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     * [[#How can I register my child to play AYSO?|How can I register my child to play AYSO?]]     * [[#How can I register my child to play AYSO?|How can I register my child to play AYSO?]]
     * [[#When is the deadline to register?​|When is the deadline to register?]]     * [[#When is the deadline to register?​|When is the deadline to register?]]
 +    * [[#Do I have to volunteer?​|Do I have to volunteer?​]]
     * [[#When/How long is the season?​|When/​How long is the season?]]     * [[#When/How long is the season?​|When/​How long is the season?]]
     * [[#When/How long are practices?​|When/​How long are practices?​]]     * [[#When/How long are practices?​|When/​How long are practices?​]]
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     * [[#Can I coach my own child?|Can I coach my own child?]]     * [[#Can I coach my own child?|Can I coach my own child?]]
     * [[#Can I coach two teams?|Can I coach two teams?]]     * [[#Can I coach two teams?|Can I coach two teams?]]
 +    * [[#Do I have to be available for every game and practice?​|Do I have to be available for every game and practice?]]
     * [[#Do I need to sign up for the coaching clinics?|Do I need to sign up for the coaching clinics?]]     * [[#Do I need to sign up for the coaching clinics?|Do I need to sign up for the coaching clinics?]]
     * [[#What do I need to bring to the coaching clinics?​|What do I need to bring to the coaching clinics?]]     * [[#What do I need to bring to the coaching clinics?​|What do I need to bring to the coaching clinics?]]
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     * [[#If two teams have similar colors, what team needs to change their shirts?|If two teams have similar colors, what team needs to change their shirts?]]     * [[#If two teams have similar colors, what team needs to change their shirts?|If two teams have similar colors, what team needs to change their shirts?]]
     * [[#How do we do corner kicks for U8? Do they take them from the corner?|How do we do corner kicks for U8 ? Do they take them from the corner?]]     * [[#How do we do corner kicks for U8? Do they take them from the corner?|How do we do corner kicks for U8 ? Do they take them from the corner?]]
-    * [[#Just planning my initial parents meeting and noted the online handbook is outdated. Will someone be updating this for the current year?|Just planning my initial parents meeting and noted the online handbook is outdated. Will someone be updating this for the current year?]] 
     * [[#I'm an assistant coach, and as of yet, I haven'​t been contacted by the head coach. What should I do?​|I'​m an assistant coach, and as of yet, I haven'​t been contacted by the head coach. What should I do?]]     * [[#I'm an assistant coach, and as of yet, I haven'​t been contacted by the head coach. What should I do?​|I'​m an assistant coach, and as of yet, I haven'​t been contacted by the head coach. What should I do?]]
  
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 === How can I register my child to play AYSO? ===  === How can I register my child to play AYSO? === 
-Registration is typically open starting May 1st for Fall, and December 1st for Spring. ​ It is strongly recommended that you register before team formation begins (mid-July for Fall, Feb 1st for Spring), as team placement cannot be guaranteed after those dates, but registration stays open until the season begins. ​ Please see the [[registration:​home|Registration]] page for instructions for the current season.+Registration is typically open starting May 1st for Fall, and December 1st for Spring. ​ It is strongly recommended that you register before team formation begins (mid-July for Fall, January 31st for Spring), as team placement cannot be guaranteed after those dates, but registration stays open until the season begins. ​ Please see the [[registration:​home|Registration]] page for instructions for the current season.
  
 === When is the deadline to register? === === When is the deadline to register? ===
-The last day for guaranteed team placement is July 18th for Fall, February 1st for Spring.  For older players we recommend registering early, because if there are not enough coaches priority is given by registration date (after volunteering families.)  ​However if there is room, we do accept registrations up until the beginning of the season.+The last day for guaranteed team placement is **June 22nd** ​for Fall.  For older players we recommend registering early, because if there are not enough coaches priority is given by registration date (after volunteering families.)  ​After the deadline ​we will create a waitlist via Google form
  
-=== When/How long is the season? ===  +=== Do I have to volunteer? ===  
-The regular ​season is ten gamesalthough normally team practices will begin two to three weeks prior to the first game (except ​for U5 and U6).+**REGION 44 is a COMPLETELY VOLUNTEER RUN organization.** Everyone who makes the season ​happen ​is doing it on their own timeincluding the coaches, referees, and regional board. ​ In order to make the most successful program possible ​for everyone'​s children many volunteers are neededThere are many levels at which you can help, from the Regional Commissioner to your team's Snack Coordinator,​ and every job is needed!
  
