Fall Registration Open

Outdoor Soccer Registration Fall 2024



Winter Indoor Soccer Season - Nov - Dec, 2024

Registration Opens in October 2024

Season Nov-Dec Overview

3rd/4th Grade Division (Girls | Boys) || 5th/6th Grade Division (Girls | Boys) || 7th/8th Grade Division (Girls | Boys)

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 other times in the week. 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.

Register (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).

NOTICE: this year we are building activity groups based on the divisions above, 14-20 players show up and split into teams, then play a game. Each group would have a referee and at least one team leader to help with substitutions.
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).

NEW Volunteers (Referees & Team Manager/Coach): During player registration, we are asking for volunteer indication. Once we know the team framework, we will indicate that the individual needs to register as a volunteer. This saves us the cost of a potential Background Check and it saves you the hassle of registering before we know you are needed.

EXISTING Volunteers (Referees & Team Manager/Coach): Please register as a volunteer online in Sports Connect, if your account is not tied to your player, ensure the helper/volunteer spot in the player registration form has your name so we can connect the dots. You will not need to go through the background check process again.

FAQ

  • What is the cost for the AYSO Indoor season?
  • $50/player all paid online by Credit Card after you are placed with a group. No scholarships are available for this program. NOTICE: Sports Connect charges $2.75 per credit card transaction, so for one player, it could be $52.75. NOTICE: Players that have not played with AYSO this School Year will need to pay the AYSO membership fee of $20 that is non-refundable.

  • Can we play up a division?
    Please select the division you want your player in. Players in a lower division that are not appropriate in that division, will be moved up.

  • What is the refund policy?
    We cannot guarantee that a division will have enough players for teams, if that is the case and we cannot place your player, your credit card will be refunded the full program cost. Players dropping after placement, but before activities, will be charged a non-refundable fee. Players dropping after playing, cannot be refunded. Please fill out the refund request form (here).

  • Are there practices?
    No. For the indoor season, there are no practices. Typically, managers will organize the teams a few minutes before the activity and do a brief (4 minute) kick around.

  • How many activities will each team play?
    Each group will be scheduled to play 6 activities during the season.

  • I currently coach. Can I sign up and keep my team intact for the indoor season?
    We would love to have you coach your child's indoor team. You will not, however, be able to keep your outdoor team intact for the indoor season. AYSO will be forming new teams from individuals who register to play. We adhere to the AYSO philosophy of creating balanced teams to ensure fairness for all.

  • How long are the activities?
    36 minutes.

  • Are scholarships available?
    We are not be able to provide scholarships for indoor.

  • Are special shoes required?
    INDOOR SOCCER SHOES or TURF SHOES are REQUIRED for 6th - 8th graders.
    Court shoes are allowed for all others.
    For safety reasons NO RUNNING SHOES are allowed.

  • How do managers and referees learn about differences between outdoor play and indoor play and the Corvallis Sports Park rules and operating the time clock?
    We will offer some brief training for managers and updates for referees before the start of the first activities.

 

Quick Rules Sheet

Activities: 18 minute halves w/ 1 minute half

  • 7 vs. 7, free substitutions.

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

Indoor Soccer Field

OUT OF PLAY / RESTART:

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

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

OTHER RULES:

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

FREE KICKS

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

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

INDOOR FOULS

  • All outdoor fouls for the age group (including heading rule).
  • NO Two hands against the wall (to push off).
  • NO Deliberate or Out of Control Sliding.
  • NO Punting or Drop Kick.
  • NO Jumping Over Wall.
  • NO Playing on the Ground (no playing while any other part of the body besides feet are on the ground).

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

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

CARDS:

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

Typical Activity Day

Activity Day Gear: The sports park will have a bag with soccer balls and pinnies for players, stored at the front desk. One bag will be for 3rd - 6th, the other bag will be 7th-8th.

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

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

Team Managers: Bring a printing of your roster (here), the referee could have a roster for you (use the roster for sub/player tracking); if you are the first activity, or the team before you uses different size soccer balls, ask the front desk to check for the activity day bag for your size; gather your players in the waiting area by the benches (or on the field if the referee is present); check player equipment on arrival and note them in your roster; enter the field with your team after the prior activity clock is done (about 5min before your start time according to the field clock); figure out a team box to the west and place your equipment, after the other team is out of the box; talk with the other team manager, find the pinnies, and decide who will wear them; indicate positions to players (1 GK (use a rotation if needed), 2 defenders, 2 midfield (your energizer bunnies), 2 forwards, remainder to box), give the goal keeper a unique color pinnie; after activity start, do on the fly substitutions (players should only sit out for 6min at a time), and mark the subs in the roster; I use a method where I sub a player every 2min (w/ 3subs) or every 3min (w/ 2subs); at half YOU HAVE 1MIN, swap the goal keeper (if they want to stay in the position, press them to play the field), and do your 1 sub; at the end of the activity, gather all the player items from the team box and leave the field, we have little time between activities.

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

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

Questions?