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Region 85 - Celebrating our 41st year.


Congratulations to Region 85's U16G team.  They took home first place and the title of Section 11 Champions...

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ALERT FOR Sports Park - Sports Park commons area in front of the Recreation center is 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 are pending permits at this time.  Heroes is available Monday through Friday 4-9pm through December 14th along with FRCP and Rimgate which do not have lights. 

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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Receive field status updates on your cell phone.

Text R85SOCCER to 84483.

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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 Dont's: 

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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