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5U Schoolyard Program Starting Point

Click here for a PDF document listing all the details about the 5U Schoolyard program from what it's about and why it was started to examples of how Schoolyard sessions are run and information about the season.

Scroll to the bottom of this page for how to register for the AYSO Schoolyard program.

Here is the presentation for the Parent meeting - slightly updated from Monday, Aug 19, 2019.

If you can't find an answer on this page feel free to email us at [email protected]

Schoolyard Group Schedule

The schedule for our Fall 2019 5U AYSO Schoolyard program for 3 and 4 year-olds is posted below.
All kids for 5U Schoolyard must be born on or before Aug 24, 2016.

Please try your best to make your group’s scheduled time at Medea Creek Middle School in Oak Park. If you have a conflict that is fine but otherwise please try to make your time so that  sessions have similar number of children and parents participating.

Session times for the Saturday groups A, B, C rotate throughout the season.
Group & Weekly Session Times
8:00 session has goal set up
10:30 session has goal takedown
**11/2 is Halloween costume day!
Feel free to have your child wear their Halloween costume. Must still wear shin guards under socks, and cleats/sneakers.

If you have the 8-9:00 am time slot, then please arrive 15 minutes early to help set up the Schoolyard fields.
If you have the 10:30-11:30 am time slot, then please help take down the Schoolyard fields at the end of the session (should take no more than 10 minutes).

If you select the Monday group "M" you will meet each Monday 3:30-4:30 pm at Brookside Elementary in Oak Park 
(field X1, behind school, closest to Mae Boyar Park along Conifer Avenue)
First session: Monday, August 26
Sessions: 8/26, 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28 (Costume Day), 11/4 (end of season)





What Is 5U Schoolyard?

5U Schoolyard is an AYSO soccer program designed for children 5 and under (for 3 and 4 year olds - all must be at least 3 years old as of the first session of the season, 8/24/19 for 2019). It is organized for groups of children rather than specific teams and consists of three primary components:

  • “One with One” – involvement of one child with a minimum of one parent (one parent must be present the entire session)
  • Professional Coaches – Activities are led and organized by Professional coaches from UK International with guidance from Region 4 Division Directors
  • Activity Mix – skill development/activities with parents and small-sided games

Children are placed in groups for the season, rather than a “team” (no head coaches, no practices, no team banners, etc.). Groups are assigned a session time that rotates each week. Once the fields the groups break out with one of the professional or parent coaches and then are split into “teams” for the small-sided games.

Weekly emails: Families receive a weekly email detailing that week’s skills that will be introduced. This information will also be posted on this 5U Schoolyard page on

Why 5U Schoolyard Program?

Why this program?

  • Young Players need special consideration
  • They are playing a child’s game
  • Fun activities must be central to child-centered program
  • Cannot sustain prolonged activity
  • They must discover the game, not be taught the game by adults.

Why this design?

  • Provides young players and their parents with a ‘pressure free’ introduction to the beautiful and simple game of soccer
  • Players should be exposed to soccer by playing simple, fun activities and games that require little to no practice
  • Allows players to discover the game for themselves, while parents are given a soccer foundation

Schoolyard 2019 Season

To bring:
Size 3 soccer ball, shin guards, water, snack and wearing uniform

All players are required to have shin guards under socks for all practices and games. Children do NOT have to wear cleats. Region 4 recommends water for all activities (with name) and adding a cell # to soccer balls. Please pick up all trash and take out with you. Please note no pets are allowed at any AYSO field.

Mandatory Parent Meeting: Monday, August 19, 2019, 6:30-7:15 pm at Red Oak Elementary in Oak Park. 
Information meeting, groups selected (either a Saturday group (A-C) or the Monday group (M)) uniform pick up (jersey, shorts and socks - all are yours to keep).Families provide their own shin guards and Size 3 soccer balls. NOTE: Prior to the meeting all kids will be placed in a group for Saturdays based on birthdate. Parents will indicate if they want to stay in that group or switch to a different group to be friends but should stay in that group for the season. The group list will be emailed out in early August.

