AYSO United is AYSO’s official club program, where players enjoy more advanced play, participate in competition and receive cutting-edge training.
The club allows players to enjoy more advanced play, participate in intense competition and receive cutting-edge training whilst still enjoying the benefits of AYSO and its Six Philosophies, which are:
- Everyone Plays - Our program's goal is for kids to play soccer so we mandate that every player on every team must play at least 50 percent of every game. It's no fun to spend the game on the bench...and that's no way to learn soccer!
- Balanced Teams - 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.
- Open Registration - Our program is open to all children 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 cut.
- Positive Coaching - 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.
- Good Sportsmanship - 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.
- 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.
AYSO United models its program under U.S. Soccer’s Zone 1 initiatives that falls directly under the “Development over Winning” approach.
AYSO United players will be selected through a try-out, but once on the team each player will be guaranteed 50 percent playing time. All AYSO United players, will play at least half of every game, have coaches that follow AYSO’s coaching philosophies, will practice exemplary good sportsmanship and will have advanced player development opportunities to grow in a challenging environment.
AYSO United offers the most competitive level of play available through AYSO.