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Region 678 Families,

Welcome to another exciting weekly pandemic newsletter.  We hope you are all healthy and safe because that’s our first objective this season.  As a reminder, please refer to this newsletter or our social media accounts to stay up to date on the latest developments.  We can’t stress enough the importance of staying informed.

How can you stay informed…why not take a look at the following to see what works best for you?

Our primary website is always the best source for the latest news, scores, and standings.  You can use this site to contact board members, find informative documents, or even request referee assignments www.ayso678.org

In spite of its crazy web address, our Sports Connect site is also a good place to get info.  You can register players there, sign up to volunteer, or access the AYSOU training portal all in one place. https://ayso.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?tabid=807824   

Looking for information, but in a more interactive fashion?  If you want to check out photos, make comments, or share information with friends why not follow us at www.facebook.com/ayso678

If you prefer your info in short bursts, you could always add us to your Twitter feed @AYSO678

Like the quick updates, but think that Twitter is for the birds?  Come slide into our DM’s on Instagram @aysoregion678

We would love if you use them all, but we only ask that you use at least one of them to stay informed.  If you are unable to use any of these, just be sure to pay close attention to this newsletter each week and we will get you everything you will need..

Now that you know where to get informed why don’t we talk about what to expect, because this season will truly be one of a kind.  As some of you may already know AYSO in the Santa Clarita Valley is comprised of four Regions.  These Regions are commonly known as Saugus, Canyon Country, Valencia, and Castaic.  They all operate independent from one another for the most part, that is until the end of the season when they all unite for a tournament style playoff. Well this year we will be combining forces from the very start to form an Area wide playing circuit.  We and our sister Regions are stronger as one, so by combining our resources it will greatly improve the experience we are able to give all of our players. 

The four Regions, collectively known as Area 10S, have been working for several weeks now, but are still in the early stages of development.  The objective is to host a valley wide program for all players born in the years 2007 through 2016.  This means that teams will be comprised of a variety players and matches will be held at several sites throughout the valley.  Our players will get a chance to feel like the big kids who get to play on different fields instead of the same old place each week.

Speaking of the big kids, don’t think we have forgotten about them.  We are already researching how a circuit for players born 2002 through 2006 could be feasible.  With many of these players also being high school athletes things become much more complicated, but as soon as more information becomes available we will share it here.

That’s all for this week…feel free to reply to this email with any questions or concerns you may have.  Otherwise keep an eye out for next week’s newsletter where we share status updates and talk about the re-opening of some of the city sports fields.