Board Meeting Date Change

The November Board meeting will take place on November 11, 2014, rather than the usual first Tuesday of the month.  We will return to our normal schedule in December


Pink Ball Weekend

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Region 88 recognizes the devastating effects that any cancer can have on a family, none more so than when it is a child with cancer. So, Region 88 is partnering with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to help find a cure for childhood cancer. With our new “Region 88 Kicks Cancer” campaign, Region 88 has designated the games played October 18-19 as the weekend when all Region 88 participants will have the opportunity to contribute. First game coaches will be given a pink soccer ball in which every parent can “kick in” one dollar every time their child’s team (or the other team or both teams) scores a goal (there is absolutely no obligation to do this). Coaches will then pass the ball to the next set of coaches and at the end of the day the Field Managers will collect each ball. Donations will be gathered and I will personally deliver every dollar to the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Cancer Research Department on behalf of Region 88 (we will let everyone know the total amount in an email alert). Let’s all get change for our $5 and $10 bills prior to the games, let’s kick cancer and get those kids out of the hospital and onto the soccer fields where they belong. Read more »

Concussion

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WHAT IS A CONCUSSION? A concussion is a brain injury. Concussions are caused by a bump or blow to the head. Even a “ding,” “getting your bell rung, ” or what seems to be a mild bump or blow to the head can be serious. You can’t see a concussion. Signs and symptoms of concussion can show up right after the injury or may not appear or be noticed until days or weeks after the injury. To read more go to concussion for parents or if you are a coach, also go to concussion clip board Read more »

Recycle Tip

Instead of throwing away a plastic bottle (or two) of water of sports drink each week, have your parents buy you a nice thermos to reuse each week. It can keep your drink cooler and it also helps out the environment. Thanks. (see ) Read more »

Are You a Certified Referee?

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Referees can check there certification level in this Certified Referee List. If you have any questions please send an email to ref88@ayso88.org. Read more »

Youth Referees Needed!

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Region 88 has a program just for referees under the age of 18. It is called the Player Referee Organization or PRO. Details are available . Read more »

Team Organization Info

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and Kids Zone Forms MANDATORY for ALL parents to sign Here are some ideas on planning a program. Sponsorship Info – The league needs to allow all the children to play. Each team needs to secure a sponsor. Read more »

Ready to Coach?

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Each coach has to fulfill a few simple requirements to be able to coach in Region 88. Make sure to review the for the division you are coaching, attend an , and go to eAYSO fill out a Volunteer Form. Note that this also applies to all Asst Coaches in the Under 8 division and older. Read more »