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AYSO 114 Long Beach


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Registration is Closed

Registration is closed for our Fall season. 😭 Registration for Fall begins in March. Most divisions are filled by June, so next season REGISTER EARLY! We leave the wait-list open through July, or early August.

When is the next season?

The answer depends on what type of soccer program you are seeking.

Our primary, recreation-level soccer season, called "AYSO Core," runs August through December. Player and Coach Registration begins in March and most spots are filled by June.

We do not run an AYSO Core program January through July. But we do host Academies and Camps with our training partners, First Touch Soccer. The Academies run similarly to the AYSO Core program -- both are 10 weeks with practices during the week and games on the weekends. The main difference is all sessions are taught by professional coaches from First Touch Soccer, and Saturday scrimmages are just for fun and practice.

Our advanced soccer program, called "AYSO EXTRA", runs year-round. In AYSO Core anybody who wants to play gets to play, but in AYSO EXTRA players must try out and be accepted. Try-outs for those run several times between December and April.

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AYSO Core - Aug through Dec

Fee: $190 before March 31st. $210 after March 31st.
$75 discount for third sibling and beyond.

  • Core is AYSO's most common soccer program for kids ages 4 - 18. Unless you received an invitation to play on Long Beach United (EXTRA™), or have a special needs player (EPIC), then you are registering for Core.
  • AYSO bases divisions on birthyear. If you're not sure in which division your child plays, review the Region 114 Age Matrix. We cannot accept requests for children to "play down" into lower age brackets.
  • If this is your first time registering in Region 114, you must upload a scan/photo of the player's birth certificate.
  • Players do NOT need to try-out for Core. As long as we have enough coaches, every child that wants to play gets to play.
  • Practices are Aug - Nov/Dec. Games are Saturdays plus a Friday in some ages, Sept - Nov/Dec. 9 or 10 week season.
  • The practice schedule is entirely up to the team's Head Coach. The ONLY WAY to choose your practice days is to volunteer to be the Head Coach. No refunds will be given due to practice or game schedule conflicts. We cannot accommodate requests to switch teams due to calendar conflicts.
  • Teammate requests are allowed only in the lower divisions, U5 through U8. We do not accept teammate requests at U10 or above. (Exception: Siblings/twins in the same age division are placed on same teams.) The only way to guarantee a teammate at the U10 and above divisions is to volunteer as a Head Coach -- all Head Coaches are allowed to "lock" one volunteer and the volunteer's player (in addition to the coach's own player).
  • All U5-U8 Teammate Requests must be for players of the same year of birth, and the requested player must be registered at the time teams are formed in June.

Visit our AYSO Core program page for more info.

Ready to register for Fall Core soccer? Click here.

AYSO Playground - Ages 3 -Sept to Nov

Fee: $100 before March 31st. $120 after March 31st.

  • All playground participants must turn THREE in the current calendar year.
  • Weekly hour-long sessions Saturday mornings, for 9 or 10 weeks
  • If this is your first time registering in Region 114, you must upload a scan/photo of the player's birth certificate.

Visit our AYSO Playground page for more info.

Ready to register for Fall Playground? Click here.

AYSO EPIC - Special Needs - Aug to Nov

Fee: $80 before March 31st. $100 after March 31st.

  • If this is your first time registering in Region 114, you must upload a scan/photo of the player's birth certificate.

Visit our EPIC page for more info.

Ready to register for Fall EPIC soccer? Click here.

AYSO EXTRA™ (Long Beach United). Invitation only.

Fee: Core fee above, plus additional EXTRA™ fees to be assessed upon formations of teams, based on # of teams/players

  • Long Beach United players should register for the standard Fall Core program. Once you are officially invited, and accept, to be on a Long Beach United team, we will send instructions to pay the additional fees.
  • Upon successfully being added to a Long Beach United team, ALL participants (even if returning) must verify their date of birth by emailing a photo/scan of their birth certificate or passport to Region 114 Registrar [email protected].
  • If you have not tried out for Long Beach United and have not been invited by a coach, then you should sign up for the Core program (or EPIC if Special Needs).

Visit our Long Beach United EXTRA™ page for more info.

Volunteer Participation is Expected of Every Family!

AYSO Region 114 delivers a world-class soccer experience at a reasonable price. We are able to do this because we are powered by you -- the parents/guardians of every player pitching in to do their part. Parent/guardian engagement is expected (and needed!) of every AYSO family.

There are different ways to volunteer. You can help your team by Coaching or being a Team Parent. Or, you can earn points that help your team reach the post-season playoffs by Refereeing, or volunteering to line fields, or staff the Region's Info Tent on game days.

Registration Cancellation Policy and Form

Registration Cancellation Policy & Refund Request Form

It is our goal to balance the needs of families that request a refund with those of the Region. Late requests can result in unbalanced teams and/or additional costs associated with unused uniforms.

