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’19/’20 Croton United Tryouts & AYSO CORE Registration

Welcome back from Spring Break AYSO Parents! Two updates to the Croton AYSO program on Croton United (club soccer) and AYSO Core (main program).

Tryouts for Croton United ‘19/’20:

Tryouts for the ‘19/’20 Croton United teams will be held next week. Players do not have to attend both dates but it is encouraged. Please have your player arrive at least 15 minutes prior to session start to distribute pinnies. All players must register to tryout on Blue Sombrero (http://ayso.bluesombrero.com/region455) by Sunday, April 28th. There is no fee to try out and more details on Croton United can be found at https://crotonsoccer.org/information/croton-club/.

‘19/’20 Croton United Tryout Schedule

Tuesday, April 30th

  • Boys & Girls U10 (Birth Year ‘10/’11) from 5p to 6:15p
  • Boys & Girls U11/U12 (Birth Year ‘08/’09) from 6:30p-7:30p
  • Girls U13 (Birth Year ’07) from 6:30p-7:30p

Saturday, May 4th

  • Boys & Girls U10 (Birth Year ‘10/’11) from 9a-10:15a
  • Boys & Girls U11/U12 (Birth Year ‘08/’09) from 10:30a-11:30a
  • Girls U13 (Birth Year ’07) from 10:30a-11:30a

AYSO ‘19/’20 CORE Program:

Registration for next year’s CORE program will open on May 6th on Blue Sombrero (http://ayso.bluesombrero.com/region455). No tryouts are required for the CORE program.

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Welcome to AYSO Spring ’19 Season

Opening weekend for the Spring ’19 AYSO Core season is here and we’re excited to see everyone on the field! Please check this site and the Croton AYSO Facebook page for updates throughout the season. We’ll also send AYSO-wide information through Blue Sombrero emails so please make sure they’re not getting caught in spam filters. Most importantly, please sign up for the Rained Out alert (look to your right for sign up button >>>) as it’s our primary way of sending weather-related cancellation notices.

Coming soon … Croton United (travel soccer) tryouts (end of April/early May) and registration for the 2019/2020 season (mid May)

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Spring Season Starts April 6th

Croton AYSO Core spring season starts next week (April 6 is 1st practice). You should have received an email from your coach but just as reminder:

– Same teams as in the fall
– Most practice times/locations remain the same but there are a couple of changes (check the schedule page for updated times)
– For U8/U10/U12/U14 divisions, games will begin on Sunday, April 7. Game schedules are still being finalized but there will be no Sunday games on April 21, May 12 or May 26. Saturday practices on those weekends will be at coaches’ discretion.

All players should come to practice with cleats, shin guards, water bottle and an age appropriate soccer ball (Size 3 for U5/U6/U8, Size 4 for U10/U12, Size 5 for U14). Also please remember that the U5/U6 divisions are not drop off.

Thank you and looking forward to a great spring season!
Croton AYSO Board

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Spring Season Starts in April

Spring season begins in early April so please look out for communication from your coach. As a reminder for all:

  • Your registration covers the full academic year (Fall ’18 & Spring ’19) so there is no need to re-register for spring.
  • Same divisions, same teams.
  • While most practice times will remain the same, there may be a few adjustments for some teams. We are finalizing practice schedules now and will update on the website in the next few weeks.
  • If you have not already, please sign up for the Rained Out Alert for field closing updates.

Looking forward to a great spring season!

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Winter Clinic Ending & Spring Season Coming!

Winter Clinic 2019 will hold it’s last session this Saturday, March 2nd (weather permitting). Thank you to all the parents who volunteered to help with check-in!

For our AYSO Core registered players, the Core spring season will be kicking off in early April. Look for an email from your coach for more details. As a reminder, you do not have to renew for the spring as your fall registration covers both the Fall ’18/Spring ’19 seasons.

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Winter Clinic 2019 Schedule

Online registration for Winter Clinic 2019 is now closed for U6 and U8 divisions. There are a few spots open in U5 Coed and U10 (Girls & Boys) so please register at http://ayso.bluesombrero.com/region455 as soon as possible as all spots are on a first come, first served basis.

The clinic starts this Saturday, January 5th and runs for 6 sessions (1/5, 1/12, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 3/2 with snow dates on 3/9 and 3/16). Schedule by age group is as follows:

  • 8a-9a U5 Coed
  • 9a-10a U6 Coed
  • 10a-11a U8 Boys
  • 11a-12p U8/U10 Girls
  • 12-1p U10 Boys

All sessions will be held in the CET gym. Please have your child wear sneakers (no cleats), shin guards and bring an age appropriate soccer ball (Size 3 for U5/U6/U8, Size 4 for U10) and water bottle. In case of inclement weather, a Field Notification text will go out so please make sure you’re signed up to receive those alerts (go to http://www.crotonsoccer.org to sign up).

Sign-up sheets for parent volunteer check-in duties will be at the registration desk. Please sign-up to help! It’s an hour of your time (and about 7 minutes of active check-in time).

Thank you!

Croton AYSO Board


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Winter Clinic 2019 Registration Open

Online registration for Winter Clinic 2019 is now open (ayso.bluesombrero.com/region455).

Similar to years past, the program will be supported by professional trainers and will be on Saturdays in 1 hour time slots during the morning/early afternoon. This year the clinic will be open to the U5 Coed, U6 Coed, U8 Coed, U10 Girls and U10 Boys age divisions. Price is $100 for 6 sessions (1/5, 1/12, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 3/2 with snow dates on 3/9 and 3/16). Time slots by age group will be assigned closer to the start of the program. All session will be in the CET gym.

Registration is on a first come, first served basis and limited to 85 players.

Please go to http://ayso.bluesombrero.com/region455 to register. Similar to the regular season, you will log on to your family account and the winter clinic option will appear for each eligible player.

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Welcome to the 2018/2019 Season!

We hope everyone’s ready for a great fall season! Registration is now closed and practices & games start in a few weeks. Team assignments, practice schedules & locations are being finalized and will be communicated during the week of 9/3. In general, all AYSO Core practices are on Saturdays with games on Sundays for U8 & above.

Please note the following key dates for Fall 2018:

  • Saturday, 9/8: First AYSO Core practice
  • Sunday, 9/15: First game for U8, U10, U12 and U14 divisions (no Sunday games for VIP, U5-Jamboree or U6)
  • Sunday, 10/8: No Sunday games (note – Saturday practice at coaches’ discretion)
  • Saturday, 10/13: Picture Day at CET (online order form & schedule to be emailed)
  • Sunday, 11/11: Last game of the fall season (tentative/pending final league confirmation)

Uniforms will be distributed at the first practice. For all practices, please make sure your child comes equipped with soccer cleats, shin guards, water bottle and an age appropriate soccer ball (Size 3 for U5/U6/U8, Size 4 for U10/U12, Size 5 for U14). Please also sign up for the Field Closing Notifications on the website (www.crotonsoccer.org) as weather cancellations are communicated via RainedOut texts.

As a reminder, U5 is parent-assisted. U6/U8 are not drop off and parents/guardians should remain close to the field in case assistance is needed.

Finally, please keep in mind that Croton AYSO is a 100% volunteer-run organization. We need volunteers for all groups but most urgently need coaches in the U6, U8 and U10 divisions. No previous experience is necessary, just a team-oriented attitude and willingness to create a positive environment for our kids. We also need volunteer youth game referees for the U8 division. If you’ve got an older child looking for community service hours, this is a perfect low commitment opportunity for them. Please email reg@crotonsoccer.org if you can help.

Thank you and looking forward to a great season!

Croton AYSO Board