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Sunday, November 3rd, at JAMS

Spring and Turkey programs are just around the corner and we will be holding evaluations again this Sunday, November 3rd, at JAMS.

Sign up here

  1. Evaluations are held for U10 and U12 only.  The U14 coaches will be conducting their evaluations entirely during Core games.
  2. These are evaluations, NOT tryouts.  They are not the only mode of selection for our Spring program, as our coaches evaluate all players in their Core games.  Further, they are NOT mandatory.  They are, however, very helpful for our coaches.  Evaluations give our coaches an additional chance to see your child’s skills, attitude, and commitment.  As such, they are recommended for all players in U10 and U12.  While our smaller numbers last weekend were incredibly helpful for both the coaches, who got to see players in a different way than the usual evaluations, and for the players who got an additional chance to shine, we’d love to see everyone out this weekend.
  3. Your child will be evaluated in his or her Core games by our All Star and Spring coaches.  While our coaches will have the names and numbers of ALL players in the division and are welcome to talk to and select any player based on performance in the Core program, you can ensure that coaches pay attention by registering your interest for Spring.

Even if you have attended or plan to attend an evaluation session, click here to register your interest in our tournament program. You can also indicate which program, Spring, Turkey, or Both, your child is interested in.

We will be holding evaluations according to the following schedule this Sunday:

  • B10 – 2 PM (check in at 1:30 PM)

  • G10 – 3 PM (check in at 2:30 PM)

  • B12 and G12 – 4 PM (check in at 3:15 PM)

We will open check ins a bit earlier for B12 and G12 as we expect larger numbers given the dual time slot.  Please ensure your child has water, shin guards, and a ball.

 

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2019 Soccer Fun Day

FOOD • GAMES • TEAM PHOTOS • TOURNAMENT

Sunday October 13th, 2019

Location: Clover Park, 2600 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Parking is available at the Watt Parking Lot off of 28th and Ocean Park.

Soccer Fun Day is a wonderful community event and fundraiser for Santa Monica AYSO. Net proceeds from the event support our Financial Aid and diversity programs.

PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO VOLUNTEER FOR SOCCER FUN DAY  ON THE SIGN UP GENIUS LINK.

THIS GREAT COMMUNITY EVENT FOR THE KIDS TAKES A VILLAGE TO GET DONE AND EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS!

Click here to volunteer!

Soccer Fun Day Times

Key Locations

  • Pictures will be taken in “the Pit” at the far SW end of the park.
  • 5v5 Tournament check-in is near the tennis courts at SW side of park.
  • The carnival is located in the SW part of the park.

Join us for a day full of Fun, Food, Games, Team Photos & 5v5 Soccer Tournament at Clover Park!

Everyone is invited to bring food to donate to the bake sale. Please bring it to Clover park first thing in the morning.

5 vs 5 Tournament

BLAIR RENSHAW MEMORIAL 5-A-SIDE TOURNAMENT
Join us for an exciting 5-A-Side Tournament for U10, U12, & U14 regular season teams that begins at 9am.  We expect all of the teams to participate in the tournament. It is a fun tournament and a great experience for players at any level.

Tournament rules

Carnival Booths


The Lower Clover Park area, “the Pit” is where you’ll find lots of fun carnival style games, like “Soccer Shoot Out”, “Sack Races” and of course the “Prize Booth!”

Every team is responsible for helping staff the booths.

Tickets

Tickets are $1.00 each for snacks & games.  Accepted Payment: Cash, Visa, MC, AMEX, Discover.  All Sales are Final.

All Day, Game Booth Wrist Band is $30.00 or Two Wrist Bands for $55.  This includes a game card, and AYSO lanyard. You can recycle your lanyards at the Ticket Booth

Team Photos

Photo schedule

All teams will be having their group and individual photos taken at the event.  We will be posting the photo schedule early to help you prepare for your day at the park.

The order form will be posted on this website.  If you would like to order calendars, magnets, trading cards & more – all starring your player, then please print and bring the bonus item order form with you.

Volunteers

Helping out at this event is really fun! There are lots of ways you can help, including Set-Up, Take-Down and special jobs like, Truck Driver, Ice Runner, Food Manager, Bake Sale Manager and helping out in the Volunteer Booth.  All teams are required to provide 4-6 parents to cover a 2-hour shift in one of the Game or Food Booths. EXTRA teams are encouraged to volunteer in the AYSO info booth.  Students can earn Community Service Credit.  Contact your division’s Soccer Fun Day (Formerly the PIP Lead), or your Team Manager or Division Commissioner for more info.

