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AYSO Region 88 Glendale

Our Programs

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

5U Schoolyard (Ages 4-5)
Children get to play soccer in an age-specific program on Saturday only.

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.
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.

Request Policy

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. 

The following requests are NOT granted in any division at any time:
  • Practice and/or game field location
  • Practice time or day
  • Requests to change teams after teams have been posted
Teammate and coach requests will only be considered in the U4, 5U and 6U divisions and are not guaranteed.

Please note that the practice and game schedules are posted AFTER the refund deadline. Please consider this BEFORE registering as there are no exceptions after the posted cancellation deadline.

 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. 

Request to play in an older/younger division

AYSO National and Region 88 placement guidelines does to not allow any player play down (in a division with younger players). There are no exceptions. The Regional Commissioner may approve a player to "play up" in a division (with children older) depending on the player's experience and/or skill level.

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

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 an evaluation before the 3rd week in July if requested by the Division Coordinator or other qualified Region 88 volunteer.

Players are placed on teams 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 for the following season. 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.

Jewelry Policy

AYSO National Guidelines State:
"Players shall not wear anything that is dangerous to either themselves or other players subject to the referee’s approval under Law 4."

FIFA Law 4 states:
Law 4: The Players' Equipment. A player must not use equipment or wear anything that is dangerous. All items of jewelry (necklaces, rings, bracelets, earrings, leather bands, rubber bands, etc.) are forbidden and must be removed. Using tape to cover jewelry is not permitted.

All jewelry, including earrings of any kind, whether or not worn in any body piercing (visible to the referee), must be removed before the player is to be allowed to participate. The same is true of any stud which is used in a body piercing when the jewelry is not being worn. The same rules apply during practices as the wearer is at risk of severe injury. Beads worn braided into the hair are also to be regarded as jewelry.

The safety of our players is of paramount importance to AYSO. We follow AYSO National Guidelines and the FIFA Laws of Soccer when it comes to player equipment.  Please prepare ahead of time and do not allow this to become an issue prior to a game or practice.

Please adhere to our policies to keep ALL of our players safe.

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.

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 $5 cancelation 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.

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: May 1 / Closes: July 10 (dates subject to change)
Play Period (Practice) Begins on or after August 1; Games 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 

Program Information

AYSO provides a recreational soccer program for children ages 2 through 18. AYSO (American Youth Soccer Organization) is a national non-profit organization with almost 600,000 registered players and 200,000 registered volunteers. It delivers programs through individual units called Regions. Glendale is Region 88 and regions are grouped into Areas and Sections. Glendale belongs to Area 1-C, the other regions of which are in central and western Los Angeles County. Area C in turn is part of Section 1, which covers Los Angeles County, the Inland Empire all the way to Nevada, as well as parts of Nevada. Our program has approximately 3,200 players each season and operates in a regular season that begins on the Saturday after Labor Day in September and ends in mid-December. Games are played in Glendale, La Crescenta and Montrose, but anyone may register in our region, regardless of where you live.

AYSO is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations to AYSO, including to Region 88, are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to AYSO to support our programs, including scholarships for players whose families need some financial help, visit our donations page. Our taxpayer identification number is 95-6205398. Note that registration fees and other payments for players are NOT tax-deductible.

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2515 Canada Blvd 
Glendale, California 91208

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