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The registration process is starting for new and returning soccer players in AYSO region 109, serving Menlo Park and Atherton. All players born between August 1, 1996 and January 31, 2011 are welcome to join the 2015 season, which starts in September and runs through the fall.

AYSO (American Youth Soccer Organization) does not require tryouts, anyone can register, and all players participate. Last year, almost 1700 children and teenagers played on Region 109 teams.

The registration process begins May 1 online. Parents of returning players can update their children’s records and pay online at www.menlopark.org. There is no need to come to walk-in registration.

Parents of players who are new to AYSO or the region need to:
1. Preregister their children online at www.mpsoccer.org
2. Print, sign and bring the registration forms to walk-in registration.
3. Come to walk-in registration on May 2 or May 9, any time between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm at Hillview Middle School
4. Pay fees of $150 ($100 for kinderleague players born between August 1, 2009 and January 31, 2011).
5. Bring proof of age, such as a passport or birth certificate.

After May 9, 2015, players will be waitlisted and pay a fee of $200 ($150 kinderleaguers), if placed on a team.

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10th annual Big Bear 5K run scheduled for May 3 – save on early registration by April 26

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The Menlo-Atherton High School Athletic Boosters is holding its 10th annual Big Bear 5K run on May 3 at 9:00 am. The fundraising event usually attracts about 1,000 runners. The course starts at M-A and loops around the Lindenwood neighborhood in Atherton and back to the high school. Registration is available online. Through April 26th, the cost […]

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Calling all Add Janes Swim School alums – a reunion is being planned

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A group of swimmers who hung out at Add Janes Swim School, which was located on Willow Road in Menlo Park, are organizing a reunion for anyone who swam there, whether it was for lessons, on the swim team, or recreationally. We stopped by the Dutch Goose a couple weeks back to talk to the organizers […]

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Former M-A swimmers/water polo players square off against each other as college team coaches

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John Tanner (known as JT), coach of the Stanford women’s water polo team, got into the water first at the Circus Club and then at Ladera Oaks around the same time he started grade school. He’s more or less never gotten out. Jamey Wright, three years ahead of JT at Menlo-Atherton High School and now coach […]

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Menlo Mavens get fit and build camaraderie playing water polo

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Rain or shine, twice a week, women ages 19-61 dive into Burgess Pool to play water polo. The Menlo Mavens is a Masters women’s water polo team that includes players with a wide range of experience and ability levels, from first-time athletes to veteran players. Practices are fun, diverse, inclusive, and supportive. In addition to skill-building […]

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Menlo Park-based USGS installs earthquake sensors at San Jose Earthquakes offices

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Where better to install a new earthquake sensor than in the new home of the San Jose Earthquakes Major League Soccer team? Geophysicists from the Menlo Park-based U.S. Geological Survey installed a seismograph in the offices of the San Jose Earthquakes at their new Avaya Stadium last week, in advance of the home opener today (3/22/15). The goal […]

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Seniors on the M-A Girls’ Basketball team reflect on the terrific season just ended

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By making it to the CCS Championship game, the Menlo-Atherton Bears Girls’ basketball team was one of 32 teams selected for the State Championship Tournament. M-A drew the 11th seed in the Northern Division and traveled to 6th seed, James Logan, last week, ending their great season with a loss, 51-48. The team bids farewell to […]

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Menlo-Atherton Little League kicks off season with opening day festivities

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The Menlo-Atheton Little League held it’s opening day festivities at Burgess Park this morning and InMenlo contributing photographer (and Little League parent) Laura Hamilton was on hand to capture some of the action, particularly those kids who are participating in the coach/pitch division. In all, there are 500 players, 42 teams, 54 coaches, 32 junior umpires […]

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M-A Girls Basketball team faces North Salinas in championship game tonight

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Update: M-A lost to North Salinas 53-60. The team automatically qualifies for the NorCal tournament; the first game will be Wednesday, time and location TBD. The #2 seed Menlo-Atherton Varsity Girls Basketball team is playing #1 seed North Salinas for the CCS Division I Championship tonight (Saturday, March 7) at 6:00 pm at Santa Clara University. A victory […]

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M-A Bears play for Girls Varsity Basketball PAL championship title tonight

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Editor’s note: The M-A girls won tonight 54-42. For the first time since 2008, the Menlo-Atherton Varsity Girls basketball team will be playing tonight for the Peninsula Athletic League (PAL) championship title. Game time is scheduled for 6:00 pm on February 21 at Mills High School in Millbrae. The M-A Bears took the PAL South […]

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Spotted: Friendly (?) rivals court side at Stanford’s Maples Pavilion

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Emailed Menlo Park resident Judy Horst: “Stanford Women’s Basketball team topped Washington State 75-56 yesterday, but the outcome of this [Menlo vs Menlo] matchup is still in question.” Whatever the outcome, we’re hoping they enjoyed their courtside seats.

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