-The Fall season ​begins the first weekend after the Labor Day Weekend (September 6th this year) and ends two weekends ​prior to Thanksgiving Weekend ​(November 8th). For U12/U14, a regional tournament is played the weekend prior to Thanksgiving,​ and if a team does well, Area tournaments can extend the season into December+=== When/How long is the season? ===  
 +The regular ​season ​is ten games, although normally team practices will begin two to three weeks prior to the first game (except for U6).
  
-The Spring ​season begins the middle of March (March 15th for 2014) and ends ten weeks later (May 17th).+The Fall season begins the first weekend after the Labor Day Weekend ​(September 10th this year) and ends two weekends prior to Thanksgiving Weekend ​(November 12th). For U12/U14, a regional tournament is played the weekend prior to Thanksgiving,​ and if a team does well, Area tournaments can extend the season into December
    
 === When/How long are practices? === === When/How long are practices? ===
-U5 does not have practices. ​U6 practices immediately before their games on Saturdays. ​ Typically ​U7 and U8 will have one weekday practice of about an hour. Starting in the U10 or U12 divisions this will go up to two, and the practices get longer as the players get older as well.+U6 practices immediately before their games on Saturdays. ​ Typically U8 will have one weekday practice of about an hour. Starting in the U10 or U12 divisions this will go up to two, and the practices get longer as the players get older as well.
  
 Each coach sets their own practice schedule, usually with some input from the parents. ​ Most coaches ​ work full time (just like the rest of us!) so weekday practices tend to be as late as daylight allows, although that is not guaranteed.\\ Each coach sets their own practice schedule, usually with some input from the parents. ​ Most coaches ​ work full time (just like the rest of us!) so weekday practices tend to be as late as daylight allows, although that is not guaranteed.\\
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 === When are games played? === === When are games played? ===
 Games schedules are not set until teams are formed. ​ For most divisions, the games times will vary week to week.  Generally speaking: Games schedules are not set until teams are formed. ​ For most divisions, the games times will vary week to week.  Generally speaking:
-  * U5 meets Saturday mornings 
   * U6 games are at the same time each Saturday (afternoons in Fall, mornings in Spring)   * U6 games are at the same time each Saturday (afternoons in Fall, mornings in Spring)
   * U7-U10 play Saturday mornings - early afternoons   * U7-U10 play Saturday mornings - early afternoons
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 === Where are games played? === === Where are games played? ===
-Games locations vary season by season, depending on fields permits and registration numbers for the various ​division.  For Fall, generally speaking: +Games locations vary season by season, depending on fields permits and registration numbers for the various ​divisions.  For Fall, generally speaking: 
-  * U6 games are at Ortega Park+  * U6 games are typically played ​at Ortega Park
   * U7-U10 in Sunnyvale (usually Raynor, Panama, Cumberland)   * U7-U10 in Sunnyvale (usually Raynor, Panama, Cumberland)
-  * U12 to U14 play in Sunnyvale (usually ​Hollenback ​or San Antonio) and surrounding cities+  * U12 to U14 play in Sunnyvale (usually ​Hollenbeck ​or San Antonio) and surrounding cities
   * U16 and U19 play in Sunnyvale (usually San Antonio) and other cities between here and Portola Valley.   * U16 and U19 play in Sunnyvale (usually San Antonio) and other cities between here and Portola Valley.
 Please see the [[info:​fields|fields]] page for all locations used.  Again, **locations vary season to season, and this list is only intended as an example.** Please see the [[info:​fields|fields]] page for all locations used.  Again, **locations vary season to season, and this list is only intended as an example.**
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 If one of the teams in an U6 team, you can coach two teams. You may need a little help from your assistant coaches, but you should be able to survive the season. If one of the teams in an U6 team, you can coach two teams. You may need a little help from your assistant coaches, but you should be able to survive the season.
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 +=== Do I have to be available for every game and practice? === 
 +No.  You should be at most of them, of course, but your assistant coach can run practices and games if you are not able to make all of them.
  
 === Do I need to sign up for the coaching clinics? === === Do I need to sign up for the coaching clinics? ===
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