Please contact SFD@ayso20.org if you have a contact for donations or another area of interest to you that would be helpful to the event). You can also sign up for individual booths, setup, take down, etc.

Donations

We can always use donations or discounts to help reduce the cost of the event.  Bob’s Market, Niki’s Sports and Treats Frozen Yogurt are always very generous. If you have a contact that may be interested in helping us out please email us at SFD@ayso20.org

This year we are looking for a Gatorade or Powerade type donor, Items for the Prize Booth, Baked Goods for the Bake Sale booth, Fruit, Water and items that we typically rent, like walkie talkies, tables, chairs, and pop-ups.

Pass It On

The Pass It On program is a gear swap for AYSO players. If you have gently used gear bring it to the picnic and drop it off at the Pass It On booth. Players are encouraged to come by and shop for gear.
All remaining items are donated.

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Registration is open!

The 2019 Fall season opens on Saturday, September 7th. Registration for Fall 2019 is now open.

DivisionDatesFee
7U-19UAugust 1, - November 1, 2019 $365
5U & 6UStarting May 1, 2018 $195
VIPStarting May 1, 2018 $150

Fall dates

EventDate
Monday night Open TrainingBeginning Monday, September 16th

Financial assistance is available

IMPORTANT NOTE: Financial aid decisions are being handled differently as of January 1, 2019.  Everyone must re-apply for financial aid, even if you have received financial aid in the past.

Complete the FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION

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We need volunteer Referees!

Without quality, trained referees, our children cannot play this game they love so much, and what better vantage point to watch a game from than center field! For such a small investment of your time, you can become a great referee, even with no prior soccer knowledge at all! You will be getting great exercise, feel great, and be helping your children and their peers to have a great soccer experience to boot!

First Step: Register as a volunteer with AYSO

If you are interested in volunteering as a referee, you must first be registered as a volunteer with AYSO. To do this you need to go to inLeague and register (or re-register) as a volunteer.  Go to “Player and Volunteer Registration,” and then “User Accounts and Volunteer Registration,” and get your MY2019 up to date! Once this is done a background check will be performed by “Sterling Volunteers.”

Second Step: Sign up for a referee course !!!

“FOR WOMEN ONLY”–We will be having a Regional Referee course for women only (that means YOU, mothers and daughters (12+y/o) of Region 20 !)— taught by the best (female) instructors in Area 1/P!  The class will be held in Beverly Hills, August 18th, from 9:15-4:30 (lunch will be served).   Come out and meet other female referees, share their stories and knowledge, and become certified to referee our kids!   To register and for more information go to www.AYSOU.org

“Regional Referee Course” or “Reg Ref On-Line Companion Course” (the two (2) “basic” referee course options) in Santa Monica are listed at AYSOU;  you can find a  list of local offerings on the “Upcoming Referee Training Schedule”  link.

  • “Regional Referee Course”–a full day course(two opportinities so far)
    • Aug 24th, 9am-3pm, at Reed Park Auditorium, Santa Monica (7th and Wilshire). Lunch will be served
    • Aug 31, 9am-3pm, Reed Park Auditorium (just added!)
  • “Regional Referee On-Line Companion Course”–A shorter in-class session, but requires mandatory completion of an on-line referee course as a “prerequisite.”
    • September 4th, 6pm-10pm, at Marine Park Auditorium.

To Upgrade: For current referees that want to upgrade to the Intermediate or Advanced certification Area 1/P will be holding classes in Beverly Hills over the weekend of August 24-25.  They are also listed at the above link.

To sign up for either of the classes you will need to go to www.AYSOU.org  In the meantime, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to become a volunteer referee.

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Summer Soccer Camps

This year Region 20 with its partner Coerver Coaching will be hosting several soccer camps throughout the Summer months. The week long summer camps will complete the 3-phase training curriculum for the AYSO calendar year which included Monday Night Open Training (MOT), Spring Skills & Clinics and now our Summer Soccer Camps.

Sign up at www.coerversanfernando.com

Ages Groups U5 to U14
1st   camp  17th – 21st of June
2nd  camp  15th – 19th of July
3rd  camp   12th – 16th of August

Clover Park
2600 Ocean Park Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Sign up here

 

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SIGN UP TO BE A YOUTH REFEREE (REFS AGES 11+)

Youth Referee Class: Pacific Palisades
Sunday May, 19th

How to sign up

There are 5 steps that need to happen BEFORE the class on May 19. (It’s not as complicated as you think/it looks with the step-by-step instructions below).

Step 1

Register your youth referee with Region 20 inLeague as an AYSO “youth volunteer” for Region 20 (this is different than registering them as a “player”).

