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Flex Extra

Introduction

The AYSO Section 11 Flex EXTRA program is for Under-9 (U9) through Under-16 (U16) players (Boys & Girls). The EXTRA program is designed to give AYSO players an opportunity to experience a more competitive level of soccer play without incurring the cost, time commitment, and travel required of club soccer, and while still maintaining the AYSO philosophies. Also, in contrast with club soccer, all players are guaranteed at least half a game of playing time.  Players on an AYSO EXTRA team will play their primary season in the Fall, but individual teams will often play in other AYSO and club tournaments throughout the year, as well a spring league. The level of play for an EXTRA team is at about the Bronze (or Flight 3) level of club soccer, and some AYSO EXTRA teams actually play at a higher level. 

Try-outs

To be selected for this program, interested players MUST participate in the EXTRA tryouts. Tryouts for 2014 have been completed for all divisions except G13. There are two sessions per age group, and a player MUST attend at least one session, but is strongly encouraged to attend both.

At the tryouts each player will be evaluated by the selection committee on their ball handling skills, offensive and defensive ability, game sense, speed and attitude. The selection committee consists of a group of independent evaluators and Region 213's EXTRA coaches from the various age groups.

What to bring:
- A Pen! Parents need to complete a Flex Extra Tryout Player Registration form
- Soccer cleats, shin guards, ball, and a drink. Players cannot tryout without shin guards
Please arrive 15 minutes early to register. It is recommended to attend both sessions. 

To confirm which tryout your child should go to, check the table below. Note this is based on his/her birthday next August 1, 2014.

 Division   Players Age on 8/1/2014
 U9 8 (born 8/1/05 to 7/31/06)
 U10 9 (born 8/1/04 to 7/31/05)
 U11 10 (born 8/1/03 to 7/31/04)
 U12 11 (born 8/1/02 to 7/31/03)
 U13 12 (born 8/1/01 to 7/31/02)
 U14 13 (born 8/1/00 to 7/31/01)
 U15/U16 14 or 15 (8/1/98 to 7/31/00)

Coaches

Coaches are selected by a Region executive committee based on experience, background, and their standing as qualified representatives of Region 213. They are required to have advanced coaching levels for the division they are coaching. For example, U9 and U10 coaches are required to have U12 coach certification and be certified as a regional referee. USSF D and E licenses are considered equivalent to AYSO Advanced and Intermediate coach certificates, respectively. Check with the Regional Coach Administrator for more information. Or contact the Flex EXTRA commissioner - located in the Regional Directory.

Here is a list of Flex Extra coaches for the Membership Year 2014 Season.

 Division Head Coach Assistant Coach
  B9 Brian Boothroyd Aaron Zapata
  B9 Darin Kikuta Daniel Kim
  B10 Todd Taylor Greg Sasaki
  B11 Janis Cilderman  Dennis Fang
  B12 Tom Radmilovich Dennis Hass 
  B13 Bud O'Neil  Matt Dru
  B14 Polly Villareal TBD
  B16 Troy Iversen Alonza Cruze
  G9 Mark Thies Tom Radmilovich
  G9 Darin Kikuta Polly Villareal
  G10 Todd Schaus Arno Poissonier
  G11 Kevin Moniz  Mark Peabody
  G12 Shannon Boothroyd Dan Hebert 
  G13 Scott Paladichuk Dave Hart
  G14 Bill Rex Tom Radmilovich
  G15 Nikolay Todorov Julian Roberts
  G16 Raymond Sun Mike Cribbin
 
If you would like to contact any of the coaches, then please email the Extra Coordinator and we will put you in touch with them.