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AYSO Region 37: Corona/Norco


All Region 37 Teams will be known as Corona Lightning starting Spring 2024!!!!

Player and Volunteer Registration


Total Registration and Uniform cost is approximately $250.
Registration fee $125 due November 12th.
Uniforms ordered by each parent, the link will be emailed.  Place the order as soon as possible to ensure delivery before first game or tournament.
Only players who have been chosen by a spring select coach should complete registration for select.  No tryouts are held for the team, do not sign up and pay in anticipation of being asked to attend a tryout.


All teams need official assistant coach, minimum 3 referees, team manager and snack bar volunteers

All team volunteers need to register and have all certifications completed.
-Register as a volunteer and complete background check
-Coach certification at the division one is coaching-both head coach and assistant coach
-Referee certification
-Safe Haven
-Concussion Awareness
-Sudden Cardiac Arrest
-Safe Sport (18 and older)
-Fingerprinting/Live Scan (18 and older).  Livescan must be completed for AYSO even if completed for another organization.
*Snack Bar Volunteers-Need only background check, Online Treasurer Course and Online Food Handler Certificate

Email [email protected] with questions


DECEMBER 4th-Practices may begin
JANUARY 5-7TH-Arcadia Roadshow-Coach and Referee Classes/Certifications
MARCH-Start of the Select Season


Spring Select Forms:

Team Account Reimbursement

Tournament Check Request

Volunteer Reimbursement

Spring Select 2023 Schedule:

The 2023 Schedule is subject to change.  Please refer back to the schedule

Area R Website

Area N Website

Area R Spring Select Guidelines

2023 Spring Select Schedule

2023 Spring Select Guidelines

Report Match Scores-2023

2022 Field Locations


12U-19U Send Off & Caution Report

12U-19U Player Misconduct Report


AYSO TOURNAMENTS PAGE-List of tournaments, several added as the season progresses, keep checking the link!

Teams need to first get permission from our Regional Commissioner before entering into a tournament.

Tournament Check Request Instructions-  CHECK REQUEST FORM On the form you will complete the tournament name, region hosting and the total cost of the tournament.  Most tournaments will have an application that needs to be signed by the commissioner. You will need to turn this into the AYSO office as it will need:  

1) RC approval- Complete the form. TOURNAMENT REQUEST FORM
2) Ref Admin approval as you should be bringing a ref crew to secure your ref deposit. [email protected]
3) Signed application and/or roster by RC-Coach is responsible for being in compliance of player eligibility for the tournament. [email protected]
4) Sufficient funds in your team account to cover the cost of the tournament prior to requesting a check
Check is normally mailed by our region treasurer to host region.  Email [email protected] if you would rather mail the check off with your forms.

If you are going to add another player to your team for a tournament you must have them added to a roster.  If you are using a "guest player" from Region 37, your game may not take precedence over their core game.  Player must meet age division requirements for your team.  Contact [email protected] to add another player and receive a new a signed roster.


This is an AYSO travel team for players in the 10U-19U divisions that play in games and tournaments all across Southern California. It is a great way for the players to improve their skills as soccer players in a fun and competitive environment. The purpose of this team is to allow those players who have demonstrated skilled soccer ability and who have displayed an attitude for fair play, enthusiasm and cooperative team spirit to participate on a team of players who have similar qualifications.  Practices will begin in December and the season will end in June/July.  Tryouts are not held for spring select, the select coach is able to choose the players for their team.       

Participation on this team requires an increased commitment from both parents and players, including attendance at all practices and games as well as a sense of responsibility toward coaches and other team members.  This team will compete in league play with neighboring AYSO regions as well as in tournaments.  These tournaments might include travel on Friday, Saturday and Sundays. The team is financially self-supporting,  fund-raising will be required for each player and parents are expected to participate.  

All coaches will be given the opportunity to submit an application to coach in the Select Travel Program. Coach candidates must meet or exceed the training requirements as stated in Appendix B of the coach program and have coached in the most current fall season, ideally in the division requesting.



STEP #1 
Submission Deadline: September 30, 2023

Interviews will be held in October for those coaches who submitted the application and who meet the minimum requirements.

