Announcements Archive

  • 06/03/2011 - 3:48pm

    In what can only be described as a team effort, the boys U12 All-Stars won first place at the prestigious Top Gun Tournament in Mira Mesa over the Memorial Day weekend.  The team, comprised of Finley Ben-Dayan, Alonzo Campos, Luca Canny, Juan Castillo, Ethan Chasen, Lucas Donoso, Vaughn Gemeiner, Sammy Grossman, Finn Jantzen, Oscar Lopez, Will Wisen, and Ian Friedman (sidelined due to an earlier injury), and led by Coaches Rodrigo Donoso and Paul Canny, came together in their final tournament and displayed incredible soccer.  During the entire 3-day tournament, the boys cruised to 4 shut-out victories, allowed only 2 goals and were led in scoring by five different players. more

  • 06/03/2011 - 3:46pm

    The GU10 All-Star team soared to victory at the prestigious Top Gun tournament, held over Memorial Day weekend in Mira Mesa, CA.  Under the command of dedicated coaches Adam "Wolfman" Jensen and Stephen "Cougar" Cooper, the best of the best proved to be no match for the well-oiled Santa Monica squad who finished their season with a record of 35 wins, 6 losses, and 2 ties.  Over the course of the 3-day tournament, they earned 5 shutout victories, allowed just 4 goals, and saw goals scored by all 6 of the players in regular rotation at midfield and forward -- a true testament to the value of teamwork. more

  • 06/03/2011 - 3:45pm

    After being bested at Moorpark's Apricot Jam tournament by Area 1P rivals Beverly Hills and Pacific Palisades (who placed second and third respectively), and being knocked out of medal contention in that tournament's gold flight, the GU10 All-Stars were eager to experience the sweet taste of victory again at Camarillo's Strawberry Cup.  more

  • 06/03/2011 - 3:39pm

    The Santa Monica AYSO U10 Boys 9 year old team took first place in its flight at the 2011 Strawberry Cup in Camarillo on May 22.  After 3 strong games in pool play - marked by goals from 9 different players - the Saints jumped to a 2-0 lead in the championship game before conceding two late goals to Carpinteria to go to overtime.  After a tough battle, the game came down to penalty kicks, which were won 3-2 after Carpinteria's last shot was deflected off the post by gutsy keeper and tournament MVP Diego Lopez.  From left:  Ernesto Gonzalez, Coach Randy Banchik, Ryan Banchik, Aidan Quinn, Milo Chemla, Konnor Paris, Mason Lee, Diego Lopez, Brett Edwards, Max Canny, Coach Michael Flood, Sean Guevara-Flood. more

  • 05/16/2011 - 9:57am

    Girls Under-10 Team Forrest, the Santa Monica Saints Over-Here, swept the table May 1 at the Apricot Jam (Silver Division) to take home the winner's trophy. This is a team that came within a point of playing in the medal bracket at Locomotion earlier in the season, and which has earned a reputation of "bringing it" to tournament play. This includes the 10-game Palos Verdes league, where despite the challenge of playing first-pick teams in the Gold Division every week, they never quit on a game and thrived on adversity. more

  • 05/16/2011 - 9:49am

    SM AYSO will hold its monthly Executive Board meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Monday (5/16/11) at Spitfire Grill across the street from Airport Park. In addition to normal board business, there will be discussion and decisions made on whether the Extra program will be implemented this coming Fall and, if so, what form it might take. We welcome your input and attendance at this meeting. If you cannot attend and have questions or comments, please feel free to email them to more

  • 04/14/2011 - 2:40pm

    The girls U10 All-Star team, coached by Adam Jensen and Stephen Cooper, entered the 2011 Founder's Cup Tournament on a roll. They placed first in their division at Riverside's Locomotion Tournament, first in their division at Thousand Oaks' Pot O' Gold Tournament, and are atop the standings in the Gold Division of Palos Verdes' Spring Select League as the only undefeated team. In Saturday's pool play, they found themselves pitted against some familiar teams from the PV Spring Select league -- the San Pedro Bees and the Palos Verdes Dynamite, as well as a new team from Balboa Park. more

  • 04/14/2011 - 8:29am

    Coach Sammy Romo's Spring Select team won gold in the Founders Cup Championship in the GU12 Division!

    This weekend, the girls expertise at trapping balls, playing in space, maximizing passing lanes, and--most of all--playing fair but physical soccer ensured that they would not be denied the medal. In the championship final, the two teams combined for three yellow cards, a rarity in GU12 matches. Refusing to be intimidated by the physical nature of the match, the Saints prevailed 2-0. Overall, the team went 5-0 over the two day period outscoring their opponents 13-5. more

  • 04/01/2011 - 11:59am

    In a unanimous decision, the Executive Board voted this morning to remove Goalkeepers from all divisions in all games. Citing AYSO National research, Asst. Regional Commissioner Guido Davis Del Piccolo noted that " are more likely to shoot often when there's no goalkeeper. With a goalkeeper there, they become apprehensive, looking for the perfect shot that they are unable to achieve with a goalkeeper in the way." more

  • 03/28/2011 - 2:07pm

    We are pleased to once again offer a Spring Scrimmage program to all SM AYSO U8, U10, U12 & U14 players that are NOT on a Spring Select team. This year we have expanded the program to include all U8 players.  This is a program designed to give interested kids a chance to play more soccer and to grow their skills. The co-ed program will take place in a fun and pressure-free environment. Each 1 hour 45 minute session will consist of skills, training and playing scrimmage games. 

    Starting this Saturday (April 2), the program runs from 9am-10:45am every Saturday through Saturday, May 21, except April 16 due to SMMUSD Spring Break. The cost of the program is $40 and includes a free t-shirt.

    To register your child, go to the Spring Scrimmage 2011 Player Registration page under the Registration tab above.

    Thank you in advance for making this a fun program for the kids! We look forward to seeing you on Saturday.

    Steve Ladanyi                                              Jeffrey Safrit                                                                                       
    Spring Scrimmage Program Coordinator    Assistant Regional Commissioner, Spring