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Fall Season Information

Fall | Primary Season

The Fall Season is our primary Season or Core Season. Registration opens in April and practices start on or after August 1. Games begin in September through late November or early December, depending on calendar dates and scheduling for field conflicts, holidays and other community events.

Participation in the Fall Season is required for some programs (eg. All-Stars) but not required to participate in the Spring (Second) season.

Season Highlights

Registration Period Opens: April 22 / Closes: July 31 (dates subject to change)
Play Period (Practice) Begins on or after August 1; Games to begin on September 10 
Ages 3 to 18  /  VIP (Special needs): Open to all ages
Age Groups U4 Playground: 3-year-olds  /  5U Schoolyard: 4-year-olds
Core: 6U to 14U; 16U/19U   /   VIP: All ages
Schedule 5U-14U/ VIP: 10 weeks (Saturdays)
16U/19U: 10 weeks (Saturday and/or Sundays) {dependent on the number of players registered}
U4 Playground: 6 Saturday sessions
Practice schedules will be made available in late July after teams are formed. Game schedule to be made available by August 14.
Games may be canceled due to bad weather and/or unsafe field conditions. 
Practice timesU4/5U: 1 hour practice and game combined on Saturday (only)
6U/7U/8U: 4:30-5:30 pm (day and location selected by the team's head coach in July)
10U/12U: 5:30-6:45 pm or 6:45-8:00 pm (both divisions may begin practice at either of these times)
14U/16U/19U: 8:00-9:30 pm
Game Locations See Fields (under Resources)
Registration includes Full uniform (shirt, shorts and socks), trophy and yearbook. 

Click here for the Fall Registration page or Program Updates

Spring Season Information

Spring | Second Season

The Spring Season known as the Second Season runs from March to May. Participation in the Fall Season is not required.

Season Highlights

Registration Period January - February
Play Period March - May (weather permitting)
Ages 3 to 18  /  VIP: Open to all ages
Age Groups Core program 6U to 14U
Playground (U4): must be at least 3 years old on/after the date of first event
Schoolyard (5U): must be at least 4 years old on/after the date of first event
Schedule 5U-14U/VIP: 8-10 games (on Saturday)
U4: 6 Saturday sessions
Game and practice schedules will be made available in February or after teams are formed.
Games may be canceled due to bad weather and/or unsafe field conditions. 
Game Locations See Fields (under Resources)
Registration includes Full uniform (shirt, shorts and socks) and participation medal. 

Click here for the Spring Registration page 

Player Requests

Player Request Policy

Please understand that no system for player placement is perfect and despite best efforts, there are always teams that experience more or less match day success than others. All AYSO regions strive to improve balancing each year and indeed no other board responsibility demands as many volunteer man-hours as team formation and balancing.

Teammate and coach requests in divisions U4, 5U and 6U only will be considered but are not guaranteed. 

Please note that the following requests are not granted in any division:

  • Practice and/or game field location
  • Practice time or day
  • Any player requests after teams have already been created

AYSO Region 88 Glendale is sensitive to requests to not being placed on a particular volunteer coach’s team when there has been a negative experience in the past. Requests of this nature are typically granted unless a parent has requested that his/her player not be placed on teams with the majority of coaches in the division. Additionally, parents should exercise caution when making such a request and be prepared to share their reasoning in detail. In all cases a request based on historical wins and losses shall be denied.

Siblings and children living in the same household and whose age and gender shall always have the option to play on the same team.

A SIBLING is defined as follows: Each of two or more children or offspring having one or both parents in common; a brother or sister. Additionally, SIBLINGS shall reside in the same household.

Request to play in an older/younger division

The Region/Commissioner may approve a player to play up in a division (with children older) depending on the situation. The Board of Directors has established a strict policy to not allow any player play down (in a division with younger players). There are no exceptions.

Program Information

AYSO Region 88 Glendale registered over 2,200 players this past Fall season and over 1,300 players this Spring season. Players are placed in age divisions U4, 5U, 6U, 7U, 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U & 19U (U stands for under that age. For example: 12U means children that most players are under 12 years of age as of December 31 in the year after the Fall season begins.)

Children between the ages of 3 and 18 can join on gender specific teams based on the AYSO Age Guide for the current membership year. Each team has a registered VOLUNTEER coach who is or must become age-appropriate certified. Coach certifications are provided free of charge by AYSO. Some levels of coaching certification may involve travel and multiple day classes.

Core teams participate where fun and player development are the primary focus. In competitive divisions (defined as 10U to 19U) team wins and losses are recorded. All teams in these divisions have the opportunity to participate in regional playoffs at the end of the season. All matches will be played in fields located within AYSO Region 88 Glendale (see Fields under Resources tab). In the Spring, 16U and 19U will play in a tournament-style program outside the region against teams within Area 1C.

