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AYSO Area 1C Spring Cup (Formerly YDP ) 

Description of the Tournament
 

The Area 1C Spring Cup is a tournament style program, which will take place over 3 pool play weekends and a finals round.

U10-U12 teams will typically playing 4 games each weekend (2 games Saturday and 2 games Sunday). Teams will be placed into pools (typically 5 teams per pool). Pools will be re-formed between weekends 1 and 2 and again between weekends 2 and 3.

In U14 teams typically be placed into pools of 4 or 5 and play 3 or 4 matches on each weekend.

In U16-U19 teams will be placed into 1 or 2 pools and play 2 matches on each weekend (1 Saturday and 1 Sunday).

NOTE: The Area Program Coordinator or Area Director may alter pool size, number of matches and duration of play due to weather and/or field availability.

The Tournament will be governed by the following rules of play

1) AYSO Area 1C Spring Cup Tournament Rules
2) AYSO Area 1C Combined Program Rules
3) AYSO National Rules
4) FIFA Laws of the Game

Match Dates

Spring Cup dates are available at https://www.ayso1c.org 

Match Lengths

Match Lengths will vary bases on age

U10 - 20 Minute Halves
U12 - 25 Minute Halves
U14 - 35 Minute Halves
U16 - 40 Minute Halves
U19 - 45 Minute Halves

Player Eligibility and Team FormationPlayer must be registered in AYSO and in good standing with their Region.

Teams must be rostered and approved to participate by their Regional Commissioner. The tournament is open registration for AYSO Area 1C teams. (Extra, All-star, Tournament and Fall Core programs' teams may participate). Participation for a team will require Area 1C Regional Commissioner approval. Regions are allowed to set additional participation requirements for teams from their Region but are not allowed to waive any Area 1C Rules or Requirements.

Note: The Program Director and Area Director may invite teams from outside Area 1C to participate.

Roster Size and Minimum Playing TimeTeams will be allowed to carry "expanded" rosters.

U10 - 11 Players
U12 - 14 Players
U14 - 16 Players
U16 - 22 Players
U19 - 22 Players

Players will be required to play 50% of each match.

There is a substitution rule in this program that controls the number of consecutive periods a player may sit out.

In U10 - U14 substitutions will take place at the quarter. In these divisions, no player shall sit twice before every player sits once.

In U16 - U19 substitutions will take place at the eighths. In these divisions, no player shall sit 3 eighths before every player sits at least 1 eighths.

FAQs

What is the Spring Cup?

Spring Cup  is a separate additional traveling season of competitive soccer organized and run by Area 1C for players who have demonstrated excellence in soccer skills and enthusiasm and commitment to improve their skills.  Teams play an intense schedule with games on Saturdays and Sundays from March through May.

  • There are NO tryouts.
  • Players that are selected to a Spring Cup Team are expected to make all practices 
  • The number of Spring Cup teams formed is limited by the number of qualified parents who volunteer to referee and coach. Players of experienced Coaches and referees and coaches who volunteer during the Spring Cup season are given priority.

The league schedule competition includes teams from all Area 1C Regions and games may be held in ANY of these locations:

  • Arcadia (2)
  • Pasadena (13)
  • San Gabriel (40)
  • Alhambra (60)
  • Glendale (88)
  • Temple City (98)
  • South Pasadena and San Marino (214)
  • South El Monte (908)
  • Boyle Heights (1304)

Who can participate?
To be eligible for the Spring Cup program, interested players must:

  1. Be in the U10, U12, U14, U16 and U19 Divisions.
  2. Apply by logging into your Blue Sombrero account and place your player on the waitlist.

There is NO requirement that a player must have played AYSO or AYSO Region 60 in the past fall season.

How are players selected for teams?

Players are selected to teams based on their fall season evaluations.
The number of Spring Cup teams formed in a division is limited by the number of parents who volunteer to referee and coach.  
Players of experienced referees and coaches who volunteer during the Spring Cup season are given priority.


What is the Schedule?

  • Spring Cup teams have weeknight practices 1 or 2 times a week starting in early March.
  • Spring Cup teams have games every on 4 weekends from March through May. Though rare, there may also be weeknight games.

Those players that are selected to a Spring Cup team are expected to make all practices and games as there is an attendance requirement for all players in order to play in the Spring Cup Play-offs.

What is the Cost?
The cost per player is $60, which includes a uniform.

When will Registration be Available?
Apply for the Spring Cup Season by logging in and placing your player on waitlist by February 15th.  Once you receive second email to complete registration your player must complete registration by 2/24/19.

Spring Cup is a completely new and separate season.  All volunteer positions are needed and volunteers may need to show flexibility in the volunteer positions they will be undertaking. For example, an individual may have been a Coach during the regular season, but will be asked to be a Referee. Parents will confirm their volunteer positions prior to the player's selection to a Spring team.  Please submit your volunteer application under Spring Cup Program.

