UCSB Soccer Hosts Tenth Annual AYSO Skills Day on Aug. 18

UCSB men's soccer is set to host its Tenth Annual AYSO Skills Day on Sunday, Aug. 18 from 2:30-5:30 p.m. at Harder Stadium.
UCSB men's soccer is set to host its Tenth Annual AYSO Skills Day on Sunday, Aug. 18 from 2:30-5:30 p.m. at Harder Stadium.

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The UC Santa Barbara men's soccer team has announced that it will once again hold its American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) Skills Day on Sunday, Aug. 18 from 2:30-5:30 p.m. at Harder Stadium.

The annual event, now in its tenth year, headlines the program's partnership with AYSO and continues the Gauchos' strong tradition of community involvement.

The AYSO Skills Day is free to all AYSO-affiliated players, coaches, and parents, and will feature skills clinics with UCSB players and coaching clinics with UCSB coaches. Participating teams will be able to learn new skills and tricks, have fun with the Gauchos, and receive promotional items and autographs.

No registration is required at this year's event, which will take place at Harder Stadium. The event is taking place the day after UCSB's season-opening exhibition contest against Westmont.

The event has consistently drawn over 1,500 attendees in its existence.

Other community events involving the Gauchos include AYSO Banner Night, the ball boy program, and the guest coaching program.

The AYSO Banner Night is scheduled for the Oct. 19 match against UC Irvine, where prizes will be awarded to banner winners.

To sign up your team to be ball boys for a UCSB home game, click here. Please note that ball boys must be 10 years of age to participate. To register your team for a halftime game at Harder Stadium, click here.

Season tickets for the 2019 UCSB men's soccer season, with a parking pass included, are now available. Click here for more information or call the UCSB Athletics Ticket Office at 805-893-UCSB.

UCSB's 2019 campaign begins on Saturday, Aug. 17 with its annual exhibition against Westmont. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. following the conclusion of the women's exhibition versus the same opponent, which begins at 5:00 p.m.

Earlier in the day, the annual "Meet the Team" event will take place from 1-3 p.m. For more information please contact Laura Lum by emailing laura.lum@athletics.ucsb.edu.