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  • How is the AYSO organization set up?
  • The major organizational breakdown of AYSO includes National, Sections, Areas, then Regions.
  • Rosamond is in Section 10, Area D, Region 827.
  • Each Region has a board of volunteers managing the Regional operations within National guidelines.
  • What does MY2024 mean?
  • Each player and volunteer registers for a 1 year period.
  • MY = Membership Year
  • A membership year extends from August 1st to July 31st.
  • How much are coaches and referees paid?
  • AYSO is a volunteer organization.  Coaches, referees, board members, etc. are not paid wages.  They are provided training and support, but only paid in our gratitude (and maybe an occasional slice of pizza).
  • When does the season take place?
  • The regular (Fall) season officially starts on August 1st.
  • Teams may begin training together in August.
  • The Fall season game schedule typically begins the Saturday following Labor Day and extends roughly 10-12 weeks (September – November).
  • Teams which qualify for post season play may extend the season longer.
  • Players who are selected and choose to participate in All-Stars could also extend the season.
  • Area Playoff / All-star tournaments are in January – February.
  • Section Playoff / All-Star tournaments are in February – March.
  • What is the difference between the Playground, Core, and EPIC programs?
  • Playground is for our youngest players learning to be coached, to socialize, and to develop motor skills.  Think of it more as Parent-and-me training program with no team vs. team soccer matches.
  • The AYSO EPIC Program provides athletes with disabilities the additional support they need to fully participate in a quality soccer experience.
  • The Core program is the most common portion of our soccer program.  It is divided into 2 year age groups:  6-and-Under (6U), 8-and-Under (8U), 10U, 12U, & 14U.
  • Checkout our Program Details page for more information and links.
  • How is a player’s “league age” determined?
  • For the purpose of placing a player in an appropriate division, a player’s league age is determined by birth year and how old the player will be at the end of the following year.
  • EXAMPLE:  You sign up your 5 y/o in May for the MY2024 season.  He turns 6 in October. He will be 7 at the end of 2025.  He will be placed in the 8U division.
  • Can a parent/guardian request a player play in different age group?
  • AYSO is committed to Balanced Teams.  If a player would better match with an older division, we might consider moving that player up.  Moving a player down to a younger division presents safety concerns, so for that reason would not be considered.
  • Can a parent/guardian request a team or coach for their player?
  • Requests for a coach or to keep friends or extended family together are accepted, but not guaranteed.
  • A coach's child is automatically assigned to the coach's team. 
  • Are divisions divided by gender?
  • 6U & 8U are considered “non-competitive” and will generally be co-ed.
  • 10U-14U are competitive divisions and will normally divided by gender.
  • If a competitive division only has enough players to form a co-ed team, the team will be play in the boys division.
  • What is included with registration fees?
  • Registration fees include jersey, shorts, and socks (Playground does not include shorts or socks) as well as a basic picture package and an award (medal or trophy) at the end of the season.
  • Players are expected to provide shin guards (required), a ball (highly desired), and cleats (not required, but recommended).
  • Can a minor be a volunteer?
  • Volunteers placed in a position of responsibility for the team must be at least 18 y/o.  This included Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Team Parents, etc.
  • Youth referees should be at least 12 y/o and ideally be 2 years older than the division they are refereeing. (This is EXCELLENT way to get an older sibling, or child who has recently aged out of the program to stay involved and even improve their knowledge of the game to help with their high school or college soccer development.)

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Rosamond AYSO Region 827

Rosamond, California 93560

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 661-752-5501
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