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AYSO Region 73, Bakersfield Southwest, 9001 Ashe Rd.


I’ve Registered! Now What Happens?

What’s the Board doing?
Immediately after the last registration date, your Region Board begins the process of putting the teams together for the upcoming season. Recruiting and training parent volunteers as coaches and referees.

When do the coaches get their teams?
Coaches should expect to receive their team rosters in mid August.

When do the players get called?
The coaches will contact the players usually in mid-August for divisions 6U and above. The 5U’s and lower will be notified of the parent’s meeting in September.  They will give you all the information you will need in regards to practice times and location. Each coach sets his/her own practice days, time and location.

It’s after Aug 31st and we have not been contacted. What should I do?
Please do not panic if you see teams practicing and your child has not been called. Not all teams begin practice at the same time. The very young teams, in particular, do not always begin practice until the week the season starts.  Also some coaches may be out of town. If your child has not been called by August 31st, you may email:  [email protected]

What else does my child need?
The registration fee includes: complete uniform (jersey, shorts, socks) supplemental accident insurance, team and individual pictures.

In addition, you need to obtain shoes, shin guards (mandatory), a soccer ball (size depends on age) and a water bottle.

Also refer to our AYSO national website for the most common questions;
The age determination chart can be found on the AYSO national website: Age Chart



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*1) At region 73 we have a combined U16-19U age division for players born in years: 2003-2007

How often are practices and games?
Practices are held during the week for divisions U8 and above (days/times to be determined by your child’s coach). 5U practice on game day (games are SATURDAYS).  All other divisions games will be on Saturdays.  The season opens on the first Saturday September 11th.  Coaches decides where to practice. Games will be held at Kaiser Permanente Sports Village fields.  See our web page for a list of our fields.

Wat do we do after the regular season ends?
Teams will be abandoned and go home. Or is there something more that our team can do? Yes.
If your coach and if the parents have asked to be considered for Post Season Soccer activities more soccer is possible.
Then have you prepared for after season soccer? Has the team done everything during the season that is required to be eligible?
See the menu tab POST SEASON SOCCER on our web site

Please Remember…
AYSO is a volunteer, parent-based organization established to provide a positive experience for our children.  Go to the games. Learn the rules. And above all, be tolerant of the children’s volunteer coaches and referees.

Volunteers Needed!
AYSO can only function with an army of parent volunteers.  This program is what you, the parent, make of it.  We need every parent to pitch in, help out and make this a great soccer experience for your child.


Julio Velez, regional commissioner Region 73
[email protected]

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Home team will sit on the North or West side of the pitch depending on the pitch orientation.

All parents please do not bring dogs to the soccer fields and please if a referee asks you to take them to the parking lot, please do so. Please see out Pet Policy on the right. Supporters and parents please keep the comments to the players positive and don't yell at the players. Help control this behavior if you hear or see it.

Players, please NO jewelery, ABSOLUTELY no earstuds and earrings.
No glitter, no eye shadow stripes (of any color), no bows, no hairpins, no hair clips, no combs or hard plastic/metal hair restraining devices.
No rubber band around the wrist, arm bracelets, yarn bracelets, etc.

Please come with the minimum required uniform attire to play a game of soccer. We are concerned about the safety of players and anything that is decorative and unnecessary please don't bring or use it during the game.

Parents, Please Volunteer!

Region 73 needs help from lots of grown-ups to make its program work.  For every game we play, there are 20 kids and 13 adults directly participating.

On the adult side of the equation there are four adults in coaching roles, three as referee or assistant referees, two team parents, two people bringing snacks, and people for setting up or taking down the nets. Add to this board members, and coordinators and you'll have to reach the same conclusion we have: We need at least one adult volunteer from every family.


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Bakersfield, California 93313

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 661-556-2931
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