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  • Picture Day Info

    Picture Day Info

    Here is the Picture Day Info you need. Next Saturday is Picture DKentwood AYSO 2014 Pic Scheduleay at Kentwood AYSO! September 20th from 8 AM until about 3 PM. Remember to show up 15 minutes before your scheduled time and wear your uniform! Coaches will distribute photo order forms in the next week or so, if they haven't already. Just in case, the nice photo people will have more forms on-site if you forget yours. ;) Say "cheese"!

    Also, this is the start of Early Bird Registration, so you can accomplish two tasks at the same time. Click on this link to download a PDF of the schedule.
  • Attention Coaches: updated travel team information

    Attention Coaches: updated travel team information

    Updated travel team information on the Field Locations page of the website. Look for this sentence on the page: Additional contact and field information is here. Clicking on the link will take you to a .PDF file with additional information for travel teams.
  • Fall Fundraiser Information

    Fall Fundraiser Information2014 Fall Fundraiser

    Here's the information on the Fall Fundraiser. This is an excellent way to get some great rewards and help out Kentwood AYSO at the same time! Savory Foods is a local company with excellent products and all of its manufacturing is based here in the Grand Rapids area. We help our region and our local businesses at the same time. It's a win-win! To view the flyer, click on the image on the right of the page.
  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Volunteer Opportunities

    How can I help? Become a volunteer! AYSO is a volunteer-run organization. Coaches, referees and administrators are all volunteers. Over 220,000 parents, neighbors, relatives and friends lend their time and talents so that each child gets a terrific AYSO experience. AYSO’s volunteer foundation ensures that it’s all about what’s good for kids. AYSO operates in a business manner, but volunteers ensure its “profits” are happy, healthy kids playing a sport they can enjoy for life. AYSO has developed special training that helps parents who may have little or no soccer experience quickly gain the age-appropriate knowledge and skills they need to be effective coaches and referees. It also has unique administrative and management training. This ensures that each community program:
    • Abides by the AYSO philosophies
    • Offers a great AYSO experience
    • Continues to grow, offering the AYSO opportunity to more children
    It only takes a few hours to become qualified as an introductory-level coach or referee. But if you’re not able to commit even that much time, there are many small jobs you can help with. Even a couple of hours each season are an important contribution to your team and Region! AYSO training doesn’t stop as long as you’re having fun. Referees, coaches and administrators have clinics, workshops and other advanced training available to advance their skills. Volunteer Positions:
    • Coaches
    • Referees
    • Team Parents
    • Concession Stand Workers
    • Painting the Field Lines
    • VIP Buddy Coaches
    For more information please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, volunteer@kentwoodayso.org , our Facebook page, our Twitter feed or our hotline 616-531-2552
  • Soccer gear sale at Gazelle Sports

      Here's a good deal from Gazelle Sports right before soccer season starts: Gazelle is giving all students 20%off all soccer purchases til 8/18!
  • Registration Update August 7th

    Here is a list of the open spots on selected teams in Kentwood AYSO. Please note that this information is subject to change rapidly, keep up to date with us on this site and Facebook.   U5 Co-ed: can take 10 more    U6 Co-ed: can take 5 more   U8 Boys: can take 8 more    U8 Girls: Full- No more accepted    U10 Boys: can take 3 more U10 Girls: can take 4 more   U12 Boys: Full- No more accepted    U12 Girls:  Full- No more accepted    U14 Boys: can take as many as 5 more    U14 Girls: can take 2 more    U16/19 Co-ed: can take 4 more    VIP Co-ed: can take many more.
  • Registration Update

    Here is a list of the open spots on selected teams in Kentwood AYSO. Please note that this information is subject to change rapidly, keep up to date with us on this site and Facebook.   U5 Co-ed: can take 15 more U6 Co-ed: need 1, can take as many as 9 more U8 Boys: need 1, can take as many as 9 more U8 Girls: need 2 or can take as many as 14 more U10 Boys: can take as many as 9 more U10 Girls: can take as many as 7 more U12 Boys: can take as many as 2-6 more U12 Girls: can take as many as 1 more U14 Boys: need to share players need 1 more or can take as many as 9 more U14 Girls: need to share players or can take as many as 8 more U16/19 Co-ed: can take as many as 9 more
  • Whew! I’ve registered! Now what happens?

