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SPRING 2023 AYSO 574 Youth Soccer Registration Information

Early Bird Registration October 17, 2022 - January 31, 2023

Regular Registration February 1, 2023 - March 5, 2023

Late Registration (at additional charge, NOT guaranteed and is wait list ONLY to fill teams) March 6 - March 31 (no guarantee that Late Registration Uniforms will be the correct size)

Saturday games begin April 15th, and end May 20th. Practices/training will begin the week before, and 10U and older may have a weekday game after May 20th.

Players must be born in 2019, or 2020 - turning 3 before season start (turn 3 by first 5U game on April 15, 2023), to play in SPRING 2023. AYSO has partnered with Sports Connect to enhance the registration process. Early Bird (discount) Registration ends January 31, 2023; Regular Registration ends March 5th. Please go to and do the following:

How to Register

~At the top right, choose the “LOGIN” link at if you already have an account, or choose “REGISTER NOW” if you have not yet created an account.
~If a member of the family other than the parent/guardian signing up the player(s) will be Volunteering as a Coach, Board Member or Referee, they will need to create their own account with their own email/login and password.
~When asked where do you want to register, choose “2023 Spring” (please note the VIP division is for players with disabilities that would prevent them from playing in a mainstream program, and may not be available this season)
~Answer all of the questions on the form.  
~If you have questions, choose the “Support” button at the bottom left hand corner for more information.
 ~The ONLY payment accepted at this time is Online payment via credit card. Cash or check can no longer be accepted.

Spring 2023 Season Costs (less processing fees):

Regular Registration is $60, plus the AYSO national membership fee of $20*(if it was not paid in Fall 2022), plus the uniform fee of $25**(no uniform fee if a uniform was purchased in Fall of 2022). Early registration discount ( -$20 from the Regular Registration fee = $40) thru January 31st, 2023. Regular Registration ends March 5th, 2023.

Example: A) A returning Fall 2022 player signing up during Early Bird registration will pay $40 plus the $2.75 cc processing fee.
                B) A player who did not play Fall 2022 signing up during Early Bird registration will pay $40, plus $25 for uniform, plus $20 National                        Membership fee, plus $2.75 credit card processing fee, for a total of $87.75.

* Please note: the $20 AYSO National Membership fee is paid once per soccer year (ie, Fall 2022/Spring 2023 is one year) and is non-refundable. There is also a $2.75 processing fee per check-out that is non-refundable. *

** 10U and under will have individual team colors (as we did prior to Covid) starting the FALL 2022 Season and if you did NOT play Fall 2022, then YOU MUST ORDER A NEW UNIFORM !!!  THIS Uniform is used for the Fall 2022 AND Spring 2023 seasons.

Equipment Requirements
-          Shin guards MUST be worn under socks
-          Soccer cleats
-          Age-appropriate soccer ball (5U-8U size 3; 10U &12U size 4; 14U+ size 5)
-          NO Jewelry whatsoever, including earrings – they MUST be removed. Do not get new piercing anytime close to the beginning of the                   season.
-          NO hair beads, or hard barrettes
-          NO watches, chains, friendship bracelets or similar

Spring 2023 tentative Season Layout

** Pre-Season – Week of April 3-13 – 12U, 14U and 16/19U Teams begin practice; 10U will have training session(s), and team practices; a Keeper clinic is being planned and available to all Keepers.
** Week 1 of the season – April 10 - 13 (M-Th) will be focused on "train the trainer for coaches" and "player training" for 8U and under.
** Week 2 - 7 of the season – April 15 (Saturday) – May 20 (Saturday) will be regular season play (11 games). This will normally consist of 1 weekday game and 1 game on Saturday each week. Team practices are at the discretion of the coach (usually 10U and up).
** Final Saturday of the season (May 20) will be the FINAL regular season game for the younger age groups (ie, 5U to 8U), and 1st(or continuing) Tournament games for the 10U and 12U teams; and regular games for 14U and 16/19U teams.
** Final Weekday games (May 22-24) are for 10U and up ONLY. If needed, 10U and 12U will finish their tournament. 14U and 16/19U may have games, depending on what can be scheduled.

SPRING 2023 Game Schedule

Mondays: 6U Boys and 10U Girls – Game start times staggered at 5:45/6:00 and 7:00
Tuesdays: 8U Boys and 14U Co-ed - Game start times staggered at 5:45/6:00 and 7:00
Wednesdays: 6U Girls and 10U Boys - Game start times staggered at 5:45/6:00 and 7:00
Thursdays: 5U Boys, 5U Girls, 8U Girls; 12U Co-ed - Game start times staggered at 5:45/6:00 and 7:00

Saturdays: ALL Divisions, 5U thru 16/19U*


5U Girls and Boys, 6U Boys and 6U Girls – each will all have about 20-25 minutes of trainer prior to their game on Saturday, beginning the 1st Saturday of the season.

8U Girls and 8U Boys – each team will most likely have 2-3 total sessions with the trainer on a Monday or a Wednesday night.
10U Girls and 10U Boys – each will have a trainer session about every other week (on Tuesdays or Thursdays), for a total of 3 sessions per team. 10U will have a Division wide training (1.5-2hr) prior to the start of the season to go over all of the changes from 8U to 10U (Goal Keeper, Build out line, off sides, how offensive and defensive players work with the Keeper, direct/indirect kicks, Referees and their calls, etc.)
12U Coed – each will have about 3 sessions total on Mondays or Wednesdays, probably beginning before the 1st games.

14U and 16/19U – Probably 2-3 sessions total, on Mondays or Wednesdays, probably beginning before the 1st games.

* 16/19U Co-ed weekday games depend on getting enough players for 2 teams

** 12U and 14U Saturday games will be approximately 50% Home games at Maiden Lane Soccer Complex. Away games will be at other AYSO fields in Southwest Michigan, or at SWM/Lakeshore.

*** 12U and 14U Weekday games will be approximately 50% Home games at Maiden Lane Soccer Complex. Away games will be at Lakeshore, and other AYSO regions.

The division your child is in is based on birth year.  Below is a chart for your reference:

Division                Birth Year

5U                         2018, 2019 (2020 if player turns 3 by April 15, 2023)
6U                         2017
8U                         2016 / 2015
10U                       2014 / 2013
12U                       2012 / 2011 (Co-ed)
14U                       2010 / 2009 (Co-ed)
16/19U                  2008 + (Co-ed)

For registration questions please contact our Registrar:

[email protected]



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