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Region 870 Team Orientation for all new and returning players 2023-2024

It is recommended that at least one parent or guardian attend the orientation, along with all players. Players will be meeting their coach, teammates, and will help choose a team name during orientation (uniforms may also be distributed if available). Coaches will receive their practice equipment. Volunteer opportunities will be available for parents. Please arrive approximately 15 minutes early in order to find your team assignment.


Orientation is outside on the soccer fields this year. The process should take an hour or less. Please bring your own water, sunscreen, chairs, or other items as needed.

Central Linn, Lebanon and Sweet Home Teams:
 Date Time Division Location
 8/14 Monday6:00 - 7:00pm10U Boys and Girls
12U Boys and Girls 
Denver Fields at Cheadle Lake
 8/14 Monday7:30 - 8:30pm 14U/15U/19U
Boys and Girls
Denver Fields at Cheadle Lake 
 8/15 Tuesday6:00 - 7:00pm 05U/06U Boys and Girls Denver Fields at Cheadle Lake 
 8/15 Tuesday7:30 - 8:30pm 07U/08U Boys and Girls Denver Fields at Cheadle Lake 

Albany Teams:
 Date Time Division Location
 8/16 Wednesday6:00 - 7:00pm10U Boys and Girls
12U Boys and Girls
Timber Linn Park
 8/16 Wednesday7:30 - 8:30pm 14U/15U/19U
Boys and Girls
Timber Linn Park
 8/17 Thursday6:00 - 7:00pm 05U/06U Boys and Girls  Timber Linn Park
 8/17 Thursday7:30 - 8:30pm 07U/08U Boys and Girls  Timber Linn Park

What Age Division?

If you're not sure which orientation to attend, click on "My Account" and look up your registered player information.  It will list the division your child is registered in.

You can also refer to the chart below, or visit our Age Determination Guide

Age Divisions

The "U" in the division
name means under.

AYSO DivisionsBirth Year
05U*4 Yrs of Age

*05U is governed by the age of the participant on the first day of activity.
Player must be 4 years old by 9/1/2023 to register.
**Players born in 2009 but attending high school will be placed in the high school 19U program.

Top Questions

Q: Who should attend?
At least one parent or guardian and all players. Players are highly encouraged to attend in order to meet their coach, other players, and to help chose a team name.

Q: When should I arrive?
Please arrive early so that we can start on time. Board members will be on hand at least 20 minutes prior to the meeting to give out team assignments.

Q: I can't attend. What should I do?
If you do not attend the Orientation meeting, your team's Team Parent will contact you before the start of the season with the practice schedule and other information.  Please try to attend though as there is important information provided during Orientation!

Q: How do I know which meeting to attend?
Unless you have made other arrangements with the Commissioner, your child's division is determined by his or her birth date.

Q: I have multiple children who are playing. Do I need to attend each meeting?
Yes. Each team will have different coaches, practices, etc.

Q: What zone am I in?
AYSO Region 870 is divided into two Zones: Albany and Lebanon (includes Halsey, Brownsville and Sweet Home). Unless you specifically requested otherwise at registration, your children are placed in the Zone matching your home address. The Albany Zone covers the communities of Albany, Crabtree, Jefferson, Millersburg, Salem, Shedd, Tangent, and Turner. The Lebanon Zone covers the communities of Brownsville, Halsey, Lacomb, Lebanon, Scio, and Sweet Home. NOTE: All 19U is a coed division.

Q: Can I register my child at Orientation?
No.  All registrations must be done online.  Teams are already formed by Orientations and no changes to the rosters will be made at Orientation.

Q: Can my child be moved to a different team at Orientation?
No.  Teams are already formed and uniforms have already been ordered.  Unless there has been an error on your player registration, no changes will be made to the rosters at Orientation.

Q: Can I submit my volunteer application at the Team Orientation Meeting?
No. All volunteer applications must be submitted online only.

Contact Us

AYSO Region 870

PO Box 1923 
Albany, Oregon 97321

Email Us: [email protected]