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AYSO Region 88 Glendale

Welcome to AYSO

Every sport has its own rules and regulations to try to make the sport as enjoyable to watch and play as possible. One of the main differences between soccer an the other main sports is that there are no time-outs and the game is continuously flowing. You have all heard all the rules how to act on the sidelines, about being positive, supporting the team, not yelling at the referees and other guidelines that are required in every sport. But when it comes to soccer…

What Exactly Does This Mean?

We all hear parents..and coaches.. say: “It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game.” Next time you hear yourself or somebody else say that, step back for a minute and see if your actions TRULY back this up. For example:

  • Let your child play. Just let the coach, the ref and especially the players have fun!
  • To help make life easier for your coach, the players, and yourself, give support to your child and the team, but do not give orders or direction to the players, even your own. It is up to the coach and the players to make the decisions. Your direction may be different than what the coach wants and this does not help the team and may frustrate your child.
  • Do not publicly question the referee’s calls. Try to enjoy watching your son or daughter play. Do not try to alter the game from the sideline by yelling at the referees. The referees really are not biased against your team and they can make mistakes also… just like the rest of us.
  • Help your child work toward skill improvement during practices and during the week and have your child work toward hard work, good sportsmanship and fun during the game. The sport will teach your child.
  • Teach your child always to play by the rules. Do not ridicule or yell at your child for making a mistake. Everybody makes mistakes and players will learn by those mistakes. What may seem innocent may not. For example… Never blame a child for losing a game. There are more than one player on a team. No player can lose the game all by himself.
  • Bring a chair, sit back and relax and have fun!
The joy of this non-stop play is that the game is taken out of the hands of the coaches and the parents and is preserved for the players. Whereas, in other sports, there is time for instructions from the coach or parents, there is little time in soccer for a player to listen to the sidelines and then react. This gives the player the ability to learn and to make his or her own decisions-important life tools.

Program Success

AYSO and Region 88 need your help to ensure a successful season.

  • Volunteer When parents help out, everyone wins! As you may already know, AYSO is an all volunteer organization. With every new season comes a need for your help as a volunteer. You can help out today by becoming a coach, referee or team parent. 
  • Be a respectful spectator by using using trash cans for trash, leaving your pet at home, and by allowing the referees to do their job on the field. Volunteer staff is there to make sure the game is enjoyable and safe for the players. Under exceptional circumstances, unruly spectators may be asked to leave the field.
  • Please remember that coaches are not babysitters; if you are dropping your player off make sure they have everything they need and that you are on-time to pick them up. The coach should be able to reach you at all times.
  • Teach good sportsmanship by making sure your child attends and is on-time for practices and games. Players must wear shin guards at practice and at games. A ready-to-play soccer player attends practice and games with water or a sports drink to stay hydrated, their own soccer ball, cleats, and shin guards.
  • Learn the game The best way to learn the game is to view a basic a referee course online.

Pets on AYSO fields

AYSO soccer is a family event and because many people consider their pets to be members of the family, they’re inclined to bring them along to our fields for either practices or games.

It’s important to remember that for safety reasons, pets are not allowed on Region 88 AYSO fields. Our goal is to make the soccer season as safe as possible and that’s why we request that Region 88 participants leave their family pets at home. 

In regard to the question of service animals being allowed on Region 88 AYSO fields: A review of legal opinion and other similar issues confirms that AYSO is obligated to observe and respect existing regulations and laws regarding the presence of service animals, as declared by the animal’s owner, at our fields.

AYSO will not request or inspect paperwork certifying the status of the service animal. We thank you for your support and understanding.

Drop off policy

It is strongly recommended that a player’s parent or guardian be present during all AYSO games and practices. If that is not possible, parents or guardians are required to inform the coach beforehand, preferably by email.

They must inform the coach:
  • Who will be bringing their child.
  • Who will be picking up their child.
  • Who is responsible and should be contacted in case of injury or emergency during the game or practice.
  • Contact numbers for all responsible persons must be included.
When arriving at practices or games, parents must not drop off players at fields without contacting the coach. The person responsible for the player must walk them to the coach.

The AYSO Difference

Our Programs

Playground U4 (Ages 3) This special program features Activity Leaders, certified through the AYSO National Coaching Program, who understand the needs and capabilities of 3-year-olds and are sensitive to the needs and the bonding experience of the parents. Click here to learn more.

Schoolyard 5U (Ages 4) Children get to play soccer in an age-specific program, and you, the parents, can choose to participate with them.

Core Program (Ages 5-18) AYSO’s oldest and best known program where a majority of kids fall in love with soccer and make lifetime memories. Click here for more information.

VIP (Very Important Players) [Special Needs]The AYSO Very Important Players (VIP) Program provides a quality soccer experience for children and adults whose physical or mental disabilities make it difficult to participate on mainstream teams. The program is offered during both the Fall and Spring seasons. Click here to learn more

Contact Us

Most questions can be answered on our website. We are here to help, but please remember we are all volunteers and we do our best to answer in a timely manner.

Specific division and program questions, inquiries about coaches or volunteering
Please contact the age/gender specific Division Coordinator or please use [email protected] and we will forward your email to the proper Board or Staff member.

Region Commissioner
Aldo Mascheroni at [email protected]

Registration & refund requests
Armen Cazian (Registrar) at [email protected]

Volunteer forms & general volunteer questions
Scott Nord (CVPA) at [email protected]

Referee classes & general referee questions
Frank Bagheri (Referee Administrator) at [email protected]

Coaching classes & general coaching questions
Iain Blackwood (Coach Administrator) at [email protected]


Contact Form

Click here to send us a question, comment or any other feedback.

We will do our best to reply as soon as possible.

Helpful links

Upcoming Events and Clinics

See Calendar of Events for more information. They are free of charge and open to everyone.

Please apply as a volunteer if you have not already and email [email protected] if you are interested in attending any of these and instructions will be sent to you.

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Contact Us

AYSO Region 88

2515 Canada Blvd 
Glendale, California 91208

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 818-208-1947
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