Information for Parents
AYSO Region 300 is a 100% volunteer run organization. We have over 1,000 adult volunteers who coach, referee, maintain fields and equipment as well as handle the many and various roles that make our program one of the best youth sports programs in the area.
Thanks to these people for helping to create a great soccer experience for our kids. Please sign up for a volunteer position. Our kids will thank you, and so will we.
This Is Who We Are
AYSO strives to provide a great soccer experience for your player. Our mission is to develop and deliver quality youth soccer programs which promote a fun, family environment based on our Six Philosophies:
Balanced Teams – We require every region at the start of each season to set up teams as evenly balanced as possible. It’s more fun when teams are of equal ability.
Everyone Plays® – Our goal is for kids to play soccer – so we mandate that every player on every team must play at least half of every game.
Good Sportsmanship – We create a positive environment based on mutual respect, rather than a win-at-all-costs attitude. All of our programs are designed to instill good sportsmanship in every facet of AYSO.
Open Registration – Our programs are open to all children ages 4 – 18 who want to register and play soccer. Interest and enthusiasm are the only requirements for playing.
Player Development – 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.
Positive Coaching – This builds a positive team spirit. We train and encourage our coaches to make the extra effort to understand and offer positive help to our players, rather than negative criticism.
Please take time to review:
- Parent and Coach Sideline Behavior – Ray Calls For Respect
- Check Out AYSO 300 Game Guidelines
- What are build out lines?
Please review this information on concussion awareness and use it so that you can be informed in case a player concussion is suspected.
All coaches must follow this policy if during either practice or a game a player concussion is suspected: i) the player is done for the day; ii) the player must have a signed release form in order to return to game or practice; iii) an injury report shall be filled out and sent to the Safety Director and to AYSO National; In short: “if in doubt, sit them out.”
No parent, coach, or referee can overrule the sitting out policy if a concussion is suspected. For any questions about either the heading rule or the concussion policy above, please contact me.
U12 & Younger Heading Banned, Concussion Awareness
As a result of raised concussion awareness and certain litigation, there is a major change taking place in U.S. Youth Soccer- no heading of the ball is permitted for ages 10 and below in games or practices.
This is not exclusively an AYSO rule, but one that all recreational and club youth soccer organizations in the U.S. are implementing effective immediately.
For this reason, in Core AYSO 300 games in the U12 division and every division below U12, any intentional header should be called by the referee as a penalty resulting in an indirect kick for the opposing team.
Read the complete description of the AYSO rule for “Heading the Ball” in games and practices.