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Dear Parent,

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

About AYSO

The 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.

AYSO Vision

To provide world class youth soccer programs that enrich
children’s lives.

AYSO Mission

To develop and deliver quality youth soccer programs
which promote a fun, family environment based on AYSO’s
six philosophies:
  • 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 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.


Everyone Plays® - At least half of every game
Open Registration - no tryouts, no cuts
Balanced Teams - no stacked teams
Positive Coaching - Building confidence
Good Sportsmanship - Winning and losing gracefully
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.