Area 8D
Board Members

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Section Director: Carolyn Taylor

Area Director: Carla Olson

Asst. Area Director: Ken Smith

Area Treasurer: Eva Price

Area Child Volunteer Protection Advocate:
Nicola DeBrabander

Area Auditor: Josh Odom

Area Coach Administrator:
Brian Bowerman

Area Referee Administrator:
Jim Debrabander

Area Director of Referee Assessment: John Martin

Area Director of Referee Instruction:
Josh Odom

Area Coach Trainer: Vacant

Area Management Administrator:
Nicola Debrabander

Area VIP (Very Important Players)
Jenny Harp

Area Webmaster:

Jeanette Dyer

kids zone

Parent education program to ensure good sportsmanship on the sidelines as well as on the field.




2015 Annual AYSO AREA 8D SUPERCAMP: March 13, 14 & 15 in Parma MI
Coach, Referee and Management Courses. Must preregister by March 2.
See Calendar for details.

Current Area 8D Interplay guidelines here

>>>Please share this information developed by National AYSO office with your regions so they can get the message out to parents: SAFE HAVEN

Thanks for all you do for AYSO,
Jim DeBrabander, Section Referee Admin, AYSO 8D

AYSO's Six Philosophies Separate Us From the Pack:

Everyone Plays
Our program's goal is for kids to play soccer-so we mandate that every player on every team must play at least half of every game.

Balanced Teams
Each year we form new teams as evenly balanced as possible-because it is fair and more fun when teams of equal ability play.

Open Registration
Our program is open to all children between 4 and 19 years of age who want to register and play soccer. Interest and enthusiasm are the only criteria for playing.

Positive Coaching
Encouragement of player effort provides for greater enjoyment by the players and ultimately leads to better-skilled and better-motivated players.

Good Sportsmanship
We strive to create a positive environment based on mutual respect rather than a win-at-all-costs attitude, and our program is designed to instill good sportsmanship in every facet of AYSO.

Player Development
We believe that all players should be able to develop their soccer skills and knowledge to the best of their abilities, both individually and as members of a team, in order to maximize their enjoyment of the game.


Area 8D Regions & Commissioners
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Region 176 - Vince Smith

Eaton County: Charlotte, Eaton Rapids, Grand Ledge, Olivet, Portland, Potterville

Region 346 - Bryan Maynard
Western Jackson County: Parma, Spring Arbor

Region 500 - Pat Lawrie
Jackson, Jackson Northwest, Pleasant Lake, Rives Junction,

Region 610 - Scott Bray
Grass Lake, East Jackson, Michigan Center, Napoleon

Region 725 - Don Kachman Jr.
Battle Creek, Harper Creek, Ceresco

Region 742 - Mary Susan Campbell
Hillsdale County: Addison, Allen, Camden, Hanover, Hillsdale, Homer, Horton, Jerome, Jonesville, Litchfield, Montgomery, North Adams, Quincy, Reading, Somerset, Waldron

Region 862 - Russ Melton
Clinton County: Bath, Dewitt, Elsie, Eureka, Fowler, Laingsburg, Ovid, Saint Johns

Region 1097 - Josh Hill

Region 1289 - Cisco Ortiz
Branch County: Allen, Bronson, Coldwater, Quincy, Union City

Region 1625 - Jon Sausser




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