 26, 8:00am- 3:00pm
Third Core Game Day
Sat Oct 3
Indoor Registration Starts


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American Youth Soccer Organization - Region 149
5060 SW Philomath Blvd #193, Corvallis, OR USA
AYSO Region 149 Game Fields