September 1st Latest NewsStandings have been posted …
On Tuesday practice fields move to Fields 2 and 3. Those scheduled on field 3 move to field #2. Those on field #4 move to field #3. Only location will change, not time slots.
September 12th Divisions U16 and U19 start play. Game Schedules available to coaches SEP 2nd.
Arroyo Seco School “no practice” days are September 3, 15, 17 and October 6.
Players still needed for Boys Divisions 10, 12 and 19. Girls Divisions 10, 12 and 14.
We are still looking for a Boys U19 Coach.
Game Card Check-in Dates
AYSO Challenge Club Program
Posting Game Information to The SignalBelow are instructions on how to post to get pictures and scores uploaded. Deadline are Mondays at 11:59 after the previous Saturday game. The link to use is in the attached document. Please have one person designated form one team to for both teams.
What kids dislike the most about soccer
According to a survey reported in the Wall Street Journal, what kids dislike the most about soccer is the car ride home. Too often, the first thing a parent may say after a game is a critical remark, an accusatory question or offer “you should haves!” to their kids. This can cause any player to lose interest in playing and start to dread anything to do with participating in sports.
Be their biggest fan. Make sure to maintain a positive attitude and environment for your child by cheering and showing them support. After all, a child is trying their best to impress their parents, so show them they’re appreciated!
Focus on the positive. Great shot! Nice dribble! Amazing pass! Wow so close! These are all great ways to express to kids that they’re doing a good job and it will motivate them to try even harder.
Let them make mistakes. Making mistakes is the best way to get better. Don’t try to correct the mistakes by yelling directions from the sideline. Instead, let them try their moves and work on them next time you’re on a field together.
Encourage goal setting and measure progress. Aside from staying active and having a great time, kids strive to become good soccer players. Encourage players to talk about ways they can improve and offer methods or ask a coach to help them improve those things.
Don’t talk about negative things on the ride home. There are much better ways and places to communicate what your kids could have done better than questioning their actions during the car ride home. They are still learning the game and are likely aware that they didn’t have a great game. Try taking them to a park over the weekend and work on things to help improve their game in a fun, loving environment instead.
Don’t offer excuses. Putting blame on a ref, the field, weather or a coach for a bad performance may offer short-lived comfort, but this attitude can backfire. Kids will fail to take accountability and will instead learn to blame other factors when things don’t go their way.
Don’t yell instructions during games. This causes confusion and annoys other parents, coaches and players (including your own!). A player develops best when they are allowed to make their own decisions on the field, figuring out what works best and working on those things at practice.
Don’t criticize refs in front of the kids. Always remember that AYSO refs are volunteers and have given up their time to make the game possible. Kids will learn from their parents so be aware that yelling at a ref is one of the things they will pick up. And pro soccer players can tell you that yelling at the ref DOES NOT make them change their mind!
Players NeededPlayers still needed for Boys Divisions 10, 12 and 19. Girls Divisions 10, 12 and 14.
We are still looking for a Boys U19 Coach.
Monthly Board MeetingsOur next meeting will be at 7pm on September 14th at Mountainview Elementary School. These meetings are open to the public so please feel free to join us. If you have an item to add to the agenda then email us a request at least five days in advance. We welcome comments and suggestions. If you are interested in an open position, please send an email to one of our nominating committee members. Here’s our Board of Directors.
Soccer Goal Set-Up
Coaches Important DatesOctober 15th: Mid-Season meeting (1-point) at Mountainview Elementary School.
November 10th: Boys Competitive teams player evaluation meeting (1-point) at Mountainview School.
November 12th: Girls Competitive teams player evaluation meeting (1-point) at Mountainview School.
November 16th: All Non-Competitive Teams player evaluation meeting at Mountainview School.
Refund PolicyIn order to receive a refund, a written request must be sent to the registrar. You may email the request or you may send it by US mail to: AYSO Region 46, P.O. Box 800368. Santa Clarita, CA 91380-0368. Refunds are available according to this schedule: Before July 20: Full Refund. July 20 through August 22: A $50 processing fee will be charged per player. After August 23: No Refund will be issued.
A Parent’s Guide to AYSO
Fall and Spring SeasonsRegion 46 Fall Season registration starts in April of each year, games are played from August to December. Our Spring Season registration starts in November of each year, games are played from March to May.
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