Welcome to the 2014 Season
Welcome to the 2014 San Mateo AYSO soccer season. Our program is open to all
boys and girls between the ages of 4 and 18 years. By registering in our league
you have joined the largest youth sports organization in the City of San Mateo
and one of the largest soccer organizations on the peninsula. This year over
2,000 kids are playing on over 170 teams every Saturday on fields located
throughout San Mateo!
AYSO is an organization that is run solely by volunteers. There are no paid
positions in our AYSO organization; all of the volunteers give their time for
free. We gladly accept any and all volunteers. We need coaches, assistant
coaches, referees, administrators, picture day helpers, registration helpers and
field liners just to mention a few jobs. We thank all of our volunteers for
their efforts no matter how big or small they think their job is. Every job is
important and any time that you can give to the league as a volunteer will be
AYSO is a program developed and designed for kids of all abilities. AYSO is
one of the only youth sports organizations that have a culture and a set of
philosophies. The six philosophies, Player Development, Everyone Plays,
Balanced Teams, Open Registration, Positive Coaching and Good Sportsmanship
are the foundation tenets of the organization. These philosophies provide the
basis for all kids to learn to play soccer in a safe, fun and fair environment.
In San Mateo we try to extend that safe, fun and fair environment to all of our
participants including parents and spectators. Everyone is part of the team.
We believe that all players should be able to develop their soccer skills and
knowledge to the best of their abilities, both individually and as members of a
team, in order to maximize their enjoyment of the game. Over the past 3 seasons
we have aligned our region with the National AYSO guidelines in that the
programs we offer our youngest participants are simplified, short-sided games
for our lower divisions (U6, U8, U10 and U12). In addition, we are pleased to
continue our U5/Jamboree program for 4 year old players. This program is
designed to introduce the game of soccer to our youngest participants in a very
fun and active manner. In San Mateo all players who arrive to games on time are
guaranteed to play, either 1/2 or 3/4 of the game depending on the age division.
We would ask all of you to remember that all of our fields are "Kids Zones",
a safe place for all of our kids to enjoy the sport of soccer and that all of
you respect the places that the kids play and to do your part in keeping our
"Kids Zones" safe.
San Mateo AYSO Regional Board