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AYSO REGION 33 - ENCINO, CA (Balboa Park)


What is the Schoolyard Program
Schoolyard is an introductory AYSO program designed to help younger children enjoy the game of soccer.  Once each week, boys and girls will gather together for an hour to practice soccer skills and have fun under the guidance of professional UK International Soccer trainers.  Soccer drills, skills, and scrimmages will be a fun Saturday experience for all.

Division Manager
MICHELLE KAUFMAN   [email protected]
All inquiries about the Division should begin with the Division Manager.   

Additional inquiries can be made to the Regional Commissioner at: [email protected]

Age Range
All players born in the year 2020.

(Note: National Soccer has established the age range for all divisions.  AYSO is not permitted to deviate from it.)

What Equipment Do I Need?
Soccer shoes (recommended), tennis shoes, or similar athletic shoes (metal cleats are not permitted)
Shin Guards (which must be completely covered by soccer socks)
Size 3 soccer ball

Uniforms (socks, shorts, and jersey) will be made available to parents prior to the first session, which is August 17, 2024
Show up 30 minutes early (game times TBD).

When Do We Start?
Opening Day is Saturday, August 17, 2024.   Weather permitting, play will continue every Saturday through November 2, 2024 (no games on August 31 and October 12 due to holidays).  

Where Do We Play?
The Balboa Park Soccer Fields.  The parking lot entrance is off Balboa Blvd, just north of Burbank Blvd.  The field map for the 5U Division will be posted soon on our website:

What Time Do We Play?
Our 5U Schoolyard soccer program is a co-ed, one-hour session every Saturday morning.  There are 2 sessions: the first session is at 8:30 am, the second session is at 9:30 am.  Your child will be assigned to one of our two sessions. It is important to attend the same weekly session to help maintain the correct player-to-coach ratio.

Can I Request a Session to Attend and Friends to Play in my Session?
Yes.  Email Michelle Kaufman, our 5U Division Manager and make a request.  Boys and girls participate in the same sessions.   If there is room in the session, we will accommodate you.

What Will We Be Doing the First Week, August 17, 2024?
After handing out uniforms (if you did not pick them up earlier), we will begin with a question-and-answer session. Please arrive a little earlier than your session is scheduled so that we can begin on time.

What if I Miss the First Week?
If you miss the August 17 opening day, please arrive15-30 minutes early on August 24.  We will bring you up to speed on the information covered in Week 1 and provide you with your child's uniform.

Where Can I find out Information about the Weekly Plan for each Session?

Once the season begins, the UK International Soccer Program: [email protected]
will be sending out a weekly email to parents describing the skills plan that our players will be learning for the next Saturday. Please get in the habit of checking this website WEEKLY. There will be information updates posted here. The website will typically be updated by Wednesday evening.


AYSO is completely run by volunteers.  Nobody gets paid.  To find out what you can do, please email our Volunteer Coordinator, at [email protected]

Photo Day
Photo Day will take place on September 14, 2024 at the soccer fields.  A time for the 5U photo session will be assigned..  There will also be a very limited makeup photo session scheduled later in the month.

Trophies & Yearbooks
Will be handed out to players on the last day of the season (providing we have enough volunteers to get them made and printed)

**The details above are subject to change.  Everything depends on the number of players that register and volunteers that come forward to help.


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AYSO Region 33 Encino (Balboa Park)

P. O. Box 17628 
Encino, California 91316

Email Us: [email protected]
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