Registration and Web Youth Soccer Frequently Asked Questions

Before registering please see the Registration page.

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Answers to most of your registration-related questions can likely be found below. If you have general questions, please visit our FAQ page. If you do not find the answer, feel free to contact us.

Q: What if I do not have Internet access to register online?

A:  If you do not have access to a computer at either home or work, please go to your local public library or find a friend to help you.  You may also attend one of our walk-in registration at the Castro Elementary School (see Calendar for dates and times).  We recommend using a laptop or desktop computer to register.

Q: What are the costs?

A:   Your costs are limited to our registration fees which are:

Registration Date U06 Division U07 - U19
Through June 13 $120 $135
Starting June 14 $120 $170

These total registration fees include an annual, non-refundable National Player fee of $17.50, which will be added to your cart separately at check out.

Incidental costs during the season may include your portion of a team banner, providing snacks for one game, and coach and referee appreciation gifts for the time they have put in volunteering for the team.

Q: Are scholarships available?

A:   Yes. Please contact the Scholarship Coordinator at scholarships@ayso45.org and make your request. You will be asked to provide verification of need.

Q: Can I pay electronically?

A:   No checks will be accepted by mail!  We accept online payments using the Blue Sombrero registration system. We will accept check and cash payments in person at our walk-in registration on Saturday, May 13 from 9 am to noon or Saturday, May 20 from 10 am to noon, at the Castro Elementary School Library (near the playground at the center of campus).   All other registrants must pay online.

Q: When do we sign the medical release and code of conduct forms?

A:   These will be distributed for signature by your coach at the first team meeting. You must sign both these forms in order for your child to practice or play.

Q: What will be the practice or game day and time?

A:   Practice day and times are picked by the coaches and can happen throughout the week and at various locations throughout Mountain View and Los Altos. Games happen at various times on Saturdays. The exception to this is that U6 kids have a combined training session and scrimmage game on Saturdays only.  Please refer to the Age Divisions page for details.

Q: Can I choose the practice field or practice day and time?

A:   No.  Only Head Coaches can request practice days and must always include alternatives due to limited field space. Coaches do not select practice fields until after all the teams have been assigned so we are unable to make team placements based on a desired practice day, time, or location..

Q: What if my child has a conflict with their practice schedule?

A: The Division Coordinators work very hard to form teams with creating Balanced Teams as a top priority and and supporting Buddy requests where possible.  Coaches select available practice times.  If your player is unable to attend the assigned team’s practice, you may request to be removed from the team by sending an email to the Division Coordinator.  Be sure the email includes non-conflicting practice times to help the DC select an appropriate alternative if one is available.  The player will be placed on the bottom of the Wait List to be re-assigned to another team based on balanced teams and space available.  Once moved to the Wait List, the player may NOT return to the original team.  No refund will be provided due to scheduling conflicts.

Q: Can I request a particular coach?

A:   No, you cannot request a particular coach.

Q: Can I request to play with a friend?

A:  A child may specify one “playing buddy” to be on the same team through the Buddy Form. This form needs to be filled out and turned in at open registration or at one of the scheduled times / locations to be posted soon.  Buddy forms must be signed by the parents of both buddies.  Siblings may also request playing buddies. Submission of a buddy form does not guarantee placement of players together as balanced team formation takes precedence.  If you are submitting a buddy form, it is a reasonable expectation you will be asked to volunteer on some level as AYSO is an all-volunteer organization and playing buddies are a privilege.

Q: Can I request that two siblings in the same age group play together?

A:  Yes, they can be assigned to the same team by specifying the name of the player’s sibling during online registration in the “siblings playing on the same team” field.

Q: As a head coach, can I pick my assistant coach?

A: Yes!  When you register, indicate that you want to be a Head Coach; have your assistant indicate Assistant Coach.  Then, please fill out and sign a Coach Buddy Form. Please bring this form to walk-in Registration on Saturday, May 13 from 9 a.m. to noon, or Saturday, May 20, from 10 am to noon, at the Castro Elementary School Library (near the playground at the center of campus) or follow the instructions on the form to submit it electronically (coaches only).  Coaches may not specify BOTH an assistant coach and another non-volunteer playing buddy. If your child wants to play with a specific non-volunteer family player, just use the regular Buddy form and an assistant coach will be assigned to you by the division coordinator. The third name on the coach buddy form is reserved for players of Referee volunteers only.

Q: Can I request to play-up a division?

A: Yes. Please visit our Age Divisions page for more details.

Q: Can I request to play-down a division?

A: No. National AYSO does not allow any play-downs.  Please visit our Age Divisions page for more information.

Q: When is the latest I can submit my registration?

A:   Online registration will remain available until just before the season starts. Remember, registrations submitted after our June 6th cutoff will be placed on  the waiting list pending enough coach and referee volunteers and space on teams. Registration for our Under-6 program will remain open until all of the available spots have been filled.

Q: I can’t remember my username or password.

A:   This year everyone will be required to create a new account in Blue Sombrero. Your eAYSO and Web Youth Soccer logins will not work. After you have created your new account with password, there is a password reset link should you forget it.

Q: How do I withdraw if I won’t be able to play?

A:   We appreciate your letting us know if you find you will not be able to participate.  To qualify for a full refund (minus the non-refundable $17.50 National Player Fee), withdrawal requests must be received by the Registrar (registrar@ayso45.org) no later than July 31, 2017.  No refunds will be offered after July 31. (Exception: If you have been placed on a Wait List and we are unable to place you on a team, you will receive a full refund.)  Please send a short  statement of withdrawal including:

  • player name
  • player birthdate
  • player division
  • reason for withdrawing

If you have already been assigned to a team at the time of your withdrawal, please also notify your coach of the decision.