Got Equipment? Need Equipment?

Cleat BinsWaterville AYSO is proud to be able to provide to its players an Equipment Recycling Program. As our Fall season rapidly nears, we’d like to remind families that they may pick up gently used cleats, shin guards and more at the Waterville Public Library for your child(ren) to use this season. All equipment is completely free. The only request we make is that you only take what you need for the season.

If you have gently used items cluttering up your closets, please feel free to contribute to the bin, too. We are always looking to keep up the supply of these items.

We hope everyone has a great Fall season. For more information on our Equipment Recycling Program, click here.

Have You Registered Your Child Yet?

Registration for the fall season is currently under way. Fees charged this year are slightly different from previous years, so please read the information below carefully:

Between June 15 and July 4, 2015:
Registration fee is $30 without uniform.
If you require a uniform, the fee is $55

Between July 5 and 31, 2015:
Registration fee is $35 without uniform.
With uniform, the fee is $60

After August 1st, 2015:
Registration without uniform is $40.
With uniform, the fee is $65

As always, there is more than one way for you to send us our registration.

1) You may pick up a registration form at the Waterville Public Library with payment in the form of a check made payable to Waterville AYSO Region 429.

2) You can download and print out a copy of the registration form here: http://www.ayso.org/Assets/Forms/Player+Registration/Player_Form_English_with_Concussion_Sheet.pdf

Then, mail your completed form with check made payable to Waterville AYSO Region 492 to the address below:

Waterville AYSO
P.O. Box 14
Waterville, New York
13480

2) Register online here: https://www.eayso.org/ You may make payments online, or send them in to the above mailing address.

Registraion forms received after July 28, 2015 will be placed on a waiting list.

Bottle and Can Drive to Raise Money for Equipment

CansWaterville AYSO is holding a bottle and can drive to help raise money for equipment. As some may remember, AYSO is a non-profit organization. The fees we charge solely cover operating costs like insurance, purchasing of uniforms, and some equipment. To help maintain our equipment and fields, such as nets, flags, replacing goals (we currently need a new goal for U10 teams), paint to line the fields, and more, we sometimes need to supplement our fees with fund-raising events.

To help raise funds to cover these costs, Waterville AYSO is asking for the community to consider donating their bottles and cans under Waterville AYSO at the local Nickelback Redemption center. They are located at 79 North Stafford Ave. in Waterville.

Bottles and cans can be returned year-round at the following hours:

Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

We thank the community for your support of our program, which benefits the youth in our area!

Spring Registration Time Approaches

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Waterville’s AYSO will have registration open at the following dates and times:

Sunday, Jan. 25 and Sunday, Feb. 8 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Memorial Park School, in the hallway in front of the gym.

Wednesday, Feb. 18 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Waterville Public Library.

Registration fee is $30 per player, but if your child requires a uniform, the fee is $55.

NOTE: If you registered to play in the fall, you do not need to register again. These registration dates are for those interested in playing for the spring season but did not register in the fall.

If you are unable to make the above registration dates and times, it’s OK! Here are some options for you: 1) You can download and print out a copy of the registration form here:
http://www.ayso.org/Assets/Forms/Player+Registration/Player_Form_English_with_Concussion_Sheet.pdf

Registration forms, along with a check to Waterville AYSO ($55 if registering and needing a uniform, $30 without) must be sent to the address below by March 25, 2015: Waterville AYSO P.O. Box 14 Waterville, New York 13480

2) Register online here: https://www.eayso.org/

Please remember that registration deadline is March 25, 2015.

Fall 2014 Registration Time Is Here!

Just as you’re settling into summer mode, we’re here to get you thinking ahead to the Fall 2014 soccer season!

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In-person registration dates and times are as follows: July 10th and 30th: We will be registering players from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Waterville Public Library. Registration fee is $30 per player, but if your child requires a uniform, the fee is $55. If your child was born between August 1st, 2009 and July 31st, 2010, he or she is eligible to play U5 this fall. If you are unable to make the above registration dates and times, it’s OK! Here are some options for you: 1) You can download and print out a copy of the registration form here: http://www.ayso.org/Assets/Forms/Player+Registration/Player_Form_English_with_Concussion_Sheet.pdf Registration forms, along with a check to Waterville AYSO ($55 if registering and needing a uniform, $30 without) must be sent to the address below by March 7, 2014: Waterville AYSO P.O. Box 14 Waterville, New York 13480 1) Register online here: https://www.eayso.org/

Please note: Registration deadline is July 30th, 2014!

 

Opening Day!

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Tomorrow is AYSO’s opening day in our area, and all games will take place tomorrow. Please be sure to check our updated schedules pages for game times and locations.

As we kick off our spring season, please keep in mind a few words from our Regional Commissionner, Jennifer Furner:

Suport Your Child: Support your child by giving encouragement and showing an interest in his or her team. Help your child work toward skill improvement and good sportsmanship in every game. Teach your child that hard work and an honest effort are often more important than victory. …

Always Be Positive: Parents are not participants on their child’s team. However, they do contribute to the success experienced by the child and the team. … Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from youth sporting activities.

Be Enthusiastic and Supportive: Let children set their own goals and play the game for themselves. Be careful not to impose your own standards and goals on your child. …

Reinforce Positive Behavior: The best way to help a child to achieve goals and reduce the natural fear of failure is through positive reinforcement. No one likes to make a mistake. … Enoucrage your child’s efforts and point out the good things your child accomplished.

Let Coaches Coach and Refs Ref: Coaches and referees are usually parents. They volunteer their time to help make your child’s youth soccer experiences a positive one. They need your support, too. What coaches and referees don’t need is your help in coaching from the sidelines. So please refrain from coaching during games and practices. Referees are not the “bad guys.” They are volunteers, too, and need your support and encouragement. …

Have a great opening day, everyone!

Now That You’ve Registered …

Now that you’ve registered (or if you haven’t, be sure to get your paperwork and payment to us by Friday, March 7th! Click here to see how!), remember to start planning the equipment you’ll need for your children. dsg-logo-1

Dick’s Sporting Goods at the Sangertown Mall will be having a “shop day” for all Waterville AYSO members on March 15 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. During this event, those who present the flyer (which you can download by clicking the “Shop Day Flyer” link below) will receive 20% off of their total purchase. So, take advantage of this deal and grab your cleats, shin guards, soccer balls and  more!

When you shop this event, it helps support the sponsorship between Waterville AYSO and Dick’s, which helps fund some of the program’s expenses. Click here to download the flyer so you can save and support our program — > Shop Day Flyer