Thank you for joining us and welcome to the AYSO Experience! We
are pleased to have you and your children enrolled in the most
innovative and positive youth sports program available.
This webpage provides an introduction to AYSO, Region 213 and the
sport of soccer. You will learn the basics of the game and
opportunities for you, as a parents, to get more involved in
making soccer a positive experience for everyone. In addition, we
will give you information about additional AYSO programs for
competitive play, players with disabilities and more. In AYSO,
there's something for everyone!
By signing up your child for AYSO soccer you are giving him or
her the finest soccer instruction and the GUARANTEE that they will
play at least half of EVERY game. In AYSO, everyone plays... and
everyone has fun.
I hope you enjoy it and that you enjoy your AYSO soccer season.
Sincerely, Brian Foster, Regional Commissioner
American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) was established in
1964 with nine teams and the dream to bring soccer to
American children. Today, AYSO has more than 60,000 teams
and approximately 600,000 players in nearly 1,000 Regions.
Thanks to the efforts of over 250,000 volunteers and the
vision of the founding members, AYSO continues to be a
leader in providing quality youth soccer programs.
To provide world class youth soccer programs that enrich
To develop and deliver quality youth soccer programs
which promote a fun, family environment based on AYSO’s
- 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 50 percent of
every game. It’s no fun to spend the game on the
bench…and that’s no way to learn soccer!
- Balanced Teams: Each year we form new
teams as evenly balanced as possible because it’s more
fun and a better learning experience when teams of
similar ability play. It allows for each player to gain
the experience of a wide variety of teammates of
different skill levels.
- 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. There are
no elimination try-outs and nobody gets cut.
- Positive Coaching: Encouragement of
player effort provides for greater enjoyment for the
players and leads to better-skilled and better-motivated
players. A coach can be one of the most influential
people in a child’s life, so AYSO requires they create a
positive experience for every boy and girl.
- 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
- 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.
Everyone Plays® - At least half of every
Open Registration - no tryouts, no cuts
Balanced Teams - no stacked teams
Positive Coaching - Building confidence
Good Sportsmanship - Winning and losing
Player Development - improving skills
Everyone Helps Out
AYSO is a volunteer organization with more than 250,000
parents and friends, many of them working as coaches,
referees and administrators. It’s not unusual to find two,
three or more children in the same family playing AYSO
soccer–while dad serves as referee and mom as coach. It can
be a total family experience.