  • Go to https://inleague.ayso20.org
  • Login using your adult login
  • Click on “Player and Volunteer Registration”
  • Under “User Accounts and Volunteer Registration” you would click “Add New User”
  • Add your youth volunteer (needs their own email address and their own password—these will be used when they are trying to self-schedule for referee slots in the Fall)
  • Complete the registration process for them as a volunteer for region 20
  • When asked for “Volunteer Role” please click “Youth Referee” (NOT “Referee”)

Step 2

Register your youth referee as a Youth Volunteer with www.eayso.org (National AYSO) for MY2018. (not MY2019)

  • Go to www.eayso.org
    Click on “Create an Account”. (Don’t log-in/enter your own email and password if you have one)
    Click “I am new to AYSO and want to volunteer”
    Click “I want to do my part as an AYSO youth volunteer”   Click “Next”
    Next page you will enter the youth’s info as asked (first name, last name, phone)—make sure you are consistent with the names used (careful with spelling, don’t mix in nick names, shortened names, etc.) especially when you go to sign up for classes later on AYSOU—be sure to use the same name(s)
    For instance, don’t mix up “Mike and Michael” or “Bob and Robert” between the websites
    Be consistent with the eAYSO registration and the AYSOU account–which you did in the first step
  • Next page you will set up the eAYSO account (again, you will use this same info later for when you go to AYSOU.org to create an account and then sign up for classes)
    • Information: the child’s email, set up a password, confirm it, select a secret question, secret answer
  • Next page you choose the Region: state, city
    • Choose “California” and “Santa Monica”
  • Next page you will choose/confirm the “Region”
    • Choose “Region 20-Santa Monica”
  • Next page you will fill out more personal info about the child
    • Have they played for ayso?
    • First name, last name, street address, phone, gender, birthdate, email
    • Also, here you will fill out Emergency Contact information (you?)
  • Next page you will choose Volunteer Job
    • Choose “Youth Referee”
  • Next: Parent Info. Fill it out
  • Next, a Concussion Info sheet. At the bottom you click “Continue”
  • Next, an Agreement. Check a few boxes. At the bottom you click “Continue”
    • You the parent
    • Disclaimer
  • Now you are brought to a Personal Info page (the youth’s info), that is filled out form for you to review and electronically sign
    • First you check a box that you agree to use an electronic signature
    • Then you type your name into the yellow box
    • Make sure to then scroll down all the way to the bottom of this page.
    • At bottom click “Continue”
  • Another “Please Review” page. Scroll down and at bottom click “Submit”
  • Next, you’re brought to a “Region Info” page. At the bottom click “Continue”
  • Next you are shown that ‘you have completed the application’ and you are told to print a copie(s) of the application.
  • But wait, there’s a couple more things to do:
    • You should click on the name of your child (in blue?) and you’ll be shown a copy of the app to print (and/or save to your desktop)
    • If you are routed away from this page, get back to it and at the bottom see and click the “Completed” button. THIS IS KEY!!!
  • Note:  YOU WILL BE BROUGHT TO the eAYSO TITLE PAGE THAT SAYS: “Welcome Jane Doe”
    Do NOT click any buttons here, even though it looks like you should (i.e. the “New Youth Volunteer” button)
    JUST SIGN OUT (upper right corner)

Step 3

Sign up for the Regional Referee class to be held on May 19th:

  • Go to www.aysou.org
  • Login using your youth referee login that you just created with the email and password used for eayso (NOT your own account)
  • Click on “My Courses”
  • Click on “Instructor Led Courses”
  • Click on “Referee Instructor Led Courses”
  • Click on “Regional Referee Course”
  • Click on “Register” for “Regional Referee Course – 1/P/0069 Pacific Palisades CA Sunday, May 19, 2019”

Step 4

Do the online training for Safe Haven (do this before May 19th):
You should receive an email from AYSO-U Training confirming registration.

  • Login to www.aysou.org using youth referee login email and password (very important to get credit)
    Click on “My Courses”
    Click on “AYSO’s Safe Haven”
    Take the Safe Haven Course (about 20-30 minutes)

Do the online training for CDC Concussion course (do this before May 19th):

  • Login to aysou.org using youth referee login email and password (very important to get credit)
    Click on “My Courses”
    Click on “CDC Concussion course”
    Take the CDC Concussion course (about 20-30 minutes)
     

Step 5

Come to class with:

  • Having completed the FOUR steps described above
    Comfortable clothing including shoes (some training will be outside)
    Sunscreen/sun protection (some training will be outside)
    Pencil/pen
    Ready to learn
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Ready for Spring Break?

