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Welcome To AYSO Region 75 - Whittier/Santa Fe Springs

introduction to new player guide

Welcome to the New Player Guide. This section of the website is designed for all of our parents regardless of whether you are brand new to the world of soccer and AYSO or you are sending your 8th child (perhaps even a grandchild) through our program. We hope you find this section of our new website to be a valuable resource.

New Player Guide

Q.      What do I need to register my child?

A.      When you are ready to register your child at Region 75, you should have the following items ready:

  • A copy of your child’s birth certificate or passport information page in PDF or JPG format on whichever device you will complete the registration process.
  • A credit card to make payment as full payment is due at the time of registration. 

Q.      Why is it asking for my child’s birth certificate? Do I have to upload a picture?

A.      If your child has not played in our region before, you will be asked to provide a copy of their birth certificate or passport at the time of registration. It can be uploaded as a PDF or JPG. We reserve the right to ask to see the original document. 

Q.      What equipment will my soccer player need?

A.      Equipment needed:

  • Full-coverage shoes are required, and it is advisable to use shoes designed specifically for soccer (rubber cleats with no toe cleat).
  • Shin guards are mandatory during practice and games. Shin guards must be underneath socks and fully covered.
  • It is recommended that each player have their own soccer ball of the appropriate size for their age. However, if a player does not have a soccer ball, the coaches will have a ball the player can borrow during practice.
  • Each player will be issued a uniform consisting of shorts, jersey, and socks. Lost uniforms will need to be replaced by the participant.

Q.      What is the appropriate size soccer ball for my player?

A.      Appropriate size balls:

  • 5U, 6U, 7U, and 8U use a size 3 ball.
  • 10U and 12U use a size 4 ball.
  • 14U, 16U, and 19U use a size 5 ball.

Q.      When will my child practice?

A.      Practice times are determined by coaches. Practices are either Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday. Practices may begin as early as 5:30pm and end as late as 8:30pm. 

  • 5U and 6U will only practice on Friday nights beginning at 6:30.
  • 7U – 10U will practice twice a week for 1 hour per night.
  • 12U – 19U will practice twice a week for 1½ per night.
  • Be aware that some coaches may choose to practice only once a week. 

Q.      Where are practices held?

A.      All practices will take place at Sierra Fields. Practices may not occur at any other location unless explicit permission is given by Region 75. 

Q.      When and where are games played?

A.      Games are to be played according to the schedule distributed in advance. Games are played weather permitting, unless notified to the contrary by the Regional Commissioner at least one hour prior to the starting time. Practice sessions may be cancelled or rescheduled at the discretion of the coach or Region 75.

  • 5U and 6U will have all of their games at Sierra Field on Friday nights. 
  • 7U, 8U, and 10U will have all of their games at Sierra Field on Saturday for the fall season. For the spring season, some 8Us and 10Us may travel to local regions. Start times can be as early as 9:00am and as late as 1:30pm. 
  • 12U and 14U will have games at Sierra Field but may also have games at other fields in Area E (Cypress, West Garden Grove, Los Alamitos, La Habra, Cerritos, and Long Beach). Start times can be as early as 8:00am and as late as 3:30pm. 
  • 16U and 19U will have some games at Sierra Field but will also travel to other Areas in Section 11 located in Los Angeles and Orange Counties.

Q.      What division will my child play?

A.      Division placement is determined by your child’s birth year. Please review the Age Guide to determine your child’s division. 

          Notes regarding our divisions:

  • For the fall season, the 5U and 6U divisions as well as the 7U and 8U divisions, are separate and distinct divisions. For the spring season, the 5U and 6U divisions are combined to form a 6U division and the 7U and 8U divisions are combined to form an 8U division. 
  • The 9U and 10U divisions are combined to form the 10U division for both the fall and spring seasons. 
  • The 11U and 12U divisions are combined to form the 12U division for both the fall and spring seasons. 
  • The 13U and 14U divisions are combined to form the 14U division for both the fall and spring seasons. 
  • The 17U, 18U, and 19U divisions are combined to form the 19U division for the fall and spring seasons. 

Q.      We've signed up! Now what?

A.      Welcome to AYSO! Your child’s coach will contact you with all the information you will need to get started, including practice times and location. Teams will begin practice in early August. Please don’t panic if you see teams practicing and your child has not been called! Not all teams begin practice at the same time. If you have not heard from a coach or the region by September 1, please reach out to us. 

Q.      Who will my child’s coach be? Can I choose my child’s coach?

A.      AYSO’s philosophy of Balanced Teams will guide the region when forming teams. Coaches are all volunteers and players are randomly assigned to teams. 

          You may put in a request for your child’s coach but there is no guarantee that we can honor that request as we need to ensure that teams remain balanced. 

          The coach’s child will automatically be placed on their team. 

Q.      What is expected of me as a parent/guardian?

A.      The region and the children need your participation. Go to the games. PARENTAL SUPPORT is crucial. Above all, be tolerant of the children's mistakes and weaknesses.  When you are at the game, cheer for the team, not just your own child. If they enjoy it and have fun, they'll want to play it to the best of their ability. 

You can help your child's coach by making yourself known and thanking them for their interest. Support the coach's request that your child be on time for practice and games. Remember that the coaches volunteer their time to help your child and need your help and cooperation. 

You can also help by becoming a volunteer yourself. Check with your child’s coach if they need an assistant coach, team parent, or referee. Check out our Become A Volunteer page to see the steps required to become a volunteer. 

During games, the Referee is entitled to the highest respect. His/her mistakes (and there will be mistakes), shall be accepted WITHOUT COMPLAINT. Please give them the respect and understanding to which they are entitled. 

 Remember, all of our coaches, referees, and board members are volunteers. If you are unhappy with their performance, maybe next season you should volunteer and see how you do, we always need new volunteers!

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