Picture Day, All-Stars, and Sunday Soccer continues 

What to Expect - Week 4

This week's newsletter is packed with important information as we head into week 4, so be sure to read everything everything below to stay up-to-date!  


It's going to another hot weekend, so please make sure to hydrate before and during practices and games! Bring extra water, ice, or misters to help keep stay cool. Be sure to wear plenty of sunscreen, and have your parents bring any umbrellas or pop-up tents for extra shade.


The first Picture Day is taking place later this month! As a reminder, Picture Day is included in the registration fee and each player will receive team and individual digital photos. Region 13 will be hosting Picture Days on October 15, November 5, and November 12. Your Team Manager will have more details and your team will be assigned to one of these dates for a particular time.

Additional reminders:

✔ If you have the first game on the field, everyone gets to help set up the goals. Yay! For the last game, help take them down.

✔ Please remember to set your coaches up for success, and let theirs be the only voices telling the kids what to do during games.

✔ We'd love to hear from you! Please send us your feedback here: https://ayso13.org/feedback.


Please remember that Game Cards need to be printed on card stock. Region 13 provides card stock to all coaches - please stop by the Clubhouse to pick up more, it's located just outside the door. Please reach out to your DCA's for any questions!

Every player in 8U and below will receive a trophy at the end of the season. The league will be placing orders next week, so please make sure to put your Team Name in your team spreadsheet. Otherwise, the defalut will be what's shown in there (ex. G6U12-Simpson). 

Our next Continuing Coach Education session is Monday, October 3 from 6:30 - 8 pm at the AYSO Region 13 Clubhouse. This is a great opportunity to get some insights from a very experienced coach - Barry Ritson of Surf and Launch Sports.

Additional reminders:

✔ Practices should only be held on the scheduled place and time were the leage has field permits. For any players who want to practice on their own, please be advised that parents are responsible for them during this time.

 Do you need any helpful tips or ideas on how to structure your practices? Don't forget to checkout Mojo, they are a great resources for all levels.

✔ Need additional tips on coaching or cultivating a strong team culture? Visit Region 13 Coaching Guide for more info.


Please remember to return Game Cards to Region 13's Clubhouse at the end of each Saturday. If you are the last game referee on non-Victory Park fields, make sure the white envelope on the goal makes it through to the Clubhouse mail slot. The last coaches and referees can decide who takes it to the Clubhouse. The address is on the envelope!

Additional reminders:

✔ Remember to write your team's ID (e.g. B14U04) on the game card so your team gets credit. Return game cards to the envelope at the tent at Victory or through the mail slot at the clubhouse. You can also use the QR code on the bottom to upload pictures but we also need the paper game cards returned!

✔ Remember to use the referee schedule app to confirm your referee assignment. If you can't make an assignment, click "No" to let another referee know to fill in for you!

Team managers

As a reminder, Picture Day is scheduled for October and November. Schedules for Oct. 15 were emailed to Team Managers and Coaches. If you haven't received anything yet, please email vandana@ayso13.org with the subject line, "Picture Day Schedule" - include your team number and/or division and Coach's name. The schedules for other Picture Days will be shared next week.

A few important reminders:

✔ Each player will receive both Team and Individual digital pictures.

✔ Additional items can be ordered on Picture Day.

✔ Photos will be taken at Victory Park

✔ Photos are scheduled either before or after Victory Park games

✔ Teams will check-in with the photographer 15 minutes prior to the start of the photo session

Did you miss the Team Manager's meeting? Please review info packet at https://ayso13.org/team-manager/.

Schedule Highlights

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Oct 3 Continuing Coach Education Session with Barry Ritson, 6:30-8pm
Oct 6 Board meeting on Zoom, 7:15 pm
Oct 15 Picture Day #1 
Nov 3Board meeting on Zoom7:15 pm
Nov 5Picture Day #2
Nov 12Picture Day #3

Sunday Soccer 

Sunday Soccer: Skills Clinic, Goalkeeper Academy, and Pickup Games has been extended through the season! It's not too late for you to sign up and come this week. It's a great way for your child's continued development, and to just have fun playing a bit more soccer! The sessions are on Sundays from 3:30pm-5:30pm at Muir North (directions). We encourage everyone to come for the whole 2 hours, but if you can only make part of it, that's okay too!

All Stars & The Myles Standish Tournament 

All Stars and the MST Tournament will be here sooner than you think, and we want to make sure it's on everyone's radar! All-Stars is a lot of fun, so if your kids have a good time in the next couple weeks, go check it out. The MST Tournament is a great way to spend your Thanksgiving break for those on the fence of staying locally! Coaches, you can find information on the programs here. You can apply to coach a team here.  Parents, you can find information on the programs here.

Picture of the Week

This week's photo comes from Geoff Jennings's team the Cheetahs!  Look at them go!

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

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