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AYSO Region 92: El Segundo

5U Programs

5U Jamboree

The AYSO 5U Jamboree is held each Saturday morning throughout the Fall season, beginning Sept 7 and ending with a round robin tournament and potluck picnic on Nov 9.  The AYSO Jamboree format is small-sided soccer.  This means that "teams" are no more than 6-7 players and they play games of 3v3 or 4v4.  This is to give each player a lot of time on the ball and higher chances of scoring.  It also reduces the number of interactions the developing brain has to process.   Our program is based on cutting-edge research and is developmentally appropriate for this age group.  The sessions will be managed by rotating parent "coach trainees".  What this means is you will attend and experience each session with your child and you will rotate having a turn as "coach trainee."  We will also have several "Master Coaches" who will introduce the games or activities and then work with the parent "coach trainees" to help them lead each session.  You will be given plenty of notice for your "turn" to coach and the "Master Coaches" will guide you every step of the way.  Don't worry if you have never played soccer and think you know nothing about it: We will teach you everything you need to know to create a positive soccer community around your child.
The sessions will include games, activities, and a scrimmage.  All of the games and activities are designed to build the basic, fundamental soccer skills.  Our developmental objective is to make learning soccer FUN.  But don't be surprised if your son or daughter doesn't demonstrate perfect skills right away.  Early proficiency does not guarantee future soccer success and vice-versa.  It is most important to keep kids having fun so they come back to the game next season.  Some players will catch on right away and some won't "click" until they are teenagers and we need to give them the space for them to develop at their own unique pace.  It is VERY common at this age for kids to be very excited to start soccer, only to burst into tears and sit on the sidelines the first time they are engaged in a scrimmage.  Do not write off their soccer career!  Be patient, don't push, and make sure you reward the effort.
The two goals of the program are to allow the players to enjoy the activities and to let the game be the teacher.  Soccer is not a game of memorized plays and should not be taught by a coach screaming from the sidelines.  Soccer is about quick-witted decision-making and we want to develop this from a young age.  That means players are going to make mistakes, and we encourage them to do so because mistakes are how players learn.
What to Bring:
Each player in the Jamboree division will receive an official AYSO uniform and a soccer ball.  Please wear the uniform and bring your ball every week.  Also, bring water as it gets hot and we need to teach proper hydration early.  Soccer cleats are not mandatory but are recommended.  However, shin guards are absolutely mandatory for all AYSO programs.  (You will soon learn why they are especially important in 5U!) 
When and Where:
The Jamboree is held at Brett field in El Segundo's Rec Park.  The boys session begins at 9:00 AM and the girls begin at 10:00 AM.
We will be having a parent meeting where we will hand out uniforms and balls on Monday, Aug 26 at 6:30pm-8pm at the Rec Park Clubhouse in El Segundo, CA.  This is a good time to answer any questions you may have about the program.  Please plan to attend.  If you cannot, we will also hand out uniforms on the first day of the program, Sept 7th.
Also, please note that Picture Day will be Saturday, Sept 28.  More information will follow, but it is usually held during our regular session times at 9am (boys) and 10am (girls) at Library Park in El Segundo.  Here is the photo order form and the photo product price sheet
Special Note about Teams:
We will assign your player to a "team" for the season and he/she will receive a matching uniform for their team.  That said, if another team is missing players in a given week, we will use pinnies to balance out the numbers for games.  The "teams" are merely so you work with the same players/parents every week and keeps the children from becoming overwhelmed.  The teams are assigned based on birthday and siblings/cousins.  They are not assigned based on friendships.  Please do not worry - your child will make new friends through this program.  Do not send requests to be on teams with existing friends as they will not be honored.  Thanks!
If you have any questions, please contact the Jamboree Program Coordinator.

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