AYSO Region 177 is located in Long Beach/Belmont Shore, California. The goal of AYSO Region 177 and the AYSO organization is to encourage the growth of soccer and promote positive child development. AYSO is a parent-based volunteer organization providing a soccer program for all children regardless of experience or skill level. Registration of your child in our program implies responsibility to the team and adherence to the six principles of AYSO: Everyone Plays, Balanced Teams, Positive Coaching, Open Registration, Good Sportsmanship, Player Development.

Region PO Box Information

For Player Registration Paperwork: P. O. Box 41763, Long Beach, CA 90853

Note: Please address all correspondence to "AYSO Region 177" or it will be returned.

Make Up Day Jamboree Pictures

Time: 9:30 - 12:30
Place: Whaley South
Date: October 4, 2014

The schedule is for U5 Jamboree only. If you are an individual or team that missed Picture Day, please arrive between the hours of 9:30 - 12:30 to have your picture taken. There might be some standing around time as we process U5 pictures so please plan accordingly and thank you for your patience. Forms will be available at Make Up Day. Picture Day Schedule File (xlsx)

2014 Picture Day

Date: 9/20/13

Picture Day this year will be held on Saturday, 9/20.

Your team schedule time slot is posted below. We do everything we can to schedule times that are most convenient for teams. This includes taking into consideration coaches that have multiple teams. Please understand that this will mean that you may have your pictures before your game or after.

It is recommended that you have your team show up at least 30 minutes before your time slot. This is to allow adequate time for finding parking and for gathering

To be eligible to get your team photo, you must first:

1. Complete the Trophy/Yearbook form, located on the left menu and submit via email by 9/12 (in either doc or docx format only!).

2. Complete the Sponsor form, located on the left menu and submit via email by 9/12 (in either doc or docx format only!).

3. Bring your sponsor check to the picture day. The check should have the FULL NAME of the coach, the division and gender (i.e. U6G) and the name of the team printed on the memo line. Please remember the Sponsor Fee is $150 and make payable to "AYSO Region 177".

U5 and Make Up picture day (Individuals) will be held on 10/4. More information on that event will be posted here later.

Picture Day Schedule as of 9/11/14

Map to Picture Day

Thank You!

Picture Day Coordinator

Matt Hallock

Schedules Posted

Date: 9/2/14

Fall Schedules are available

Please select the link on either side of the page to get to our Fall schedule.

Team Parent Meeting

Place: Los Altos Methodist Church
Date: 8/20/14

Hi Everyone,

The Team Parent Meeting will be held on August 20th at the Los Altos United Methodist Church
at the corner of Willow and Woodruff----5950 E. Willow St. Long Beach

This is the meeting where you will receive information about the season and pick up your uniforms. Every team must have a team parent or team representative there to receive both the information and the uniforms. NO TEAM WILL RECEIVE UNIFORMS UNLESS THE COACH HAS TURNED IN ALL REQUIRED PAPERWORK BY THAT DATE. All Division Coordinators will be there checking in their teams when you arrive for the meeting and confirming that everything has been received.

Everyone is always excited about uniforms. Let me be very clear....
All uniform sets are bagged and tagged with a coach's name prior to the day of the meeting. There are no requests for colors. There is no advantage to being first in line or penalty for being last. There is no need to treat the end of the team parent meeting like a Black Friday Sale at Best Buy. No one is getting a TV for a $100. You will check in at the desk with the Division Coordinator, sit through a short meeting, and get your pre-assigined uniform set.

(We have had trouble getting the uniforms on time last year. We have taken many steps to ensure this won't be the case again. However, we order uniforms from a company that makes the uniforms for thousands of teams, probably tens of thousand of teams...and all of their customers want them all at the same time. You can see how this process can be fraught with disaster. That said, I am confident that we won't have the same problem that we did last year.)

After many years of sitting through long Team Parent Meetings with everything gone over in great detail...We now have two meetings.
The first meeting is for parents who have been team parents before. This is a refresher course with just the information that is new and different for this Fall season.

This Refresher Meeting starts at 6pm.
The second meeting is for First Time Team Parents. It starts at 7:00pm
(I will go into greater detail about the job of Team Parent.)

Finally, I want to give some team parent directions prior to the meeting. Please encourage all of your player's parents to "like" our new Facebook page. We hope to foster greater communication by using social media as another way to get information out to everyone. "AYSO 177 Youth Soccer Long Beach, CA" is our official facebook page. (There is another older page that will be removed shortly.)

