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  • Playoff results 12/8 and schedule 12/9

    The schedule for Champions Sunday is available as usual in both matrix and bracket form as usual.  This time I gave the files new names so you shouldn’t be directed to older versions!

    In a nutshell:

    B10: Shin v Coombes, McLaughlin v Islas, Van Houten v Campbell

    B12: Girvetz* v Khaja, Heverly v Aleksanian

    B14: Brookbanks* v Trejo

    G10: Blanton* v Petropoulos, Tan v Bridge

    G12: Quiroz* v Kunitake, Hervey v Takahashi

    G14: Walkett* v Weinberger

    The asterisk denotes the regular season winners, who are our first playthrough team.  For games involving one of these coaches, their opponent will be the second playthrough team regardless of Sunday’s results.

    Donahue won the regular season in B10 and is the first playthrough team.  Sunday’s winner of Flight A (Shin v Coombes) will be the second playthrough team.

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  • Grass Fields Closed Again Today – Fri. Dec 7

    Due to the wet weather conditions again today — grass fields are closed to protect them from damage.  We will evaluate field conditions again tomorrow.

    Fields will be OPEN TOMORROW for games!

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  • REVISED playoff schedule for December 8 and 9

    The schedule for this coming weekend — games on both Saturday 12/8 and “Champions Sunday” 12/9 — is available in both matrix and bracket form.  On Saturday we are playing mostly at Area H, with some 10U games on Muir South.  On Sunday all games are at Muir.

    REVISED to move the B10 and G10 flight A championship games to Muir North U10 and the B10 flight B and C games to Muir South.  The U14 semifinals on Saturday are moved from field 9 to field 8.  All game times remain the same.

    All the game cards were returned with no exceptions, and for this I am grateful.

    — Bill Owen, region 13 statistician and scheduler

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  • Volunteer Holiday Dinner – Tuesday December 18, 2018

    As a big thank you to all of the volunteers that make AYSO Region 13 work, we are holding our Annual Holiday Dinner on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at Brookside Country Club. We are looking forward to a very fun event, with great food and drinks, a raffle with lots of great gifts and lots of good conversation.

    If you volunteered in the region as a coach, referee, or team manager – or as a board member, coach staff or referee staff – this season please RSVP here: https://form.jotform.com/83290704033147

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  • Planning for a New Regional Commissioner Next Spring 2019

    Dear Region 13 Families,

    My term as Regional Commissioner will come to a close on March 1, 2019, when a new term will begin. In the tradition that we’ve held in Region 13 for decades, I will be looking for a new representative to take my place when that term begins. While the installation of a new RC is still a few months away, I’m beginning preparations for a new RC now, so that we will have a seamless transition into the next term of office.

    To support this, the Regional Board is undergoing the vetting process for a new RC now. I’ve asked Dan Jeffries, a long-time board member and the Region’s current Safety Director, to lead our nominating committee. For anyone interested, Dan can give more details on being an RC and on the nomination process. He will accept applications beginning now through December 5. Dan will interview all applicants and will bring recommendations to the Regional Board at our next meeting on Thursday, December 6, when the board will vote on those recommendations.

    While the focus of this letter is on the current process of identifying an RC for the next term, we are always looking for volunteers to help us in many other positions on the Board of Directors. If you are interested in joining our Regional Board in any capacity, or if you have any questions or suggestions about any of the positions for which we might recruit now or in the future, please reach out to Dan at danjeffries@yahoo.com.

    It is an honor and privilege to be your RC, and I look forward to serving you over the next few months with the same energy and zeal as I have brought to this position over the past two years. It’s only by our many efforts working together that AYSO enriches children’s lives — and in this purpose I want to thank you again for having given me the honor to be your RC.

    Yours truly,
    John
    —-

    John Sweet
    Regional Commissioner
    AYSO Region 13 – Pasadena, Altadena, and La Canada Flintridge
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    Our soccer programs enrich children’s lives.

    Everyone Plays Balanced Teams Open Registration Positive Coaching Good Sportsmanship Player Development



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  • All about game cards

    As not every coach and referee knows exactly what to do with game cards, here is a quick reminder.

    • Before the game (preferably before you reach the field!), coaches fill out the top section, list the players (first and last names please) with their uniform numbers, write down the date, time and field, and then give the card to the referee.  You may get more game cards from the receptacle outside the front door of the Clubhouse or at the tent at Victory Park.  If you’re making your own, please use card stock, as plain paper does not survive a game very well.  Referees add the date, time and field (if not already written in) and put the team number of both teams at the bottom of both cards: home on top, away on bottom.
    • During the game, each assistant referee carries the card for the team on their touchline. The AR marks down who is sitting out and who is the goalkeeper each “quarter.”  When a player on that team scores a goal, put a tally mark | in the “Goals Scored” columns, for first half or second half.  If the same player scores again, use a second tally mark | | rather than trying to turn that 1 into a 2.  (You know what will happen next if you do that.)  At halftime, record the score at the bottom.
    • After the game and the handshakes, write the number of goals scored in the second half at the bottom, and put the total (the final score) in the bottom right.  Please be sure to get the scores correct!  Each official should print their name on both cards, the team (if any) that they represent, and the code letter:
      • A = you were assigned to this game
      • B = you were a prearranged substitute
      • C = you were a last-minute fill-in for a no-show
      • D = you were a “club linesman” (not an AYSO-certified referee)
    • Then the referee turns in both completed game cards:
      • take them to the referee tent at Victory Park or Area H, or
      • put them inside a white game card envelope tied to a goal net.
    • If you have the last Region 13 game of the day at any field with a game card envelope, I ask that you carefully untie the envelope (please don’t just rip it down) and return it with its contents to the Clubhouse.

