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Region 85 - Celebrating our 41st year.
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REGISTER FOR THE 2015 FALL SEASON (AFTER 3/3)!  [New]

Next Registration  

Please mark your calendar for our 2015 Fall Registration held at the New Lake Forest Sports Park Recreation Center at 28000 Rancho Parkway.

Registration Type Date & Time Player Fees
Early Registration (Save $) March 14th 9am - 2pm

$125 per player 

$325 Family Maximum

     


 

 

 

 

 

Go to the eayso website AFTER MARCH 3 and pre-register all players and volunteers. Print 1 copy of the player form and 1 copy of your volunteer form, and bring them with you to registration. New players must also bring a birth certificate.  Payment accepted with cash or check to AYSO Region 85 only.

Our rates for a quality soccer program are extremely low only because we are an all volunteer organization. However,

  • No coaches = No teams, and
  • No referees = No games.

We provide all the necessary training and support at no cost, we are an all volunteer organization.

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U5 AND U6 SPRING PROGRAM MEETING 3/10  [New]

Our Under age 5 and under age 6 program meeting for this special Spring Season will be held on Tuesday, March 10th at Lake Forest City Hall (25550 Commercentre Dr) starting at 7pm.  This Spring play is for our U5 and U6 players from the Fall Season to enjoy a  short 5 weeks of play and also help parents become coach certified in the process each week.

For parents that are interested in this opportunity, details of the program and the opportunity to register for $40 in addition to the Spring fee will be provided as well.   Questions email Peter Nash at coach@ayso85.org

 

 

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SPRING MATCH SIGN-UPS  [New]

The Spring Season is here!!! All approved Referees are encouraged to sign up for games early and often. Visit the Area 11-L website for game schedules and Referee sign-ups. (GAME SIGN-UPS)

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PRACTICE SCHEDULE

Starting Monday, January 26th, practice times and locations at Heroes Park and the Lake Forest Sports Park will be on a reservation basis. At Heroes there are 6 areas available with 3 time slots each day and Lake Forest Sports Park Turf 4 areas with 3 time slots each (except Friday only 5-630) and Grass 10 areas with 3 time slots. Region 85 teams will be entitled to two practice sessions per week at either Heroes or LFSP (LFSP/Heroes 4:00-5:00pm M-F & all other permited fields on the Fields page 4:00- sunset, do not require a reservation). 

Please show good sportsmanship in sharing our lighted fields (approximately 40 by 50 and Heroes and 1/8 of the full field at LFSP).  If slots are open as of 7pm on January 31st, you may submit a request for a second slot per team. When you are no longer utilizing your slot please email me here so that your slot can be opened up for another team.

We are really short on space this season, thanks for being courteous, showing positive coaching in action.

Practice Schedule

To reserve a time slot, click on Practice Schedule (Above^) to see the most current time slots available (the slots are updated a couple times a day- not live), then select Reserve a Practice Time (via this link or on top left side of Practice Schedule page), the message should inlcude the coach name, division, day, and time slot. Reservations will be on a first come basis. Practice time slots will be by division as follows: U8/U10 5:00-6:30pm, U12/U14 6:30-8:00PM, U16/U19 8:00-9:30PM. Please revist the schedule by day's end to confirm your reservation went through.

Field Map

Note: AYSO's permit is one half of grass area at Heroes and one half of the East LFSP turf field. If any issues arise, please share the space but do not take matters into your own hands, kindly remind them of the permit we hold (please ensure that you keep a copy of our permit in your bag) with the City; get their organization and contact name and email to Doug Cirbo at commissioner@ayso85.org.

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WHAT KIDS HATE ABOUT SOCCER  [New]

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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REGION 85 FIELD STATUS UPDATES

Receive field status updates on your cell phone.

Text R85SOCCER to 84483.

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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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