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The information on this COVID-19 page supercedes all other information on our website. The rest of the website has been left as-is, so families may see how the region normally operates. But for the 2020 season all information can be found below.

Visit our Fall 2020 Season Page for Practice and Challenge Saturday Schedules

COVID Update 8-31-2020

8-31-2020 Update for Fall Season

Hello, Registered Region 114 Participants.

Registration has completed and we are beginning to form teams. Practices are slated to begin the week of Sept 21st. After coaches have been assigned and team rosters distributed, we will let you know when you should hear from a coach.

One parent/guardian of all registered participants must review the COVID-19 ASSUMPTION OF RISK, WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY AGREEMENT.

AFTER reviewing, please electronically sign the Region 114 COVID-19 Waiver Release form. This indicates you have read and agree to the attached waiver. If you have multiple registered players, you must complete this once per player. If you are an adult player (18+) you may complete for yourself.

Players are not eligible to participant in AYSO activities until the above Region 114 COVID-19 Waiver Release form is electronically signed. Please do not delay.

Thank you & we're looking forward to a great season!

Ashley Menear
Regional Commissioner
AYSO Region 114 Long Beach

COVID Update 8-26-2020

8-26-2020 Update for Fall Season

Good evening Region 114 families,

We are working hard behind the scenes on the cancellations received & putting plans together for our fall program. Our hope was to begin our Core Program the week of September 14, 2020 but it may not kick off until the week of September 21, 2020.

Please be patient with us as we process the cancellations and answer emails. We are working toward creating a soccer program for our children to enjoy, despite the restrictions COVID-19 has placed upon us all.

We still need coaches in a few divisions. If you are interested please reach out to our Coach Administration volunteers at [email protected]. This year coaches will be more of a team facilitator - what a great way to get started. We may ask some of you who have volunteered as an Assistant Coach or Team Parent to take charge of a team in order to maintain our player to volunteer ratio.

Our next step will be sending out an email to registered players to obtain jersey sizes and signatures on the required AYSO Return to Play waiver. To help us plan, please be on the lookout for that and respond quickly.

Thank you,
Ashley Menear
Regional Commissioner
AYSO Region 114

COVID Update 8-16-2020

8-16-2020 Update for Fall Season

The below letter was sent to all Region 114 families by Region 114 Commissioner, Ashley Menear:

I know there has been a lot of uncertainty about what this season will look like, and for now we know that games of any type are not permitted. As stated in previous emails we run the risk of losing our entire season if we wait until games are permitted. This is a rough outline of what the academy-style program that we have planned will look like.

Core Season

Each Core squad (or "team") will be assigned a training day, time, and field that will be run by our professional First Touch Soccer (FTS) trainer along with our volunteer coaches, assistant coaches or team parents.

"Challenge Saturdays" (or Friday nights if needed) will replace Saturday/Friday games, until such time we are permitted to have games.

If any of your children have attended a summer camp this year or academies in prior years, then you have an idea of what this will look like. There has been quite a bit of information shared via our social media outlets regarding how our summer camps have run, while staying within the local and state guidelines. Because of the success of our camps, we are confident that we can offer an alternate program for those who wish to participate. For those who do not, please refer to the refund process sent out yesterday and act by August 23, 2020 to receive a full refund. We absolutely understand we are all in different situations and hope soccer is back to "normal" next year and we can serve you then.

EXTRA™ season

Special note for EXTRA™ teams/players – Teams have been offered an opportunity to participate in a Bridge Program within the AYSO United club team circuit. If your player is registered in this program you should have heard those details from your coach. If you have decided to opt out and leave the team, please complete the refund process outlined in yesterday’s email. If your team has opted out of the Bridge Program but will remain together, you will continue to train twice per week and once we have permission to play games we will do everything we can to get you playing!

**Some teams are in need of players. If you have a talented player who may be interested please reach out to our EXTRA™ Coordinator, Pablo Jimenez, at [email protected].

