Age Guide

Registration Age Breakdown AYSO will be changing from a school year registration to a birth year registration in order to align with other youth soccer providers’ interpretation of the U.S. Soccer Player Development Initiatives. The effective date of age determination for registration shall be the player’s age as of December 31 looking ahead of the Membership Year. ¬†Example: For MY2017 the division ...

AYSO Pilot Application Documents

Thank you for your interest in starting a new AYSO Region to help bring more soccer to more kids in your community! Please download the application below and submit to the AYSO National Office. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Pete MacPhail at petem@ayso.org or Niall Foy at niallfoy@ayso.org. Once submitted, please allow 24 hours for ...

AYSO Policy – Pets On The Field

Disclaimer: AYSO is obligated to observe and respect existing regulations and laws regarding the presence of service animals at our fields. Service animals are defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as only dogs or miniature horses that have been trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability. Other ...

AYSO Reference Book

American Youth Soccer Organization Is Governed By Its Members The governing documents of the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) provide direction and organization in the operation of AYSO programs everywhere. They are living documents that are periodically changed and updated to reflect new information, changing times and the decisions of the National Board of Directors and executive membership. AYSO Reference Book ...

AYSO Safe Haven Policies for Child and Volunteer Protection

AYSO Safe Haven Policies for Child and Volunteer Protection Administration The Region is committed to the protection of all its children from abuse and neglect while participating in the program and it promotes the awareness and prevention of child abuse in the community at large. The Region shall have at least one Child and Volunteer Protection Advocate (CVPA), who shall be responsible for ...

AYSO United Standard Policies

AYSO United Standard Policies AYSO United is an opt-in, tryout-based program for the 10U age division and up. United is an integral part of the AYSO Player Development pathway and provides an opportunity for interplay with other US Soccer youth association gaming circuits. AYSO United Standard Policies ...

AYSO’s Criminial Background Check Policy

AYSO’s Criminal Background Check Policy Since January 1, 2001, all American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) Regions, Areas, and Sections are required to comply with the AYSO policy on criminal background checks. AYSO acts as the criminal background requesting entity unless specific arrangements have been approved in writing by the AYSO National Executive Director. Any person wishing to volunteer in AYSO must complete ...

Due Process

In AYSO, Due Process = Notice + Opportunity to be Heard = Fairness. Due Process embodies society’s basic notions of fairness. When participation must be limited, suspended or revoked, it becomes necessary to provide the individual with due process and the right to be heard. Even though due process represents only small percentage of dispute outcomes, it is vital that it be ...

Electronic Communication and Social Media

Electronic Communication and Social Media In keeping with the goal of the Safe Haven program to address the growing need to protect children from abuse, which includes the invasion of privacy rights and/or volunteers from misunderstandings and false accusations, the following recommendations are proposed for electronic communications and the use of social media sites, such as Facebook or Twitter. Consistent with Safe ...

EXTRA Rules and Regulations

EXTRA Rules and Regulations AYSO EXTRA is an optional tryout-based program that provides an option to play soccer at a more challenging level for those youth players who possess the desire, appropriate skills and abilities. AYSO EXTRA is a player development, player focused program within the AYSO Player Development Pyramid and consistent with AYSO’s Six Philosophies. AYSO EXTRA Rules & Regulations ...