Program FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

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When does the Fall season begin?

Games for all divisions except 4U, 5U and VIP will typically begin the weekend after Labor Day. 4U, 5U and VIP programs will begin the following weekend. We may have a Soccerfest for players to welcome them to the Region and back to playing soccer.


When does the regular season end?

For Divisions 19U and 16U, mid-November.

For all other divisions, the season will end the weekend before Thanksgiving. For teams 9U, 10U, 12U and 14U which earn enough Volunteer Points will earn the opportunity to participate in playoffs which will take place during the two weekends following Thanksgiving.


What division am I in?

All the rules are explained on the What Division Am I In? page.


Where and when are the games and practices?

Games take place mostly on weekends. Usually, it's one game a week but for players in 19U and 16U, there are several weekends where there are two games, one on Saturday one on Sunday. The games can take place any time of the day (otherwise, if you think about it, your team would always play the same team).

Divisions 4U, 5U and 6U have a combined practice and game at the weekend. All other Divisions have one practice a week in mid-week after school. The older players may have their practice in the evening. We have very limited practice slots, so we typically allocate younger teams to earlier time slots and older teams to later time slots.

All of the Schedules (and most schedule changes) are posted on our website, beginning in late August. The Upper Division schedules are posted the day after Labor Day. Once posted, schedules can change so you should check the posted schedule regularly.


Can you be more specific about the game schedule?

This is how we expect to schedule games in the Fall, but it is not final until they are posted. Also, the schedules for the Extra program are handled separately.

Saturday Games

19U
16U
14U
12U
10U
8U Boys
7U Boys
5U

Sunday Games

19U
16U
8U Girls
7U Girls
6U
 
 
 

VIP program - To be determined.

The Extra Program is currently anticipated to include one team each in B14U, B12U, B11U and B10U and G14U, G12U, G11U and G10U. These teams will practice twice a week and will have one game a week either home in Beverly Hills or away in a neighboring region.

Blocks of practices times and places will be allocated among the divisions and the division directors will in turn allocate the slots among the teams in their division. No practices for 6U. As a general rule, the youngest players (7U, 8U and some 10Us) practice at 4 pm for an hour; 10Us and 12Us at 5 pm for an hour; 14Us (and some 12Us and 16Us) at 6 pm for an hour or an hour and a quarter; 16Us and 19Us (and some 14Us) at 7:15 pm for an hour and a quarter to an hour and a half. It could be any day of the week, although we avoid late Friday evening practices unless the coach and team really want them.

We will continue to try to avoid scheduling practices on Mondays for the 10U, 12U and 14U divisions. We hold open practices to which any player can come and receive expert coaching from the professional coaches and the most experienced volunteer coaches in our region.


When will I hear from you?

Teams are formed in August when we have a reasonably accurate idea of how many players will sign up and how many teams we need to form. Our objective is to try and have team rosters released prior to Labor Day weekend.

No matter when teams are formed, we do not allow player notifications until an embargo date each year generally near the last day in August. The reason for this is so that we can ensure that all coaches are properly trained and certified and the verify balanced teams.

Because our volunteers cannot call all ~2,000 players, we do two things:

  • After the emabargo date, you can log in and check your family profile where your player's team assignment will be listed. You will be able then to view and print out a roster of your child's team.

  • We delegate to each head coach the task of contacting their players' families. No one will call before the embargo date.

We may be able to send you an email, but this will not happen until all teams are formed. Please be patient, as a coach may be on vacation during the week the embargo on notifications is lifted or your player may be in a division that formed its teams a little late.


What if I don't hear from anyone?

You will hear about your player's Soccerfest time assignment in early August.

So far as your team assignment is concerned, wait until at least Labor Day weekend. After that, you can contact your division director. The division director's emails are listed on the Board and What Division Am I In? pages.


How can I find out if my child is registered?

Log in to www.ayso76.net. Visit My Account, Family Profile. After September 1, if your player is still not assigned, you can send an email to our registrar.


What equipment does my child need?

We provide a uniform consisting of jersey, shorts and socks. These should be available through your coach after Labor Day weekend. Uniforms are generally not worn to practices.

All players must wear shinguards at games and practices.

No jewelry may be worn except for Medical Alert Bracelets, properly taped down. This includes any type of jewelry. There will be no exceptions to this rule allowed.

We encourage every player to bring their own ball to practices. Size 5 for 19U, 16U, 14U; size 4 for 12U and 10U; size 3 for 8U, 7U, 6U, and 5U.

Cleats are recommended for players 8 and older but most players have cleats right from the start.


How do I print my child's Medical Release form?

Log on to www.ayso76.net with your email address and password.

Drag your mouse over My Account and click on Family Profile.

Click on the Children tab.

Click the box that says "Print Medical Release".


How can I help?

Volunteer - contact us by email, phone, Pony Express, carrier pigeon - we need to hear from you. We have every different level of time commitment. Coaches, referees, team administrators, referee schedulers, Board members, paper pushers, tournament helpers, website designers, website news and photo editor, fundraisers for major field improvements, sponsors - OUR CHILDREN NEED ALL OF THESE TO KEEP THIS PROGRAM GREAT AND MAKE IT EVEN BETTER!


Current Annual Budget

Click here to display a copy of the most recent budget submitted by Beverly Hills Region 76 to the AYSO National Office.