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Starting Monday February 6th, practice times at Lake Forest Sports Park and Heroes Park will be on a reservation basis only. There are 6 assigned pratice areas at Heroes Park and 12 assigned practice areas at Lake Forest Sports Park, each area has 2 time slots per day-5:30-7:00pm & 7:00-8:30pm. Region 85 teams will be entitled to two practice slots per week. Please show good sportsmanship in sharing our lighted fields (approximately 30 by 40). When you are no longer utilizing your slot please email me here so that your slot can be opened up for another team. If your practice at Heroes of LFSP will end prior to 5:30pm, you do not require a reservation. All other practice sites (see permitted fields on Fields page), do not require a reservation.

The baseball fields have been expanded at Heroes Park and grass space is very limited, Please stay at least 100 feet from each baseball filed. Thanks for being courteous, showing positive coaching in action.

Practice Schedule

To reserve a time slot, click on "Practice Schedule" (Above^) to see the current time slot availablity. Send an email to me here with the requested field (Hereos or LFSP), area number (Heroes Area 1 or LFSP Area 2), time slot, day, coach name and division. Reservations will be on a first come basis. Younger (U10 and below) teams will be given priority to early sessions. Please revist the schedule by day end to confirm your reservation went through.

Practice Field Maps

If any issues arise, do not take matters into your own hands, just remind them of the permit we hold with the City; get their organization and contact name and email to Clarinda Arriaga at

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Through our association with UK Soccer International you have access to a great resource to help you plan your training sessions.

Click here to go to the web site that allows you to pick the age group you coach and then choose what you want to work on with your team (skills or tactics) and this tool will provide a number of warm up to small sided games, building up from lower pressure to higher pressure.

Site is then scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on curriculum.

Login with the Account Name "AYSO85" (no quotes)
Password for this site is "Soccer" (no quotes and a capital "S")

Check it out and let us know your feedback at

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Please complete the Incident Report Form whenever there is a personal injury, damaged property, or threats of or actual physical violence surrounding an AYSO game, practice, event or property. The form should be prepared by the Coach, AYSO Official, or other AYSO Volunteer. Completed forms should be submitted to the Region 85 Safety Director ( within 24 hours of the event.

Incident Report Form (pdf)

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Concussion awareness is everyone’s responsibility.


 Seize a Teachable Moment - Referee Calls

Very good practical advice on how to respond to referee calls and respect the game of Soccer from the Positive Coaching Alliance.

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