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Time: 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Where: Lake Forest Sports Park South/East Gazebo
If you park in the parking lot 5 on the Portola side of the sports park the Gazebo is at the entrance of the far south grass soccer fields.
Who to send: One representative per team. All packets will be in team bundles. Picture times will also be posted at the meeting.  Please bring a chair to sit in for the information part of the evening.
Thank you
Leanne Blazek
Picture day coordinator
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ALERT FOR SATURDAY 9/5 - Sports Park Turf fields and Regency not available for use

Please note our permits for field use are available at the Sports Park Turf A (west) field as follows;

Monday - Thursday North side half Field from 4:30 - 9:30    Friday full field 4:30-9:30pm

South grass areas known as Sports Park 1 (East most) and 2 (center), also half of the Northside of each field Monday -Friday. 

For complete details, see the Field Permit Summary on the Fields Page of this website. Also, a copy of the field permit can be found on the Document Library.

Thanks for sharing space and respecting other permitted users.  Report issues to City Staff at 949-273-6960 in the Recreation center or call Doug Cirbo 714-608-6796

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Our Fall Season games begin September 12, 2015.  Here are some tips about our program.

Teams are formed and coaches will be contacting players mid to late August to begin training.

See our calendar page for other important dates.  Game schedules will be posted 1 week before the first game and all games will be played on Saturdays unless a rain make up is played on Sunday or during the week.

Coaches choose the time and place to train on local fields usually twice per week for 60 - 90 minutes. 

Every player needs to supply their own cleats, soccer ball, and shin guards to play.

If you have not been called by your coach by August 20th, please contact your division manager found on our Contact Us page.  Example for Under 8 age boy players is U8B@ayso85.org Look to this web site page for updates and more details. We are planning for another fun-filled season for your family and anticipate the excitement that will be here soon. 

Thanks for playing AYSO in Region 85 with 41 years of service to our community.


Candidates interested in Region 85's Regional Commissioner position are now open for submission to be considered and voted upon at our October 5th Board Meeting. Our current Regional Commissioner's term for Doug Cirbo expires January 1, 2016 who will be moving to the AREA Director position for 11L.  Please email us at commissioner@ayso85.org with your interest no later than September 30, 2015 to be listed as a candidate.

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Hey new and returning coaches, assistant coaches, and referees, Region 85 is offering Coach and Referee Training in August and September.  Take regular looks at our Calendar page for the latest dates and locations.  You can also go to www.eayso.org into your account and do a Course Sign up under MyeASYO and see classes that are offered anywhere in the country.

JUST ADDED : U10 Coach Field Session only September 8th from 5-6:30 Lake Forest Sports Park Turf West.  Contact RC@ayso85.org or sogn up on EAYSO.

Thank you for investing in these free training courses to satisfy your age appropriate and safety requirements to provide our players with a great soccer experience.

Any questions, please email us at coach@ayso85.org or RRA@ayso85.org

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Fall Season Starts in  

2015 Fall Registration

Registration Type Dates  Player Fees
Drop off Registration Now until September 12

$175 per player





The Following Divisions are at capacity (U6G, U6B, U7G, U8B, U9B, U10G, U12B, U14G, U19B, U19G) and we suggest contacting the appropriate division coordinator form our contact us page for wait list availability beofre sending in your regitration.  Go to the eayso website now and apply for all Under age 5 and older players and volunteers in Under 6 and above. Print 1 copy of the Volunteer Form AND 1 copy of the Player Form and Concussion Form. Mail them with your $175 player fee to the AYSO Region 85 P.O. Box 1059 Lake Forest CA 92609 or drop at the AYSO box on the porch of 21492 Coralita Lake Forest near Pittsford Park to complete your registration.  Checks made out to AYSO Region 85. New players must also send a copy of a birth certificate. Questions and help contact us at registrar@ayso85.org or call 859-9114.

Our rates are extremely low for such a high quality soccer program only because we are an all volunteer organization. But please remember:

  • No coaches (Fun Facillitators) = No teams
  • No referees = No games

We provide complete training and support at no cost. Please volunteer your time and talents, so our kids have a fun soccer season!

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If you are a Cox Web mail user, please note that information from us through our AYSO National email server come in email with an address of no-reply@ayso.org that Cox treats as Spam.  If you are not receiving emails from Regional Commissioner Doug Cirbo about every month here is what you can do.  

In your email client, go to settings, find the link to Spam Blocker settings.  Most likely it is set to the first item in the list which automoatically deltes all Spam. Suggest making a change to the second or third choice on the list to insure receiving emails from AYSO or change your email address in EAYSO if you hve a Gmail account for example.

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Receive field status updates on your cell phone.

Text R85SOCCER to 84483.

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The following game cards should be used.

Game cards are fillable PDF forms that can be downloaded, completed, and printed at home.

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2015 AYSO Western States Championships @ LF Sports Park



It’s valuable to understand what motivates families to keep coming back to AYSO and what drives them away. 

According to a study by the Wall Street Journal, what kids hate most about soccer is the car ride home. Too often, the first first thing a parent has to say after a game is a critical remark, an accusatory question or offer “you should haves!” to their kids. This only causes young players to lose interest in playing. 

Parents often don't realize the impact of their words and forget that kids seek approval and want to impress them during games. When players feel put down, they can lose their love for soccer. 

Parents Do's: 

Be their biggest fan. Make sure to maintain a positive attitude and environment for your child by cheering and showing them support. After all, a child is trying their best to impress their parents, so show them they’re appreciated! 

Focus on the positive. Great shot! Nice dribble! Amazing pass! Wow so close! These are all great ways to express to kids that they’re doing a good job and it will motivate them to try even harder. 

Let them make mistakes. Making mistakes is the best way to get better. Don’t try to correct the mistakes by yelling directions from the sideline. Instead, let them try their moves and work on them next time you’re on a field together. 

Encourage goal setting and measure progress. Aside from staying active and having a great time, kids strive to become good soccer players. Encourage players to talk about ways they can improve and offer methods or ask a coach to help them improve those things. 

Parent Don'ts: 

Don’t talk about negative things on the ride home. There are much better ways and places to communicate what your kids could have done better than questioning their actions during the car ride home. They are still learning the game and are likely aware that they didn’t have a great game. Try taking them to a park over the weekend and work on things to help improve their game in a fun, loving environment instead. 

Don’t offer excuses. Putting blame on a ref, the field, weather or a coach for a bad performance may offer short-lived comfort, but this attitude can backfire. Kids will fail to take accountability and will instead learn to blame other factors when things don’t go their way. 

Don’t yell instructions during games. This causes confusion and annoys other parents, coaches and players (including your own!). A player develops best when they are allowed to make their own decisions on the field, figuring out what works best and working on those things at practice. 

Don’t criticize refs in front of the kids. Always remember that AYSO refs are volunteers and have given up their time to make the game possible. Kids will learn from their parents so be aware that yelling at a ref is one of the things they will pick up. And pro soccer players can tell you that yelling at the ref DOES NOT make them change their mind! 

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Webisodes are short videos prepared by AYSO National covering various topics of interest. Click on the following link to view them:   webisodes

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Even though city parks allow leashed dogs, they are not allowed at AYSO practices or games.

With kids running around and other activity at AYSO events, the chances are very high that pets will be excitable and may cause injury. In addition, some children have a fear of dogs.

Thank you in advance for helping to keep AYSO soccer a fun event for all.

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