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

$15 Rebate Offerwhistle

What Do I Need to Do?

Just register your player for the Spring 2017 season and complete a FREE AYSO 161 in-person BASIC REFEREE course between Jan 1, 2017 and April 29, 2017 and we will issue a $15.00 rebate of your player fee.

Do I Have to Referee Games to Receive this Rebate?
No. While the players would appreciate it if you would consider doing so, to receive the rebate, you just need to complete the course.

Why are You Doing This?

We really, really need referee volunteers. We’re hoping that once you take the course, you’ll see how fun and rewarding being an AYSO soccer referee can be. And if you don’t want to referee, that’s ok too. Being a more knowledgeable soccer parent is always a good thing.

What are the Dates and How do I Sign Up for a Class?
We’re still scheduling trainers for these classes.  If you’re interested in attending and would like us to contact you when classes are scheduled, please send us an email with your name to treasurer@ayso161.org or check back here in January 2017 for a list of dates and a link to sign up.

•One rebate per family
•Must be 16 years or older
•Must complete an online AYSO volunteer registration form and register online for course
•Must take and complete the course between 1/1/17 and 4/29/17
•Refunds will be mailed to you automatically upon completion of course

Questions?  refadmin@ayso161.org

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

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Spring 2017 Open Registration

AYSO Region 161 Spring 2017 Open Registration will run from October 24, 2016 until February 28, 2017.   You can register and pay online 24/7 or you can complete your online player application and attend one of our In-Person Registration sessions.  Players ages 3-18.  All skill levels welcome.

Our final in-person registration will be held on Sat, Jan. 21st from 10am-2pm at Landmark Academy.


$75.00 for U04/U05 Players
$100.00 for U06/U19 for 1st player
$95.00 for U06/U19 for 2nd player
$90.00 for U06/U19 for 3rd+ player
Plus 1 hour volunteer time per family

 Which Division Will Your Child Be In?:  Age Chart
How do I Register?   Please visit our REGISTRATION PAGE for complete details.

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

Download (PDF, 987KB)

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
JoAnn Wine & Associates

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
Jet’s Pizza – 24th St. Port Huron

Bronze Sponsors:

Dr. Mike Hermesmeyer, DVM PC

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