Frequently Asked Questions Answered AYSO1463:
1) What is the registration fee for Spring 2018?
The registration fee for Spring 2018 is $100 per player. This includeds complete uniform. Pictures are done during Fall seasons only.
2) What is the deadline to request a refund for Spring?
All refund requests must be submitted to our registrar no later than March 1, 2018. Refunds will be less $20 for insurance/admin fees. Request must be made to [email protected], please include players full name, date of birth, and address.
3) If I live in Temecula will my kids practice in Temecula or nearby?
We do our best to put kids on teams in similar areas. However practice times and locations is ultimately up to the coach.
4) Can friends be put on same teams together?
We can not promise that friends be placed on same team. One of AYSO’s philosophies is Balanced Teams. We balance teams according to players years of experience.
5) How old does my child need to be to start playing soccer?
We have programs for children as young as 4 years old. Players must be 4 yrs of age prior to Jan.1st.
6) Where and when are the games?
Games are held on Saturdays. Times TBD. For divisions U10 and below, all games are held at Warm Springs Middle School. For upper divisions that may be traveling, all home games are held at Warm Springs. Away games TBD.
7) Where and what times are the practices?
Practice times and locations are decided by the coach. Since the coaches are volunteering their time to coach the team, they usually choose a time and location that best suits their schedule.
8) When does the season begin?
Practices can start March 1st. First games will be Saturday March 24th.
9) When does the season end?
Fall season consists of 8 games. NO GAMES EASTER WEEKEND. Cancellations may occur depending on field conditions.
10) Can my two children play on the same team? (usually involves one playing up)
We do not recommend players "playing up", however we have made accommodations for siblings.
11) We live in ....(Menifee, Lake Elsinore, French Valley...) can we play for AYSO 1463 Murrieta/Temecula?
Yes. One of AYSO's philosophies is Open Registration, which means you may play no matter where you reside.
12) Can I pay at the registration event with a credit card or check?
Yes, we take all forms of payment.
13) Can my child switch teams?
No, once teams are formed, players may not switch teams.
14) How are teams formed?
One of AYSO's philoshpies is Balanced teams. We form teams with a mixture of player experience. We also do our best to consider what part of town the players reside.
15) My child has never played before, can they still play?
Ofcourse, everyone was new once.
16) How do I register online?
You may register your child by visiting BlueSombrero.
17) What is the extreme weather policy? When do we cancel games?
Always assume we are playing unless notified otherwise.
Rain will not automatically cause us to postpone games, unless lightening is present.
18) What kinds of hair accessories are acceptable?
Hair accessories can not be made of metal or plastic, and should not be rigid. Soft hair accessories such as "scrunchies" and soft rubber bands or hair ties, are recommended and acceptable.
19) Can parents use bells or bull horns to cheer with at games?
No. Noise makers such as air horns, bells, bull horns or the like, are not permitted. They are a distraction to players and referees.
20) What are good snacks to bring?
Best half time snack is cold fruit. Granola bars are good also. Sweet treats are ok for after game snacks. Energy drinks are not recommended.
21) Are our teams co-ed?
U6 is the only division that we co-ed normally. However in Spring season, some other divisions may be co-ed as to give the teams a larger pool of teams to compete against.
22) What makes AYSO different?
Our mission is to provide quality youth soccer programs where everyone builds positive character through participation in a safe, fun, family-oriented soccer environment. AYSO's six philosophies separate us from the pack:
- Everyone Plays
- Balanced Teams
- Open Registration
- Positive Coaching
- Good Sportsmanship
- Player Development
23) Why should I volunteer and how can I do so?
AYSO is a volunteer operated youth soccer association. If we do not have volunteers, we cannot have a program for our children. Best place to start is to volunteer as a head coach, assistant coach, team parent, or referee.
If you are interested in volunteering or joining the Board, let us know. We are always in need of volunteers to help run our growing region.
24) Does AYSO provide training for the volunteer positions?
Yes! We provide coaches training and referee training. We give you all the tools you need to be successful. If you wish to coach, you also get luxury of setting up your team’s practice schedule based on your availability.
25) What other soccer expenses can I anticipate this year?
Not included in the registration fees are the required shin guards, appropriate shoes, and a practice ball. In addition, the team parents will possibly request a small amount to cover the expenses of a team banner, hair accessories (for the girls), end of season team party, and a small gift for the coach. Also, each family is often requested to bring snacks for the team at one game during the season.
26) What size soccer ball should I get for my child?
Divisions U5 through U8 use a Size 3 ball.
Divisions U10 and U12 use a Size 4 ball.
Divisions U14 and above use a Size 5 ball.
27) What is the duration of the games?
For the younger divisions, the games take about 1 hour to complete. For the older divisions, the games take about 1.5 hours to complete.
28) What should I bring to my child’s practices and games?
Shin guards (required), soccer shoes, a soccer ball, uniform (games only) and water. Also, bringing a well rested, well hydrated, nutritionally balanced child with a positive attitude and willingness to learn is highly recommended!
29) Do I have to get soccer shoes for my child to play?
Soccer shoes are not mandatory but are highly recommended (regular athletic shoes with no cleats are the alternative). When buying soccer shoes, they cannot have a toe cleat (baseball shoes have a toe cleat). Generally speaking, nearly all players at all age levels use soccer shoes for practices and games. If your child needs a pair of soccer shoes, and you are unable to provide a pair, let us know, we may have some in their size.
30) Why are the children required to wear their soccer socks over their shin guards?
Safety is the primary reason. Some types of shin guards are hard shell instead of soft, and may have sharp edges that could cut a player. By wearing their socks over the shin guards, players protect each other. Also, wearing the socks over the shin guards prevent the shin guards from shifting during running or when being kicked, which allow the shin guards to protect the areas they are supposed to.
31) Is it OK for players to wear jewelry during practice and game?
No jewelry of any kind (necklaces, watches, earrings, rings, bracelets, etc.) can be worn during practice or games.
There is an exception for Med-Alert bracelets, but they must be completely covered with tape or a soft cloth band for the safety of your child and all the other players.
32) The doctor said that my child can play with his arm splint. Will AYSO allow him/her to play?
No. While the doctor may be representing your son's/daughter’s interest appropriately, the risk to other players mandates that he limit his participation to that of moral support on the sidelines. Players may not wear casts or splints which could possibly cause injury to himself/herself or another player. NO EXCEPTIONS. This applies at the games as well as at practices.
33) What about eyeglasses and hearing aids?
Glasses, hearing aids, and med-alerts may be worn to practices and games. The use of an eyeglass holder/strap or sports-glasses is recommended. As stated above, Med-Alerts must be completely covered with tape or a soft cloth band as a safety measure.
34) It can be cold during the early morning Fall season games. Can my child wear a sweatshirt during the games?
Any extra articles of clothing must be worn under the uniform (so you can still determine which team a player is associated with). It is recommended that any extra articles of clothing be limited to undershirts or turtle necks (under the uniform). Try to coordinate with your team’s colors if possible. Any extra articles cannot have any zippers or any plastic/metal components of any kind.
35) Who do I contact if I have a question?
If you ever have a question you can email your question to us, and it will be directed to the appropriate board member.
You may also ask any of the Board Member on the field or at the Board tent on game days.