Thank your for your patience in reading all of this email and I look forward to seeing you all on August 20th at the Methodist Church.

Jennifer Allyn
Team Parent Coordinator

A Message to all Coaches

Date: 8/9/2014

Welcome to AYSO Region 177. We thank you for volunteering your time and service to our program. It is important that you understand and implement AYSO's philosophy, for it is you who will have the most contact with and impact upon our young participants and their parents.

First, make sure you know the game and the coaching techniques AYSO has found to be most successful. We have several publications which can help you, and we will hold a series of clinics coordinated by me. It is imperative that you participate in one or more of these clinics so that you can promote the very best and latest in instruction to the players on your team. I will be glad to assist you personally in any way I can. We are in the works on setting dates for those clinics and the use of the UK coaches.

Second, remember that we are playing the game for fun and for the fun of the children. While you should encourage the very best performance out of your team, never lose sight of the fact that it is just a game and played for fun within the AYSO philosophies of Everyone Plays, Balanced Teams, Positive Coaching, Good Sportsmanship and Player Development.

Third, remember the "Everyone Plays" rule. Every one of your players must play at least half of each game. It is suggested that the same players should not always sit out the first quarter of each game, so that they do not think of themselves as permanent substitutes, and that, if possible, players should play at least three-quarters of some games. In our region we do play the three quarter rule during the standard (regional) season.

Fourth, cooperate with the referees. They are volunteers like you and are called upon to make judgments like you. Please insist that the parents of the players maintain decorum at all times. Remember-we do not allow protests. There is ZERO tolerance towards any abuse of a youth referee.

Fifth, present an attitude of good sportsmanship, in both word and action, to your players and their parents. We desire to create a positive environment based upon mutual respect, rather than a win-at-all costs attitude.

Sixth, we hold practices once or twice a week (U6-U8 1x a week and U10 and up 2x a week), depending on field availability and your own time commitments. The practices mean more than the games. Children learn skills and how to play soccer through multiple touches on the ball. Plan your practices in advance, as time is limited. Work with the other coaches at your practices and leave the field promptly at the end of your allotted time. Remember we are all volunteers.

Have a great season and best of luck to your team.If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

Matt Lunsford

Coach Administrator

A Reminder about Weather and the Season...

Date: 08/01/14

The Region does everything in its power to have games occur during the Fall Season per our schedule. There are a few circumstances when that may need to change:

Heavy Rain

Visibile signs of Lightening in the area

Bad air conditions

Extreme heat

Civil Unrest or any condition that would not be safe

If the decision to cancel either games or practice is made, the program will communicate with your coaches prior to start times. We will also post both here and at our Facebook account that we have canceled. Once we cancel the day, regardless if the clouds open up or the concern dissipates, we remain canceled for the day. Further, given the tight timelines, we do not reschedule games canceled for these reasons. There is just not enough time and we maximize the calendar to get as many games in as possible.

If the following concerns were to occur once games have started, the presiding Referee has final say on the matches in play. The Regional and/or Divisional Commissioners may consult with the Referee and inform on a decision at the field as well and any decision made at that point is final. This may include a pausing of games, if the concern is less severe, and games could resume if possible later in the day, but also could be a cancellation.

Thank you for your understanding on this matter and understand that these decisions are made with the best interest of your children and family in mind

The Region 177 Volunteer Staff

Special Thanks!

ASYO 177 would like to thank the following companies for their ongoing sponsorship of our program:

  • Purple Squirrel Promotions, Derek Hobbs - Supplier for our Coach Shirts, Wave Team Sweat Shirts, Easy-Ups and anything else worth printing on! www.psqpromo.com

  • Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, located throughout Long Beach

  • Togo's, 2834 N Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90815

  • Cookies by Design "The Original Cookie Bouquet Company", located at 5205-A East Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach, (562) 961-9161
    Tell them you are with AYSO 177 and receive a 10% discount
    If you are looking for creative gift ideas, visit their website, http://www.cookiesbydesign.com


Volunteer Training
Safehaven Certification Link
CDC Concussion Training link

Pets at AYSO activities
Please do not bring any pets, including dogs, to any Region 177 activity. Please leave your pets at home or you risk the continued use of the fields for our region.  This includes city parks and the schools we practice and play games at.

Volunteering in AYSO Region 177
If you are interested in helping out next year as a division coordinator, board member, or any other type of volunteer please contact William Worden, Regional Commissioner.

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