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AYSO 1163 - Mid-Michigan Soccer

Q: What is the National Player Fee and how often do I need to pay that?
A: The player fee ($20.00 for Fall 2022/Spring 2023) goes directly to the National AYSO office.  This covers soccer accident insurance, and it acts as your player's membership fee.  It is an annual fee, so you only pay it once per Fall/Spring membership year.

Q: What does my child need to play soccer?
A: Shin guards (required), soccer cleats (recommended but not required), a soccer ball (see below), and water at each practice & game.

Age DivisionBall Size
Schoolyard3
6U3
8U3
10U4
12U4
14U5
16U5
19U5

Q: Can I request a coach for my child?
A: Because we adhere to the AYSO Philosophy "Balanced Teams," we do not accept coach requests.  If your child has specific needs, we will try to pair a coach that meets those needs.

Q: Can I have my child on the same team as his/her friends?
A: "Balanced Teams" means we place players on teams based on evaluated skill levels, player size, years of experience, etc.  Our goal is to have teams within each Age Division as closely matched in overall ability as possible. That is why we do not encourage or guarantee requests for players to be placed on the same team as their friends.   

Q: When will I know what team my child is on?
A: Once registration closes, we form teams.  After teams are formed and we know they are final, we have coaches contact players.  This typically happens a couple weeks before the first practice.

Q. What night(s) will my child have practice?
A. Each coach sets the night(s) for their practices, so the answer to this question will vary by team. 

Q: When I registered my player, I saw the option for SecureFee Plus Registration Cancellation Insurance. What is this?
A: SecureFee Plus registration insurance is optional coverage that allows a registrant to be reimbursed for unused registration fees if certain events prevent them from participating in the registered season. Limitations do apply, so you should read what is covered and not covered before purchasing the coverage. Funds to not come from AYSO Region 902, and we are not involved in the claims process if that route is taken.

Q. Is my child allowed to wear jewelry while participating in AYSO soccer?
A. No - All items of jewelry (necklaces, rings, bracelets, earrings, leather bands, rubber bands, etc.) are forbidden and must be removed. Using tape to cover jewelry is also not permitted.  These policies are in place for the safety of our players and are in accordance with FIFA's Laws of the Game.

Q. If my child injures themselves and must wear a cast or splint, can they still participate in practices and games?
A. The safety of our players is of utmost importance to our program. As such, we abide strictly by the AYSO National Rules & Regulations for player equipment and safety practices.  Those rules dictate that players are not allowed to practice or participate in any match with any type of cast or splint. In addition, removal of any type of cast or splint at the field or surrounding area in order to participate shall disqualify the team member from practice or match participation.

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AYSO 1163, PO Box 91
Ithaca, Michigan 48847

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