Important documents, policies and memo’s for All-Star/Tournament team coaches, players and parents.
Post Season FAQ's
Coaches can inquire whether the family/player has any interest and is available to play tournament or All-Star soccer but the coach must not commit to a player. As awkward as it may be, coaches should tell parents/players they cannot comment on selections until receiving roster approval. The region cannot be expected to police private conversations regarding selections but, we request that they be kept confidential.
Two reasons. First to protect the coach who has difficult decisions in selecting their team. And second, to protect the players. Many kids aspire to play in the post season but unfortunately, some may not get the opportunity as All-Star space is limited and tournament space is determined by how many coaches we have. We want to be respectful of the player’s feelings and avoid a rumor mill.
All-Star coach’s sole job is to field the best team possible, meaning they should choose the top players from the All-Star pool available based on team needs. As this is subjective in nature, the region generally defers to the coach’s preferences but reserves the right to make recommendations or changes. If a coach sees a truly qualified player who was inadvertently overlooked, they should contact the Postseason Director and request the player be added for consideration.
Coaches may select any player who is interested in playing tournament provided the player played AYSO that corresponding fall season. The coaches are not required to pick any specific player, even if they are an All-Star. The final decision rests with the coach as there will be many families spending weekends together and team chemistry is an important component in creating a positive environment for the players and families.
For All-stars: The higher letter coach (A vs. B), always gets priority.
For tournament: If two or more coaches request the same player, the Postseason Director will ask a family their preference to resolve the conflict. Tournament coaches are encouraged, but not required, to compromise on player selection.
Rosters must be submitted and approved BEFORE any commitments or invitations can be extended to players. Here are the approximate dates:
- All-Stars rosters: A team-second to last weekend of season; B team-last week of season
- All-Star Player notification: On or after last week of season
- Tournament rosters: On or after last week of season
- Tournament Player notification: After roster is approved and conflicts resolved.
Upon roster approval, you’ll need signed medical release forms for each player.
Since some players could be potentially committed to two or more AYSO teams as programs do overlap, players and coaches MUST understand where they stand in the program pecking order and players must always first attend practices and game for the higher priority team, unless given permission otherwise by their coach. Here is the priority order:
- Regional teams until the conclusion of their season, including playoffs; or Extra teams until the conclusion of their season, including League Cup.
- All-stars until the conclusion of their team’s season.
- Tournament until the conclusion of the team’s tournament schedule.
- Extra teams for the following fall season
- All priorities revert to #1 (Regional/Extra) for the new season on Aug. 1
All-Star/Tournament Teams Results
The following articles highlight region 678 All-Star/Tournament results and participation.
- Valencia United 2001 Girls win Fusion!
The U16 Girls Silver Team, coached by Jeff Arnott and Robert Sargeant, started off the preseason strong by winning their second consecutive Ventura Fusion Tournament. The girls won all 4 games to take the crown on Sunday. Their defense was relentless and didn’t allow one goal all tournament. Congratulations ladies!
- VU 2004 Girls Club wins TO Cup
Congrats to our Valencia United 2004 Girls club team coached by Danny Nguyen and Rey Kappel. They won the Thousand Oaks Summer Cup Aug. 6-7, winning all four games, scoring 19 goals, allowing 3 and posting three shutouts. Looking good as season gets ready to roll next month!
- Valencia United U10B Win Coyote Classic
The Valencia United U10 Boys team (2005) swept all their games at the Victorville Coyote Classic Feb 20-21 to win the championship. The boys scored 32 goals and allowed just one in five games. Congrats on starting tournament season with a big win!
- U10 Girls Win 7th… no 8th Tourney!
