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FAQs

How do I see the detail of the referee points for my team?

Referee points are not available in Blue Sombrero. We are working on posting them and will provide a link from the Standings portion of the Team Schedules once available. 

What team is my child on?

After teams are formed, your child's team information, including the coach's name, phone number and email address, will be entered into Blue Sombrero. To access this information, log in to our website and view the Team Central tab. f no team is shown for your child, then you can contact the child's division manager (shown on the Board Directory page) to find out when the teams will be loaded.

When do the coaches get their teams?

Our draft dates are set based on when Division Managers have sucessfully identified all the coaches they will need based on the targeted number of teams for the season. Drafts for competitive divisions (10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, and 19U) are routinely held in late July or early August. Coaches receive their team rosters after their divison's teams draft has been completed and would then contact the players on their teams.

As for the competitive divisions, teams in the non-competitive divisions (6U, 7U, and 8U) cannot be formed until sufficient coaches have been identified to support the number of teams planned for the season. The teams are also routinely formed in late July or early August. Once formed, the coaches receive their team rosters and would then contact the players on their teams.

When do the players get called?

Families will be contacted by Divison Managers in early summer to confirm that the family and child still plan to participate in AYSO Region 58 youth soccer in the fall. This enables the Division Managers to determine how many teams and how many coaches will be needed.

If a player did not play AYSO Region 58 soccer the prior year, the family and player will also be contacted, especially for the competitive divisions, to arrange for the player to attend a rating sesson. One of the principles of AYSO is "Balanced Teams". To try to comply with that principle a player's abilities are assessed so that when teams are formed, to the best of our abilities, all teams will be balanced.

Once teams are formed by early August, team coaches will contact families and players to introduce themselves, have a team meeting, and begin practices.

It’s after Aug. 15, and my child has not been called. What do I do?

Please do not panic if you see teams practicing and your child has not been called. Not all teams begin practice at the same time. The very young teams, in particular, do not always begin practice until the second or third week of August. Also some coaches may be out of town. If your child has not been called by August 15th, please e-mail the Division Manager for your child's division. You can find the division manager's email at bottom of our Board Directory.

What else does my child need?

The registration fee includes: a uniform (jersey, shorts, and socks); team and individual pictures; a trophy, a yearbook, and supplemental accident insurance. The registration fee DOES NOT include: shin guards (which are required for all practices and games); a soccer ball (size 3 for 5U, 6U, 7U, and 8U; size 4 for 10U and 12U; size 5 for 14U, 16U, and 19U); sturdy shoes or soccer cleats; and socks, shorts, and shirts that will be worn during practices. You should also make sure to have a water bottle.

How often are practices and games?

For the competitive divisions (10U-19U), practices are held twice a week, with field location and times to be determined by your child’s coach; games are on Saturdays. Games and most practices are held at the Van Nuys Sherman Oaks park. The first game day is always the Saturday after Labor Day and end in early December. 16U and 19U divisions play both Saturday and Sunday for five weeks; with varying field locations and times.

For 8U and 7U, practices are held once a week. For 6U, practices are typically held on Saturdays right before the game is played. Field locations and times for practies are determined by your child’s coach. The Jamboree division (5U) meets only on Saturdays and does not have a practice during the week.

Will I receive a refund if my child drops after June 30th?

Players withdrawing on or prior to June 30th will be issued a full refund less a $30 administrative fee. After June 30th, refunds will not be issued except on an unusual and exception basis.  Please visit our Region's Drop Policy by clicking here.

How can I sign my child up as a Youth Referee Volunteer?

Children 12 and older are welcome and encouraged to referee in our park. They are able to earn referee points, just like the adult referees. We are also trying to coordinate a youth ref program to develop the youth community in our park and encourage the kids to work games together. Youth refs must be signed up as volunteers in Blue Sombrero, must complete Safe Haven and Concussion training online, and must take a basic referee course in person. If you are a parent in our region, you can use these instructions to sign up youth volunteers in Blue Sombrero. If you are not a parent in our leage, youth volunteers can sign up directly on our website as new volunteers. 

Which rules apply for each division?


Questions?

Please visit our board directory (by clicking here) and feel free to contact any of our volunteers for more specific questions.

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