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2019 Select Season

What is the Select Season? 
The Select season is a program for players who participated in the fall season in the U10, U12, U14, U16, and U19 divisions. This is an opportunity for players to continue playing and enjoying soccer with others sharing their enthusiasm for the game.  

Select Season games start in early January and run through May. See " Travel and tournaments" below.

Interested coaches and players can apply by completing a google survey. The application is available here:

Coach application:

October 7, 2019 Registration deadline for Coaches

Player Application:

October October 13, 2019 Registration deadline for Players.

Player draft 

For U10 and U12 boys and girls, we will have a "preview workout session" in October (see dates below) at Nugget Fields. These are voluntary, but they are an additional way for the Select Coaches to see the players. 

The teams are drafted in November, with practices starting in December. Coaches will have scouted the players at a game (and Preview Day, if applicable). Each coach is looking for different things. Factors that often play a part in selection include skill, sportsmanship, team participation, speed, effort, an understanding of the game, attendance and participation in fall training, positional needs of the team and team chemistry. Each team needs referees to be eligible for tournaments. It is possible that a player will be selected because one of their parents is a referee. 

Davis AYSO Select registration fees ($180) includes Regional costs, uniform purchase, and Select Tournament fees. There are a limited number of scholarships for the Region’s registration cost. 

In addition to these Regional registration costs, tournament registration fees (other than the Select Tournament), field rental fees, and other miscellaneous costs may be incurred. These fees may range from approximately $200  to $350 per player. Teams may fundraise to provide assistance to families who may need assistance with these fees.

Participation in tournaments may also require lodging, transportation, and food costs, which are the responsibility of each family.

Criteria for the Select Season 

PLAYERS: We encourage all eligible players to apply! Interested players must complete a short online application PRIOR TO THE DEADLINE. To be eligible to participate in the Select program, a player must be registered, and must have participated in the prior Fall Season no later than the last Saturday in September. For U10-U14 the player must participate in at least 70 percent of the Fall Season, which includes the Jamboree (U10) or Regional Tournament (U12, U14, U16, and U19).  For U16-U19 the player must participate in at least 50 percent of the Fall Season. Rained-out games are included as games played, and players must meet regional playing time guidelines (currently three-quarters of each fall game). Exceptions to the eligibility requirements above may be allowed due to hardship on a case-by-case basis with approval of the Select Committee. Players must participate in the same division in Select as they participated in during the prior Fall Season (age and gender). The number of teams that will be formed in each division varies from year to year. In general, you can expect up to one Select team for every six fall teams. This will primarily depend on the number of qualified volunteer coaches. 

COACHES: Similar to the players, all interested coaches who have coached in the Fall must fill out an online application PRIOR TO THE DEADLINE detailing their experience and acknowledgement of the commitments if selected. U10 coaches must have completed the U12 coaching class in order to be considered to coach U10 in the Select Season. All other coaches, including assistants, must have completed the appropriate coaching class level to their age group, AYSO Safe Haven training, and the CDC concussion training.   Coaches should have completed the required coach training at the time of applications.  

COMMITMENT: A high level of commitment is expected from the coaches, players, and the parents. Select is for motivated and enthusiastic players. While some players are involved in other sports, for the good of the team, most Select coaches require that training sessions and games take AT LEAST equal precedence with other activities. In addition to the player’s commitment, parents are required to participate in running the Select Tournament and the Davis World Cup tournament.

Calendar of events preceding the Select Season 
September 24, 2019: Registration opens for coaches and players 

October 7, 2019: Registration deadline for Coaches

October 13, 2019 Registration deadline for Players

October 20, 2019: 12U Preview Day, Nugget Fields
      Boys: 1pm to 3pm (Check-in from 1pm to 1:30pm)
      Girls: 3pm to 5pm (Check-in from 3pm - 3:30pm) 

November 3, 2019: 10U Preview Day, Walnut Part
        Boys: 1pm to 3pm (Check-in from 1pm to 1:30pm)
        Girls: 3pm to 5pm (Check-in from 3pm - 3:30pm)   

End of November 2019: Players notified

Expected travel and tournaments 
Select teams will likely play half their games at away locations, so from January through mid-March, expect about five weekends during which you will play away games, usually in the Concord area, but sometimes Antelope or Stockton. 

All select teams participate in tournaments on a weekend in mid- or late March, played in the Bay Area or in Davis. 

Davis World Cup
, Davis CA ( Memorial Day Weekend. The BEST AYSO TOURNAMENT OF THEM ALL! The fee is approximately $600/team. Parents of Davis teams are required to help with the tournament. This is the major Davis AYSO fundraiser each year. Open to AYSO Select teams only.  All players must have participated in the prior Fall Primary Season.

Select teams also traditionally participate in 2-4 of the following tournaments (dates subject to change): 

San Jose Presidents Cup ( February. The fee has previously been $375 - $500/team. 

PHMSA Soccerfest, Pleasant Hill CA ( This is typically held the last weekend of March and/or first weekend in April. The fee has previously been $400-450/team. Open to AYSO teams only. 

Comstock Shootout, Carson City NV ( April. This is an “open” tournament so you will see CYSA teams in addition to AYSO teams. The fee has previously been $500 (U10) or $600 (all others)/team, although it may be higher if you do not bring one or more referees. 

El Palo Alto Invitational Tournament (  This tournament is typically held in late April. Fees have been $325-$375 and teams must provide 2 referees, at minimum. Open to AYSO teams only. 

Pacifica Fog Classic, Pacifica CA ( This is typically held the first weekend in May. Open to AYSO teams. Fee has been $450 (U10; $350 fees + $100 ref deposit), $475 (U12), or $500 (U14-U19)/team. 

Concord Cup, Concord CA, ( May. This is an “open” tournament so you will see CYSA teams in addition to AYSO teams, although sometimes there is a separate AYSO bracket. Fees have been $400.00+/team.  Teams must provide at least 2 referees who will complete a minimum of 6 assignments between them in order to be accepted.

Come Up For Air, South Lake Tahoe CA ( June. This is an “open” tournament typically with a few AYSO teams participating, so you will see mainly CYSA teams. Fees have been $650/team. 

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