AYSO Region 161 • PO Box 595615 • Fort Gratiot, Michigan 48059 info@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.
port huron, mi

Welcome to AYSO Region 161

Port Huron, Michigan


Fall 2016 Registration is now in WAIT LIST

Updated August 14, 2016

Open Registration for Fall 2016 has ended.  We have the following openings remaining:

U04 (must be 3 by 9-10-16):  OPEN
U05 (birth dates 8-1-11 thru 9-10-12):  OPEN
U06 (birth dates  8-1-10 thru 7-31-11):  1 spot OPEN
U12 Girls (birth dates 8-1-04 thru 7-31-06):  2 spots OPEN

To complete your Player Application and submit Payment – click on REGISTRATION for complete details and registration links.  All registrations at this point are First Come, First Serve.  We will place players in the order we receive completed application AND payment.  All others will be placed on Wait List and fees refunded.
Registrations after 8/15/2016 may be subject to a $20 shipping fee for late uniform orders.

100% Online Registration and Payment is available 24/7.
Questions?  info@ayso161.org

Fall Season – What Happens Now?

If you’re registered for Fall 2016, you will hear from your coach sometime between August 23rd and September 1st.  If you do NOT hear from your coach by September 1st, please send us an email at info@ayso161.org.  For more information about the Fall 2016 season, you can download our “What to Expect – Fall 2016” flyer.

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)

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AYSO 161 Events

August  2016


Marnie Pond McLellan

I'm wondering if you have any idea which days the U-10 girls will be playing games. I know the practices will be set up by coaches and they'll be contacting us later this month. The reason I am asking is my daughter has been invited to join Rainbow Singers (PHASD all-city choir for 4th and 5th graders) and they practice Monday nights. If you miss 2 practices you get kicked out of choir. I'm hoping games won't be Monday nights. If they are, I just won't register her for the choir. ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

AYSO 161I'm not doing the schedule. But should have them soon.1   ·  7 days ago

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open registration is now closed. If you still would like to play we will put you on a waiting list and if we have openings we will contact you. Please email info@ayso161.org open registration is now closed. If you still would like to play we will put you on a waiting list and if we have openings we will contact you. Please email info@ayso161.org With your name birthday mm/dd/yyyy phone and email ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

Liz ThomasOhhhhh noooooo! I missed soccer sign up!!!!!!!!3 weeks ago

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

The #AYSONationalGames kick off tomorrow!

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Don't forget to register for Fall Soccer ... See MoreSee Less

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