About Quartz Hill AYSO
Quartz Hill AYSO was founded in 1988. Our "area" covers the West side of Palmdale, West side of Lancaster and the Northwest corner of Los Angeles County. There are no boundaries in AYSO, so players can play for any Region they desire, Quartz Hill, Lancaster, or Palmdale.
Our primary playing location is Lane Park and Joe Walker Middle School. These two sites are co-located at Ave L-8 and 55th St West. We also use Hillview Middle School on Rancho Vista Blvd. We use many of the Westside Union School Districts schools for practices during the season. In addition to the aforementioned venues we also use Marie Kerr Park located at Rancho Vista Boulevard and 30th street west.
We have grown from about 250 players the first year to approximately 2000 players. Our players ages vary from 4 ½ to 18 years of age. About 49% of our players are girls, and in fact the number of girls exceed the boys in the older divisions.
Our normal Region playing season is between Labor Day and Thanksgiving. Practices will start in mid August and Region and higher play-offs can extend the season for some players through the first weekend in March.
Quartz Hill AYSO is one of well over 1,000 Regions under the nationally organized American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO). AYSOs mission is to develop and deliver quality youth soccer programs where everyone builds positive character through participation in a fun family environment based on the AYSO philosophies. Everyone Plays, all players must play at least ½ the game (Quartz Hill specifies that all players must also be allowed to play ¾ of the game for 5 games during the season, see region guidelines for exact conditions). Balanced Teams, we make every effort to balance the teams at the beginning of the year, but proves to be very difficult because there are so many new players, especially at the younger divisions. Open Registration, there are no try-outs, our only limitation is field space, so its first-come first-serve. The only exception may be that if we need another coach to form another team, he/shes children will get priority. Positive Coaching, we stress coaching through encouragement. Classes are required for all coaches in coaching techniques and the philosophy of coaching and working with children. Good Sportsmanship, this is stressed in our coaches, the players, and the parents. We encourage our referees to eject parents who get too vocal with negative comments. The sixth philosphy that was recently added is Player Development. AYSO realizes that players will enjoy the game more if they can improve their skills. We pride ourselves on having competitive teams.