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AYSO Region 1631 - Downtown San Jose

Welcome to AYSO Region 1631

Welcome to the AYSO Region 1631 for the Downtown San Jose and nearby neighborhoods. 

Are you ready to register for Fall 2022? We have all the information you need here.

The AYSO Six Philosophies

This program follows the six philosophies set by the National AYSO organization:
  • Everyone Plays - Our program's goal is for kids to play soccer so every player on every team must play at least 50% of every game.  In Region 64, we strive for 75% playing time for each player.
  • Balanced Teams - Each year we form new teams as evenly balanced as possible because it's more fun and a better learning experience when teams of similar ability play. It allows for each player to gain the experience of a wide variety of teammates of different skill levels.
  • Open Registration - The Open Recreation program is open to all children who want to register and play soccer. Interest and enthusiasm are the only criteria for playing. There are no elimination try-outs and nobody gets cut.
  • Positive Coaching - Encouragement of player effort provides for greater enjoyment for the players and leads to better-skilled and better-motivated players.
  • Good Sportsmanship - We strive to create a positive environment based on mutual respect rather than a win-at-all-costs attitude, and our program is designed to instill good sportsmanship in every facet of AYSO.
  • Player Development - 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.

Divisions and Registration Prices

All registration fees cover the player's uniform, photos, and medal, plus our field permits, coach/ref equipment, volunteer training, insurance, and more. AYSO is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization.

 Division Birth Year Early Registration Price
(May 1st - June 14th)
 Registration Price
(June 15th - August 31st)
 Late Registration Price
(after September 1st)
 5U 2018 $95 $120 $140
 6U 2017 $95 $120 $140
 8U 2016 or 2015 $110 $135 $155
 10U 2014 or 2013 $125 $150 $170
 12U 2012 or 2011 $150 $175 $195
 14U 2010 or 2009 $150 $175 $195


Reminder: AYSO National adds a mandatory, non-refundable $20 fee to the price below. Plus, the system vendor adds a mandatory, non-refundable $2.75 fee per payment processed to the price below. So if you are registering multiple players, it is better to register them at the same time and make a single payment so you only get charged this fee once. Refund Policy: Refunds requested before Team Formation Day (see Region calendar on home page) will be refunded via a check mailed to your home address, minus the non-refundable AYSO membership and player fees (see above). Cancellations between Team Formation Day and the day before the team’s first game will receive a 50% refund minus the non-refundable AYSO membership and player fees. No refunds after the day before the team’s first game.


Fall 2022 Team Formation

We will use the following criteria when assigning teams for Fall 2022 and when evaluating coach/player requests and practice schedule requests:

First priority: Players (new or returning) whose family member registers as a Coach, Referee, Team Manager, or Board-level role during the online player registration process. Second priority: Returning players that received positive ratings for attendance from their coaches and whose families completed their volunteer role in Spring 2022. Third priority: Other players* will be assigned to teams based on player age, size and skill (based on coach ratings, if available) to create balanced teams. 
*Returning players whose families did not complete any volunteer role in Spring 2022 will be assigned last, as space is available

Practice and Game Fields

Games and practices are in parks and schools in the city of San Jose, mainly in the downtown area. Backesto Park and/or Watson Park are usually our home fields but these are not guaranteed. This depends on field availability each season. Practice and game fields won't be confirmed until your player is assigned to a team.

 DivisionPractice Practice Length Game Game Length
 5U combined practice/game Sunday 75 minutes
 6U combined practice/game Sunday 75 minutes
 8U 1x per week60 minutes Sunday 40 minutes
 10U 2x per week60 minutes Saturdays 50 minutes
 12U 2x per week90 minutes Saturdays 60 minutes

Volunteer  

Every family volunteers each season to make our program run smoothly and keep our program affordable for downtown SJ families! AYSO is a 100% volunteer-run organization. It only takes a few hours to become qualified as an introductory-level coach or referee. Most volunteer roles take only a few hours per month or less. You will be able to sign up for a volunteer role during registration or afterward. The following volunteer roles require a background check, which AYSO pays for at no cost to the volunteer: Head Coach, Referee, Board Member, Assistant Coach, and Team Manager.

Volunteer Discounts

Volunteers who successfully completed certain roles in Spring 2022 will receive discounted registration for Fall 2022. This includes completed background checks, fingerprinting, training, and certifications. Referees must have assigned themselves games using Arbiter. 

 Role Discount
 Head Coach $100
 Assistant Coach $50
 Team Manager $50
 Referee - Officiated 10 Games $100
 Referee - Officiated 5 Games $50

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What if my child has never played soccer before?
AYSO is open to any child that wishes to play soccer. No experience is required!

How many players are on the field during a game?
The AYSO philosophy is that kids learn to play soccer by getting more time on the field and more touches on the ball. At this age, larger teams tend to have one or two players that dominate ball possession. Smaller teams help all players get enough experience to develop their soccer skills more quickly. AYSO games are as follows: 8U games are 4 v 4; 10U games are 7 v 7; 12U games are 9 v 9; 14U games are 11 v 11. 

Do you have coed teams?
We do not have coed teams, with the exception that some activities at the 5U and 6U level may include both boys and girls.

Do I need proof of age for my child to join a program?
Yes, but only for players brand new to AYSO. Bring a copy of a document showing proof of age (passport, birth certificate, etc.) to Fall Orientation.

Is there financial assistance available?
A limited number of financial assistance spots are available on a first-come first-served basis for eligible families. If approved, financial aid recipients will pay $30 per player. Contact [email protected] for an application. Previous recipients that did not complete a volunteer role in the season they received financial assistance are not eligible to apply again.

If I have additional questions, who should I contact?
Send an email to [email protected].


Registration Listing

Fall 2022 Recreational Soccer

Welcome to the online registration for AYSO Region 1631 Downtown San Jose Fall 2022.

IMPORTANT DATES
- Week of September 5: First practices for 8U and up (no practice on Labor Day)
- September 10-11: First games
- November 12-13: Last games
- November 19-20: Post-season tournament for 10U & 14U (for qualified teams)
- Weekend of December 3-4: Post-season tournament for 12U (for qualified teams)

06U - Boys and Girls

Registration closes on 10/01/2022 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 09/01/2022 to 11/13/2022
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$120.00

08U - Boys

Registration closes on 10/01/2022 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 09/01/2022 to 11/13/2022
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$0.00

08U - Girls

Registration closes on 10/01/2022 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 09/01/2022 to 11/13/2022
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$135.00

10U - Boys

Registration closes on 10/01/2022 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 09/01/2022 to 11/13/2022
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$0.00

10U - Girls

Registration closes on 10/01/2022 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 09/01/2022 to 11/13/2022
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$0.00

12U - Boys

Registration closes on 10/01/2022 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 09/01/2022 to 11/13/2022
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$0.00

12U - Girls

Registration closes on 10/01/2022 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 09/01/2022 to 11/13/2022
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$175.00

05U - Boys and Girls

Registration closes on 10/01/2022 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 09/01/2022 to 11/13/2022
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$120.00

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AYSO Region 1631

AYSO Region 1631, PO Box 486
San Jose, California 95103

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 669-247-7199
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