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Will AYSO, Fall Ball, etc. start in August to align with school calendar?

Original post made by Parent, Palo Verde, on Jan 16, 2013

Does anyone know if the non school sports will start their fall programs before Labor Day now that school starts early?


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Posted by fan
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Jan 16, 2013 at 10:21 am

Youth Football in EPA, PA, Mtn View and Menlo Atherton start Aug 1. They have for decades.

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Posted by Palo Verde Parent
a resident of Palo Verde
on Jan 16, 2013 at 10:27 am

Non school sports have "seasons" that are influenced by their national organizations. I doubt the school calendar has any influence on the start date. For example, school start dates vary all over the US but the Little League world series is always held in August and the dates for all of the regional and local tournaments are set by the national organization. Often it happens teams playing in the Little League World series are missing school to play! I don't think sport dates should have any influence on our calendar (and vice versa).

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Posted by Crescent Park Dad
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jan 17, 2013 at 10:18 pm

Back when I was a kid, the LLWS was over before mid-July.

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Posted by PAUSD Graduate
a resident of Gunn High School
on Jan 18, 2013 at 5:47 pm

Back when I was a kid going to school in Palo Alto we didn't start school until after Labor Day so not only did we get a summer, the school year coincided with the non school (and school, for that matter) sports more closely. Those were the good old days...

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