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DateEvent Note
 August 15 2023Early Bird Registration Opens 
 January 1stRegistration Continues Early Bird Registration ends but Registration continues until Divisions fill up
 January 9thRegion 1631 Board MeetingVirtual Meeting from 7:30 - 8:30
 January 10thCoach Meeting - Team FormationVirtual Meetings to form Spring Core Teams. 
8UG at 7:00 PM
8UB at 7:15 PM
10UG at 7:30 PM
10UB at 7:45 PM
12UG at 8:00 PM
12UB at 8:15 PM
14U at 8:30 PM
 January 15thUniform Shop Openedlink will be sent to registered players
 January 30thRegion 1631 Board MeetingVirtual Meeting from 7:30 - 8:30
 February 7thCoach Meeting - Equipment
 February 27thRegion 1631 Board MeetingVirtual Meeting from 7:30 - 8:30
 March 4thPractices Begin 
 March 24thPicture Day Sunday at Backesto from 10am - 3pm
 March 16th and 17thFirst Regular Season Games 
 March 26thRegion 1631 Board MeetingVirtual Meeting from 7:30 - 8:30
 April 7th Makeup Picture DaySunday at Backesto from 1:00 - 3:00pm
 April 11-14thAYSO Expo
 April 23rdRegion 1631 Board MeetingVirtual Meeting from 7:30 - 8:30
 TBDReferee Appreciation 
 TBDSilent Saturday 
 May 18th and 19thLast Regular Season Games 
 TBDVolunteer Dinner 

Referee Appreciation Day

Every season, AYSO takes a game day to ask that all teams provide special recognition towards our volunteer referees. Our referees dedicate many hours each weekend to make sure that youth soccer games can take place at the highest level of quality and fairness.  We believe that it is important to recognize the efforts of these hard working volunteers at every game each weekend and this weekend is to provide a bit of extra thankfulness. 

How does Region 1631 show appreciation to our Volunteer Referees?
We ask, at your game this Saturday, that every team could provide at least a thank you card and/or a small gift for each Center Referee (CR) and Assistant Referee (AR) at your game as an extra measure of thanks.  (Gift cards are highly recommended!) 

What about teams playing an away game?
Please recognize your referees at the away games just like you would at our home games. Referee Appreciation is being observed with all other AYSO Regions across Area 2J.  

Team Managers: Help organize a way for your Team to come up with a collective gift for your 2-3 referees this Saturday. 

Silent Saturday


The spirit of Silent Saturdays is to allow players to make decisions and learn the game. After all, if the child doesn’t make their own mistakes, it will hinder their development in the sport. If parents think their children are confused and don’t know what to do without sideline instruction, that’s an indication that players haven’t been allowed to make their own decisions. Players will learn the game by making their own decisions, learning from their mistakes, and continuing to play.

It is recommended that you do not provide any direction – verbal or non-verbal – to players who are on the field. Speak to the team before the match, at substitution breaks and at halftime as you normally do. During the match, speak quietly to players on the bench about the game. If required, quietly call a player on the field over to the touchline to provide tactical instruction. Then let them convey the message to the team.

While on the field, you are encouraged to speak to each other as normal. Continue to support and provide direction to each other, as you have in the past. Substitute players on the bench, should remain quiet and not cheer or provide tactical instruction to their teammates. Lest they simply replace the coach or act on their behest.

For this special day, referees are asked to monitor the spectators and coaches’ adherence to these guidelines and to offer gentle reminders if the recommendations are not being followed. Continue to verbalize often during the game as you normally do. You are there to help the players have a safe, fair and fun time.

Clapping is allowed! We request that you make no verbal comments about the game or direct any comments to the players, referees or coaches. Be creative in how you choose to cheer your child’s team – make signs to hold up or bring a rally towel in the team’s color and wave it wildly. There are lots of ways to cheer other than verbally – applaud/clap, but please no horns, whistle or noise-makers.

The objectives of Silent Saturday are:
To emphasize that the game is about letting the kids have fun and play.
To show that kids can play well on their own with limited instruction.
To help the few parents and coaches who feel they must provide constant direction, understand how disruptive it can be.
To give players the chance to trust their skills and instincts without sideline input.
To encourage leadership skills among the individual players as they have the unique opportunity of giving their own instruction on the field.
To encourage a sense of true teamwork as the players must learn to rely upon one another and communicate with each other accordingly.
To support our volunteer referees, both youth and adult, by eliminating sideline interference and comments.

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

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