AYSO 595

AYSO 595

Rules and Policies

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You are entering anKid Zone Image

By entering this kids zone,

you agree to the following:

  • Kids are #1
  • Fun – not winning-  is everything
  • Fans only cheer, and only coaches coach
  • No yelling in anger
  • No swearing
  • No smoking
  • Leave no trash behind
  • Set a proper example for our children

If you can agree to the above, we welcome you.


AYSO – it’s for the kids!



Rules & Code of Conduct

General Rules

  • No smoking on or near any fields.
  • No dogs allowed on or near any fields.
  • No bicycles allowed on any fields.
  • Profanity is not accepted.


Code of Conduct for All Parents

As a parent, you play a special role in contributing to the needs and development of youngsters. Through your encouragement and good example, you can help assure that all the boys and girls learn good sportsmanship and self-discipline.  Young people learn to work together, to sacrifice for the good of the team, to enjoy winning and deal appropriately with defeat - all while becoming physically fit and healthy. Best of all, they have fun.


Supporting your child by giving encouragement and showing interest in their team is very important. Help your child work toward skill improvement and good sportsmanship in every game. Teach your child that hard work and an honest effort are often more important than victory - that way your child will always be a winner despite the outcome of the game!


Parents serve as role models for their children. Become aware of this and work to be a positive role model. Applaud good plays by your child's team as well as good plays by the opposing team. Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from youth sports activities.


Remember that your child is the one playing soccer, not you. It's very important to let children establish their own goals - to play the game for themselves. Take care not to impose your own standards and goals on them. Don't put too heavy a burden on your child to win games. Surveys reveal that 72% of children would rather play for a losing team than ride the bench for a winning team. Children play for the fun of playing.


Positive reinforcement is the best way to help your child achieve their goals and their natural fear of failure. Nobody likes to make mistakes. If your child does make one, remember it's all part of learning, so encourage your child's efforts and point out the good things your child accomplished.


Coaches and referees are usually parents just like you. They volunteer their time to help make your child's youth soccer experience a positive one. They need your support too. That means refraining from coaching or refereeing from the sidelines. As a volunteer organization, there's usually always an opportunity for you to take your interest in coaching or refereeing to the next level and become one yourself!


A referee's rulings are the final word, and may not be reversed after the game. Arguing a referee's decision will not be tolerated. Nevertheless, at half time and after a game, a polite, non-aggressive approach to a referee to discuss an incident will generally be allowed.


Laws of the Game

Goodness, it is impossible to cover this briefly. This page is meant to serve as a resource and guide. It is our hope that coaches and referees could be on the same page and same level of understanding on the pitch. This is near to impossible. It is also our hope that parents could have a high level of understanding of the laws as well. Same scenario. Nevertheless, this is a good place to come to get a handle on part of the laws and the spirit of the laws.

FIFA Laws of the Game


Divisional Rules:

U5 & U6 plays 3 on 3 – with no goal keeper  - 30 minutes of drills and 30 minute game with a size 3 ballImage

U7 & U8 plays 5 on 5 – with no goal keeper  - 40 minute game with a size 3 ball

U10 plays 7 on 7 (one of which is the goal keeper)  - 50 minute game with a size 4 ball

U12 plays 9 on 9 (one of which is the goal keeper) – 60 minute game with a size 4 ball.

U14 and up plays 11 on 11 (one of which is the goal keeper)  – 90 minute game with a size 5 ball


Saugerties AYSO relies on sponsors from our local community to help with the following expenses: uniforms, soccer balls, Imageawards, equipment and training for players, coaches & referees, and scholarships. AYSO sponsorships are tax deductible. 

As a Saugerties AYSO Sponsor, you will be helping us provide quality soccer programs to children in our community. You will get more out of your sponsorship than just a tax deduction; your company will be recognized as a community leader through its involvement with one of the largest youth organizations in the country. Your company will receive excellent publicity from AYSO activities and reap the good will that accompanies it.  Most importantly, you will be helping children grow in body and character while having a good time playing the most popular sport in the world. 

E-mail with any questions.

Interested in becoming a Sponsor?  View sponsor form here.