The U10 Valencia Girls Tournament team, coached by Abraham Aguirre, ended its tournament season with two more tournament championships, its 7th and 8th of the season. The team won its first 11v11 Club tournament in Camarillo at the Eagles Classic and then closed out the year with a win on the Sand at the Copa Cabana Beach Soccer Tournament in El Segundo. At the Eagles Classic, Valencia went undefeated taking out tough competition including Santa Ynez Club 3 – 0; Long Beach Club 1 -0; North Valley Club 4 – 0; and Long Beach Club again in the Championship match 4 – 0. Valencia scored 12 goals for and ZERO against for a clean sweep. At the Copa Cabana Beach tournament, Valencia swept the tournament by defeating Saugus Elite 4 – 2, Premier FC 5 – 3, and Corinthians FC 6 – 0 in Pool play, then another win over Saugus Elite in the Championship match, 6 – 2. Outstanding Season girls The team is moving on to the Challenge Program and will compete in the U11 Bronze North Division in the Coast Soccer League. Good Luck, girls!
- U11 Girls take sixth title of tourney season
Congrats to our Valencia U10 Girls for taking 1st Place at the Santa Barbara Splash Tournament 2015 in the Top Flight of their division. Valencia went undefeated in four matches besting though competition in Pool play including North Torrance Extra 2 – 0 (who were undefeated in four tournaments coming into our match); tied Santa Monica Extra 2 – 2; then defeated Pacific Palisades Extra 5 – 2 to advance to the Finals. Valencia closed out the tournament by winning 3 – 1 over Quarts Hill. The core of this team won 6 of 7 tournaments this Spring Tournament Season, including the Santa Clarita Gold Rush and the SCV Showdown. Outstanding season girls!
- Valencia United U13 takes Ventura Fusion Cup
The Girls U13 Challenge team coached by Robert Sargeant and Jeff Arnott won the Ventura Fusion Tournament on May 31. The team started off with a dramatic win being down 0-1 with 2 minutes left. The girls scored 2 quick goals to win the game then won the next 2 games without allowing a goal. The championship went to overtime and Valencia scored the go ahead goal in 2nd OT to beat Real So Cal. This was the team’s final tournament of the season. Well done ladies!!
- U14 Girls take top honors at Patriots Cup
Valencia GU14 Team, coached by Todd Malynn and Ed Zarrell, took first place at the 2015 Newbury Park Patriots Cup, May 30-31, in Thousand Oaks. The team won the final on a PK shootout against Canyon Country, with Noelle Amey, who had five goals for the tournament, blocking 3 out of the 5 shots by Canyon Country to help seal the crown. The girls put together an outstanding team effort overall. Congratulations!
- U10 Girls are the tournament ‘Top Guns’
The Valencia U10 Girls tournament team won another tournament at the grueling Top Gun Tournament in Mira Mesa over Memorial Day Weekend. Playing SIX matches over the weekend, they went undefeated against top competition including a Chula Vista Extra team, 3 – 2, that was 52 – 2 going into our match. The also defeated Pacific Palisades Extra in pool play, 3 – 2, then again 3 -0 in Finals. This team also recently won the Santa Clarita Showdown and Carpenteria tournaments as well as several others for an outstanding season.
- U19 Girls sweep Quartz Hill Shootout!
The Valencia U19 Girls Tournament team, coached by Daniel Ciallella and Joe Martinez, won the Quartz Hill Shootout tournament cup and the Shootout competition, May 16-17, at the Lancaster National Soccer Center. The girls went 4-0-0 in tournament play, scoring 16 goals and allowing zero. They also won the Shootout, which pits each team against another in a penalty kick shootout. Congratulations girls!
- U19 Boys win Copacabana Beach Tournament
The U19 Boys Valencia Tournament team ended their season in grand fashion at the CopaCabana Beach Soccer Tournament in Santa Monica, May 16-17. Beach soccer is played 5v5, so the Valencia team was split into two teams for the tournament and played in separate pools. Each team went 3-0 in pool play and met in the finals, tying 5-5 after overtime. The game went to kicks from the mark and who won? Valencia, of course, but we’ll never tell which one. They are all champions and enjoyed a fun final. A special shoutout to Bailey Corona, Dalon Burkhead and Adam Osovsky, who are playing their final games as AYSO players and heading out of the SCV for college. The team was coached by Joe Franco and Cruz Montes. Visit the AYSO 678 Facebook page to see more about beach soccer.