AYSO Region 69 has been serving the communities of Brentwood, Pacific Palisades, Topanga, and adjoining neighborhoods since 1975, and has consistently been recognized as a Platinum Region for its outstanding program.
All children with birth dates between 2006 and 2018, are eligible to play. And all players, no matter the skill level, are given the opportunity to play. During the regular season kids are guaranteed to play at least three-fourth of the game – and the only way to get better at something is to do it.
One of the tenets of AYSO is “Everyone Plays.”
Registrar Debbie Held told Circling the News that “our registration drive has been so successful, that we have already reached our numbers from last season. Some older divisions are at wait-list status, but as soon as more players and coaches are found to form another team, players will be released from the waitlist.”
Held said that other divisions are approaching wait-list status. This all-volunteer organization aims to develop and deliver a quality youth soccer program where everyone builds positive character through participation in a FUN, family environment based on the philosophies of Open Registration, Everyone Plays, Balanced Teams, Positive Coaching, Good Sportsmanship and Player Development.
At a recent referee meeting that was attended by this editor, a soccer club director said that AYSO provides the grass roots experience that kids need in order to be successful in club. He said the emphasis, especially for the youngest kids, needs to be on skill development and fun. Too many people play large amounts of money, expect a team to win, but forget to ask if the kid is really learning soccer and if playing is still fun.
Held said that parents are invited to join the AYSO family. Volunteers are needed for coaches and referees, and AYSO provides training. AYSO gave this editor her first referee training.
Go to the Region 69 Website, —Click Here— and read the information under the registration tab, before clicking on REGISTER NOW. If one registers between June 16 and July 31, the cost is $415, after that the price goes to $455.
Registration Fee: June 16 – July 31 $415; August 1 $455.