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AYSO Region 294 Serving the beautiful Kern River Valley

Important Dates - 

  * Team names and player numbers are due by September 1st.

Coach Meetings -
* MANDATORY - 8U thru 14U Division - Mon, Oct 16th - 6:00 pm - hospital conference room (trailer located by front entrance)
* Pizza will be provided
* Evaluations will be handed out to all coaches and will be due by October 31, 2023.
* You may attend this meeting virtually
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      Meeting ID: 240 881 876 883
Passcode: 5A5EjA
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 Parent Meetings - We need parents to attend only one of the following meetings -
Sept 6th at 6:00 pm - South Fork Elementary School Cafeteria

Opening Day & Pictures - September 9th - 9:00 am to 1:00 pm PLEASE HAVE TEAM ARRIVE AT 8:45 AM TO GATHER ON THE FIELD
* Players should arrive fully dresssed in their uniforms
* Coaches received a schedule of their picture time
* All teams will parade and be announced
* Hotdog, chips, and drink will be provided free to all players, coaches, and registered volunteers. Meals will also be available for purchase for $5.00
* Various activities for the players will be held
* Official first game for 14U Division will begin at 11:00 am.
* Official first game for 16U/19U Division will begin at 5:00 pm in Bakersfield at the Kern County Soccer Park.

Full Season Begins - September 16th, 2023 - Game schedule will be provided to each coach and posted on the website.
* Games will only be cancelled by the Regional Commissioner or Referee Administrator
- If there is a weather issue, Jordyn will send out a coach text
- If you do not have enough players, please contact Jordyn to see what requires a cancellation/Forfeiture. In most instances you can play down.

Season Ends - November 18th, 2023 - Last day of games
* Area A Tournament is Dec 16 & 17 for U10 and above
- Coaches must have in-person training completed to take a team to the tournament
* All Stars is January 20 & 21
- All Stars practice games are January 13 & 14 for U10 and above
- Coaches must have in-person training completed to take a team to All Stars

Important Information - 

Coach Packet
  * Rosters - Please contact all players by August 29th.  If you cannot get a hold of a player, please let Jordyn know ASAP so we can try other
    methods of communication and verify that player is indeed playing.
  * Medical Releases - Please keep these with you at every practice and game.
  * Coach Cheat Sheet - We are creating one for every division with common guidelines and suggestions (with the exception of U3/U4/U6)
  * Each coach will receive an envelope with Incident Report Forms, Concussion Procedures, Parent Pledges, Picture Schedule/Packets, and 
     sponsor form.
  * Parents - Parents need to sign the parent pledge; Please turn those back in on opening day.
     -  We also strongly encourage coaches to hold a parent meeting at the beginning of the season to set forth expectations and objectives.
        We want to advise parents that it is important for players to make it to practices, games, and help with game day needs. We also ask that
        parents do not attempt to make calls during the games, or speak to, or at, the referees. If a parent interferes with the referee, or any part of
        the game, the game can be terminated or the coach can be penalized with a card.

  * If your uniforms are in, they are bagged and ready. All players’ sizes are listed on your roster. Please give your biggest player the biggest 
    jersey and work your way down. If there is an issue with sizing, please let Dena (the regional commissioner) know ASAP so we can order as          needed.

  * All coaches will receive a coach bag with cones, pinnies, balls, a ball pump, spare needles, whistle, ball bag, and first aid kit. U10 and above
    will also receive a game planner, keeper jerseys, and gloves. If any equipment needs to be replaced, please contact the Division Coordinator

U8 - 7 teams with 7 players on each team
  -  We will have 3 games on 5 Saturdays and 4 games on the other 5 Saturdays.
  -  One team will play 2 games on the Saturday with 4 games. It will alternate.
  -  Game times will be 8:30, 9:30, 10:30, and 11:30

U10 – 6 teams with 9 players on each team
 There will be 3 games every Saturday
 Game times will be 8, 9:15, 10:30

U12 – 4 teams with 11 players on each team
There will be 2 games every Saturday
  - G
ame times will be 11:45, 1:15

U14 – 3 teams with 9/10 players on each team
There will be one game every Saturday, one game on opening day, and 4-week night games.
 Game time will be 2:45
We created 3 smaller teams to allow the kids more field time and prevent the same 2 teams from competing every Saturday.
    This is considered a small-sided match and will be played on the U12 field.

Goal Setup
 This year the goals will not be brought to the field for the coaches. The first 2 teams of the morning (both home and away) will be responsible
    for bringing the goals down from the equipment pod. This will be discussed at the parent meeting and emailed to all accounts. The last games
    of the day will be responsible for tear down and returning them to the equipment pod.

We have 35 total U8 games and 60 total U10, U12, and U14 games in the season. We need more referees to help cover these games.
   Whether it be Center or AR, ANY help is appreciated.
Our referees are spread thin. Some are there from 7:30-3:30 every Saturday.
Youth referees – Must be age 12 or older. They make great referees for U8 and can help on the sidelines with older divisions.

Volunteer Program
 In an effort to show our appreciation for our volunteers, we have created some new incentives this year. Coaches and referees will earn tickets
   for some of the things they do. They will be entered into a raffle for the end of the year. We would like to have suggestions on things you might
   like raffled off.
We have also created an incentive for the teams. Please give us your input as we want this to apply to all volunteers.

Field Schedule
We would like to implement a field schedule this year. It is in the works. For now, please share the field. We know there isn’t much space and it
   can get rough out there. The goal is for the kids to get practice!

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Contact Us

AYSO Region 294 Kern River Valley, California

P.O. Box 2121 
Lake Isabella, California 93240

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 760-417-0673
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