Refund Policy

  • Refunds in full are granted for requests received before June 30th, minus the National AYO Membership fee ($20) which AYSO National does not permit us to refund.
  • Partial refunds will be granted for requests received July 1 - August 1st.
  • No refunds will be given for requests received after August 1st as teams have already been formed.
  • All refund requests must be emailed by the cut-off dates to ayso114registra[email protected], [email protected], and [email protected].
  • Our First Priority is to refund the credit card used during registration unless a check is requested.
  • If we are not able to refund the credit card, then we will mail a region check to you.
  • Refund checks will be issued within four weeks of the email request. If you don’t receive an email confirmation within five days, please resend the email to both the Registrar and Treasurer.
  • Refunds cannot be granted for practice schedule conflicts. The practice schedule is at the sole discretion of the Head Coach. The only way to guarantee your practice schedule is to volunteer as a Head Coach.

Please submit THIS REFUND REQUEST FORM to the email addresses indicated above. (PDF)

Registration FAQ


I haven't heard from my coach!

Once registration closes (June-ish), we begin forming teams, and recruiting head coaches to fill coach vacancies. Coaches who register on-time receive their rosters in July. Most do not begin practicing until second or third week of August.

In Region 114, if you've paid, then your player is playing as long as we have enough coaches. We will email families if we do not yet have a coach for your player. But if you have not received such an email from the region, then it means your player has a coach. (No news, is good news.) If your player is on the waitlist, then you will not hear from a coach until we assign you to a team.

If you are NOT on the waitlist and have paid your registration, then you should hear from your coach by the second week of August. If it is PAST the second week of August, and you have not heard from a coach, email the Coach Administrator Team.

We will strive to respond to your inquiry as soon as possible. (We are all volunteers, and answer these emails in between our "real" jobs.)

Please keep in mind our coaches are parents and family members just like you. So while we ask everyone to reach out by the deadline, sometimes vacations, work trips, crazy family life, etc. draws their attention away from soccer. So when you reach out to them, go easy. Our coaches are volunteering time out of their busy schedule to help your player have a great soccer experience, so please treat them with respect.

When does the Fall season start?

Practices start around mid-August. The practice schedule is up to the coach -- typically younger divisions practice once per week, and older divisions practice at least twice per week. Games begin after Labor Day. The season lasts through November, with games played weekly -- usually Saturdays but occasionally Fridays.

When and where are practices?

All practices are at Heartwell Park between Woodruff and Palo Verde. The field location as well as practice schedule is entirely up to the Head Coach. We can't tell you when your team will practice. This is the best reason to volunteer as a head coach -- you guarantee a schedule that works for your family. Practices start in mid-August. Coaches set their practice schedule to be once or twice per week, depending on the age group.

The practice schedule my coach picked conflicts with my schedule. Can I switch teams?

Regrettably, Region 114 cannot make accommodations for your player due to scheduling conflicts. We still believe your players can enjoy the soccer experience even if they are only able to participate on game days. While this is not ideal, we give our volunteer coaches complete control over their practice schedule -- this is a benefit of stepping up to coach. If you have conflicts on your calendar, perhaps next year you will consider becoming a head coach to set your own schedule.

What equipment does my player need?

Shin guards under socks are mandatory during practice and games. Socks must cover all parts of the shin guard. Full-coverage shoes are required, and it is advisable to use shoes designed specifically for soccer (e.g., soccer cleats). Baseball / football cleats are not permitted (those are typically ones with a single cleat at the very front of the shoe).

Balls are not required, but are recommended, especially so your player can practice on their own. (U6-U8 Size 3 ball; U10-U12 Size 4; U14+ Size 5)

Region 114 provides game-day jerseys, shorts, and socks to each player on a team, but players should have their own weather-appropriate clothes for practices. Players must wear their team-issued jersey and socks for games or the referee may not permit them to play.

Players should always have plenty of water available for both games and practices. Don't forget the sunscreen!

The following items are NOT PERMITTED: bracelets (metal or plastic), wristwatches, barrettes, necklaces, earrings, hard-hair accessories, or any other such object, including casts or splints, which could possibly cause injury to him/her or another player. NO EXCEPTIONS.

In which program should I register my child -- VIP, Core, EXTRA, Playground?

The Intro to Region 114 page describes all our programs in detail.

If you're not sure, it's probably Core you want. AYSO Core is the most common, recreation-level soccer program AYSO offers for children ages 4 - 18. Core is our primary program in the Fall season.

AYSO VIP is a Fall program for children and adults ages 4 and up with physical and/or intellectual disabilities.

EXTRA™ is AYSO's advanced program that offers a higher level of competition and requires try-outs. Teams are formed through invitation only.

Playground is a soccer-themed group adventure program for 3-year-olds where parents/guardians and their players explore fundamental motor skills together. 

How do you determine in which age group a child will play?

AYSO divisions are based on gender and birth year (January - December). See Age Matrix below.

Can my child register for / "play down" in a younger age group?

No, per AYSO National Guidelines, players MAY NOT "play down" into a younger division. Players are assigned to divisions based on their year of birth. Review the above Age Matrix.