Saturday Groups A-C Saturday Mornings at Medea Creek Middle School, Oak Park
First session: Saturday, August 24
Sessions: 8/24, 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26 (Costume Day), 11/2 (end of season)
Saturday Schoolyard Times:
8:00 – 9:00 am
9:15 – 10:15 am
10:30 – 11:30 am
(Groups will rotate session times each week, see the schedule)

Monday Group "M" Mondays 3:30-4:30 pm at Brookside Elementary in Oak Park
(field X1, behind school, closest to Mae Boyar Park along Conifer Avenue)
First session: Monday, August 26
Sessions: 8/26, 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28 (Costume Day), 11/4 (end of season)
Spaces are limited for Mondays but we may add another Monday session if warranted.

Picture Day / Soccerfest: Sunday, September 15
Each Schoolyard group will have assigned times to show up. We will first do the photo of your groups and then you will have an individual photo. Information Packets will be available at the field Sept 8 and also on Picture Day at the Picture Day location.

Please arrive on time if you wish to be in your group photo with others from your Group (A, B, C, M). Times listed below.

Please plan to have your child in full uniform for picture day - do not bring a ball however.

Sunday, Sept 15 - Location Westlake Community Park, Westlake Village
Please show up at the field at least 5 mins prior to your Group session time.
Group A 8:00 group photo
Group B 8:10 group photo
Group C 8:20 group photo
Group M 8:30 group photo

A Typical 5U Schoolyard Session

Skill Development (40 min)

  • 10 minutes – group warm-up and activities
  • 5 minutes – water break
  • 20 minutes – training activities and games
  • 5 minutes – team organizing and water break, assigning players to teams, assigning field locations

Small-sided game (25 min)

  • 20 minutes – 4 v 4 game (played in two halves of 10 minutes each with a short break at the quarter to make substitutions and get a quick drink)
  • 5 minutes – half time
  • No coaches, but some parents may be asked to “referee” or help with games


Added 8/13/2017:  Please make sure that your Participant/Player's first and last name, gender, and date of birth are correct on the Add New Participant web page before you click the Continue button.  Once you click that button, you cannot make any correction ... nor can we at the Region level.  We have to contact our National office to make corrections, a process that takes 24-48 hours.

How to Register For Fall 2019 5U Schoolyard Soccer

Whether you are brand new to AYSO or have been participating for years (as a parent or as a volunteer ... or both) EVERYONE must Create a New Account the first time you use this new system.

Please read all instructions below to learn how to register your son or daughter as a Player, and how to register yourself as a Volunteer.  Please note that the actual screens you see may differ somewhat from the screen shots below.

DO NOT LEAVE THE PLAYER REGISTRATION PROCESS FOR EACH PLAYER UNTIL YOU HAVE GOTTEN TO AT LEAST STEP 8b BELOW (e-signature)FOR EVERY PLAYER YOU WISH TO REGISTER. Please read all instructions before actually going thru the process and remember you will also need to attend a walk-in registration event.

1. Make sure you are on the Region website: (

2. Assuming that you are on Region 4's Blue Sombrero powered website and have not yet created a Blue Sombrero User Account,
click on Register Now in the top right hand corner of the site

3. If you already have a User Account (even if you have not yet added a child or yourself as a Participant) click on Login

4.  Fill out the Create New Account section on the Login screen (unless you have already created a Blue Sombrero account).
Then click on Create Account.

If you have previously created an account and registered on this specific website (not eAYSO), then log in under the Sign in Here link.

Can't remember your username or password? 
Click the 'Forgot Username or Password' link to have these items sent to the email address you previously used to create this account.

Only if you are logging in as an existing Blue Sombrero user, and only if you had already created a record for your child or children in the program, click the Programs Available! button next to your son or daughter's name and skip to Step 7.                                                            

5. Fill out the Primary Parent/Guardian Information section. 
If you have registered in past seasons on eAYSO be sure that your first name, last name, and date of birth exactly match what you had entered in previous years in eAYSO. If you are not sure how you entered your info (e.g. Bill or William) go to to check.  Do not use eAYSO to try to register a Player or a Volunteer for the Fall 2017 season! 

