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Registration Info


Age Calculation
A Player's Division for AYSO is determined by their Year of Birth.  Please see the Age Chart for details.  Players participate in the same Division in the Spring that they we in during the previous Fall. 

Registration Fees
Participants must pay an AYSO National Player Fee ($20), local Region 18 Registration Fee (varies), and Sports Connect Transaction fee (per order).  The total price, excluding SC Transaction fee, is listed below.  Please note that you will see the Fees separated in the system and the fees may be charged separately on your card. 

     Early Registration (May 1st-June 30th) - $185 per participant (5/6U Divisions are $165)
               ($240 Registration Fee + $20 AYSO National Player Fee - $75 Early Bird Discount = $185 Total)
     Regular Registration (July 1st-July 31st) - $260 per participant (5/6U Divisions are $240)
               ($240 Registration Fee + $20 AYSO National Player Fee = $260 Total)
     Late Registration Fee (August 1st and later) - $300 per participant
               ($240 Registration Fee + $20 AYSO National Player Fee + $40 Late Fee = $300* Total)
               *Note: 5/6U, 16/19U Divisions are exempt from the Late Fee.  5/6U caps at $240 and 16/19U at $260.  

AYSO Membership Fee: The Membership Fee of $20 is charged as a separate line item and transaction.  It is a non-refundable annual fee that goes directly to AYSO National.  It covers the upcoming Membership Year (MY22 is July 2022-June 2023).  If your child plays again in the Spring, they will not need to pay the membership fee again for that season. 

Region 18 Registration Fee: This is the fee paid direction to our local Region to cover fields, uniforms, equipment, and other costs.  This fee is conditionally refundable, based on the timeline detailed below.

Sports Connect Transaction Fee: There is a $2.75 per transaction fee that will be applied at the end of the order.  This fee is applied per transaction (per order).  It is NOT applied per player.  If you have multiple players and register them at the same time you will only be charged one transaction fee.  If you have multiple players and register them at different times, in different transactions, you will pay this fee on each separate transaction. This fee goes directly to Sports Connect and is also non-refundable.

Please note that Divisions may fill up early.
You may find that your Division is temporarily full and accepting waitlist.  Sometimes this even happens during Early Registration.  There is no guarantee of a playing spot because we must have enough Volunteer Coaches to run all of the teams.  We are a 100% Volunteer Run Organization.  If your child is placed on the waitlist and you would like to ensure that they play, Volunteer to Coach!!  Please contact your Division Commissioner (contact info on Board of Directors page) for details.  If you have any questions about volunteering, please check out our Volunteer page or email the Regional Coach Administrator ([email protected])

Refund Policy
If the Player/Parent requests to drop BEFORE the end of Regular Registration (7/31/22 for Fall 2022), the Region 18 Registration Fee will be refunded, minus a $20 Region 18 Processing Fee.  Note, the AYSO Membership Fee and SC Transaction Fee are non-refundable.

If a Player/Parent requests to drop AFTER the end of Regular Registration (7/31/22 for Fall 2022) but AT LEAST 7 days BEFORE the Start of the Season for Region 18 (varies by division), a partial refund will be processed.  The Partial Refund will be fifty percent (50%) of the Region 18 Registration Fee.  Again, the AYSO Membership Fee and SC Transaction Fee are non-refundable.

No Refunds will be issued later than 7 Days Prior to the Start of the Season for Region 18.  Once uniforms have been distributed and the season begins, we are not able to offer refunds.

Please contact the registrar to request a refund ([email protected]).

Multi-Player Discount 
The Total Registration Fee is $90 for the 3rd or more players per family.  ($20 AYSO National Player Fee + $70 Region 18 Registration Fee)  Payment for all players must be paid in "one" (1) payment transaction for the system to process the discount. 

Team Formation 
The 5U and 6U Divisions work with their Division Commissioners to form teams and we do our best to keep friends together in small groups.  Recruit your Friends, Volunteer to Coach, and have a ton of fun as your kids learn soccer with their best buddies. 

The 7U Division and Older use player drafts to balance the teams in the Division.  It is likely that your child will know at least some of their teammates and this is a great opportunity for your child to meet other incredible children from our community.  The Player Draft also facilitates two of our core philosophies: Balanced Teams and Player Development.  We believe it is more fun to play with balanced, competitive teams.  We believe that the competition from balanced teams is better in the long run for player development.  There will be brand new kids on every team who are just discovering soccer, and there will be talented experienced players who are pushing their skills to another level.  See our Why AYSO page for more details.       

For the Fall Season, teams will be formed mid- to late-August.  For the Spring Season, teams will be formed late-February.  Once teams have been formed, you will be contacted by your player's Head Coach with additional information.  Please be patient and wait for the Head Coach or Division Commissioner to contact you.


Parents, we really need your help to make this program successful.  AYSO is an ALL-VOLUNTEER Organization.  The only way we can provide a top quality soccer league at such low prices, accessible to everyone, is thanks to the incredible dedication of hundreds of volunteers.  We need your time to help manage and support the teams, games, fields, and logistics for each division.

And for the record, Volunteering is FUN!! 

While all Volunteer positions are important, we are in particular need of COACHES and REFEREES.

We have a Volunteer Page on the site with more details on the volunteer aspect of AYSO18.

Please feel free to email any of our Board Members to ask more details (contact information available on  Board of Directors page).


If you are a Returning Parent (already have an account with AYSO Region 18), please LOGIN above and search for available programs.  

If you are New to AYSO18 and do not have an account with our Region, please click the Register Now button above.  

If you would like Detailed Step-by-Step Instructions for How to Register, please visit our Registration Instructions page.

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AYSO Region 18

P.O. Box 3597 
Manhattan Beach, California 90266

Email Us: [email protected]
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