As parents, we understand the challenge this presents to players born late in the year or those without much soccer exposure. That's why AYSO is the best fit for your young player! AYSO is structured to be recreational and low-pressure. Having your child interact with his/her peers in a fun environment will allow your child to gain self-confidence and grow their skills regardless of experience level. One of AYSO's core philosophies is Everyone Plays... regardless of skill level or month of birth every child gets to play on the field and be encouraged to go their hardest.

Can my child "play up" in an older division?

Yes, if you or someone you trust is willing to step up as Head Coach to coach the team. If you or someone you know is willing to volunteer as Head Coach, please reach out to the AYSO 114 Coach Administrator ([email protected]) about your plans for playing up.

Can I request one or more teammates for my player?

At the U5-U8 level, where scores and standings don't matter, we allow parents to submit ONE teammate request when registering their player. This is not guaranteed, but we do our best to honor one teammate request.

At the older levels, U10 and above, we do not accept any teammate requests, in order to create balanced and fair teams.

HOWEVER Head Coaches may "lock" one volunteer (such as a referee, assistant coach, or team parent) and thus the player associated with the requested volunteer. This is permitted for all divisions levels (U5 - U19). If you would like to be a Head Coach in order to request a volunteer + teammate, please email the Coach Administrator at [email protected].

Will siblings/twins be placed on the same team?

Yes, if your players are in the same age group and are both registered under the same account, our Registrars will put the players on the same team. (Although adding the name to the teammate request field at the time of registering will act as a safety net.)

If the siblings are NOT in the same age group, they can still play together, but one will have to "play up," and in addition we will need a parent/guardian to act as a Head Coach. If you would like your younger child to play on the same team as your older child, please email the Coach Administrator at [email protected].

What are the costs?

Below is cost information for our primary soccer season, which runs (roughly) August through November(ish). The costs below are subject to change each year, and this webpage may not always get updated, so consider the below fees a ballpark amount. The exact amount will be shown to you during your sign-up / registration.

Program Fees
Ages 4-18

$170 + $20 City Park Usage Fee/player + $20 AYSO Annual Membership = $210

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT BEFORE MARCH, 31 gives you $20 off = $190.

Above fees are for first and second child. Third child (and thereafter) each receive $75 discount.

EPIC (VIP)$65 + $20 City Park Usage Fee/player + $20 AYSO Annual Membership
Playground$80 + $20 City Park Usage Fee/player + $20 AYSO Annual Membership
EXTRA™Above Core cost plus amount determined later, based on number of EXTRA™ teams and players. Typically around $250 for additional training kits, multiple uniforms, and First Touch coach training. Plus additional expenses chosen by the team (banners, canopies, tournaments, backpacks, etc.) See EXTRA™ page for more info.

What's included in my fees?

Your fee includes: AYSO membership, uniform (jersey, shorts, socks for Core/VIP/EXTRA™), photo package, yearbook, trophy / medal, and supplemental accident insurance.

What's not in my fees?

You will need appropriate athletic wear for practices. Cleats are recommended. (We run a CLEAT BANK where you can donate and pick-up gently used cleats.) Balls are helpful to your coach, but not required. (Size 3 for U5 - U8; Size 4 for U10 - U12; Size 15 for U14+) Always bring a water bottle. Your coach or team manager may ask parents to pay money to cover costs of a Team Sign, as well as team-items for the Opening Day Festival.

Are there try-outs?

Not really. It depends on what program. Our primary program is the Recreation level "Core" program in the Fall. (Fall is our only season.) And there are never try-outs for Core teams. Any child who is registered is placed on a team. We do offer try-outs for our more competitive/advanced teams, Long Beach United. But we only hold those a few times per year-- visit our Long Beach United team page.

I've registered my player. Now what?

Now you wait. After registration closes, we fill Head Coach vacancies and try to make sure every player can be placed on a team with a Head Coach. Coaches receive rosters in late July or early August. Coaches are asked to reach out to their players by the second week of August. Practices typically begin in mid-August. If you have not heard from any team by August 10th, please reach out to the Region 114 Coach Administrator ([email protected]).

I'm ready to be a volunteer Coach!

Great. Visit our Coach Sign-up page!

How do I register for Spring?

In the Spring, we offer Winter / Spring Academies and Camps -- which are weekly practices plus Saturday scrimmages. We do not have a typical Spring season -- Fall is our only season with open registration.

What is the Cancellation / Refund policy?

Please see the Cancellation / Refund Policy description above.

Return Check Policy

All returned checks will be charged a service fee of $25.00. Families with returned checks will not be permitted to participate in the program until the service fee plus the amount of the returned check are paid in full. The fee must be paid to the Treasurer with a Money Order or Cashier's Check. Players will be placed on a wait list until the fees are paid.

What is the AYSO membership fee? Do I have to pay it?

The AYSO National Membership Fee is a yearly non-refundable fee to play in AYSO. It goes directly to AYSO National and covers soccer accident insurance, annual subscription to PLAYSOCCER magazine, newsletters and special offers & discounts.

Registration Questions?

We're here to help. You may find answers to most common registration questions below in our Registration FAQ. We also invite you to send your registration questions to AYSO Region 114 Registrar at [email protected].

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