    Whew! I’ve registered! Now what happens? Fall 2014 What is the Board doing? Immediately after registration ends, your Regional Board begins the process of putting the teams together and scheduling games for the upcoming season. When this is completed, the uniforms will be ordered and the coaches will be notified.   When do the coaches get their team rosters? Coaches should expect to receive their team rosters mid-August.   When do the players get called? Teams may begin practice around the third week of August. The coaches will call the players usually from mid to late August. 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. The practice fields are located at Crestwood & Pinewood.   It’s after mid-August and my child has not been contacted.  What do 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 in August. Also some coaches may be out of town. If your child has not been called by August 29, you should send a message to our Hotline at 616.531.2552, or our Facebook page, our Twitter feed, our “Contact Us” on our website or our Regional Commissioner, Cory Kirkbride at rc@kentwoodayso.org.   What else does my child need? The registration fee includes: uniform jersey and supplemental accident insurance. In addition, you may need to obtain shorts, socks, shoes, shin guards, a soccer ball (size depends on age) and a water bottle. Shin guards must be worn under socks.   How often are practices and games? Practices are held once a week (field and times to be determined by your child’s coach). Games will be on Saturdays with the first game on September 6, 2014. Games and practices will be held at a field in Kentwood. Game fields for some in the older divisions may be in another region.   Refunds? Players withdrawing prior to the first practice of the season will be issued a full refund. After September 6, 2014 all requests for a refund must be submitted in writing and sent to the Regional Commissioner via email at rc@kentwoodayso.org   Please Remember… AYSO is a parent-based volunteer organization established to provide a positive experience for our children. Go to the games. Learn the rules. Above all, be tolerant of the children’s coaches and referees mistakes and weaknesses.   Questions? Contact our Hotline at 616.531.2552, or our Facebook page, our Twitter feed, our “Contact Us” on our website or our Regional Commissioner, Cory Kirkbride at rc@kentwoodayso.org.   Dates to Remember… September 6 – First game of season October 25  – Last game of season
  • Kentwood AYSO UK Soccer Camps August 4 – 8

    Kentwood AYSO UK Soccer Camps August 4 - 8

    AYSO Soccer Camps provide a number of programs including full-day, half-day and mini camps; as well as goalkeeper and striker clinics, advanced training camps and team camps. With the help of UK International Soccer Camps, AYSO's official camp provider, we deliver these programs through professional coaches that are trained and certified according to AYSO standards, including Safe Haven. Click here for more info on our Soccer Camp: http://kentwoodayso.com/soccer-programs/summer-camps/
  • Fall 2014 Registration has closed

    Fall 2014 Registration has closed

    Any registrations after July 27, 2014 will be placed on a waiting list. We thank you for your interest in Kentwood AYSO and we look forward to seeing you in the Fall!
  • Final Fall Registration Event this weekend

    FINAL Fall Registration Event this weekendFall 14 Reg for 7-4 parade

    FINAL Walk-In Registration for Fall 2014 Season is THIS Weekend! Walk-In Registration Event at: Pat Patterson Soccer Complex behind Crestwood Middle School 2674 44th St SE, Kentwood, MI 49512 Friday, July 25 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM and Saturday, July 26 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM This is your last opportunity to register in person! Take advantage of this offer and get your child on a team! Registration closes July 27th. Any registrations after this date will placed on waiting list. Don't delay! For boys and girls ages 4-18 Cost is $65.00 per child Spring Season starts September 6th. Hope to see many of you there! Can't make it on those days? Online registration is open at www.eayso.org Must turn 4 by September 6. New players must show a copy of birth certificate for age verification purposes. Kentwood AYSO is now on Twitter! Find us @KentwoodAYSO!
  • FINAL Walk-in Registration July 25 & 26

    FINAL Walk-in Registration July 25 & 26Fall 14 Reg for 7-4 parade

    FINAL Walk-In Registration for Fall 2014 Season is Next Weekend! Walk-In Registration Event at: Pat Patterson Soccer Complex behind Crestwood Middle School 2674 44th St SE, Kentwood, MI 49512 Friday, July 25 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM and Saturday, July 26 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM This is your last opportunity to register in person! Take advantage of this offer and get your child on a team! Registration closes July 27th. Any registrations after this date will placed on waiting list. Don't delay! For boys and girls ages 4-18 Cost is $65.00 per child Spring Season starts September 6th. Hope to see many of you there! Can't make it on those days? Online registration is open at www.eayso.org Must turn 4 by September 6. New players must show a copy of birth certificate for age verification purposes. Kentwood AYSO is now on Twitter! Find us @KentwoodAYSO!
  • Walk-in Registration this weekend!

    Walk-In Registration for Fall 2014 Season is This Weekend!  Walk-In Registration Event at: Pat Patterson Soccer Complex behind Crestwood Middle School 2674 44th St SE, Kentwood, MI 49512 Friday, July 11 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM and Saturday, July 12 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM This is your opportunity to register in person! Take advantage of this offer and get your child on a team! For boys and girls ages 4-18 Cost is $65.00 per child Spring Season starts September 6th. Registration closes this soon... Don't delay! Hope to see many of you there! Can't make it on those days? Online registration is open at  www.eayso.org  Must turn 4 by September 6. New players must show a copy of birth certificate for age verification purposes. Kentwood AYSO is now on Twitter! Find us @KentwoodAYSO! 
  • Kentwood U-10 Tournament kicks off today!

