Quartz Hill AYSO, Region 638 Newsletter                  September 7, 2013 


In This Issue
NO Pets Allowed!
Snack Bar News
Sponsorship Information
Referee Requirement
Become an Assistant Coach!
Upper Division Standings
Quick Links
Join Our Mailing List

Word from the Commissioner

As an AYSO parent, you have a special role in contributing to the development of your soccer player(s). Through your encouragement and good example, you can help assure the effectiveness of the AYSO program and more importantly, help your son or daughter have a wonderful soccer experience.

AYSO is famous not only for our great volunteer coaches and referees, but also our supportive and positive parents. As the fall season approaches, we wanted to remind you all why you're special!

1. You Support Your Child
You support your child by giving encouragement and showing an interest in his or her team. You help your child work toward skill improvement and good sportsmanship in every game. With your guidance, your child learns that hard work and an honest effort are often more important than victory. That's why AYSO players are winners, even in defeat.

2. You're Always Positive
Parents are not participants on their child's team. However, by being a positive role model, you do contribute to the success experienced by your son or daughter. You applaud good plays by your child's team and by the opposing team - making your team's sidelines a great example for other teams.

3. You're Enthusiastic and Supportive
Your AYSO kids set their own goals and play the game for themselves. Because you don't impose your own standards and goals on your child, he or she doesn't have the heavy burden of having to win games to feel good about themselves. Did you know surveys reveal that 72 percent of children would rather play for a losing team than ride the bench for a winner? Your enthusiasm and support definitely does not go unnoticed.

4. You Reinforce Positive Behavior
The best way to help your child achieve goals and reduce the natural fear of failure is through positive reinforcement. No one likes to make a mistake. When your child does make one, you recognize that he or she is still learning, you encourage your child's efforts and point out the good things your child accomplished. Positive reinforcement is key!

5. You Let Coaches Coach and Refs Ref

Coaches and referees are usually parents, just like you. They volunteer their time to help make your child's youth soccer experience a positive one. They need your support, too. The fact that you don't coach from the sidelines or yell at the referees helps these volunteers feel appreciated and also sets a great example for your child. Keep it up!


Players play!!!   Coaches coach!!!   Parents cheer!!!



Jack Rust

Regional Commissioner

Quartz Hill Region 638


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Providing world class soccer programs that enrich children's lives!!!!


Thank You Header
The QH AYSO Board would like to thank each and every volunteer that came out on field painting day!  We truly appreciate the hours you each gave on a holiday weekend to prepare the fields! 

No Pets
As in previous years, Quartz Hill AYSO will continue to observe the
No Pets Allowed policy.  Pets are not allowed at any practices or games at any field anytime.  This rule is for the safety of  our children, families, and pets.  If you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact our Safety Director, Josh Duncan at 661-436-0180.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Picture Day

This year's team photos will be taken on SUNDAY, September 8, 2013 at George Lane Park. Coaches will be handing out order forms and picture times to their teams. You can also find the full schedule at the Quartz Hill website. There will be a Make-Up Picture day on Saturday, September 21, 2013 for those who miss it.

Get your coupon for a free Pizookienull
and thank BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse
 for providing one for every player in the Region!
(Coaches, you will find them in your boxes this Saturday.)
Jamba Juice will be out at the fields every Saturday for the first five weeks of the season selling their smoothies!  Don't miss out on these yummy beverages and the chance for your purchase to give back 15% to the Region!  
Snack Bar News
*************  SPECIALS ***************
Bring two empty water bottles or cans to the Snack Bar and receive an Otter Pop!

Two carne asada tacos, rice & beans,drink $5.00
Bacon-wrapped hotdog,chips & drink $4.00


Opening Game Day Regional Fundraiser
Tri-Tip Sandwich & chips $6.00
Show your QH AYSO pride and support our region by purchasing a Quartz Hill AYSO logo sport bottle for only $5.00!
Our region's Snack Bar is located at the
east entrance to the Joe Walker fields
Again this season Quartz Hill AYSO will ask for volunteers from the U06 and U08 Divisions to work in the Snack Bar and to be Field Monitors at Lane Park and Joe Walker.  The schedules for both snack bar and field monitor duty will be placed in the coach's boxes next weekend and will be posted on our website, www.qhayso.org . If your team has been assigned snack bar or field monitor duty, please send two registered adult volunteers and have them check in at the Snack Bar.  Volunteers that have not previously been registered for the 2013 season must complete their online volunteer application at www.eayso.org and bring one signed copy and a valid ID with them when they show for their volunteer duty.

