The Extra program is covered by the AYSO umbrella and all applicable philosophies and guidelines. Coaches and Extra team players will be subject to a neutral selection process because our Region wants to ensure that we offer the highest possible competition level. These teams will receive professional training and clinics will be made available. All of this is being offered at a fraction of the cost that a Club team would charge.
The results of this innovative development program have been widely successful since its inception as nearly all players who have participated in Extra for Region 678 have been selected for their respective high school soccer teams when they reached that grade level.
The biggest benefit however is the 6 philosophies that have made AYSO so successful in the past 44 years, as AYSO’s focus is on the kids playing this great sport and not on a balance sheet which needs to be positive:
- Everyone plays (3/4 minimum)
- Balanced Teams (balanced through competitive bracketing)
- Open Registration
- Positive Coaching
- Good Sportsmanship
- Player Development
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