Team assignments, orientation, coach & ref training, LA Galaxy tix 

What's happening now

August is when everything falls into place!

Coaches, referees, and managers are completing online training, attending in-person courses, and finishing background checks. Thank you to everyone for putting in the work to make soccer happen!

If you’re a coach or referee still needing to complete training, there are a number of courses happening right here in Region 13. You can also complete your training with another local region in the area.

Here’s a list of upcoming courses by Region 13 and how to find other local Training Events.

Coaches are now receiving team rosters for the Fall season, then will be reaching out to families to confirm participation and schedule pre-season meetings. If you haven't heard from your coach by Monday, please reach out to your division administrator.

California Law says evey player (and parent) needs to sign a Concussion and Sudden Cardiac Arrest form, in ink, on paper. Print the forms at Your coach or team manager will get a link to upload pictures of the signed forms. Go ahead and write multiple kids' names on one page.

Practices start after September 5 and games kick off on Saturday, September 9.
4U & 5U last for 8 weeks. 6U - 8U finish the week before Thanksgiving. 10U - 14U have playoffs after Thanksgiving week.

Family Orientation

As a friendly reminder to parents, players will need a soccer ball, shin guards, and a water bottle. Cleats are optional. What size soccer ball does your child need? See the age chart. Other questions? Come to the Open House!


Region 13 Open House & Parent Orientation

6pm: Shoe Exchange & Open House: meet the Region leadership and ask questions
7pm: Parent Orientation (6U and older)

All members are invited to the Region 13 clubhouse from 6 - 7 pm for an open house and soccer shoe exchange. At 7 pm, region board members will lead an orientation to AYSO and what you can expect in the upcoming season. Kids are welcome (especially to try on shoes) but they will probably be bored.

Bring your old shoes, and leave with someone else's old shoes! You can also drop off old shoes outside the clubhouse door anytime.

AYSO Region 13 Clubhouse
711 W. Woodbury Rd., Unit E, Altadena, CA 91001

Volunteers Kick-Off party

MONDAY, AUG 28, 6–8:30pm

Volunteer Kick-Off Party

Kick off the Fall season with a party honoring everyone who makes soccer happen. This annual gathering is a great way to connect with fellow coaches, referees, and team managers while sharing in the love of soccer. Food and drink are provided. All volunteer families & children/siblings are welcome.

La Cañada Memorial Park
1301 Foothill Blvd, La Cañada, CA 91001

Connect with volunteers on Slack

Step away from your inbox and join us over on Slack. This is a great way to post general questions about all things volunteering in Region 13 and get to know fellow soccer parents.


Volunteers needed

There are many ways to help


Superheros of the month

Thanks to parents Andrew, Bronwyn, Rosie, Matt, and Equipment Manager Kristy for getting the clubhouse ready, this past month!

That's a lot of field paint to unpack. There were more pallets like this.

Division volunteer meetings

Team coaches and referees, go to the division meetings for your age group to meet the other coaches and referees. If you're coaching multiple teams, pick one.

SUNDAY, AUG 20 for team coaches, in person and on zoom

6U-8U  5–6pm

10U  6–7pm

12U  7–8pm

WEDNESDAY, AUG 23 for team coaches, in person and on zoom

14U  7–8pm

SUNDAY, AUG 27 for team referees, in person and on zoom

6U-8U 67 PM

10-14U 7–8 PM

Meetings are at the clubhouse, 711 W Woodbury Unit E, Altadena CA 91001. See for the Zoom link.

Advanced Play Opportunities: Thanksgiving Tournament, All-Stars, and…who’s got NEXT?

Sunday Soccer (time and place TBD) 

Starts Sep 17, for 4 weeks of goalkeeper clinics, and all-ages pickup soccer with professional coaches. Stay tuned!

All-Stars & Thanksgiving Tournament

All Players 10U, 12U & 14U players from the Fall program are invited to try out each October to play on teams representing Region 13 in the Thanksgiving Tournament (Nov 24–26) and All-Star season (Jan–Feb ‘24.) 

Apply to coach an All-Star or Tournament team

NEXT is a new program for 10U, 12U, and 14U players looking to level up during the fall core program. In addition to playing with their regular Core team, you'll play friendly games with other enthusiastic kids on Sundays, and compete in AYSO tournaments throughout SoCal. This is an informal program, so any fully certified coach can draft ad-hoc teams from a pool of players as schedules allow, at any skill level. If you want to get some friends together to challenge another school, this is for you! NEXT will inspire dedicated players to strengthen bonds with teammates, challenge themselves in competitive tournaments, and deepen their love for the game.

Sign up for NEXT and Advanced Play here

LA Galaxy, with pizza!

Sunday, September 10, 5pm kickoff in Carson, the Galaxy play St Louis. Join other Region 13 families for a fun evening at the game to celebrate the opening weekend of soccer. Tickets are about $20, and so is parking. Arrive 2 hours early for Cozmo's pizza & lemonade party, on a training fields just outside the stadium. Kids can even play pickup soccer before the game!

Buy your tickets at (aim for section 102)

Schedule Highlights

Aug 22   Open house, shoe exchange, and parent orientation
Aug 27
  First 16U and 19U games
Aug 28   Volunter Kick-Off party
Sep 7   Board meeting, 7pm on Zoom
Sep 9   First week of soccer games
Sep 10   Galaxy night!
August 21   Upper Div coach & ref meeting

Subscribe to the Region 13 calendar for the latest.

Message from the commissioner

I hope that you all have had a great summer and are settling in to the new school year! I’d like to express my appreciation and give thanks to all the volunteers who have been hard at work preparing for the fall season as well as those who have volunteered to coach, referee, manage a team, or just help out in our Region. It is because of volunteers like you that AYSO Region 13 is able to work and provide soccer to thousands of kids.

If you have not yet volunteered, there's still time to sign up. Region 13 has made several family-friendly changes to help make it easier for you to volunteer, and it’s a great way to stay involved in your kids' lives.

In a few short weeks, our season will start and all the work that you've been doing is going to pay off - our kids will be playing some soccer. Win, lose, or draw, in the end what's important is that our kids are playing and that they have fun! I wish you all a good season! 

Your Volunteer Commissioner, Coach, and Soccer Dad

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