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AYSO Region 605 offers program for advanced player development

The AYSO ELITE (All-Star) program is an extension of the PRIMARY program (Recreational/Saturday Developmental league) and was developed to create more competitive soccer experiences without losing sight of what makes AYSO unique.

First, the AYSO ELITE (All-Star) program is governed by the Six Philosophies that set AYSO apart from other youth soccer organizations:
  • Everyone Plays - Our goal is for kids to play soccer - so we mandate that every player on every team must play at least a half of every game.
  • Balanced Teams - Each year we form teams as evenly balanced as possible and attempt to schedule based on skill level - because it is fair and more fun when teams of equal ability play.
  • Open Registration - Our program is open to all children. Interest and enthusiasm are the only criteria for playing. Players not selected for ELITE teams continue participation in our standard primary program.
  • Positive Coaching - Encouragement of player effort provides for greater enjoyment and learning by the players and ultimately leads to better-skilled and better-motivated players.
  • Good Sportsmanship - We strive to create a positive environment based on mutual respect rather than a win-at-all-costs attitude, and every AYSO program is designed to instill good sportsmanship in all participants.
  • 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.


Second, the AYSO ELITE (All-Star) program is run and operated locally, by the same neighbors who run and operate all of AYSO’s programs, and is supported by an extraordinary national organization.

Third, the AYSO ELITE (All-Star) program coaches are trained under AYSO’s coaching program, the only youth soccer coaching program accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education.

Fourth, the AYSO ELITE (All-Star) program is more challenging quality soccer at a less challenging cost than similar programs.

Finally, the AYSO ELITE (All-Star) program is designed to be FUN. A higher level of competition should never prevent players from enjoying themselves – the AYSO Way.

So, when deciding between the AYSO ELITE (All-Star) program and other programs, ask yourself the following questions:
  • Is my child guaranteed to play at least one-half of every game?
  • Do the coaches utilize positive coaching techniques and emphasize good sportsmanship?
  • Are the coaches trained under an accredited curriculum?
  • Is the focus on keeping the fun in the game while competing hard?
  • Are the people running the program dedicated local volunteers?
  • Am I getting good value for my registration dollar?

When you answer the questions, and take into consideration all of the things that make AYSO special, we believe that you will find that the AYSO ELITE (All-Star) program is the right choice for you and your child.

AYSO ELITE is a Concurrent Program

Players are rostered on an ELITE team and a PRIMARY program team at the same time and participate fully with both teams. Players are eligible for All-Star, tournament, National Games, travel and other secondary program teams.

- Open Tryouts are in September/October for players in U10 division and above (U8, U6 not eligible)
- ONE YEAR Parent and Player commitment
required (both fall and spring seasons)
- Players are REQUIRED to participate in the PRIMARY program (Recreational/Saturday Developmental league) during the Fall season.
- Out of town travel may be required on weekends.
- Training is usually scheduled on Sundays, with additional training periods (optional) during the week.


Interested? Please contact our Administrator, Jim Woods at:



AYSO Tournament Info

May 24-25 - Greensboro, NC
The tournament is for Recreation, Academy, Challenge, Classic, Premier and Elite teams. Played each May on Memorial Day weekend, the Wrangler McDonald annually features approximately 250 plus teams from North Carolina and 6 surrounding states. OPEN To US CLUB, USYS & AYSO Affiliates.

Late Fee (After 5/9/14)
Tourney Website (Registration Info)


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  1. Travel Assistance from T3 Travel
  2. Section 5 Game Registration
  1. Schedules | Standings
  2. Charlotte to Knoxville

Games will be played at AYSO 337 Soccer Complex (2065 Rifle Range Rd, Knoxville, TN 37918) & Tommy Schumpert Park (6400 Fountain City Road, Knoxville, TN 37918) fields.   These two sites are connected and will allow AYSO to have the games all at one location.

AYSO ELITE (All-Star) News

AYSO ELITE (All-Star) Uniform Order Process

AYSO Region 605 is partnering with North Carolina based as the exclusive provider for AYSO ELITE (All-Star) uniforms. The Adidas Squadra 13 Jersey (see picture) & shorts were selected. Parents are responsible for ordering their child's All-Star uniform. Uniforms will be used on a two year cycle. The 2013-2014 season will be the the first in that cycle.  Parents can use club membership #14733557 to save 10% on orders.
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Partnership to provide Region with Professional Trainers

Region 605 has entered into a partnership with AYSO Soccer Camps and UK International Soccer to provide an in-season educational soccer program for both players and coaches.

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Teams Prepare For AYSO National Games 2014

Region 605's BU14 & GU19 All-Star teams have been selected to attend AYSO's National Games 2014 which will be held June 29 - July 7, 2014 in Torrance, Calif. and Riverside, Calif.  The National Games offer an opportunity to bring together different Regions and Sections to share in the diverse soccer culture of the AYSO family. This occasion focuses on sportsmanship, team spirit and making new friends through the activities and events that are offered during this weeklong event. 

Region 605 All-Star teams from other age groups may be selected at a later date as teams from other regions decline and slots open.
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AYSO ELITE (All-Star) teams have Tournament Success

Congratulations to
BU11 Eagles Elite .... 2014 Race City Classic Champions
GU14 Heat .... 2014 Adidas Cup Champions

BU11 Eagles .... 2013 Dick's Charlotte Invitational Champions
BU10 Eagles & GU15 Cyclones .... 2013 Summer Kickoff Champions

Program Offers Higher-level Soccer for Less Money

From the Charlotte Observer
It all started with a trip to Chicago six years ago.  Before 2006, the University City-area based Region 605 of the American Youth Soccer Association, a recreational-level organization, had never put much emphasis on out-of-town tournament play....
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