Spring Registration is Now Open
Big Red Registration Button
Go here to register.  Online registration instructions here.  Early bird registration prior to 15 Jan saves $50.  Persons wanting to volunteer for non-team-specific roles (that is, referees, board members, etc) please select Volunteer Registration - MY18

This season we have just one option: 2019 Spring Core and Select.  The core season runs from 16 Mar - 18 May. Core play is generally on Saturdays, and U10 and up will be interlocking with adjacent cities in Santa Clara county, playing in parks in Palo Alto and nearby.  Birth year 2013 and younger meet on Saturday mornings only.  Older players have 2 practices per week - these will start prior to the season beginning, as soon as we have all the coaches identified in that division, so please volunteer early - it's a great time to be spent with your child!  Practice locations and times will be selected in concert with the coach - we do everything we can to make sure your child will be able to practice both days with his/her team.  

Select will be playing in the Pacific Coast Spring Soccer League (PCSSL) - approx 3 Mar - 19 May  Tryouts are under way already - see below.  Practices will start in April, at times selected in concert with the coach.

Blue Sombrero

Blue Sombrero help line for parents: 866.264.2048
AYSOU Login Credentials - Volunteers will use their Blue Sombrero Username and Password to log into AYSOU. If this is working on Blue Sombrero, but not working on AYSOU, the volunteer will need to login in to Blue Sombrero, click on their volunteer details, and then click update. 
Additional Volunteer Users - users volunteering outside of the registration system will volunteer his/herself, or add a new user to volunteer.  If the volunteer now becomes an additional user, he/she will want to accept the invite to create a Username/Password on Blue Sombrero to get them access to AYSOU.  Youth Volunteers do not have to accept this additional user invite to move forward.
AYSOU Certifications - Certifications will port over from eAYSO once the user volunteers, based on the system recognizing the volunteer ID.  If the certifications do not port over, there is a mismatch in the ID.

For all Coaches:

UK Soccer is providing training support for your practices on request.  They can send a professional trainer to help you work with your team on several skills such as ball control, passing skills, goalie work, footwork, etc.  To schedule a trainer, fill in the request form and you will be contacted.  

Spring:  We will continue to have UK soccer support and encourage you to utilize their resources.  Please use the form to make a request.  

U10 News for Coaches and Referees:

Summary of changes to the BOL for 2018-19
(Aug. 18, 2018) Information about PDI changes to rules regarding the Build out Lines (BOL) and other guidelines can be downloaded

Wondering about Rain and Field Status? 

Call the Palo Alto field hotline at 650-329-2697 

Team assignments and Coach Information:

Are largely kept in Blue Sombrero (the registration system). Please login with that system to find out contact information for your coach, team, etc. 

El Palo Alto Tournament

April 26-28

Registration deadline April 15. 

Register here


(March 14th update)

U6/U5 (Kicker)/U4 (Kinder) Boys and Girls:

Practices will begin Saturday March 23rd at Hoover Park behind the baseball field outfield.   

9-10AM:     U4 (Kinders)
10-11AM:   U5 (Kickers), U6 Girls
11AM-12PM:  U6 Boys

Details have been sent to parents. Email u5@ayso26.org if you did not receive the info.  

U8 Boys and Girls:

The schedule for U8 Soccer is as follows starting Monday, March 18  at 
Ventura field: 
3990 Ventura Ct., Palo Alto, CA. 

4:00 - 5:15pm        U8 Girls  (Drills and basic instruction)
5:30 - 6:45 PM       U8 Boys  (Drills and basic instruction)

4:00 - 5:15pm        U8 Boys  (Drills and basic instruction)
5:30 - 6:45 PM       U8 Girls   (Drills and basic instruction)

4:00 - 5:15pm        U8 Girls Games
5:30 - 6:45 PM       U8 Boys Games

Please bring your signed regisration/health form as proof of registration to your first practice.

The City of Palo Alto Rain Policy

The city makes the call whether the fields are open early in the morning, usually before 7AM. They leave a recording on this rain hotline:  650 329 2697

Air Quality
Smoke from the various fires has been drifting into our area.  Please consult the map below. All practices and games should only be played if our area shows yellow or green below.  Check this site before leaving for practice or games.


If you are a coach seeking equipment for your team, please contact equipment@ayso26.org to arrange a set. 

Palo Alto AYSO Region 26

Uniform Swap Requests: 

If you are in need of a Uniform swap/exchange after having picked up your uniform, please fill in the following form and we will contact you asap.

Age Divisions: 

Please note that age divisions are organized by birth year, not school grade, nor age that your child is as of September 1. Therefore, please review the following Division/age charts before you request a change: 

AYSO Age Guide for 2018 Fall & 2019 Spring
2000, 2001 & 2002
2003 & 2004
2005 & 2006
2007 & 2008
2009 & 2010
2011 & 2012
U5 (Kicker)
U4 (Kinder)