AYSO Region 43 Parents and Volunteers-

We are about to kick off another fun-filled season for AYSO Region 43.  Thank you for registering your son or daughter. Our mission is to provide an experience centered around AYSO's Six Philosophies of Everyone Plays, Balanced Teams, Open Registrations, Positive Coaching, Good Sportsmanship, and Player Development.

There are many logistics to sort out at the beginning of the season -- please read this entire email.

Volunteers Needed

A big thank you to all of the volunteers that stepped up over the last couple of weeks. We are still in need of coach and referee volunteers in almost all divisions, but we are getting close!  There are many great reasons for volunteering, but one very practical one is that volunteering guarantees that we will be able to place your son or a daughter on a team.  Please indicate your willingness to volunteer by registering at ayso43.org and emailing dc@ayso43.org (coaching) and rra@ayso.org (referee).  There are a few other vacant volunteer slots, but it all starts with coaches and refs.

Calendar of Upcoming Events

You can always check ayso43.org for the full season calendar.  The start of season events are included here for your reference.

Coaches Meeting

Sunday August 13th

3-5pm for new coaches, 4-5pm for returning coaches

Covington MPR, 201 Covington Rd, Los Altos, CA 94024

"Mandatory" meeting, especially for coaches new to AYSO

We realize that some coaches are unavailable -- asking that you do your very best to attend.

Parents Meeting

Sunday August 20th

4-5pm

Covington MPR, 201 Covington Rd, Los Altos, CA 94024

"Mandatory" meeting, especially for parents new to AYSO

We realize that some families are unavailable -- asking that you do your best to attend.

Referee Refresher

Sunday August 26th

6:30-8pm

Springer Elementary School, 1120 Rose Ave, Mountain View, CA 94040

This session covers the Law and League changes for the coming season.  Please try to attend if you haven't attended any other (upgrade) training yet this season -- there are a number of changes that will confuse you (and the players and coaches) this fall!

In-Person Coach Training

Saturday August 19th, 9am-12pm, 10U Coaches

Saturday August 19th, 1-3pm, 8U Coaches

Sunday August 27th, 9am-12pm, 10U Coaches (repeat session)

Sunday August 27th, 1-3pm, 8U Coaches (repeat session)

All sessions held at Santa Rita MPR, 700 Los Altos Ave, Los Altos, CA 94022

Team Rosters & Practice Schedules Released

Monday, August 14th

Practices Begin

Week of August 20th

Team Placements , Practice Conflicts & Transfer Requests

We are aiming to release rosters on Monday 8/14, but this sometimes runs a day or two late.  We do our best to honor reciprocal, 2-person buddy requests indicated when registering, practice day conflicts indicated when registering, grouping a couple of schoolmates together, and, most importantly, to create teams that are balanced in terms of ability. If you end up with a practice conflict, there will be a process for asking for placement on another team, but you will not be able to request a specific team.

Any general questions should be sent to info@ayso43.org.

Thanks,

AYSO Region 43 Board

info@ayso43.org