Frequently Asked Questions

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  1. How can I register my child?
  2. How much are registration fees?
  3. I registered for the fall season, do I need to reregister for the spring season?
  4. I am registering for just the spring session. Is there a reduced rate?
  5. What areas in town does Region 208 cover?
  6. Where are the games played?
  7. How long is the season?
  8. What division does my child play in? or What does U-6 or U-8 mean?
  9. Are there coed teams?
  10. Can my child play up a division?
  11. When are practices?
  12. What are short sided games?

How can I register my child?

Registration is open to all children born between August 1, 1994 and July 31, 2009. You may register via one of the following several ways:

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How much are registration fees?

Registration fees are $100 for the first player from a family, $95 for the second player, and $90 for the third child and $85 for the fourth child and beyond. The U19 player fee is $70 based on an 8 game season (fall for girls / spring for boys). 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.

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I registered for the fall season, do I need to reregister for the spring season?

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.

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I am registering for just the spring session. Is there a reduced rate?

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.

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What areas in town does Region 208 cover?

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.

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Where are the games played?

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 our Location Page for details.

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How long is the season?

The Fall season consists of eight 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.

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What division does my child play in? or What does U-6 or U-8 mean?

Child's Age on July 31st, 2013 Division
Under five (5) years of age
and not younger than 4 years as of July 31, 2013
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 Division1
Under nineteen (19) years of age U-19 Division

1 Region 208 (or any other region in the area) does not have a U-16 divsion. Children within the U-16 age range will play in the U-19 division.

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Are there coed teams?

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-19 level in the spring.

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Can my child play up a division?

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.

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When are practices?

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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If this page didn't answer your question and you have a question, especially one that you think should be on this page, e-mail us at info@ayso208.org.