Spring Select is a separate, competitive season for teams comprised of players selected by a region designated coach. Spring Select is an opportunity for a player to improve his/her skills in the competitive environment of Area 1N Spring Select League and large AYSO sanctioned tournaments. A limited number of teams are formed in divisions U10-U19 depending on coach availability, qualification and interest. Spring Select teams are typically formed in November/December preceding the Spring Select season, which normally runs from March through early June. In some cases the region designated coach can hold an open try-out or alternately select players based on his/her criteria from a list of pre-nominated players.
General Program Information
The core philosophies of AYSO and the overall goal of maintaining a child-friendly environment are maintained during the Spring Select Season; however, Spring Select differs from the regular fall season program in the following ways:
- The number of players able to participate is limited by available coaches
- Spring Select is a program in which players are invited by coaches to participate on his/her team. Applicants are not guaranteed placement and may be rejected for multiple reasons, including but not limited to skill level, attitude, and prior behavior(s).
- A greater commitment by the players and parents is required as play includes regular and sometimes extensive travel.
- The cost of participation in Spring Select is significantly higher as travel and lodging costs are often incurred in addition to custom uniforms, and various registration, referee and tournament entry fees.
Persons interested in coaching a spring select team must complete a Secondary Season letter of intent and receive approval by the Spring Select Committee and Regional Commissioner. The Spring Select committee is comprised of members of the Regional Board of Pass Area AYSO Region 641 appointed by the Regional Commissioner. The committee will work in conjunction with the Regional Coach Administrator and Regional Referee Administrator with input from relevant Division Coordinators to forward coaching recommendations to the Regional Commissioner for final approval. It is the responsibility of the applicant to be familiar with Spring Select guidelines, obligations, and regional expectations before submitting a letter of intent expressing desire to be a Spring Select coach. In all cases applicants must be a current volunteer in Pass Area AYSO Region 641, have coached in the applicable division during the primary season immediately preceding the Spring Select season, have age-appropriate coach training, and maintained a clean disciplinary record.
Once a coach is selected, he/she is given some latitude in selection of players. The Spring Select Committee encourages all coaches to hold open try-outs in order to allow players to exhibit his/her interest, commitment, and skills. Coaches are under no obligation to hold try-outs and may opt to select players he/she has identified and the best Spring Select prospects during the primary season. Additionally, coaches are encouraged by the Spring Select Committee to respect the judgment of coaching peers by reviewing coach specific player nominations carefully and clarifying any questions with said peers.
Pass Area AYSO Region 641 and the Spring Select Committee recognize that the high level of commitment and sportsmanship expected of players, coaches, and parents involved in the Spring Select program may unfortunately exclude some highly skilled players.
A player must have played at a minimum half of the regular fall season matches in order to be eligible for Spring Select. Limited exceptions may be granted in cases of injury or other significant reasons as long as the applicant does not displace another potential candidate.
Spring Select Events
Regional Referee Clinic and Certification - Spring 2018 | Saturday February 24, 2018
This course will prepare new volunteer referees to officiate games. Attendees who successfully complete the course shall be certified as a Regional Referees. This is an 7 hour course.
Please bring a pen/pencil, notepad, water and dress for physical activity. Lunch will be served at no cost to all attendees.
To signup for the clinic, go to aysou.org and login with your account.passareaayso.org ID. At the home page click on Live Courses. At the calendar on the left that comes up, click on February 24th. The course list comes up on the right. Scroll down and select the Regional Referee Course by clicking on the blue button to the right. That brings up a list of all the available courses for that specific course. Scroll down to find the course Beaumont Regional Referee Course – 1/N/0641 Beaumont CA – Sat 24 Feb 2018. Click on the blue Register button to the right of the specific course and register. Click on the course name to bring up the course details.
Any registered child 12 years or older can attend and become a youth referee.
Coaches and parents are reminded that all teams in the 8U to 14U Division are required to provide referee coverage to be eligible to participate at the end of the season tournament.
2018 Spring Select Opening Day | Saturday March 10, 2018
The 2018 Spring Select season opens on this date. Please contact the Head Coach for game schedules and locations.
We wish all participants of Pass Area AYSO a fun and rewarding season.
4th Annual Cherry Cup Tournament | Saturday April 21, 2018 - Sunday April 22, 2018
Cherry Cup Invitational is open to sanctioned AYSO Spring Select and Extra teams in the 10U to U16U divisions. The fourth annual tournament will be held on April 21 & 22, 2018 in Beaumont.
Tournament information is available at CherryCup.org