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.




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.



2022 AYSO Region 20 Extra Tryouts

For players OUTSIDE of region 20, register here

Region 20’s EXTRA™ Program will be back for the upcoming 2022-23 Fall and Spring Season.  Region 20’s EXTRA Program is for boys and girls in age divisions U10 and up, birth years 2013-2009.  We will be holding competitive tryouts to help us decide: 

1) Which Divisions will be eligible to form teams, 

2) The amount of field space to allocate.

Dates and times for EXTRA tryouts are as follows:

Sunday, March 6th for Boys & Girls
2012, 2013 @ 1:00-3:00
2009-2011 @ 3:30-5:00 PM 

Sunday, March 13th for Girls ONLY 
2012, 2013 @ 1:00-3:00
2009-2011 @ 3:30-5:00 PM

Sunday, March 20th for Boys ONLY
2012, 2013 @ 1:00-3:00
2009-2011 @ 3:30-5:00 PM 

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

Birth YearAge Division (Boys & GirlsBall SizeFormat
2010U135 11v11
2011U124 9v9
2012U114 9v9
2013U104 7v7

The EXTRA™ Program will be back for the upcoming my2022 Fall Season.

AYSO EXTRA™ provides players a more progressive soccer experience that offers a competitive, game-circuit program in a tryout-based environment. This year the program will be open to players for the following birth years: 2009-2013, who would like a more competitive environment than the AYSO Core program. With the right balance of competition and inclusion, you can feel secure knowing your child is part of a trusted organization and will be given fair playing time.

In coordinating with other local AYSO Regions, it has been confirmed that Regions like Beverly Hills, Culver City & Pacific Palisades will participate in the EXTRA™ circuit. The Section 1 Director and Coordinator for the EXTRA™ program has confirmed that Regions like West Torrance, Palos Verdes and South Pasadena have committed to participate in the program. However, the number of teams and which age Divisions from the various Regions will be participating is to be determined and cannot be anticipated. Region 20 hopes to create a team for each age group, but this will depend on the number of players who will be available to compete at the expected level of play.


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.


Los Angeles AYSO United

AYSO United is the Club Program of American Youth Soccer Organization. United is designed to complete the AYSO Player Development Pathway, allowing players to play competitive soccer under AYSO’s Six Philosophies. AYSO United players will experience a positive, developmentally-appropriate environment, where they will not only develop in practice but during the game, where they are guaranteed 50% play. United is a year round program designed to help players reach their full potential while playing meaningful games in competitive leagues and selected tournaments. 

The Los Angeles AYSO United Club currently has 11 teams and has produced two Cal South State Cup Champions in both the Girls 2007 & 2008 Divisions. Santa Monica AYSO is hosting a Westside hub of the LA Club, currently hosting a boys 2005 and girls 2004 club. The teams practice at JAMS and uses Samohi as its home field. We have a strong player pathway with our Core, Extra and United team continually producing some of the top talent in Southern California.

Ted Quong and Gerhard Benthin coach the two teams. Ted, a long-time Santa Monica volunteer and a member of our board, played in AYSO throughout his teenage years and was on the U14 Super Team that won the Pepsi Cola State Championship representing Region 10. Gerhard Benthin has spent 25 years throughout the United States instructing in major Soccer camps, clinics, clubs, high schools, group and individual lessons. His knowledge and experience of coaching in both positions certainly sets him apart from other soccer coaches and has built a reputation of making soccer training simple, yet highly effective with intense practice. Coach Benthin’s passion and love for the game is truly infectious. Through his career, Gerhard Benthin has been coaching at the highest level professional teams, such as L.A. Galaxy MLS, Brazil and the National Team U17. 

We hope to add two new teams in the spring and will hold tryouts in January. If you have any questions, contact the LA Director of Coaching or our United Coordinator.


Referee Recognition Program


Refs! Earn your FREE stuff!!!

Region 20 wants to thank our hard working referees…..

