the Date for 2016/2017 Coach & Referee Training!
you know already that you will be one of the
phenomenal coaches or referees making this season a
success, or if you are still just thinking about it,
please pencil in the following dates on your calendar:
Training - Saturday August 13 OR Saturday
August 20 from 9am - 3pm
Training - Saturday August 13 from 9am - 3pm
volunteer communication will be coming to you by email
in the coming week or two. However, if you have not
already filled out a volunteer application at eAYSO.com,
please do this as well, as it allows us to complete
the required background check!
always, please let us know of any questions or
concerns as we prepare for this season of soccer fun!
Registration Deadline for Fall 2016 Approaching;
Free Clinic with Kalamazoo FC!
AYSO Families and Friends-
registration began May 20th and has been a
great success! Take time this week to make sure you
enjoy the benefit too - your chance to save $25 per
registrant ends this Friday, July 1. Please go
to www.eayso.com, register, and pay online! The
registration flyer is here.
Please be advised that our coaches are still required
to have paper copies of your registration forms on the
field during play, but we will make it easy for you to
drop them off!
am excited to invite your players to a complimentary
soccer clinic with the Kalamazoo FC! New and veteran
players alike will enjoy an hour of drills and fun
provided by real Kalamazoo FC players! Parents will
also have the opportunity to drop off registration
forms and learn about volunteering!
are the important details:
When – Wednesday July 6th
Form Drop Off from 5:30-7:30PM,
Clinic from 6-7PM
– Drake Road Soccer Fields, 901 South Drake Road,
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
– No need to RSVP for form drop off, but please let us
know if you plan to participate in the clinic.
more soccer in your summer? Plan to attend Kalamazoo
FC’s last regular
season game July 10th!
and Prayers with Jenn Johnson
Kalamazoo AYSO Families and Friends-
All of us here at AYSO 211 are shocked
at Tuesday night’s crash involving a group of
bicyclists in Kalamazoo. The Registrar for AYSO
Region 211, Jennifer Johnson, was among those
riding and injured in the tragic event and
currently she is listed in fair condition.
Jennifer is a valuable member of our regional
board and we ask that the AYSO community keep
Jennifer and her family, along with all of those
affected by this tragedy, in their thoughts and
Registration for 2016/2017
Kalamazoo AYSO Families and
We have had a great Spring Season.
It is time to start registration for next
year - Fall 2016 / Spring 2017. We are
excited to announce complete online
registration is available. Please go to
www.eayso.com and register. The registration
flyer is here:
/2017 registration flyer
We are excited to announce that
online payments will be accepted this year-
we will continue to accept other forms of
payment as described in the flyer, but we
encourage everyone who is able to submit
their payment online. This will make
registrations and team assignments much more
efficient for everyone!
It is also time for the Board to
nominate volunteers for next year's season.
We need you! Please help us in supporting
our program. Ask Board members or staff
members what you can do to help and we will
find a place for you.
Spring 2016 Season Update –
Welcome back players, parents and
coaches! Schedules are posted for Spring
2016 games- click the "Player Schedules"
link to the left to see the schedule for
your division. Games begin the weekend of
April 22/23 – your team's coach should be in
touch with you in the next few weeks (if you
haven't heard from them already) to tell you
the date for your first practice.
Many parents have begun asking
about registration for the next season (Fall
2016 / Spring 2017). We will have an update
out about registration for next year in the
next few weeks.
Spring 2016 Season Update – New
You may have seen the news that the
national AYSO organization announced new
rules regarding headers in AYSO.
The new rule is: intentionally
playing the ball with the head is banned
from all practices and games for players
in all divisions U12 and below. U14
divisions can practice headers for no more
than 30 minutes per week, with individual
players limited to no more than 20 headers
The new rules
apply for divisions U14 and younger. The
March 8 press release is here.
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