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COVID-19 and our Fall 2021 Season

Current State, County, and City "Return to Competition" guidelines allow for soccer scrimmages without masks during active play. Coaches and players not actively playing (e.g., on the bench) must wear masks. Spectators must wear masks at all times and respect distance requirements.

While we cannot predict what future COVID-19 restrictions will be in place, we are anticipating and planning as normal a season as is allowed. This means traditional practices and scrimmages with referees just like in years' past. For more information, visit our Region 114 COVID-19 Information Page.

BEFORE YOU REGISTER ONLINE -- READ THIS!

Find your Fall program below for special instructions when registering.

Core

First and Second Child Fees: $165 before April 12th. $185 after April 12th. $95 for additional child (3rd and thereafter).

  • AYSO bases divisions on birthyear. If you're not sure which division your child will play in, see the Region 114 Age Matrix. Remember AYSO bases divisions on birthyear. 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.
  • Core is AYSO's most common soccer program for kids ages 4 - 18. Unless you've tried out for another team or you have a special needs player, you are likely registering for Core.

EXTRA™ -- by invite only

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

  • Register for the regular Fall Core program, even if you plan to play -- or think you may be invited -- on an EXTRA™ team. Once you are officially added to an EXTRA™ team, you will receive additional instructions to pay the additional EXTRA™ fees.
  • Upon successfully being added to an EXTRA™ team, ALL participants (even if returning) must verify their date of birth by emailing la photo/scan of their birth certificate or passport to Region 114 Registrar [email protected]
  • If you have not tried out for EXTRA and have not been invited by a coach, then you should sign up for the Core program (or VIP if Special Needs).

VIP - Special Needs

Fee: $95.

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

Playground - Ages 3

Fee: $120.

  • All playground participants for Fall 2021 must have been born in 2018.
  • If this is your first time registering in Region 114, you must upload a scan/photo of the player's birth certificate.

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.

Fall Registration Now Open!

Fall registration closes June 15th!

After reading above, click here to Sign-up / login to your account and register your player online for one of our Fall programs. Registration fee is due at time of registration.

Due to the pandemic, we have no plans for in-person registration.

Want to sign up in-person?

If you are unable to complete the application online, or need help, or want to pay by check, then please attend our In-Person Registration Event on Saturday, April 18th, 9am - 1pm at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church (3950 Palo Verde Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90808). Be sure to bring a copy of your player's birth certificate and a check if paying by check.

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].

Registration FAQ

Region 114 Fall Registration Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

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.

Fall Costs

This is subject to change each year (and this section of the website may not always get updated when prices change), so the below fees are listed to give you a general ballpark amount. The exact amount will be shown to you during your sign-up / registration.

Program Fees
Core
Ages 4-18

Early Bird Discount (before March 20th): $145 + $20 City Park Usage Fee/player + $20 AYSO Annual Membership/family.

After March 20th: $165 + $20 City Park Usage Fee/player + $20 AYSO Annual Membership/family

Above fees are for first and second child. Third child (and thereafter) is $95 + city park usage fee of $20.

VIP$55 + $20 City Park Usage Fee/player + $20 AYSO Annual Membership/player
Playground$100 + $20 City Park Usage Fee/player + $20 AYSO Annual Membership/family
EXTRA™Above Core cost plus amount determined later, based on number of EXTRA™ teams and players. Typically around $270 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, PLAYSOCCER magazine, uniform (jersey, shorts, socks for Core/VIP/EXTRA™), photo package, yearbook, trophy/medal and supplemental accident insurance.

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.

AYSO Region 114 Age Matrix

Can my child register for / "play down" in a lower division?

We apologize, but AYSO National Guidelines DO NOT permit players to "Play Down" into a younger division. Players are assigned to divisions based on their year of birth.

As parents, we absolutely understand the challenge this presents to players born late in the year or those without much soccer exposure, especially when playing in older divisions for the first time. 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.

Can my child "play up" in a higher division?

If you are willing to Coach your own player, then likely yes, but please get approval from the Region 114 Coach Administrator and region 114 Commissioner.

I've registered my player. Now what?

Now you wait. Fall Coaches are asked to reach out to their players no later than August 1st. Practices typically begin in mid-August. If you have not heard from any team by August 1st, please reach out to Region 114 Coach Administrator at [email protected].

I also want to coach.

Great. Visit our Coach Sign-up page!

When does the Fall season start?

Practices start in 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 are practices?

The practice schedule is entirely up to each coach. This is the best reason to volunteer as a head coach -- you guarantee a schedule that works for your family.

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.

I missed the Fall season. Can I join in the Spring?

The Spring season is by invitation only, so if you were not invited, or missed the Fall season entirely, don't worry -- we offer Winter / Spring Academies and Camps -- which include Saturday scrimmages! So it's just like the Spring season.

What is the Cancellation / Refund policy?

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 will be granted for requests received before June 30th with the exception of the Membership fee ($20).
  • Partial refunds will be granted for requests received before 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 to the Registrar and Treasurer, and received by the above cut-off dates.

Email subject: Refund request for (Player Name and AYSO ID)

Email for refund must include:

  1. To whom refund check should be made payable
  2. Refund address if we are not able to refund credit card or if you paid by check
  3. Registration Date
  4. Method of payment when originally registered
  5. Reason for Refund
  6. Refund return address
  7. Player birthdate
  8. Player gender

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.

AYSO Region 114 Refund policy (PDF)

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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