Welcome to the San Mateo AYSO soccer season. Our program is open to all boys and girls between the ages of 4½ and 18 years. By registering in our league you have joined the largest youth sports organization in the City of San Mateo and one of the largest soccer organizations on the peninsula. Last year over 2,000 kids played on over 170 teams every Saturday on fields located throughout San Mateo. This year we expect about the same number of players!
AYSO is an organization that is run solely by volunteers. There are no paid positions in our AYSO organization; all of the volunteers give their time for free. We gladly accept any and all volunteers. We need coaches, assistant coaches, referees, administrators, picture day helpers, registration helpers and field liners just to mention a few jobs. We thank all of our volunteers for their efforts no matter how big or small they think their job is. Every job is important and any time that you can give to the league as a volunteer will be greatly appreciated.
AYSO is a program developed and designed for kids of all abilities. AYSO is one of the only youth sports organizations that has a culture and a set of philosophies. This year “Player Development” becomes the sixth philosophy of AYSO. It joins Everyone Plays, Balanced Teams, Open Registration, Positive Coaching and Good Sportsmanship as the foundation tenets of the organization. The goal of Player Development is to embrace the objective of improving the soccer skills and knowledge of every AYSO player. We believe that all players should be able to develop their soccer skills and knowledge to the best of their abilities, both individually and as members of a team, in order to maximize their enjoyment of the game. These philosophies provide the basis for all kids to learn to play soccer in a safe, fun and fair environment. In San Mateo we try to extend that safe, fun and fair environment to all of our participants including parents and spectators. Everyone is part of the team.
Once again we have continued our coaches training program in order to enhance the quality of our league. Coach training is vital not only for the success of the kids but also for the success of the coach and helps ensure that the coaches are having fun too. The best way to assure a quality experience for all involved is to be sure that everyone involved has the opportunity to be trained for their position, whether it is an adult who coaches or a kid who plays.
We would ask all of you to remember that all of our fields are “Kids Zones”, a safe place for all of our kids to enjoy the sport of soccer and that all of you respect the places that the kids play and to do your part in keeping our “Kids Zones” safe.
San Mateo AYSO Regional Board
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