Registration for the upcoming 2018 Spring League season is now open to players between the ages of 5 to 14, or in the 6U to 14U divisions born between January 1, 2004 to December 31, 2013.
The Spring Development League is a great opportunity for players to continue developing their soccer skills under a more casual environment. It is all about fun, staying fit and developing the skills and knowledge of the participants; coaches, referees and players alike. The league will not maintain records and the emphasis will be on growing a love of the sport and building technique and fitness.
The league will include a tournament-style Saturday game day at the end of the season for those teams that have fulfilled their referee and volunteer assignments. The tournament will include at least 2 games and food & drinks provided by the region to all participants.
The Spring Development League will replace the former Coed league by separating teams into boys and girls. This being the most common request since the Coed league launched in 2012.
However, please take note that while the region will attempt to form separate boys and girls teams, this will be solely based on the number of registrants and the possibility to form such separate teams. If there are not enough registrations per each division in order to form an adequate number of separate teams, the region will:
Parents and guardians will be notified by the end of February if any of the above should occur.
The Spring Development League will be limited in size by the amount of volunteers willing to assist with the league. We’re looking for head coaches, assistant coaches and team managers. If you’re interested in volunteering, please complete the volunteering role you’re interested in during the registration process.
In order to facilitate a positive AYSO experience to all players of Pass Area AYSO Region 641, the region strives to provide certified referees for each game at 10U or above. Our goal is to provide three referees for the competitive divisions, 10U, 12U and 14U. To achieve this goal we need several slots to be filled each week. In order to ensure that we have the referee slots filled, we need each team to provide us with volunteer referees.
Only teams that meet their referee assignments will be allowed to participate at the end of the season’s tournament.
Parents and guardians will be asked to accept the regional and league agreements. Click on any of the below tabs to read them prior to starting with the registration process:
The Annual National AYSO Membership Fee of $17.50 is not refundable and non-transferable.
Pass Area AYSO – Region 641 allows for refunds under special circumstances. All special circumstance refund requests must be submitted in writing by mailing a PDF form available here and must include the reasons and or circumstances involved. All refund requests will be read and considered by the Regional Board and refunds will only be granted at the discretion of the Regional Board.
Players are placed on team rosters based on the AYSO Philosophy of Balanced Teams. Each year coaches are asked to provide detailed evaluations of players in order to accurately balance teams the next season. Coach-generated evaluations are the cornerstone of team balancing. Inaccurate and/or careless evaluations can have far-reaching effects and often lead to player, parent and volunteer frustration and disappointment. Additionally, all evaluations are confidential and coaches should not share or discuss their evaluations with players or parents. Other variables that can affect player placement are factors such as Spring Select experience, positional expertise (goalkeepers) and historic volunteer support by parents.
Parents and volunteers should understand that no system for player placement is perfect and despite best efforts of volunteer regional staff there are always teams that experience more match day success than others. All AYSO regions strive to improve balancing each year and indeed no other board responsibility demands as many volunteer man-hours as team formation and balancing.
Except as noted below, requests in competitive divisions (10U-19U) shall not be considered.
In non-competitive divisions (6U-8U) Pass Area AYSO Region 641 will consider requests but there is no guarantee that a request will be granted. All requests will be reviewed for validity. Parents, players and coaches should be aware that the following requests are typically not granted:
*Pass Area AYSO Region 641 is sensitive to requests to not being placed on a particular volunteer coach’s team when there has been a negative experience in the past. Requests of this nature are typically granted unless a parent has requested that his/her player not be placed on teams with the majority of coaches in the division. Additionally, parents should exercise caution when making such a request and be prepared to share their reasoning in detail. In all cases a request based on historical wins and losses shall be denied.
*Siblings and children living in the same household and whose age and gender dictate said players would play in the same division shall always have the option to play on the same team if so desired.
A SIBLING is defined as follows: Each of two or more children or offspring having one or both parents in common; a brother or sister. Additionally, SIBLINGS shall reside in the same household.
BY AGREEING TO THIS ACKNOWLEDGMENT, THE PARENT/GUARDIAN INDICATES THAT ALL FAMILY MEMBERS AND SPECTATORS ASSOCIATED WITH THE FAMILY WILL ABIDE BY THESE GUIDELINES. FAILURE TO RESPECT THE PARENT CODE OF CONDUCT AND AYSO KIDS ZONE PLEDGE CAN BE GROUNDS FOR REMOVAL FROM THE SIDELINE; MATCH SUSPENSION OR ABANDONMENT; OR MATCH FORFEITURE FOR THE TEAM OF THE OFFENDING SPECTATOR. REPEATED INCIDENCE OF FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE PARENT CODE OF CONDUCT CAN RESULT IN DISCIPLINARY ACTION UP TO AND INCLUDING REMOVAL FROM THE PROGRAM.
PARENT CODE OF CONDUCT
As a parent, you play a special role in contributing to the needs and development of youngsters. Through your encouragement and good example, you can help all the boys and girls learn good sportsmanship and self-discipline. In AYSO, young people learn to work together, to sacrifice for the good of the team, to enjoy winning and deal appropriately with defeat – all while becoming physically fit and healthy. Best of all, they have fun.
KIDS ZONE PARENT PLEDGE
I agree to honor the AYSO Parent Pledge in my words and actions.
Pass Area AYSO Region 641 participants agree and understand that NO PET shall be permitted at any AYSO activity or event regardless of venue or location. This policy includes but is not limited to practices, games, picture day, opening ceremonies, team parties, tournaments, etc. This Policy is consistent with those of neighboring Regions and is in keeping with the AYSO Insurance Policy, which does not cover animal bites or related injuries. Properly registered service animals are generally exempt from this Policy.
In order to facilitate a positive AYSO experience for the youth in Pass Area AYSO Region 641 the region strives to provide certified referees for each game at 10U or above. Our goal is to provide three referees for the competitive divisions, 10U, 12U and 14U. To achieve this goal we need several slots to be filled each week. In order to ensure that we have the referee slots filled, we need each team to provide us with volunteer referees.
Only teams that met their referee assignments will be allowed to participate at the end of the season tournament.
The National AYSO Membership Fee of $17.50 is not refundable and non-transferable.
Pass Area AYSO – Region 641 allows for refunds under special circumstances. All special circumstance refund requests must be submitted in writing by mailing in this form (PDF) and must include the reasons and/or circumstances involved. All refund requests will be read and considered by the Regional Board and refunds will only be granted at the discretion of the Regional Board.