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10/11/2050

Region 70 Tournament Teams

As fun as our regular season and playoffs are, AYSO also offer additional opportunities for our more skilled or experienced players to participate in tournaments. That starts with a “Turkey” tournament, which is a two or three-day event taking place on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday after Thanksgiving, in a Southern California location with more field space than we have on the Westside, and continues into a December tournament (usually in Beverly Hills), and building to All-Star play taking place in January. 

Each year, Region 70 forms post-season "select" teams to participate in some of these tournaments. Players are selected based primarily on ability, as demonstrated at the Region tryout and during regular season games, with some consideration given to the positional needs of the team. Consideration is also given to the parents' ability to volunteer, since each team will require two coaches and three referees. Further, because Region 70 Tournament Teams represent the Region as a whole, exemplary sportsmanship and overall behavior is expected of all participants.

For any questions about tournament teams, please contact our tournament teams director Al Norooz.

About AYSO tournaments:

1) Tournaments are a lot of fun for players and their families. Teams generally play four or five games in one weekend. The kids play a lot and bond quickly.

2) Anyone can try out. Even for families who will be away for Thanksgiving, please try out if you have any interest in participating in other tournaments or want to get a feel for tryouts.

3) Rosters are determined based on assessments by neutral observers, performances in games, and input from coaches. Rosters will be created with team balance in mind, not simply taking our top 10 goal scorers or defenders. 

4) Each team will need an experienced Head Coach and Assistant Coach volunteer. Interested coaches should let your division commissioner know.

5) Each team MUST have THREE EXPERIENCED REFEREE parents to ref at the tournament. A referee parent who is certified to referee U10 and is willing and able to work the tournament is a factor in the player selection. 

6) Tournament teams will practice once per week (with additional scrimmages possible) in addition to their regular team's practice, at a time to be determined by the team's coach.

7) There are additional fees for tournaments, which covers the cost of a West L.A. tournament uniform, practice time and the tournament entry fee. Scholarships are available.