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Trumbull AYSO FAQs


There are three sections to the General FAQs:
-FAQs on AYSO
-FAQs on playing in Trumbull's program
-FAQs on Uniforms



FAQs on AYSO:

What is AYSO’s Mission & Vision?
AYSO’s Vision is to provide world class youth soccer programs that enrich children’s lives.

AYSO’s Mission is to develop and deliver quality youth soccer programs which promote a fun, family environment based on AYSO’s Six Philosophies:

  • Everyone Plays® – Every player on every team must play at least 50 percent of every game. Spending the game on the bench is no way to learn soccer!
  • Balanced Teams – Each year we form new teams as evenly balanced as possible. This allows for each player to gain experience from a wide variety of teammates and different skill levels.
  • Open Registration – Interest and enthusiasm are the only criteria for playing. There are no elimination try-outs and nobody gets cut.
  • Positive Coaching – AYSO requires our coaches to create a positive experience for every player.
  • Good Sportsmanship – We strive to create a positive environment based on mutual respect rather than a win-at-all-costs attitude.
  • Player Development – We believe that all players should be able to develop their soccer skills and knowledge to the best of their abilities, both individually and as members of a team, in order to maximize their enjoyment of the game

Is AYSO soccer safe?
AYSO puts your child’s safety above all else. AYSO’s Safe Haven program is designed to address the need for child and volunteer protection by:

  • Screening and registering all AYSO volunteers
  • Requiring training and certification
  • Providing specific child and volunteer protection policies and guidelines

Additionally, Kids Zone® is a dynamic program designed to eliminate negative sideline behavior.

What is AYSO’s minimum “everyone plays” rule?
All players are guaranteed a minimum one-half of every game playing time.


FAQs on playing in Trumbull's program:

Who can play in Trumbull AYSO?
Only Trumbull residents can play in Trumbull AYSO.  This is a rule mandated by the Town of Trumbull.

Any non-Trumbull residents enrolled in the program or anyone who falsifies their address will not be allowed to play and will not be entitled to a refund.

When does the soccer season begin?
The Fall season typically starts on the weekend after Labor Day.
The Spring season typically starts on the weekend after Spring Break. 
Emails are sent to all registered families announcing exact dates.

How long do the seasons last?
Each season typically lasts for 7-9 weeks.

When are the schedules posted?
G
ame schedules will be posted the week before the season starts.

When are the games and practices?
All games are played on Saturdays with start times between 8am and 2pm. 

Make up games may be scheduled during the week.

The youngest players (U4, U5, and U6) play games only on Saturdays, there are no weekday practices. 

For U7 and up, weekday practices are typically held Mondays or Tuesdays also at Kaechele Field. Practices are based on the schedule of the Volunteer Parent Coaches, who may choose a different day during the week.


Where are games played?
Games are played at Kaechele Field located at 4654 Madison Ave in Trumbull, which is next to Madison Middle School.


Where do I park?
Parking is available at the Madison Middle School parking area.  Parking in a fire lane or on the grass is strictly prohibited and may result in fines by the town of Trumbull Police Department.


Are there dogs allowed at Kaechele Field?
No, dogs are not allowed at Kaechele Field.   This is a town of Trumbull rule.


Are there bathrooms at the field?

Boys and girls bathrooms are available at the field house.


Are concessions, snacks, beverages available at the field?
There is a concession stand where typically coffee, tea, hot chocolate, sports drinks, and water is available.  Proceeds are used for charitable donations and scholarships. Please note: The snack shop will be open as long as we have a volunteer available to work the concession stand.


Are there first aid supplies at the field house?
First aid kits, bandages, and ice packs are available.  

Can my child wear jewelry?  Such as earrings?
Players cannot wear jewelry of any kind to games or practices.  This is an AYSO National, US Soccer, and FIFA rule.  The only allowed jewelry that can be worn is a medical alert bracelet. Children wearing jewelry, including earrings, will NOT be allowed to play until it is removed. Earrings cannot be worn even with tape or band-aids placed over them.

Can my child play with a cast on his/her arm?
Hard casts are strictly prohibited in practices and games, even if wrapped in foam, cloth, or synthetic coverings.   Soft casts will be at the discretion of the Trumbull AYSO board and game day referee.

What about weather related cancellations?
Weather related cancellations are announced on the Trumbull AYSO website and via email. Games may be rescheduled at the discretion of the AYSO Board. (Please note we only play outdoors and can’t control the weather).

How do you communicate with the families/players?
Email is our main form of communication. You will be notified by email for everything. Please make sure you enter the correct email address you wish to use for notifications when registering.   Please also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

How can I view my child's roster and schedule?

  1. Go to: www.ayso186.org
  2. Log into the account in which your child is registered.
  3. Then click the team that the child is playing on. This should be underneath your child's name:



This will take your to your child’s Team Page.  Then view the Schedule tab and the Roster tab.

If you do not see a team listed beneath your child's name, look for Team Central in the menu. From here, click on Team Directory to find your child's roster or Posted Schedules to find your child's team's schedule.




FAQ's on Uniforms:


What uniforms and equipment do I need to provide, and where/when can I get these?

  • Uniform:   Each player must have a Trumbull AYSO uniform. The Trumbull AYSO uniform includes two jerseys (black and gold), black shorts and black socks. The full Trumbull AYSO uniform kit can be purchased at the Kaechele field house for $40.
  • Shinguards: Players are required to wear shinguards. Shinguards are sold at the Kaechele field house for $5. You can also purchase shinguards from your local sporting good / department store.
  • Cleats: Players are not required to wear cleats but it is recommended for all ages. Cleats are not sold at the Kaechele field house but can be purchased at your local sporting good / department store.


When are uniforms sold?

Trumbull AYSO will host 1-2 "Uniform Days" prior to the start of the Fall and Spring seasons at the Kaechele field house.   Dates of the "Uniform Days" are posted to our website and via social media platforms that we use (Facebook and Instagram) prior to the start of the season.  Additionally, our uniform shop is typically open on Saturday mornings throughout the season as long as there is are volunteers available to staff the shop.




Reminders:
-These are just kids
-Soccer is just a game
-The coaches are volunteers
-The referees are human
-College scholarships will not be handed out at AYSO games.

Before you complain, please think, have YOU volunteered yet?



AYSO reserves the right to change or modify the FAQ's.

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Kaechele Field (by Madison Middle School), 4654 Madison Ave
Trumbull, Connecticut 06611

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