Region 20 with its partner Coerver Coaching SFV will be hosting a week-long soccer camp during spring break. The soccer camp is open to all 5U to 16U (2003-2014) kids and will be hosted at Lincoln Middle School, located at 1501 California Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403, starting from April 8-11. If you enjoyed the training that our kids received as part of the Core season’s, “Monday Optional Training, (MOT),” then come support our spring camp. The camp will be led by Brett Vorster, the owner of Coerver SFV, and has taken a special interest in helping our region obtain a consistent coaching curriculum. These types of camps can be a huge success with the development of your child coming in to the next season. It will give them the confidence that is necessary to play this great game of soccer as well as help make friends for the upcoming season and its FUN. You can register for this camp at, https://www.coerversanfernando.com/

Ages
5u-16U (2003-2014)

Clover Park
2600 Ocean Park Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Times  
Full day is 9 AM to 3 PM
Half day is 9 AM to 12 PM

Cost
Full Day 9-3pm – $300/player
Half Day 9-12 – $200/player

  • Multi- family discount is available
  • Each Player will receive a Coerver T-shirt
  • Each player is responsible for their own lunch
  • Early drop offs are available / Register Today

Registration

https://www.coerversanfernando.com/

For additional information questions etc., please contact Brett Vorster at (818) 442-4359

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity for some meaningful spring break fun!

 

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2019 Extra Tryouts

FIRST GIRLS OPEN TRYOUT: SUNDAY, MARCH 3/10

FIRST BOYS OPEN TRYOUT: SUNDAY, MARCH 3/17

SECOND GIRLS AND BOYS OPEN TRYOUT: SUNDAY, MARCH 3/24

Location:  John Adams Middle School 2425 16th Street, 90405

Tryouts are open to all players.  ​To register your player for EXTRA tryouts click HERE or go to :  Inleague => Events => Events List => 2019 Extra Tryouts.  

Please arrive at the field 30 minutes before the tryout time to sign in and warm up.  Make sure your player is dressed in soccer attire:

  1. A white jersey or white t-shirt;  NO EXTRA OR SPRING JERSEYS PLEASE
  2. Shin guards
  3. Cleats or turf shoes

Also bring:

  1. water bottle -WATER ONLY AT JAMS 
  2. appropriately sized ball marked with players name in permanent marker
  3. Medical Release form signed by you in BLUE OR RED INK.  YOU MUST FILL OUT THE FORM LEGIBLY AND COMPLETELY.  To print out the form click HERE or go to: InLeague => Player and Volunteer Registration => Print Medical Release

Separate Goal Keeper tryouts will be held immediately after age group tryouts.

We need volunteers!  If you are able, the Sign Up Genius link is HERE.  Thanks for your help!

FIRST GIRLS OPEN TRYOUT SUNDAY, MARCH 3/10

IMPORTANT: TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE PENDING FINAL ASSIGNMENT OF SPRING FIELD PERMITS

Birth YearDivisionSIgn InTryout Time
201010u1:30pm2pm
200911u1:30pm2pm
200812u3:00pm3:30pm
2007
13u3:00pm3:30pm
200614u1:30pm2pm

FIRST BOYS OPEN TRYOUT SUNDAY MARCH 3/17

IMPORTANT: TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE PENDING FINAL ASSIGNMENT OF SPRING FIELD PERMITS

Birth YearDivsionSign InTryout
201010u1:30pm2:00pm
200911u1:30pm2:00pm
200812u3:00pm3:30pm
200713u3:00pm3:30pm
200614u1:30 pm2:00pm

SECOND GIRLS AND BOYS OPEN TRYOUT SUNDAY MARCH 3/24

Birth YearDivsionSign InTryout
2010G1012:00pm12:30pm
2009G1112:00pm12:30pm
2008G121:30pm2:00pm
2007G131:30pm2:00pm
2006G1412:00pm12:30pm

CALL BACK TRYOUTS  TBD

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10U-14U Region 20 Playoffs

When: December 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th  – See the playoff brackets

Where:

  • 10U-Airport Park and Clover Park (“the Pit” and East field)
  • 12U-Clover Park (Main-Center) and Lincoln Middle School
  • 14U-Jams

What: Four days of exciting end-of-season Region 20 Playoffs with winners (and maybe wild-card teams) moving on to Area 1-P League Champions Playoffs. Area 1-P Champions will then advance to Section 1 Playoffs.

Referees

We need referee volunteers to sign up for games over the next two weekends. The PLAYOFF intensity will be a bit higher than regular season, so we will ask that referees bring their “A-game” to these matches. The Region reserves the right to assign/move referees to/from certain games. We ask that referees sign up for games that they are certified/qualified to officiate (and comfortable with that level of play).

