Dear AVYSL families:

With our Fall 2013 season officially underway, AVYSL is now in our 46th year of delivering quality soccer programs for the youth of Almaden Valley and beyond.  Today, we're honored to be the home to more than 1,700 youth soccer players across both our recreational and competitive programs.  


We could not offer all that we do, on the scale in which we do, without the help of so many incredible volunteers.  From our largely volunteer Board of Directors, to our recreational coaches, team managers, age group coordinators, and all the families who help us line fields and marshall tournaments, we thank you for the vital role each of you play in supporting the Almaden Valley Youth Soccer League.

I truly hope your player is enjoying the camaraderie, skill development and competition of the Fall season.  

-  John Jussen, AVYSL President

Fall Recreational Recap
The Fall Recreational season has just passed the midpoint having cycled through 5 matches of our 10 match season.  The program has been a big success this year with our player count reaching more than 1,300 players and over 110 teams!  

It's an uplifting and proud experience to drive through Almaden Valley on a Saturday or Sunday morning and see soccer fields full of colorful, uniform-clad kids running back and forth while a row of parents cheers them on.  Smiles on the children's faces, cheers after scoring a goal, the seriousness of a defender stopping offensive progression, and parents squeezing the arms of their chairs trying to will results of their children's's an amazing experience for all of us, and AVYSL is honored to be able to provide this to the Almaden Community.

A few notes to be aware of regarding upcoming practice changes (due to reduced daylight) and Jamboree, click here to READ MORE.  Please be sure to check the website for other updates and important announcements.  

We hope your children are building a true love for the game and have a fantastic rest of the season!

Competitive Update 
Almaden Futbol Club
We are just about midway through our fall 2013 season, and the results being delivered by the boys of Almaden FC
Mercury and girls of Almaden FC Quicksilver is nothing short of astounding!

Three of our teams - the boys U18 of Almaden Real '95, the U16 boys of Mercury Green '97 and the U11 boys of Mercury Elite '02 - have been acknowledged with invitations to compete at the prestigious Surf Cup in San Diego over the Thanksgiving weekend.
Many of our competitive teams brought home fantastic results during tournament play over the last several weeks.  We hope you will join us in congratulating just some of our outstanding accomplishments of our:
Girls Teams:
Quicksilver '97 Green       2nd place             SLO Summer Classic
Quicksilver '03 Green       CHAMPIONS         WESCO Apple Classic
Quicksilver '03                 2nd place             WESCO Apple Classic
Boys Teams:
Almaden United '96         CHAMPIONS        Dublin Fall Classic
Mercury '99 Green           CHAMPIONS        Sunnyvale Medina Fall Classic
Mercury '00 Green           2nd place            Dublin Fall Classic
Mercury '97 Black            CHAMPIONS        Dublin Fall Classic
Mercury '01 Green           2nd place            Ballistic Tournament
Mercury '04 Black            CHAMPIONS        Ballistic United Fall Harvest Classic

Congratulations also to our teams who are holding UNDEFEATED status so far in CYSA District II, NorCal Premier league & NorCal State Cup competition...  

AVYSL hosts 36th annual Competitive Tournament  
in Morgan Hill, California
October 26 - 27, 2013

Nearly 100 competitive soccer teams from across Northern California will gather at the Morgan Hill Outdoor Sports Complex to compete in Almaden FC's spook-tacularly popular Almaden Halloween Classic, October 26th and 27th!
Open to both boys and girls teams from U9 - U14 (girls through U16), clubs will arrive decked out in spirited Halloween costumes for a fun weekend of competition and themed contests, including the best team costume, pumpkin carving, and team scarecrow.
For more information on our annual competitive soccer Tournament visit:  
Referee Reel
Parents, want to really help a referee?
Believe us, we know that sitting back and watching a game can, at times, feel more challenging than being on the field and playing!  
However, if you really want to know how to provide the best support to: your player, your team, your coach and even the referees from your spot on the sidelines, educate yourself on the rules of the game and the role of the referee.

We have made available a good amount of information on our website about the game and rules associated with the game, and encourage each parent to understand the rules and the roles of soccer.

This month, our health & well-being spotlight is on:  CONCUSSIONS
Click on the link above to watch a highly informative video from US Soccer about how they're educating referees on concussion management protocols.

In This Issue:
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December 5th @ 7:30 pm
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December 7 - 8, 2013
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