Frequenty Asked Questions
How do I see the detail of the referee points for my team?
Each week, the statistician posts a spreadsheet at the following link that has the details of all of the referee points recorded for the season to date. You can filter the spreadsheet by either referee or by team to get the details. Click here for the link to the spreadsheet.
What team is my child on?
After teams are formed (see Team Formation status on home page), your child's team information, including the coach's name, phone number and email address, will be entered into eAYSO (www.eayso.org). To access this information, you must have pre-registered your child on eAYSO, and then log in to the system. Detailed instructions for finding your child's team are shown on the document at this link (How to find your child's team information). If no team is shown for your child (the Team / Coach information link is not available in eAYSO, then you can contact the child's division manager (shown on the Board Directory page) to find out when the teams will be loaded.
When do the coaches get their teams?
Our draft dates are set based on when Division Managers have sucessfully identified all the coaches they will need based on the targeted number of teams for the season. Drafts for competitive divisions (U10, U12, U14, U16, and U19) are routinely held in late July or early August. Coaches receive their team rosters after their divison's teams draft has been completed and would then contact the players on their teams.
As for the competitive divisions, teams in the non-competitive divisions (U06, U07, and U08) cannot be formed until sufficient coaches have been identified to support the number of teams planned for the season. The teams are also routinely formed in late July or early August. Once formed, the coaches receive their team rosters and would then contact the players on their teams.
When do the players get called?
Families will be contacted by Divison Managers in early summer to confirm that the family and child still plan to participate in AYSO Region 58 youth soccer in the fall. This enables the Division Managers to determine how many teams and how many coaches will be needed.
If a player did not play AYSO Region 58 soccer the prior year, the family and player will also be contacted, especially for the competitive divisions, to arrange for the player to attend a rating sesson. One of the principles of AYSO is "Balanced Teams". To try to comply with that principle a player's abilities are assessed so that when teams are formed, to the best of our abilities, all teams will be balanced.
Once teams are formed by early August, team coaches will contact families and players to introduce themselves, have a team meeting, and begin practices.
It’s after Aug. 15, and my child has not been called. What do I do?
Please do not panic if you see teams practicing and your child has not been called. Not all teams begin practice at the same time. The very young teams, in particular, do not always begin practice until the second or third week of August. Also some coaches may be out of town. If your child has not been called by August 15th, please e-mail the Division Manager for your child's division. You can find the division manager's email at bottom of our Board Directory page located HERE.
What else does my child need?
The registration fee includes: a uniform (jersey, shorts, and socks); team and individual pictures; a trophy, a yearbook, and supplemental accident insurance.
The registration fee DOES NOT include: shin guards (which are required for all practices and games); a soccer ball (size 3 for U05, U06, U07, and U08; size 4 for U10 an U12; size 5 for U14, U16, and U19); sturdy shoes or soccer cleats; and socks, shorts, and shirts that will be worn during practices. You should also make sure to have a water bottle.
How often are practices and games?
For the competitive divisions (U10-U19), practices are held twice a week, with field location and times to be determined by your child’s coach; games are on Saturdays. Games and practices are held at the Van Nuys Sherman Oaks park. The first game day is Saturday, September 8th. U16 & U19 divisions play both Saturday and Sunday for five weeks; with varying field locations and times.
For the instructional divisions (U6-U8), practices are held once for U06 and U07, and once or twice a week for U08 teams. Field locations and times are determined by your child’s coach. The Jamboree division (U5) meets only on Saturdays and does not have a practice during the week.
Will I receive a refund if my child drops after July 31st?
Players withdrawing on or prior to July 15th will be issued a full refund less a $30 administrative fee. After July 15th, refunds will not be issued except on an unusual and exception basis. Please visit our Region's Drop Policy by clicking here.
Please visit our board directory and feel free to contact any of our volunteers for more specific questions.