Spring Skills & Scrimmages

Santa Monica AYSO Spring Skills and Scrimmages Program
Open to all players born 2009 to 2018!

April 16 to June 11, 2023 at 1:30pm (no session on Memorial Day Weekend)

John Adams Middle School, 2425 16th St, Santa Monica, CA 90405

8 sessions – $100 for players born in 2016-2018, $150 for players born in 2015 and earlier

AYSO Santa Monica is excited to offer a brand-new program for players across a range of ages to improve and refine their soccer skills and development. The Spring Skills and Scrimmages program will take place for eight weeks, every Sunday at 1:30pm from April 16 to June 11 at John Adams Middle School.

The sessions will be led by professional coaches/trainers and will provide lessons developed with our partners at Coerver Coaching, based on their “First Skills” and “Performance Academy”programs. The curriculum will focus on building skilled and confident players at every age by emphasizing ball mastery, foundational and game-relevant skills, and creativity.

Younger players will meet for about 60 minutes per session. The first 30 minutes will be focused on skill building activities and mini-games coordinated by professional trainers. This will be followed by 30 minutes of scrimmages where players can have fun, reinforce skills, and gain confidence.

Players born in 2015 and earlier will meet for 90 minutes, with skill building lessons and games of 60 minutes, followed by 30 minutes of scrimmage play.

This is a great opportunity to build player skills ahead of the AYSO Core or Extra team season that will open in September of 2023.

Come join us to experience professional soccer training with AYSO, the oldest national youth soccer program in the United States!


AYSO Region 20 Extra Tryouts

Sunday February 5th

BOYS 2010/2011/2014 (including 2015 players wishing to play in the 2014 division)
Check In begins at 8:30 AM; TRYOUTS from 9 – 10:15 AM

GIRLS 2010/2011/2014 (including 2015 players wishing to play in the 2014 division)
Check in begins at 10 AM; TRYOUTS from 10:30 – 11:45 AM

BOYS 2012/2013
Check in begins at 11:30 AM; TRYOUTS from 12 – 1:15 PM

GIRLS 2012/2013
Check in begins at 1 PM; TRYOUTS from 1:30 to 2:45 PM

Saturday February 11th

BOYS 2010/2011/2014 (including 2015 players wishing to play in the 2014 division)
Check in begins at 8:15 AM; TRYOUTS from 8:45 to 10 AM

GIRLS 2010/2011/2014 (including 2015 players wishing to play in the 2014 division)
Check in begins at 9:30 AM; TRYOUTS from 10 to 11:15 AM

BOYS 2012/2013
Check in begins at 10:45 AM; TRYOUTS from 11:15 to 12:30 PM

GIRLS 2012/2013
Check in begins at 12 PM; TRYOUTS from 12:30 to 1:45 PM

Location: John Adams Middle School 2425 16th Street, 90405 (AKA: JAMS)


Monday night Open Training


MOT brings a combination of professional soccer trainers’ sponsor by Coerver helping to train our children in the fundamentals of soccer while they build community with players across teams. This program is OPEN TO REGISTERED REGION 20 BOYS & GIRLS with a 2018 (5U) to 2007 (16U) birth year. The program extends for 8 weeks during the core season and is included in your registration……in other words…it is FREE! We will be organizing the players into smaller 8-week training pods/communities, so space is limited. You can register to secure your spot using the link below. Once you’ve entered your inLeague credentials, the link should direct you to the event that has been setup for registration. Select “Monday Night Opening Training (MOT),” click on the player(s) name and let us know if she/he are attending. ITS THAT EASY! If the link does not direct you to the registration event, simply login to your inLeague registration account, select the “Events” tab and follow the instructions above. Walk-ons are welcome but we encourage everyone to register ahead of time to help us organize the training pods and number of training coaches. (You only need to register once). This year there will be a free giveaway for the first 150 players of the 5:45-6:45 session and 100 players of the 7:00-8:30 session that attend the 9/26/22 event. Supplies are limited and will be distributed at check-in, so plan accordingly. (Only one giveaway item per player. An online registration does not guarantee a giveaway item).


WHO? All registered Region 20 players born 2018-2007

WHAT?  Free training by guest professional coaches

WHEN? STARTS THIS MONDAY NIGHT 09/26/22 – See the time schedule below based on age groups


TIME:  PLEASE NOTE: You may come and leave at any time during your assigned time slot.

Registration 5:15-5:45
5:45PM to 6:45PM – 5U (2018), 6U (2017), 7U (2016), 8U (2015), 9U (2014), 10U (2013) girls and boys

Registration 6:30-7:00
7:00PM to 8:30PM – 11U/12U (2012)/(2011) girls and boys (including ISPE students)

7:00PM to 8:30PM – 13U/14U (2010)/(2009) girls and boys (including ISPE students)

7:00PM to 8:30PM – 16U (2008) (2007) girls and boys (including ISPE students)

Here is what you need to bring:

  1. A soccer ball for your child, marked with his or her name on it in permanent ink.
  2. Water for your child. (Water ONLY is enforced at JAMS)
  3. Shin guards for your child

COACHES – We highly recommend that all coaches attend the trainings to observe.  This is your chance to observe another trainer working with your players’ age group.

PARENTS – We kindly request that you wait for your child off the field.  If you will be dropping your child off, please be on time to pick them up. 

If your child is interested in becoming a better player AND would like the opportunity to make new friends, we hope you will consider adjusting your busy schedules to allow them to attend.




