AYSO's Mission &
To Be The Nationally Recognized Youth Soccer Program Of Choice
AYSO's Vision is to provide
world class youth soccer programs that enrich children’s lives.
Mission is to develop
and deliver quality youth soccer programs which promote a fun, family
environment based on AYSO's Six Philosophies:
The mission is accomplished by providing these
- Everyone Plays®
- Balanced Teams
- Open Registration
- Positive Coaching
- Good Sportsmanship
- Player Development
- Coaching and referee programs including quality delivery systems
- Quality administrative and operating systems with a support network
- Strong financial position
- Special network for volunteers, supported by a national staff
- Program research and development
AYSO's Six Philosophies
AYSO's philosophies are living tenets that separate
it from other sports organizations. They are Everyone Plays®, Balanced Teams,
Open Registration, Positive Coaching, Good Sportsmanship and Player Development.
Our program's goal is for kids to play soccer so
we mandate that every player on every team must play at least 50% of every game.
It’s no fun to spend the game on the bench…and that’s no way to learn soccer!
Each year we form new teams as evenly balanced as
possible because it’s more fun and a better learning experience when teams of
similar ability play. It allows for each player to gain the experience of a wide
variety of teammates of different skill levels.
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. There are no elimination try-outs and nobody gets
Encouragement of player effort provides for greater
enjoyment for the players 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.
We strive to create a 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.
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