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snow gloveAYSO National Office's Holiday Hours
National Office Hours AYSO will close on Dec. 24 at 12:00 p.m., PT and will resume normal business hours on Monday, Jan. 4. Thank you and happy holidays!
4 Important Reminders for Registrars
With fall season in full swing, here are four important reminders to keep you on track:
6 Useful Tools for Registrars
Creating a positive and far reaching image of your AYSO Region can help attract more families, local sponsors and get kids eager to stick around long term.
mark stewart, national presidentMark Stewart Reelected as National President
AYSO Executive Members have reelected Mark Stewart as AYSO's National President during the National Annual General Meeting in Phoenix, Ariz.
New NBOD 2015Executive Members Elect New National Board of Directors
During the final day of NAGM, AYSO Executive Members elected Bob Daniel, Janet Braun and Aaron Luce to serve on the National Board of Directors.
AYSO Accepting Credit Card Payments
AYSO now accepts credit card payments for registration fees. Taking credit cards is a huge convenience for Regions- you’ll have fewer physical checks to process, less of a hassle collecting payments and registration will be faster and more convenient for families.
3 Advantages of Having Business Cards
Business cards are a useful tool for volunteer recruitment, giving your Region a very professional feel and making it easier to communicate with your Region’s Board.
9 Fun Ways To Improve Registration
With season just around the corner, there isn’t a better time to start thinking of ways to improve registration. Here are nine fun ways to improve your Region’s registration event and get higher registration numbers.
9 Fun Ways to Improve Your Registration
Hold an extra registration event. Choose a location for your extra event that is in a different part of town to help spread the word and help with growth.
ian mcmahonAYSO Hires New National Executive Director
National President Mark Stewart has announced Ian McMahon as AYSO’s new National Executive Director. Most recently, Ian served as CEO of Hong Kong Sevens/Hong Kong Rugby Football Union (HKRFU), the National Governing Body of Hong Kong rugby. The Hong Kong Sevens is the largest tournament of its kind in the world. Prior to embracing the challenge of working in rugby, Ian spent more than 20 years as a successful CEO, president and general manager of various soccer organizations in Europe and the U.S., each of which he led to record growth.
Make Your Region Website a Registration Tool
A clear and up-to-date Region website is key to having a successful registration season and getting more prospective families to register.
5 Ways to Increase Last Chance Registration
If you're like the rest of the nation, you were captivated by all of the action that the World Cup provided. It's likely that kids of all ages in your community experienced that same feeling and are looking to play soccer this fall.
Win Airtime on Local Television
We're giving away a custom TV commercial and up to $5,000 in free local airtime to an AYSO Region.
eSign for Players Coming August 1
eAYSO's eSign for player registration will be automatically activated for all Regions on Aug. 1, 2014.
Make Sure Volunteers eSign for the Fall Season
The start of the fall season is approaching rapidly. Since July is when a lot of Regions are forming their teams and selecting coaches, it's important to follow these four steps when processing volunteer applications.
When Not to Drop a Player in eAYSO
If a player has either played or practiced (even if it's only one time) do not drop that player from Registered Status. All you need to do is remove them from the team roster.
3 Registration Kit Changes
Starting Aug. 1, 2014, AYSO's registration kits will have three changes.
Pick a New Place for Your Registration Event
Are your registration numbers down or stagnant? Looking for new ideas to give your registration numbers a boost for the upcoming season? Try having one of your registration events somewhere new such as a neighborhood gathering or community market.
3 Tips to Help Your Region Recruit Coaches
Face to face recruiting is the best way to get new volunteers; however, finding enough coaches can be one of the toughest challenges during registration season. Here are three tips to help your Region recruit AYSO coaches.
9 Benefits of Online Registration
Encouraging parents and volunteers to sign-up online through eAYSO has a multitude of benefits, including saving time, avoiding errors and conserving paper!
Publicize Your Region's Registration Event
Last year, one AYSO Region invited a local radio station to their registration event, and it was a tremendous success. During the four-hour registration, the DJ interviewed coaches, referees, Regional Board Members, players and parents.
5 Tips for Handling Problematic Volunteer Sign Ups
In my years as a Management Instructor, I have taught the Registrar workshop well over 100 times and hear so many great tips that I love to pass on. In almost every Registrar workshop, someone asks what to do about the volunteers who sign up their husbands or wives to be a coach or referee.
4 Ways to Promote Parents Using eAYSO
eAYSO can be a Registrar's best friend. If your Region has a low percentage of parents filling out the Player Registration Form in advance on, printing out three copies and bringing them to registration, here are four smart ways to promote parents using eAYSO.
Keep the Kids Busy on Registration Day
For Regions that do in-person registrations, you know what it's like to have a crowd of people anxiously awaiting to sign up - not to mention the kiddos that are likely getting restless and starting to complain.
Get a Head Start on Registration for Next Season!
Get a jump on next season's registration and start spreading the word to your Region's families and volunteers now. If you catch players, parents and volunteers while they are having a great time participating in the AYSO season, they'll be more enthusiastic about registering for next year.
Registrar Resource Quick Tip
When publicizing your Region's additional registration opportunities, try using the phrase "last chance registration" instead of "late registration".
eAYSO's eSign Filter Enhancement
Regions now have the ability to filter players and volunteers who have an incomplete eSignature application.
New Registration/Application Forms Coming Soon
The waiver language on the Player Registration form and the Volunteer Application form is changing for the 2013 Membership Year. These changes are necessary and important for the protection of both AYSO's families and the organization.
Are Your Players/Volunteers Registered in eAYSO?
The purpose of registering all players and volunteers in eAYSO is to ensure that everyone has access to AYSO's full benefits
The Dropped Player Process
The dropped player process involves the Registrar and the Treasurer, and consists of five easy steps
How to Register VIP Players in eAYSO
VIP is a division just like U-8 or U-14 and the National Office likes to keep accurate numbers of players playing in each division, so be sure to select the VIP tab in the Division box when adding a VIP player.
How to Transfer AYSO Players
Need to transfer a player from one Region to another? It's easy!
Registration FAQ Flyer for Families
The "Whew! I've Registered - Now What?" flyer is great to keep on hand during your Region's registration event. It includes several frequently asked questions and important facts that will help your Region's families feel at ease and informed.
3 Advantages of Having Business Cards
Business cards are a useful tool for volunteer recruitment, giving your Region a very professional feel and making it easier to communicate with your Region’s Board.
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