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AYSO Region 87 - San Juan Capistrano / Dana Point

Dogs not allowed at Region 87 Fields

AYSO Region 87 pays for an exclusive use permit giving us use and control our fields and the areas surrounding our fields.
Our use permit requires us to to comply with our AYSO national bylaws and Region 87's insurance policy guidelines.

All AYSO Region 87 participants agree and understand that NO DOG shall be permitted at any AYSO activity or event regardless of venue or location. This policy includes but is not limited to practices, games, picture day, opening ceremonies, team parties, tournaments, etc.

This Policy is consistent with those of neighboring Regions and is in keeping with the AYSO Insurance Policy, which does not cover dog bites or related injuries.

Properly registered service animals are generally exempt from this Policy. However, only service animals for players, referees, and coaches are allowed within 10 yards of the edge of the field between the goal lines, commonly referred to as the touchline.

Dog Policy for  Matches on Region 87 Fields

Prior to the start of a match, notify the match official (the Referee) of the presence of your service animal to ensure compliance with our use permits.

All dogs, including service animals for non-participants are restricted to areas outside of the fences surrounding our fields, and on (or beyond) the asphalt and concrete walkways adjacent to our fields.

The coach for each team (both Region 87 teams and teams visiting our region) is responsible for enforcing the No Dog policy. Our referees will stop any game with a dog on the touchline, and issue the coach a Caution, commonly referred to as a Yellow Card. The game will then be stopped until the dog is removed from the touchline of the game.

If the dog is not removed within 5 minutes, or if the animal is brought back to the area between the goal lines, the coach will receive a second Caution, resulting in an Ejection, commonly referred to as a Red Card. If no other badged coach is present, the game will be abandoned, and the offending team will be deemed to have forfeited the game.

Service animals are allowed under the following conditions:

ADA in public places: The Americans with Disabilities Act applies to employers, state and local governments and public places.

The law narrowly defines service animals as any dog that is trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a physical or mental disability. Emotional support animals do not qualify as service animals under the ADA, the California Unruh Civil Rights Act nor the Disabled Persons Act,”.

State and local governments, businesses and nonprofits generally must allow service dogs to accompany people with disabilities in any part of a facility open to the public, unless doing so interferes with legitimate safety requirements, or the dog is out of control.

If you are bringing a registered service animal to our fields, we require that you first inform our referee staff that is present at the game so that they can provide guidance on ensuring that the animal does not interfere with the game and remains in control.

Thank you for your understanding and support,

Disclaimer: AYSO is obligated to observe and respect existing regulations and laws regarding the presence of service animals at our fields. Service animals are defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as only dogs or miniature horses that have been trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability. Other animals, whether wild or domestic, do not qualify as service animals.

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San Juan Capistrano, California 92693

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Phone : 949-697-4767
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