    Kentwood U-10 Tournament kicks off today!

    Kentwood AYSO's first ever U-10 Tournament starts today! Starting at 8:00 AM, we have 12 teams ready to  have one last blast of soccer fun before summer really gets going. Even if you don't have a child in the tournament, come on out and watch the fun! It will be a great day for soccer and there should be plenty of action on the fields. We 're at the Pat Patteson Soccer Complex behind Crestwood Middle School on 44th Street in Kentwood. Click here for map. We hope to see you there!
  • Traffic Alert

    Traffic Alert   This may impact traveling to our tournament this weekend for the folks from out of town, so please be aware...   http://tinyurl.com/nxgl7rk
  • More End of Season Updates

    More End of Season Updates   Some of us have finished our season while others are still playing this weekend. As a special treat for us, the AYSO UK coaches will have a free walk up clinic on Saturday from 9 AM - 1 PM to promote our AYSO Summer Camp. Come before or after games, and you can participate for as long or little as you like. All current membership year players are welcome to participate whether or not they have games scheduled. Come on out and join in the fun and get a sneak peek at our camp coaches!   Mark your calendars for August 4 – 8th, as there will be a choice of three camps. There are slots available for 4 and 5 year olds from either 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM or 6:30 to 8:00 PM for $69, or the camp for kids 6 to 16 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM for $99. Sign up online today at www.aysosoccercamps.org using the code 81495122 (for Kentwood AYSO)   Due to a miscommunication, our Early Bird Registration event has been extended to THIS WEEKEND! Take advantage of our discounted rates for enrollment. Register during Early Bird and save $10 on registration of your first player. See http://kentwoodayso.com/home/player-registration/ for more information. Remember, Early Bird registration ends at midnight this Saturday, June 14.   As this is the end of the season, please remember that we collect jerseys, so be sure to bring an extra shirt with you! As always, we hope to see you out there!
  • End of Season Update

    End of Season Update It's hard to believe we're in the last weeks of the season! For many of you, there is one more week of games, for the rest, this week is the last. Be sure to check with your coach on your exact schedule. Please remember that we collect jerseys at the end of the season, be sure to bring an extra shirt with you! Also, this weekend is the last weekend for Early Bird discounts on registration for Fall Season. After June 7th we go back to our regular rates. Register now and save $10 on registration of your player! Our season may be winding down, but there are a couple of events that are going on with Kentwood AYSO this summer... There will be a free 2.5 hour soccer clinic on Saturday, June 14, sponsored by our AYSO UK soccer camp coaches at the fields. Details on exact times to come will be communicated in the near future. This will be an opportunity to meet our AYSO UK coaching staff and to participate in some soccer drills. They are offering this opportunity to promote our AYSO Soccer Camp coming to Kentwood in August. (See below) Come join us at the the Kentwood AYSO U-10 Boys and Girls Soccer Tournament! June 28 -29, 2014, at the Pat Patterson Memorial Soccer Complex, Kentwood. Click here for a link to our website's tournament information page. Don't forget about AYSO Soccer Camps! They are coming to Kentwood again this summer. Mark your calendars for August 4 - 8th, as there will be a choice of three camps. There are slots available for 4 and 5 year olds from either 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM or 6:30 to 8:00 PM for $69, or the camp for kids 6 to 16 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM for $99. Sign up online today at www.aysosoccercamps.org using the code 81495122 (for Kentwood AYSO). Before you know it, we will be welcoming you back on the fields! Enjoy your last games of Spring and we'll see you in the Fall!
  • BW3 Fundraiser May 21st!

    BW3 Fundraiser May 21st!

    All friends, family and supporters of Kentwood AYSO are invited to participate in their fundraising event on Wednesday, May 21st 2014.  Everyone is invited to gather at Buffalo Wild Wings in Wyoming (2720 44th St.) for lunch, dinner, or a snack. On this day, 20% of purchases* accompanied by the certificate will be donated to Kentwood AYSO. Join us for some wings, fun and friendship! Click here for your certificate. 05-14 BW3 Fundraiser
  • Early Bird Registration is open!

    Early Bird Registration is now open!

    Early Bird registration starts up on May 10th. Take advantage of registering online or at the fields for a good spot on the roster and a lower registration fee. Early Bird rates until the end of the season, then regular rates resume. Do it tomorrow, the sooner the better!
  • Photo Day is tomorrow!

    Photo Day is tomorrow, May 10th!

    A friendly reminder that photo day is tomorrow. Check with your coach for your photo time and make sure your jersey is clean! (Just kidding! But it would be nice...)