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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
ANDREA HUGHSON is the division manager for the 5U/Schoolyard Division.  All inquiries about the division should begin with Andrea at [email protected].

Age Range
All players born in the year 2019
(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 19, 2023.


When Do We Start
Opening Day is Saturday, August 19, 2023.   Weather permitting, play will continue every Saturday through Sept 4 (no games on Sept 2 and Sept 16 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 will be broken into two, one-hour sessions every Saturday at 11:30 AM and 12:30 PM. Your child will be assigned to one of these sessions. It is important to attend the same weekly session to help maintain the correct player-to-coach ratios


Can I Request a Session to Attend and Friends to Play in my Session
Yes.  Email the Division Manager and make a request as soon as possible.  Boys and girls participate in the same sessions.   If there is room in the session, we will accommodate you.


What Will We Be Doing Week One on August 19, 2023
We will be handing out uniforms (if you did not pick them up) and then begin with a question-and-answer session. Please arrive a little earlier than your scheduled session so that we can get started on time. We all have busy soccer schedules, and we want to respect everyone's time.

What if I Miss the First Week
If you miss August 19 Opening Day, please arrive15-30 minutes early to your scheduled session on week 2 (August 26.) We will bring you up to speed on the information covered in Week 1 and also  give you your child’s uniform (if you did not pick it up earlier).

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 Wendy Shuster, our Volunteer Coordinator, at [email protected]


Photo Day
Photo Day is September 9, 2023.   There will be a makeup photo day on September 30, 2023 (However, those who attend the makeup session will likely NOT be included in the team photo).


Will be provided to coaches to pass out on the last day of the season.


Will be provided to coaches to pass out 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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