Due to the weather, Columbia Park will be closed today. No lights will be on.
AYSO Region 16 would like to thank all the teams that participated in this year's tournament. We hope to see you next year.
Registration for the AYSO region 16's 2015 spring season is now open. Sign up now to reserve your child's spot.
The draw for the raffle was done on October 22nd, at the Region 16 monthly Board meeting. The list of winners are here.
September 23, 2014
Think you've got what it takes to run Region 16.
Nominations are being accepted for the position of Regional Commissioner for the 2015 season. Nominations will be accepted until December 1st.
Submit your nomination by e-mail to the Nominating Committee Chairperson at Tony Warfield .
To be considered for the position of Regional Commissioner, the candidate should possess the following qualifications and desired skills.
Once a candidate has been voted in by the Region Board, they still must be approved by the Area Director, Section Director and the National Board of Directors.
The election will take place January.
More information at AYSO.org on becoming a regional commissioner.
From an Article on AYSO.org
September 17, 2014
With high heat warnings in many parts of the country right now, or whenever temperature and humidity levels rise above normal, it’s important to ensure that everyone is safe when playing soccer. Check out these 7 tips for how to stay cool during these hot soccer months:
Remember that incidents of dehydration, heat exhaustion, heatstroke and sunburn are avoidable. Be prepared for those hot days and keep your players safe.
AYSO's philosophies are living tenets that separate it from other sports organizations. They are Everyone Plays®, Balanced Teams, Open Registration, Positive Coaching, Good Sportsmanship and Player Development.
Our program's goal is for kids to play soccer so we mandate that every player on every team must play at least 50% of every game. It’s no fun to spend the game on the bench…and that’s no way to learn soccer!
Each year we form new teams as evenly balanced as possible because it’s more fun and a better learning experience when teams of similar ability play. It allows for each player to gain the experience of a wide variety of teammates of different skill levels.
Our program is open to all children between 4 and 19 years of age who want to register and play soccer. Interest and enthusiasm are the only criteria for playing. There are no elimination try-outs and nobody gets cut.
Encouragement of player effort provides for greater enjoyment for the players and leads to better-skilled and better-motivated players. A coach can be one of the most influential people in a child’s life, so AYSO requires they create a positive experience for every boy and girl.
We strive to create a positive environment based on mutual respect rather than a win-at-all-costs attitude, and our program is designed to instill good sportsmanship in every facet of AYSO.
We believe that all players should be able to develop their soccer skills and knowledge to the best of their abilities, both individually and as members of a team, in order to maximize their enjoyment of the game.
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