Winter is just about over... and that means Soccer Time!
Our Spring Season will be starting near the end of March. Coaches have
already been instructed to start contacting their teams. If you have any
friends who want to play this Spring, registration is open at www.eayso.org and is $60 for 8 games.
Start checking your emails often! ... We will be sending out A LOT of information over the next few weeks.
While you are at it, check out this awesome offer from UK International Soccer Camps. Every July, UK International runs our official AYSO soccer camp to get kids ready for the Fall season. These camps are FANTASTIC for all age groups. And right now, you can get a nice $25 DISCOUNT for signing up early... But you have to HURRY because the discount ends on the 28th of February (this Friday).
Use the following code to receive your $25 discount: 1-100-100
Thanks for your support!
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.