Spring and Turkey evaluations are Sunday November 6


Spring Select and All Star coaches will select the strongest players from the region who really want to play soccer and will make a commitment to the team for the duration of the spring season.  Spring Select and All Star teams will work together and play tournaments from January or February until May or June. Selected players from divisions U10 and above, who have met our attendance standards for the Fall Season and intend to continue with us for the following Fall, are eligible to participate.
(Upper Division Spring teams must wait until the end of the high school season to begin their spring tournaments).  We encourage as many teams as there are qualified coaches and committed players.


The Turkey Tournament take place over Thanksgiving weekend. 10U players and above are eligible to participate. All teams have games on Friday and Saturday; some also have games on Sunday. 

Turkey Tournament players will be selected at the end of October and the teams will be announced in the first week of November. Turkey team coaches will select players from the Fall Skills/Scrimmage (APO) program. The children of our most active volunteers will be given special consideration. Participation in the APO Program is not a free pass to a Turkey, All Star or Spring team. Likewise, players who have not participated in APO Program are still eligible to play in the tournaments.  Selection Criteria.

Turkey Team Practices:
Practices will run through the month of November until Thanksgiving weekend. There will usually be one practice on a weeknight and a scrimmage or practice on Sunday. But this will depend on the coach’s availability. Regular season team practices and games take precedence. Players are not allowed to skip regular season games or practices in favor of their Turkey team.

  • Requirements For Turkey Team Participation:
    Only U10 & above players who are registered and paid up for the current Fall season are eligible.
  • Players (and Parents) must be available Friday-Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend.
  • Players must be in good standing for Fall Season attendance
  • Players/Parents must complete the Turkey/Spring Interest form by the deadline below.
  • Extra practices will be necessary for all Turkey teams (up to 2 per week)
  • Turkey Registration Fees must be paid in advance of first practice.

Signed Player Registration Form/Medical Release must be brought to team manager/coach at first practice.

If your child would like to play on a Turkey and/or Spring Select team, please complete the Interest Form on the Turkey Tournament Program page under the Fall 2012 tab.  (coming soon)

For additional information on the Spring Select Tournament and All-Star Teams, please refer to the Spring Select Program page.

Note: Participation on a Turkey Tournament Team does not guarantee selection for either All Star or Spring Select Tournament Teams


2022 AYSO Western States Champions

The Santa Monica Storm won the 2022 AYSO Western States Championship this month, making them the top AYSO 11U team across six states.

Re-post from the Santa Monica Daily Press

The Storm play at the highest level of AYSO, in the EXTRA program, representing Santa Monica against top soccer teams from other geographic regions. The local team has remained undefeated the entire season, over 20 games, starting last August and finishing on March 12, when they won the AYSO Western States Championship.

The Western State Championship is the finale of the AYSO soccer season, in which over 180,000 youth soccer players compete in six different states, including California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska. Teams from all six states competed in several playoff rounds to earn one of only four spots for each age division at the Western State Championship. 

At the Championships, held near Gilroy, California on March 12, the Santa Monica AYSO team won their semi-final game, and then went on to the finals to defeat their Orange County opponent, 4-2, in overtime, to earn the title of Western State Champions.

Santa Monica AYSO is the largest community youth sports organization in Santa Monica, serving 1,500 kids. It is a non-profit organization, run entirely by volunteers. 

This team is made up of some special Santa Monica athletes:

Mos Boatright-Simon (goalkeeper, left midfield, and left defender). Landon Broihier (right midfielder). Jonah Craig (center defensive midfielder).  Ryan Drew (right defender). Daniel Freidman (goalkeeper, defender and striker). Noah McLaurin (center defender). Alex Mehringer (center midfielder). Taylor Moore (striker, midfielder and defender). Michael Peterson (left defender). Jai Robins (center defensive midfielder). Leo Simon (left midfielder). Auden Steiger (striker). 

This team was led by two volunteer coaches, Erik Saltmarsh and Melinda Mehringer, who donated their time to teach these boys how to play like Champions.



AYSO United Tryouts

Due to the demand for Club Soccer, AYSO United LA/Santa Monica will be holding Player ID tryouts for the following teams for the 2022/2023 season:

@ John Adams Middle School (JAMS) Turf field:

2012 & 2013 Boys 5:30-6:45pm
2013 Girls 5:45-7pm

If any qualifying member of your family is interested in trying out, Fill out the form below or email Ted Quong at:


AYSO United LA/Santa Monica is our local Elite Club Soccer program that offers a year-round soccer experience. AYSO United (aka United SoCal) provides a highly competitive program for advanced players that are looking to experience the Club soccer circuit.  Players are placed in a positive learning environment based on a year-round, player centered training experience designed to focus on all aspects of player development.  AYSO United LA/Santa Monica attracts talented players from all over the West Los Angeles area and was named Coast Soccer League (CSL) Club of the Year in 2019-20 and the teams have all had success in the SoCal League circuit this past Fall 2021.  

All our United teams play in the SoCal playing circuit, (previously known as the Southern California Developmental Soccer League – SCDSL). This League allows the players to participate; 1) At the highest levels of competition against the top Clubs in Southern California, 2) More League and State Cup matches than other gaming circuits 3) Spring League season for younger teams 4) Showcase Events for older teams

AYSO United LA/Santa Monica Club teams’ practice and play their home games locally on Region 20 fields including JAMS, Lincoln MS, Belmar Park Turf field, Airport Park, etc.  





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.



2019 Soccer Fun Day


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.



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

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 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.


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 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.


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

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.