If you wish to add a Secondary Parent/Guardian’s email (to be cc’d on all Program related emails), 
enter his or her information in the Secondary Parent/Guardian Information section and click “Create Secondary Account User & Continue”. 
Again, first name, last name and date of birth must match what is in eAYSO exactly if you've previously been in the eAYSO system.
If not, leave the area blank and click Submit. *** Note *** The Address information should be your Home Address.



6. Fill out the Add a New Participant section with your child's information
Be sure that your child's first name, last name, and date of birth exactly match what you had entered in previous years in eAYSO.
If you are not sure (e.g. Susie or Susan) go to to check.

Make sure your son or daughter's birth date is set correctly or it might not fall within the correct AYSO Region 4 Division
Double-check that the name, gender and birthdate are correct!  Once you leave this page the information cannot be changed or corrected!
Click on Continue

7. Select the 2019 Fall Core Program  
Click on the +Register button next to the appropriate Division (e.g.  5U Playground); it should change to Selected. Image below is only an example.
Do not select any other Program unless your child has tried out for and been accepted on an EXTRA or AYSO United team.
If your child has or will be trying out for an EXTRA or AYSO United/Triunfo team, do not select the 2019 Fall Core Program.
Do not select the VIP (Special Needs) Division unless your child has a special need and is eligible for this program.
Click on Continue.

 8a. Fill out all Program Information needed for ...  Fields with a red star are required information.
Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of the screen and check both of the "I accept the waiver" boxes.
Click on Continue.

8b. E-signature for ...
Check the appropriate box and circle as the parent of the player, then type in your name as an electronic signature.
Ignore the "I am an adult ..." check box, circle and signature box unless you are a player 18 or older.
Scroll to the bottom of the Application page; click on the Review button.
Carefully review all information on the Application for accuracy, then scroll to the bottom of the page again and click the Accept button.

9. Sign up to volunteer on the Volunteer Selection page.
Choose the Volunteer position you’re interested in, and you will be prompted to complete information about the volunteer position.
Detailed instructions for Volunteer Registration can be found here.
Choose Continue

10. The last screen is the Registration Summary screen.
If you have more than one player to register, you can do so from the My Account screen (click on Back to My Account (upper left, just under Dick's TSHQ); 
click on the 3 dots inside a circle (to the right of "Participants:") and click Add Participant.
Be sure to complete all steps #6 through #9 above for every child you want to register.
After you have all your Participant/Child(ren) entered, review your Registration Summary, select your Payment Type
enter in Address and Payment Information, read and agree to the Terms & Conditions, and then select Submit Order.
If you cannot pay online, stop the Player Registration at this point. 

Please plan to pay with credit card during when you Register online. For those who cannot or wish not to pay by credit, debit or prepaid debit card, you must pay with cash or check (payable to AYSO Region 4) at our Parent Meeting, Monday, August 19 from 6:30 - 7:30 pm at Red Oak Elementary. 


11.   If you plan to pay later, either online or in-person with cash or check, make sure your shopping cart has the correct number of items (1 item per player).
Click on the Shopping Cart icon, then click Continue.
Press the Continue button at the bottom of each of the screens:  
Program Information needed forThe following positions are available (Volunteer); 
Registration Summary (the Pay in Full amount should be $195); and the Donation screen.
You may pay by cash or check during the walk-in registration (payable to AYSO Region 4).

12. After you summit your order, you will be brought to a Registration Order Summary page.
You will also receive a confirmation email, detailing your registration; that email will serve as your receipt.

13. You just completed the online Registration process! You are Registered. Please now attend our Parent Meeting on Monday, August 19, 2019 from 6:30-7:30 pm at Red Oak Elementary in Oak Park with 1 copy of your child's registration form/paperwork.

Need more help? Check out the Blue Sombrero Parent Registration FAQs

5U Schoolyard Photos

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5U Schoolyard Professional Coaches from UK International

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