The schedule is now posted for picture day. Please visit the picture day page.
Providing parent volunteers for Photo Day is fully optional and would support the teams through the check-in process:
Staging: Coaches check-in 15 minutes prior to their scheduled photo appointments. During this 15 minute period, they need to get their team ready:
Entrance Monitor: The photo area is restricted to photographers, players, coaches, and "buddies" (those taking photos WITH a player). All players and coaches should have completed forms when entering.
Order Forms: Ideally, team reps distributed order forms to their players two weeks before Photo Day. In any case, many families show up unprepared. In the interest of staying on schedule and moving along smoothly, it helps to have a parent volunteer helping parents with late order form completion.
Each parent volunteer that helps for at minimum two hours will receive a Voucher for a free Buddy package (2-3x5 and 4-wallet photos) on Photo Day. If you would like to provide volunteers, contact Nicole Gee at .
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.
Visit the registration page for more information.
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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