Team Sponsorships 
Become a Sponsor for only $275 and be featured in one of our Sponsor Directory that will be handed out AND emailed to the entire QH AYSO community along with other advertising perks! The 2013 Team Sponsor Form is available on our website:  http://www.qhayso.org/Forms/forms.html

Deadline to be included on the Region Sponsor banner is this Saturday, September 7th.  Check our website for more information or contact our Programs Director, Gary Gill, at 310-766-1098 or ghg1370@yahoo.com.

BECOME A REFEREE: It is the best seat in the house!

Ref Uniform

Our first two referee trainings have already come and gone. There are only two opportunities left.  We have a 3-evening class coming up September 17, 18, & 19 from 5-8pm (Tues, Wed, and Thurs - all three evenings must be attended), and another class all day Sunday Sept. 29th.


For details on how to signup go to our website www.qhayso.org and click on referee information.  Questions?  Call Tim at 943-9377.

All teams in U10 thru U14 need to obtain at least 7 referee points just to be considered for post-season play.

A team can earn up to 2 points a week from any Referee who chooses to donate the referee points they have earned to them.  Referee points are earned as follows:

U8 Referee: point
U10-U19 Assistant Referee: point
U10-U19 Referee: 1 point

Every year we have a friendly competition to see who can do the most refereeing.  This contest is already in full swing as a bunch of dedicated Quartz Hill referees have made trips out to Apple Valley and to the Lancaster National Soccer Center to referee Upper Division U16 and U19 games between teams from all over the Antelope Valley.  Here is our leader board:



Stefan Schneider


Walter Williams


Adam Mendiola


Rodney Jacobson


Melanie Aguilar


Phil Raquipiso


Rocky Kovar


Rod Shuping


Tim Haddad


Matt Mendiola


Jeff Peck


Jolman Rivas


Glen Darbeau


Jay Sheeley


Mark Reynolds


Dave Huhman


Scott Jones


Jose Ramos


Miguel Serrano


Roxanne Hobbs


Linda Kovar


Scott VanWeelden



Become an Assistant Coach! 


Every Coach needs an assistant (or even two) and it can be you!  Here are the easy steps to follow:


  1)   Visit www.eayso.org, log in and register as a volunteer.  Print out one copy and then contact our CVPA, Sarah Lewelling (661-206-9167 or KWLSTW@yahoo.com), to make arrangements to have your form verified.  Once your form is verified it will be entered into the system and you will be provided an AYSO ID#. 


  2)   Once you have received your AYSO ID#, visit www.aysotraining.org and take the Safe Haven class, CDC Concussion training, and the age appropriate training. 


It is as easy as that!...and more rewarding than you could ever know!  So, please volunteer and help your child's coach provide an exceptional soccer experience for your child and your entire team! 
Upper Division Standings



Opening Weekend for our Quartz Hill EXTRA Teams!!


For 2013, Quartz Hill has five EXTRA Teams competing in the Section 10 EXTRA Program.  Quartz Hill more than doubled their EXTRA Program Teams with two returning Teams and three new Teams for 2013.  Last year's U11 Girls EXTRA Team is continuing on as a U12 Girls EXTRA Team. Also last year's very young U16 Boys EXTRA Team was able to keep the majority of their team together for one more season in the U16 Boys EXTRA Division.


New for 2013 is our Quartz Hill EXTRA U13 Girls, U13 Boys, and U11 Boys Teams.

For 2013 all our Quartz Hill EXTRA Home Games will be held on Sundays at Upper Joe Walker and the New U12 Field on Lower Joe Walker.


So if you're looking to get out of Sunday house cleaning or yard work, or maybe you just want to catch a great soccer match, check the schedule and come out to Joe Walker Middle School and help support our Quartz Hill EXTRA Teams as they take on the best of the best from other Section 10 cities.


For opening weekend Quartz Hill EXTRA will be playing:


Saturday on the road:

9:20 U12 Girls EXTRA

Valencia vs. Quartz Hill

(in Valencia)


10:30 U13 Boys EXTRA  

Valencia vs. Quartz Hill

(in Valencia)


11:15 U11 Boys EXTRA

Woodland Hills vs. Quartz Hill

(in Calabasas)


Sunday Home at Upper Joe Walker:

1:20 U16 Boys EXTRA

Quartz Hill vs. Bakersfield


3:00 U13 Girls EXTRA

Quartz Hill vs. Simi Valley




Please do not reply to this email - you will not receive a response.  If you have questions, please refer to our website, www.qhayso.org, to find the appropriate Board Member and email them directly.