Current Fall 2023 Head Coaches in 10U-19U are eligible to fill out this form for a 2024 Spring Select team. Submitting an application does not guarantee that you will be asked for an interview or be chosen as a Spring Select Coach. The Board Select committee reviews all applications and the Regional Commissioner approves final decision. The RC, Select Coordinator, and Executive Board reserve the right to approve or deny coaches.  

Important - Please do not begin training players or confirming a spot with any player's parents until you have been selected/approved.

Questions about the application process? Email [email protected]


To be eligible to participate in the Select program a player must be registered in the 10U-19U divisions during the fall season and must have played no less than 50% of regular season games. Special consideration will be made for players who were injured, had illnesses, or game cancellation due to rain/weather.  Players are only allowed to play in the select age division that they played in for the fall season.

All interested 10U-19U head coaches who meet the following prerequisites are eligible apply:
-Be a current registered AYSO volunteer.
-Be certified to coach in the division they will be coaching. Exception-10U division, the coach must be 12U certified
Have current AYSO Safe Haven, CDC concussion training, Cardiac Arrest, Safe Sport certification, Live Scan
-Have at least 1 year of coaching experience

Be in good standing with Region 37 with no previous disciplinary issues.
Be able to provide and maintain a minimum of 3 referees for the season.
Be able to follow the Spring Select guidelines and AYSO Philosophies.

A high level of commitment is expected from the coaches, players, and the parents.  Other obligations must be disclosed,  some players are involved in other sports and activities, most Select coaches require that training sessions and games take AT LEAST equal precedence with other activities. Parents will be required to volunteer at the Region 37 hosted tournament in January.  A minimum of 3 certified referees are required per team-NO EXCEPTIONS. 

The Spring Select regular season usually runs from early March through June. The season is typically comprised of 10 games, half of which are at home and the rest of the games are away in surrounding AYSO Regions in the Inland Empire.  Games can be on weeknights or Saturdays. At the end of the select season the top teams will participate in playoffs.
Spring Select teams will also compete in AYSO Soccer tournaments. Typically teams participate in 3-6 tournaments, the number of tournaments entered depends on team funds and player availability.  Each team is self-funded, teams will need to find sponsors, fundraise or collect money to pay for tournaments. For a list of tournaments go to  AYSO TOURNAMENTS PAGE


Select Season FAQs

Q: What is AYSO Select?
A: The AYSO Select program is an opportunity for interested players to improve their skills in a more competitive environment following the Fall season. It is open only to players who registered and participated in at least 50 percent of the Fall Season in the 10U-19U divisions.  Select teams will compete against other AYSO regions during the spring season.

Q: How are players selected?
A: Coaches that have been selected for the division will scout the players.  Coaches are not allowed to hold tryouts for their team or allowed to practice with the players until they are rostered to their team. The coaches then meet and “draft” players for their division to develop teams. Remember that each coach is looking for different things, and it is a very subjective process. Factors that often play a part in selection includes skill, sportsmanship, team participation, speed, effort, an understanding of the game, attendance and participation in fall training, positional needs of the team and team chemistry. Availability for training sessions and a family volunteer commitment also play a role. While it is true that not all players are able to be placed on teams, Corona/Norco AYSO supports developing as many teams as possible based on the number of available coaches and the total number of registrations. To be eligible to participate in the Select program a player must be registered, and must have participated, in the prior Fall Season no less than 50% of regular season matches.   Rained-out games are included as games played, and players must meet regional playing time guidelines (currently three-quarters of each fall game). Players must participate in the same division in Select as they participated in during the prior Fall Season. 

Q: How many teams are formed?
A:  The Select Committee weighs many different things in determining team numbers, including maximizing the numbers of players involved while keeping the experience focused on skill development in a more competitive environment. The number of teams also depends on the number of qualified volunteer coaches available.

