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PICTURE DAY INFORMATION (Saturday, September 26, 2015) posted 9/23/2015


To All U5 Families

Re:  Picture Day

Picture Day for the U5 Program is this Saturday, September 26.  Here are the key points to know/remember:

  • We will not have a formal practice and game session.  Fields will be set up for informal play prior to or after pictures.

  • 9:00am session will start their pictures at 9:30am.  Meet at the U5 tent and we will all go over to the picture area together.  Please be on-time or you may miss the group photos.

  • 11:00am session will start their pictures at 11:00am.  Meet at the U5 tent and we will all go over to the picture area together.  Please be on-time or you may miss the group photos.

  • Have your player bring their ball and be in full uniform.

  • Your AYSO fees cover the cost of a Memory Mate photo frame (holds team and individual picture – photos included) and a button with your player’s photo.  Additional items are available for extra cost.

  • Pre-fill your photo forms.  If you did not get one during last week’s session, there will be extra forms at the photo area on Saturday. Please be prepared to make payment (check or credit card)

  • Our ‘Team’ photos will consist of a group picture of each gender for each session (all girl players from 9:00am session will take one big picture, all boys will do the same, etc.).  Field Coordinators (Coaches) are expected to be in the picture as well.

  • Those whose week it is to bring snacks – please still bring them.  The kids enjoy them.

  • For Information  to fill in on the Photo Sheet (There will be a sample at the U5 tent)

    • Division = U5 (include time and gender)  i.e.  Girls U5 9:00am

    • Coach = Dan Bodemeijer

    • League = AYSO Region 68

  • Make up day for individual photos is October 3, 2015. 

We look forward to seeing you at the fields,

Dan Bodemeijer

Rick Legere

U5 Division Coordinators.



Opening Day - August 22, 2015 - West End of Pleasant Valley Fields (Dawson Offramp)

Welcome to the 2015 Fall U5 Jamboree Soccer Season

Please be assured that you have not missed out on any important information!!

As you may know – the Jamboree format entails players arriving each Saturday and forming different teams each week.  For this reason, you will not be contacted by a coach prior to the season beginning.  There are no separate practice times during the week.

This site, blast emails and information notes each week will be the means of communication with our U5 families.  If you do not have an email on file with our region – please make sure that you are visiting this site several times each week for updates.

Uniform Requirements – All players MUST HAVE:  shirt, shoes (cleats are preferred – no baseball cleats with a toe spike are permitted), shorts, socks and shin guards (players without shin guards CANNOT be allowed to play).  THE REGION WILL PROVIDE:  SHORTS, SHIRTS and SOCKS.  We will also provide all players with a size 3 ball.  You must provide the shoes and shin guards.

Opening Day:  Saturday, August 22, 2015 (season runs for ten weeks on Saturdays – no rain make-ups)

Jamboree Sessions – Due to the size of the U5 program, we will hold three sessions each Saturday (9am, 11am and 1pm).  We play for nine weeks and hold a Region-Hosted party the last week of the season.  Your player will be assigned to either group A, group B or group C.  The groups will play three consecutive weeks at each of the three time slots and then rotate.  Group assignments and schedules will be communicated in the next week or so.

Please review this entire message and watch for our next posting this weekend prior to sending any other emails with questions.  You will also have the opportunity to talk with me directly at the uniform pick-ups.

I am really looking forward to an awesome season with all the kids!!

For the Beautiful Game

Dan Bodemeijer
U5 Division Coordinator

U5 Jamboree Information

U5 News                                                                                    July 31, 2015

Well, the season is almost upon us.  We begin play on Saturday, August 22, 2015. This is our first communication to the U5 division for the upcoming season.  It is very important that you read these emails and watch the U5 section on the region 68 website ( Below are key information items.  Please read carefully – there is a lot of  information!!

What is U5 Jamboree? – The Jamboree format is a way to help kids get introduced to soccer and the basic elements of play.  Each Saturday (there are NO practices during the week), the players will come together as a group for an hour.  They will go to a field where a Field Coordinator (Coach) will be waiting and will get 30 minutes of soccer instruction and practice (a parent/sibling/responsible adult must accompany each player on the field during this time to assist with the teaching).  By having each player work directly with their parent/adult it enables them to feel more confident and get more touches on the ball – thereby increasing their learning rate.  After 30 minutes of practice, the parents will leave the field  and watch as the little ones play a 3vs3 small-sided game.  The Field Coordinator serves as the Coach and the Referee. 

Field Coordinators – Those of you who put down a willingness to coach or referee will be contacted next week to serve as Field Coordinators or you can sign up at the uniform pick-ups.  As a Field Coordinator (FC), you will be trained on how to coach. Each week, a curriculum will be provided so that all players are learning the same thing each week.  If you are concerned about never having coached before – be assured that we will give you all the tools to do a great job.  In addition to the curriculum, there will be master coaches at the sessions to assist you with the training.  THIS IS A GREAT, LOW-PRESSURE WAY TO FIND OUT IF COACHING IS FOR YOU MOVING FORWARD

Uniform Pick-Up – Uniform pick-ups will be at the Region 68 Headquarters, 1161 Calle Suerte, Ste. F, Camarillo, CA.  They will be held Thursday, August 13 at 7:00pm or Tuesday, August 18 at 7:00pm.  Please plan on attending one of these.

If you are unable to make a uniform pick-up, please plan on arriving at the fields 15 minutes prior to your first session.  You will be given your uniform and will have time to change.

Please come with your player.  They will receive a ball, jersey (shirt), shorts and socks.  You are responsible for providing shoes and shin guards.  You can find these at any sporting goods store this time of year.  If you are purchasing cleats, be sure to buy soccer cleats (baseball cleats are not permitted since they have a cleat on the toe and that is very dangerous in soccer).  If you are not sure – ask the sales help at the store.


Session Times – Players will be divided into two sessions (A or B).  The session times are from:

·       9:00am-10:00am (Session A)

·       11:00am – noon (Session B)

You will have the opportunity to sign up for the session that you would like during the Uniform Pick-Ups.  Session selection will be on a first-come/first-served basis.  Once you are assigned to a session, your child will play during that time every week of the season.


Finally – The U5 page on the region 68 website ( is the single best source for your U5 information.  (You can find it under the ‘Players’ tab on the website).  Please check it frequently (weekly) throughout the season. There will be additional information about snack schedules, team parents, picture days, etc. coming in the near future.

I look forward to seeing you at the fields.

Dan Bodemeijer

U5 Division Coordinator

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