Everyone Plays – Our goal is for kids to play soccer⎯so we mandate that every player on every team must play at least half of every game.
Balanced Teams – Each year we form new teams as evenly balanced as possible⎯because it is fair and more fun when teams of equal ability play.
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.
Positive Coaching – Encouragement of player effort provides for greater enjoyment by the players and ultimately leads to better-skilled and better-motivated players.
Good Sportsmanship – We strive to create a safe, fair, fun and 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.
The mission is accomplished by providing these essential services:
- Quality educational programs (coaching, instruction, management and officiating)
- Quality administrative and operational systems with a support network
- Integrated volunteer network, supported by a national staff
- Program research and development
- Strong financial position