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Region 127 Fall Registration Frequently Asked Questions

In which program should I register my child -- Core, Playground?

Core is the most common, recreation-level soccer program AYSO offers for children ages 4 - 18. If you're not sure, it's probably Core you want.

Playground is a soccer-themed group adventure program for 3-year-olds where parents/guardians and their players explore fundamental motor skills together.

Fall Costs

This is subject to change each year (and this section of the website may not always get updated when prices change), so the below fees are listed to give you a general ballpark amount. The exact amount will be shown to you during your sign-up / registration.

What's included in my fees?

Your fee includes: AYSO membership, uniform (jersey, shorts, socks  photo package,  trophy/medal and supplemental accident insurance.

How do you determine in which age group a child will play?

AYSO Age Chart

Registration Age Breakdown

AYSO is from a Birth Year Registration. This change align AYSO with other American youth soccer program providers interpretation of the U.S. Soccer Player Development Initiatives. 
The result will show you the division your player is eligible for.

Understanding the "U" in the Division Name

Reading the division name can get confusing. The way the division names are written and the way they are read are completely different. For example, in the chart below, we have the division name written such as 10U. The letter "U" means Under. By looking at the division name, one would think to read it as "10 and Under" meaning players that are age 10 are included in this division. However, that is incorrect. The proper way to read the division name, such as 10U is "Under 10" which does not actually include players 10 years of age; but rather under 10 years of age. As a result, the Age Chart below not only will give you the division name, but is also lists the actual age of each player in that particular division. 

Can my child register for / "play down" in a lower division?

We apologize, but AYSO National Guidelines DO NOT permit players to "Play Down" into a younger division. Players are assigned to divisions based on their year of birth.

As parents, we absolutely understand the challenge this presents to players born late in the year or those without much soccer exposure, especially when playing in older divisions for the first time. That's why AYSO is the best fit for your young player! AYSO is structured to be recreational and low pressure. Having your child interact with his/her peers in a fun environment will allow your child to gain self-confidence and grow their skills regardless of experience level. One of AYSO's core philosophies is Everyone Plays... regardless of skill level or month of birth.

Can my child "play up" in a higher division?

If you are willing to Coach your own player, then likely yes, but please get approval from the Region 127 Coach Administrator and region 127 Commissioner.

I've registered my player. Now what?

Now you wait. Fall Coaches are asked to reach out to their players no later than August 1st. Practices typically begin in mid-August. If you have not heard from any team by August 1st, please reach out to Region 127 Administrator at [email protected]

I also want to coach.

Great. Visit our Coach Sign-up page!

When does the Fall season start?

Practices start in August. The practice schedule is up to the coach -- typically younger divisions practice once per week, and older divisions practice at least twice per week. Games begin after Labor Day. The season lasts through November, with games played weekly -- usually Saturdays but occasionally Fridays.

When are practices?

The practice schedule is entirely up to each coach. This is the best reason to volunteer as a head coach -- you guarantee a schedule that works for your family.

The practice schedule my coach picked conflicts with my schedule. Can I switch teams?

Regrettably, Region 127 cannot make accommodations for your player due to scheduling conflicts. We still believe your players can enjoy the soccer experience even if they are only able to participate on game days. While this is not ideal, we give our volunteer coaches complete control over their practice schedule -- this is a benefit of stepping up to coach. If you have conflicts on your calendar, perhaps next year you will consider becoming a head coach to set your own schedule.

What equipment does my player need?

Shin guards under socks are mandatory during practice and games. Socks must cover all parts of the shin guard. Full-coverage shoes are required, and it is advisable to use shoes designed specifically for soccer (e.g., soccer cleats). Baseball / football cleats are not permitted (those are typically ones with a single cleat at the very front of the shoe).

Balls are not required, but are recommended, especially so your player can practice on their own. (U6-U8 Size 3 ball; U10-U12 Size 4; U14+ Size 5)

Region 127 provides game-day jerseys, shorts, and socks to each player on a team, but players should have their own weather-appropriate clothes for practices. Players must wear their team-issued jersey and socks for games or the referee may not permit them to play.

Players should always have plenty of water available for both games and practices. Don't forget the sunscreen!

The following items are NOT PERMITTED: bracelets (metal or plastic), wristwatches, barrettes, necklaces, earrings, hard-hair accessories, or any other such object, including casts or splints, which could possibly cause injury to him/her or another player. NO EXCEPTIONS.

I missed the Fall season. Can I join in the Spring?

The Spring season is by invitation only, so if you were not invited, or missed the Fall season entirely, don't worry -- we offer Winter Arena Season!

What is the Cancellation / Refund policy?

It is our goal to balance the needs of families that request a refund with those of the Region. Late requests can result in unbalanced teams and/or additional costs associated with unused uniforms.

Refund Policy

  • Refunds will be granted for requests received before June 30th with the exception of the Membership fee ($20).
  • Partial refunds will be granted for requests received before August 1st
  • No refunds will be given for requests received after August 1st as teams have already been formed.
  • All refund requests must be emailed to the Registrar and Treasurer, and received by the above cut-off dates.

Email subject: Refund request for (Player Name and AYSO ID)

Email for refund must include:

  1. To whom refund check should be made payable
  2. Refund address if we are not able to refund credit card or if you paid by check
  3. Registration Date
  4. Method of payment when originally registered
  5. Reason for Refund
  6. Refund return address
  7. Player birthdate
  8. Player gender

Refund checks will be issued within four weeks of the email request. If you don’t receive an email confirmation within five days, please resend the email to both the Registrar and Treasurer.

Return Check Policy

All returned checks will be charged a service fee of $25.00. Families with returned checks will not be permitted to participate in the program until the service fee plus the amount of the returned check are paid in full. The fee must be paid to the Treasurer with a Money Order or Cashier's Check. Players will be placed on a wait list until the fees are paid.

What is the AYSO membership fee? Do I have to pay it?

The AYSO National Membership Fee is a yearly non-refundable fee to play in AYSO. It goes directly to AYSO National and covers soccer accident insurance, annual subscription to PLAYSOCCER magazine, newsletters and special offers & discounts.

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San Marcos AYSO Region 127

PO Box 333 
San Marcos, California 92079

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 877-233-2976
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