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.

Spring Select Tryouts
Spring Select is our competitive program.  Team sizes are limited, and there is a commitment to make practices and games, and some travel. Read more here.  Locations: Mayfield is the Mayfield Soccer Complex.  El Camino is El Camino Park.

NOTE: we'll be rescheduling some tryouts due to the smoke. 

Group Birth Year Tryout 1 Tryout 2
U10G 2009/10 11/8, 5:30-7pm, Mayfield 11/13, 5:30-7pm, Mayfield
U12G 2007/08 11/8, 5:30-7pm, Mayfield
U14G 2005/06 11/2, 5:30-7pm, Mayfield 11/13, 5:30-7pm, El Camino
U16G 2003/04 done - contact select@ayso26.org
U9B 2010 done
U10B 2009 done 11/8, 5:30-7pm, Mayfield
U11B 2008 11/20, 5:30-7pm, Mayfield 11/27, 5:30-7pm, Mayfield
U12B 2007 11/8, 5:30-7pm, Mayfield
U13B 2006 11/14, 5:30-7pm, Mayfield 11/16, 5:30-7pm, Mayfield
U14B 2005 11/13, 5:30-7pm, Mayfield 11/16, 5:30-7pm, Mayfield
U16B 2003/04 11/27, 7-8:30pm, Mayfield 11/30, 5:30-7pm, Mayfield

If you are not a current (Fall 2018) AYSO participant, and attending the  select tryouts, please download and fill in the medical release and bring it to your tryout. Contact a coach or select@ayso26.org if you have questions

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.  

U10 News for Coaches and Referees:

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

Area 2A G14 Tournament

Played on 1-2 December. 

1st Place: 45-1 Jalapeno Peppers

2nd Place: 45-4 Mustangs

3rd Place: 109-2 Cherry Bombs

4th Place: 45-2 Purple Pancakes

 Details here.

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.

Bay Area Air Quality current map
(Refresh this page to get the latest map, or go here)
Map looping showing the past few hours

Equipment and Uniform Return

Thank you very much for a great fall season and all the volunteer work you put in to making this season a success.  The time has come to return all uniform kits and equipment.  The date scheduled is:
Saturday, Dec 1 -- 10:00am to noon
U6 and below will return their reversible jerseys at their last game

U8 and U10 divisions get to keep the uniforms. No return required.

U12 division and older need to CLEAN uniform kits and return to the locker on the scheduled date.  
Please see the form attached for instructions on uniform return.  Please return the COMPLETE set of uniforms in the mesh bag they went out in with this tally sheet so that we can easily refresh it for next season.  We would rather get the bag late than incomplete.  Your help to return a complete and organized bag is GREATLY appreciated! 

Please return all balls/ball bag, keeper jerseys, first aid kits, cones, etc. to the equipment locker.

Our locker is located at: 2425 Embarcadero Way, Palo Alto, CA 94303.  It is the California Self Storage building.  You can approach the far gate and someone will be there to let you in.

Palo Alto AYSO Region 26

Rain Policies:

Yes, Palo Alto AYSO plays in the rain unless the City closes the fields.  To find out, call the rain hotline at 650-329-2697 

Fall Core Information:

Contact addresses for Division commissioners:
  • b8@ayso26.org

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)