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September 24, 2020 

Hello Soccer Family,

I have received many emails with questions and concerns and thought it would be a good idea to share those answers with all of our registered soccer family.  Following are answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding the 2020-2021 AYSO Region 112 La Verne / San Dimas soccer season.

Is registration still open?

Registration is still open and is set to close 9/25/2020 at 11:59 pm.

Will we have a season?

We believe that we will have a season.  When and what that will look like we do not yet know.  It all depends on when and how the state, county and city will allow it to happen.  Most likely this will happen early 2021, but that is just a guess right now.  Take a look at our plan:

How about skills training or camps?

We are working on finalizing our plan and starting skills training.  Players will be assigned to coaches in pods and will practice as a pod until we can return to games.  Each pod will practice 1 day a week.  U6 for 25 minutes.  U8 for 45 minutes.  U10 and above for 1 hour.  Take a look at our plan:  Someone will contact you late next week to let you know when and where your skills training will be.  (Horse Thief Canyon Park in San Dimas or Oak Mesa Park in La Verne.)

Will there be scrimmage or games?

Not at this time.  We will only have skills training and will maintain a distance of 8 feet between participants.  We will start in Phase 3 of our Return to Play plan.

When will we start skills training?

We anticipate a few small test pods to start 9/28/2020 which will allow for us to work out any issues.  Assuming we have enough volunteer coaches, the rest of the pods will start 10/5/2020.  Someone will contact you prior to the start dates to let you know what day and time and where your skills training will be.

How long will skills training last?

We anticipate being able to have skills training until the parks are available and we have permission to begin games.  Assuming we have enough volunteer coaches.  We plan on starting 10/5/2020 and going to 11/30/2020

Will the pods stay together as a team for gameplay, once that is permitted?

Most likely not.  Once we have permission to play games, we will form teams through our automated system as we have in the past. 

Why pay the registration fee?

The registration fees allow us to pay the field rental, lights and supplies needed.  The registration fee will cover the skills training sessions as well as the season once it begins, which we anticipate to be early 2021.  Also, only fully registered players may participate in any AYSO activities as part of our insurance requirements.

Will we receive uniforms and pictures?

Uniforms will be ordered and issued once we have permission to play games.  Once we have permission to play games and form official teams we will schedule a picture day.

We do not wish to participate; how can we get a refund?

To get a refund just fill out the form at the following link and send it back to us.  We refund the $ 110 that is the registration fee for our region.  We do not refund the AYSO membership fee of $ 20.

Do we have permission from the cities to use parks?

We have permission from the cities to use the parks.  In San Dimas we will be using Horse Thief Canyon park.  In La Verne we will utilize all that we can to accommodate our training pods.  We only have a few parks with lights so we will do our best to accommodate everyone.

Can we use the school facilities as in the past?

No.  The schools are closed and no use is allowed.  We anticipate this to change in the future but we do not have a timeline yet.

Can parents participate in practices?

Due to restriction, parents can not participate or be on the field.  Please read the document at that gives you more information.

How about Covid-19?

We are following the guidance from the state and county.  Parents are responsible to ensure that their children are healthy and able to participate.  Please read our Return to Play documents for full details! .  Here is the link to the state guidance:  Here is the link to the county guidance:

How about air quality and the heat?

We will monitor both air quality and heat and will stop training any time we can do so safely.

Are there bathrooms at the parks?

Some parks have bathrooms and some do not.  Please check the park you will be practicing at and be aware of your own child’s needs.  The cities clean the restrooms twice a day.  There will be no port-a-potties at any of the sites.

Do we have to sign the disclaimer and assumption of risk and waiver addendum?

Yes.  To participate in any of our programs you have to read, complete and sign the AYSO DISCLAIMER, ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND WAIVER ADDENDUM COVID-19 ASSUMPTION OF RISK, WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY AGREEMENT.  You will be asked to sign this in person on your first day of skills practice even if you already signed the on-line version.  Here is the link to the document:

Will the players need to wear facemasks?

It depends.  Yes, while coming to or leaving from the field.  Yes, while standing around and waiting for instructions.  No, when engaging in heavy physical exertion.    As per county guidance:  All players, coaches, family members and visitors are required to wear an appropriate face covering that covers the nose and the mouth at all times, except while swimming, showering, eating/drinking, when engaging in heavy physical exertion (while maintaining a distance of 8 feet or greater from others), or engaging in solo physical exertion (such as jogging by one’s self). This applies to all adults and to children 2 years of age and older. Masks with one-way valves may not be used. Only individuals who have been instructed not to wear a face covering by their medical provider due to a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability that prevents wearing a face covering are exempt from wearing one. Players should take a break from exercise if any difficulty breathing is noted and should change their mask or face covering if it becomes wet and sticks to the player’s face and obstructs breathing. Masks that restrict airflow under heavy exertion (such as N-95 masks) are not advised for exercise.

Do you still need volunteers?

Yes!  We are still in need of volunteers at all levels.  Please consider volunteering.  Once you decide to volunteer please go into the registration system and volunteer yourself.  You can also contact me and I can help you get going.  We will work with you and provide training and support you in whatever you need.

Will there be training for coaches?

Yes, we plan to have multiple training sessions on Saturday 10/3/2020 in small groups as permitted by county guidelines.  Volunteer coaches will receive communication with their assigned training time from Phil Munguia, Coach Administrator.

Please do not hesitate to contact me or one of the board members should you have any further questions.


Lehel Szucs         Regional Commissioner   [email protected]

Dr. Afshin Mehr            Safety Director     [email protected]  

Carolina Coppolo         Treasurer           [email protected]

Phil Munguia       Coach Administrator  [email protected] 

August 18, 2020

I hope this update finds you and your families in good health and you are all able to continue to stay safe amid this COVID-19 pandemic as everything is opening back up. 

Recently the state, county, and city have issued guidance for youth sports.  We have submitted our paperwork to the cities of La Verne and San Dimas to use the parks and fields.  We should have this permission soon.

The guidance allows us to have non-contact skills training.  We are waiting for final approval of our plans and should be able to begin training sometime in September.  Our return to play plans have been posted on our website.  We are still working on determining dates but anticipate starting by the end of September.

Basically, we will be able to do skills training in small groups while maintaining social distancing and following all the guidelines. 

Core program:  Registration deadline has been extended and will remain open until we receive permission to play matches.   Season start and end dates will be finalized once we have permission to play matches.  We will start skills training as mentioned above as soon as we can.   To participate the player must be fully registered with registration fees paid.  Registration fee is $ 130 per player and that includes the AYSO National Fee.  There is also a $ 2.75 transaction charge.  Uniforms will be ordered and distributed once we have permission to play matches.  If you are having financial difficulties that prevent you from signing up please contact us for help.

To register please go to:

Volunteer:  We need volunteers.  Our organization is run by and relies on volunteers.  Please consider taking on a volunteer position.  Coaching, refereeing, and getting involved with AYSO are rewarding experiences and help our children have a fun. 

EXTRA Program:  The EXTRA program is a year-round advanced soccer program with guaranteed playing time.  This coming year we will have four teams in our FUSION Extra program.  U-13 boys’ and girls’ teams for birth years 2008-2009.  U-11 girls’ and boys’ teams for birth years 2010-2011.  These teams will be formed by invitation only after open tryouts.  Tryout dates will be posted soon for some time in September. 

We hope to see you soon on the pitch and do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions.

Lehel Szucs   
Region 112 Commissioner 
[email protected]
(626) 922-2514

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