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AYSO Region 88 Glendale

Welcome to AYSO

Welcome to the team! We are excited you have found the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO). AYSO has been providing a world-class youth soccer program for more than fifty years based on our Six Philosophies of Everyone Plays®, Balanced Teams, Positive Coaching, Good Sportsmanship, Open Registration and Player Development.

Built on the power of volunteer support, AYSO brings together community members to coach, referee and support their local Regions with the ultimate goal of creating a fun, family-friendly environment where your child can grow and develop not only their soccer skills but their leadership and social skills for life.

AYSO has the complete Player Development Pathway, which allows anyone, from toddler to young adult to those with developmental disabilities to play the beautiful game we all love. Within this site, you will find all the information you need to find the program(s) that best suit your child and your family as a whole.

We look forward to having you join our AYSO family and becoming part of the World's Biggest Soccer Club!

How We Roll

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.

The AYSO Difference

Core Programs

U4 Playground (Ages 2-4)
This program features Activity Leaders, certified through the AYSO National Coaching Program, who understand the needs and capabilities of toddlers sensitive to the needs and the bonding experience of the parents.

5U Schoolyard (Ages 3-5)
Children get to play soccer in an age-specific program on Saturday only.

Core Program (Ages 5-19)
AYSO’s most popular program where a majority of kids fall in love with soccer and make lifetime memories.

VIP (Very Important Players)
Provides a quality soccer experience for children and adults whose physical or mental disabilities make it difficult to participate on mainstream teams.

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.

Contact Us

We are here to help but please consider we are all volunteers and will do our best to reply as soon as possible.

Regional Commissioner
Aldo Mascheroni [email protected]

Ryan Wood [email protected]

Coach Administrator
Iain Blackwood [email protected]

Referee Administrator
Craig Dunkin  [email protected]

Child/Volunteer Protection Advocate (CVPA)
Scott Nord [email protected]

Safety Coordinator
Ross Paulson [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.

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AYSO Region 88

2515 Canada Blvd 
Glendale, California 91208

Email Us: [email protected]
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