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This Weekend & Upcoming Picture Day

A reminder that there are no games this weekend (10/13) and Saturday practice is at coaches’ discretion so please check with your team. Also, for U10-U14 teams, please continue to check game schedules on Blue Sombrero weekly as there can be updates during the season.

Also upcoming – Picture Day! AYSO pictures for all teams will be held on Saturday, October 26th at PVC Middle School (not CET). Picture schedule and link to pre-ordering will be shared as soon as ready so please check back on this website closer to the date.

Season Starts for Croton AYSO CORE

Hello Croton AYSO families,

Welcome back to fall soccer! We’re excited to start the Croton AYSO CORE fall season and hope everyone enjoys the first day. All registered players should have received team assignments and practice times from their coaches. We have an active waitlist for all divisions (excluding VIP & U5 which are year round enrollment) and we will contact waitlist players if space opens up throughout the season.

Uniforms will be distributed during opening weekend. Since the old Croton uniform has been officially retired, we are coordinating a uniform drive to donate gently used team sets to communities who can reuse the gear. We’ll send more information out on that soon and if you’d like to help, please let us know at

As a reminder, all players should come to every practice/game with water, cleats, shin guards and the appropriate size soccer ball (size 3 for U5/U6/U7/U8, size 4 for U10/U12, size 5 for U14).

Finally, if you haven’t already, please sign up for the RainedOut notification system (sign up button is on the right side of the home page) to receive alerts on field closings and practice/game cancellations. 

Thank you and looking forward to a great soccer season,

Croton AYSO Board

Welcome to the AYSO 2019/2020 Season!

Hello AYSO families!

We’re excited to start the fall season in September. We are working on team assignments and laying out practice & game schedules over the next few weeks. In the meantime, please note the following:

Registration for the 2019/2020 AYSO CORE season is now closed for all divisions with the exception of U5/Jamboree and our Very Important Player (VIP) programs which accept registrations year round. The waitlist is open for all other U6-U14 players who did not register but would still like to play. Activation off the waitlist is dependent on space availability and on a first come, first served basis. To sign up for the waitlist, please register on our online platform (

Key dates for the fall AYSO CORE season are below – please note, dates are subject to change as many details are still being worked out.

  • Team assignments & practice schedules/locations will be confirmed towards the end of the week of 9/2
  • Game schedules/locations will be released as soon as AYSO regional finalizes them
  • First CORE practices are on Saturday, 9/14
  • First CORE games for U7, U8, U10, U12, U14 divisions are on Sunday, 9/15
  • No CORE games will be held on 10/13
  • Picture day will be 10/26 (both club & CORE)
  • Last CORE games for U7 & U8 is tentatively set for Sunday, 11/10
  • Last CORE games for U10-U14 are on Sunday, 11/17

Croton FC (club soccer) season schedule is slightly different and will be communicated directly from the club team coaches.

All players should come to every practice/game with water, cleats, shin guards and the appropriate size soccer ball (size 3 for U5/U6/U7/U8, size 4 for U10/U12, size 5 for U14).

Lastly, please sign up for the RainedOut notification system (sign up button is on the right side of the home page) to receive alerts on field closings and practice/game cancellations. Please also make sure your email system does not filter out emails from Blue Sombrero as it’s our primary communication method for Croton AYSO-wide news.

Thank you and looking forward to a great soccer season!

Croton AYSO Board

AYSO Core Registration Closes August 23!

Hope everyone is enjoying the last few weeks of summer! Important reminder – registration for AYSO Core 2019/2020 season (which includes both the Fall ’19 and Spring ’20 seasons) will close on Friday, August 23, 2019. The exceptions are the Very Important Player (VIP) and U5/Jamboree divisions which are rolling admission through the year.

For more information on pricing, age divisions (including our new younger age groupings by grade level (K-2nd grade) and link to online registration system, please check out

Please note, only registrations received by August 23 are guaranteed placement on a team. Any registrations after that date will be automatically placed on the waitlist. Activation off the waitlist is pending space and on a first come, first served basis. Any waitlist placements will be done after the season start.

We always need coaches, particularly for the younger divisions. If you’re interested in helping out, please contact Yariv Alpher, Coach Coordinator at

Thank you!

Croton AYSO Board

Thanks for a Great Spring Season & Registration Now Open for 2019/2020!

Thanks to everyone for a great spring season. Special thanks goes to the amazing coaches & volunteers who devoted their time and energy to making 2018/2019 fantastic. Croton AYSO is a 100% volunteer-run organization and their effort & patience helps make sure the 425+ kids enrolled get a quality soccer experience. Thank you!

Registration is now open for the 2019/2020 season. Early bird rates are in effect until July 7th. The last day to register for ’19/’20 is August 23rd. Please go to the Registration page ( for details on divisions, pricing and link to the online registration system.

Coach recruitment is also underway. If you’d like to coach next year or have questions, please email us at

Thank you again to everyone involved in Croton AYSO. Have a great summer!

Croton AYSO Board

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

Thank you to everyone who came out for Croton United ’19/’20 team tryouts on April 30th and May 7th. We anticipate making final decisions by May 15th or sooner. Decision notification will be through Blue Sombrero email so please make sure filters do not inadvertently mark the email as spam. General information on schedules, weekly commitment and fees can be found at

Registration for Croton AYSO CORE for the ’19/’20 season will open on May 20th. CORE is Croton AYSO’S main program (no tryouts required) and is separate from Croton United (club soccer).

’19/’20 Croton United Tryouts Continue on May 4th

Tryouts for the ‘19/’20 Croton United teams were held on April 30th and will continue on Saturday, May 4th. Players do not have to attend both dates but it is encouraged. If your child missed the Tuesday April 30th session, they can still tryout at the May 4th session but need to register prior. Please email as soon as possible. There is no fee to try out and more details on Croton United can be found at

Please make sure your player arrives at least 15 minutes prior to session start and comes equipped with cleats, shin guards, ball and water.

Tryout times on Saturday, May 4th are listed below.

  • 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

If bad weather or field conditions necessitate canceling tryouts, we will send notification via Blue Sombrero email and Rained Out text alert on Saturday morning. Please make sure the Croton AYSO Blue Sombrero email address is not flagged as spam and that you are signed up for the Rained Out text alert which can be found on the Croton AYSO webpage (

If Saturday tryouts are cancelled, they’ll likely be rescheduled for the following week. Based on trainer availability it will be either Tuesday, 5/7 or Thursday, 5/9 but we will confirm.