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kid photo4 Safety Tips for the 4th of July
The fourth of July is one of the most exciting holidays of the summer. However, as one of the busiest weekends in the year, there are several factors that can lead to accidents.
AYSOAYSO is Still in San Pedro, CA.
Many of you may have seen or heard about an article run by local papers and news sites this past Sunday. We take this opportunity to clarify and to correct the articles and the circumstances.
aysoAttention all Southern California Regions
Due to the extreme amount of rain and flooding in Southern California, we are advising Regions to cancel games, tournaments or practices until the flooding goes down.
aysoImportant: New California State Law on Concussions in Affect
Effective January 1, 2017, California joins 25 other states that require youth sports organizations to establish concussion protocols for dealing with suspected concussions...
How to Be Prepared for Cold Weather
It's important to be aware of the dangers of cold weather and be prepared to delay or cancel games if the weather conditions are poor enough.
For Player Safety, AYSO Invokes Law Four
As stated in Law Four of FIFA Laws of the Game and in section VI of AYSO Laws and Regulations, players are not allowed in wear any type of jewelry on his or her body, including in the hair.
heading-buttonNational Soccer Coaches Association Takes Concussion Safety Head On
New Instructional Online Course, Featuring an Introduction by Abby Wambach, Educates Soccer Coaches on Safer Heading Techniques.
Blue Sombrero Updates and Further Integration Information
Starting this month, AYSO Regions, Areas and Sections are now able to begin registering players and volunteers for the 2017 Membership Year (MY2017) using the free Blue Sombrero website.
dropped player infoWhat to Do about Dropped Players
In order to request credit for dropped players, please check the dropped player screen from the Treasures menu...
wear your ayso 2Wear Your AYSO Fall 2016
Get your engines started, #WearYourAYSO is coming back on our birthday, Sept.15 and this year is going to the biggest year yet!
Gyasi Zardes CommercialGyasi Zardes Stars in Latest AYSO Commercial!
In case you missed it, FOX Sports 1 debuted a new commercial featuring ‪‎AYSO‬ alum and U.S. Men's National team star Gyasi Zardes during the ‪U.S. Men's National team‬ pregame show against Ecuador!
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 Safety Tips For When it Gets Dark Outside
As the winter approaches, there isn't a more important time to make sure that your Region's players and parents are safe as it gets darker earlier in the day.
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.
12 Reminders and Tips for Registration
Registration could be a hectic time for your Region. To help you make sure everything is being taken care of, here are 12 reminders and suggestions for a successful registration:
Congratulations to Our Incredible Volunteers!
Whether you’re a field painter or Section Director, volunteers are the most important members of this organization and their heartfelt contributions make everything possible.
Miguel photoInspirational Story of Exceptional Sportsmanship
In AYSO, good sportsmanship is expected, but exceptional sportsmanship is to be rewarded. That’s what Tim Orosz, Section 6 Referee Administrator and founder of the “Good Sportsmanship – It Starts with Me” Program believes.
AYSO’s Safe Haven Information for Parents
It’s important that parents foster the kind of family sporting experience that everyone can enjoy and allows children to blossom.
Sunscreen Scoop: It's Not Just for Summer
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), protection from the sun is important year round, not just in the summer or when it’s bright and sunny. Ultraviolet rays can cause damage on cloudy and hazy days and even when it’s cold out.
AYSO's Special Events Insurance Coverage
Is your Region wrapping up the season with a festive closing ceremony or other end-of-season celebration?
Turn in Your AYSO Incident Report Forms
The AYSO Incident Report Form is used whenever there is a personal injury, damaged property or threats of actual physical violence surrounding an AYSO game, practice, event or property.
Tips For Safely Using a Golf Cart
Golf carts or Utility Task Vehicle (UTV's) are becoming a large part of Regional activities. The vehicles provide necessary assistance to volunteers while they perform a multitude of tasks. However the safe use and storage of these vehicles should be primary for any Region operating them.
Tips For Safely Using a Golf Cart
Golf carts or Utility Task Vehicle (UTV's) are becoming a large part of Regional activities. The vehicles provide necessary assistance to volunteers while they perform a multitude of tasks. However the safe use and storage of these vehicles should be primary for any Region operating them.
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.
How to Secure Certificates of Insurance
It's time to secure certificates of insurance and field permits for the upcoming season!
Symptoms of Heat Exhaustion
Heat exhaustion is a heat-related syndrome, which ranges in severity from mild heat cramps to heat exhaustion to potentially life-threatening heatstroke.
Concussion Information Sheet Requirements
When registering a player, parents who use eAYSO and eSign are asked to review and eSign the Parent/Athlete Concussion Information Sheet for the Region.
Have You Secured Your Field Permits?
Have you secured field use permits for your practice and game fields, Opening Day festivities, training sessions and other events for the upcoming membership year? Now is the time!
Beach Soccer Not Sanctioned by AYSO
It's important to know that AYSO teams participating in beach soccer and beach soccer tournaments is not authorized by AYSO.
How to Protect Kids in Public Spaces
AYSO has policies in place to protect the identities of children in public spaces. This includes not including names (or tagging names on social media) with a picture, with a jersey number or a roster.
How to Host a Safe Tournament
Tournament staff should be aware that the safety and well-being of all the participants (players, parents, visitors and staff) should be a priority when planning a tournament.
Ask Risk Management Your Safety Questions
AYSO recommends that Safety Directors and other Region Board members become familiar with the FAQs for AYSO's Soccer Accident Insurance (SAI) coverage in order to better assist parents and volunteers.
How to Secure Certificates of Insurance
A certificate of insurance, or proof of liability coverage, is usually required by property owners such as school districts, city recreations departments, and private businesses before they issue a "Use Permit" to any organization
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