Thank you to our 2014 Sponsors!


Mark IV Printing

Adams Fairacre Farms, Inc.

Maynard, O'Connor, Smith, & Catalinotto

Benson Steel Fabricators

Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union

Benzenhoefer Construction

Modell's Sporting Goods

Bloom Flowers

Nelson Stamp & Coin

Blue Kats Men's Club


Blue Mountain Contractors

Saugerties Athletic Association

Boudoir Baby

Saugerties Animal Hospital

Campbell Carpentry

Saugerties Bowlers Club

David R. Dolan CPA, P.C.

Saugerties Elks Lodge #2574

Diamond Mills

Saugerties Knights of Columbus

Dr. Debra Koehn

Saugerties Lions Club

Dr. Joe Mueller, OD

Saugerties Sr. Soccer

Dutch Ale House

Saugerties Teacher's Association

Electronic Control Concepts

Sawyer Energy 

Eugene P. Heslin, MD, PC

Sawyer Motors

Eveready Beverage/Eveready Management

Sawyer Savings Bank

Fehr Bros, Industries, Inc

Slices of Saugerties

Great Scot Kennels

Smith Hardware


The Center of Health

Hudson & Pacific Designs

The Reis Group

Ivy Lodge Assisted Living

Village Apothecary

Kiwanis Club of Saugerties

Zena Rec



Little Lambs Academy



Volunteer Information

ImageSaugerties AYSO is a 100% volunteer run organization.   All volunteers must be registered with AYSO national.  Volunteer backgrounds and references are checked by national staff to ensure the safety of our children.  Your information will not be shared with any third party.  Key personal information (e.g., social security number, drivers license number) will be encrypted.  You will need to fill in specific information, including details on personal references.  . For complete instructions on completing this process,  read this article here.  Once you are ready, visit to submit your volunteer application.

If you have previously registered as a volunteer, it takes just a few minutes to update your record.  Volunteer forms must be updated annually prior to the Fall season.  Returning volunteers do not have to print out any forms because we're set up for digital signatures.

Registering as a new volunteer just takes a few minutes.  Once you are done, print the form, sign it and mail it to:

Saugerties AYSO 595 Volunteer

PO Box 800

Saugerties, NY 12477

To ensure the safety of both children and volunteers, each coach is required to take a short training session called Safe Haven. It focuses on safety and appropriate behavior with children as well as first aid and other on-field issues. Safe Haven also gives volunteers the highest degree of protection available under the law.  Training can be completed in under an hour using our online training system.

Mandatory Board Positions:

  • Regional Commissioner
  • Treasurer
  • Registrar
  • CVPA
  • (Child & Volunteer Protection Advocate)
  • Safety Director
  • Coach Administrator
  • Referee Administrator                                                        


Other Positions

Coach & Assistant Coach

Teach age appropriate skills through positive coaching. Promote teamwork and good sportsmanship.  Make sure the kids are having fun !  Training classes are provided. 

Division Coordinator

Help to form balanced teams with-in a division (ex. U10 Girls).   Help to distribute rosters, uniforms, pictures, awards, information, etc. Ensures all coaches complete player evaluation forms. 

Team Parent

Help coaches distribute: information, uniforms, schedules, awards, etc.  Organize snacks and parties.  Make sure other parent’s sideline behavior is appropriate.


Make sure games are fair and safe.  Training classes are provided. 

Youth Referee

Youths can be referees, starting at the age of 10. (10 & 11 year old for U8 games.  12 & 13 year olds for U10 games.  14 & 15 year olds for U12 games.  16 & 17 year olds for U14 games).

VIP Buddies

A non-disabled person intended to guide the VIP (Very Important Player) player with physical or mental disabilities on the field of play.  Youths can be buddies, starting at the age of 12.

Snack Shack Team

Prepare and serve food and drinks.  Use cash register, take inventory, train helpers and help clean up. 

Field and Equipment Team

Take down nets and goals.   Inspect fields for safety hazards.  Make sure field boxes are stocked with balls, ice packs, stop watches, etc.  

Registration Team

Help at registration.  It takes an entire team to sign-up 800 players.

Purchasing Coordinator

Coordinate the ordering, delivering, storage and distribution of purchased items for our program.

Webmaster and Scheduler

Keep the Saugerties AYSO website current and create software generated game schedules.

Concession Stand Coordinator

Coordinate the staffing and stock of the Concession Stand.

Field Coordinator

Make sure fields are ready for play.

Event Coordinator

Coordinate the Region’s Special Events.

Communication Coordinator

Contact schools, media and sponsors with information about our programs.

Region Trainer

Deliver AYSO certification classes to other Volunteers.

Region Secretary

Organize, schedule and attend regional meetings.


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Saugerties Field Map

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Located on the corner of Washington Ave and Small World Ave, inside the Cantine Veterans Memorial Complex in the Town of Saugerties, NY.


Soccer Complex Field Layout

Olive Field Map

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Shandaken Field Map

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Woodstock Field Map

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Registration Information

We hold several in-person registration events every season.  Check the Upcoming Events page to check for dates. 

All registration applications must be submitted at www.eAYSO.orgSave yourself some time by pre-registering prior to attending the in-person events.  Once in-person events have passed, online only registration will be opened.

If you have an eAYSO Account:

Login to  If you cannot remember your password or you do not see your child's information, call our national help desk at 866-588-2976From the Home page, you'll select the option that states "Application for a returning player".  You'll be prompted to verify your information.  If necessary, make any necessary updates, such as contact information and uniform size.  Please note, that the uniform size listed in the application is what will be ordered for your childThere are no exchanges.  Follow the prompts to complete the application and submit your digital signature.  If you need to add additional players to your account, go back to the Home screen and select the option that reads "Application for a new player". Then come to one of our in-person registration events to pay the fee or pay online to complete the registration process.

For Spring Soccer, select "Signup for other programs".  Next to your player's name, select "Signup for Spring".  Click "Pay Fee via Credit Card" to complete the registration.

If your child has  previously played in AYSO, but you do NOT have an eAYSO Account:

Select this option from the Welcome screen @

Follow the prompts to create an account.  You will need to call our national help desk at 866-588-2976 the first time you use this system in order to link your child's record to your account.  If you get a message stating your account already exists and are not able to remember your password, the help desk can also help you with that.  Once you've called the help desk to link the records, log back in to  Select the option on the left hand side of the screen that reads "Application for a returning player". You will then be able to complete the registration application online and make any updates as necessary.  If you need to add additional players to your account, go back to the home screen and select the option that reads "Application for a new player". Then come to one of our in-person registration events to pay the fee or pay online to complete the registration process.

If you're child is new to AYSO:

Select the following option from the Welcome screen @

Follow the prompts to create an account.  Once you login, select the the option on the left hand side of the page that reads "Application for a new player".  Follow the prompts to fill in the required information and complete the application.  Once this is completed, attend one of our in-person registration events to pay the fee or pay online to complete the registration process.

Children must be 4 years old by July 31st to play in the Fall season  and must be 4 years old by April 1st to play in the Spring Season.  

If you register at one of the in-person events in May 2015, you will get the early bird rate of $50 for the Fall season.  After 5/16/15, the regular registration fee of $75 will apply.


Players may not request to be pImagelaced on a particular team.  Coaches will be placed on the same team as their children unless otherwise requested; Siblings within the same Division may be placed on the same team.   The reality is that honoring these requests inevitably leads to imbalance within the divisions, which makes the playing experience a negative one for all involved.  Please understand that we do our best to ensure balanced teams and a positive experience for everyone.

Refunds of player fees will only be given to those players whom we are not able to place on a team or who notify the Registrar of their desire to withdraw before the uniforms are ordered - July 1st for Fall and early March 1st for Spring.  Your request must include your name, the player's name, and the player's date of birth.  Refunds will be issued by check.  Please e-mail Image This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    

Once in-person Registration Events have been completed, the on-line registration option may be open.   Please note that late registrations may incur additional fees.  Once a division reaches its full capacity, children will be put on a waiting list. If space becomes available, they will be placed on teams in the order in which they appear on the list.   If players are not placed on a team then a refund will be issued. 

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