Instructions to Register for Fall 2017 — AYSO Region 13 Soccer

Welcome to Registration for Fall 2017!  Please follow these steps to enroll.

STEP 1 – ONLINE REGISTRATION (“BLUE SOMBRERO”)

  • Using your web browser, visit our Blue Sombrero registration portal by entering the following web address into your browser: https://ayso.bluesombrero.com/region13
  • Click the “Register Now” button, and follow instructions to create an online account.
  • After creating your account, return to the registration portal home page and click on the “My Account” button (top right). On the next page, click the red “Register Now!” button, and add your children as new Participant(s).
  • Follow the prompts to fill out registration forms for each child. Make sure to follow registration all the way to the end – including electronically signing the form and submitting it.
  • Pay the balance due with a credit or debit card. If you cannot pay with credit or debit card, you can pay during in-person enrollment at the Region 13 web site.
  • To save time during in-person enrollment, please print your children’s registration form and bring them with you.

STEP 2 – PRE-SEASON ENROLLMENT SESSIONS

  • To guarantee placement on a team, please visit the AYSO Region 13 Clubhouse during one of our designated walk-in sessions (listed below).
  • Clubhouse Location:  711 W. Woodbury Rd, Unit E, Altadena, CA 91001
  • Walk-In Enrollment Dates:
  • Saturday, April 29, 2017 (Done!)
  • Saturday, May 20, 2017 (Done!)
  • Saturday, June 3, 2017 (Done!)
  • Saturday, July 22, 2017 (Done!)
  • All walk-in sessions run from 9am to 1pm on the above dates only.
  • When you visit the Clubhouse for a new soccer player (or for a player who is new to Region 13) – Please bring a school ID, birth certificate, or other suitable documentation for age verification uniquely identifying the player and the year of birth.

For Enrollment After the Last Walk-In Session (in August and September):

  • After the last walk-in enrollment session listed above, placement on a team is not guaranteed.
  • If you wish to complete your enrollment after this date, you should:
    • Complete your registration using Blue Sombrero as described in above in Step 1.
    • Send a copy of your child’s birth certificate (or other age verification documentation) to our registrar via email to <registrar@ayso13.org>.

Team Formation

  • For our 4U and 5U programs (for players born in 2013 and 2014), soccer is conducted “jamboree style” with parents and coaches all taking an active role.  Kids will assemble for their first day of play on September 16, 2017.
  • For all other soccer programs 6U and above:
    • Teams will be formed in mid-August 2017
    • You will hear from your coach regarding your team assignments by the last week in August.
    • Practices begin the week after Labor Day.
    • The first games are scheduled for the following Saturday, September 9, 2017.

2017 Registration Fees

  • Player fees for the Fall core program are $195.
  • For the EXTRA program, player fees are $795.
  • Some players may be wait-listed after July 22 (with no guarantee of placement onto a team).  If we are not able to assign a wait-listed player to a team, we will issue a refund for all fees paid (except the AYSO National Membership fee).  Cancellations by players themselves will be subject to the Refund Policy below.
  • Please pay with credit card or debit card whenever possible.  Cash and check payments may incur additional processing fees.

Refund Policy

  • Refunds will be available through August 1, 2017 for up to 80% of the amount paid during registration.  No refunds will be paid after September 9, 2017 or the first scheduled game, whichever comes first.
  • For a detailed explanation of the refund policy, please see our Refund Policy page by following this link:  https://ayso13.org/region-13-refund-policy/
  • Included in the 2017 registration fee is a non-refundable AYSO National Membership Fee of $17.50. See the section below for more details about the AYSO National Membership Fee.
  • After September 9, 2017 (the date of the first scheduled game of the Fall 2017 season), no refunds will be processed.

EXTRA Program

  • The EXTRA program is a tryout-based Fall soccer program that gives selected players an opportunity to play soccer at a significantly more competitive level.
  • Soccer players who are hoping for admission to the EXTRA program should register as ordinary participants in the regular Fall season.
  • The full cost for the EXTRA program is $795.  By registering first as a regular Fall season member, you’ll pay the Fall registration fee ($195) with the balance due after you are invited to join an EXTRA team.

Volunteering

  • AYSO is a volunteer-run organization. Every year we call upon coaches, referees, and team parents to work together to deliver world class soccer programs that enrich children’s lives.
  • What can you do to help?
  • Please let us know by signing up here: https://goo.gl/ioLsFb

AYSO National Membership Fee

  • Registration now includes automatic enrollment as an AYSO member. The AYSO National Membership Fee is included in your 2017 Registration Fees. It is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • The benefits of AYSO National Membership include:
  • Membership Card
  • Annual subscription to the Play Soccer magazine
  • Newsletters
  • Soccer Accident Insurance
  • Special offers and discounts
  • Access to the AYSO Player website channel
  • Your AYSO National Membership will continue for the period August 1, 2017 through July 31, 2018.

AYSO Age Determination

In 2017, AYSO decided to follow the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) new guidelines for the construction of age divisions in soccer. Players will now be assigned to divisions as shown in the table below.

MY 2017

Birth Year

Age Division

2014

4U

2013

5U

2012

6U

2011

7U

2010

8U

2009

10U

2008

2007

12U

2006

2005

14U

2004

2003

16U

2002

2001

19U

2000

1999


For parents who are familiar with the old “school year” method of age determination, the change to “birth year” will have the effect of making all age divisions roughly five months younger than they previously were. Players born after July will experience the most notable difference because they will appear to “skip ahead” by one division in alignment with the new Age Guide. For example, a player born August 1, 2009 would have gone into the “U8” division under the old (school year) system. But in Fall 2017, someone born Aug 1, 2009 will now be “9U”, which means he/she will play in the “10U” division in the above table. In sum, players born after July in any year will “bump up” to the next age bracket, pulling down the median age for the entire division.

For more information on this change, please see the Age Guide at AYSO.org.

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october

25oct7:00 pmRegion 13 Referee Staff Meeting7:00 pm 711 W. Woodbury Rd., Unit E, Altadena, CA 91001Region 13 Clubhouse

november

2nov7:00 pmRegion 13 Board Meeting7:00 pm 711 W. Woodbury Rd., Unit E, Altadena, CA 91001Region 13 Clubhouse

9nov7:00 pmArea Referee Staff Meeting7:00 pm 711 W. Woodbury Rd., Unit E, Altadena, CA 91001Region 13 Clubhouse

29nov7:00 pmRegion 13 Referee Staff Meeting7:00 pm 711 W. Woodbury Rd., Unit E, Altadena, CA 91001Region 13 Clubhouse