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SM AYSO Eliminates Goalkeepers in All Divisions

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Sat, 04/02/2011

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." Read more »

Register Now For Spring Scrimmage Program

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Wed, 04/27/2011

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
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U10G All Stars Take Locomotion Tournament Title

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Wed, 04/27/2011

All four GU10 teams from Santa Monica participated in last weekend's 17th annual Locomotion tournament in Riverside with the All Star team taking top honors in their division.  Read more »

U10G Shooting Stars Win Area 1P League Championship

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Wed, 04/27/2011

After a finishing a hard-fought regular season 8-0, the undefeated Shooting Stars earned the right to represent Santa Monica in Area 1P’s playoff after winning the League Playoffs in a shootout with Coach J P Lomonaco’s  outstanding team, The Raging Rabbits.  The teams were evenly matched, and The Shooting Stars Coach, Joe Facenda, noted their two toughest games of the season were against The Raging Rabbits.    Read more »

Field Status Updates

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Tue, 03/15/2011

Rain is in the forecast once again this week. Even if it is not currently raining, grass fields may be closed if it has rained recently, but may also reopen after a drying out period. Be sure to check the Field Status Report prior to leaving for the fields in case conditions have changed.

Turf fields may also be closed due to environmental factors (i.e., lightning or poor air quality).

Conversely, if a field is open and you do not intend to use it, please contact the Field Scheduler at Read more »

Come Cheer For Your Friends on Sunday

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Tue, 02/01/2011

Our All-Star teams have been participating in the Area 1P Tournament, playing against our surrounding AYSO regions.  5 of our 6 All Star teams have advanced to the semi-finals.
Both the semi-finals and championships are being played on Sunday  (today - Jan. 30).
Come on out and cheer for your friends.  It's a great time for the Santa Monica AYSO community to come together and show their support.

The game times and locations are as follows: Read more »

Tell Us What You Think - 60 Second Survey

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Tue, 03/15/2011

Please take 60 seconds to complete our End of Season Survey.

Our Executive Board is meeting this week to review the Fall 2010 Season and make recommended changes/improvements for this Fall.   It  would be great to hear your thoughts about what worked and what did not in advance of that meeting.

It takes only 60 seconds!  

Select End of Season Survey under the Fall 2010 tab.

Thanks so much.

Spring Select Player Registration Now Open

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Sun, 01/16/2011

Players who have been selected for a Spring Select or All Star team should register immediately.  All fees are due by January 15.

Go to the Registration tab and select Spring 2011 Spring Select Player Registration.

As this is a continuation of the Fall 2010 season, the registration program is the same as we used for Fall 2010.  Please log in using the email address you used for Fall 2010. Read more »

Early Bird Registration Extended - TODAY ONLY!

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Fri, 01/07/2011

Due to a technical glitch that prematurely increased Fall Registration Fees a few hours early last night, we have extended the deadline until 11:59PM tonight, January 6.   So if you haven't yet registered, go do so right now! Read more »

Final chance to save $80 on Fall 2011 Regular Registration Fees & In-Person Help

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Thu, 01/06/2011

$110 Early Bird Discount Rate ends this Wednesday.  Select the Registration tab above to register now.

Many registration questions, including costs, financial assistance, who can join, can be answered by going to the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page and selecting Player Registration.

In-Person Registration Help & Financial Assistance Info: 
 This Wednesday, January 5, 2011  6pm-8pm  at Virginia Park’s Patio Room.

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