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Region 114 Post-Season Coaching

Region 114 Post-Season Coaching Opportunities

The AYSO Membership Year begins in Fall (late Summer) and runs until the end of Spring. Only players who participate in Region 114's Fall program are eligible to participate in the post-season (Spring).

Selection of coaches for All Stars / Spring Select / EXTRA™

All-Star, Spring Select and EXTRA™ coaches are selected based on an application process. Post-season coaching applications are required by a specific deadline (view the Region 114 Calendar for deadline information). During the Fall season, the Coach Administrator will email out the link to the post-season application with details of the process.

IMPORTANT! You cannot directly submit a volunteer application on ayso114.org for EXTRA™ or any other post-season coach. Interested coaches must apply via the post-season selection process, which will be sent out to all coaches during the Fall season.

Post-Season Coaching Opportunities

There are three post-season coaching opportunities to which Region 114 Coaches may apply:

  • All-Stars (U10 - U14)
  • Spring Select (U8* - U19)
  • Fall EXTRA™ (U9 - U16)

A description of each may be found below.

All-Stars (U10 - U14)

All-Stars teams are fielded through invitation (no try-outs), from a pool of the Fall Core U10 - U14 teams. All-Star teams play in an Area Z Tournament in January. There may also be play in some optional tournaments immediately after the Core season, from late November up through January. Winners of the Area Z tournament advance to the Section 11 Tournament (February), and winners of Section 11 advance to Western States Championships (March). The All-Stars season ends as soon as your team does not advance in a Tournament.

All-Stars teams are formed by using the player ratings cards that Core coaches are asked to fill-out during the Fall season, so it is very important that all coaches complete them as requested. Note: Not every gender-division may form an All-Star team... it depends on whether any coach volunteers to form an All Star team for a given gender-division level.

Spring Select (U8* - U19)

Spring Select teams are formed by the Spring Select coach (no try-outs). Usually the first opportunity to fill the team is given to Fall All-Star players, and then other slots may be filled by the coach at his/her discretion. Often the opportunity is given to children of dedicated volunteers that want to continue playing in the Spring. (Another reason to volunteer!)

* While there is no U7 team, U7 players are eligible to play in U8 Spring Select.

Spring Select teams begin practicing in February, with a 10-week game schedule that runs from March - May, with the Spring Select Tournament wrapping up in early June. Spring Select Teams play against other Spring Select teams within Area Z, so some travel is involved. (Downey, Lynwood, South Gate, Wilmington, Lakewood, etc.)

Region 114 attempts to have a Spring Select team for every division, and in fact sometimes we have two from the same division, but ultimately it is subject to how many Select Coach volunteer applications we receive.

Fall EXTRA™ (Single year divisions U9-U14, and U16)

AYSO EXTRA™ is a completely separate program from AYSO Core. EXTRA™ is also separate from All-Stars and Spring Select. Region 114 EXTRA™ teams, called "Long Beach United" form for both Fall and Spring EXTRA™ seasons. (Don't confuse the "United" team name with AYSO's United program which is the Official Club Program of AYSO soccer. Region 114 does not have a United Program.)

EXTRA™ is AYSO's program offering a higher level of play and requires try-outs. To qualify for Fall and Spring EXTRA™ programs the players must attend one of the tryouts that are usually held December - February. More info can be found on our EXTRA™ page.

Region 114 Commissioner's Cup Division Winners (U10 - U14)

In addition to the above coaching opportunities for which you must apply, each Regional Division Winner (determined by the Commissioner's Cup) is invited to play in Area Z Tournament (January), and may even advance to Section 11 Tournament (February), and Western States Championships (March). This does not require a post-season Coaching Application; this opportunity is afforded to each Coach who wins their Division in the Commissioner's Cup plus has not had disciplinary issues and will be a good representative of Region 114 by promoting the AYSO philosophies. Reminder you are only allowed to play in the Commissioner's Cup if your team has achieved the requisite number of volunteer points.

I still have questions.

You may reach out to the Region 114 Coach Administrator

 

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