Grad Series, Winter Stars, and Holiday Soccer Camps! 

What to Expect - Week 10

This week's newsletter is filled with important reminders and updates - read below!


We are approaching the end of the Fall Program with only 1 more game left for 6U-8U (10U-14U teams have Playoffs beginning Dec. 3). Are your kids having a wonderful time playing soccer? Are they looking to continue playing past the fall? If so, Region 13 has two exciting soccer programs, Grad Series and Winter Stars.

Grad Series is a mini-season for Girls and Boys 8U players that is designed to help them transition to the 10U Divisions. Players will learn about positions, offside, the build-out line; and will be playing on bigger fields with bigger goals. The season runs from January to February for a total of 8 weeks. This is a great player development opportunity for the younger 8U players. Visit our site for more information!

Winter Stars is an informal pick-up style soccer program on Sunday afternoons for ages 5-13, for 8-10 weeks. The program is great for players who enjoyed the fall season and want to keep playing soccer with their friends. The fields are designated "friendly" and "competitive" where players decide which field they'd like to play on. Visit our site for more information!

Lastly, as we head into the final games this weekend, please remember to let your coaches focus on the coaching. Games have likely become more competitive, and those higher-placed teams are feeling anxious to keep their standings. Just remember to contain your excitement in a positive way.

Additional reminders:

✔ Sign up here for Grad Series is open for Girls and Boys 8U players! Select "Player Registration" in your InLeague account.

✔ Check out the interactive schedule, on InLeague, and in PDF form on the website for the remaining season schedule.


Please check to be sure that your referee credits (Volunteer Points in InLeague) have been assigned to the correct team. InLeague does this automatically, but not always to the expected team, especially if you have more than one youth playing. Login to InLeague, then select Your Profile in the upper right, then click on Volunteer Points. Let us know if any of your credits need to be assigned to another team.

Volunteers Needed

Region 13 is looking for a few volunteers to help with the following activities. The league cannot continue to be successful without new volunteers. If you're interested in helping out, or curious to learn more, please reach out!

▪ Volunteers are needed to help organize Winter Stars that goes from January through February. This is a great opportunity to work with Region 13 in organizing a smaller soccer program! Please reach out to 

▪ Graphic designers to help with some of Region 13's creative needs for the website, branding, etc. Please reach out to 

▪ There is a Region 13 Board position opening up for Treasurer. If you have a background or past work experience, and want to volunteer a little of your time, please reach out to 

Schedule Highlights

Subscribe to the Region 13 calendar for the latest!

Nov 19 Last week of regular games for the Fall season
Nov 25-27 Region 13 Thanksgiving Tournament
Dec 3First weekend of Fall season playoff games (10U-14U)
Dec 10Second weekend of Fall season playoff games (10U-14U)

Volunteer Nominations

It's that time of year! Is there a volunteer that has gone above and beyond in their role as a coach, referee, or who has just always raised their hand to help the team or players out? Please tell us about it! Region 13 is asking for your nominations for the following yearly awards:

Coach of the Year

▪ Referee of the Year

▪ General Volunteer of the Year

Please send your nominations to:

Sisterhood of Soccer

The next meeting for the Sisterhood of Soccer is happening this Sunday, 11/12. The Sisterhood of Soccer is a group of volunteers dedicated to recruiting and mentoring women referees and coaches, and encouraging girls and women to enjoy the beautiful game of soccer at all ages of life. We are meeting from 3 -v4:30 pm at the AYSO Region 13 Clubhouse. Please join us! All are welcome!

Local Soccer Camps for the Thanksgiving Break

Five Star Skills Thanksgiving Camp is November 25-27 from 9 am - 1 pm each day at the Glendale Sports Complex in Glendale. This will focus on skills, agility, passing, receiving, finishing, short-sided games, and much more! Early Bird Registration is $195 if you register by November 18. Regular Registration is $235 after November 18. Visit their website for more info!

Evolve Soccer Thanksgiving Camp is November 21-23 for half-day or full-day. More information is available on their website.

LA Surf Open House

LA Surf is hosting an Open House on Saturday, November 19 for young Girls and Boys players born between 2011-2018. Drop in anytime between 10 am - 2 pm and chat with the Professional Staff at LA Surf to learn more about the soccer club and the programming they offer young players. There will be fun games, competitions, giveaways, free pizza for the kids, and coffee for parents!

This LA Surf's Recreational Program that is a direct bridge into their nationally renowned Club Soccer Program. For more information, please reach out Ilyas Tasci: or (201)805-5005

Picture of the Week

This week's photo comes from the 8U Creepy Kickers practice at Muir North - look at that gorgeous sunset!

Taj Johnson Chiu
Regional Commissioner (Volunteer) and Soccer Mom (and proud coach of a B16U and G10U team)

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