Hosting a Tournament – Authorization Forms

A tournament is any organized special event that brings together teams of soccer players for the purpose of competing in soccer games; whether for sportsmanship, or a championship or other competitive recognition, with or without awards, it is an opportunity to create an environment that is good for the players and for the game. Tournaments can either be a play-off system, ...

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 ...

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 ...

AYSO’s Criminal 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Standard Regional Policies and Protocols

Standard Regional Policies and Protocols The AYSO Region is where “the beautiful game of soccer” meets the children of our cities, townships and counties and in the process educates and develops our Nation’s young people through AYSO’s six philosophies of Everyone Plays®, Balanced Teams, Open Registration, Positive Coaching, Good Sportsmanship and Player Development. These Standard Regional Policies & Protocols (P&Ps) have been ...

National Policy Statements

National Policy Statements The National Policy Statements further define AYSO policy on such matters as licensing, trademark usage, player participation, player programs, youth volunteer roles, severe weather, standards of conduct, conflict of interest and dispute resolution. National Policy Statements     ...

National Rules & Regulations

The National Rules & Regulations include rules of competition including match durations, substitutions, team sizes and membership, field and ball sizes, and the duties and responsibilities of coaches, referees, officials and team members. National Rules & Regulations **Last Update: June 10, 2019   ...

National Bylaws

AYSO is a single non-profit California corporation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code and its National Bylaws define the organization’s structure and governance including membership requirements, officers and directors, voting rights and procedures, and amendments. National Bylaws       ...