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SOUNDING THE ALARM - THURSDAY 8/6 CITY HALL PLEASE

Are you coming to City Hall on Thursday, August 6th at 6:30pm? 

The City of Lake Forest is hosting a second meeting to discuss the development of an Arena Soccer Park in Lake Forest on Lake Forest Drive. At the last meeting, the event went over by two hours and many of the soccer enthusiasts had to leave for games. That turned out to be a big problem and we need to all be there on Thursday August 6th at the Lake Forest City Hall. Please bring your kids, friends and everyone else to come in support the lake forest arena soccer park. We need people at this event ...and we need to be LOUD!!!! We have some Council support but we need to assure a majority. This facility is cheap to build and will pay for itself in the very short term. There is Great demand and is the only land use contemplated that makes sense at this location. PLEASE SHOW UP AND BE THERE EARLY and wear soccer jerseys.  

There are competing interests for development of this site including a vegetable garden that is not a suitable land use at this site (on a commercial corridor and main street) and will demand extreme amounts of water usage to keep the site from becoming a dust bowl.  A blighted condition would surely result.

Please mark your calendar to be at City Hall 25550 Commercentre Drive on Thursday, August 6 at  6:30pm and invest a couple hours to express your support for places where kids can play.  Thank you.  Questions?  contact Scott Drapkin at 949/939-1948

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COACH AND REFEREE TRAINING THIS SUMMER

Hey new and returning coaches, assistant coaches, and referees, Region 85 and Area 11L is offering Coach and Referee Training in July and August.  Take regular looks at our Calendar page for the latest dates and locations.  You can also go to www.eayso.org into your account and do a Course Sign up under MyeASYO and see classes that are offered anywhere in the country.

Thank you for investing in these free training courses to satisfy your age appropriate and safety requirements to provide our players with a great soccer experience.

Any questions, please email us at coach@ayso85.org or RRA@ayso85.org

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VITAL COACH AND ASSISTANT COACH MEETING 8/15

All Coaches please make our Fall information meeting a priority on Saturday, August 15th.  Location is pending approval at the Sports Park; updates as they become available to get very important information to help you be successful.

For all U6, U7, and U8 CERTIFIED coaches, please check in at 8:30 am for your Fall Information, Team Roster, Coach Kit and Uniforms. The meeting is expcted to be finished by 10:30 am.

For all U9, U10, U12, U14, U16, and U19 age division coaches please meet at 11:00 am.  Distribution of important Fall Information and Team Rosters to Certified coaches including Coach Kit and Uniforms from your Division Coordinator.  The meeting is expected to be finished by 12:30 pm.

Training field times, special password to our training games web site, and Spring Team priority given to coaches who attend this meeting.  Thanks.

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SUMMER FIELD AVAILABILITY

Please note our permits for field use in July and August until the 15th are currently limited to the Sports Park Turf A (west) field and SVUSD Gates, La Madera and Serrano Intermediate as follows;

Monday - Full Field from 4:30 - 9:30pm   Wednesday - 1/2 Field from 4:30 - 9:30

Adult league - Full Field Friday 6:30-9:30

Gates: Monday through Friday 5pm - Dusk

La Madera: Monday through Friday 5pm - Dusk

Serrano Intermediate: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday only Lower Field 5pm - Dusk

No other City or SVUSD fields are open for organized permitted use by AYSO from June 1 - August 15th.  More City Fields open on August 17th.

Thanks for sharing space and respecting other permitted users.  Report issues to City Staff at 949-273-6960 in the Recreation center or call Doug Cirbo 714-608-6796

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REGISTER NOW FOR THE 2015 FALL SEASON!

Fall Season Starts in  

2015 Fall Registration

Registration Type Dates  Player Fees
     
     
Mail In Registration Now until September 12

$175 per player

 

 

 

 

Go to the eayso website now and apply for all Under age 5 and older players and volunteers in Under 6 and above. Print 1 copy of the Volunteer Form AND 1 copy of the Player Form and Concussion Form. Mail them with your $175 player fee to the AYSO Region 85 P.O. Box 1059 Lake Forest CA 92609 to complete your registration.  Checks made out to AYSO Region 85. New players must also send a copy of a birth certificate. Questions and help contact us at registrar@ayso85.org or call 859-9114.

Our rates are extremely low for such a high quality soccer program only because we are an all volunteer organization. But please remember:

  • No coaches (Fun Facillitators) = No teams
  • No referees = No games

We provide complete training and support at no cost. Please volunteer your time and talents, so our kids have a fun soccer season!

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HOT TIPS FOR THE FALL SEASON 2015

Our Fall Season games begin September 12, 2015.  Here are some tips about our program.

Teams will be formed in July and coaches will be contacting players mid August to begin training after August 15th.

See our calendar page for other important dates.  Game schedules will be posted 1 week before the first game and all games will be played on Saturdays unless a rain make up is played on Sunday or during the week.

Coaches choose the time and place to train on local fields usually twice per week for 60 - 90 minutes. 

Every player needs to supply their own cleats, soccer ball, and shin guards to play.

If you have not been called by your coach by August 20th, please contact your division manager found on our Contact Us page.  Example for Under 8 age boy players is U8B@ayso85.org Look to this web site page for updates and more details. We are planning for another fun-filled season for your family and anticipate the excitement that will be here soon. 

Thanks for playing AYSO in Region 85 with 40 years of service to our community.

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COX EMAIL USERS HEADS UP

If you are a Cox Web mail user, please note that information from us through our AYSO National email server come in email with an address of no-reply@ayso.org that Cox treats as Spam.  If you are not receiving emails from Regional Commissioner Doug Cirbo about every month here is what you can do.  

In your email client, go to settings, find the link to Spam Blocker settings.  Most likely it is set to the first item in the list which automoatically deltes all Spam. Suggest making a change to the second or third choice on the list to insure receiving emails from AYSO or change your email address in EAYSO if you hve a Gmail account for example.

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REGION 85 FIELD STATUS UPDATES

Receive field status updates on your cell phone.

Text R85SOCCER to 84483.

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AYSO WESTERN STATES CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

2015 AYSO Western States Championships @ LF Sports Park

 

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WHAT KIDS HATE ABOUT SOCCER

It’s valuable to understand what motivates families to keep coming back to AYSO and what drives them away. 

According to a study by the Wall Street Journal, what kids hate most about soccer is the car ride home. Too often, the first first thing a parent has to say after a game is a critical remark, an accusatory question or offer “you should haves!” to their kids. This only causes young players to lose interest in playing. 

Parents often don't realize the impact of their words and forget that kids seek approval and want to impress them during games. When players feel put down, they can lose their love for soccer. 

Parents Do's: 

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. 

Parent Don'ts: 

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! 

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AYSO WEBISODES

 

Webisodes are short videos prepared by AYSO National covering various topics of interest. Click on the following link to view them:   webisodes

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AYSO REGION 85 DOG POLICY



Even though city parks allow leashed dogs, they are not allowed at AYSO practices or games.

With kids running around and other activity at AYSO events, the chances are very high that pets will be excitable and may cause injury. In addition, some children have a fear of dogs.

Thank you in advance for helping to keep AYSO soccer a fun event for all.

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