Winter League

Key Dates

Regular Season

The season begins in January and runs until March.

General Information

Winter league is a competition among AYSO Area 2N Regions. Participating Regions typically include Hillsborough, San Mateo, Burlingame, Foster City, Belmont, Redwood City, San Carlos and Half Moon Bay. Each Region contributes one team in each of U10 Boys, U10 Girls, U12 Boys, U12 Girls, U14 Boys and U14 Girls divisions. There is no winter league for U6, U8 or U16/19.

The season runs from early January through late February or early March. Team selection occurs in November or December.

Unlike our fall program in which anyone can register to play, player participation in the winter program is by invitation only. To be eligible to play in the winter program, a player must:

  • Be registered as a player in Hillsborough for the preceding fall season.
  • Have played in at least half their fall team’s games (including Hillsborough Cup games).
  • Commit to attend practices and games.


Player selection is at the coaches’ discretion with the objective of building competitive teams. Some coaches choose to schedule tryouts but this is not mandatory. Each team is required to provide 3 certified referees to support the winter program, so preference will be given to players whose parents are certified and who volunteer in that capacity.

In October an invitation for coaches to volunteer for the winter league is sent to all registered fall coaches in the participating divisions. Coaches are selected by the end of October and should begin to contact players in early November. Specific season details are made available through the coaches at that time.

Questions?  Please contact one of our Winter League Coordinators at winterleague@hillsboroughayso.org.