Register on-line for summer youth soccer<br>

Now through April 2, the fees for registering on-line are $45 for the first child in the family and $40 for each additional child. After April 3 the late registration fee is $50 for every player.

There is a $2 discount for the first child if signed registration forms and fees are postmarked by March 31.

“As you can see, the prices climb rather quickly. If you have several children playing soccer, that can really add up,” said Nora Berry, registrar for the Grand Canyon teams. “With spring break coming soon, many people may forget to register, and even though it seems like summer is a long way off, we want to remind people to take advantage of these reduced rates.”

There is another advantage to early registration – you can be assured that your child will be able to play.

“Last summer we had to turn away a few children who registered too late. We’d hate to see that happen again,” Berry said.

Registering on-line is easy. Just go to www.flagsoccer.org and follow the steps. The completed registration form must be printed out, signed by a parent or guardian and mailed to the Flagstaff address listed.

“Your registration is not complete until the fees are paid and the signed waiver form is received by the Flagstaff office,” reminded Berry. “If your child played last year and you don’t have your on-line access code, you can call me or Jon Streit, the local soccer director. We each have a complete listing. This code will speed up your on-line registration,” said Berry.

The Web site has additional information about the age requirements and other policies of AYSO. 

AYSO is open to all children from 5-18 years of age who want to play soccer. There are two different play schedules – one for players in the U16-U19 (age 14 -18) league and another for those children under 14 years of age.

U16-U19 begins practice the week of May 17, with games June 4 through July 30. The younger divisions will start practicing the week of June 16, with games running from July 9 through August 27.

There will be no games on July 2. Games for U16-U19 are generally in Flagstaff, with the younger children playing most of their games at Grand Canyon.

All games are on Saturdays.

The local soccer organization is also offering a Peewee league if there is enough interest.

“We really need some parents to step forward and get the ball rolling for the Peewees this year,” said Jon Streit, Grand Canyon Soccer director.

If you’d like more information please contact Nora Berry at 638-2794, or Jon Streit at 638-6485.

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