LAST FALL REGISTRATION #4
Saturday, June 1, 2013 • 10:00 am to 3:00 pm • See Fall Registration tab for details !
Game Info & Referee Sign-up
Our region's teams only play each other,
Exception for Spring; U8 is playing REGION with R117.
Our region's teams play others region's teams, and
may play our own region's teams too.
Advanced play, and we play other region's EXTRA teams.
AREA and EXTRA requires Players Cards. They must be MY2012 or SPRING 2013, a player picture, player & RC signature, and be laminated.
Setup / Takedown / Referee
Region 143 Referee Scheduler
U8B / U8G All
Sign-up to Ref Region Games
Region 143 Referee Scheduler
U10B / U12 / U14 / U16 / U19
Area Referee Scheduler
U9 / U11
Area Referee Scheduler
AYSO IS AN ALL-VOLUNTEER
Volunteer This Season
Your Child Will Remember It Forever
AYSO is an all volunteer organization. We need your help to make each season the best experience possible for your child. We always need coaches, assistant coaches, referees, team parents, and field maintenance workers. We are also always looking for new members for our Board of Directors and our Regional Staff. We have volunteer jobs to fit any schedule – many jobs require only a few hours per season. We provide training for all jobs.
The Spirit of the Game
The Laws of the Game are intended to provide a game which is, first of all, enjoyable for the players and, secondly, enjoyable for the spectators. It is intended to be a "players' game" and interruptions or interferences in play by non players are to be minimized. Therefore, coaching during the game is only permitted in AYSO under limited conditions. Coaching in AYSO is limited to comments which instruct, encourage, and are made in a positive manner. This coaching is further limited to two coaches per team who must remain within 10 yards of the halfway line. This limited coaching is a concept to which many Americans have difficulty adapting, since this interference by non players (coaches) is common in many sports. Many of the sports with which the average American is familiar involve the active participation of the coach; indeed, in some sports, rules are often written to allow the coach to direct the action of players from the sidelines or to stop play (time-outs) to instruct the player how the "coach" wants the game to be played. It is also quite normal in other sports for the coach to be allowed to come on to the field to instruct players, voice disagreement with referees, and demand an explanation or reconsideration of a decision. The emphasis in these sports has made them into more of a "coaches' game" rather than a "players' game." In soccer, the Laws of the Game intend for something quite different to occur.
Soccer referees are instructed by the Laws to "interfere with the game as little as possible." Referees in some sports are actually required, when a rule has been broken, to stop play and not to continue play until the infraction and the violator of the infraction are verbally identified and the punishment options are explained to the team which was fouled. Indeed, it is not uncommon in some sports for considerably more time to be devoted to dealing with these interruptions than is actually spent playing the game. Many spectators and coaches have grown accustomed to being kept informed by referees as to the precise nature of the referee's decisions. Therefore, it is understandable that a common request from the novice soccer spectator, coach, or player is, "Hey, ref, what's the call?" which, as all knowledgeable soccer enthusiasts know, really translates to, "Pardon me, Mr. Referee, but please stop the players from enjoying the game while you explain to me what is going on?"
As a coach, you have the opportunity to increase the understanding of the spirit of the game for your players and for many of the parents and spectators who will be watching your games. The more knowledgeable the participant is,the more enjoyable the game. Training sessions belong to coaches and games belong to players, so do your coaching during practice and let the players make the decisions during the games. It is what makes it fun, and is what the Laws provide for as the "Spirit of the Game."
If it rains, will we play?
More than likely, YES. If you are U10 - U19, playing on a R143 field, and there is no thunder and lightning. Keep checking our R143 FIELDS page for current status. The fields will accessed and closures will be sent to coaches emails
If you are playing AREA or EXTRA on a a field other than
REGION 143, then check the AREA K MUDLINE web site.
What are those white boxes and orange lines on the sidelines?
1 yard from the touchline is a white box. It is 1-2 yds deep, and the the width of the center circle, 8-10 yards, depending on the division. Coaches must remain in this technical area (box) during the game. At the back of this technical area is a wide line (orange or white) that goes from top of one penalty area to the top of other penalty area. The area behind this line is for spectators. Spectators, umbrellas, tents, legs, kids etc., must stay behind this line the duration of the game. See pdf diagram.
You must have the certification for the level you are coaching. EXTRA requires one cert level up.
U6 COACH: U5 / U6
U8 COACH: U7 / U8
U10 COACH: U10
U12 COACH: U12 / U9 & U10 EXTRA
INTERMEDIATE COACH: U14 / U11 & U12 EXTRA
ADVANCED COACH: U16 / U19 / U14 EXTRA
NATIONAL: U16 / U19
Below are the recommended levels for each Referee certification. You can referee at your certification level & below.
Typical Game Levels to Cover
We typically mentor at the U10 level (Robinwood) for those who wish to Referee (center), but we can be available for anyone who wants assistance on any field. Mentors can mirror you as a Referee or AR and answer any questions you have.