Registration for the Fall Season begins in April prior to the season and in January in the Spring. No early registration discount is available. Based on the amount of registrations and the availability and interest of certified and/or trainable volunteer coaches divisions may be closed at any time to maintain AYSO team size guidelines. In accordance with AYSO Philosophy, AYSO Region 88 Glendale maintains an Open Registration policy and accepts players from all locations.

Games & Practice

Game and practices for all players in the U4, 5U to 19U are on permitted fields within Glendale and La Crescenta (see Fields tab on menu).

Practices may start on or after August 1 and are conducted during weeknights at a permitted location, once a week and up to 1.5 hours total, based on age divisions. In the Spring, most teams will practice every other week, depending on field availability. Once teams are formed, the day and location of practice are determined by the volunteer head coach and based on his/her availability. Read below for information on requests under Player Placement Policy. 

Player Evaluations

Players are placed on team rosters based on the AYSO Philosophy of Balanced Teams. Each year coaches are asked to provide detailed evaluations of players in order to accurately balance teams the next season. Coach-generated evaluations are the cornerstone of team balancing. Inaccurate and/or careless evaluations can have far-reaching effects and often lead to player, parent and volunteer frustration and disappointment. Additionally, all evaluations are confidential and coaches should not share or discuss their evaluations with players or parents. Other variables that can affect player placement are factors such as positional expertise (goalkeepers) and historic volunteer support by parents.

Per Region 88 rules, every new player in the 10 and Under and older divisions must have a New Player Evaluation before being placed on a team. “New player” constitutes anyone who did not play in the Region the previous fall season. Placement on a team may be denied if a player is not able to attend one (1) evaluation if requested by the Division Coordinator or other qualified Region 88 volunteer.

Pets on AYSO fields

No Pets at Region 88 Events

All AYSO Region 88 participants agree and understand that NO PET shall be permitted at any AYSO activity or event regardless of venue or location. This policy includes but is not limited to practices, games, picture day, team parties, tournaments, etc. This Policy is consistent with those of neighboring Regions and is in keeping with the AYSO Insurance Policy, which does not cover animal bites or related injuries. Properly registered service animals are generally exempt from this Policy.

You, as the primary player and account registrant, are also responsible for any friends or family members visiting the fields.

Unfortunately, if dogs or pets are not removed from games, we will have no choice but to suspend or even terminate the game.

Region 88 pays for and controls the soccer fields and surrounding areas in an exclusive use permit that provides us the right and with that right, we are required by our National Bylaws and Insurance to comply with our published guidelines.

Service animals are allowed under the following conditions:

ADA in public places: The Americans with Disabilities Act applies to employers, state and local governments and public places.

The law narrowly defines service animals as any dog that is trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a physical or mental disability.

Emotional support animals do not qualify as service animals under the ADA, the California Unruh Civil Rights Act nor the Disabled Persons Act.

State and local governments, businesses and nonprofits generally must allow service dogs to accompany people with disabilities in any part of a facility open to the public, unless doing so interferes with legitimate safety requirements, or the dog is out of control.

If you are bringing a legal service animal to our fields, we require that you first inform our referee staff that is present at the game so that they can provide guidance on ensuring that the animal does not interfere with the game and remains in control. Please also reach out to our Regional Commissioner at [email protected] for approval before the event/game begins.

Thank you for your understanding and support. Please click here for more information from AYSO National.

Disclaimer: AYSO is obligated to observe and respect existing regulations and laws regarding the presence of service animals at our fields. Service animals are defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as only dogs or miniature horses that have been trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability. Other animals, whether wild or domestic, do not qualify as service animals.

Our Programs

U4 Playground (Ages 3-4) 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.

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

Core Program (Ages 5-19) AYSO’s oldest and best known program where a majority of kids fall in love with soccer and make lifetime memories. Click here to learn more.

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.

Refund Policy

AYSO Region 88 Glendale allows for refunds under special circumstances. All special circumstance refund requests must be submitted through an online form and must include the reasons and or circumstances involved.

  • Any player who withdraws prior to the posted deadline for each season will be refunded their registration fee.
  • The annual AYSO National Membership Fee of $20.00 is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • A $10 administrative fee may be charged for all refunds.The parent/guardian requesting the refund must complete and submit an online Request Cancellation form.
  • The request must be submitted on or before the posted deadline for each program.
  • Please allow 12-14 working days for the approved refund to be processed and returned.
Visit Our FAQ section for additional information.

Transaction Fee

The Regional Management System under Sports Connect will include a fee. Following the conclusion of successful negotiations between AYSO and Sport Connect, we have negotiated a $2.75 per transaction fee*. This fee does not apply to volunteer registrations, only players.

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.

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Glendale, California 91208

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