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Light Lottery

Region 114 Light Lottery

Where can I see the Light Lottery results/field divisions?

What is the Light Lottery?

As we get later in the Fall season, especially when we set the clocks back to end Daylight Savings Time, available daylight for evening soccer practices also ends. Beginning the Monday after Daylight Savings ends, Region 114 sets aside space on the lighted fields -- the lottery is held to give participating teams the opportunity to select their designated practice time and field location. The field location and time selected may only be used by that team, and no others. Only teams that have complied with the Region's requirements (see below) are eligible to participate in the Light Lottery.

When is the Light Lottery Drawing

For 2021, the Light Lottery Drawing is Monday, October 25th. Due to rain in the forecast for Monday afternoon, we will hold the meeting via Zoom. All Coaches will receive a Zoom link. If you have not received your Zoom link, please email the Coach Admin team. PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME.

  • 5:30pm - 6pm: U7 & U8 teams
  • 6pm - 6:30pm: U10 teams
  • 6:30pm - 7pm: U12-U14

Note: the lottery takes place after the U16 and U19 season ends, so we do not anticipate those upper teams needing/wanting to participate.

When does the Light Lottery Schedule go into effect?

In 2021, the Light Lottery Schedule begins the Monday after Daylight Savings ends (Nov 8th).

Which fields are covered by the light lottery?

The Fields are designated by division:

  • Field 12: U7/U8 Teams only
  • Field 7: U10 Teams only
  • Field 6: U12-U19 Teams only

How are the fields divided?

Each of the above fields is divided into quarters or eighths, depending on the day. A team may only participate in their designated section of the field at their designated day and time. No other team may use that spot. Conversely, all teams must quickly vacate their spot upon their time ending so the next team may begin.

To see a detailed description of the division for each field, please review the Light Lottery Documents linked above.

Who may participate in the light lottery?

Only teams that have submitted player evaluations by the due date may participate in the Light Lottery. In addition, only teams that attend the in-person Lottery drawing may participate. Coaches are not required to attend -- any representative from a team -- who the coach has empowered to make date/time/location choices -- may attend.

How does the Light Lottery selection process work?

Teams are randomly assigned a selection order. In order of lots drawn, a team representative picks from the available Day, Time, Field Position slots available. A second round is held in reverse order for second spots / other days of the week, depending on age division.

Must I participate in the light lottery?

No. Participation in the Light Lottery is optional. Because the season only has a couple weeks left once the Light Lottery goes into effect, some teams choose not to participate. If you do not participate in the Light Lottery, you may still practice in the areas near the lighted fields, but you may NOT practice on a section of a field that is assigned to another team. There are swaths of grass with plenty of light spillover around the fringes of the fields. Please share responsibly.

What about U5/U6 teams?

U5/U6 Teams do not participate in the light lottery. They may find small areas of grass that are lighted near the fields. Some U5/U6 teams forego practice at this point, with only one game remaining in their season.

I did not participate. Can I get a spot?

Once the lottery is complete, any remaining spots may be claimed by other teams (who have turned in their ratings). Send an email to the AYSO Regional Coach Administrator with the time and field code of the available slot. The Administrator will reply if/when it is assigned. (It may not get assigned right away. We are volunteer parents like you.)

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