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Tehachapi AYSO Region 479

Registration FAQ's


Do you offer discounts for siblings?

1st child - regular price
2nd child- $5 off
3rd child- $10 off
4th child- $15 off
5th child+- $15 off

What do I need to bring to

All new players need to submit online or bring their birth certificate for age verification. It is HIGHLY recommended that you register and pay online with a credit card by clicking the REGISTER NOW button in the top right corner of this website. All players will need to bring 1 copy of their E-Signed player registration forms and proof of payment.

How long does registration take?

Tehachapi AYSO has a very efficient registration system but, there may be a line when you arrive. The majority of the time spent registering is on the computer, which can be avoided by registering online at home or from your phone or tablet. We have had registration take less than 10 minutes for those prepared individuals!

How much does it cost to play soccer?

You will find soccer is one of the most affordable sports anywhere. The only equipment you absolutely need to purchase in order to play is shin guards. Registration fees are set annually to cover the cost of running the Region. AYSO will supply your players with a complete uniform (jersey, shorts and socks), a player and team picture package, injury insurance for player and volunteer, a positive experience, and several months of soccer playing instruction and fun!

Do you accept credit cards?

Yes we do! With AYSO's new registration system they are moving toward all payments being made online by credit card/ debit card/ or pre-paid credit card. If you do not have a credit card/ debit card you can pay by cash or check at one of our registration events TBA. 

Do you offer financial assistance?

We do offer a limited number of Playership scholarships each season. Please email us or check the information on our Scholarship information page for more details. 

What is required to play AYSO soccer?

All you need to play AYSO soccer is a pair of shin guards. Your coach will likely encourage you to buy an age appropriate soccer ball, and the players usually will want a pair of cleats, cleats are recommended but not required. If cleats are worn, they must not have a toe-cleat on them (the little cleat in the front that sticks out). Baseball and football cleats will not work.

What size ball do I need?

All of the AYSO divisions are broken up into logical names, like  6Ufor under 6 players, 8U for under 8 (which includes 6-7 year olds), 10U (8-9 year olds) etc. The type of ball you need depends on the division (the age) of your players. Use the following chart to find the right size for you!

Divisions Ball Size
6U, 8U Size 3
10U, 12U Size 4
14U+ Size 5


When can I expect to hear from my coach?

Players should anticipate to hear from their coach between the last week of July and the first week of August.

When can practices begin?

Practices for 8U and up can begin August 1st. Some coaches choose to start later, this will depend on the coach. Practice days and times will be determined by the coach. Games will be August 24th, September 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, October 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th. 10U, 12U, and 14U will have a tournament the first weekend of November.  Schedules for practices and games will be posted here on our website as the season approaches.

What should I bring to practices?

Players should arrive at least 10 minutes early to practice with proper shin guards, a soccer ball (if it is required by the coach), and closed-toe athletic shoes or soccer cleats. In addition, it is extremely important that players bring plenty of water, and sunscreen.

When are practices and games held?

Games are held on Saturdays between 8am and 4pm at Benz Youth Sports and Culture Park. The Playground and Schoolyard programs may be held during weekdays depending on the number of participants and the number of games on Saturdays, more information will be posted when available. For the 6U division, practices are held directly before each game on Saturday. For divisions 8U and above, practice times are at the sole discretion of the coach and will be scheduled Monday through Friday between 4pm and 7pm. Practices typically last 1-1 1/2 hours and occur once or twice per week depending on the age division.

Where are practices and games held?

Practices and games will be held at Benz Youth Sports and Culture Park. Depending on the amount of teams in the 16U/19U divisions, games will be played in Bakersfield or Tehachapi (more details on these divisions will be posted closer to the start of the season). 

What is the region's refund policy? 

  • The AYSO Membership fee of $25 is non-refundable. If you have questions regarding this specific portion of your registration please contact the AYSO National Office. 
  • All refund inquiries must be submitted in writing or by email.
  • Telephone and/or verbal requests will not be accepted.
  • Refund requests must be mailed to Tehachapi AYSO- Refunds PO Box 1804 Tehachapi, CA 93581 or emailed to [email protected].
  • To process refund requests we require the following information: player's first and last name, date of birth,  parent or guardian's first and last name, full mailing address, and reason for cancellation.
  • All refund requests must be received by or before July 15th. No refunds will be given after this date. 
  • Please do not submit more than one refund request. It takes 4-6 weeks for refunds to be processed.
  • No Exceptions will be made to the above policies.

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Tehachapi AYSO Region 479

PO Box 1804 
Tehachapi, California 93581

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 661-750-0695
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