Welcome to the 28th season of the Northern Arizona Youth Soccer League!
I want to thank all of you for being a part of the NAYSL! The league has come a long way in that time. From what we’ve been able to piece together from old files and people’s memories the league originally encompassed Bullhead City, Lake Havasu City, Kingman, and Flagstaff, hence the “Northern Arizona” in the title. As their populations grew, each city developed its own league. Bullhead City went the AYSO route, and Kingman had an AYSO program as well as this league for a number of years, before it disbanded about seven years ago.
NAYSL has had as many as 860 recreational players in a single season. The league has supported those individuals who wanted to form single-gender competitive teams where coaches were permitted to have tryouts and hand-select their teams. The Arizona Youth Soccer Association sets the procedures for how teams are formed and for how much is charged for each level of team. To keep costs down, we have maintained a recreational focus again this year with the blind draft.
In the past several years, NAYSL has made changes to make the program more player-friendly. The field sizes and lengths of the games have been adjusted to fit the age and skill level of the players. The number of players was also adjusted. Our referee training has expanded, allowing more players to participate and learn the game from a different perspective. A one-day post-season has been added for Under-8 through Under-14. The league instituted a banquet to honor our volunteers and sponsors. Goals have been replaced; coaching materials are included with practice equipment; email and the Internet have been utilized to improve communication. Every year we strive to make the experience a little bit better for the players.
As always, however, the league is an organization of unpaid volunteers. There is no office; the phone number is a voicemail. We have day jobs, and it takes more than a half dozen people to make the league work as efficiently as some people would like. Weekends are sacrificed, even in the off-season, as registrations for the fall season begin in April. Yet I’m confident that there will be some trying to register their players at Opening Ceremonies.
The league will continue with the early completion of upper age divisions to maintain player eligibility for high school winter sports. Therefore, there will be one set of weeknight games for U-16 and U-19.
We will also keep the same team sizes as last year: U-6 plays 3 v 3; U-8 plays 5 v 5; U-10 plays 7 v 7; U-12 plays 9 v 9; and U-14 and older play 11 v 11. Coaches and spectators are asked to honor the bright orange lines for their respective areas.
The website: http://www.nayslkingman.webs.com/ will continue to provide information about the league, including game schedules and standings.
|2013 Registration Information|
2012 Tentative Season Schedule
May 11th - July 28th Player Regular Registration Dates –
See Registration Flyers sent home from school with your child
accepted through the mail (not email)
Late Registration Fee is $65.00
The $65.00 fee and a copy of the player's state issued birth certificate must be sent with Registration Forms and Parent Code of Conduct
You may obtain a registration packet at the Parks and Recreation office beginning on June 18th, 2012. You may also go online on June 18th, to nayslkingman.webs.com and follow the registration instructions. These forms must be mailed to the league’s post office box with all required items. Registrations will not be accepted at the fields. See Player Registration and Calendar Links for more information
The following items are required in order for a player to be registered and placed on a team:
If you have any questions, please leave a message for the Registrar on the NAYSL voice mail: 757-7056.
See you on the soccer fields!