WHAT IS AYSO EXTRA?
EXTRA is a program that offers organized soccer for players who want to play at a more competitive level within the AYSO program and adhering to the AYSO philosophies. Club soccer teams are in place in many parts of the country, but for those who want to play more competitive ball with huge development potential and still be a part of AYSO, EXTRA is perfect.
WHY AYSO EXTRA?
EXTRA gives athletes whose interest and abilities a more progressive soccer experience. You can feel secure knowing your child is part of a trusted organization and will be given fair playing time. EXTRA doesn’t take away from the regular program, but adds to the strength of the organization by keeping players and their families in AYSO.
WHAT ARE THE EXTRA PLAY DATES?
EXTRA play dates coincide with the regular fall season. EXTRA season starts August 1 and concludes in February in the next calendar year.
WHAT ARE THE COSTS OF EXTRA PROGRAM?
Costs include 2 sets of uniforms, Warm-Up Jacket, EXTRA Soccer Bag, Tournament Fees, Training Fees, Equipment Fees, Referee Costs and Field Costs. Right now, the EXTRA cost for Region 13 is $575 on top of the regular fall season registration fee (or $795 if paid all at once).
HOW MUCH TRAVEL CAN EXTRA FAMILIES EXPECT?
The EXTRA teams will compete against other AYSO regions with EXTRA teams as close as Arcadia and South Pasadena, as far south as Palos Verdes, down the coast to San Pedro, and east of Pasadena to Beverly Hills. Half of the EXTRA games (Home) will be in Region 13 while the away games will be hosted in competing regions.
HOW MANY TOURNAMENTS WILL EXTRA TEAMS PLAY EACH YEAR AND HOW MUCH WILL THEY COST?
We are anticipating that each EXTRA Team will enter in 2-3 Tournaments throughout the season. Tournament months will most likely be June, August and November. The tournament costs could range $450-$550 per team. These costs will be divided between all the EXTRA Families will be factored in the EXTRA Fees collected at the beginning of the season.
WHO ELIGIBLE FOR THE EXTRA TEAMS?
Players and families who are dedicated to the AYSO philosophies and desire a more competitive soccer experience are eligible. However, players will be required to attend additional weekly practices and tournament and families must volunteer. Because of the commitment of the player and family to the EXTRA program, we ask that player make EXTRA their top priority. Since Club Soccer programs have similar commitments, we understand that players and families cannot commit to both.
HOW MANY TEAMS IS REGION 13 BUILDING FOR THE EXTRA PROGRAM?
We will only build teams if we have the available talent and volunteers for that team. We will have tryouts for players in Boys and Girls Divisions 10U through 14U. Based on the results of the tryouts, we will try to form teams that are competitive and have a solid core of volunteers.
WHAT ARE AYSO EXTRATMVOLUNTEER COMMITMENTS TO REGION 13 AND SECTION 1?
Each EXTRA family is required to give a minimum of 8 hours of volunteer service to the Region’s core program. The EXTRA service hour can be fulfilled for the core team as a team coach, assistant coach or team manager. EXTRA families can also volunteer for the Region 13 and Area 1C as referees, or in helping in our Region 13 Tournaments or at our registration.
WHAT ARE THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF AN EXTRA PARENT?
Parents of the EXTRA player can expect a spirited time on the pitch. They are expected to cheer and support the teams. Each parent will be required to sign Parent Agreement before tryouts. During tryouts, parents are not to engage coaches or tryout personnel in any way.
HOW DO PLAYERS GET SELECTED FOR THE EXTRA TEAMS?
EXTRA candidates will be evaluated by an independent, non-partial group of coaches during tryouts. Players will be evaluated based on their technical skills, technical and tactical knowledge, and speed. Our independent evaluators will make recommendation for the EXTRA Teams. The teams will be selected by a group of impartial Coaches, Division Coordinators and AYSO Board Members. The family’s volunteer history will also have an influence on the building of the EXTRA teams. Based on AYSO EXTRA guidelines, EXTRA coaches will not have any influence in who is selected for the EXTRA teams. In fact, the EXTRA coaches are not selected until after the team is formed.
HOW DO TRYOUTS WORK?
We will be holding two tryouts for Region 13 EXTRA. To be considered for an EXTRA Team, players must attend one of the tryouts. Potential EXTRA applicants must pre-register online for tryouts. EXTRA tryouts will be similar to the All Star tryouts. On the day of tryouts, EXTRA candidates will be put through a series of stations designed to evaluate their technical skills, tactical knowledge, and speed.
WHEN ARE EXTRA TRYOUTS?
Tryouts will be held in the spring. Dates will be announced soon!
HOW MANY PLAYERS WILL BE SELECTED FOR EACH TEAM?
10U: 10 players
11U and 12U: 12 Players
13U and 14U: 15 Players
WHO ARE THE EXTRA COACHES?
EXTRA coaches/assistant coaches will be required to have more advanced training than is required to coach in their division. In general, the EXTRA coaches/assistant coaches will be very experienced with advanced knowledge both tactically and technically of the game of soccer. Please note that any coach/assistant coach must have the coaching certifications of the division they are coaching. Please see the certifications below for Coaches and Assistant Coaches:
9U and 10U Coach – 12U Coach Certification
11U and 12U Coach – Intermediate Coach Certification
13U and 14U Coach – Advanced Coach Certification
HOW CAN I BECOME AN EXTRA COACH?
We will be accepting coaching applications approximately 3 weeks before tryouts. Coaches will be selected based on their experience, adherence to AYSO’s six philosophies, game knowledge and volunteer commitment to Region 13. Per EXTRA guidelines, coaches will not participate in tryouts and an announcement of coaches will not be made until after tryouts.
WHO ARE THE EXTRA REFEREES?
EXTRA Referees will also be required to have more advanced training than is required to officiate in their divisions. In general, the EXTRA Referees will be very experienced with advanced knowledge both tactically and technically of the game of soccer. In addition to covering Referee duties for the EXTRA Teams (tournaments only), EXTRA Referee will be required to help officiate games in Region 13 and Area 1C during the Fall Season, AllStars and Spring Season. Please see the certification requirements below for Referees.
9U and 10U Referee – Regional Badge
11U and 12U Coach – Intermediate Badge (or Working towards Intermediate Certification)
13U and 14U Coach – Advanced Badge (or Working towards Advanced Certification)
HOW CAN I BECOME AN EXTRA REFEREE?
We will be accepting Referee applications approximately 3 weeks before tryouts. Referees will be selected based on their experience, adherence to AYSO’s 6 Philosophies, game knowledge and volunteer commitment to Region 13 and Area 1C
WHOM DO I CONTACT FOR MORE INFO?
For further information, contact Region 13’s Extra Coordinator at