Who to contact
Vandana Desai, Team manager coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Practice fields email@example.com
Trophies and awards
May: Families are registering. Coaches, referees, and team managers can get a head start on online training over the summer.
What training you need: https://ayso13.org/dashboard
Apply to volunteer: https://ayso13.org/apply
June: Division coordinators start to confirm volunteer roles
July-August: Coaches and referees take their in-person classes
August: Team manager orientation, parent orientation, division volunteer briefings, team assignments. If you don’t hear from your coach by 8/14, please contact your division coordinator. Practice schedules will be sent to coaches the week of 8/15. There are always a few kids who have schedule conflicts with the practice day. Tell your division coordinator what days you are available and chances are there’s someone who will want to trade teams with you.
September: Soccer starts after Labor Day!
Plans change, so if you need to withdraw, please read the refund policy and fill out the form.
Sign up to staff the tent, hep with the kickoff dinner, or organize the open house.
Arrange a team outing
LA Galaxy order tickets. Region 13 families get special discounts and access to the exclusive, discounted, Soccer Family Season Ticket section.
Angel City FC is LA’s women’s pro team. Tickets
Be a great sports parent
Sports let parents give kids space to try something new. Remember, it’s just a game, and we play it for fun!
What youth coaches can learn from Gregg Berhalter (head coach of the USMNT)
My teammate shot high with a golden chance to score and our coach screamed at him, “Come on, David! You gotta shoot low!” David turned to the sideline and screamed back, “Don’t you think I know I missed!” The players on the bench tried hard to suppress their laughter and David became our hero for having the guts to yell back at our coach.
The disconnect between spectators and referees
No coach has ever coached, and no player has ever played, a mistake-free game in any sport ever. Why do we expect perfection from officials?
The ride home is not a teachable moment
Numerous researchers have asked athletes of all ages and abilities what was their least favorite sports moment, and their answer was nearly unanimous: after the game and the conversation on the ride home.
How to deal with a strongly competitive child
Being strongly competitive means a kid plays hard, takes the game seriously, and hates losing–all good things for an athlete, but many super-competitive kids may also be way too hard on themselves.
Power struggles in boys with ADHD
If your son has difficulty being flexible, he is going to get into more power struggles with you because his brain can’t figure out when being flexible may help him get what he wants. You can’t teach flexibility when a child with ADHD is escalated. Trying to reason or argue with him is not going to help.
If there is the slightest possibility that a person might try something new and fail or fall short in front of anyone else, it becomes too painful or too risky to make the effort.