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WELCOME TO FALL REGISTRATION


HOW TO REGISTER

Registration and payment is done online. If your child(ren) played with us this past Fall or if you already have created an account here, please click the LOGIN button. New parents/guardians should click the REGISTER NOW button.

If you are not able to register online, want to pay by cash/check or have any other questions, please contact our Registrar.


PROGRAMS

Region 255 Fall Programs

AYSO is a national soccer organization that is child-first and child focused. We strive to deliver a quality youth soccer program which promotes a fun, family environment based on AYSO's Six Philosophies. Every girl and boy stepping on a field for the first time can have fun while they develop soccer skills and learn to enjoy the world's most popular sport. It's also a game you can play and enjoy for the rest of your life.  AYSO starts with a non-competitive, purely fun experience at the earliest ages, and continues with age-appropriate small-sided games as players grow. Smaller-sided teams for younger children allow more touches on the ball and a more successful soccer-learning environment.  We focus on positive messages, and ensure that each child plays more than half of each game (usually 3/4 or more). All age cutoffs are now based upon the calendar year and players are placed in divisions based upon the year in which they were born.

AYSO BIRTH YEAR CHART

6U: Boys & Girls 4 and 5 years oldPlayers are part of a team, which plays a weekly game on Saturdays. These age divisions introduce weekly practices in addition to the Saturday games. Practices are generally one hour in length on a weekday. Games are 32-minute in length, and are played 5v5 on a small field and are purely for fun; we don't keep score and we don't have standings.

8U: Boys & Girls 6 and 7 years old: These age divisions have weekly practices in addition to the Saturday games. Practices are generally one hour in length on a weekday. Games are 40 minutes in length, and are played 7v7 on a small field with proportionally small nets and goalkeepers. Experience shows that 6 and 7-year olds lack the physical development and psychological focus to play the goalkeeper position, and that eliminating the keepers opens up the game and makes it more free-flowing. The small-sided experience allows each player to fully participate in the game. Play is still purely for fun; we don't keep score and we don't have standings.

10U Boys & Girls 8 and 9 years old: In this division we introduce goalkeeping and competitive play. Weekly games are 50 minutes long, and are played 7v7. This is the first division in which we maintain scores and keep standings. Playoffs are held in November to determine a Region champion.  A tournament is held in Visalia, CA the first weekend in December to determine the Area O champion.

12U: Boys & Girls 10 and 11 years old: In this division games are 60 minutes long and are played 9v9. With the larger team size, players are introduced to positional play that approximates full soccer. Yet the 9-player teams allow greater space on the field and more involvement by each player.  In this division we maintain scores and keep standings. Playoffs are held in November to determine a Region champion.  A tournament is held in Visalia, CA the first weekend in December to determine the Area O champion.

14U: Boys & Girls 13 and 14 years old: In this division games are 70 minutes long and are played 11v11. With the larger team size, players are introduced to positional play that approximates full soccer. Yet the 15-player teams allow greater space on the field and more involvement by each player.  In this division we maintain scores and keep standings. Playoffs are held in November to determine a Region champion.  A tournament is held in Visalia, CA the first weekend in December to determine the Area O champion.

16U/19U: Boys & Girls 15, 16, 17, and 18 years old: In this co-ed division games are 80 minutes long and are played either 9v9 or 11v11 depending on sizes of teams. In this division we maintain scores and keep standings.

VIP Program for Boys & Girls: 
The mission of the AYSO VIP Program is to provide a quality soccer experience for individuals whose physical or mental disabilities make it difficult for them to successfully participate on mainstream soccer teams. What is successful participation? It should be defined by the player’s enjoyment and the safety of all team members.

 

GAMES AND PRACTICE INFORMATION

Game schedules: 6U-19U games are on Saturday for approximately 10 weeks.
(Unless a game needed to be made up for weather reasons or to make up a game that was canceled. Those games may be played on Sunday toward the end of the season.)

Location of Games: Elk Bayou Soccer Complex - 5700 S. Laspina, Tulare, CA 93274

Practices:Location of practices will depend on each coach. 

UPCOMING REGISTRATION EVENTS

Coming Soon.

QUESTION / CONTACT

For all registration questions, please email our Registrar at [email protected]

FINANCIAL HELP

The American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) is a non-profit, all volunteer program. Our mission is to provide soccer opportunities to as many young athletes as possible in a fun, fair and safe environment.

Our basic policy is that parents/guardians should finance their children’s registration fee to the “extent that they are able.” In that our goal is maximum participation, a financial aid fund has been established in our region to help parents/guardians with the registration fee. Our AYSO financial aid is based on financial need of families who are not able to pay for all or part of their child’s registration in order to participate. Because there are limited funds available, the financial aid will go to families who demonstrate the need while financial aid funds remain available.

Criteria:

1.    Parents/ guardians must complete the financial application form. (Information provided will be held in complete confidence.)

2.    Applications will be reviewed and accepted on a first come, first serve basis until funds set aside have been depleted.  

3.    Amount and type of previous volunteerism provided by the applicant family or child may improve consideration for financial aid. Failure to meet previous volunteer commitments or lack of willingness to volunteer will also be a consideration.

4.    Soccer is a team sport, and players who are granted financial assistance are expected to participate fully in the season to support their team.  Players who were granted financial assistance in the past but then failed to be an active participant during the season without due cause will not be eligible for future financial aid.

5.   Financial aid applications should be submitted for approval at any regularly scheduled AYSO Region 255 registration time. They are to be emailed to [email protected]

Financial Aid Form

REFUNDS

No refunds will be given after September 25

Region will refund your registration fee less twenty-five ($25.00). After the first game, partial refund will be issued. Requests can be submitted online or by mail. If request is submitted by mail, please mail this fully completed accompanied by self-addressed stamped envelope.

 Player Drop Form (pdf)

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Contact Us

AYSO Region 255

By Mail: P.O. Box 2274 - Tulare CA 93275, Elk Bayou Soccer Complex 5700 S. Laspina
Tulare, California 93274

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 559-422-7211
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