As a parent, you play a special role in contributing to the
needs and development of youngsters.
Through your encouragement and good example, you can help
assure that all the boys and girls learn good sportsmanship
and self-discipline. In AYSO, young people learn to work together,
to sacrifice for the good of the team, to enjoy winning and
deal appropriately with defeat - all while becoming physically
fit and healthy. Best of all, they have fun. Please read these
important articles regarding your role and participation. See
also Region 24's
Code of Conduct for all volunteers and parents as adopted
by our Board of Directors and your Volunteer Agreement below.
- I understand that Downey AYSO Region 24 is an ALL VOLUNTEER
- I understand that I will be required to complete 3 hours
of Volunteer Service per player during the season.
- I understand that I must work the hours on the date
that I am scheduled. The Team Manager or Coach will provide
my scheduled time to me at least 2 weeks in advance.
- If I am unable to work during my scheduled time, I will
find a replacement over the age of 16 to complete my scheduled
Working together will make this a great season.
Thanks in advance for your participation.
Guide to AYSO
At the recent round of referee training, Region 24's Referee
Instructor Hank Strang announced an enforcement policy change
for unruly parents who challenge referee calls during matches.
"In the past we've instructed referees to largely ignore the
jeering from the sidelines in response to referee calls. This
has created a situation where parents think this behavior is
acceptable, and can create problems for other referees when
they officiate matches. It is the duty of the referee to remind
the coach that the behavior of the parents is the coach's responsibility,
and that unruly parents along with the coach will be dismissed
from the field should they continue their negative behavior.
Lucy Aguero, Referee Administrator echoed the statement, "We
have over 25 youth referees, and parent's wouldn't want anyone
to yell at their children, so they shouldn't be yelling at anyone
else's children. They should think how they would feel if their
child was being yelled at."
Parents: Help us set a positive example
for our children by demonstrating Good Sportsmanship. Do this
by not sideline coaching, nor challenging referee decisions.
AYSO is an all volunteer organization and our referees are volunteers
as well. Remember the Kids Zone pledge that you signed, as well
as the various
Conduct. Have a great soccer year!
Regular Fall Season Snack Shack and Information Tent Duty
Be sure you honor your Snack Shack and Information Tent commitment.
It is 3 hours per player (a 3-hour straight shift). Team Manager
will provide you with a schedule. After your time, be sure to
sign the volunteer book. The book is at the Information Tent
and you can look for your team's assignments .
Thanks for your support!
Refund Request Instructions
Did you move after you signed up your child to play soccer?
Or did your child get hurt and won't be back in time to play
during the fall season? If you have an issue like this we want
to make sure we give you and your family the proper attention
you deserve. Please click on this link and you'll get access
Refund Request Form you'll need in order to have your registration
funds reimbursed. Please allow 2-3 weeks to pass from the time
you send in your request. Make sure you fill out the entire
form and list a current phone number should we have any questions.
No Dogs Allowed!
They may be cute, but they do not belong at the school! This
is a School District policy and we will enforce it.