Information and Forms for Parents of AYSO 671 Players
The East Mountain Soccer League - Who, What, When, Where
Games are on Saturdays. U8 and older also have an extra 2-3 weeks of midweek practices. Spring season typically runs from mid March though May and the fall season typically runs from mid August through October, though season dates are adjusted to minimize conflict with school and national holidays. Registration for the Spring Season usually occurs in early winter (e.g., January), while registration for the fall season usually occurs in the late spring (e.g., June). Visit the Registration Page for current registration information. You can also call or e-mail to be added to our mailing list for registration notification.
Games are played in Tijeras at Los Vecinos Community Center and Roosevelt Middle School and in Edgewood at Edgewood Community Soccer Fields.
Divisions are grouped into two-year age groups, except for U5 and U6, which are each in their own division. Birthdates and corresponding divisions can be found on the Registration Page.
A current schedule can be found on the Calendar Page.
In addition to recreational soccer, EMSL offers more competitive soccer programs to kids and families willing to make more of a commitment to participate in more intense play. Visit the Programs Page for more information.
AYSO's Six Philosophies
AYSO's philosophies are living tenets that separate it from other sports organizations. They are Everyone Plays®, Balanced Teams, Open Registration, Positive Coaching, Good Sportsmanship and Player Development.
Our program's goal is for kids to play soccer so we mandate that every player on every team must play at least 50% of every game. It’s no fun to spend the game on the bench…and that’s no way to learn soccer!
Each year we form new teams as evenly balanced as possible because it’s more fun and a better learning experience when teams of similar ability play. It allows for each player to gain the experience of a wide variety of teammates of different skill levels.
Our program is open to all children between 4 and 19 years of age who want to register and play soccer. Interest and enthusiasm are the only criteria for playing. There are no elimination try-outs and nobody gets cut.
Encouragement of player effort provides for greater enjoyment for the players and leads to better-skilled and better-motivated players. A coach can be one of the most influential people in a child’s life, so AYSO requires they create a positive experience for every boy and girl.
We strive to create a positive environment based on mutual respect rather than a win-at-all-costs attitude, and our program is designed to instill good sportsmanship in every facet of AYSO.
We believe that all players should be able to develop their soccer skills and knowledge to the best of their abilities, both individually and as members of a team, in order to maximize their enjoyment of the game.
In order to provide a fun, enjoyable atmosphere for the everyone involved, we ask all parents to initial and sign a Kid's Zone Pledge.
Proper eating habits before, during and after a soccer game:
Eat far enough ahead so food doesn't make you sick to your stomach during the soccer game.
Eat a healthy meal about 3 or 4 hours before your practice or match.
If you must snack, eat only a small quantity of a complex carbohydrates. Foods such as cereal, English muffins, pasta, bagel or a piece of toast. Just make sure you don't eat more than a very light snack less than an hour before the game!
Three hours before any sport activity, drink a couple of glasses of water (12 oz. sized glass).
Don't gulp! Sip the water slowly. One hour before game time, drink a little more water. During the match, drink a little water every 15 minutes or so.
Drinking fluids is important!
After the game, drink more water.
Thirty minutes after any competition, eat a meal high in complex carbohydrates to help restore your body's blood sugar (glycogen levels).
Source: Institute for the Study of Youth Sports