AYSO Region 161 • PO Box 595615 • Fort Gratiot, Michigan 48059 info@ayso161.org

When: Starting June 29, 2016 and every Wednesday after until Aug.
Cost: Free
Where: Lightfoot Fields, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Equipment: Cleats and Shin Guards
Who: Anyone currently registered for this season (does include Fall 2015 season).
Prefer only U6 – U19 age levels.
Kids will be broken up by age groups:
U6 ‐ U8, U10 – U19 (if we have enough U10 ‐12 and/or U14‐U19)
Why: AYSO would like to keep the kids engaged in this wonderful sport, this helps the kids learn from each other which will help them build on their skills.
POC: Joe Szczepkowski (Coach Administrator) – (810) 357‐9644, szczepko@gdls.com

AYSO Region 161 is a great soccer organization for all players 3 – 18 years old. Our passion is making happy, healthy kids. Every decision, every rule and every program is based on “what’s good for kids” and our six philosophies EVERYONE PLAYS, BALANCED TEAMS, OPEN REGISTRATION, POSITIVE COACHING, GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP, PLAYER DEVELOPMENT as its basis. Every girl and boy stepping on a soccer field for the first time can have fun. AYSO’s child-first approach also makes it one of the finest player development programs. Everybody likes to win, but developing successful players and people is what’s fundamental in AYSO.
port huron, mi

Welcome to AYSO Region 161

Port Huron, Michigan


Fall 2016 Registration is now OPEN

Updated June 29, 2016

Open Registration for Fall 2016 will be open between May 5, 2016 and July 25, 2016.
Click on REGISTRATION for complete details and registration links.
100% Online Registration and Payment is available 24/7.
In-Person Fall 2016 Registration sessions are completed*
*We may schedule an additional date in July.  Check back mid-July for further details.
Questions?  info@ayso161.org

Challenger Sports’ British Soccer Camp

AYSO 161 is hosting it’s annual week-long Challenger Sports’ British Soccer Camp at Lightfoot Fields on Mon, July 25 thru Fri, July 29, 2016.ChallengerSportslogo

Courses offered are:
First Kicks Ages 3-4 10:00am-11:00am
Mini Soccer Ages 4-5 11:30am-1:00pm
Half Day Camp Ages 6-9 10:00am-1:00pm
Half Day Camp Ages 10-14 10:00am-1:00pm
Visit our Summer Camp page for more information

AYSO Announces New Heading Rules

Torrance, Calif. (Feb. 16, 2016)—The American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) announced today that its National Board of Directors has passed a change to AYSO’s rules and regulations related to heading in accordance with the U.S. Soccer Federation’s (USSF) Return 2 Recover program.  “The safety of the kids who play this beautiful game is our biggest priority and being able to take that and align it with USSF made this an even easier decision,” said Mark Stewart, AYSO National President.

Safety is very important to AYSO as a whole.  Heading was already banned for U-10 and below and extending it to U-12 was a way to ensure that players are older and more developed when attempting heading to avoid preventable head injuries.

For more information:
AYSO National Site:  AYSO National

AYSO Section 8 Heading Guidelines

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Please support the organizations that support AYSO Region 161

Gold Sponsors:

Marcotte Disposal Inc.
Core Helper
Xtreme Powerline Construction
Eastern Michigan Bank
Bauer-Reno & Associates Real Estate, LLC

Silver Sponsors:

Buffalo Wild Wings
Frederick F. Swegles, Attorney at Law
Scott J. Ferguson, DDS Family Dentistry
Lakeside Pediatric Dentistry
Lakeview Oral Surgery
Speedy Q Markets
Periodontic Associates – Dr. Jason Souyias
Insulation Plus, LLC
Jeff’s Rubbish Disposal
O’Reilly Auto Parts
Dick’s Signs

Bronze Sponsors:

Dr. Mike Hermesmeyer, DVM PC

AYSO 161 Events

July  2016


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Marnie Pond McLellan

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