  • 10U—CR’s/AR’s must be Regional Referee certified or above
  • 12U—CR’s should be Intermediate Referee certified (or Intermediate Candidates) or above; AR’s must be Regional Referee or above
  • 14U—CR’s should be Advanced Referee certified (or Advanced Candidates) or above; AR’s should be Intermediate Referee or above (preferably).
  • “Pool Play” G14 games may end in a tie.
  • “Bracket Play” games must have a winner. If game ends in a tie (draw) go straight to KFTPM; for Championship games there will be Extra Time (see below)
  • Championship Games will go to two equal periods of Extra Time (2 x 5′) if regulation play ends in a tie. If the score is still tied at the end of Extra Time, then the match will go to KFTPM.
  • For an easy-to-use scorecard for keeping track of your KFTPM, try this helpful tool: http://www.mvsra.org/Kicks%20from%20the%20Penalty%20Mark%20scorecard.pdf

Playoff Rules

Playoff Playing Time and Policies

Regulation Time Playing Policies  (see Extra Time “Overtime” policy below)

U9 & U10: (no change from regular season)

Playing time:  3/4 rule applies to all players on the team (no one plays the entire game unless everyone else has played 3 quarters).  No one shall play goalkeeper for more than half the game. Any player that does play two quarters as goalkeeper must also play the other two quarters on the field.  Adherence to the playing time policy is the responsibility of the Coach, not the Referee nor the Assistant Referee.  Any violation of the playing time policy will result in a (post-game) forfeit against the offending team.  Players arriving after the game has begun shall be played as follows:  A player arriving only prior to the “2nd quarter” must play a minimum of 2 quarters of the game.  A player arriving only prior to the “3rd quarter” must play a minimum of one quarter of the game.  A player arriving only prior to the “4th quarter” is not required to play.  These are MINIMUM playing times.  A coach may choose to play a late arriving player more than the minimum.

U12: (no change from regular season)

Playing time:  3/4 rule applies to all players on the team (no one plays the entire game unless everyone else has played 3 quarters). No player shall play goalkeeper for more than two quarters.  In the event that a team has less than 12 players at a particular game AND a player plays as goalkeeper for two quarters, that player must play the other two quarters on the field.  Adherence to the playing time policy is the responsibility of the Coach, not the Referee nor the Assistant Referee.  Any violation of the playing time policy will result in a (post-game) forfeit against the offending team.  Players arriving after the game has begun shall be played as follows:  A player arriving only prior to the “2nd quarter” must play a minimum of 2 quarters of the game.  A player arriving only prior to the “3rd quarter” must play a minimum of one quarter of the game.  A player arriving only prior to the “4th quarter” is not required to play.  These are MINIMUM playing times.  A coach may choose to play a late arriving player more than the minimum.

U14: (no change from regular season)

Playing time:  3/4 rule applies to all players on the team (no one plays the entire game unless everyone else has played 3 quarters).  Adherence to the playing time policy is the responsibility of the Coach, not the Referee nor the Assistant Referee.  Any violation of the playing time policy will result in a (post-game) forfeit against the offending team.  Players arriving after the game has begun shall be played as follows:  A player arriving only prior to the “2nd quarter” must play a minimum of 2 quarters of the game.  A player arriving only prior to the “3rd quarter” must play a minimum of one quarter of the game.  A player arriving only prior to the “4th quarter” is not required to play.  These are MINIMUM playing times.  A coach may choose to play a late arriving player more than the minimum.  Any player may play as goalkeeper any number of “quarters”.  However, it is highly recommended that if a player plays ¾ of the game as goalkeeper, that player should also play on the field for ¼ of the game.

IF THE GAME IS TIED AFTER REGULATION TIME:

Pool Play (G14’s) games: can end in a tie.

Regular Bracket Play games: if tied at the end of Regulation Time, go straight to KFTPM

For Finals (all Divisions): if tied at the end of Regulation Time, then go to two equal periods (duration of 2 x 5′) of Extra Time.

Extra Time (“Overtime”) Playing Time Requirements:  all players on the team shall play at least 50% of the two periods of Extra Time.  There are NO goalkeeper restrictions in the overtime period.

Kicks From The Penalty Mark (KFTPM):  Any player on the team may take part in the Initial Group of Five Kicks From the Mark (NOT only those players on the field at the end of regulation or overtime).  No player shall be allowed to take a second kick until all players on the team have taken their first kick.

Despite the added pressure of playoffs, please remember to respect the officials, control your sideline and let the players play.  Have fun and good luck to all.

If your team does not advance but has the opportunity to play a consolation game, please participate and let your kids get an extra game in. There is no substitute for game experience.