Q: How are coaches selected?
A: All interested coaches who have coached in the Fall must fill out an online application PRIOR TO THE DEADLINE detailing their experience and acknowledgement of the commitments if selected. All Fall 10U coaches must have completed the 12U coaching class in order to be considered to coach in the Select Season. All head coaches and  assistant coaches must have the completed the appropriate coaching class level to their age group, AYSO's Safe Haven training, CDC concussion training, Sudden Cardiac Arrest and Safe Sport.  No exceptions will be made to this rule. Coaches should have completed the appropriate coach training at the time of application.  Other aspects are looked at as well-referee certification, volunteerism, previous success as a select coach.  The Select Committee reviews the applications and interviews those candidates who meet the minimum requirements.  Final decision for head coach positions are approved by Regional Commissioner.

Q: If my child is chosen to play in Select, what should I expect?
A: First and foremost, you should expect the Six Philosophies of AYSO (Everyone Plays, Balanced Teams, Open Registration, Positive Coaching, Good Sportsmanship and Player Development) to be followed at all times. All players will play a minimum of 50% of all games. You should also expect more distant away games, as typically Corona teams will play other Select teams from nearby Regions.

Q: Will Select soccer consume my family’s life?
A: The Select season lasts 7-8 months – it is a long commitment. However, the weekly time commitment is similar to the fall season. There will be two trainings a week and games either during the week or on a Saturday.  for the regular season (February – May). Trainings begin in December and games start in January. From January through June/July, the teams will play in tournaments. These are generally a weekend commitment. Most teams play 4-6 tournaments spread out from January through late June.  Generally, 1-3 tournaments may include hotel stays – these are really FUN! It should be noted that parents are required to actively participate and help with various volunteer activities to make the Select season a success. 

Q: If my child plays for Select, what is his/her and our family’s commitment?

A: A high level of commitment is expected from coaches, players, and the parents during the Select season. If a player or coach applies for Select, it is expected that they will commit to the program for the duration of the season (through June) if chosen. Other obligations (e.g., other sports, jobs, after-school activities) MUST be told to the coach. While some players are involved in other sports, for the good of the team, most Select coaches require that training sessions and games take AT LEAST equal precedence with other sports. In addition to the players commitment, parents are required to actively participate in the season, including helping with needed volunteer activities (e.g., refereeing, set up/take down of fields, team logistics) and running both the Select Tournament as well as the Pony Express tournament. If parental assistance does not occur in the latter obligations, the team may not be allowed to play in the Corona-led tournaments.

Q:  How much travel is involved to participate in Select?
There are usually about 10 regular season  games. Half of the games are home games in Corona and the others are in other Inland Empire regions such as Moreno Valley, Murrieta, Indio, Redlands, Beaumont, Jurupa, etc. The furthest away games are about an hour’s drive. Tournament travel is similar but can be farther, popular AYSO tournaments might be in San Diego, Ventura County and Arizona.

Q: What will the Select season cost?
A: Total uniform and registration cost will be higher than the regular fall and spring season. Registration costs includes Regional costs, training, and Pony Express Regional Tournament fees.  Uniforms are not included with the price and will be purchased separately.  Team fees (which include other tournament registration fees, field rental fees, and other miscellaneous costs) can vary depending on the number of tournaments a team decides to play, etc, and can reach the low hundreds of dollars.  Participation in tournaments may also incur lodging, transportation, and food costs, which are the responsibility of each family.  However, teams will always work to find ways to make this as affordable as possible for everyone. These costs are also spread out over a seven month period.

Q: Is Select soccer very different from Fall soccer?

A: As in Fall soccer, the AYSO philosophies (Everyone Plays, Balanced Teams, Open Registration, Positive Coaching, Good Sportsmanship and Player Development) still apply and Select is played for fun. Most Select players simply want to play a longer season with other players who love to play. The main traits of Select players is that they like to play soccer, like to hang out with friends playing soccer, and have energy and enthusiasm for the game. Players will develop faster and more because they play for an extra six months.

Q:What if my child has not played Select before or was not selected previously?
 This in no way excludes your child from playing this year.  Also, please understand that if your child played on a select or Extra team in a previous season this does not guarantee a spot for the upcoming select season.  Coaches are at liberty to choose who they see fit for their team.

Q: Whom should I contact if I have any other questions?
A: For other questions or concerns, please email the Select Coordinator, at [email protected].  



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