Notice:  Spring Season on Hold until further determinations to be made March 30, 2020

3/12/2020 - We have concluded that in the interests of protecting the health of our children and the larger community, AYSO Region 26 will suspend all spring season soccer related activities at this time effective immediately.  


We will continue to evaluate the situation, discuss with our peers and look towards Public Health officials for guidance.  An update on the situation will be provided on March 30th as to how our season will proceed. Information and updates will be posted on our website at that time and currently registered and enrolled participants will be notified by email. 


This was not an easy decision to come to - and we believe strongly in providing what is best and healthiest for our kids, physically and mentally - but this is the correct decision at this time. I know for many this is more disappointing news but we will be in touch at the end of the month, hopefully under better circumstances. 


In Soccer, 

  • Pete Chen

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Regional Commissioner, Palo Alto AYSO Region 26

http://ayso26.org

 -- Everyone Plays - Balanced Teams - Open Registration - Positive Coaching - Good Sportsmanship - Player Development --



Key Dates for Spring 2020 Season: 

  • February 1, 2020 - Early Registration Ends, team formations begin
  • February 26, 2020 - All Coaches meeting (required) [proposed]
  • March 2, 2020 - Proposed start for Spring Recreational Practices
  • March 14, 2020 - First games form Recreational program [proposed]
  • March 14, 2020 - First practices for Playground programs [proposed]
  • May 16, 2020 - Last games for Recreational programs [proposed]
  • May 16, 2020 - Last sessions for Playground programs [proposed]


AYSO Calendar


Need Sports Connect/Blue Sombrero help?  

Help line for parents: 866.264.2048

AYSO News:



AYSO Soccer Programs:


Core or Recreational is our regular recreational & instructional program and has open registration - there are no tryouts to place on a team.

Select allows experienced players and coaches to participate in a more challenging and competitive format.  Invitation to Select teams is chosen based on scheduled tryouts. 

VIP 
provides children with physical or learning challenges, the opportunity to experience soccer in a safe, supportive environment.

What Age Division am I? 

AYSO Age division descriptions - described as U6, U8, U14, for "Under 8" etc.,- can sound confusing.  What they mean is the "age at the end of the current calendar year" so a child born Dec 31, 2009 is considered a U12, but Jan 1, 2010 is a U10. What makes this even more confusing, is that we carry the fall dates into the spring so if your child was a U10 this fall, they stay a U10 in the spring, even if they have a January 2010 birthdate.  


Confusing? Yes, we know. Use our handy chart below for reference:  


AYSO Age Guide for 2019 Fall & 2020 Spring

DIVISION

BORN IN
U4 (Kinder)
2016
U5 (Kicker)
2015
U6
2014
U8
2012 & 2013
U10
2010 & 2011
U12
2008 & 2009
U14
2006 & 2007
U16
2004 & 2005
U19
2001, 2002,& 2003


The AYSO Philosophy

  • Everyone Plays

  • Balanced Teams

  • Open Registration

  • Positive Coaching

  • Good Sportsmanship

  • Player Development

See the national website for more details on how AYSO works and develops young soccer players.



Air Quality Information
In response to recent years'  problems with California wildfires leading to health related Air Quality concerns,  Region 26 has adopted a safety policy this year to notify teams on practice and game days if the Air Quality is deemed unsafe for high exertion activities (AQI over 100).  




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






Equipment 

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




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.