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).  

AYSO Calendar

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.

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/Pas
sword 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

AYSO Age Division guide:

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 2019 Fall & 2020 Spring

2001, 2002 & 2003
2004 & 2005
2006 & 2007
2008 & 2009
2010 & 2011
2012 & 2013
U5 (Kicker)
U4 (Kinder)

Fall Registration is now closed

Stay tuned for information about Spring programs in a few weeks. 

AYSO needs volunteers!  Coaches, referees, and in many other areas at all age divisions needed!  Please consider what you can help with in filling out the volunteer portion of the application. We provide training, equipment, exercise, and a great supportive community not to mention kids who love learning from parents under the AYSO philosophy where everyone plays.   Coaching volunteers will be contacted over the summer and be given preference on days and times for practices.  If you have questions about volunteer roles, please contact us

Core or Recreational is our regular recreational & instructional program and has open registration - there are no tryouts to place on a team.
  • Teams will be formed and information sent out in mid-August
  • For U8 and up, recreation practices begin the week of August 25th.  Practices days and times TBD depending on team formation but are generally 2 times per week. 
  • Recreational games for all programs from U4 on up will begin Saturday, Sept. 7th.  
  • U4/U5/U6 programs are Saturday only. Times TBD.
  • Recreational games are generally on Saturdays and will conclude the weekend before Thanksgiving for U10 and under. 
  • U12 and up may have additional games scheduled into early December.  

Select is our competitive program - open tryouts currently ongoing in May.  Please see calendar for details
  • Select Practices will begin earlier in the summer at the Coaches discretion
  • Games will take place both on Saturdays and Sundays. Certain leagues may have Sunday only play. Ask the coach for details. 
  • Game start dates TBD but the season will run into December. 
  • Select programs are offered for age divisions U9 and above.  
Select tryout playersplease wait until tryouts are completed and teams are formed before registering for your fall program.

VIP  is for those whose disabilities make it difficult for them to participate on mainstream teams.

California Classico

The Earthquakes' California Classico will be played at Stanford Stadium, June 29, 6:30 PM, and we have a deal on seats. Tickets start at $16 in Upper Endzone 224 Tickets are at $28 in Lower Endzone 124

A Center Circle Option in Section 131 is on the link too for anyone who wants a top of the line seat!

There will be fireworks right after the game.  This is a very nice family event.

Click here.

El Palo Alto Tournament

Was quite the success!  Over 80 teams, 1100 players, 300 volunteers, 12 fields, played over 2 days.  Thank you, all volunteers!

El Palo Alto Under 10s at Mayfield
Green- 2/N/36 San Mateo B10U
Black-  2/A/45 Mountain View Earthquakes
White- 2/J/1590 Blue Panthers

Green- 2/2A/45 Jaguars
Black- 2/N/36 San Mateo G9U Strikers

Green- 2/N/36 San Mateo B12U
Black- 2/D/218 Davis Dawgs

Green- PCSSL Millbrae Dragons
Black- 2/A/45 Stingrays
White-2/C/223 Diablas


Green- 2/N/63 Burlingame Select
Black- 2/J/64 Patriots

2/N/1 Redwood City

2/D/218 Davis Celtic


(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 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 e 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.