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What's happening

1. Team photos start this weekend.

Tut-tut. It looks like rain.

Picture Day continues, rain or shine, but may move to a nearby indoor location, depending on weather. Games may be canceled, moved, or rescheduled. The field status, game update, and Picture Day location will be posted Saturday morning by 7 am at http://ayso13.org/. Check before you leave the house on Saturday.

Parents

Prepare for Picture Day! Please print and fill out the photo order form. Included in your season fee is the League Pack, a 5x7 team photo and a high-res jpeg of your player.

Players

Sunday's skills clinics are optional and free for Region 13 players! 10U-12U are from 3:15 - 4:45, and 12U-14U are from 5:00 - 6:30. Full calendar: https://ayso13.org/calendar/

Team Managers

Team photo instructions and schedule

Referees

Whether you're new or experienced, now is the time for Regional Referees to schedule a mentoring session. Email Steve Bickel at ayso13bickel@att.net to get started. 

Coaches

Give your team a tactical advantage in training and games. Come to the final seminar by US National Team coach Barry Ritson. It's Sunday at the clubhouse - one at 3:30,  repeated at 5:15 - timed so you can drop the kids at the Skills Clinic, walk to the clubhouse (three blocks away) for the class, then pick the kids up afterwards. Tip: bring a pen to take notes. Coaches interested in All-Stars or EXTRA are strongly encouraged to attend.


Looking ahead

Sept 28, Oct 2, 5, 12 Team photos
Oct 3 Board meeting, 7 pm at the clubhouse
Nov 3, 10 All-Star Tryouts
Nov 29 - Dec 1 Myles Standish Tournament

Calling All Artists

AYSO has a Pin Design Contest! Any and all AYSO members (that's you, players, volunteers, and parents!) have until Oct 16 to submit a design. Winners get a hundred or so pins, plus invaluable bragging rights. For more info, click here

Player Development

A great group of players came to the first of 6 skills clinics on Sunday. They continue for 10U-14U on Sunday at Muir North. Trainers from Launch Sports teach skills, tactics, and goalkeeping. All skill levels are welcome. Players interested in All-Stars are encouraged to attend, and so are players who are brand new to the game!


Vocab quiz

Touch lines form the long side of the field where players may touch the ball for a throw-in. Other sports have sidelines.
Goal lines the lines at the end of the fields where the goals are placed.
Good ball! a compliment for a ball well played, kicked or otherwise.
Goal area is where goal kicks are taken from. 
Penalty area where the goalkeeper may use her hands, and certain fouls by the defense result in a penalty kick.
Handling the ball deliberately to control it is a foul, not to be confused with another sport called handball.
Laws Of The Game some sports have rules, but soccer has laws.


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