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    Frequently Asked Questions

    How do I register my child for AYSO Region 248?

    If your child was registered last season, we will have a pre-printed form ready for you at the reception table during our registration events. If your child did not play last year, a pre-registration process is available on-line. When you reach the end of the online pre-registration process, print two copies of the form and bring them with you to one of our registration events. IMPORTANT, you must bring the printed forms with you, or you will have to fill out a paper form by hand. Also remember to bring some form of payment. We accept check or cash. Click here for more information.


    When does the Fall Season start and end?

    The dates of the season vary from year to year. Check the registration page for current information.


    Where and when will the games be played?

    All games are will be played at Wilderness Park Soccer Complex on Saturdays. At the end of the season the Board may make a decision to play finals in the evenings during the week. These decisions are usually base around adverse weather conditions or forecasts.


    Where will the practices be held?

    Practices may be held at any city park, with the exception of Memorial Stadium, Bradshaw Park and Wilderness Park Soccer Complex.


    What is included with my registration fee?

    Your registration covers fees to National AYSO, Supplemental Accident Insurance and expenses to cover the operation of the Region. All 4-5 year-old children will receive a participation medal at the end of the season. Additional equipment, such as an official AYSO game jersey, shorts, socks, shin guards, shoes, pictures, etc. are not included and can be purchased separately at any local sporting goods store. The official AYSO game jersey is only available at Nebraska Sports.


    Can I request that my child be on the same team as another child?

    For divisions U6 and below, team mate requests are accepted and may be considered. Such requests must be written on the registration form.

    For U8 and up, no requests will be considered, with the exception of out of town travel / car pool requirements. 

    “Balanced Teams” is one of the Six Basic Philosophies of AYSO and as such takes precedence over any team request.

    Upon parental/guardian request, we accommodate requests to place siblings, who are in the same age division, on the same team. Again, same team sibling requests must be noted in advance on the registration forms. Once teams are formed and teams meet for practice, we will not move players between teams. Also, please note, siblings must be members of the same household. No other family member requests, such as cousins, etc. will be accepted.


    Can I request a coach for my child?

    Requests for coaches will not be considered. All coaches will have opportunities to receive training specific to the age group that they are coaching. Please allow everyone to put into practice what they have learned. You might consider being a coach yourself.


    Is my child old enough to play AYSO soccer?

    Children between the ages of 4 and 15, as of July 31 of the year in which the fall season begins, can play AYSO soccer. Please see our Registration page for more information.


    What division is my child in?

    Divisions are based on the age of the player. Please see our Registration page for more information.


    Can my child play up or down a division?

    AYSO is a National organization that determines the player divisions based on birthdates. The AYSO "year" runs from August 1st through July 31st.  Many children are in different divisions and/or different skill levels than their school classmates. We encourage you to view this as a positive experience, which may allow your child to broaden his/her relationships outside of school and enjoy making new friends. Our regional policy does not allow players to play outside of their age division.


    My child is involved in many activities, can she be placed on team that practices on Wednesdays? That is her only free day.

    Players are assigned to teams before coaches select practice fields or create practice schedules. Due to volunteer coaches’ scheduling difficulties and team balancing issues, we cannot guarantee a specific practice day. The coach determines the practice day(s). Games will primarily be played on Saturdays, though there could be an occasional week day game. An AYSO core philosophy is, “Everyone Plays”.  If your child will consistently have to miss practices and/or games, please think carefully about whether AYSO is right for your child at this time. Alternately, if practicing on a particular day is very important to you, consider being the head coach of your child's team!


    I don’t know anything about soccer and you want me to volunteer?

    AYSO is an all-volunteer organization. There are many volunteer opportunities to be filled for the region to be a success. Details of positions that need be filled can seen here. If you have some other talent or skill not listed that you feel would help benefit the region, please let us hear from you.


    Who do I contact for Registration questions/issues?

    You can contact the Registrar by clicking here.


    Who do I contact for other problems/questions/issues?

    Anyone on the board of directors should be able to help get your question/problem/issue resolved. Please click here for a list of the board members. The preferred method of communication is through email; please remember that we are all volunteers as well and we have full-time jobs and families to tend to. Most emails will be answered in 24 hours.