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AYSO REGION 33 - ENCINO, CA (Balboa Park)


How do I register my child?
To register your child to play AYSO soccer at Region 33 - Encino, you will need to complete a registration online at

What age group will my child play with?

Age Guide for 2021-2022 Membership Year

Birth Years 2004 - 2005 = Under 18
Birth Years 2006 - 2007 = Under 16
Birth Years 2008 - 2009 = Under 14
Birth Years 2010 - 2011 = Under 12
Birth Years 2012 - 2013 = Under 10
Birth Years 2014  = Under 8
Birth Years 2015 = Under 7
Birth Years 2016 = Under 6
Birth Years 2017 = U5 JAMBOREE
All Special Needs Children only = VIP

How often are practices and games?

Practices are held once or twice a week; sometimes the youngest players have a combined practice and game on a weekend day. Games are usually held on weekends. Location of games and practices will be determined by the local AYSO Regional Board with schedules provided to you by your child's coach.

When is the AYSO soccer season?
The main season is in the fall with registration taking place in the spring. However, seasons are decided at the Region level and vary greatly due to weather, field availability and other local factors. Spring season is played in many parts of the country as either an additional or the only season.

What equipment is needed?

Soccer has limited equipment requirements. Shin guards are mandatory during practice and games. Full-coverage shoes are required, and it is advisable to use shoes designed specifically for soccer. Most AYSO teams play in uniforms (jersey, shorts and socks) supplied by the Region which are included in the registration fee. Regions also provide field equipment, such as goals, nets and flags. A limited number of balls will be supplied for practices and games, but it is ideal for every child to have their own soccer ball for practicing and playing on their own.

How much does it cost to sign up?
AYSO is very affordable, but the cost differs depending on the Region. The fee is used for insurance, equipment, uniforms, program development, field rental and other needs. None of the Region leadership receives payment for their time.

Who runs my AYSO Region?
Volunteers - AYSO is a volunteer organization with more than 220,000 parents and friends working as coaches, referees and administrators. It's not unusual to find two, three or more children in the same family playing AYSO soccer - while Dad serves as referee and Mom as coach. Coaches, referees, a registrar, a fundraiser, a field marker, a publicist, a treasurer - many people, all contributing their time and efforts to make AYSO a great program for our soccer-playing kids. AYSO works because the volunteers work.

What am I expected to do as an AYSO parent?
Take your child to practices and games with the proper equipment. Support your child by giving encouragement and showing an interest in his or her team. Help your child learn soccer skills and good sportsmanship. Teach your child that hard work and an honest effort are often more important than victory.

Always Be Positive - You are not on the team, but you have strong influence on the team's environment. Applaud good plays by your child's team and by the opposing team. Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from youth sporting activities.

Be Enthusiastic And Supportive - Let children set their own goals and play the game for themselves. Don't put too heavy a burden on your child to win games.

Reinforce Positive Behavior - The best way to help a child to achieve goals and reduce the natural fear of failure is through positive reinforcement. No one likes to make a mistake. If your child does make one, remember that he or she is still learning. Encourage your child's efforts and point out the good things your child accomplished.

Let Coaches Coach And Referees Ref - Coaches and referees are usually parents. They volunteer their time to help make your child's youth soccer experience a positive one. They need your support, too. What coaches and referees don't need is your help in coaching from the sidelines. So please refrain from coaching during games and practices. Referees are important for fun, fair and safe games. Treat them and their calls fairly and respectfully.

How do I become an AYSO volunteer?

It's easy. Talk to your child's coach; email your Regional Commissioner at
They will be most helpful - and happy - to find the right job for you.

How do I get a refund? 

Refund Policy:

All Requests for Refund must be made in writing to the Registrar of Region 33 [email protected] 

  • Indicate the player name, birth date and division.
  • The refund will be 1) credited back to the credit card used for payment or 2) mailed to the Player Address as listed on the AYSO Player Application. 
  • If refund is requested before July 15, 2021, refund amount will be 100% less $20.00 (this covers the National Player Fee which is paid to our AYSO National Headquarters).
  • If refund is requested between July 16, 2021 and September 11, 2021, refund amount will be 100% less $35.00 ($20.00 National Player Fee and a $15.00 processing fee).
  • No refunds after September 11, 2021

* Note: If a player is not able to be placed on a team, a full refund will be given minus the $20.00 National Player Fee.
**If the multiple siblings discount has been applied, then the refund amount(s) will be the lesser of the fees collected. 
***If a player is placed on a team and does not report to the team for practices and or games by the second match of the season, they will be dropped from the team the following Monday and their place will be filled from the waiting list.  Any refund will be at the discretion of the Regional Commissioner.

Judith Barnett
Registrar, AYSO Region 33

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AYSO Region 33 Encino (Balboa Park)

P. O. Box 17628 
Encino, California 91316

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