Come join us in the City of Lake Forest 4th of July parade. Our decorated truck courtesy of Current Electric will be the platform for us to say hello to folks along the parade route on that Saturday and to pass out some goodies too. Show up at 9:30am on Toledo near ETHS (no parking at school or on street so plan to walk a bit) We are #14 in the parade so right up front
The first 50 kids and adults participating with us will be treated to a pizza lunch and some Golden Spoon dessert. We would love kids in their soccer jerseys, adults in Referee and Coaches attire to march with us to celebrate the nation’s birthday and our uniquely American and World’s largest soccer club, the patriotic American Youth Soccer Organization. Email RC@ayso85.org with questions and to join us for this fun event.
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We join the McEnally family in this difficult time in our prayers, losing their 14 year old son to a fatal crash last Thursday in Huntington Beach from another car driven allegedly by a driver under the influence (DUI).
Ethan’s Memorial Service is on Monday, July 6th at Saddleback Church at 11AM in Tent 3 on the West side of the campus.
Julie (Ethan’s mother) would like to request that all kids come in their AYSO jerseys showing support for one our own AYSO players in Region 85 whose tragic passing affects all of us in his AYSO family.
Thanks to all that contributed to Ethan’s funeral expenses. Their family can’t thank you enough !!!
If you are able to donate, please go to this site. www.gofundme.com/xy9mr9s THANKS !
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Please note our permits for field use in June and July are currently limited to the Sports Park Turf A (west) field 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
No other City or SVUSD fields are open for organized permitted use by AYSO from June 1 - July 31.
Thanks for sharing space and respecting other permitted users. Report issues to City Staff at 949-273-6960 in hte Recreation center or call Doug Cirbo 714-608-6796
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2015 Fall Registration
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 firstname.lastname@example.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:
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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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.
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 email@example.com 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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Receive field status updates on your cell phone.
Text R85SOCCER to 84483.
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2015 AYSO Western States Championships @ LF Sports Park
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.
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.
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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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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