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: