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

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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.
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Welcome to AYSO Region 161

Port Huron, Michigan


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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AYSO 161 Events

May  2016
Events on May 7, 2016
  • AYSO 161 Picture Day
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: May 8, 2016 - 12:00 am
    Location: Lightfoot Fields 3344 Beach Rd Port Huron, MI
    Description: Today is picture day! Your coach will give you a schedule and the Picture Day order packet. Be be there for the Team Picture, even if you don't plan to buy pictures.


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Don't forget Saturday May 7th is Picture Day Please have your child there even if you're not buying a package yourself. Remember soccer is a team sport . ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago

Marnie Pond McLellan

Last year I signed up as our family's volunteer but this year my husband is serving as assistant coach for our son's team and is also refereeing. I am trying to sign him up as a volunteer on eAYSO website but it won't let me add him, delete me or edit the application to put him in place of me. His name is Kevin McLellan and he is volunteering for U-8 boys team Lightning (lemon) with Coach Chris Butler. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

AYSO 161please call EAYSO help desk at 1-866-588-2976 they should help you. Thanks Sue1   ·  2 weeks ago

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AYSO 161 shared AYSO (American Youth Soccer Organization)'s album. ... See MoreSee Less

Check out these photos of #AYSO players at a Positive Coaching Alliance video shoot with FS1 and former USMNT star Alexi Lalas. Everyone had a blast!

3 weeks ago

AYSO 161

Please help us on Sat. April 16 starting at 9AM for field set . See picture for more info ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

Katie McNabb

We have not heard anything from a coach. I have tried emailing and calling no one is returning my call. Can someone please contact me about my son's team. He's been registered since November ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

AYSO 161your son is on U08B's team 34 weeks ago

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