Sorry for this late notice... It has been a busy year ... so far.
Our AYSO Region has drawn several bids to take teams to the AYSO National Games in Torrance, California next summer over the week of the 4th of July. And, you are invited to TRY-OUT for one of these teams!
We need to squeeze in try-outs before the end of the Fall season so we can PREPARE for next summer. There are A LOT of logistics involved, but the first order of business is deciding the teams.
THIS Saturday, Oct 26th (yes tomorrow) and NEXT Saturday, the 2nd of November, we will be holding try-outs. Individual coaches my hold another try-out on a different date, but I will defer to them for that.
TOMORROW, we have the following teams scheduled for try-outs.
U10 Boys - (Coach Weston Lindsay) at 1:30pm on one of the U10 fields.
U10 Girls - (Coach Christian McVey) at 4pm on one of the U10 fields.
U12 Girls - (Coach Brad Carpenter) at 1:30pm on the girl's U12 field.
2014 is the 50th anniversary of AYSO soccer and it is going to be a GREAT TIME.
I will be making myself available as much as possible on the next two Saturdays to answer any questions you may have. You can also email me anytime. For those of you who make a team, we will be holding a meeting in early November to make sure everyone is on the same page going into Winter (so we don't forget about the coming summer).
Here is a the official AYSO National Game website that can also answer many of your questions:
AYSO 354 Sandy/Draper
Awesome Video Featuring Shannon Boxx from the US Women's National Team
In Memorium: Emilio Funes
12/29/52 to 6/21/12
Eight years ago I received a call from someone I didn't understand very well. He wanted to help me. I had just agreed to become Regional Commissioner for Region 354. My husband, Dain, and I were going to handle this together, but needless to say, we were absolutely overwhelmed. We had no training and nobody around to help us. We needed all the help we could get. The name of the man on the phone was Emilio Funes. He came to our home sometime later and gave Dain and me advice on how to set teams and what it meant to run an AYSO region. It was the start of a beautiful relationship with a beautiful Argentinian man regarding the beautiful game.
Emilio became a fixture at the fields and our home. He helped us coach countless kids and train scores of coaches. His skills were unmatched by anyone we have ever come in contact with through the soccer world. We quickly told all of the kids he helped train and coach that if you were lucky enough to have Emilio pull you aside and give you one on one advice, you listened and did what he said. His advice was invaluable. He could take an average player and make them above average. He took average coaches and made them great coaches. He loved the kids and the game. He spent hundreds upon hundreds of hours of his time training and coaching with no monetary compensation. He just loved the game and the kids.
Emilio was a very special man who devoted his life to AYSO. His knowledge and skill of soccer were unsurpassed. Losing Emilio will leave a hole in our hearts, our Region and this world. Region 354 has set up a Scholarship in his name to fund children who can't afford to pay registration fees. If you would like to donate, please send donations to AYSO Region 354, P.O. Box 457, Sandy, Utah 84070 for the Emilio Funes Scholarship Fund.
Emilio we love you and we will miss your fantastic bear hugs.
- Michelle Brown
Come say your goodbyes to Emilio. Viewing/wake/celebration, Wednesday June 27, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm @ Serenicare Funeral Home, 12278 Lone Peak Parkway, Draper, UT ONLINE TRAINING!
Volunteers! Coaches! (especially coaches) and Refs! Get your basic training done ONLINE at AYSOTraining.org
WHY CHOOSE AYSO over Other Programs?
AYSO's Vision is to provide world class youth soccer programs that enrich children's lives.
AYSO's Mission is to develop and deliver quality youth soccer programs which promote a
fun, family environment based on AYSO's Six Philosophies:
The mission is accomplished by providing these essential services:
Coaching and referee programs including quality delivery systems
Quality administrative and operating systems with a support network
Strong financial position
Special network for volunteers, supported by a national staff
Just a reminder for you that all the coaches, referees, and board members are volunteers. During games, remember that the coach is the coach, the referee refs the game, the parents and spectators cheer the players on in a positive manner. Volunteers are always needed, let a board member know how you would like to help.
ADULT LEAGUE SOCCER! - Click here for registration information.
PARENTS! - Please take a moment to read the Parent's Pledge before your child's first game on August 27th.
What makes AYSO special?
Everyone Plays (at least half a game)
Balanced Teams (talented players spread among teams)
Open Registration (no tryouts, anyone can sign up to play)
Positive Coaching (encouragement rather than criticize)
Good Sportsmanship (everyone has fun)
Player Development (teaching players skills)
Safe Haven and other online training can be found at the TRAINING SITE HERE. You can obtain your volunteer id number at www.eayso.org or you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reminder: no dogs or other animals are allowed at Union Middle School or other schools during practices or games!
All games are played at Union Middle School on Saturdays. It is up to the coach of the team where and when the practices will be held. We will play 8 games in the fall and 8 games in the spring. All players need to wear shin guards, bring a soccer ball, and a water bottle to all practices, they must wear their shin guards and have a water bottle at all games.
You are now entering an AYSO Kids Zone
By entering this kids zone, you agree to the following:
Kids are #1
Fun - not winning - is everything
Fans only cheer, and only coaches coach
Respect the volunteer referees
No yelling in anger
Leave no trash behind
Set a proper example for our children
No dogs or other animals at the fields, games or practices
If you can agree to the above, we welcome you.
IF NOT, WE ASK THAT YOU PLEASE LEAVE NOW.
AYSO - it's for the kids Sandy, Utah AYSO Soccer - GENERAL INFORMATION
Region Budget Posted Here is our region budget in PDF format for those who are interested.
Parents, We Need Your Help We are in need of as many parents as possible to get registered as volunteers for this season. Go to www.eayso.org and fill out a volunteer form and mail it to the P.O. Box listed above. AYSO is an all-volunteer, parent based organization. Go to our Volunteer page for a list of all of the volunteer needs we have. There is something to fit into everyone's schedule. We need you!
All games are played on Saturdays at Union Middle School. Practice times and locations will be determined by your child's coach. Age cutoffs are July 31st and range from 4 years to 18 years of age.
Please check out our Contact page to find out how to contact our new Board.
Coordinators If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the coordinator of your child's age group and they will be happy to help address and solve problems on behalf of the Board.
Registration Refund Policy If for some reason your child is unable to play BEFORE the season starts, we will refund your registration fee MINUS a $15.00 processing fee. Once uniforms have been distributed for a given season, NO REFUNDS will be given at any time.