Our 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 half 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 organize teams as evenly balanced as possible. It's more fun and a better learning experience when teams of similar ability play! Balanced teams allow for each player to gain experience from a wide variety of teammates of different skill levels.

Open Registration

Our program is open to all children between ages 4 and 19 years who want to play soccer. Interest and enthusiasm are the only criteria for playing. No try-outs. No cuts.

Positive Coaching

Encouraging a player's effort provides for greater enjoyment 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. Our program is designed to instill good sportsmanship in every facet of AYSO.

Player Development

We believe that all players should develop their skills and knowledge to the best of their abilities—both individually and as members of a team—to maximize their enjoyment of the game.

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What our Alumni Say

My younger brother started playing AYSO and I thought it looked like fun, so I begged my parents to let me play too. It was great . . . to just play with friends and have fun.

Kristen Graczyk

Kristen Graczyk

Former member of the U.S. Under-23 Women's National Team and record goal-scorer at the University of Connecticut

The beauty of AYSO was that you had kids from all walks of life who just wanted to be active and run around and play soccer. I started playing club soccer at the age of 10 but I wanted to continue playing AYSO because I enjoyed the camaraderie and the ability to just play for the love of playing. The games were still competitive but they never revolved around winning.

Landon Donovan

Landon Donovan

Former midfielder of the U.S. Men's National Team and one of America's most accomplished male soccer players

I can’t imagine a better experience than AYSO. It’s the best place for kids to learn to play soccer and have a great time. It’s how I got started.

Eric Wynalda

Eric Wynalda

A U.S. Men's National Team forward who held the record for most goals scored for America

AYSO emphasizes all the positives of soccer: the enjoyment that kids get from the sport, understanding how to play on a team and be a good teammate, and developing skills in a fun environment. I watched my nieces and nephews go through AYSO and I look forward to watching my own kids enjoy soccer through AYSO!

Julie Foudy

Julie Foudy

Former captain of the U.S. Women’s National Team and one of the most accomplished female soccer players in the world