IMPORTANT DATES & REMINDERS
Note to Parents - Coaches will be calling players' families soon. If you haven't heard from your coach by August 15th please contact our Registrar, Lisa Duncan, via email at: email@example.com
- 8/1/2016 - U16 & U19 Practices May Begin
- 8/13/2016 - U16 & U19 Games Begin
- 8/15/2016 - U6 Through U14 Practices May Begin
- 9/3/2016 - Field Set-up Day
- 9/4/2016 - Pre-season Scrimmages and Referee Mentoring Games
- 9/10/2016 - Games Begin
- 9/18/2016 - Picture Day
Training for 2016 Coaches and Referees
All coaches and referees are required to be certified to work with the players. All volunteers are required to fill out a 2016 Volunteer form. Then attend short Safe Haven and Concussion Awareness courses (available online at www.aysotraining.com). Lastly you must attend age-appropraite training.
2016 Quartz Hill Shootout Tournament Information
The Shootout Tournament was held May 21-22 at the Lancaster National Soccer Center. Thank you to all of the teams who particpiated and especially to all of the volunteers that helped make it a great event! Please use the link below to navigate to the to the tournament page.
AV United AYSO Challenge Club Program
AYSO Challenge is a Club program approved by AYSO's National Board of Directors operating under the AYSO National tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3). The formation of a Club structure within AYSO will provide the opportunity for players who possess the appropriate interest, dedication, skills and abilities to compete at the HIGHEST LEVEL of play within youth soccer in general, and AYSO in particular, without compromise to the AYSO Philosophies or our commitment to enriching children's lives that make AYSO unique among all youth sports organizations.
AYSO Challenge provides greater opportunities for player development to its AYSO membership by permitting eligible teams to participate in a non-AYSO "club" gaming circuit that offers progressive levels of advanced play. For more information, contact Eric Dombrowski at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please check the link on the Quartz Hill Challenge page for more information by clicking here.
REGION 638 ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY
In the past years, Region 638 has witnessed incidents where coaches and/or spectators questioned the calls of referees requiring referees to stop matches to deal with the situation. There have also, unfortunately, been incidents once a game has ended when coaches and/or spectators confront referees or other volunteers over decisions made during the game. This is unacceptable behavior. Please review the Zero Tolerance Policy using the link below. Coaches - it would be a good idea to discuss this policy at your practices or before games with parents and family members that may not be fully aware of the policies and philosophies of AYSO.
REGION 638 Parent Code of Conduct
AYSO is a soccer organization, a community, a lifestyle, a family, an adventure, a learning experience, a place to make memories, and a season of exciting and busy Saturdays, all wrapped up in color-coordinated jerseys and cleats. Give your child the opportunity to play soccer and learn about life, sportsmanship, and the fun of competition and physical activity with a soccer program that has been kicking around since 1964. Please review the Parent Code of Conduct so you're aware of expectations of AYSO parents. These are simple guidelines which help to make the AYSO experience a positive environment for everyone involved.
Alex Morgan for AYSO - presented by Fox Sports
A Word From Our Commissioner
What makes AYSO and Quartz Hill AYSO GREAT?
AYSO's Vision Statement: To provide world-class youth soccer programs that enrich children's lives.
AYSO's Mission statement: The AYSO Mission is to develop and deliver quality youth soccer programs which promote a fun, family environment based on the AYSO philosophies.
AYSO's Philosophies: Everyone Plays, Balanced Teams, Open Registration, Positive Coaching, Good Sportsmanship, Player Development.
Kids Zone is about supporting every child on the field - even those on the opposing team. It means supporting the players whethe r they win or lose. It means honoring the game - not the outcome of the game. Remember, respect starts with you!
At QHAYSO we believe that the above statements are the core elements to creating a great soccer program. Enriching children's li ves is the driving force behind everything we do and every decision we make. We want everyone around the children to do the same.
If you are interested in helping out with our great soccer program please contact me.
Jack Rust email@example.com
Quartz Hill Region 638
Soccer Safety Tip
The safety of our players is of the utmost importance in Quartz Hill Region 638. Please watch the video linked below about the safety requirements for soccer goals. In our region we secure our nets with several stakes to ensure they stay put. Goal keepers and other players hanging on the crossbar of the goals is a common cause of goals tipping over. Please discuss goal safety with your child so they are aware of the importance of not hanging on the goal equipment.
This video details the importance of goal safety. http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=2896814n
Shannon Boxx's message to parents of AYSO players
In response to increasing concerns about the potential risks associated with concussions the AYSO National Board of Directors launched a Concussion Task Force to develop recommendations for AYSO Regions and families. The link below will take you to the AYSO.org Concussion Information page. You'll also find the link on the Safety page in the Information navigation menu.
HELP WANTED: Quartz Hill AYSO leads the way with the Premier Referee Program in all of the High Desert! It is through dedicated volunteers that we are able to achieve this. However, more referees are needed to fill additional positions as our region grows. Please contact Tim Haddad at 943-9377 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get more information about upcoming classes. You will learn more about the game of soccer by taking a referee class. So please help keep Quartz Hill at the forefront. Free whistles and uniforms provided by Quartz Hill AYSO to all referees!