A child may specify a maximum of one “playing buddy” to be on the same team which must be reciprocated by the playing buddy.
|May 11 (Sa)||9 AM - 12 PM||Castro Elementary School computer lab|
|May 29 (We)||6:00 - 7:30 PM||Castro Elementary School, along Latham Avenue|
If you are a Head Coach and are requesting a specific Assistant Coach, please use the Coach Buddy Form.
If you are a coach, referee, board member or division coordinator, you can print, ensure signed by both parties, scan and email buddy form to your division coordinator.
If you are NOT a coach, referee, board member or division coordinator, in order to submit a buddy form one of the two parents must complete the online basic referee course taking approximately 60 to 100 minutes (self-paced, can pause & return) on http://www.aysotraining.org, then print and submit a copy of the training certificate along with your signed buddy form. This course alone does NOT certify you to be a referee though if you attend an in-person companion course (taking no more than 4 hours), you would be a certified Regional Referee able to officiate U12 and below matches. The companion course is not required (though certainly encouraged). Ideally, this will educate parents on laws of the game to promote better understanding of the game and appreciation for our officials.
If neither parent is a coach, assistant coach, referee, board member, or division coordinator nor can they take the online referee training, you may submit a form at one of a few walk-in dates. Those requests will be a lower priority and in many cases not honored as it is a logistical challenge for our volunteers to process them if the person making the request is not willing to do something in return.
Playing buddies are a privilege. Please remember that AYSO is an all-volunteer organization which provides world class youth soccer programs that enrich children’s lives and your help is needed to make soccer happen for the kids.
Submission of a buddy form does not guarantee placement of players together as balanced team formation takes precedence.