We have been playing soccer with AYSO Region 88 for a few years now. If you count up all the kids and separate seasons I think it numbers about a dozen seasons. Our first time at sign ups was a nightmare. But I think it was mostly because I was unprepared. I mean, who knew you would need a birth certificate for a 4 year old to play soccer. Well I know now. This year I was ready. I was organized. I pre-registered in February and I showed up at 9 am at Rosemont Junior High to sign up all three kids for soccer. I had forms, a checkbook and a birth certificate (you only need one the first year they play).
I was pleasantly surprised to see the Girls U19 soccer team set up on the grass outside of Rosemont with not only a bake sale, but soccer balls and small goals. They encouraged me to leave the children outside with them while I went in *alone* to sign up. Um, Yes Please!
I stood in a very short line, quietly, with no one tugging on me or fighting. I quickly signed up the three children, wrote my check and left, all within 10 minutes. The children were sad to leave their little soccer clinic so I plied them with cookies. It was the easiest sign up I have ever done.
If you still haven't signed up for soccer go to Rosemont Junior High this Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm. Be sure to go to AYSO88.org before and print all the necessary forms. Hopefully the U19 girls will be there with cookies and soccer balls.