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AYSO Carson City Region 140

Playground - Ages 3 & 4

AYSO Playground
The only soccer program in Carson City starting at age three!

AYSO Playground is the only soccer program for Carson City’s youngest players starting at age three! AYSO Playground is designed to work in collaboration with parents to develop the child's fundamental motor skills using soccer as a common thread. AYSO Playground is NOT a coaching program!

AYSO Playground consists of six sessions for three-year-olds and eight sessions for four-year-olds at Pete Livermore Sports Complex (Edmonds Field) and Carson Middle School on Saturday mornings in the spring and fall (separate registration required for each season). Each session is different and designed to build on the previous lessons. Sessions include multiple games and activities designed to work on a fundamental motor skill or technical skill. i.e., balancing or dribbling, etc. Parents are provided a copy of the Playground Curriculum at the mandatory parent’s meeting (see below for dates and locations).

Groups are formed on a weekly basis depending on how many players attend a given session. Typically, there are four groups split by age and gender. Older kids experience slightly more advanced activities.

A Message from the Playground Coordinator

Hello Parents of 5U Players!

My name is Stephen Rehm and I've been working with AYSO Carson City's Playground and Schoolyard Program only for a couple years now, and over that time I've learned so much and continue to strive for improvements wherever I can find them. I've had a blast working with you all to help provide our little kickers with a fun, positive, and impactful experience based around the sport of soccer.

With a 5 year old and 3 year old and a little 4 month old, I understand the time and energy commitment it takes to be there each session for our little ones. That's why I encourage as many parents as I can to participate as activity leaders for our sessions! It helps "spread the fun" so none of us feel like we've bitten off more than we can chew :) if you're interested in giving a helping hand, feel free to message me! (email below)

I look forward to working with all of your kiddos this season.

Stephen Rehm
5U (Playground) Coordinator
Carson City AYSO Region 140
[email protected]

Playground Parent Expectations

AYSO is an all-volunteer organization. We can’t do this without you! Parents, guardians, grandparents and other family members are integral to the success of AYSO Playground sessions. Parent with child provides the best possible introduction to soccer for our youngest participants. Each player will have a parent (or other adult) working with them on the field to help guide them within each activity.

Sessions are led by our Playground Coordinator who introduces and explains each game or activity. The Playground Coordinator needs help from the following volunteers:

Activity Leaders: We need at least four Parents (or other adults), but ideally twelve, to help run the session for each group (one to three activity leaders per group). Activity Leaders and the Playground Coordinator will bring the parents and players back together as a group after each module to recap the lesson and introduce them to the next activity.

Snack Coordinator: The Snack Coordinator organizes weekly snacks for the kids for after their sessions. You’d be amazed at how important the snacks are to the little kids! Ideally, 3 or 4 parents will volunteer each week to provide snacks (one parent per group).

Party Coordinator: The Party Coordinator organizes the end of season party. These parents collect money for the party and trophy/medal. (Approximately $10.00 to $20.00 per player.) Parents can decide if they want to plan a combined party for girls and boys or plan separate parties.

Spring 2020 Playground Mandatory Parent’s Meeting

Each season we hold a mandatory parent’s meeting for parents of Playground players. At this meeting we will:
  • Talk about AYSO’s six philosophies and why they are important to your player;
  • Discuss the general schedule for each session and how we plan to develop your player;
  • Discuss parent expectations since parental involvement at this age is vital to the future success of your player;
  • Discussplayer equipment requirements;
  • Provide you with the curriculum for the season; and
  • Provide a uniform and ball for each player.
These meetings will be at Adam’s Hub at 111 W. Proctor St., Carson City, NV 89703 on:
  • Mandatory Parent’s Meeting: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 5:30 PM
  • Make-up Meeting: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 5:30 PM
  • Activity Leader Meeting: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 6:00 PM

Playground Required Player Equipment

As a part of the registration fee, AYSO provides each player:
  • An AYSO uniform, which includes a jersey, shorts and socks; and
  • A size 3 soccer ball.
Uniforms and balls will be distributed at the mandatory parent’s meeting (click here for dates and locations). Players should bring their soccer ball to every session.

You must provide for every practice and game:
  • Shin guards;
  • Closed-toed running shoes, sneakers or cleats; and
  • Water or other hydration.
Cleats are optional, but players must wear closed-toed shoes. EACH PLAYER MUST WEAR SHIN GUARDS AND CLOSED-TOED SHOES TO EACH SESSION. PLAYERS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PLAY IF THEY ARE NOT WEARING SHIN GUARDS AND CLOSED-TOED SHOES. Shin guards are worn UNDER the player’s soccer socks next to the skin. The socks must completely cover the shin guard.

The following are not allowed at any practice or game:
  • Splints or casts (hard or soft) of any kind; and
  • Earrings or other jewelry while playing - with or without tape or band-aids.
We recommend you refrain from piercing ears until the end of the season.

Spring 2020 Playground Sessions

City Carson City AYSO Region 140 Playground sessions are generally held at Pete Livermore Sports Complex (Edmonds Field) or Carson Middle School (CMS) on Saturday mornings:

  • Saturday, April 18, 9:30 AM (CMS)
  • Saturday, April 25, 9:30 AM (CMS)
  • Saturday, May 2, 9:30 AM (Edmonds)
  • Saturday, May 9, 9:30 AM (Edmonds)
  • Saturday, May 16, 9:30 AM (CMS)
  • Saturday, May 30, 9:30 AM (Edmonds)
There will be two additional sessions for the Schoolyard (4-year-old) Age Group Only on the next two consecutive Saturdays:

  • Saturday, June 6, 9:30 AM (CMS)
  • Saturday, June 13, 9:30 AM (CMS)

Playground General Session Schedule

The total duration of each session is approximately 1 hour 15 minutes.
  • 15 minutes - Session explanation by the Playground Coordinator/Activity Leader for all helpers.
  • 10 minutes - Group formation (Playground Coordinator/Activity Leader).
  • 20 minutes - Activities I and II (locomotor and non-locomoter).
  • 10 minutes - Activity III organizing and set up & water break.
  • 20 minutes - Activity III (object control).


This program is open to any player that meets the applicable age requirements. Generally, registration is open beginning in November for spring season and beginning in May for fall season. Registration closes after the first two sessions for Playground and as divisions fill up, but no later than the first game for Core programs.

Please go to our registration webpage for more details.

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Carson City, Nevada 89702

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