Announcements – Week of 11/28 (updated 11/29 @ 10 am)

Playoffs begin Saturday, 12/3, for 10U-14U. Everyone plays 1 or 2 games on 12/3; then semi-finals on 12/10, and finals on 12/11. Click here.

What if it rains? We may have to move playoffs to the next two weekends. Click here for more.

Our annual Volunteer Awards Holiday Dinner is Tuesday, December 13, at 7 pm at the AYSO Region 13 Clubhouse. If you volunteered in Region 13 this season, please join us and bring your partner or child to enjoy with you.

Register now for Grad Series and Winter Stars.

Advance Your Coaching and Refereeing Credentials at the upcoming Section 1 Road Show, January 7-8, 2023 at Arcadia High School.

Open Letter to the Out of Control Sports Parent 

The World Cup is on! AYSO and The Coaching Manual have a printable bracket so you can follow along – enjoy!

 

Play soccer

10U – 14U, keep your weekends open in December. League Playoffs

Volunteer

Coach and referee for Grad Series and All-Stars

Volunteer FAQ

Fall League Status

The Fall League is finished for 4U-8U divisions. Fill out our parent survey: How did we do?

Final Standings for Fall 2022 Core season for 10U-14U are now posted here.

COVID-19 Report – Please fill out a COVID-19 Positive Test Report if a Volunteer or Player tests positive for COVID-19.

Winter programs

Grad Series is for 8U players (and other children who will be first-time younger players in 10U in 2023). See the age chart.

Winter Stars is informal Sunday-afternoon pickup soccer for everyone.

All-Stars is a competitive soccer league with travel around the San Gabriel Valley.

 

Where to find help

Question about team assignments? Schedule problem? Ask your division administrator.

4U & 5U teams and schedules are ready

Practice field requests practice@ayso13.org

16U & 19U Referee assignments – ref16U@ayso13.org

Registration registrar@ayso13.org (may take a few days to reply)

VIP vip@ayso13.org

Play soccer in Pasadena, La Cañada, Altadena, California

AYSO Region 13 is the kids’ recreational soccer league in Pasadena, Altadena, and La Cañada, California. You’ll start with AYSO’s fall league, which runs from September – December 2023. Players aged 3 to 18 may register, starting May 1, 2023. Wait lists start July 9 so it’s important you and your friends register before then. Then, over the summer, parents, grandparents, and friends (that’s you!) will learn to coach and referee. Teams are assigned in August, and games start in September.

AYSO’s core program is how most kids in our area are introduced to team sports. First-time and experienced players alike develop their skills, contribute to a team, and have fun. Balanced teams make for more interesting games, so teams in the 10U, 12U, and 14U divisions are formed by a blind draw, supervised by a person not involved in the division. In the non-competitive divisions, 6U, 7U, and 8U, our hard-working volunteer Division Coach Administrators do their best to honor friend, school, and coach requests; however, they are only able to do so with adequate volunteers with which to form teams. Please volunteer as a coach or referee if you have such requests. In 4U & 5U, the coaches are professionals, and all parents take turns assisting. In the most competitive divisions, 16U and 19U, there is a player draft. It’s easier If you start coaching when your child is young, you’ll be in a position to coach their team when they’re teenagers. In VIP, the activities are designed around the player’s needs and VIP Buddies help individual players.

In addition to the core program in the fall, there are programs in the winter for kids of all abilities, Winter Stars, Grad Series, and All-Stars, and a competitive league in the spring, the Spring Cup. Participation in All-Stars or tournament teams requires having played in the fall. The other programs are open to new players.

AYSO is more than a soccer league. It is a child development program that uses soccer as its main tool. Every decision is centered around what’s safe, fair, and fun for the children. You’ll see your child’s natural joy of running and kicking a ball develop into a lifelong love of sport, teamwork, and friendship, with a good deal of creative decision-making and strategic thinking along the way.

Region 13 is run entirely by volunteers, which means that in addition to signing up your child to play, you help make the soccer league happen. You can coach, referee, or manage a team, or contribute in many other ways. Please write to info@ayso13.org if you have any questions. A full list of the volunteers who make Region 13 go is on the Leadership page. Every family is expected to help out, however, they can. See the Volunteer page for how to get started. There are many roles you can fill.

Welcome to Region 13, where Pasadena, Altadena, and La Cañada come to play soccer. I look forward to meeting you on the field!

 

Sincerely,

Taj Chiu
Volunteer Commissioner and Soccer Mom

ps. Please sign up for the newsletter to receive information on our next program’s timeline.

pps. If you don’t have a child in the program and want to coach or referee, email info@ayso13.org.

ppps. Exceptions: Upper Division (16U-19U) starts in August, and there is no age limit for the VIP program.

Brandi and David Lane with the FireballsGet involved

I have really enjoyed coaching the boys and the support of the parents, and it feels great to know that I am contributing to my community. It’s also helped me keep my life balanced, spend more time with my family, and kept me active.

– Brandi Lane, with dad Davis and the 2021 Fireballs

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Sponsors

Registration fees only cover part of the cost of the fall soccer league. Region 13 thanks these sponsors and partners

Evolve Soccer LA offers informal soccer classes and camps, like for Thanksgiving Week. Call for a free trial class.

Launch sports offers sports camps (including soccer), free seminars for coaches.

LATLC

Los Angeles Trial Lawyers’ Charities supports youth sports throughout Southern California.

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