Spotlight on: AYSO

For all you soccer enthusiasts, AYSO Fall season registration is officially open for most South Orange County regions. And if you sign up before the end of this month, you can save $30!

Early bird rate for U5 to U19: $130 (ends April 30)
Regular rate for U5 to U19: $160 (starts May 1)
Military: $100
VIP: $50
Family max: $400

Practices usually start around August 15, and the season starts 1 to 2 weeks after Labor Day, depending on age. The regular season ends before Thanksgiving, with playoffs for some of the older-age divisions after that.

You can register online on the eAYSO website.

If you have questions, the regional websites are great sources of information:

Dana Point/SJC Region 87
Laguna Niguel Region 41
San Clemente Region 111

AYSO is near and dear to my heart. I grew up playing soccer, continuing all the way through high school (Dana Hills–go Dolphins!). I have volunteered to coach for a few seasons now and will likely volunteer to coach again this year.

Warming up before a game last season.

Warming up before a game last season.

There are great opportunities to volunteer your time and help your local AYSO region. You don’t need to have an understanding of the game to help out. Also, AYSO Area 11, which manages 10 AYSO regional leagues in South Orange County, offers scholarships as incentives for students to volunteer with AYSO (or other organizations). For more information on the scholarship program, click here.

Feel free to contact me with any questions about volunteering or registering with AYSO. I’ll see you out on the field. Play hard, play fair, have fun!