Around this time last year, I saw a notice at the park about soccer enrollment, and thought to myself that it was too bad Alex was too young to play, but that at least he’d be able to play next year. So earlier this week, I looked up our region on the AYSO web site, only to discover that “early registration” had ended on December 6, and that there would be only one day for “late registration.” Keep in mind that the season apparently starts in August!
I’m sure it comes as no surprise that I like being the organized mom who’s on top of things, and I’m usually months early when it comes to preparing for things like this. So I was shocked that I’d missed the deadline by over a month! I even checked the region that’s to our west, a little farther away, and it had the exact same “early registration” deadline.
We’ll definitely make the “late registration” deadline, which is later this month. And I’m looking forward to becoming a “soccer mom” for the first time. (Ha! I hear “soccer” at this age is a swarm of kids surrounding the ball and moving up and down the field as a single mob.)
I have a question, though: Is this typical? Or is this one of those weird Los Angeles things?