VIP season

Special note for VIP teams/players – Our VIP Coordinator, Tammi Squires, is going to contact you all via email to gauge your interest in participating this season.

Playground season

Special note to Playground (2017 birth year) parents – This program will remain the same and meet just once per week on Saturdays with parental participation in a jamboree-style setting.

Volunteers needed

We NEED volunteers. A survey was sent out to coaches this past week and only about 30% still wish to participate under the current guidelines. Even if you do not see yourself as a coach in traditional times please reconsider, as this year the coaches will be more of facilitators. Our volunteers are needed to assist the players with the drills, keep everyone on schedule and assist with the Challenge Saturdays. If the time comes mid-season when we can have games, we will need volunteer coaches to make that happen. We will also need additional volunteer help for the check-in and screening requirements.

Financial Information

This season will be different in every way. Our Opening Day festivities are canceled, and this is our only fundraiser we do each year. Because of its success we have been able to eliminate other team fundraising/buyouts for the past several years.

When deciding if this were a feasible plan, we were counting on all our volunteer coaches that had signed up. With the current drop rate, we are going to do everything possible to provide this program while not asking for any additional registration fees. Once the refund/registration date passes and we know how many players and volunteers we have, we will be able to reevaluate at that time. If we do not have a 12:1 ratio of players to volunteers it will require additional fees to pay for the professional trainers needed ($20-$30 per player is a rough estimate). **These fees would not apply to EXTRA™, VIP or Playground divisions**

Expenses that have already been eliminated for this year:

  • U5 pre-season Jamboree
  • Trophies
  • Yearbooks
  • Free Friday Night Skills and Goalkeeper Training* (included with registration fees in prior years).
    • *This will now be offered as a separate paid program*
  • Individual Team Uniforms (all players will receive the same jersey instead)
  • Volunteer Picnic
  • Coach Equipment
  • Referee Equipment

Pictures are still an option if we can get a picture company to come out. Individual pictures would be taken & then perhaps a team composite instead of a traditional team photo. Again, we can gauge the interest further once we know how many players we have. We have budgeted for a picture package at this point.

Additional expenses that will be incurred under the current guidelines:

  • Additional portable restrooms and wash stations
  • Paid professional trainers to facilitate the program
  • Sanitation supplies – sanitizer for trainers/coaches/volunteers, sanitation supplies to clean equipment/balls, soap/sanitizer for bathrooms & wash stations, and wipes
  • Multiple check-in stations for screening and temperature checks, thermometers
  • Reusable masks for trainers/coaches/volunteers
  • Supply of disposable masks
  • Signage required by the City of Long Beach as well as signage indicating training areas/zones

Regular expenses that will still be incurred:

  • Field and facility maintenance fees
  • Field paint and equipment
  • City park user fees
  • Lights for fields 6, 7, and 12
  • Volunteer background fees
  • Volunteer training
  • Credit card fees

I apologize for the lengthy email, but we know everyone has many questions. Please email any questions you may have. We will compile them and try to answer for everyone via regional email and social media platforms. Please spread the word, as we do have some registrants that have unsubscribed and we can see from the statistics that many do not receive our emails.

Thank you and have a great day,

Ashley Menear
Regional Commissioner
AYSO Region 114

Registration and Refund Deadline Aug 23rd

Cancellation / Refund Information

The deadline to register or to request the maximum refund of your existing registration is August 23, 2020.

Instructions

To receive a refund please complete the 2020 Region Cancellation / Refund Request Form and follow the steps outlined in that document.

Submitting a refund form by August 23rd will refund you what you paid for your Fall 2020 Registration, minus the $20 AYSO National fee and $2.75 processing fee from Sports Connect (AYSO's website platform).

You will be issued a full refund, so please disregard the partial refund information at the top of the form. If you partially paid with a coupon code from the Spring season, please note that on your form so we can process accordingly.

To request a refund of the AYSO National Fee ($20), please complete the National Membership Refund Request Form and follow the instructions for submission to the AYSO National Office. When filling out the AYSO National form, our Section/Area/Region is "11/Z/114".

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