AYSO is a volunteer organization dedicated to providing a healthy soccer experience for young people from the ages of 4 to 19. AYSO is based upon six guiding principles: Open Registration, Good Sportsmanship, Balanced Teams, Everyone Plays, Positive Coaching and Player Development. We stress a positive attitude at all times. Soccer should be FUN!
Each child is guaranteed of playing at least three quarters of every game he or she attends (division 5U through 14U) during the fall season. At the same time, your child will be learning to be a member of a team: along with the rest of the teammates, he or she will be expected to show good attendance and promptness at both the games and at the practices.
We have open registration. As long as field space remains available and there are sufficient adult volunteers to act as coaches and referees, any registration submitted before registration closes is accepted, regardless of the player’s experience or ability. Registrations received after the closing date will be placed on a waiting list. However, we cannot guarantee a placement as the teams begin to fill up.
The teams are selected to ensure balance with respect to both ability and age levels. We make extensive efforts to get consistent player ratings – an absolute necessity for team balancing.
American Youth Soccer Organization’s mission is to develop and deliver quality youth soccer programs where everyone builds positive character through participation in a fun, family environment based on the AYSO philosophies:
The core values guiding AYSO are:
Fun for all
Education for all
Ethics for all
Accessible for all
The mission is accomplished by providing these essential services:
Coaching and referee programs including quality delivery systems
Quality administrative and operating systems with a support network
Strong financial position
Special network for volunteers, supported by a national staff
Program research and development
AYSO is a coalition member of the Josephson Institute of Ethics and is committed to supporting the Character Counts program.
Its Six Pillars of Character are: