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General Information

The Redlands Spring Select program is an amazing opportunity for players and coaches alike to further develop and enhance their skills beyond the Fall Core season. Spring Select teams play against other Select teams in neighboring AYSO Regions. It is a great way for the players to improve their skills as soccer players in a fun and competitive environment. The season typically consists of 10-games, where half the games are played in Redlands, and half are away at surrounding regions.


Participation in Spring Select requires an increased commitment from both parents and players, including attendance at all practices and games as well as a sense of responsibility toward coaches and other team-mates. Many Spring Select teams will choose to compete in tournaments. These tournaments include travel and both Saturday and Sunday matches. The team is financially self-supporting, so fund-raising will be required for each player and parents are expected to participate. Teams are also required to provide a 4-person referee crew and team volunteers.

Spring Select Criteria: 

PLAYERS: To be eligible to participate in the Select program a player must be registered, and must have participated, in the prior Fall Season, having played no less than 50% of regular season games. Special consideration will be made for players who were injured, had illnesses, or relocated during the season. There will be a tryout session open to all Region 50 players that meet these requirements. Players must participate in the same division in Spring Select as they participated in during the prior Fall Season. The number of teams that will be formed in each division varies from year to year. This will primarily depend on the number of qualified and experienced volunteer coaches and the number of skilled players that apply. The Regional RC and Spring Select Coordinator reserve the final decision on the number of formed teams.

COACHES: All interested coaches who meet the following prerequisites are eligible to apply and must submit an online application prior to the deadline. Coaches must:

  • ·         Have coached in the current Fall Core season in the division they are applying for.
  • ·         Have current  AYSO Safe Haven, CDC concussion, Cardiac Arrest training, SafeSport, Finger printing and Background check completed.
  • ·         Be certified to coach in the division he/she is applying for and have 1-year experience.
  • ·         Be a current registered AYSO volunteer.
  • ·         Be in good standing with Region 50 with no previous disciplinary issues.
  • ·         Be able to provide/maintain a minimum of 4-referees for the division applying for without calling on Regional Referee Administrator for help with assignments.
  • ·         Be able to follow the Redlands Spring Select guidelines and AYSO Philosophies.

COMMITMENT: A high level of commitment is expected from the coaches, players, and the parents. Select is for motivated and enthusiastic players. Other obligations MUST be disclosed, and while some players are involved in other sports, most Select coaches require that training sessions and games take AT LEAST equal precedence with other activities. Parents are required to volunteer with referees and field marshal duties, as well as volunteer help with the annual Citrus Classic Tournament.

Games and tournaments:

The Spring Select regular season usually runs from early March through June. The season is typically comprised of 10-games, half of which are at home (Redlands) and the rest of the games are away in surrounding AYSO Regions like Beaumont, Hemet, Menifee, and Upland just to name a few. While most games are on Saturday, there is a possibility that games may be scheduled during the week and Sundays. There are also Spring Select playoffs at the conclusion of the season and those dates are T.B.D.
In addition to regular season games, most Spring Select teams will also compete in AYSO Soccer tournaments. Each team is self-funded, so teams will need to fundraise money to pay for tournaments. Players and parents are expected to help fundraise for these tournaments most of which are located around Southern California and Nevada. Most tournaments require game play on Saturday and Sunday. While those tournaments are not mandatory, all Redlands Spring Select teams must play and provide volunteers for the annual Redlands Citrus Classic Tournament that is held in June.


Q: What is AYSO Spring Select?
A: The AYSO Select program is an amazing opportunity for interested players to improve their skills in a more competitive environment beyond the Fall season. It is open only to players who registered and participated in at least 50 percent of the current Fall Season in the 10U-19U divisions and are in good standing with Region 50.

Q: How are players selected for Spring Select?
A:  Players are eligible to be selected for Spring Select by playing in at least 50% of the current Fall season. Coaches can scout and recruit players from the current Fall season. Coaches will be "scouting" players during Fall recreation season games. Peer coaches can also nominate players to the head coach for consideration.
In addition, some coaches may also hold tryouts. Attending tryouts does not guarantee placement. On tryout day, players will be separated by division. Spring select coaches will run their age specific tryout and players will be evaluated by coach evaluators. Remember that coach evaluators are looking for different things, and it is a very subjective process. Evaluators are looking for player skill, speed, effort, sportsmanship, understanding of the game. Positional needs of the team, team chemistry, attendance and team volunteers can also be deciding factors. Furthermore, volunteer referee commitment and family volunteer commitment also play a role. The u16 & u19 divisions will be coaches choice. 

Q: How many teams are formed?
A:  The forming of Spring Select teams involves many factors. One of the factors being the number of experienced & qualified coaches that meet the prerequisites to be a Spring Select coach. The Select Committee may also look at the number of skilled players available for each division.

Q: How are coaches selected?
AAll interested coaches who have coached in the Fall and meet the Spring Select coaching prerequisites, must fill out an online application PRIOR TO THE DEADLINE.
Prospective Coaches and assistant coaches must be current registered volunteers who have completed the appropriate coaching certification for the division he/she is applying for and have at least 1-year of experience in the division applying for. Coaches must also have current AYSO's Safe Haven training, and the CDC concussion training. Coaches be in good standing with Region 50 with no prior disciplinary issues. Coaches must provide and maintain a certified 4-referee team that will referee other Select games. The Select Committee reviews all applications and the RC approves the final decision. The RC, Select Coordinator, and Select Committee reserve the right to approve or deny coaches. Coaches should be able to attend all scheduled games and other team commitments.

Q: If my child is chosen to play in Spring Select, what should I expect?
A: As a parent you can expect Spring Select coaches to follow the same 6 Philosophies of AYSO:

  • ·         Everyone Plays
  • ·         Balanced Teams
  • ·         Open Registration
  • ·         Positive Coaching
  • ·         Good Sportsmanship
  • ·         Player Development

All players will play a minimum of 75% of all games. Teams will have a minimum of 2 weekly training sessions, 1-1.5hrs per session, and one game per week. Parents should expect to drive to away games to play Select teams from nearby regions. Players must be able to attend all home and away games. The Spring Select season requires a high level of commitment from coaches, players & parents. Players should attend all practices and games. Parents should be prepared to volunteer on behalf of the team including refereeing and helping setup/ takedown fields as well as other assignments. If parent volunteers fail to meet obligations, the team may not be allowed to play. Spring Select games can take place on Saturdays & Sundays.

Q: How much does Spring Select registration cost?
A: The price for registration varies each season and this is due to several factors. However, the costs will be more than the fall season. Spring Select registration fees include regional costs, uniforms, field rental fees, and other miscellaneous costs. Teams participating in additional tournaments may also incur entry fees, lodging, transportation, and food costs, which are the responsibility of each family and not covered by registration fees.  However, teams will have opportunities to fundraise for tournaments and other add-on items as well. Many Select teams will also fundraise to purchase items such as team back packs and warmups. This will make everything affordable for everyone.

Q. Do parents still have to volunteer like they do in the Core Program?
Yes, parents and team volunteers will be required to help volunteer during the Spring Select season. Teams will be responsible for accumulating volunteer points and referee points..

Q: Who can I contact if I have any other questions?
A: For other questions or concerns, please email the Spring Select Coordinator or Regional Commissioner. 

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