Coaches, team managers, referees, assistant referees, volunteers are needed.  It cannot happen without your help and commitment!

 

Programs Offered

Primary/Core (Fall)

This program is open to all players ages 4 through 18* and starts the first Saturday after Labor Day, with practices starting a few weeks prior.  The season runs through the first Saturday in December, with Thanksgiving weekend being the only official off-day.  

From AYSO.org

Our core program is the foundation for all the fun, excitement and learning that happens on the fields. AYSO is best known for our core program – it’s where the large majority of kids fall in love with soccer and make memories that will last a lifetime.

There are six core values – or what we call AYSO’s Six Philosophies – that are the foundation of our core program, and all others: Everyone Plays, Balanced Teams, Open Registration, Positive Coaching, Good Sportsmanship and Player Development. These are the essence of AYSO and it all starts with Everyone Plays.

Here in AYSO, Everyone Plays means that no kid spends their soccer experience sitting on the bench. Every kid plays at least half of every game. Learn more about AYSO’s Six Philosophies here.

Also, teams are put together in a way that makes playing soccer about the experience, not wins or losses. It’s not about blowing out another team with an unbelievable score; it’s about sportsmanship and learning to be the best possible team mate and opponent. Developing players is what we’re about, because soccer skills and life skills go hand in hand. AYSO’s main purpose is to get kids on the field, provide them with good coaches, and teach them to play soccer.

 Jamboree (U5)

In Jamboree (4 year old*), goals are not counted to determine who wins - every player is a winner. Young players need to get a feel for the ball and the field, so even though there are adults all around and many opportunities to offer instruction, the emphasis is on fun and play. It’s a different kind of game in U-5, but the children still wear jerseys or pinnies, cleats and shin guards. Best of all, they find out that soccer is something they can do. 

*Must turn 4 before the first game day

 Upper Division (U16/U19)

As AYSO players get older, many join leagues or high school soccer teams looking for more soccer experience. AYSO’s U-16/19 Program gives your teenage athletes another choice for competitive play. The program is organized under the rules and bylaws of AYSO philosophies and policies, but with a few adjustments to make it more enjoyable and accessible for teenagers.

The U-16/19 program is different than the standard program in a few ways: coed teams are allowed, there are more flexible guidelines for player substitution and travel teams are also an option. U-16/19 teams can also play against local high schools, participate in select teams and play against other.

 In the U-16/19 program, like the rest of AYSO, coaches and referees are involved on a volunteer basis. Fields and equipment are organized whenever possible by Regional leadership. And because the program is less formal and players participate in organizing play, games and practices can be set up to accommodate school and work schedules.

VIP - Very Important Player

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ALL-STARS


What is the All-Stars Program?

All-Stars is a separate additional traveling season of competitive soccer organized and run by Area 1C for players who have demonstrated excellence in soccer skills and enthusiasm and commitment to improve their skills.  Teams play an intense schedule with games on Saturdays and Sundays from January through the first weekend in March.

  • Players are selected by the head coaches of each respective division based on Player Rating Cards.
  • Many players in the region are NOT selected to an All-Star team. Those players that are selected to an All-Star Team  are expected to make all practices and games as there is an attendance requirement for all players in order to play in the All-Star Play-offs.
  • The number of All Star teams formed is often limited by the number of qualified parents who volunteer to referee and coach. Players whose parents volunteer to referee or coach during the All-Star Season will be given priority.

The league schedule competition includes teams from all Area 1C Regions and games may be held in ANY of these locations:

  • Arcadia (2)
  • Pasadena (13)
  • San Gabriel (40)
  • Alhambra (60)
  • Glendale (88)
  • Temple City (98)
  • South Pasadena and San Marino (214)
  • South El Monte (908)
  • Boyle Heights (1304)

There are three levels of All-Star play – Section, Area and Regional:

  • Section All-Stars is designed primarily for players who are in the “older” birthday year for each division.  Each region may enter one team in Area 1C’s Section All-Stars program in each of the boys and girls, U10, U12 & U14 divisions.   
  • Area All-Stars is designed primarily for players who are in the “younger” birthday year for each division.  Each Region may one team in Area 1C’s Area All-Stars program in each of the boys and girls, U10, U12 & U14 divisions.
  • Regional All Stars is designed to further the development of players in both the "younger" and the "older" age groups who have demonstrated excellent soccer skills and enthusiasm. A minimum number of youngers is required on each team.  Each Region may enter as many teams as it can support with qualified referees and coaches.

What are the All Star rules?
All Star rules are governed by Area 1C and can be found at www.ayso1c, or by clicking here.

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