    Your continued cooperation throughout the season is very much appreciated.  With everyone helping like this, my job as your Statistician becomes that much easier.

    — Bill Owen, region 13 statistician

    stats@ayso13.org

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  • Be a Hero for Your Child

    Now is the time to volunteer for your child — and to be trained for your role.

    • Referee training this Sunday 9/9 at the Region 13 Clubhouse at 8:00 AM
    • Coach training on Sunday 9/9 at La Salle High School at 8:00 AM.
    • Team Manager training on Sunday 9/2 at 12:00 noon at the Clubhouse.

    If you haven’t yet submitted your Volunteer Application for 2018, please follow the instructions here:  https://ayso13.org/how-to-become-a-volunteer/

    For Questions About Training:

    Questions

    We look forward to seeing you this Fall,  and thank you for being part of AYSO!

    —-

    John Sweet
    Regional Commissioner
    AYSO Region 13 – Pasadena, Altadena, and La Canada Flintridge
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    https://ayso13.org

    Our soccer programs enrich children’s lives.

    Everyone Plays Balanced Teams Open Registration Positive Coaching Good Sportsmanship Player Development



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  • Key Updates for Fall 2018

    Dear Soccer Parents,

    Some key updates for you:

    Teams are Formed

    You should already be in touch with your coach by now.  If not, please reach out to your division coordinator.

    Now is also the time to volunteer for your child’s team.

    PREPARE for Your Role

    We support everyone with specialized orientation and training for their roles:

    • Referee training on Saturday 9/1 at the Region 13 Clubhouse at 8:00 AM
    • Coach training on Sunday 9/9 at La Salle High School at 8:00 AM.
    • Team Manager training on Sunday 9/2 at 12:00 noon at the Clubhouse.

    For Questions About Training:

    Registration Continues for 4U and 5U 

    • We are still admitting players to our 4U and 5U divisions (for ages 3 and 4).
    • If you know older players who want to play — please add them to the wait list for their age group.
    • For instructions to register, please visit this page.

    A Peek at Things to Come

    Mark your calendars:

    • NOW Through Labor Day 9/3:
      • Volunteers are trained.
      • Players meet their coaches.
    • September 4:
      • Practices start this week.
      • Fields and game schedules are worked out.
      • The Schedule of Games is announced for the Fall season.
    • September 8: Opening Day for all divisions 4U through 14U
    • November 10: Last day for 4U and 5U
    • November 17: Last game for most divisions
    • December 1, 2, 8: Playoffs for 10U, 12U, and 14U divisions
    • December 9: 10U, 12U, 14U championship games
    • January:Winter Season

    Email Alerts

    Do you want to know when fields are closed due to bad weather?Do you have family members who would like to know of important events happening in AYSO Region 13?

    Please join our Email Alert Service: https://ayso13.org/email-alert-service/

    If you think you’ve already enrolled in Email Alerts, it’s okay to sign up again. 

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    We look forward to seeing you this Fall,  and thank you for being part of AYSO!

    —-

    John Sweet
    Regional Commissioner
    AYSO Region 13 – Pasadena, Altadena, and La Canada Flintridge
    linkedin.com/in/jvsweet
    https://ayso13.org

    Our soccer programs enrich children’s lives.

    Everyone Plays Balanced Teams Open Registration Positive Coaching Good Sportsmanship Player Development



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  • Coaches – Please request a practice field . . .

    The practice grid is being made this week – don’t miss out! Click here – https://form.jotform.com/82270647984165

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  • Kickoff Dinner Invitation

    Hi Everybody,

    AYSO is a very special organization because we are a true community of all-volunteers — and we join together in dedication to enriching children’s lives.  AYSO works because people like you choose to contribute your time, energy and passion into developing children into successful adults through our focus on soccer.  We are among the nation’s largest soccer organizations, and this is the reason why!  Our soccer programs enrich children’s lives.

    So please join AYSO’s leadership for this year’s annual Fall Season Kickoff Dinner, where we will look ahead to the Fall season together, introduce the many people who will help to coordinate your hard work, and celebrate the fun that we have in store for this Fall.

    Because this event is dedicated to AYSO volunteers, we ask two things:

    1. Please RSVP here to tell us to expect you — so we can be sure to have your dinner waiting.  Meals cost money, so we appreciate letting us know you’ll be there.
    2. Please complete AYSO’s Safe Haven course.  The in-person version of the class is required for Coaches, and recommended for everybody else.  You can also take both.  (See more info here, or follow this link: https://ayso13.org/aysos-safe-haven-course/)

    This year (Fall 2018),  the Fall Kickoff Dinner will be held on Tuesday, August 28 at La Salle High School. We will open the doors at 6:00 PM and dinner and presentations will begin at 7:00 PM.

    See you there!

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    We look forward to seeing you this Fall!

    —–

    John Sweet
    Regional Commissioner
    AYSO Region 13 – Pasadena, Altadena, and La Canada Flintridge
    linkedin.com/in/jvsweet
    https://ayso13.org

    AYSO provides world class youth soccer programs that enrich children’s lives.

    Everyone Plays Balanced Teams Open Registration Positive Coaching Good Sportsmanship Player Development


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Coach – someone in charge of training an athlete or a team

Each year over 500 parents and volunteers step forward to coach either as a head coach or assistant coach. Region 13 and AYSO provide these outstanding individuals with the training they need to be effective coaches. The training is always age appropriate. Ask any coach just how rewarding the experience is. No experience necessary. Won’t you volunteer to coach?

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