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AYSO Region 149 Progressive Play will be an option again for those players with a desire to play a little more soccer than just the regular AYSO season and to play at a higher level of play. After tryouts and team formation, the Progressive Play teams play in a variety of tournaments from late spring and through the summer. Exactly which tournaments are up to the coaches, players, and players’ parents.
Corvallis AYSO offers regular season AYSO players a chance to “tryout” for Progressive Play teams. The word “tryout” is used loosely as it is always hoped that every player who shows an interest can be placed on a team. However, the number of teams is limited by the number of parents who volunteer to be coaches.
To: all interested AYSO players who would like to improve their soccer skills by having additional touches on a soccer ball throughout the summer:
Tryouts: Friday, May 17, at 6pm. Adams Elementary.
Only soccer players that are signed up for a regular AYSO spring and fall 2013 team are eligible to participate on a Progressive Play team. Teams will be formed by age – looking to Fall age as the guideline. Players U8 – U14 are welcome to attend tryouts.
In the past Region 149 Boys Progressive Play Teams have been created per the number and level of interested players. We need coaches to volunteer for each team. Currently we only have one U14 team. Any additional teams will be formed depending on interest and volunteers to coach.
The cost to participate on a Progressive Play Team includes the uniform cost and registration for the 2 tournaments listed below $140 (jersey, shorts, 2 pairs of socks).
Season: Boys Progressive runs through the summer. Coaches will organize weekly practices ~ maybe 2x/week. (We understand that summer is often a time for families to travel, please be sure to inform your coach of any practices you may miss.) Coaches also determine which tournaments to attend. There are 2 which have we have attended in the past and are considered well organized and fun: Capital Cup in Salem, June 28-30, and Mt Hood, centered in Tigard, August 16-18.
Please bring a completed registration form and a soccer ball to the tryouts Friday evening. Thank you!
Rynda Gregory (here)
Region 149 Boys Progressive Play Coordinator
To: all interested AYSO players who would like to improve their soccer skills by having additional touches on a soccer ball throughout the summer,
Through the summer (first week in June through August), there will be “open” practices for all interested players on schedule below:
In August, an email will be sent to all players participating in the summer practices, to determine interest in joining a Region 149 Girls Progressive Play team for the Fall Season. (This schedule of practice through the summer, but play in the Fall & Spring leagues, is so that the players & families can enjoy the summer Oregon weekends, while still improving soccer skills.)
Soccer players that are signed up for a regular AYSO team are eligible to participate on a Progressive Play team also (the key word is "also" - they'll be on two teams - regular AYSO and the Progressive Play) . In the Fall, the Progressive Play teams play in the Kidsports KLASSIC soccer league, and play a seeding tournament the 2nd weekend in September, nine league games and then a season-ending tournament (through the 2nd weekend in November).
The KLASSIC soccer season starts with a "seeding" Jamboree where the teams play 4 to 6 30-minute games on the 2nd weekend in September. The results from the "seeding" Jamboree are then used to "place" the registered teams in various Leagues based on skill level (gold, silver, or bronze) and the Fall schedule determined. (This is Kidsports way to try and "balance" play and have stronger teams play stronger teams, and weaker teams play weaker teams.)
That schedule won't be available until the Wednesday of the following week. Then the team will start playing the league games on various Friday evenings, and/or Saturday and Sunday afternoons, in both Eugene/Springfield (away) and Corvallis/Philomath (home) until the end of October. In the past we have always been able to provide rides for those players that would like to play but need a ride to and from a game (especially the away games).
At the end of the league season, there is the Fall KLASSIC Tournament, a double-elimination tournament for all the League teams that choose to play.
Historically, due to everyone being so busy in the Fall, the Progressive Teams have not had any "special" Progressive Play team practices. The players have been "invited" to come to play with various other AYSO teams, but there are no "mandatory" team practices. We use the "game situations" that occur in our Fall games to talk through the situations either at half time, after the game or before the next game - for example: how to play a corner kick, how to defend a corner kick, how to defend a direct or indirect kick right outside our penalty box (holding the 18), etc.
The Progressive Play teams do not play together in the Winter (time to do other things: basketball, swimming, skiing, snowboarding, ...).
In the Spring, the teams will play in the Spring Kidsports league, and will finish the "year" playing in the Memorial Weekend tournament in Springfield, OR, and State Games of Oregon tournament in Portland the 1st weekend in June.
This past year there were 3 Region 149 Girls Progressive Play Teams – one U12 (4th-6th graders), and two U14 (7th & 8th graders). The cost to participate on a Progressive Play Team includes the uniform cost (~$35 – jersey, shorts, 2 pairs of socks), the Fall Registration fee for a kidsports team (player cost ~ $80), and the Spring Season Registration fee (player cost ~$70). The two Spring tournaments cost an additional $55 for those players & families that chose to participate (annual total ~$240).
For Fall 2013, we will again have at least both a U12G (the Thunder) and a U14G team (the Lightning) consisting of players returning from this year’s teams along with an additional interested players. Additional teams will be formed depending on interest.
Please note, it is ok to “only” come to the summer-time practices, working to “just practice to get better..." without plans or intentions of participating on a Progressive Play team in the Fall.
Please email if you have any questions,
John Williams (here)
Region 149 Girls Progressive Play Coordinator
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