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

The Corona Virus continues to impact all Youth Sports and staying within the State Health Departments return to play guidelines has given us a great challenge for our Fall 2020 Season. I know we are all anxious to get players out on the field and the Region 85 Board has been working on a plan that will help us do that.

Our season will open as a Training Season only. Teams will be formed with certified coaches and these teams will be allowed to train following the State, County, City and AYSO return to play guidelines. You can find the Region guidelines on our website under the Return to Play tab. We are currently in Phase I. If the State allows us to move into game play, we will be ready with teams already formed, but I want you to be prepared for the reality that no games will be played this fall. Also, you must understand that no parents can be at the fields during the training sessions. These are for coaches and players only.

Our hope is to begin forming 6U thru 19U teams by Sept 1, 2020 with players on the fields by Oct 1. Each Division will require a training structure that addresses that age group’s needs.  Our fees for this program will be reduced to $80 ($60 Registration Fee plus a $20 National Player Fee) to reflect the change to a Training Season.  Soon you will be sent an email by AYSO asking if you accept the invitation to participate in this program. If you accept you will be prompted to pay the $80 fee. You will need to accept for each player you have registered.  Please note that there will be a $2.75 processing fee from Sports Connect added to your balance due.  If you choose not to participate simply reject the offer and no fee will be charged. We will remove your player from the Training Program list.
You will also be able to register as a volunteer once the portal is open and we encourage you to please find a position that suits you. Now more that ever we will need coaches to help make this season successful for of the players and families. Our primary focus is on keeping players, volunteers, and all family members safe as we return to the fields.

There is still a lot work to do to make this a successful season so please be patient with us as we move forward. Watch your email for further information and feel free to contact us with questions.

Please note that we are working on a 5U program but must work with the City of Lake Forest before moving forward.


Karen Falagrady
Region 85
Regional commissioner

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.

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, 8U and some 10U) typically practice once a week
  • Older teams typically practice twice a week
  • 5U Program is approximately 90min Saturday Only session starting at 8:30am (no weekday session)
  • Practice days, times and locations are set by each Coach/Team
Match Min
Half Ball
# of
5U --- 3v3 --- --- 3 --- 15x30 4x6
6U 12 4v4 (x2) 3 15 (x2)3 --- 15x30 4x6
8U 12 4v4 (x2) 3 20 (x2) 3 --- 20x35 5x10
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-8U, our Division Coordinators put teams together based on age and player rating information from the previous season (when available) to balance and form teams.

For 10U 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 2020 Age Chart




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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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