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Schedule Update

For those in the 5U Schoolyard MONDAY program please note we've closed the field for Monday, Nov 7 and our final session is cancelled - ending our season.

We will send out a note in the next day or two about picking up the free t-shirts and, due to this cancellation, we'll also provide a bonus Size 2 training soccer ball along with the shirt (great for working on dribbling around the home).

Thanks for joining AYSO and for a wonderful season!

5U Schedule 2022


Welcome 5U Schoolyard families !!
August is knocking on the door and we have a few details to share for the upcoming season. There's nothing required in person until our uniform pick-up/session sign-up day in mid-August..

In 5U Schoolyard you select a group you want be in for the season and show up at that group's time each Saturday (times rotate). We may also offer a Monday only session this year 4-5 pm (more later). Parents actually do not need to volunteer as coaches or referees but are asked to participate with their child in the first part of the program each week. We'll manage your group selection with a Google document - see upper right of this page. You can pick the same one as your friends (and they can still sign up until about Labor Day FYI).

Invite A Friend:  We have room for more kids for 5U Schoolyard! Please refer your friends here or to Register on our website.
5U Schoolyard is for kids born in 2018 through Aug 1, 2019.

What To Bring: At each session players should be sun-screened up, have water, a size 3 soccer ball (last name and cell # on ball recommended), shin guards worn under your soccer uniform sock athletic shoes or soccer cleats. Parents are encourage to wear athletic clothing. No jewelry, earrings, friendship bracelets, etc.

Questions? Email [email protected]

Uniform Pick Up Night & Games: Monday, Aug 22, 5:30-7:00 pm (held at Brookside Elementary playing field off Conifer Ave in Oak Park). We'll be on the school field closest to Mae Boyer Park.
You can pick up uniforms anytime in that 5:30-7:00pm time frame or make arrangements to pick up that week or at the field. Players get jersey, shorts, & socks (size XXS or XS). Feel free to bring your child as we also plan to have some fun games going on led by the UK International coaches.

Saturday, Aug 27
Medea Creek Middle School, Oak Park
Times vary.
Other Schoolyard dates will be the nine Saturdays Sept 10- Nov 5.
(Again, we will offer a Monday session for a small group Aug 29 and Sep 12-Nov7)

Sep 11, 8 am, 8:10 or 8:20 am
Valley View Park, Oak Park
(Make up day Sat, Oct 8, Valley View Park)

Saturday, Oct 29 (or Mon Oct 31 for Monday session kids)
Kids can wear costumes for Schoolyard - it's a blast!

What Is 5U Schoolyard?

For Fall 2021
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 potential first session of the season, 8/21/21 for 2021). 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

Questions? Email [email protected]

Picture Day Schedule

Below are the times to show up for the AYSO Picture Day!
Sunday, Sep 11
Valley View Park
100 Los Arcos Drive, Oak Park

There is not a large group/team photo, all images will be individual photos, however the picture company will create a virtual group shot using all individual photos for those getting pictures on Sep 11. More details and forms for families: Here's a link to AYSO's Picture Day page for complete details and here's a link to the Picture Day form

2022 Picture Day 5U Schoolyard Schedule

5U Schoolyard – Group A scheduled at 8:00am
5U Schoolyard – Group B schedule at 8:15am
5U Schoolyard – Group Monday scheduled at 8:15am
5U Schoolyard – Group C scheduled at 8:30am

Please note that in reality it does not matter that much which time you show up at. The "group/team" picture you may receive in a picture package will be a virtual picture - created using all the individual pictures for kids in each group. You tell them the group you are in when you walk up to the table.

Please arrived dressed in full uniform - jersey, socks, shorts, sneakers or cleat (shin guards not needed but can be worn if desired).
Please do not bring a ball.

Cannot make this time? If you cannot make it at this time - you can show up later (until about 2 pm, but it will be first come, first serve so there may be a line)
Cannot make this date? If you cannot make Sunday, Sep 11 - you can show up Saturday, Oct 8 from ~12:00-2:00 pm for Make Up Day [Valley View Park
100 Los Arcos Drive, Oak Park]. 
It will likely be first come, first serve so there may be a line.

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

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

5U Schoolyard Photos

5U Schoolyard Fun Activities - Costume Day

5U Schoolyard Playing with Friends

5U Schoolyard Professional Coaches from UK International

National Partners

AYSO Region 4 Partners

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AYSO Region 4 Agoura Hills Westlake Village Calabasas Oak Park, CA

5739 Kanan Rd. #340 
Agoura Hills, California 91301

Email Us: [email protected]
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