The AYSO Fall League starts the first weekend after Labor Day for the U5 through U14 Divisions. The U16 and U19 Divisions start in August. The season runs about 3 months, nine to ten weeks for regular season play, plus approximately two weeks of additional play for the season-ending Region 107 City Championship Tournament and Knickerbocker-Masters Tournament.
San Carlos AYSO's primary soccer season occurs in the Fall. The Fall season begins in late August and runs through the end of November. Registration dates for this league are usually held around the last week in April and the first week in May. Please see our Calendar for the specific dates. San Carlos AYSO supports both boys and girls soccer teams.
IMPORTANT NOTICE! - Participation in all subsequent San Carlos AYSO tournaments and leagues require your child to register and participate in the Fall League.
San Carlos Region 107 of the American Youth Soccer Organization, (AYSO) runs the Fall League. San Carlos AYSO's (SCAYSO) primary soccer season is the Fall League.
The U8 through U12 divisions are given the 3:30 PM and 5:00 PM practice times. The U10 through U14 divisions will be given one "early" and one "late" practice time. After Daylight Savings the teams will only have their "early" practice once a week. The U16 and U19 divisions hold their practices at Highlands Park under the lights.
The U5 & U6 games are "small-sided" 3 v 3. There are no goalkeepers. The ball size is 3. There are no team standings or end of season tournaments. The U5 & U6 division uses Tierra Linda Middle School for their games.
The U8 games are "small-sided" 7v7 with no goalkeepers. It's been found that having no goalkeepers forces the kids to continue to develop their defensive skills, and actually does not generally cause too many goals to be scored. The ball size is 3. There are no team standings or end of season tournaments. The U8 division uses Arguello and Laureola Parks and Central Middle School for their games.
The U10 games are "small-sided" 7v7. A player may be a
goalkeeper for 1 or 2 quarters per game and must fulfill the 3 quarter
per game rule by playing in another position. The ball size is 4. There
are no team standings. All teams are eligible for the end of season tournaments. The U10 division games are played at Burton Park and Heather Elementary School.
The U12 games are 9v9. A player may be a goalkeeper for 1 or 2 quarters per game and must fulfill the 3 quarter per game rule by playing in another position. The ball size is 4. There are team standings. All teams are eligible for the end of season tournaments. The U12 games are played at Stadium Field at Highlands Park.
The U14 games are full 11v11. The "3-quarter" rule must be fulfilled before a goalkeeper can play 4 quarters. The ball size is 5. There are team standings. All teams are eligible for the end of season tournaments. The U14 games are played at Crestview Park.
The U16/U19 games are full 11v11. All FIFA, AYSO and Area 2N
rules apply. The "3-quarter" rule must be fulfilled before a goalkeeper
can play 4 quarters. Yellow and Red cards may be issued. There are team
standings. All teams are eligible for the end of season tournament. The U16/U19 teams play in the Area 2N league. The U16/U19 home games are played at Highlands Park.
Fall League Tournaments
Knickerbocker-Masters Cup Tournament
In the winter of 1969 only about one hundred AYSO players could be found scattered across Northern California . AYSO came to San Carlos in 1974, with just a few teams, under Emmett MacCorkle. In 1976, the San Carlos Region was chartered under the national organization by Dick Knickerbocker and was recognized to operate within the city boundaries of the City of San Carlos .
In 1991, for the first time, San Carlos had over 1,000 children in the program, and currently we have grown to approximately 1,600 kids! We are the beneficiaries of the effort, skill, know-how, good will and wonderful positive attitudes of many people over the years.
The Knickerbocker-Masters Cup Tournament is intended to celebrate those individuals. This annual tournament was named after Dick Knickerbocker who served as commissioner for seven years and Bob Masters who was on AYSO’s board for 8 years and was Regional Commissioner from 1986 to 1988.
Starting in 2008, a new Knickerbocker-Masters Cup tournament format was created for the U10 division. Each team now plays 4 shorter games in a round-robin group stage format with points awarded to each team rather than just a simple victory or defeat. The end result is a full day of fun for all U10 players and their families. This years U10 Knickerbocker-Masters Cup tournament will be held at Burton Park on October 13, 2012 (boys) and October 14, 2012 (girls). Please contact Rob Walker if you have any questions about the U10 Knickerbocker-Masters Cup tournament.
San Carlos AYSO City Championship Tournament
Details for the City Championship tournaments can be found on the 2012 Fall League Tournament page.