Winter Stars is for players who liked the fall season so much that they want to keep playing soccer through the winter with their friends. Winter Stars meets once a week at (location to be announced once we get permits) from 3:30 until sunset. Volunteer coaches will divide the players into balanced teams so that players can explore the game and learn from each other.
It’s once a week, for all the soccer players in your family at the same time. There are no other practices and no permanent teams.
To create balanced teams, girls and boys will play together, based on ability, as in the skills clinics during the fall season. In the younger division (mostly 6U/7U/8U players), the 4-on-4 games will be played on a 25-yard field with a size 3 ball. In the older division (mostly 10U/12U players), we will add goalkeepers, offside, and a slightly larger field. Players may play up or play down, and the coaches will endeavor to let friends play together. As a parent, you’ll get to take turns being a club lineman. (Don’t worry! The referee staff will guide you in the subtleties of the offside law.)
As always, AYSO works because you volunteer to make it happen! Winter Stars needs team managers to help organize everyone, and volunteer coaches and referees to keep the games fun, fair, and safe.
Where: Winter Stars meets on a field somewhere in Pasadena
Who: Your family! Winter Stars encourages families to join together to support kids of all skill levels playing soccer.
Equipment: Coaches will provide balls (easier to keep track that way). Shin guards are mandatory. Soccer cleats are recommended but sneakers are fine. Wear shorts without pockets that could snag a hand, and any color socks that fully cover the shinguards.
When (subject to change): 3:30pm – 5:30 pm (for all ages (6U – 12U) for 8 weeks from Jan 14 through March 4.
Questions? email the coordinator, Shanti Rao at WS@ayso13.org