Frequently Asked Questions
Registration is open to all children born between August 1, 1993 and July 31, 2008. You may register via one of the following several ways:
Registration fees are $95 for the first player from a family, $90 for the second player, and $85 for third child and there will be a $5 reduction for each additional player from a family. The minimum fee is $45. The fee covers fall and spring fees, and includes the uniform (shirt/shorts/socks/shin guards). It covers all national and local dues and insurances.
If you registered for the fall, you are automatically registered for the spring. Your coach should call you about 2-3 weeks before the season starts. If you are not playing in the spring, please let your coach know so that we can backfill his roster.
No. The registration fees to the National AYSO organization of $13.75 and the cost of the uniform make up the majority of our costs. These costs are the same whether you play in just one game in the spring or 18 games in both seasons. $95 for one season is a pretty good deal. $95 for two seasons is a great bargain.
AYSO Region 208 covers the west side of Wichita. This includes Maize, Goddard, Colwich, Garden Plain and a few other areas. There are no official boundaries of the region. Officially, our area consists of everything west of I-235. Although we primarily service the western portion of the city, we do have kids from other regions that will play in our area because of a classmate or some other reason.
At the AYSO Region 208 Soccer Complex on the Northwest part of town. The complex is located just North of 13th street and Ridge Road on the east side of Ridge Road. See the map for location.
The Fall season consists of nine weeks and runs from (usually) the first part of September to the first or second week of November (Dates vary). The Spring season is also nine weeks long and will run from (usually) the second week of March to the first or second weekend in May. When you register and pay to play in AYSO 208, you have automatically signed up and paid for both seasons.
|Child's Age on July 31st, 2012||Division|
|Under five (5) years of age and not younger than 4 years as of July 31, 2010||U-5 Division|
|Under six (6) years of age||U-6 Division|
|Under seven (7) years of age||U-7 Division|
|Under eight (8) years of age||U-8 Division|
|Under ten (10) years of age||U-10 Division|
|Under twelve (12) years of age||U-12 Division|
|Under fourteen (14) years of age||U-14 Division|
|Under sixteen (16) years of age||U-16 Division|
|Under nineteen (19) years of age||U-19 Division|
No. There are not any coed teams in any division. Rare exception is that in the oldest division, there may be some coed teams at the U-16 or U-19 level in the spring.
Yes. For example, if your child turns 8 after the July 31st deadline, he will normally be placed in the the U-8 division. But if the child is an extremely gifted child and you wish for them to play in a more competitive environment, or if the child has an older sibling that you may want to play on the same team, the child can play up a level and register as a U-10 player. However this must be approved by the Regional Commissioner.
The practices are at the coach's discretion. U-5 and up to U-10 typically will practice once a week, during the week. U-12 and older will practice once or twice a week. Some U-5 and U-6 will typically not practice during the week, but that will be up to the parents and coach. What we encourage the coaches to do is have their practice just before the game. All U-5 and U-6 games have the field for one hour and fifteen minutes, the same as U-8. But whereas U-7 and U-8 games last for four 10-minute quarters, U-5 and U-6 has four 5-minute quarters. With halftime and quarter breaks, the U-7 and U-8 games will last about an hour. The U-5 and U-6 will last only about half an hour. So we encourage the coaches to have about a 30 minute practice, and then a 30 minute game. They are on the field for the same amount of time as the older kids. But rather than coach them during the week (and hope that they remember the concepts the coach is trying to teach them four days later), we teach them the concepts right before the game (and hope that they remember them 30 minutes later).
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