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Region 85 (Lake Forest, Foothill Ranch, Portola Hills)

 Season begins: September 9, 2023
Season ends: November 11 2023

Early Registration Fee: $160 per player (valid until 5/31)
Regular Registration Fee: $195 per player (effective 6/1)

* Player Registration Fee includes $20 AYSO National Player Membership Fee.

Our Fall Core program is the foundation for all the fun, excitement and learning that happens on the fields. AYSO is best known for our core program – it’s where the large majority of kids fall in love with soccer and make memories that will last a lifetime.

There are six core values – or what we call AYSO’s Six Philosophies – that are the foundation of our programs: Everyone Plays, Balanced Teams, Open Registration, Positive Coaching, Good Sportsmanship and Player Development. These are the essence of AYSO.

In AYSO, teams are put together in a way that makes playing soccer about the experience, not wins or losses. It’s not about blowing out another team with an unbelievable score; it’s about sportsmanship and learning to be the best possible teammate and opponent. Developing players is what we’re about, because soccer skills and life skills go hand in hand. AYSO’s main purpose is to get kids on the field, provide them with great coaches, and teach them to play soccer.

Wait List

It may become necessary to wait list players while we evaluate the number of TOTAL PLAYERS in the division. Additionally, we must ensure that a sufficient number of VOLUNTEERS have agreed to COACH.
If you are willing to volunteer as a coach in a waitlisted division, fill out your volunteer registration for that division and contact us so we can place your child.
Please help us ensure ALL children are placed onto teams by volunteering as a Coach.

Volunteers NEEDED

AYSO Region 85 is a 100% all volunteer organization. We encourage every parent to help in some part of our program. Prior experience is not required and we will provide the necessary training and equipment. We will begin taking volunteer applications as soon as an official start date for the season is announced.

Volunteer positions include the following:
  1. Head Coach/Assistant Coach
  2. Coaching Staff (Mentors, Instructors, Coordinators)
  3. Division Coordinators (Program Managers/Team Formation) 
  4. Referee and Assistant Referee
  5. Referee Staff (Mentors, Assessors, Instructors, Coordinators) 
  6. Board Member/Assistant Board Member
  7. Registration (Region Registrar and in-person Registration Event Coordinators)
  8. Field & Equipment Support (Pre-Season Setup, Repair, Maintenance)
  9. Team Managers
  10. Special Events Staff (Opening Day/Picture Day and Volunteer Appreciation Day)

Please register and become an active volunteer.

** No players that register are guaranteed to play,
as this is ALWAYS based on the number of VOLUNTEER coaches. **

Practice/Game Information

  • Teams play one game each Saturday (early September-early November)
  • Younger teams (i.e. 6U, 7U, and 8U typically practice once a week
  • Older teams typically practice twice a week
  • 5U Program is approximately 90min Saturday Only session starting at 9:am (no weekday session)
  • Practice days, times and locations are set by each Coach/Team with approval by the Regional Commissioner
Match Min
Half Ball
# of
5U --- N/A --- --- 3 ---    
6U 10 3v3 (x2) 2 (2) 15 (x2)3 --- 15x30 4x6
7U 6  4v4  3 20 (x2) 3 1 20x35 5x10
8U 7  5v5  420 (x2)3120x355X10
10U 10 7v7 5 25 (x2) 4 3 35x60 6x18
12U 12 9v9 6 30 (x2) 4 3 45x70 7x21
14U 15 11v11 7 35 (x2) 5 3 50x100 8x24
16U 18 11v11 7 40 (x2) 5 3 60x110 8x24
19U 18 11v11 7 45 (x2) 5 3 60x110 8x24

Balanced Teams

In order for players to have the best experience on the field, we do our best to balance teams.

For 6U-7U, our Division Coordinators put teams together based on player information gathered from the registration process and in some instances parent request

For 8U and above our RCA and Division Coordinators, using player rating information and prior coach input, hold 'blind' player drafts to balance teams, as fairly as possible.

Fall 2023 Age Chart


 20191/1/2019 12/31/2019 5U 
20181/1/2018 12/31/20186U

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AYSO Region 85 - Lake Forest

PO Box 1059 
Lake Forest, California 92609

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 949-445-0850
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