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®
- Balanced Teams
- Open Registration
- Positive Coaching
- Good Sportsmanship
- Player Development
Fall 2014 Message
Dear Region 55,
As Commissioner, it is with great pride to provide you an update on R55 for the 2014-2015 year - marking the 40th anniversary of Region 55!
As another year starts, let me also note that R55 is coming off an exceptional year with your region earning the highest recognition possible in AYSO - Platinum!
I'm confident 2014-2015 will be a year of friends, fun, growth, and memories!
We'll have over 1200 kids, filling rosters on about 130 teams, many wearing their jersey to school, the younger ones often sleeping in it on Friday (that's passion!) reuniting with friends and making new friends. Coaches coming back for "one more season" (once you start, it's hard to stop!). Referees, new and veteran, proudly wearing the "Bumblebee outfit" keeping the matches "Safe, Fun, and Fair". Team Parents organizing pizza parties, ordering banners, scheduling practices, communicating team details. Team volunteers painting the field, setting up goals, taking down the goals, picking up trash. Parents buying new gear, getting their kids to practice on time, picking them up on time, enjoying the match on Saturday, remembering win or lose, it's just a game and they're just kids!
AYSO is an all-volunteer organization. It indeed takes everyone's help!
I'd like to recognize the leadership of R55 that selflessly give their time, energy, and expertise year-round to make it all come together. When you see them, thank them for their contribution to R55!
- Coach Administrators: Mark Di Lauro and Jason Kakimoto
- Referee Administrator: Loren Maddy
- Registrar: Denise English
- Treasurer: Melissa Delgleize
- CVPA: Hov Daniels
- Safety Director: Dani DeGrood
Division Coordinators: Christine Appell, Stephanie Clobes, Debbie Doherty, Wally Dubno, Troy Johnson, Angie Kessler, Paul Kirby, Marianne Low, Steve McCarthy, Heather Perez, Kelly Rice, Patty Sampson, Doreen Saporito
See you on the field! Butch
The Region Handbook has all the info for our Region 55. Check it out for any questions you may have.
2013-2014 REGIONAL ASSESSMENT AWARD - PLATINUM!
As Commissioner of Region 55, I am pleased to report your region has achieved the highest honor available in AYSO - PLATINUM!
The Regional Assessment Award recognizes the success and dedication of the Regional Board and its volunteers and is designed to recognize Regions for their successful implementation of AYSO programs in their local communities. Regions that actively support AYSO philosophies and policies, strive for constant improvement and demonstrate a commitment to training its volunteers. Additionally, AYSO is looking for the effective use of resources, quality delivery of services, and innovation.
To achieve Platinum status, Region 55 had to attain at least 90% of the available 340 points of the assessment. The five categories where Region 55 excelled were Administration, Coach, Referee, Finance, and Community Involvement.
Congratulations to all who have helped lead Region 55 as one of the premier regions in all of AYSO!
New Regional Referee Administrator
Dear Friends, Families, and Supporters of Region 55,
Please join me in welcoming and congratulating our newest Executive Board Member, Loren Maddy!
I asked Loren to accept the role of Regional Referee Administrator (RRA) effective immediately, taking over for Klaus Schlechner who is stepping down for personal reasons.
Klaus has been our RRA for several years and has been instrumental in driving our referee program, insisting on excellence, and spearheading one of the premier referee programs in AYSO!
Thank you for all you've done Klaus!
Loren has played a big part in R55. The past few seasons Loren has flawlessly coordinated a few divisions, assisted in All Star Tryouts, Extra Tryouts, and this past Spring we asked Loren to assume a larger role to ensure success. With his Advanced Referee Badge, Loren is often found officiating several matches and providing leadership on the fields.
Once again, congratulations and welcome Loren!
Butch Commissioner R55
Fall 2014 Registration Time is Here!
Go to the registration page.
The Extra Program is for a more competitive level of soccer play. Please let us know you are coming to try out for the Extra Program in advance by signing up. Check out the Extra page for further information.
Become a Volunteer
Contact the CVPA for volunteering.
The Child and Vonunteer Protection Advocate CVPA can help! We need coaches, referees, and lots of other help to keep Region 55 strong.
AYSO VIP Program
Region 55 is starting up a VIP program! In the meantime, please see Region 143's site for more information on the VIP program. Remember, AYSO is Everyone Plays!