San Mateo AYSO
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Frequently Asked Questions in San Mateo AYSO

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  1. What is AYSO anyway?
  2. What is this PIE I hear about and what does it mean?
  3. What is "CYSA" - is it part of AYSO?
  4. Registration:

  5. OK.  How do I register?
  6. What other soccer expenses can I anticipate this year?
  7. I cannot afford to pay the registration fees.  What can I do?
  8. Will my children be on the same team?
  9. Can my child play on the same team as her best friend?
  10. How do I request a specific coach?
  11. What days are the practices?
  12. Jimmy can't make it to practices on the days the coach has chosen. What can I do?
  13. I am a single mother and cannot drive to practices, and need like my child to play with her friend.  What can I do?
  14. When will we be notified if my child that registered late via mail has been accepted on a team?
  15. I have moved - how do I transfer my son to the new region?
  16. Is there a program for children with special needs?
  17. Are there coed teams?
  18. Players:

  19. What division does my child play in? or What does U6 or U8 mean?
  20. What is the Jamboree (U5) Division for four year olds?
  21. Why can't Susan keep her earrings on?
  22. What sort of hair clip can my child wear?
  23. How are injuries handled during a match?
  24. The doctor said that Jason can play with his arm splint.  Why can't he play?
  25. What about eyeglasses and hearing aids?
  26. What type of shoes are required, and about soccer cleats?
  27. Referees, Coaches, Volunteering:

  28. How much do the Board Members, Coaches, and Referees get paid?
  29. What should I do if I'm having problems with the coach?
  30. Katie doesn't get along with her coach. Can she change teams?
  31. I have some comments about the refereeing of my child's game.
  32. What do the referee badges mean?
  33. What should I do if a referee makes a terrible call?
  34. I see some real bad referees out there. What can we do?
  35. I have never played soccer and I don't know anything about soccer. Can I still become a coach or a referee?
  36. The soccer game:

  37. What do I do if it's raining on game day?
  38. When does the ball become "in play" following a goal kick?
  39. A parent on the other side of the field was screaming at the players and upsetting the flow of the game.  What can I do?
  40. I was watching a professional soccer match and saw them doing things that we are not allowed to do.  Are the rules the same?
  41. The rules in my son's High School Soccer games seem different.  Is this true?

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