It’s not going to be a World Cup Medal, but…..

Red Jersey

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Referee Recognition Program

Region 20 is grateful for all of our referees. Without volunteer referees we couldn’t provide an amazing experience for the kids at such a reasonable price point.  We appreciate the time spent taking classes, studying the Laws of the game, dealing with the occasional negative comment from the sidelines, but most of all supporting the Kids of Region 20.

The Big Producers !!!

Region 20 is grateful for the hardworking referee volunteers that go above and beyond the call of duty.  We want to say “thank you” for those over-achievers that make the referee volunteer role look like the coolest job in AYSO!  

For going that extra mile–doing multiple games in a day, week in and week out, keeping the games Safe, Fair, and Fun for the Kids even when the going gets tough–Region 20 would like to say thank you by offering amazing FREE referee gear, accessories, and gifts.

Based on how many games you complete this season, you get to choose an item from the various benchmarks:

·      10 games: Referee socks, Write on cards, Fox 40 Classic whistle, Sonic Blast Cushion Mouth Grip Whistle, Score Accessory Pouch,

·      15 games: OGIO Region 20 Referee” performance t-shirt, Dolfin Whistle, Fox 40 Referee Pouch + Whistle, B+D Flex Hose Ball Pump, Agoura Gear Bag, Score Hoodie

·      20 games: Plastic Rain “Shirt” (clear), Agoura Flag Set, Yellow Referee Jersey, more ideas to come

·      25 games: USSF Folding Chair, Long Sleeved Yellow Jersey, more ideas to come

·      30 games: Fox 40 Whistle & Watch Combo Kit, OSI Flag Set, Windsor 1/4-zip Performance Top, OGIO Backpack, more ideas to come

Youth Referees–Our MVR’s (most valuable referees)

Getting out there and setting a great example for the kids, their peers, upholding the Spirit of the Game (and, oh yes, earning those community service hours)!

·      5 games: Referee socks, Write on cards, Fox Mini whistle

·      10 games: Fox 40 Classic whistle, Sonic Blast Cushion Mouth Grip Whistle, Score Accessory Pouch,

·      15 games: OGIO Region 20 Referee” performance t-shirt, Dolfin Whistle, Fox 40 Referee Pouch + Whistle, B+D Flex Hose Ball Pump, Agoura Gear Bag, Score Hoodie

First Ever “Women’s Only” Referee Class

THANKS to the women who attended the first-ever Women’s Only Referee Class: Sheila Murphy, Katy Henrikson, Charity Burton, Jessica Garcia, Monica Moore, and Sheila Taylor

Referees Taking Upgrade Courses

THANKS to the Referees that signed up for the Advanced Course: Kal Shobaki, Tim Silvestre, Andres Rangel

THANKS to the Referees that signed up for the Intermediate Course: Kapil Kulkarni, Bogdan Chifor, Chris Byrne, Andres Rodriguez, Jeffrey Reyna, Guido Faas, Doug Trussler, Perry Woo, Theodore Chandler, Hoda Khavari, Tim Langmaack


Referee Upgrades !!!

For upgrading from Regional to Intermediate referee (successfully completing the course, passing the test and passing your Intermediate Observation) you’ll get:

·      Personalized monogramed referee gear bag

·      Red referee jersey

·      New pair of fashionable referee socks

·      Upgraded flags or whistle

·      Write-on cards (match report, YC/RC)

For upgrading from Intermediate to Advanced referee (successfully completing the course, passing the test, fitness test, and passing your Advanced Assessments) you’ll get:

·      Referee jersey organizer

·      Green, Blue, and Black jersey

·      Another pair of socks!

·      Upgraded whistle or flags

·      Write-on cards (match report, YC/RC)

For upgrading from Advanced to National you’ll get:

·      Set of long-sleeved jerseys

·      Referee gear organizer (for your gear bag)

·      Upgraded whistle of your choice

·      An opt-out clause from Gray’s emails